Qualitative research on project 525

Date of publication: June 1, 1971


Project 525 includes a number of pf Large Whiff extensions under the Manikin House name. Three specific concepts were examined in this research: Manikin Slims, Mild Blend Manikin Slims, and Long Johns. The objectives of the research were to evaluate consumer reactions to these three basic approaches. Concepts 1 and 2 were treated as of prime importance at this stage, with Concept 3 treated more as a means of gaining consumer responses to its more extreme approach, rather than as a definite basis for a new brand in its present form. Each concept was supported by pack mockups and sample concept boards which showed the pack and stated the product qualities and price in simple terms.

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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