Dr. David Rylander
Professor of Marketing
Sam Walton Fellow
Senior Experiential Learning Fellow
Texas Woman's University
Disclaimer: I have identified the following links as possible helpful resources. I do not necessarily endorse everything you will find at these websites. Some sites may require registration (free or paid) to view certain content. Always use caution on the Internet. If you notice dead links or have suggested links to add, please let me know: DRylander@twu.edu.
Buying a car? Try www.edmunds.com, or cars.com, or Consumer Reports for helpful advice and tools.
Student Savings Guide - Helpful tips for college students (by a grad student)
Consumer Reports - Unbiased product analysis
Product Recalls - Government database of recalls
Ripoff Report - Private complaint site
Federal Trade Commission - Regulations to protect consumers and fair competition
Better Business Bureau - certifies track record of businesses
Food & Drug Administration - Regulations
Consumer Action - Complete consumer assistance
Free Credit Reports - You can now get one free credit report per year from each of the three credit companies. Take advantage to make sure everything is accurate!
Be a responsible citizen! Check out my page on how to recycle and protect the environment.
Get Human - Avoid waiting on hold! Look under Database for toll free numbers and tricks to get a human.
Internet Marketing Links
Internet.com - Various Internet Resources
Search Engine Info - Search engine optimization guide
Google - America's favorite search engine
Federal Government - Main link to all government information
Wikipedia - Free encyclopedia (but not a valid academic source)
Advertising Age - Leading magazine
Ad Council - Social responsibility movement
Media Alternatives - Nice explanations of media types
Ad Land - Assortment of ads and info
Adtrack Index - Analysis of current ad campaigns
Super Bowl Ads - History & Info on Super Bowl Ads
Marketing Research Links
Harris Poll - Market research company
Survey Monkey - Survey guide and tools for making your own online surveys
Market Research - Job site for college students/grads
Links for College Students
TWU Career Services - Never too soon to get help on career preparation!
Business Majors - Info about business majors
CountryReports.org - Some free country information
CIA Factbook - Thorough profiles of countries
FITA - Great comprehensive site for world trade information
Oanda - Currency site (with currency converter)
Time and Date - World clock
World Atlas - world maps and much more!
globalEDGE (TM) - Good resource center for all kinds of international marketing information and links
CNN.com - good basic news site
C-SPAN - government-related news
BBC - news from a British Perspective
World News Sites - news media in English from all over
Popular Names - Social Security Administration site with full records of American birth names
Game Rules - rules for almost every game imaginable!
IMDB - huge site about movies and TV shows
Cartoons - cartoons and related links