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Volume 5, Issue 3

June 15, 2009

2009 Research Buyer's Guide
Online listings purchases close June 23, 2009

Act now and don't risk missing out on this superb opportunity to promote and develop your business! The deadline to purchase listings and create new ones in the 2009 Research Buyer's Guide is less than 10 days away: June 23, 2009. The key is to at least book your listings’ space by June 23 and revisions to the final copy can be made with the first set of proofs you will receive by mid July. RBG listings are open to Corporate Members only - for more information on MRIA Corporate memberships, click here.

To Update an Existing Listing click here.

To Purchase Advertising Space:
This year we continue to offer more exciting advertising opportunities. You can place a full page ad virtually anywhere in the 2009 RBG and at a discounted rate if you also advertised in Vue in 2009. Reserve now to avoid disappointment – first come first served and artwork is due on July 30 2009.

We look forward to helping you promote your company and services through the well-read 2009 Research Buyer’s Guide – for further information, please contact Anne Marie Gabriel at amgabriel@mria-arim.ca or call 905 602 6854 x8723; toll free at 1 888 602 6742.

2009 Research Buyer's Guide – Can You Afford Not To Be In It?

Kudos to our Corporate Research Agency members
We wish to recognize all Corporate Research Agency Members as full supporters of the highest Marketing, Opinion and Social Research quality standards set forth by this organization, thus helping maintain the strength of the industry. Any company which is operating as a business in Canada and which derives at least 75% of its revenue from the provision of marketing and survey research or business intelligence services to other companies or organizations can apply to become a Corporate Research Agency member.

New MRIA Privacy Officers Forum: Kick-Off Webinar
Chaired by MRIA President David W. Stark, CIPP

MRIA's first Privacy Officers Forum will be held this Wednesday, June 17 via webinar, and we hope that you will be able to join us. It is designed for privacy officers, general/corporate counsel, online panel managers and anyone working on the agency or client side who has an interest in privacy topics. For more information and to register, Click here.

2009 QRD Day Conference:
Friday, November 20 at the Ontario Science Centre in Don Mills, Ontario. Visit our website for more information as it becomes available.

MRIA 2009 Conference – it’s a wrap !
We return from Montreal, having experienced a highly successful national conference. Over 330 delegates participated, 28 sponsors supported, 27 exhibitors promoted and 25 presentations enlightened. Delegates now have access to the speaker presentations online, and were advised of their password via email last week.  Very special thanks go to Maxime Bourbonnais of MBA Recherche who mastered the art of conference chair with good humor and record speed in decision making (and delegating!). Over 150 photographs are now available for viewing on the Conference 2009 website, and more photos will be added as they become available.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the 50th anniversary national conference, taking place in Toronto on May 30 – June 2, 2010.

2009 Excellence in Research Awards – winners announced
At the 2009 National Conference, we celebrated the industry’s finest with a gala dinner on Tuesday, May 26 at the Hyatt Regency in Montréal. This year, 8 recipients went home with the excellence crystals, stunning conversation pieces often exhibited in winners’ reception areas. Special thanks go to John Ball who chaired this year’s judging panel – and to the judges – Jordan Levitin, Don Williams and Keith Neuman. For a complete list of excellence winners, new CMRPs, new Fellows and student winners, click here.

American Marketing Research Event in Canada -
this month in Whistler BC !
The American Marketing Association is holding its 20th Anniversary Advanced Research Techniques Forum in Whistler, BC on June 14-17 2009. For more info, click here.

Advertising Opportunities
Vue Magazine - Will you be vue’d in 2009?
MRIA’s vue magazine is coming of age with an insightful editorial team, monthly themes, great articles, and effective advertising! Be counted among the successful advertisers who depend on vue to get their marketing messages across. August 2009 is the Online Issue, covering topics of interest to online research providers and users alike – advertising space is still available – contact Anne Marie Gabriel at amgabriel@mria-arim.ca. For more info and special offers click here.

The State of the Economy and How It Will Impact on B2B Markets and Research

When: Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 1:00 PM EST
Speaker: David Skelsey, Director of Strictly Financial

A “live” webinar featuring Dave Skelsey Director of Strictly Financial. a qualitative agency specializing in the financial services sector. David will reprise the talk he recently gave to the Business Intelligence Group (BIG) in the U.K. He will try to forecast what 2009 will bring and the impact on B2B research buyers, research budgets and what demands this is likely to place on as B2B research practitioners. Click here for complete details and to register.

MRIA BC Chapter:
Survey Opportunity – Simon Fraser University Business Analytics Graduate Program

Simon Fraser University (SFU) is planning to develop a Master of Science program in Business Analytics and they are currently collecting industry opinions via online surveys regarding such a graduate program. SFU is hoping to talk to a variety of companies who use analytics to drive business decisions, such as the extensive use of customer/corporate data to create useful metrics and the associated use of analytic methods such as predictive modeling.

Through a short confidential survey, SFU hopes to get valuable feedback on the proposed curriculum, industry’s current use of analytics, and employment prospects for Business Analytics graduates (both practicums and employment). Feedback from companies will ultimately aid in the development of a program which appropriately fits with industry needs and best practices.

To participate or to get more information, please contact David Dobson at ddobson@sfu.ca.

Share your expertise and knowledge... VUE is considering articles on a wide range of topics for our November 2009 issue. The article submission deadline is September 10, 2009.

July 6 for the August 2009 issue.

August 5 for the September 2009 issue.

For more information about ad sizes, rates and how to book your ad, please visit the MRIA website.

Our 2009-2010 Course Calendar will be available in August 2009.

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
  • 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 10(!) exciting career openings available for members to view online.

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    Mark Your Calendars

    AMA Advanced Research Techniques Forum in Whistler, BC - June 14-17 2009

    New MRIA Privacy Officers Forum: Kick-Off Webinar - June 17, 2009

    2009 QRD Day Conference
    - November 20 - Ontario Science Centre, Don Mills, Ontario

    2010 MRIA National Conference & Awards Gala in Toronto
    - May 30 - June 2, 2010

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