Qualitative research on follow-up advertisements for Park Drive Tipped

Date of publication: May 1, 1971


Following a re-launch of Park Drive Tipped with a new pack and gift coupons, a number of follow-up advertisements have been created to be adapted for press and posters. The treatments are: 'The Big Taste', 'The Rich Taste', 'Gift Wrap' and 'At Last'. The 'The Big Taste' approach is a direct extension of the old theme of Park Drive, being simple in nature and also demonstrating a house as well as a brand activity, but it is considered that this treatment could imply that the cigarette was somewhat hazardous in health terms. The aim of the research was to ascertain whether this hazard was perceived in 'The Big Taste' and/or in the other treatments and to assess the degree of concern which could be aroused by the various treatments. In addition, all the approaches were examined for their communication of the product, and for any specific negatives.

About this collection:
Peter Cooper (1936-2010) was co-founder of Cooper Research & Marketing, later CRAM International, with his wife Jackie French. Cooper studied Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester where he became a Lecturer in the early 1960s. He became involved in conducting commercial Motivational Research and by 1968 opened Cooper Research & Marketing in Manchester. Cooper was one of the key pioneers of what we now know as Qualitative Research. CRAM opened its London office in Wimpole Street in 1970 and moved to 53 St Martins Lane, WC2N 4EA, in 1972 where it remained until Peter's passing in 2010. The company changed its name to CRAM International in around 1985/86, reflecting the increasingly international nature of its work. The CRAM/Peter Cooper Archive Collection, which includes commercial research reports and early academic papers, has been preserved by Peter's children, Diana, Helen and Jonathan, and his colleague Simon Patterson. The scanning of the Archive has been supported by ESOMAR, AMSR, Peter's colleague Dr Alan Branthwaite & family, the Cooper family, and QRi Consulting. The CRAM/Peter Cooper Archive Collection is managed by QRi Consulting. The CRAM logo and CRAM International name are Registered Trademarks and the property of QRi Consulting.

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