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History Of Winston Cigarettes


R. J. Reynolds in March, 1954 made their move into the exploding filter market with Winston cigarettes, an unusually flavorful cigarette for a filter with no real attempt at effective filtration. They copied the Viceroy Cigarettes that was in demand, and unable to supply that demand, in style (king-size cork-tip), packing (conventional soft pack) and price. All other filters were at that time selling at a premium of 4 to 5 cents a package more than Viceroy cigarettes, and were 70 mm with a white tip.

Winston cigarettes opened market by market, not expanding until the demand in each new market was filled. Advertising in the markets opened was heavy, heavier than Viceroy cigarettes or Kent cigarettes though not as heavy as L&M cigarettes. Ignoring filter claims, the introductory campaign headlined. "The makers of Camel cigarettes present America's richest, best-tasting filter cigarette." Success was immediate.

In 1955, with Viceroy cigarettes still in short supply for the first nine months, Winston cigarettes moved into first place in the filter market with a sales of 22.2 billion, slightly ahead of Viceroy cigarettes and double L&M cigarettes. 1955 also saw the introduction of the Winston cigarettes copy claim, "Winston tastes good — like a cigarette should", which has been the keystone of their advertising ever Since. Media expenditures in 1955 were over $12,000,000, the heaviest by far of any filter.

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With adequate advertising pressure, though exceeded periodically (by Viceroy cigarettes in 1957, by Kent cigarettes in 1959 and 1960, and by L&M cigarettes in 1959), discount Winston cigarettes sales have progressed steadily. Sales increases faltered after the Reader's Digest article in 1957 and share of market dropped slightly (.2%) in the following year, but the brand came back strong in 1959 moving into third place in the industry with a sales of 46.0 billion.

The addition of the flip-top box style in June, 1957, coming as it did coincident with the Digest article, cannot be credited or blamed for any change in sales trend. It has never been featured in Winston cigarettes advertising and accounts for a smaller percentage of sales than in the case of the other filter brands (with the possible exception of Viceroy cigarettes). The addition of "It's what's up front that counts" supported by "filter blend" in 1959 had little penetration with the consumer and no apparent effect on the sales trend. Neither did the cut-back in pressure ($13,500,000 in 1959 versus $17,500,000 in 1958 and 1960) during the big push on Salem cigarettes seen to affect the upward trend.

At the end of 1961 Winston cigarette was forging ahead with the same campaign and was credited with sales that year of 58.8 billion, over 20 billion ahead of Kent cigarettes and well over double the sales of Viceroy cigarettes or L&M cigarettes , its original competition.

Winston Cigarettes 1962-1963


Winston cigarettes has had the wisdom to continue a successful campaign and no changes have been made in their basic copy claim. Sales have continued to improve each year with 64.0 billion in 1962 and 69.4 billion in 1963, Advertising expenditure has also increased in the same period to $20,506,900 and $23,553,900 but with corresponding improvement in sales the advertising CPM has been fairly constant. Share of market at the end of 1963 was 13.6%.

Winston Cigarettes 1964


Like most brands, Winston cigarette was affected adversely by the Surgeon General's report and sales volume declined by 1 billion. Because of the total industry decline, however, their share rose slightly from 13.6% to 13.7%. Winston cigarettes stayed with its successful copy platform and kept it fresh with new formats in TV and new situations in print. The advertising expenditure was decreased from $23,553,900 to $21,970,600 but still remained the largest in the regular filter category.

Winston Cigarettes 1965


"Winston tastes good like a cigarette should" copy continued. Total advertising expenditures rose 1.8 million over 1964, but CPM remained constant at .32. Total sales were up to 72.0 billion, the highest yet for this brand, and represented an increase of 4.4 billion over previous year, as sales follow their upward trend.

Winston Cigarettes 1966


First part of 1966 "Sign Painter" theme employed changing the phrase ". . . like a cigarette should" to ". . . like your cigarette should." The latter part of 1966 featured a gradual reverting to former phrase yet following up with ". . . like your cigarette should."

