As you all probably know, our market research and insights profession has an internationally recognised quality standard (ISO 20252), which companies can certify to.
What you may not know, is that this standard (and indeed all industry specific standards) are designed, modified and updated by groups of practitioners who regularly volunteer their time and energy to define all of the component parts of our business processes, so that appropriate quality measures can be put together, to form the standard.
By Lifeng Liu
Welcome to China, my homeland. I appreciate this opportunity to introduce you to China. On one hand, China is a leading emerging country within the new world economy, and on the other hand remains an information island. In many ways China is disconnected from the world, for example, Facebook has not yet arrived.
By Alexander Shashkin
The Second Russian Research Week (www.researchweek.ru) was conducted in Moscow and other Russian cities in March 13-17, 2017. The event gathered over 4000 participants, including research suppliers, clients, media, government, NGO’s, and students. 18 different events were held during the course of the week under the umbrella topic of ‘Future’. Researchers discussed the future of society for the next 10-20 years as well as the future of sociological and marketing research itself. How such instrument and technologies as big data, online panels, face recognition, virtual shopping environment, geomarketing solutions and many other will change the research that we know today?
By Joaquim Bretcha
As most of you may know, the role of the ESOMAR Council is to give strategic direction, ensure the association’s good governance, and provide effective service to its members. With the reach of our community having grown to 35,000 professionals around the world – through 5000 individual and 500+ corporate members worldwide – combined with a robust financial status, I think we can all agree that when looking back over the last 70 years of ESOMAR, preceding Councils have been very successful in their mission! In brief, the association today is in a very good shape.