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Volume 2, Issue 15

August 31, 2006

The MRIA 2006 National Membership Directory will be mailed out with the September issue of Vue magazine
In this new edition, we have updated the layout and the format to make the National Membership Directory easier to search. A simplified legend, outlining the abbreviations used within the Directory, has been added.

As a supplement to this hard copy edition of the Membership Directory, you can use the online searchable membership directory for the current contact information for all MRIA Individual members.

Be sure to update your individual and/or corporate member record online on the website, whenever a change occurs. Please click here to update your corporate membership record and click here to update your individual membership record. Keeping MRIA up-to-date is the best way to stay in touch with friends or colleagues in the industry.

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

You have received 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 online version is also available on our website.

To buy additional copies of the Research Buyer's Guide, visit our Bookstore.

CJMR seeks super men and super women to write articles - Deadline: Sept. 30th!
The next issue of CJMR will be published this fall. CJMR is a journal for innovative Canadian research practitioners. 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.

Toronto Chapter Speaker Event: September 19, 2006
Join us on September 19 for the Toronto Chapter September Speaker Event, entitled "Emotionomics: How Emotions Drive Consumer Decisions". Dan Hill, President, Sensory Logic, will demonstrate how marketing too often adheres to a rational "features and benefits" approach that overlooks the degree to which people think with their hearts - in images, not words. For more information and to register, click here.

Ottawa Speakers Series Event: October 2, 2006
Join us for a Double Bill on October 2. MRIA President, Nik Nanos, will provide an update on the state of the industry, as well as an update on MRIA activities and priorities. Come hear about the new Charter of Respondent Rights. David Stark, MRIA Standards Portfolio Chair, will bring us up-to-date on a number of initiatives, including revising our association's standards to align with the new ISO Standard for Marketing Research and other developments in the MRIA Standards Portfolio. For more information, click here.

The B2B Division Toronto Learning Series 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.

INTERNATIONAL 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.

Don't miss Paco Underhill and other industry leaders who will share their expertise and insights in this one day only exclusive event, at a great price: $195 for MRIA and QRCA members. Please read the next issue of PULSE to learn how to register to this Conference.

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

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

Register 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 and to register, 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.



Starting September 7, the 2006 / 2007 MRIA School of Marketing Research Educational Program will be posted on our website and online registration will be open.

Mark your calendars!
Here is the Fall 2006 Upcoming Schedule.


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 November 2006 issue. The article submission deadline is September 20. 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:
    Sept. 25 for the Nov. 2006 issue
    Oct. 25 for the Dec. 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.


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

    Advertisers: Place your Job Posting online.

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