Sources for lists

Below are a selection of business and consumer lists sources and suppliers that can provide mailing lists for direct marketing purposes. If you are looking for list builders, be very careful about email lists in particular. In general, larger companies are very reputable about the provenance and data protection issues about the lists they maintain. Some unscrupulous email list providers still scrape websites for email addresses and then use these as spam lists.

For part of your Market Intelligence you can obtain counts from these sorts of lists as one way of starting to understand how a market is structured.

In business markets, becoming familiar with classifications such as SIC and NACE will help you get to grips with how to select by different business types.

Other sources of information on this site include lists of electronic magazines, and lists of technology analysts.

Companies providing lists

Market research panel providers

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