Advertising

Agencies

Abbott Mead Vickers: BBDO
Creative agency behind Guinness "Surfer" TV ad.
Bartle Bogle Hegarty
London based agency with a very creative reputation who have had the Levis and Lynx accounts for a long time.
Duckworth Finn Grubb Waters
London agency behind BBC campaigns.
Howell Henry Chaldecott Lury
Mold-breaking agency behind "Pot Noodle" and "Tango" campaigns.
J. Walter Thompson
International agency with Shell, Unilever, Ford, Vodafone, Kellogg's and Kraft.
McCann Erickson
Large agency with Coca-Cola and Mastercard.
M&C Saatchi
Agency currently run by Maurice and Charles Saatchi.
Ogilvy & Mather
Global agency with major brands IBM, Motorola, Miller, Mattel, Nestlé and American Express.
St. Luke's
Agency with radical working methods and BT as a client.

Organisations

D&AD
Representative organisation for the best of both design and advertising. Organises annual competitions for students and professionals the results of which are published in the famous D&AD Annual.
Institute of Practitioners in Advertising
Professional body for advertisers.
International Advertising Association

Information & Portals

Brand Republic
Online news from the publishers of advertising magazine "Campaign".
AdLand ad-rag
"Commercials, Culture, Advertising Buzz and QuickTime Galore. This is AdLand, a commercial-laden delirium of heaven and hell for advertising addicts 'round the world." A kind of advertising blog with (small) subscription for viewing of, mainly U.S., commercials.
mediauk
Media directory, discussions and schedules for UK TV, Radio, Newspapers and Magazines. Very good for daily media news.
Shots
Expensive but very high quality monthly magazine and DVD showcasing best of worldwide advertising, creative marketing and branding.
visit 4 info
Up to date UK TV advertising which you can download to view.

Research & Marketing

The Henley Centre
Well respected heavy-duty research and marketing consultancy.
MediaTel
MediaTel is the UK's largest single-source of media intelligence: the essential planning and research tool for all media professionals.
World Advertising Research Center
"WARC is the leading supplier of information, knowledge, insight and data to the global marketing, advertising, media and research communities."

Miscellaneous

The History of Advertising Trust
Organisation which attempts to preserve collections of advertising materials. Good online galleries.
The Traces of Advertising Giants
Short biographies of many leading (mainly U.S.) ad men and women.
WPP
International parent company for huge number of Ad agencies, Marketing and Design companies.