Finn Raben, ESOMAR Director General and Niels Schillewaert, ESOMAR President
We were saddened to hear today that Canada’s Marketing Research and Intelligence Association will be ceasing operations with effect from the 31st August.
Founded through the merger of the Canadian Association of Market Research Organizations (CAMRO), the Canadian Survey Research Council (CSRC) and the Professional Marketing Research Society (PMRS), the MRIA has been the unified voice of the research industry in Canada for the past 14 years and has been a key player in ensuring that the industry is represented to legislators in Canada, as well as protecting the public through their Code of Conduct and Professional Standards team, thus maintaining a key role in professional certification and maintaining the highest quality standards in Canada.
By Finn Raben
14 June was a rainy day in Amsterdam, but it was also the midsummer meeting of the Professional Standards Committee. After a wonderful evening the night before, catching up with all of my fellow committee members from Hawaii, USA, France, Germany, Spain and the UK, we got to work!!
At this year’s first ESOMAR Foundation “Making a Difference” Competition we received a large number of entries – all of which of great value and relevance for highlighting and promoting how the best of research has made a significant difference to Not-For-Profits.
On February 22, CEISMU, the Uruguayan Association of market researchers, organized a special session in the anteroom of the Uruguayan Chamber of Deputies, in the Legislative Palace in Montevideo, bringing together researchers, academics, journalists and members of the Uruguayan government to discuss – and debate – the role of polls and their relationship to democracy.