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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring John Houck, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Join Otis’ new President Bruce W. Ferguson and new Director of Galleries and Exhibitions Kate McNamara at a special reception for alumni and friends at the historic National Arts Club.

    Tuesday, October 6, 2015
    7:00 – 9:00 pm

    National Arts Club
    15 Gramercy Park South
    New York, NY 10003
    Business Casual attire is required by the National Arts Club
    For dress code information, visit: www.nationalartsclub.org (under About Us/FAQs)

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Adam Linder is a choreographer based between Berlin and Los Angeles, working both in theatre and visual art contexts. He has been developing a dance based  format he calls Choreographic Services since 2013. This aspect of his work is focused on underscoring real time and economic conditions that are integral to the discipline of  choreography. At Otis Linder will introduce this format both conceptually and practically, discussing why 'servicing' is the relevant way for his work to publicly engage.  

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Oliver Payne, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Kimberli Meyer trained as an architect and an artist, and has been the director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West Hollywood since 2002. She has initiated and curated many programs there, including the exhibitions How Many Billboards?

  • Industry Spotlight

    Oct 15| Special Event
    An advertising creative director for more than 25 years, Otis alumnus Josh Weltman was the Mad Men co-producer responsible for Don Draper's credibility as an advertising genius.
    Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the hit series, plus hear key insights from Weltman's new book Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy What You're Selling.
    October 15, 6:30 - 9:30 pm


Advertising Program

Research Tutorials

Advertising Research Tutorial
Business Information Resources

Databases of Interest

ebrary ProQuest
ELibrary ebsco logo

Websites of Interest

Advertising Education

Adforum Creative Library - Database of commercials. May require registration.
Advertising Principles
Advertising Resources
Advertising, Marketing, and Commercial Imagery Collections
Fifty Years of Coca-Cola Television Advertisements
History Matters: Making Sense of Ads
The Persuaders Website (Frontline documentary. Call #: Video D P477 [DVD])

Ad Magazines, Trades, and Organizations

Ad Access
Advertising Age
AdViews: Digital Archive of Vintage Television Commercials
American Advertising Federation
Brand Channel.com
Commercial Closet
I Have An Idea: Advertising's Intellectual Archive
Interactive Broadcasting Bureau
Marketing Profs.com
Visit 4 Info
Watch Reels.com

Stats, Research, and Analysis

American Customer Satisfaction Index
California Demographics
Census Bureau
Census Scope
Clickz Network
Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets
Foreign Trade Information System
Know This: Virtual Marketing Library
Market Research Society
Marketing Research Library at mrlibrary.com
Market Research Library at buyusainfo.net
National Center for Education Statistics
Pew Internet & American Life Project
Population Reference Bureau
Services Industries Trends
Social Statistics Briefing Room (White House)
United States Commercial Service: Market Research Library
U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
World Trade Organization

Library book Sections of Interest

E - History of the Americas

E 169.02 - American Popular Culture

H - Social Sciences

HF - Business

HF 5415.153 - Inventions and new product marketing

HF 5801 to 6191 - Advertising (includes signs and billboards)

NC - Drawing, Design & Illustration

NC 997 - Commercial Art & Advertising

PN - TV, Theater, Plays, Motion Pictures

TR - Photography

Magazines of Interest in the Otis Library

[formerly International Design]
[Communication Arts]
Business 2.0
Fast Company

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