launches the world's first Charter of
On October 3, 2006 the Marketing Research and Intelligence
Association held its first ever "Parliament Hill Day" where members
of the national Board of Directors and Chapter Presidents met with approximately
25 parliamentarians on key issues of concern to the research industry.
This event marks a new proactive phase in MRIA advocacy on behalf of our
members and the industry. That same day, MRIA publicly launched the world's
first Charter of Respondent Rights, a new public accountability and self-regulatory
initiative through which MRIA members articulate their Standards-based commitment
to protect the rights of research participants. For more information,
Merci - Thank you - Grazie - Danke
MRIA would like to thank and recognize Matrix Research
Limited and OpenVenue e-Research Solutions, Gold Seal Corporate
Research Agency members of the Association, for the vital work they recently
carried out, on a pro bono basis, on behalf of MRIA and its members.
When MRIA recently sent out an urgent request for pro
bono data collection on national consumer attitudes towards telephone
surveys and the soon-to-be-implemented National Do Not Call Registry, Alec
Svoboda, CMRP, President of Matrix Research, was the first to answer the
call for assistance.
Alec then contacted John Visser, Vice-President, Client
Development at OpenVenue e-Research Solutions, and, as a team, the two firms
worked to provide MRIA with high quality information within a compressed
The insights gained from this research helped to confirm
MRIA's messaging for the Parliament Hill Day appointments that national
Board members and Chapter Presidents had with MPs and Senators on October
3rd, and for the new Charter of Respondent Rights launched in Ottawa that
evening. As well, the findings will be key in guiding MRIA's finalization
of a new long-term, public-focused Communications Campaign Plan.
Hands in your pocket? Take them out and start writing for CJMR. Deadline: Oct. 30th!
CJMR is 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) email@example.com
or check us out online.
Deadline for submissions is October 30th.
New Member of MRIA Staff Team
MRIA Executive Director Brendan Wycks is pleased
to announce that Anne Marie Gabriel has joined the Association's
staff as Communications Consultant. In this role, she will focus on
implementing the Association's Communications Plan, while overseeing member
and external communications including print and web initiatives. Anne Marie's
experience in business development, management consulting and corporate
communications will help in the delivery of timely communications to members,
and in elevating and enhancing the public image and reputation of the market
and survey research industry. For Vue and Pulse advertising and communications
inquiries, contact Anne Marie at (905) 602 6854 ext. 8723 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Chapter Speaker Luncheon - October 20, 2006
How do you interpret gut reaction and make it work to your
advantage? This presentation, entitled Gut Reaction: Measuring and Enhancing
Consumer Response from Inside, discusses breakthroughs in brain science
and their applications in market research. Demonstrating the use of facial
coding in interpreting the 80% of communication that is non-verbal, and
providing techniques for using the knowledge to create more effective marketing
campaigns and collateral, Gut Reaction provides attendees with another tool
in the battle for market share. For complete details click
Have you heard the latest? From Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg...
And now, coming to Toronto on Tuesday, October 24th, 2006
MRIA Toronto Chapter invites you to come out,
mingle and listen to MRIA National President Nik Nanos, who will be talking
about the hot issues affecting our Industry for example: the
soon-to-be-launched National Do Not Call Registry; the world's first "Charter
of Respondent Rights" and MRIA's role within these initiatives. For
more information and to register, click
du chapitre du Québec: le 25 octobre, 2006
Le 25 octobre prochain, "InfoPresse" en collaboration
avec le Chapitre du Québec, présente la journée Infopresse
- Recherche marketing "Mesurer l'engagement réel du consommateur".
Plusieurs conférenciers spécialistes de la mesure de la loyauté
client viendront nous parler de l'importance de la loyauté et de
l'engagement dans nos plans marketing. Pour de plus amples informations,
cliquer sur le lien.
Ottawa Speakers Series Event: October 26, 2006
Join us on October 26 for a Presentation entitled "Response Rates
- What's happening with them and how much should we care?" by Patricia
Simmie, Executive Vice President, Ipsos Camelford Graham and Chair, MRIA
Response Rate Committee, This presentation will look at the historical decline
in response rates and describe some of the current activity and research,
in Canada and on an international basis, on the impact of these declining
rates. It will also address the question of who should care about this decline
and why. For details, click
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 and to register for this event,
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.
To learn more about the sponsorship opportunities available
for this event, click
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
Internet Research Conference, January 16th, 2007, in Toronto: Call for Presenters and Panelists
This message is your personal invitation to become
part of a groundbreaking MRIA conference! If being part of NetGain, the Canadian research industry's first Internet-specific
conference, would be of interest to other senior members of your organization,
please share this invitation with them.
Two Reply Options
If we hear back from you before October 16,
2006, you may be included in our advertising supplement appearing in
the December issue of Vue magazine.
Final programming decisions will be made by November
3, 2006. Thereafter, the selected presenters must submit their presentations
by December 15, 2006.
To read more, click here.
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.
To learn more about local events and networking opportunities organized by MRIA's seven local Chapters, visit their websites:
Share your expertise and knowledge... VUE is considering articles on a wide range of topics for our
December 2006 issue. The article submission deadline is October 20. Contact
Stuart Hemerling, editor VUE magazine at 604.721.0480 or email@example.com.
Advertising space is always filling up fast. Don't miss
your opportunity and book your ad today! DEADLINES TO BOOK YOUR AD:
Oct. 25 for the Dec. 2006 issue
Nov. 24 for the Jan. 2007 issue
For more information about ad sizes, rates and how to book
your ad, please visit the MRIA
|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.
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 11(!) exciting career openings available for members to view online.
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