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Bill Communications, Inc., a subsidiary of Dutch publisher VNU Business Publications, is a business-to-business publisher and organizer of trade shows. Sales and Marketing Management is one of their main trade journals. The Bill Communications Sales and Marketing Management Vertical Files cover the years 1960-1994, with the bulk of the material dating 1975-1985. Topics include advertising, black middle class, finance, food industry, hiring, legal perspectives, management, marketing, media, packaging, product trends, real estate market, research, the Robinson-Patman Act, salesmen and salesmanship, research, telephone industry, training, women consumers, youth market and youth alcohol use, and zip codes. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

The Bill Communications Sales and Marketing Management Vertical Files cover the years 1960-1994, with the bulk of the material dating 1975-1985. Topics include advertising, black middle class, finance, food industry, hiring, legal perspectives, management, marketing, media, packaging, product trends, real estate market, research, the Robinson-Patman Act, salesmen and salesmanship, research, telephone industry, training, women consumers, youth market and youth alcohol use, and zip codes.

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Consumer Reports is a product testing and consumer advocacy nonprofit organization based in Yonkers, N.Y., founded in 1936. Frances Warne was an author, consumer advocate and instructor in home economics and consumer education; co-founder of Consumers Union. The Consumer Reports Frances Warne papers include clippings, correspondence, book manuscripts and drafts, course notes and other printed materials. The bulk of the collection pertains to "Wise Buymanship", a home economics and consumer education manual produced for the YWCA. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

The Consumer Reports Frances Warne papers include clippings, correspondence, book manuscripts and drafts, course notes and other printed materials. The bulk of the collection pertains to "Wise Buymanship", a home economics and consumer education manual produced for the YWCA.

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Founded in 1864, the J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT) is one of the oldest and largest enduring advertising agencies in the United States. The Chicago Office opened in 1891. The Information Center served as a corporate research library and reference center for the agency.

Collection and includes memoranda, clippings, research reports and other materials. Subjects addressed include contests, free-standing advertising inserts, coupons and other promotions, marketing of a variety of products including tobacco, hair care and other toiletries, foods including soy protein meat substitutes. Demographic research topics include marketing to children and youth, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, older consumers, baby boom generation and women. Companies represented include Procter & Gamble, Andrew Jergens, Aunt Jemima and Unilever. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

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Founded in 1864, the J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT) is one of the oldest and largest enduring advertising agencies in the United States. The Media Resources and Research Department was responsible for media research and media planning support activities within JWT's Chicago Office. The JWT Media Resources and Research Department Records spans the years 1959-2000 and primarily includes proprietary research reports on a wide variety of topics relevant to media planning, usage and evaluation. In addition, the collection includes clippings, departmental administrative files, a U-matic videocassette; and writings and speeches of key departmental executives. Topics include general media planning and effectiveness research; studies on newspapers, magazines and other print media; broadcast and cable television viewing and television commercials; outdoor advertising research; radio advertising; video and VCR usage research; demographic research, especially on media usage among women, young people, and African Americans; and international media studies. Client-specific research includes case studies of Kodak; Kraft; The U.S. Marine Corps; and Warner-Lambert. There is also a small reference library of materials published by other research firms including A.C. Nielsen; Audit Bureau of Circulations; Daniel Starch; and Magazine Publishers Association. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

The JWT Media Resources and Research Department Records spans the years 1959-2000 and primarily includes proprietary research reports on a wide variety of topics relevant to media planning, usage and evaluation. In addition, the collection includes clippings, departmental administrative files, a U-matic videocassette; and writings and speeches of key departmental executives. Topics include general media planning and effectiveness research; studies on newspapers, magazines and other print media; broadcast and cable television viewing and television commercials; outdoor advertising research; radio advertising; video and VCR usage research; demographic research, especially on media usage among women, young people, and African Americans; and international media studies. Client-specific research includes case studies of Kodak; Kraft; The U.S. Marine Corps; and Warner-Lambert. There is also a small reference library of materials published by other research firms including A.C. Nielsen; Audit Bureau of Circulations; Daniel Starch; and Magazine Publishers Association.

