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Volume 2, Issue 14

August 1, 2006

The 2006 Edition of MRIA's Research Buyer's
Guide is now available

You will receive with your August issue of Vue a very important document: the 2006 Research Buyer's Guide. This comprehensive industry sourcebook provides research buyers with access to hundreds of listings of research providers and their services.

Beginning with this 2006 Edition of the Guide, only Corporate members of the Association are listed or advertised in it. Corporate members subscribe to both MRIA's Corporate and Individual Codes of Conduct.

An update-able and searchable on-line version is also available on our website

NOW is the time to add new Individual members or join as a new Corporate member of MRIA
MRIA has introduced pro-rated membership dues for first-time members of the Association, which are available from July 1 to December 31, 2006:

  • New Individual members can join for six months at the reduced rate of $180 (plus $50 Initiation Fee plus GST). Please inform your friends and colleagues in the industry, and enroll your new employees so they can start receiving the benefits of MRIA membership. To do so, please download the New Individual Member application form by clicking here;
  • New Corporate members can join for six months, at the reduced rate of $180 (plus GST), which includes an Individual membership for the Corporate representative (a $50 Initiation Fee still applies). Preferred Survey Registration fees have also been reduced for this six-month period. To become a Corporate member, please download the New Corporate Member application form by clicking here.

Are you the last CMRP research member to write a CJMR article? - Deadline: Sept. 30th!
The next issue of CJMR will be published in the fall. CJMR is for innovative Canadian research practitioners first and foremost. In particular, we welcome contributions from members involved in Business Intelligence, Business-to-Business, or qualitative research. Remember: articles don't need to be long or full of algorithms. Experience the pleasure of seeing your name in print. Contact Cam Davis (Editor-in-Chief) cjmreditor@mria-arim.ca or check us out online. Deadline for submissions is September 30th.

New Presidents - Alberta and Toronto Chapters
Two MRIA Chapters have recently elected new Boards of Directors:
  • Marc Tremblay from Leger Marketing is the new Alberta Chapter President. For details on Alberta's new Board of Directors, click here;
  • Mark Papineau from The Toronto Star is the new Toronto Chapter President. To learn more about Toronto's new Board of Directors, click here.

The B2B Division Toronto Learning Series presents "Beyond Customer Satisfaction", August 14.
On Monday, August 14, Bob Inglis will speak on "Beyond Customer Satisfaction: Defining Your Company's Competitive Position in a B2B Market" on the patio at the Duke of York Pub, 39 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto. Click here, to learn more and to register.

The B2B Division Toronto Learning Series also presents "Qualitative Techniques for B2B", September 11.
Come out on September 11th and learn from Dorothy Aaron, specialist Qualitative Research on the following topics: the use of telephone focus groups in B2B research, and whether moderators (for B2B qualitative research) need to be knowledgeable in the client's industry. For more information and to register, click here.

NATIONAL B2B WEBINAR SERIES: B2B Research - B2B Research - The Times They Are A'Changin', October 2, 2006.
This will be the first webinar in a series featuring top B2B research "experts" and will feature Ruth McNeil, an international B2B research consultant. For more information, click here.

Joint QRD / QRCA Qualitative Research Event - October 20, 2006 in Toronto
Mark your calendars for the 2006 Annual Joint QRD / QRCA Qualitative Conference on October 20. For more information on this event, click here.

The conference committee is currently seeking speakers to present for the break out sessions. Any topic consistent with the theme: "Bridging the Gaps" will be considered. For more information, click here.

To learn more about the sponsorship opportunities available for this event, click here.

MRIA Business Intelligence Conference
November 9 & 10, 2006 in Vancouver

Mark your calendars Now! Join industry professionals and buyers of Business Intelligence in Vancouver this November. Learn the new skills and perspectives being demanded of Researchers today. For details, on confirmed speakers, click here.

The BI Conference is also offering Sponsorship Opportunities! Gain exposure among clients, potential clients, and industry leaders while demonstrating your support for the business intelligence and marketing research industry. For details, click here.


The 2006/2007 MRIA School of Marketing Research Educational Program
Watch for more information in the next issues of Pulse and online at www.mria-arim.ca.


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 October 2006 issue. The article submission deadline is August 21. Contact Stuart Hemerling, editor VUE magazine at 604.721.0480 or shemerling@prophis.com.

    Advertising space is always filling up fast. Don't miss your opportunity and book your ad today! DEADLINES TO BOOK YOUR AD:
    Aug. 25 for the Oct. 2006 issue
    Sept. 25 for the Nov. 2006 issue

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


    Request for Proposals (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.

    To view the RFP opportunities currently available, click here.


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

    Advertisers: Place your Job Posting online.


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