Researching research the market for TV commercials pre-testing

Date of publication: June 15, 1969

Author: William Gregory


The Gallup Poll carried out a survey of market researchers early this year. A sample of 54 market research managers from leading advertisers and advertising agencies were interviewed. The objectives of the survey were as follows: 1. To obtain an estimate of the present size of the TV commercial pre-testing market in Great Britain; 2. To investigate the methods currently employed and the extent to which they are used 3. To investigate the strengths and weaknesses of these methods; 4. To discover where improvements in current methods are likely to occur. This paper will present the main findings from this survey and of desk research undertaken on the same topics.

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