Winston Cigarettes 1967 - 1971


Winston cigarettes sales rose to 31.8 billion in 1967, an increase of 9 billion units over 1966, bringing its total share up to 15.6. Advertising expenditures jumped by over $3 million to $33.2 million with the introduction of Winston Super Kings cigarettes (99 mm) and Winston Menthol cigarettes. The CPM for 1967 climbed to $.41. The "Sign Painter" theme, which featured billboard painters changing Winston cigarettes copy from "like a cigarette should" to "like your cigarette should" was dropped in 1967 although most ads continued to use the revised slogan. Most Winston King Size cigarettes advertising adopted a theme, involving people in recreational settings (dances, camp outs, on horseback, etc.) smoking Winston cigarettes.

Winston Super King cigarettes and Winston Menthol cigarettes were two of eleven extra-length brand extensions introduced nationally in 1967. Selling 10 billion units in 1967, Winston Super King cigarettes immediately led all extra-length discount cigarettes in sales, although its advertising budget at $9.6 million was considerably less than its chief extra-length competitors Benson & Hedges cigarettes ($12.9 million) and Pall Mall cigarettes ($18.6 million). The basic introductory theme for the Super King cigarettes included, "it's not how long you make it . . . it's how you make it long! " Broadcast advertising used a quartet singing the theme and added, "Taste good, it should, it's Winston."

1968 was marked by a steady increase in total sales, now 84 billion. Although Winston King Size cigarettes dropped slightly to 68.8, Winston Super King cigarettes with 12.5 billion and Winston Menthol cigarettes with 2.7 billion easily made up the difference. Market share rose slightly to 15.9. Winston's advertising budget was cut back to $29.7 million and the CPM dropped to $.35.

Winston King Size cigarettes continued to follow the "Fun" theme both in broadcast and in print, while Winston Super King cigarettes stayed with "how you make it long." In 1969 total Winston cigarettes sales (all styles) dropped to 81.3 billion units and market share slipped to 15.6. Advertising expenditures were again cut although the CPM was up slightly to $.36.

A dual campaign was begun in 1969 for King Size cigarettes and Super King Winston cigarettes. The central theme, used in broadcast and print, featured variations of "Me and my Winstons, we got a real good thing." A "Space Pen" offer was made by all styles of Winston in 1969. The pen was made available to consumers for $1.00 and 10 Winston cigarettes bottom flaps. It appears, however, that the offer was given very little emphasis. Sales recovered slightly in 1970, closing at 82.1 billion units, as King Size Winston cigarettes gained for the first time since 1966. Winston Super King cigarettes was also up as total share rose to 15.7. Segment share, however, dropped to 30.2.

Advertising expenditures and CPM remained unchanged through 1970. In the spring of 1970, a variation of the "Winston tastes good like a cigarette should" slogan was used in a campaign re-emphasizing Winston cigarettes. Generally, the campaign (which keyed on the grammatical correctness of "like" as opposed to "as" in the jingle) used still photographs with dialogue ballooned in, always stating, "Winston may not say it right but they sure know how to make it right, " The idea was shared by King Size and Super King in print and broadcast although only one style was featured per advertisement.

Also in 1970, Winston cigarettes featured a "Win with Winston" sweepstakes offering a "Winston Red Cadillac" which seemed to indicate at least one direction Winston cigarettes advertising would take in 1971. Winston cigarettes continued to gain in total sales in 1971, amassing 83.95 billion units, although total market share remained at 15.7. This was due, in part, to slight gains by Winston King Size cigarettes and Super King cigarettes while Winston Menthol cigarettes dropped. Segment share of the plain filter market continued to decline at 29.2. Traceable advertising expenditures were $11.8 million for 1971. The CPM was $.14.

