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Volume 3, Issue 8

May 4, 2007

The Spotlight Can Be Yours at the Celebration of Success & Excellence In Research Awards Banquet on Friday, June 15, 2007
Nominate yourself, a client and/or an agency by Monday, May 14, 2007 and be recognized through the 5th Annual Excellence In Research Awards. For details, click here.

Le feux des projecteurs pourrait être sur vous au banquet de Célébration des prix de reconnaissance et d’excellence en recherche, le vendredi 15 juin 2007
Soumettez votre nom, celui d’un client et/ou d’une société avant le 14 mai 2007 et obtenez un des Prix d’excellence en recherche décernés annuellement depuis cinq ans. Cliquez ici.

May 8th: Special Delegates Accommodation Rate Ends!
When you are registering for the 2007 MRIA Conference, make sure you take advantage of the special "delegates" rate on the excellent accommodations that are available at Blue Mountain.  The MRIA delegate rate does expire on May 8th so act now. Don't be disappointed with the lack of choice if you leave your accommodation booking too long.  Click here to get more information about accommodations at Blue.

MRIA Golf Tournament at Monterra Golf Championship Course: June 13 2007
You are Invited:
  The Toronto Chapter would like to invite all Duffers, Truth Stretchers and Mulligans to join us for our annual MRIA Golf Tournament.  This year the tournament will be a pre-Conference event on Wednesday June 13th, (shot gun start at 12:00 noon) in Collingwood Ontario at the Blue Mountain / Monterra Golf Course.
For more information and to become a sponsor, click here.

CONGRATULATIONS - To Mona Patel, Manager, Field Excellence at IMI International – Mona is the 2007 Conference Registration Early Bird Draw winner of an Olympus FE-210 Digital Camera (with 7.1 Megapixels and the latest in image stabilizer).

2007 CMRE Application Deadline Approaching
MRIA offers one sitting of the Comprehensive Marketing Research Exam (CMRE), the gateway to the Association’s coveted Certified Marketing Research Professional (CMRP) designation, each year.

The deadline to apply for the June 21, 2007 sitting of the CMRE is May 24.

To find out more, download the CMRE Application Form from the MRIA website or contact education@mria-arim.ca.

Alberta Chapter Lunch and Learn Series - Edmonton - May 15
Enter the Blogosphere … Strategically

Join us Tuesday, May 15 in EDMONTON for Part 2 of our Entering the Blogosphere series. At this session, Ken Jurina and Curtis Dueck will demonstrate ways to investigate the blogosphere, sharing tools, rationale, advanced blogging strategies and examples of how companies have been affected by their attention (or lack of attention!) to the blogosphere. Get a better sense of knowing, using, and strategically monitoring blogs that can have a very real impact on an organization or business. For complete details and to RSVP, visit the Alberta Chapter website.

Alberta Chapter Lunch and Learn Series - Calgary - May 17
Interpreting Consumer Behavior by Leveraging Keyword Frequency Research & SEO

In an informative and interactive presentation, Ken Jurina and Matthew Glass will discuss how search engine marketing and web site optimization has helped Epiar clients increase their lead generation and customer loyalty, reduce their operational costs, and improve partner or channel development. Complete Details will be available soon on the Alberta Chapter website.

Ottawa Chapter Lunch Program Event
The 2006 Census Results Are In!

Join us on May 24 at the National Press Club, 165 Sparks St., for our Lunch Program Event. The first results of the 2006 Census came out on March 13, 2007. On that day, Statistics Canada began to paint the most recent statistical portrait of Canadians. Find out the story behind those numbers. For complete details, please visit the Ottawa Chapter website.

MRIA BC announces Winners of 2007 Student Marketing Research Competition
The winners have been selected for the 2007 MRIA BC Chapter Student Marketing Research Competition. The winning paper came from a Marketing Research course (MKTG2309) held at BCIT during the fall semester of 2006. Click here for details.

Just released: Crosstabs, the Newsletter of the Atlantic Chapter
The current issue is available for download in PDF format on the Atlantic Chapter Website.

Education Opportunity: Improve your Negotiation and Closing Skills
Thanks to LMS Prolink, MRIA’s Insurance broker and partner in the MRIA Insurance Programs, Association Members can attend up to two Allan Stitt Negotiation seminars on May 15 at the deeply discounted price of $29.99

For more details, and to register, click here.

The B2B Division 2007 Learning Series Breaks New Ground, Monday, May 14th, 5:30 pm
For the first time, B2B practitioners can attend a Learning Series session presented simultaneously by wireless in both Ottawa and Toronto.
For more information, and to register, click here.

Complimentary Ethnography Webinar Exclusively for Research Users - May 23, 2007, 1PM EDT
MRIA's Research User Council (RUC) is pleased to invite you to “attend” an exciting, first-ever and free online seminar exclusively for Research Users. 
Join fellow Research Users on Wednesday, May 23 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm (Eastern Time) and learn, through real-life examples, how Ethnography has been used to deliver meaningful customer insights. For complete details, please visit the Research User Council website.

Vue Magazine
A special thanks to our newest advertisers in Vue MD Analytics - look for promotions and special advertising offers on the MRIA website.

Conference - accommodation: deadline is approaching and weekend special rates available

The MRIA School of Marketing Research is expanding.
Can you teach?
Please visit our website for details.

Last chance to register for these courses:

Registration deadline: May 9
Marketing Management for Researchers

Instructor: Tim Mills, CMRP
Course date: May 17-18 in Ottawa

Registration deadline: May 10
Conjoint Analysis: Design, Analysis and Reporting that Leads to Better Marketing Strategy

Instructor: Ken Deal, CMRP
Course date: May 16 in Calgary

Registration deadline: May 15
Fundamentals of Marketing Research

Instructor: Joanne McNeish, CMRP
Course date: May 24-25 & 28-29 in Ottawa

Registration deadline: May 24
Getting Beneath the Surface in Qualitative Research

Instructor: Tim Mills, CMRP
Course date: June 1 in Ottawa

Click here for the complete course calendar.

To learn more about local events and networking opportunities organized by MRIA's seven local Chapters, visit their websites:
  • Alberta
  • Atlantic
  • B.C.
  • Ottawa
  • Prairies
  • Quebec
  • Toronto
  • Share your expertise and knowledge... VUE is considering articles on a wide range of topics for our July 2007 issue. The article submission deadline is May 20, 2007. Contact Stuart Hemerling, VUE editor at 604.721.0480 or shemerling@prophis.com.

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    Request for Proposal (RFP)

    The Request for Proposal 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 is currently 1(!) exciting RFP available for members to view online.

    Career Opportunities

    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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