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Posted: 05/23/2013 2:47:36 PM
SSI Awarded Microsoft Preferred Provider Status
Shelton, CT – May 23, 2013 - SSI, the leading provider of sample and data collection solutions for researchers, has been designated as a preferred provider in the Microsoft Preferred Supplier Program (MPSP).
The program makes it easy for Microsoft employees to work globally with a prequalified, select group of suppliers. Qualification requires a rigorous review of a company's products, procedures and service levels. The status that SSI now enjoys with Microsoft brings about new efficiencies for both companies and new value to the relationship they are building together.
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Posted: 05/22/2013 8:51:18 PM
Farewell to the lovely Liz Jaye
JAYE, Liz - On Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at her home. Liz Jaye, beloved wife of Ivan. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Paul Jaye and Karen Rosenberg, and Naomi Jaye. Sadly missed by Jeremy Ries. Dear sister of the late Robert Mornington. Loving grandmother of Noah, and Lila. Devoted daughter of Harry and Renee Mornington, and daughter-in-law of Leah and Louis Jaye. Her life was a blessing.
At Holy Blossom Temple
, 1950 Bathurst Street (south of Eglinton) for service on Friday, May 24, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the Mazon Canada, 416- 783-7554 or to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, 416-946-6560
Evening services will be held at 8:00 p.m. Shiva will conclude Wednesday evening May 29th.
Cemetery: Holy Blossom Memorial Park
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Posted: 05/20/2013 2:54:05 PM
ESOMAR and NewMR Host Virtual Book Launch - Answers to Contemporary MR Questions
ESOMAR, the world association for market, social and opinion research, is proud to announce the virtual launch of a new step-by-step guide for new professionals in the market research industry. Answers to Contemporary Market Research Questions provides new researchers and those who want to learn more about a research topic with a range of answers to everyday, but important, market research questions.
Working in conjunction with NewMR, ESOMAR is hosting three webinar sessions, with a selection of the contributing authors. The global launch will feature three regional webinar sessions (Asia Pacific, Europe and West Asia and The Americas) that participants can sign up for via the NewMR website (newmr.org
With content developed from more than 20 contributing authors from 9 different countries, the book serves as a first point of reference to enable new (and sometimes older) researchers to orientate themselves, and avoid walking into too many of the traps that the changing world of market research can create.
ESOMAR Director General, Finn Raben, is delighted over the launch of Answers to Contemporary Market Research Questions.
"Through our various initiatives engaging new recruits in the industry, it became clear to us that there was a gap between the theory of market research practice and the practicalities of daily life working as a researcher. We wanted to make a guide that was not only useful but that was created by those "in –the-know" and who have had to ask and answers these questions themselves." said Raben.
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Posted: 05/08/2013 11:21:55 AM
Research Now and Vision Critical Partner to Offer Insight Community Technologies Worldwide
Part of the Vision Critical Global Partner Network, Research Now Features Insight Communities
VANCOUVER, British Columbia and PLANO, Texas – May 8, 2013 – Vision Critical, the leading provider of insight community technologies, and Research Now, the global leader in digital data collection, today announced a strategic partnership to provide Research Now clients and prospects with Vision Critical Insight Communities. The combined offering provides businesses and organizations with a deep understanding of specific consumer insights for select markets.
The Research Now global sales and delivery teams will now offer and fully support Vision Critical Insight Communities to benefit its clients and prospects. Vision Critical Insight Community technologies enable businesses and organizations to engage directly with hundreds to tens of thousands of customers on an ongoing basis to gain feedback and insights. Through insight communities, clients are able to gather, analyze and translate customer feedback into quick and meaningful business decisions. Continuing to evolve with the industry, Research Now offers clients the benefits of comprehensive customer insight communities.
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Posted: 04/30/2013 12:38:11 PM
uSamp Taps Former Co-CEO and Founder of IAG Research, Alan Gould, to Lead the Company
Los Angeles, CA (April 30, 2013) —uSamp, a leading provider of business insights through mobile and online survey technology, has appointed Alan Gould to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Founders and Co-Presidents, Matt Dusig and Gregg Lavin, will continue to operate the company's core sampling business.
Gould comes into this new role as an experienced industry veteran with great understanding of the business insights marketplace. In 2000, he founded IAG Research and built the company into a leading provider of engagement metrics in the television industry. He served as its co-CEO until the company was acquired by Nielsen for $250 million. Following the company's merger with Nielsen, Gould created and served as CEO of Advertiser Solutions, a business unit of the Nielsen Company.
