Quantitative and attitudinal research advertisement testing for Texaco Ltd.

Date of publication: August 1, 1971


Texaco Oil Company Ltd. plans to introduce a new marketing campaign designed to encourage consumption of Texaco petrol. An important element in the proposed campaign would be the incorporation of the slogan:' Texaco, Power for the people'. This research was prompted by questions about whether such a slogan would be confusing to the consumer and because of this may not effectively increase or encourage consumption of the product. In the light of discussions with the client company and their advertising agents, it was felt to be necessary to clarify consumer reaction to the slogan in terms of associations with the slogan, the quality of such associations, specific likes and dislikes et al.

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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