Research Verification Service: click here to verify the legitimacy of a marketing research project / survey.
Service de vérification des sondages: cliquez ici pour vérifier la légitimité d'un projet de recherche / sondage.
MRIA 2013 National Conference: Participate – we make it easy!
Join us in stunning Niagara Falls on June 2 - 4 2013 - where we are 'bridging the gap' between events, by doing things a bit differently this time
- Over 55 speakers on topics that impact our industry today
- More client side researchers attending than ever before
- A trip down memory lane, where Hollywood stars return to the Falls, paparazzi included
- A cocktail party just a stone's throw from the Falls
- Contests, prizes, tradeshow passports, photo booths, great food, local wine, magicians…
- Can you really not join all the fun?
For more information, click here.
MRIA 2013 AGM Events - Evening Session (Formal AGM) Moved to May 27th
On behalf of the Board of Directors, we wish to advise you that following consultations with our legal team and to align with the overall objective of good governance for the Association, we are rescheduling the 2013 Annual General Meeting from the evening of Monday, April 8th to the evening of Monday, May 27th to be held at the same location (The Bloor Yorkville Marriott Hotel in Toronto – see details below). This follows the board approval on March 8th to extend the term for sitting members of the national board to the completion of our elections this year. Moving the AGM to this date, whose principal purpose would be to ratify the new board, will facilitate the approval of the newly elected national board positions in advance of the first official face-to-face meeting of the 2013-2014 Board on June 2nd 2013 which will be held in conjunction with our National Conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
All other meetings and events originally planned for April 8th and April 9th will proceed as planned (click here for details) with the exception of the first meeting of the 2013-2014 Board of Directors that was scheduled for April 8 at 1:30-2:15 p.m. which will be cancelled.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and look forward to seeing you on April 8th and April 9th for meetings already planned and at the AGM on the evening of May 27th!
Skilled Graduates in Marketing Research Who Can Hit the Ground Running
Algonquin College's Marketing and Business Intelligence Research students of the class of 2013 have finished their course work and are eager to apply their freshly-minted skills. When Algonquin MBIR students come through your office door, they are ready to work for you. [read more...]
Attention MRIA Members:
Georgian College Research Analyst students are available for employment this fall if you are looking for bright, enthusiastic trained researchers. [read more...]
CMRP Program Update
As some of you may know, the CMRP designation is going through an evolution and we wanted you to be aware of the progress made to date. [read more...]
MRIA Board – call for nominations – deadline is April 15 2013
MRIA is currently seeking Nominations for the following positions:
• Board of Directors – four directors
• Research Agency Council RAC – 2 positions
• Client Side Researcher council CSRC – 2 positions
Executive Director Transition At MRIA
November 30, 2012: Sandy Janzen, President of the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, today announced a leadership change at the Association, following the resignation of Brendan Wycks, founding Executive Director To read the complete annouuncement, click here.
COMPLAINTS PANEL CENSURES CAMPAIGN RESEARCH
November 28, 2012: The Marketing Research and Intelligence Association (MRIA) today announced that an independent, arms-length Complaints Panel has imposed a sanction of Censure upon Campaign Research, a Corporate Research Agency member, after finding that the firm violated provisions of the Association's Code of Conduct and Good Practice.
To read the Complaints Panel's decision, click here.
Member Advisory On Supreme Court Of Canada Comments On Use Of Survey Evidence In Brand Or Trademark Disputes
MRIA members may be aware of a recent decision from the Supreme Court of Canada, concerning the Masterpiece brand in the context of retirement home services.1 The Supreme Court's decision raised four issues of relevance to the marketing research profession.
This Member Advisory summarizes those issues, and communicates the views of the MRIA Board of Directors. Members who are asked for their advice on preparing surveys for brand or trade-mark disputes are welcome to use this document for reference in responding to inquiries.
To read the complete advisory, please click here
Joseph B. Doyle 1921-2012
Joe Doyle, who founded PMRS in 1960, passed away suddenly on September 18 2012. For a summary of his long and distinguished career in Marketing Research, click here.
Services will be held at Briton House, 720 Mount Pleasant Road on Thursday, September 27, 1:30 - 3:30 in the Recital Hall.
To view a series of photographs in Memory of Joe Doyle, please click here.
MRIA Advocacy Issues
MRIA Research Registration System
This is a Call To Action to MRIA Client-Side Researcher Corporate members; and a Call To Re-commitment on the part of Corporate Research Agency members.
All Gold Seal and Basic Corporate Research Agency members of the Association are obligated to register all of their research projects with MRIA's Research Registration System, and Client-Side Corporate members are encouraged to insist that their agency suppliers do so. For more info click here
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as a news service to our various stakeholders (members, non members, business community, media, government, education and consumers) – it's free of charge and topics may include appointments & promotions, mergers, new product launches, promotions, events, etc. And do include a photo and contact info! Each news item is available online for 30 days. To submit your news, simply fill out our online form
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