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House calls help Y&R understand consumers

Published
April 1987
Author
Beth Hoffman, Quirk's Managing Editor
Abstract
New York advertising agency Young and Rubicam believes on-site interviews are one of the best ways to understand the connection between consumer and product, by seeing consumers in their natural environments. While a lot of research is involved, the process gives companies an accurate view of how consumers actually think and feel in their natural environment.

Raisin commercial gets rave reviews

Published
April 1987
Author
Beth Hoffman, Quirk's Managing Editor
Abstract
When Foote Cone & Belding set out to promote raisins for the California Raisin Advisory Board, the company employed clay animation, or Claymation, with huge success. The series of commercials tested very highly in focus groups and ended up appealing to people across the country.

Research boosts knowledge of laser surgery

Published
July 1987
Author
Quirk's Staff
Abstract
Patients can have a hard time keeping up with the latest trends in the health care industry, so when Kendrick Colon & Rectal Associates, an Indiana-based outpatient group practice, introduced a new form of laser surgery, many people who could have benefited were left unaware. After surveying both staff and patients, the company launched print advertisements and patient brochures that increased awareness of the new procedure.

Radio tracking study places spots more effectively

Published
August 1987
Author
Quirk's Staff
Abstract
Radio advertising can be an extremely effective marketing tool, especially when selling to farmers. By analyzing tracking studies, Ted Haller can create the perfect fit between advertisers and radio stations to optimize the effectiveness of radio advertisements.

Research provides vision for eye surgery center

Published
June 1987
Author
Beth Hoffman, Quirk's Managing Editor
Abstract
Before airing commercials, executives at Eye Care and Surgery Center in Baton Rouge, La., turned to marketing research as a guide. What they found was information that allowed them to effectively connect with potential customers.

Stroh's Hispanic research 'Is Spoken Here'

Published
May 1987
Author
Quirk's Staff
Abstract
Beer company Stroh's tested three Spanish-language television ads to tap into the Hispanic marketplace. Telephone surveys were used with Spanish-speaking interviewers to achieve the best results.

Telefocus technique 'replaces' focus groups for firm's ad testing

Published
May 1987
Author
Beth Hoffman, Quirk's Managing Editor
Abstract
Funk Seeds International, a worldwide seed operation headquartered in Bloomington, Ill., no longer gathers focus groups in a common location. As of three years ago, the company now connects all focus group participants through the telephone. The technique is cheaper and easier.

The strategic value of business advertising research

Published
April 1988
Author
Quirk's Staff
Abstract
The authors draw from a survey of ad research professionals to examine trends in business advertising research, including methods used, benefits received and problems encountered.

Dairy calcium ads change attitudes

Published
April 1988
Author
Beth Hoffman, Quirk's Managing Editor
Abstract
Representatives of the dairy industry knew that the calcium in milk helps build strong bones and ward off osteoporosis, they just needed to let medical professionals know the benefits of the popular drink. So the dairy industry released a series of ads targeting medical professionals. Market research, including pre-testing by telephone and post-testing by mail, proved these ads effective in spreading the good word about milk.

Tracking study shows pork ads effective

Published
April 1988
Author
Quirk's Staff
Abstract
The National Pork Producers Council has gone "hog wild" with excitement over the research findings of its 1987 national television advertising campaign, "Pork. The Other White Meat." A series of telephone surveys have shown that the advertisements have been extremely effective in increasing consumer knowledge and positive associations with pork.

Research supports United Way's decision to use paid advertising for the first time

Published
June 1990
Author
Quirk's Staff
Abstract
United Way of Minneapolis conducted phone interviews before and after a paid advertising campaign to see if the advertising campaign was worthwhile.

Focus groups tell California-based mountain bike maker its ad campaign is a winner

Published
March 1990
Author
Joseph Rydholm, Quirk's Editor
Abstract
To develop a new advertising strategy to apply to market its mountain bikes. Specialized Bicycle Components Inc. conducted one-on-one interviews with employees about what they thought about mountain bike advertising in the industry magazines It then used focus groups with current and prospective riders to determine their psychological makeup and test its new marketing brochure.

Advertising research plays an integral role in the success of Fallon McElligott ads

Published
March 1990
Author
Tim Huberty
Abstract
Fallon McElligott advertising agency uses interviews to collect qualitative and quantitative data on its advertising strategies. The research measured the feelings, attitudes and awareness of respondents.

Research and marketing breathe new life into a mature product

Published
April 1991
Author
Quirk's Staff
Abstract
Indiana Bell used focus groups of small business representatives to determine an appropriate advertising strategy for its Centrex product. The company then tested three different marketing approaches in three different markets and then measured the associated response rates in the markets as well as consumer attitudes pre- and post-marketing via survey research.

Focus on advertising: When, why & how to use qualitative research

Published
December 1991
Author
Daniel Oromaner
Abstract
This article discusses when to use qualitative advertising research, what to consider in planning such research, and what new qualitative techniques are available for exploring advertising. Particular methodology issues include the use of one-one-one interviews vs. focus groups, the number of ads tested and the types of user reactions to measure.

New measuring sticks for media and other marketing-mix variables

Published
February 1991
Author
Michael J. Wolfe
Abstract
This article reviews how single-source marketing information has led to practical ways of modeling and understanding the impact of advertising and promotion on product sales. The article discusses ways that marketers might want to view such information to understand brand performance in different geographic markets and implications this might have on marketing strategies. The authors discuss the future of marketing-mix modeling efforts and the impact that these efforts are likely to have on more traditional marketing and advertising research.

Research and a strong marketing campaign keep Copper Mountain's business hot

Published
March 1991
Author
Joseph Rydholm, Quirk's Editor
Abstract
Copper Mountain conducted one-on-one interviews with skiers on a chairlift ride to solicit impressions of service areas, to find out about skiing preferences, and to determine awareness of advertising. To delve deeper into perceptions of Copper Mountain and other ski areas and test a potential marketing campaign, it also held focus groups with a number of skiers who had taken the lift survey.

Research helps Grant/Jacoby develop new advertising for Stokely USA

Published
March 1991
Author
Pamela F. Nagel
Abstract
Grant/Jacoby developed new advertising for Stokely USA based on research using focus groups and storyboard tests. To test the impact of the new campaign, researchers used customers’ claimed past three-month purchases and attitudinal shifts.

Data Use: Optimizing the advertising message for Second City Bus Service

Published
March 1991
Author
Robert Roy
Abstract
This article is a sequel to the author’s October, 1990 Data Use article, "Conjoint evolves into discrete choice modeling," which told the story of Ed Goodride, acting director of the Second City Bus Service, and his efforts to use data analysis. This installment describes Ed’s latest efforts to help design an effective advertising campaign. Focus groups helped determine a list of attributes that could be used in an advertising campaign. Personal interviews combined with a conjoint analysis helped determine the impact/importance of each potential advertising statement.

Are you penalized for testing commercials in "rough" form?

Published
March 1991
Author
Harvey Magier
Abstract
To determine whether "rough" commercials accurately reflect the impact of their finished counterparts, researchers compared the performance of rough and finished commercials using normative data derived from Consumer Outlook's Audience Response Profile (ARP) copy testing system. This technique consists of one-on-one interviews among target audience respondents in geographically dispersed markets.