Following the government's ruling banning cigarette advertising in broadcast media, Winston cigarettes, like Salem cigarettes, redirected some of its advertising toward offers, sweepstakes, and sponsorships. In 1971 these included a rodeo, a bowling bonanza (co-sponsored with Salem cigarettes), a camera offer, a Negro-oriented sweepstakes, and a baseball sweepstakes. Support was run for Winston cigarettes 1971 campaign of "Down Home Taste" in two other contests ("Down Home Birthday Stakes" and "Down Home American Stakes"). The campaign featured Winston cigarettes smokers in small town settings.

Winston Cigarettes 1972


Winston cigarettes plain filter sales climbed to 83.77 billion units in 1972. Although all of Winston cigarettes non-menthol styles gained in number of sales for the year, the brand's share of both the total market and the plain filter segment dropped to 15.5% and 28.2% respectively.

Expenditures for king size Winston cigarettes were nearly $8.36 million in 1972. Magazines accounted for 45% of the style's expenditures with newspapers making up another 37%. Outdoor ads and national supplements also received significant allocations. CPM for the 85 mm style was $ .12.

The Super King style received $5.64 million for advertising in 1972 with over 41% allocated to magazines. Newspapers accounted for another- 25% with outdoor ads and national supplements splitting the remaining 34%. The extra-length style's CPM was $ .36 in 1972.

Winston cigarettes "Down Home" campaign continued into May of 1972 illustrated with domestic, usually rural, scenes of cigarette smokers. Beginning in May, headlines were changed to "How good it is" with the tag line "with Winston's finer." Ads were illustrated by framed photographs of couples including titles such as "Touching, " "Keeping Warm, " "Running Free," etc. The traditional "Winston tastes good like a cigarette should" slogan was included in the copy. Later in 1972, ads aimed specifically at men appeared. These ads featured photographs of a single male smoker involved in archery or skiing with titles such as "The Challenger" or "Victory cigarettes."

Through 1972, Winston cigarettes promotions included a Summer contest offering such prizes as Winston cigarettes umbrellas, beach towels, coolers and kayaks, and a Winston-Salem Bowling Sweepstakes, Also in 1972 Winston cigarettes offered such self-liquidators as a "How good it is" puzzle (a $3.00 value for $1.00 and two empty packs) in September, Winston Fancy Pants ($2.95 and two end flaps) and a G. E. Sound-Scene Radio (a $12.95 value for $8.50 and five Winston cigarettes end flaps) in October and a free ($ .25 postage and handling) poster of Winston's Christmas illustration, a snow-covered village, entitled "Peace". The brand also continued local newspaper promotions of its rodeo and NASCAR sponsorships.

Other Winston Cigarettes Information


The brand was introduced in 1954, and became the best-selling brand of cigarettes in the United States. It held the Number 1 spot from 1966 to 1972, thanks to the successful marketing slogan "Winston tastes good like a cigarette should."

In the last national survey in 2005, Winston ranked sixth in market value, tied with Kool. Winston cigarette is also known for its more recent claim of being "additive free" although a secondary warning label on their advertisements states that "no additives in our tobacco does not mean a safer cigarette" which comes out of an FTC settlement involving both Winston and Santa Fe Natural Tobacco.

R.J. Reynolds sponsored the first two seasons (1960-1961) of the popular TV cartoon The Flintstones. The main characters Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble were seen smoking Winston cigarettes during commercial breaks. For its third season, The Flintstones became more oriented towards children and as a result R. J. Reynolds was replaced by Welch's fruit juices as the main sponsor.

During the 1980s, Winston cigarettes became the most popular brand in Puerto Rico, probably because of their marketing "Winston y Puerto Rico: No hay nada mejor" ("Winston and Puerto Rico: There is nothing better"), as well as their cultural association with the "salsa sensual" or "salsa erotica" movement.

From 1971-2001, Winston cigarette coupon was the series sponsor to NHRA Drag Racing and now is preceded by Full Throttle after 7 years with Powerade.