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Collection created by the JWT Chicago Office Information Center as a reference and research tool for business use. The term "non-proprietary" is JWT's term for research prepared or collected by the company but not on behalf of specific clients. The collection includes market and consumer research reports arranged alphabetically by subject. A small number of items represent JWT research done, but most were created by market research firms (e.g., Yankelovich, Elmo Roper and Associates), cable TV stations (e.g., MTV Networks), or magazines (e.g., Seventeen, Good Housekeeping), and others. Topics include consumer demographic analyses for the United States, especially of food and beverage products and restaurant services. Marketing to women is a major subject; there is also information on marketing to men, baby boomers, teens, and children. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising and Marketing History. (02-256)

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The J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT), founded in 1864, is one of the largest and oldest enduring advertising agencies in the United States. Goldfarb Consultants, founded in 1966 by Canadian pollster and market researcher Martin Goldfarb, is a leading Canadian marketing consulting group that specializes in focus groups and other qualitative research methods. Martin Goldfarb sold his interest in Goldfarb Consultants to JWT's parent company, WPP, in 1998. The Goldfarb Consultants Ford Research Reports span the years 1974 to 1989 and consist of written research summaries primarily of advertising campaigns for various Ford automobiles, vans, and trucks. In addition there are reports on a range of specialized consumer markets, focused on women, African-American, Hispanic, youth, college-age consumer groups as well as some reports on regional markets.

The Goldfarb Consultants Ford Research Reports span the years 1974 to 1989 and consist of written research summaries primarily of advertising campaigns for various Ford automobiles, vans, and trucks. In addition there are reports on a range of specialized consumer markets, focused on women, African-American, Hispanic, youth, college-age consumer groups as well as some reports on regional markets.

The collection is arranged into two self-evident series: Consumer Research, and Ford Motor Company Studies. The Consumer Research Series is organized alphabetically by topic. The Ford Motor Company Studies Series is organized alphabetically by automobile model name.

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Rena Bartos worked as a marketing researcher, advertising executive, and consultant from 1960 to 1998. She directed research at the McCann Erickson advertising agency and held the position of Senior Vice President at the J. Walter Thompson Company before forming her own marketing consulting firm, The Rena Bartos Company. A pioneer in the field of marketing to women and an advocate for older adult consumers, Bartos was the recipient of numerous prestigous marketing and advertising industry awards, including the Matrix and Effie Awards. The Rena Bartos Papers consists of speeches and presentations, publications, research, and correspondence related to Bartos' career in the marketing research divisions of McCann Erickson and the J. Walter Thompson Company, spanning the years 1960-1998, with the bulk of the contents from 1975-1991. Other items in the collection include video and audio copies of speeches and presentations by Bartos, a brief history of the J. Walter Thompson Company, as well as drafts of articles and manuscripts.

The Rena Bartos Papers span the years 1960-1998, with the bulk of the material dating from 1975 to 1991. The collection documents Bartos' career through speeches and presentations, publications, correspondence, research files, slides, photographs and videotapes, while in positions at McCann Erickson, the J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT), and The Rena Bartos Company. Major topics include marketing to under-represented groups, the role of women in advertising, and Bartos' efforts to promote marketing towards women and "over forty-nine" adults. The collection is organized into five series and two indexes: Speeches and Presentations; Correspondence; Publications; Research Files; Audiovisual Materials; an Alphabetical List of Publications; and an Alphabetical List of Speech Titles

The Speeches and Presentations Series includes reading copies or scripts from speeches and presentations given by Bartos during her career. Dominant themes include the role of women in advertising, marketing to underrepresented groups such as women and people in Latin America and India, and the psychological aspects of advertising. In addition, the series includes the slides and graphics Bartos used in her speeches, as well as press clippings from her various speaking engagements.

The Correspondence Series includes business correspondence, mailings and solicitations from Bartos' career in marketing research, as well as correspondence with JWT executives, including Don Johnston and Thomas Sutton. The series also contains correspondence between Bartos and the various publishers of her written works.

The Publications Series includes copies of the articles written by Bartos for scholarly and trade publications such as The Harvard Business Review, the Journal of Advertising Research, Marketing Review, and Marketing and Research Today, either from the original periodical or in pre-print form.

The Research Series includes an extensive collection of newspaper and periodical clippings and other resources used by Bartos as supporting materials for her speaking engagements, articles, and books.

The Audiovisual Materials Series includes audio and visual recordings of promotional works for marketing campaigns, including The Moving Target. In addition, this series also includes tapes of speeches and interviews given by Bartos, some of which relate to the published article "The Founding Fathers of Advertising Research."