Standards Review Task Force - for discussion
and comments until March 20, 2007
The MRIA is planning to make important changes
to its existing Standards and Rules of Conduct. Please visit the Members-only
section of the Association's website to review two draft documents:
- MRIA Rules of Conduct and Good Practice
- MRIA Quality Standard for Marketing, Opinion and Social
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting
of Members of the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association (MRIA)
will be held as follows
- Date: Monday, March 26, 2007
- Time: 6:00 p.m. (local time)
- Location: InterContinental Toronto Yorkville - Barclay
220 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1T8
(416) 324-5886 Direct
(416) 960-5200 Main
(416) 324-5889 Fax
For more information on the AGM and Hotel Accomodations,
please visit the MRIA website.
Staff Announcements - January 2007
We are very pleased to announce that we have three
new employees who joined the MRIA staff team in January. We are becoming
fully disengaged now from Association management company support (with modest
exceptions, given Taylor's limited involvement in our 2006 financial audit
and in handling registrations for the January 16 NetGain Conference) --
For more information, please visit the MRIA website.
Timely and informative - CJMR Volume 23.1
... and on your desk next week
Keep an eye on the mail next week for the long
anticipated copy of Canadian Journal of Marketing Research (CJMR). All MRIA
members receive a copy at no additional cost, as part of the value-added
in being a Member in good standing of MRIA. Additional copies will be made
available for purchase by mid March.
Even better news is that we have already begun assembling
the next issue of CJMR, slated to go to press by late summer and for delivery
to you, our valued Members, by early September. Which also goes to say that
we continue to look for thought-provoking articles from all you budding authors,
so get writing and send us your works.! Many thanks to the great work done
by the CJMR Editorial Team - to view their names along with guidelines
on article writing, click
MRIA Portal - is about to launch
In line with your Association's objective to become
fully self-sufficient within its own dedicated staff team and to eliminate
reliance on Association Management Company support, MRIA embarked on a major
initiative to build a member database-linked Portal and financial system,
to handle all transactions online including membership, events and education
registrations. The Portal will enable us to better serve our members, non-members
and service providers.
MRIA is in the final stages of validation testing and the new MRIA
Portal will go "live" shortly. When the Portal
is ready to accept transactions, an Email Notification will be sent, indicating
that our 2007 Membership Renewal Period is underway, along with information
on how to login to the Portal, discounts being offered and the deadlines
Toronto Chapter Pub Night - March 1
Come join fellow market researchers for some fun, networking and free munchies at the Toronto Chapter Pub Night on March 1, 2007 at the Elephant & Castle Pub, 212 King St. West Toronto.
Both MRIA members and non-members welcome. We look forward to seeing you there! Visit the Toronto Chapter website, for more information and to register.
Prairie Chapter Luncheon: On-line Panels and the Pursuit of Science - March 13
Is your organization contemplating launching an on-line research panel? Are you concerned about the viability of this relatively new research methodology?
Wouldn't it be great to hear about the actual on-line panel experiences of others? The next MRIA Prairie Chapter luncheon will be held at the Radisson Hotel in Winnipeg on March 13th, 2007.
In his presentation, "On-line Panels and the Pursuit of Science: Lessons from the ParksListens Panel" Frank Grigel of Parks Canada will examine the strengths, weaknesses, and value of on-line
panels and forecast the future of this form of research tool. Visit the Prairie Chapter website, for more information and to register.
Alberta Chapter: Advance notice to MRIA
members working towards the CMRP.
Techniques of Marketing Research, a core course
for MRIA professional designation, will take place March 29-30, 2007 in
Edmonton. This course is an introduction to multivariate analysis and covers
a wide range of techniques used to solve complex marketing problems. Register today
to get the Early Bird registration discount.
CALL FOR SPEAKERS: ENERGIZE! - The 22nd
Annual QRCA Conference
The 2007 QRCA Conference Speaker Committee invites
you to submit your proposal for consideration as a conference speaker at
the 22nd Annual QRCA Conference, to be held Wednesday, October 24, to
Friday, October 26, 2007 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. QRCA members look
to the conference as a powerful learning experience that helps them grow
both professionally and personally. And the heart of that experience is
a broad range of engaging speakers - professionals like you - sharing their
insights and perspectives. All speaker applications must be submitted
by March 30, 2007. Click
here, for complete details.
Blue Mountain Conference, June 13-15, 2007
MRIA is proud to present our 2007 National Conference, Our Changing Communities: Insight through Innovation.
Canada's research professionals are providing new insights about the changing communities in which we live.
Please go to the MRIA conference website for more information
about how you can be a part of the MRIA National Conference.
to diversify your message and broaden your reach? Have you considered an ad in
Vue? Effectively priced to give you great value for your advertising dollar.
And look for incentives, draws and prizes starting in March - only for advertisers in Vue.
To learn more about local events and networking opportunities organized by MRIA's seven local Chapters, visit their websites:
Share your expertise and knowledge... VUE is considering articles on a wide range of topics for our
May 2007 issue. The article submission deadline is March 20, 2007. Contact
Stuart Hemerling, editor VUE magazine at 604.721.0480 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advertising space is always filling up fast. Don't miss
your opportunity and book your ad today! DEADLINES TO BOOK YOUR AD:
Mar. 27 for the May 2007 issue
Apr. 27 for the June 2007 issue
For more information about ad sizes, rates and how to book
your ad, please visit the MRIA
|Requests for Proposal (RFP)|
The Request for Proposals section is a service to MRIA members. If your organization is seeking a qualified marketing research company
to look after your research project, this is the perfect vehicle to invite proposals. For more information, click here.
There are currently 2 RFP opportunities available, click here.
Whether you are looking for qualified researchers to expand your staff, or are trying to advance your career... the right place to start your search is our Career Section:
There are currently 24(!) exciting career openings available for members to view online.
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