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Guide to the Time Inc. Selling Areas-Marketing, Inc. (SAMI) Records
 MS 3009-RG 54

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Historical Note

Selling Areas-Marketing, Inc. (SAMI) was founded by J. Clarke Mattimore, a consultant in the Time-Life Broadcast division, in 1965 to measure the sale of products by tracking inventory in wholesale warehouses. Reports produced from this information were offered for sale by subscription to consumer-goods manufacturing companies. Time Inc. Sold SAMI in 1987.


Associated Press. "Time Will Sell SAMI-Burke to Control Data." Los Angeles Times, 14 Oct. 1987,

Prendergast, Curtis, and Geoffrey Colvin. 1986. Time Inc.: The Intimate History of a Changing Enterprise, 1960-1980. New York: Atheneum.