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Douglass L. Alligood papers, 1963-2013 1 Linear Foot — 100 Items

Advertising executive with BBDO and Uniworld agencies, and RCA. One of the first African Americans to become an executive in the advertising industry in the United States Collection spans the years 1963-2013, with the bulk of materials spanning 1980-2006. It contains primarily of research reports focused on ethnic minority (African American, Asian, Hispanic) and youth consumer market demographics and media issues such as television viewing habits. The collection also includes clippings and a 1963 audio recording, Adventures in Negro History. Companies referenced in the materials include BBDO, RCA, Chrysler and Pepsi. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History.

Collection spans the years 1963-2013, with the bulk of materials spanning 1980-2006. It contains primarily of research reports focused on ethnic minority (African American, Asian, Hispanic) and youth consumer market demographics and media issues such as television viewing habits. The collection also includes clippings and a 1963 phonograph record, Adventures in Negro History. Companies referenced in the materials include BBDO, RCA, Chrysler and Pepsi.

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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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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.