A new book published by UCL Press, looks at big data collected by customer-facing organisations – such as store loyalty card transactions, smart travel tickets, or smart energy meter readings – and how they can and are changing Social Science research. Download the PDF for free at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-press/browse-books/consumer-data-research
We now have access to the Journal of Cultural Economy from 2008 onwards. Find it on Leicester Elink. The journal contains useful articles on marketing and advertising, consumption and fashion.