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Research papers

Passive people meters and the ESOMAR codes of practice

The technology of PPMs is complex and still evolving. Although it seems likely that pilot experiments in the field will take place quite soon, the systems could still be changed before they become fully operational and/or alternative new systems may...

Catalogue: Seminar 1992: Media Research Meets The Future
Authors: John Downham, ESOMAR B.V.
June 15, 1992

Research papers

International market research

This chapter looks at a number of the key issues which are encountered in such research. Certain of the issues are peculiar to the international field. Many of the problems are, however, to be found in national or domestic research also, although on...

Catalogue: Consumer Market Research Handbook
Author: John Downham
August 1, 1986

Research papers

Introduction

The role of market research is to make marketing operations more efficient and profitable, by improving the quality of planning and decision taking. This is the only way in which market research can justify itself. The following chapters, therefore,...

Catalogue: Consumer Market Research Handbook
Author: John Downham
August 1, 1986

Research papers

The practical issues of co-ordinating international research

Unilever is a major user of market research worldwide. Much of this it carries out for itself but it also buys in research from outside agencies. Nearly all the work is locally-commissioned and locally-funded, and there are relatively few...

Catalogue: ARF/ESOMAR/JMA Seminar 1986: Marketing, Advertising And Research
Author: John Downham
Company: Unilever
June 15, 1986

Research papers

Can pretesting be validated?

In talking here about pre-testing we are not concerned with decisions about budget setting or about the choice of media, or about the various aspects of campaign scheduling. We are dealing exclusively with content, the design of the advertisements as...

Catalogue: Seminar 1983: Effective Advertising- Can Research Help?
Authors: John Downham, Tony Twyman
Company: Unilever
June 15, 1983

Research papers

Discussion opening on Mr. Rüping's paper

Downham's comment on the paper "The organisation of market research within manufacturing and marketing companies" by G. Rüping.

Catalogue: Seminar 1974: Managing Market Research As A Business
Author: John Downham
May 1, 1974

Research papers

Report-back from working group II

During the discussion periods the Group was concerned partly with questions and issues arising out of individual papers, partly with more general issues relating to the problems of international research and ESOMAR activities in this connection....

Catalogue: Seminar 1971: Multi-Country Research
Author: John Downham
June 15, 1971

Research papers

Market research in the 1970's

These comments are naturally coloured by my viewpoint - that of a researcher in a large international company manufacturing and marketing a wide range of (mainly) consumer products. However, I have tried to pick out a number of points which strike me...

Catalogue: ESOMAR Congress 1968
Author: John Downham
Company: Unilever
June 15, 1968

Research papers

An approach to measuring advertising effectiveness

The project described in this paper, which the British Market Research Bureau is carrying out on behalf of the J. Walter Thompson Company and its clients, is an attempt systematically to collect and interrelate a number of partial measures of the...

Catalogue: ESOMAR/WAPOR Congress 1961: Marketing And Sociological Research In The Future
Authors: John Downham, Timothy Joyce
June 15, 1961