"I am delighted to join uSamp's executive team. uSamp is one of the fastest growing companies I have ever seen in the marketing services space with a special talent for introducing great technology to its clients." said Mr. Gould. "uSamp possesses on demand access to millions of consumers around the world and combines that access with the industry's most advanced mobile research products. I look forward to working with Matt and Gregg and this special group of innovators to expand our position as a go-to provider of key business insights."
Gould recently served on the boards of VIZU, which was acquired in July 2012 by Nielsen, Harris Interactive (2011- 2012) and the READ Alliance, an organization that teaches young children to read. Since 2011, Gould has been a Venture Partner with Greycroft Partners (www.greycroft.com) a leading early stage venture capital firm with offices in Los Angeles and New York and has served as a member of uSamp's board of directors, in addition to a role as Board observer with Crowd Computing Software and Netsertive, both Greycroft portfolio companies.
"We are excited to welcome Alan to his new role as CEO. He is an industry leading product innovator for marketing data and analytics, with a history of successfully starting and leading companies to sustained growth. We are certain he will bring great energy and leadership to our already strong team," said uSamp co-founder Matt Dusig.
uSamp (www.uSamp.com), the fastest growing company in the Market Research Industry, is a premier provider of technology and survey respondents used to obtain consumer and business insights. uSamp's leading-mobile technology and SaaS platform transform the way companies gain intelligence to make better, faster decisions about their products and services by tapping into uSamp's 12 million member global panel of survey respondents. Through uSamp's proprietary technologies for self-serve sampling and survey authoring, companies have on-demand access to millions of profiled survey respondents. uSamp is based in Los Angeles, with five offices throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. The company has more than 200 team members worldwide. uSamp was No. 213 on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies and is recognized on the 2011 and 2012 Forbes' America's Most Promising Company list.
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Posted: 04/24/2013 9:37:41 AM
Tech Leader Joins Hotspex
Toronto – April 23, 2013 – Hotspex has hired a new Head of Technology to build thought leadership in the development of new initiatives, products, processes and standards.
Toby joined Hotspex from Grey Group where he was Senior Architect and Director of Development. Toby brings with him over 16 years of development and consulting experience, including large-scale projects for global brands Mars, Procter & Gamble, and Unilever.
Shane Skillen, Hotspex Founder & CEO stated: "We are known for our ability to deliver technology-driven insight and innovation solution. Under Toby's technology leadership, we envision rolling out significant developments and new, breakthrough capabilities with mobile and social media in the next 12 months."
In addition to expanding their technology talent, Hotspex will be announcing new senior Research hires in the next two weeks.
Hotspex applies emotional science to help cl. We deliver holistic insights by combining Cognitive & Emotional measurement on a global scale. For over a decade and across 20 countries, our insights, innovation and technology help to evolve and invent products and experiences that breakthrough and brands that jump off shelves. Engaged consumers, by the millions, have their say in shaping insights, ideas, concepts and communications through our interactive surveys and our Take-a-survey; Plant-a-tree
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Posted: 04/23/2013 1:08:11 PM
Voice of the Customer and Market Research Industry Pioneers Take Center Stage at Confirmit Community Conference 2013
Global leaders convene in London and Las Vegas to share transformative customer feedback, employee feedback and Market Research successes
New York, NY and Oslo, Norway and London, UK: April 23, 2013: In response to European and North American demand, Confirmit, the leading global software provider for Customer Experience, Employee Engagement and Market Research, will bring industry visionaries together at Confirmit Community Conference 2013 to exchange ideas and best practices. Confirmit will hold the conference in two locations for the first time this year: London (June 19-21, at the Park Plaza Riverbank) and Las Vegas (June 26-28, at the Bellagio).
The conference will explore business-critical issues and trends presented by key industry leaders, such as capturing the Voice of the Customer, boosting respondent engagement, increasing customer retention, and embracing digital and social technologies. These are summarized in the theme of the conference; Amplify Voices, Create Connections, Drive Innovation.
Industry leaders from Office Depot, Best Buy, AIG Life and Retirement, SanDisk, GfK, Philadelphia Insurance and other global organizations, including financial institutions and Market Research agencies, will share their latest strategies to drive ROI for both Customer Experience Management and Market Research success.