From 1972-2003, Winston cigarettes served as the title sponsor of the premier-level of NASCAR, the Winston Cup Series until removing itself from the sport because of the Master Settlement Agreement (now known as the Sprint Cup Series).

Since changing to the new pack style in late 2008, Winston cigarette has removed "additive free" from the text on the pack. In 2010, brand descriptors for Winston were changed to color-coded descriptors in order to comply with FDA regulation of tobacco products. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its ads for Winston "no additives" cigarettes are deceptive. The agency alleged that Reynolds implied in its advertisements, without a reasonable basis, that discount Winston cigarettes are safer to smoke because they contain no additives. Under the settlement, which the FTC has accepted for public comment, Reynolds has agreed to make the following prominent disclosure in future Winston ads: "No additives in our tobacco does NOT mean a safer cigarette."

According to the FTC's Director of Consumer Protection Jodie Bernstein, "Reynolds' disclosure should clear up any misconception that cigarettes without additives are safer to smoke than other cigarettes. Frankly, there's no such thing as a 'Safe Smoke.'"

The use of ingredients other than tobacco in the manufacture of cigarettes has been a matter of some concern for a number of years, the FTC said. While some additives are used to affect the taste of the cigarette, others are thought to affect the physical properties of the cigarette, such as its burn rate.

According to the FTC's complaint outlining the charges, Reynolds represented that because they contain no additives, Winston cigarettes are less hazardous than otherwise comparable cigarettes that contain additives. The complaint alleges that Reynolds did not have a reasonable basis for the representations at the time they were made. Among other reasons, the agency alleged, the smoke from Winston cigarettes, like the smoke from all cigarettes, contains numerous carcinogens and toxins.

The proposed settlement would require Reynolds to include a disclosure in most advertising for Winston cigarettes or any other tobacco products Reynolds advertises as having no additives. According to the proposed order, the disclosure must be included in all advertising for Winston no-additive cigarettes, regardless of whether that advertising contains a "no additives" claim, for a period of one year beginning no later than July 15, 1999. Thereafter, the disclosure must be included in all Winston advertising that represents (through such phrases as "no additives" or "100% tobacco") that the product has no additives. The disclosure is not required if Reynolds has scientific evidence demonstrating that its "no additives" cigarette poses materially lower health risks than other cigarettes.

The proposed settlement requires that the disclosure must be placed in a rectangular box 40 percent of the size of the Surgeon General's warning, in a clear and prominent location. Reynolds also would have to instruct each of its sales representatives to remove or sticker, with the applicable disclosure, any advertisement displayed in a retail establishment representing that Winston cigarettes have no additives.

In 1984, Congress amended the Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act to require cigarette manufacturers to submit to the Secretary of Health and Human Services a list of all ingredients added to the cigarettes they manufacture. The Secretary is required to keep this information confidential, but to report to Congress information about any ingredient that the Secretary believes to pose a health risk to smokers.

The Commission vote to accept the proposed consent agreement for public comment was 4-0 with Commissioner Orson Swindle issuing the following concurring statement:

"I have voted to accept this consent agreement for public comment because the remedies, including a corrective statement in Winston advertisements for one year, are warranted by the facts of this case. The nationwide advertising campaign for "no additives" Winston cigarettes, launched in August 1997, is unusually extensive. Based on my reading of the record, I am convinced that many consumers interpret ads containing "no additives" claims to mean that Winston's are not as harmful as other cigarettes, and such a health claim is presumably important to consumers in their purchasing decisions. Based on the extent and magnitude of the ongoing ad campaign and the demonstrated strength of the implied health claim, I am willing to infer that the claim will linger in the minds of consumers for one year absent a corrective statement. I am particularly concerned about a lingering effect of the ads because of the well-recognized health risks of smoking. Under these circumstances, I support the corrective advertising remedy contained in the proposed consent order."