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Researching print communications

Although we may have entered the era of the microchip, the bulk of communications initiated by corporations and government departments are still print communications. Billions of such communications are issued every year. They are often not as...

Catalogue: AMA/ESOMAR Conference 1981: From Advertising To Communication Research
Author: John M. Caffyn
June 15, 1981

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Some social applications of communication research

Within 'social research', as within 'market research', the functions of communication research are: I. to optimise the efficiency of specific communications; II. to assess the effects of communication acts.Its contributions are both direct and...

Catalogue: Seminar 1977: Social Research
Author: John M. Caffyn
December 1, 1977

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Some effects of the 'permissive society' in Britain on public reactions to commercial and social propaganda

Recent British social statistics and other survey data are examined for evidence of changes in social attitudes and social behaviour that would justify the description, a 'permissive society'. It is concluded that, with certain qualifications, the...

Catalogue: ESOMAR Congress 1972: Marketing In A Changing World
Author: John M. Caffyn
September 1, 1972

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Predicting effects of brand name and consumer proposition on consumer purchase decisions

A pre-test study set out to predict which of three versions of a new Lever Brothers product was most likely to be successful. All three products were test-marketed. The paper reports this case history and discusses the following: The role of...

Catalogue: ESOMAR Congress 1968
Authors: John M. Caffyn, Alison Loyd
June 15, 1968

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Telpex research

'Telpex' research is a fast low-cost method of pre-testing tv advertisements, ideas for tv campaigns and and ideas for new products. The technique has been developed by the London Press Exchange Ltd. and has been used successfully for more than a...

Catalogue: Seminar 1965: Measuring Advertising Effectiveness
Author: John M. Caffyn
June 15, 1965

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The application of "psychological ironmongery" to commercial problems

I should like to talk about another long established piece of psychological ironmongery that seems to offer a possibility of measuring, in the field of commercial research, meaningful responses to sensory stimuli. This is the psychogalvano-meter, an...

Catalogue: ESOMAR Congress 1964
Authors: John M. Caffyn, N. A. Brown
June 15, 1964