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Volume 4, Issue 7

August 31, 2008

Free National Do Not Call List “What You Need To Know” Teleconference Presentations Exclusively For MRIA Members in October

Canada’s long-anticipated National Do Not Call List (NDNCL) is scheduled to launch on Tuesday, September 30, 2008, and calls made for survey and public opinion research are fully exempt. 

MRIA has teamed up with the CRTC to offer some teleconference presentations, exclusively for MRIA members, about the coming NDNCL and what survey research companies need to know.

To find out more, click here.


NOW is the time to join as new Individual or Corporate members

MRIA introduces pro-rated membership dues and fees for first-time members of the Association, which will be available from June 26 to December 31, 2008 at the following discounted rates:

  • New Individual members can join for six months at the reduced rate of $189 (plus $60 Activation 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.
  • New Corporate representatives can join for six months, at the reduced rate of $189 (plus GST), which includes an Individual membership for the Corporate representative (a $60 Initiation Fee still applies). Preferred Research Registration fees have also been pro-rated for this six-month period.

To join MRIA as a new Individual Member or as a new Corporate Member, click here for a link to the MRIA Portal, where you will be able to join the Association online, simply and efficiently. For more information, contact us at membership@mria-arim.ca or at 905-602-6854, ext. 8727.

School of Marketing Research Renamed;
And Other Key Education and CMRP Changes Approved

The MRIA Board of Directors has approved a name change for the School of Marketing Research. This vitally important area in the Association's suite of member services and benefits is now called the Institute for Professional Development. Click here for the complete article.

MRIA Secures 15% Discount for Members on 2008 ESOMAR Congress Registration Fees

Your Association has partnered with ESOMAR to bring MRIA members a 15% discount on registration fees for the upcoming Frontiers 2008 ESOMAR Annual Congress, the world’s largest marketing research industry conference, which is being held in Montreal from Monday, September 22 to Thursday, September 25.

This attractive discount applies to the Congress registration fee in effect at the time of registration, and applies to both the “ESOMAR Member” and “ESOMAR Non-Member” rates.  The discount does not apply to registration fees for the pre-Congress Workshops. Click here for complete details.

Visit the MRIA Booth #722 in the Tradeshow area and contact Anne Marie Gabriel to find out more about advertising opportunities amgabriel@mria-arim.ca

2008 Research Buyer's Guide

Look for your copy to be mailed next week with the September issue of VUE. Additional copies available For $50.00

Tickets go on sale October 3, 2008 for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games

Those who wish to purchase Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games tickets will need to visit vancouver2010.com between October 3 and November 7, 2008 and submit a ticket request. Until then, VANOC is encouraging all potential ticket buyers to visit vancouver2010.com and register to receive timely e-mail updates with important ticketing information and announcements. Lotteries will be held to distribute tickets to Olympic Games events where demand for tickets exceeds supply. This is one way VANOC will ensure fair ticket allocation for everyone. Complete details here.

Pour la version française, cliquez ici.

Chapter visits by MRIA President John Ball and Executive Director Brendan Wycks planned for September

Your Association is finalizing dates for Chapter visits by MRIA President John Ball and Executive Director Brendan Wycks.  Our objective is to visit all seven Chapters in the month of September, given that one of the main subjects of John’s presentation will be the national do not call list and, ideally, we want to use the Chapter visits as an opportunity to get our message about the national DNCL out to members before it launches on September 30. A separate eBlast will be sent to all members once dates are firm.

What Doctors Want... From Market Research


McWhirter & Associates conducts many research projects every year with physicians. Because of the company’s specialty in this type of research it was interested in learning a little more about why – and why not – physicians agree to participate in market research projects. In addition, given the variety of methodologies available for conducting research, the company was interested in obtaining some sense of doctors’ preferences and experiences with each of the main market research methodologies. For details, and to register, visit the MRIA B2B website.

Toronto Chapter - Call for Speakers
The Toronto Chapter is looking for presenters for their upcoming speaker series for Fall 2008 and Winter 2009.  We hope you will be interested in sharing some of your insights and case studies with others in the industry to stimulate more creative approaches and insights to research. Click here for complete details.

Mesure de la satisfaction et de la fidélisation de la clientèle
L’atelier aura lieu à Québec le 25 septembre prochain, de 8 h à 17 h. La satisfaction de la clientèle et la fidélisation de la clientèle sont à la base même des affaires de nos jours. Nous prenons-nous de la bonne manière pour mesurer la satisfaction de la clientèle?

Cet atelier sera animé par Michel Saulnier. L’atelier sera donné en français. Pour les détails complets cliquez ici.

Retenez ces dates et préparez-vous à un événement époustouflant

Les dates et le lieu de la conférence annuelle de l’ARIM en 2009 sont maintenant confirmés.

Une super ville, un super contenu et de super opportunités de réseautage et de développement d’affaires. Soyez « En Accord » avec les nouvelles tendances de l’industrie en participant à cet événement que vous ne voudrez pas manquer.

Réservez ces dates : du dimanche 24 mai au mardi 26 mai 2009, la conférence annuelle de l’ARIM aura lieu à l'hôtel Hyatt Regency dans l’effervescente ville de Montréal. Plus de détails seront bientôt disponibles.

Mark your Calendars

ESOMAR Congress 2008 in Montreal – Sept. 22-25, 2008

2009 MRIA National Conference & Awards Gala in Montreal - May 24-26, 2009

Share your expertise and knowledge... VUE is considering articles on a wide range of topics for our November 2008 issue. The article submission deadline is September 11, 2008.

September 22 for the November 2008 issue

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


  • Click here for more information on the changes made to our new Institute for Professional Development
  • For the complete list of Core courses offered, click here
  • For the complete list of Professional Development courses offered, click here

For more information on MRIA's Institute for Professional Development Certificate Program leading to the Certified Marketing Research Professional (CMRP) designation, click here.

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

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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.

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