Assistance in Marketing is a nationwide alliance of owner-operated data collections facilities. Its telephone interviewing services include customer and patient satisfaction surveys, political polling, patient tracking, professional interviews of doctors, business executives and opinion leaders and long distance recruiting. Its target field management studies include research, bid and negotiate pricing and monitoring the recruiting process. It also specializes in mock juries, including taste and advertising tests, on-site staffing at conventions, restaurants and hotels and offers mystery shopper programs. The company has clients in the technology, automotive, entertainment, health care, telecommunications, politics and food and beverage industries. It has offices in Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Columbus, Ohio, Costa Mesa and Long Beach, Calif., and Hackensack and Morristown, N.J.