Report on qualitative research on Rowntrees fruit pastilles commercial

Date of publication: June 1, 1970

Abstract:

Garland-Compton has produced a new campaign for Rowntrees Fruit Pastilles 'Pick the Pastille'. The introductory commercial shows three children guessing the flavour of the pastille being eaten, in the setting of a school playground. The objectives of this research were: 1. To check the theme of the new pastilles commercial for suitability for Pastilles and for any negatives associated with the campaign. 2. To check the commercial itself for any points concerned with the characters, voices, and action which would be useful and dangerous to include in future commercials for pastilles.

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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