"Companies need to understand the rapid changes in their industries and discover new techniques that can drive business forward," explains Henning Hansen, Confirmit's president and CEO. "The Confirmit Community Conference is a major event for senior executives and others involved in customer experience and research programs to share insights, case studies, and come away with actionable insights for their organizations. We're delighted to be able to offer two events this year to ensure as many of our customers, partners and prospective customers can join us."
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Posted: 04/17/2013 7:23:36 PM
Susan Abbott joins Think Global Qualitative as Canadian representative
Susan Abbott of Abbott Research + Consulting, is pleased to announce the formation of Think Global Qualitative, an alliance of senior qualitative professionals that can provide boutique-style support to multi-country qualitative projects. www.thinkglobalqualitative.com
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Posted: 04/17/2013 4:18:40 PM
Rudy Nadilo joins Dapresy as their President, North America
Rudy Nadilo joined Dapresy as their President, North America. Dapresy has established itself in Europe with 100+ clients as the leading SaaS provider of online analysis & reporting solutions for the marketing research industry. He helped transform the marketing research industry with his pioneering work as CEO of Greenfield Online, and believes he will help transform the industry again by introducing Dapresy to North America.
Dapresy partners with leading companies to help them easily deploy state-of-the-art InfoGraphics based dashboards. Dapresy provides a user-friendly, dynamic way to deliver results in an online delivery tool. These dynamic dashboards are individually tailored so the "right person, sees the right data, at the right time". For market researchers looking to move beyond PowerPoint and Excel, Dapresy is simply the Better Way to deliver marketing research results.
Dapresy is designed by market researchers for market researchers. The system is easy to use through a simple "drag & drop" interface so there is no programming required. In addition to stunning InfoGraphics based dashboards, the system has fully integrated modules for Charts, Tables, Crosstabs, Statistical Analysis, Reports, Data Processing and manipulation, and automated data updates. With Dapresy, tracking study waves can be deployed literally in minutes. In business for over 10 years, our clients include firms like TNS, GfK, The Pert Group, Morpace, Rogers Connect Market Research, Ford Motor Company, Blauw, Synovate, Unilever and many more.
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Posted: 04/15/2013 4:17:30 PM
[Logit], the GO TO people for data collection, are pleased to announce the appointment of Terry Rawlings as VP, Sales & Marketing. Terry comes to Logit with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the Research Industry, not only in Canada but also in the USA, Europe and Latin America. He has worked with all research methodologies and truly knows and the whole research process end-to-end. This new appointment adds great strength to an already strong team and further enhances Logit’s profile as THE GO-TO data collection company. www.logitgroup.com.
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Posted: 04/15/2013 1:46:50 PM
Celebrating 15 Years of Delvinia
The story of Delvinia is really about people.
Those in the past, the present and even the future.
People are what make the business, and people are its heart and soul. The story of Delvinia is not my story alone. It is made up of everyone who has been touched by Delvinia, who has been a part of Delvinia, or who has supported Delvinia. It is about the journey with our clients, our partners and our employees. It is as important for me to have them share their stories, as it is for me to share mine.
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Posted: 04/09/2013 4:00:12 PM
Research Now Mobile Introduces Version 3.0 of its Mobile Research Platform
Expanding to Multiple Languages, Introducing Advanced Survey Launch Schedulers, and Supporting Multi-Level Nested Quota Management, Version 3.0 Takes Mobile Research Global
PLANO, Texas – April 9, 2013 – Research Now Mobile™ today announced Version 3.0 of its Research Now Mobile™ platform, redesigned to feature multilingual capabilities; a survey launch scheduler; a multi-level nested quota management system; and advanced geo location survey capabilities – all while providing researchers access to a more global array of mobile respondents from around the world.
To read the entire Press Release, click here.
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Posted: 04/05/2013 3:10:19 PM
Class Action Possible in comScore Case
April 5 2013
Digital audience specialist comScore has suffered a legal setback in Illinois, where a federal judge has ruled it could be open to a class action suit over claims of privacy violations.
US District Court Judge James Holderman certified two groups of consumers who may be involved in an action - all those who have downloaded comScore's software via a third party since 2005; and all those who were not provided with a link to the company's End User Licence Agreement (EULA) before they opted to download the software.
Jay Edelson, lawyer for the initial plaintiffs - who filed in 2011 - says there may be as many as one million people in the classes concerned. Consumers Jeff Dunstan of California and Mike Harris of Illinois say comScore's terms of service fail to alert users to the 'terrifying' amount of data its OSSProxy software collects, from usernames and passwords to credit card numbers and retail transactions; or to the fact the software may modify their security settings.
