Greetings from Calgary!
I am pleased to announce that the ASCENT2006 conference
website has been updated with the FULL program, including education courses,
keynote speakers, concurrent sessions, social activities and sightseeing
options, plus an integrated registration engine!
Come Conquer Summits at ASCENT2006.
Register before the early bird deadline of March 31 and save!
See you in about 3 months!
Marc S. Tremblay
Conference Chair, ASCENT2006
RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP TODAY!
By Ellie Sykes, VP, Membership
If you have not renewed yet, then your Membership in the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association
has expired as of February 10, 2006. Please renew today or your membership benefits and privileges, including access to the
Members Only Sections of the MRIA website will cease on March 6 2006.
By renewing your MRIA membership now, you will continue
to be eligible for a comprehensive portfolio of member benefits, including
- Leading edge insights and industry intelligence through
the monthly Vue magazine; Pulse electronic newsletter; Canadian
Journal of Marketing Research; and other member communications;
- Member Insurance Programs, with deep premium discounts
that can only be secured by large professional/industry Association groups
and which, in many cases, will more than cover the cost of your membership
- Eligibility to maintain or pursue the coveted Certified
Marketing Research Professional (CMRP) designation;
- Member Registration Rate savings on Education and Professional
Development courses through the School of Marketing Research;
- Preferred rates for the Ascent 2006 Conference
and Tradeshow in Calgary in May 2006, and for local education and networking
events through MRIA's Chapters across Canada;
- Careeer and business development support through the
Members Only section of the MRIA Web site (job postings and RFPs);
- Eligibility to advertise/list in MRIA's prized Research
Buyer's Guide sourcebook (Corporate Members Only); and
- Inclusion in the 2006 Membership Directory (only active
members as at February 10, 2006 will be included).
You can renew your individual MRIA membership right now
by completing the on-line renewal form available at www.mria-arim.ca/Renewals/Form.asp.
You need only your surname and password to renew on-line. If you have
forgotten your password, enter your email address where indicated on the
site and your password will be immediately sent to you by email.
|Registration deadlines are fast approaching for upcoming courses and advanced Seminars. Register today to avoid disappointment.|
||Marketing Research on the Internet (Toronto, Mar. 7)|
||Competitive Intelligence Workshop (Toronto, Mar. 7)|
||Marketing Research on the Internet (Calgary, Mar. 10)|
||Online Qualitative Research (Online, Mar. 14-16)|
||Website Usability for Marketing Research Professionals (Vancouver, Mar. 17)|
||Marketing Research Design: An Applied Course (Toronto, Mar. 20)|
|Book these courses now and save $50 to $200!|
||Moderator Training: Basic (Winnipeg, Mar. 29-31)|
||Questionnaire Design (Online, Apr. 3-28, 2006)|
|For the complete 2005-2006 Course Program, visit the Education website.|
QRD Facility Signs: "PHOTO IDENTIFICATION REQUIRED"
These signs are designed to replace similar signs produced by one of MRIA's predecessor associations,
the Professional Marketing Research Society, to encourage respondents to show identification before being admitted to
participate in marketing research studies.
To download your PDF copy of this sign (both English and French are available),
For those who do not have a colour printer, MRIA can provide you with a colour version of the
English and French signs. The nominal fee is $15/card, which covers postage, printing and handling.
Please contact Wendy Lo (email@example.com) with your credit card ready.
Calling all knowledge workers!
By Cam Davis, Editor-in-Chief, CJMR
The editorial board debated whether to continue to call
the CJMR a "journal" because such a descriptor might intimidate
potential authors. Journals serve ivory tower institutions very well and
there has to be a vehicle in which professors have to publish.
Notwithstanding, the Canadian "Journal"
of Marketing Research is mandated to serve practitioners first and foremost.
To that end, I am inviting research practitioners to submit articles by
February 28, 2006. If you want to submit an outline beforehand, I would
be pleased to respond. If you have recently given a PowerPoint presentation
at a conference and would like to write an article based on the slides,
send me the slides for feedback. Cam Davis, editor, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Share the knowledge!
By Stuart Hemerling, Editor-in-Chief, Vue Magazine
We encourage all VUE readers to submit articles, letters
and ideas. Please e-mail VUE Editor Stuart Hemerling
at email@example.com, indicating
the topic on which you are interested in sharing your views or experience.
Submissions should be between 600 and 1,200 words in length and should focus
on topics relevant to the market research and intelligence industry in Canada.
Share your expertise and knowledge... VUE is considering
articles on a wide range of topics for our May 2006 edition. The article submission deadline is March 20th, 2006.
Advertising space is always filling up fast. Don't miss
your opportunity and book your ad today! DEADLINES TO BOOK YOUR AD:
March 25 for the May 2006 issue
April 24 for the June 2006 issue
For more information about ad sizes, rates and how to book
your ad, please visit the MRIA website.
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Notice is hereby given that the first Annual General Meeting of Members of the Marketing
Research and Intelligence Association (MRIA) will be held Thursday, March 30, 2006 at the Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel, 90 Bloor Street East,
Toronto, Ontario beginning at 6:00 p.m. local time. All members-in-good-standing of the Association are encouraged to attend.
For more details, click here.
|2006 Research Buyer's Guide|
Purchase your listing today!
Beginning with the 2006 edition, only Corporate Members of the MRIA may
list in the Research Buyer's Guide. As a Corporate Member who has listed
before, sign in now with your Corporate ID. All the tools you're
familiar with remain the same. For new Corporate Members, take
advantage of this membership benefit to become part of the most
comprehensive directory to the Canadian Marketing Research Industry.
This important tool for Buyers of research includes detailed listings of
research companies published in hard copy (provided on a complimentary
basis to our more than 1800 members), and free access to all buyers
from our website.
Click here for
further details about the Buyer's Guide and to become a Corporate Member.
THE DEADLINE TO RENEW YOUR LISTINGS IS MARCH 27, 5:00 PM
|Toronto Chapter News|
Join us at our March 8, 2006, Speaker Event, Repositioning Italian Food - How triangulated methods were used to develop a new image for Barilla. Hy Mariampolski, Ph. D. will
focus his presentation on how innovative research developed concepts that revived the Barilla image and led to new items on the shelf.
For more information and to register, please visit the Toronto Chapter website.
|Prairie Chapter News|
On January 18, Michael Rodenburgh, VP of Client Services for Vision Critical, gave an insightful presentation on custom online panels.
Michael's presentation is available for downloading on the Prairie Chapter website.
|Requests for Proposals|
Two organizations are currently inviting tenders for interesting research projects!
If you company is interested in bidding, visit the Requests for Proposals Section, located in the Members Only Section of the MRIA website.
If your organization is looking for a qualified marketing research company to look after your research project, the MRIA website is the
perfect place to invite tenders. Complete information is available here.
Need a Career Change?
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 19(!) exciting career openings available for members to view online.
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for information on PULSE sponsorship opportunities.