Qualitative research on radio Luxembourg adverting for Barclays

Date of publication: August 1, 1971

Abstract:

Three new radio commercials for Barclays Bank were broadcast on Radio Luxembourg until the end of July,1971. The commercials are aimed at young people (16-24), who make up the bulk of listeners Radio Luxembourg. The commercials are intended to: a. Increase the awareness of banks for non-account holders. b. Arouse their interest in the possibility of opening an account. c. Suggest that Barclays is sympathetic to the target group and that it should be the 'natural' choice of young people. The objectives of this research were to examine the performance of the current radio commercials in relation to the medium and in comparison with other radio commercials 'competing' for listeners' attention.

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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