The suit also alleges that the software 'fuzzifies' confidential data rather than thoroughly anonymising it; and can slow down Internet access and cause computers to crash.
In the EULA, comScore openly states that once a participant downloads its software, it monitors all the Internet behavior that occurs on the computer on which the application is installed, including both normal web browsing and secure sessions such as filling a shopping basket, completing an application form or checking online accounts.
comScore admits that the software can inadvertently collect personally identifiable information about panelists, but points out that when this happens it purges its database. The firm has said it will 'aggressively defend itself' against the claims and had argued that the case was not appropriate for class action because consent issues need to be analyses case-by-case - but Holderman said many of the questions raised were common to all cases.
Legal experts quoted in the online press have suggested consumers could sue for up to a maximum of $1,000, and that the action could be 'the largest privacy case to ever go to trial in terms of class size and potential damages.'
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Posted: 04/05/2013 3:05:34 PM
Vision Critical and Dentsu Marketing Insight Announce Partnership
to Offer Insight Communities in Japan
Innovative Approach to Market Research Now Available to Businesses across Japan
with Dentsu as First Certified Partner in the Market
JAPAN (April 5, 2013) – Vision Critical, the leading provider of insight community technologies, and Dentsu Marketing Insight Inc., a subsidiary of one of the world's top advertising agency networks Dentsu, today announced a partnership to offer insight communities in Japan. Pioneered by Vision Critical, insight communities are the fastest-growing area of market research globally whereby businesses and organizations are able to have an ongoing conversation with their customers, pulling targeted insights that translate into meaningful and actionable business decisions. Dentsu Marketing Insight is Vision Critical's first certified partner in Japan.
The partnership combines Dentsu Marketing Insight's market expertise and experience working with top Japanese and global corporations in Japan with Vision Critical Insight Community technologies, to offer brands and clients a new and exciting level of continuous customer understanding to support their everyday business decisions.
"Dentsu offers unparalleled solutions to clients, enabling them to address their marketing operation needs. We are delighted to have Vision Critical as partner who is a global leader in insight communities technology," said Ken-ichi Kobayashi, President and CEO, Dentsu Marketing Insight Inc.
"We are honored to have Dentsu Marketing Insight as our first certified partner in the critically important Japanese market," said Scott Miller, Group CEO of Vision Critical. "Through the combination of Vision Critical Insight Community technologies and Dentsu's marketing and consulting expertise, we are poised to help clients tap into new levels of customer insights. The Japanese market is extremely well suited for online insight communities given its highly competitive environment and the increasing need for businesses to have faster access to deeper customer insights. Our partnership with Dentsu Marketing Insight represents a significant and important component in our continued internationalization and expansion across Asia."
"Insight communities enable companies to seamlessly integrate the voice of the customer in to their business decision making process by conducting both quantitative and qualitative research activities with targeted customers using our highly engaging online customer community platform. This innovative approach truly brings a new era of market research to Japan. We look forward to launching a strong partnership and collaborating with Dentsu Marketing Insight to provide leading market research technologies and services to clients throughout Japan," said Shigeru Kishikawa, Managing Director of Vision Critical, Japan.
To provide brands in Japan more information about insight communities and this innovative approach to market research, Vision Critical will be hosting an event on Friday, 12 April, 2013 in Tokyo. To find out more and to attend, please visit http://www.visioncritical.com/events/insight-communities-new-age-market-research-japan.
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Posted: 04/04/2013 4:37:12 PM
Radix Market Research announces new ownership team
As the result of a long-term succession plan a group of Radix employees -- John Trumpener, Cathy Ollerhead, Sara Simmons and Chris Lau -- have taken over as principal owners of Radix from its founding partners -- Fergus Gamble, Jim Dadson and Susan Gamble. The new owners are committed to continuing Radix's tradition of innovative analytic tools backed by high levels of customer service.
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Posted: 04/02/2013 1:54:21 PM
SmartPoint Research Turns 6 This Spring!
Spring is a special time for us, at SmartPoint Research as it is also the season our market research company was founded. On April 1st, we enter into our 7th year of business, and are looking forward to it very much. We have been lucky to work with great clients, on a wide variety of interesting projects. We are excited about what is to come, and to continue growing.
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