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A selection of articles featuring MRS spokespeople discussing key issues affecting the market research industry, and research’s role within the wider business world:


Research Live - 20 January 2019
Preview 2019 – biggest challenges

Research Live - 17 January 2019
FCA considering additional guidance on hedge fund polling


Research-Live: MRS Award winners announced

MR Web: MRS Awards – A good start for Walnut

Research Live - 20 December 2018
Review 2018 – best campaign of the year

Research Live - 27 December 2018
Preview 2019 – reasons to be cheerful

Research Live - 28 December 2018
Preview 2019 – skills and talent

Research Live - 31 December 2018
Preview 2019 – new year resolutions


MarTechSeries - 6 September 2018Centaur Media partnership sees Market Research Society take up residency at the Festival of Marketing 2018

Marketing Week - 7 September 2018The Festival of Marketing partners with the Market Research Society

Research Live - 10 September 2018
MRS partners with Centaur on Festival of Marketing

Field Marketing -
11 September 2018
Centaur Media partnership sees Market Research Society take up residency at the Festival of Marketing 2018

Daily Research News - 14 September 2018 Walnut Unlimited and Liveminds Win 'Oppies'

Daily Research News -  18 September 2018MRBA to Offer Training Bursaries for UK Researchers



Research Live - Marketing industry welcomes Brexit data proposal, but concerns remain - 13 July 2018



Research Live Young Researchers Q&A: the7stars - 21 June 2018

MR Web – MRS to help EphMRA with Codes and Compliance  - 26 June 2018

Research Live – EphMRA and MRS in partnership - 27 June 2018



Research Live Intelligence Capital: Changing the Face of Insight – 13 March 2018

Research Live – MRS Delphi Group Launches Trust Report – 13 March 2018

MR Web – Australian Research Body Adopts MRS Fair Data Scheme  – 14 March 2018

WARC – Data Protection drives consumer trust – 15 March 2018

E-Consultancy – The best digital marketing stats we’ve seen this week – 16 March 2018

Research Live – Australia adopts MRS Fair Data Scheme – 16 March 2018


Research Live – MRS launches working group for inclusion – 15 January 2018

Research Live – Fostering inclusion in market research – 16 January 2018


Research Live – GRBN launches research handbook – 17 October 2017


Research Live – EU papers show data expectations post Brexit – 8 September 2017

Marketing Week – Marketing research on a shoestring: How to get big insights from small budgets – 29 September 2017


Campaign – What should marketers do to comply with the new 'right to be forgotten' rules? – 11 August 2017


Research LivePrediction report launched by MRS Delphi Group – 11 July 2017


RaconteurIs digital market research ever enough? – 24 May 2017

RaconteurEU data regulation will govern the UK despite Brexit – 24 May 2017

RaconteurIn an age of big data, the message of quality over quantity remains incredibly relevant – 24 May 2017


Research LiveMRS introduces market research training simulation – 11 April 2017


Market Research WorldThe Netherlands Adopts MRS Fair Data Scheme – 1 March 2017

Research LiveMRS Fair Data Scheme Adopted in the Netherlands – 1 March 2017

Research LiveMRS Launches New Network for Young Researchers – 2 March 2017

Market Research WorldNew Support Network Launched For Young Research and Insight Professionals – 3 March 2017

CampaignFacebook chief: We are 'people first, transparent and striving to be open'
– 14 March 2017

CampaignAviva's Jan Gooding named next president of Market Research Society
– 14 March 2017

CampaignPepsiCo and BBC reveal how they future-proof their brands – 14 March 2017

Daily Research News e-bulletin – Market Research Society Names New President
– 14 March 2017

Mr Web Market Research Society Names New President – 14 March 2017

Research Live Jan Gooding to be MRS President – 14 March 2017

The DrumAviva’s Jan Gooding named president of Market Research Society – 14 March 2017

Marketing WeekAsos on the shortfalls of Amazon and Netflix-style personalisation
– 15 March 2017

Marketing Week Facebook is committed to being open and transparent, claims Nicola Mendelsohn – 15 March 2017

Marketing WeekAsos, Ted Baker & Durex: 5 things that mattered this week – 17 March 2017


Research Live - MRS launches diversity questionnaire - 3 February 2017

BBC Radio Sheffield– Rony Robinson - 23 February 2017


Research Live2017 preview: companies most likely to succeed - 3 January 2017

Research Live>2017 preview: the buzzwords - 4 January 2017

Research Live2017 preview: most needed skills - 6 January 2017

MR Web / Daily Research News OnlineResearch Network GRBN backs ‘UN goals’ MR initiative - 16 January 2017

Research LiveParagon and GRBN partner on global research database - 16 January 2017

Marketing WeekPurchase pressure: The mobile tactics that turn consumers off - 26 January 2017

Market LeaderStatus report: marketing effectiveness measure - 30 January 2017

Research LiveKantar tops MRS league tables - 31 January 2017


Ghana News AgencyGround-breaking Somali research project wins award - 9 December 2016

WarcBBC among winners at MRS Awards - 6 December 2016

Research LiveMRS Awards 2016 winners announced - 6 December 2016

MR WebKantar TNS bags four MRS Awards - 6 December 2016

Research Live – MRS partners with the market insight forum - 12 December 2016

Marketing Week – Yahoo – after the attack, where does the brand go now? - 16 December 2016

Research Live – 2016 review: the market research champions - 23 December 2016


Research LiveAd hoc research and data silos holding back insight functions - 2 November 2016

Market Research WorldMRS Delphi Group Launches new report on how organisations use data and insight - 3 November 2016

Research LivePay seen as the biggest barrier to RP interviewers’ career longevity - 3 November 2016

WarcInsight needs to be integrated - 4 November 2016

CampaignWhy Admiral’s Facebook slip shows that brands still don’t ‘get’ data privacy -
9 November 2016

Research Live – Ad hoc research and data silos holding back insight functions - 2 November 2016


Research LiveTrust in government sees steep decline post Brexit - 6 October

Marketing Week Why emotional reactions are a better indicator of behaviour -
12 October

Research Live Outside in: big data and technology - 14 October

Business2Community - Why customer data should help shape your marketing strategy -
27 October


The Times: Raconteur  – Transferring the lessons of Brexit - 1 September

Marketing Week The festival of marketing: ten sessions you should not miss
- 5

BBC: You and Yours - The effectiveness and safety of E-Cigs - 14 September

Mr Web - Market research society launches mentoring scheme - 30 September

Research Live - MRS launches mentoring scheme - 30 September


Sage data breach: Industry reaction and analysis -  Sage announced that it has suffered a data breach from a suspected insider attack, possibly leaving the personal information of employees at 280 UK businesses exposed - 15 August

ITProPortalSage data breach: Industry reaction and analysis - 15 August

Market Research WorldMarket Research Society (MRS) launches data security ‘Toolkit’
25 August

Research LiveMRS Launches data Security Toolkit - 26 August


You & Yours Interview with Liz Nelson on the launch of a new market research archive, the history of market research and the MRS 70th anniversary - 8 July

Market Research World  MRS calls on research industry to help preserve its rich history - 11 July

Mr Web – MR sector archive charity appeals for historic data - 11 July

Research Live – MRS urges industry to support archive - 21 July


Harvard Business Review – Getting the most from an online community - 3 June

Daily Research News Online MRS issues additional polling guidelines - 24 June

Research Live – MRS issues new draft guidelines following polling inquiry - 24 June – What are the effects of the proposed referendum on United Kingdom membership of the European Union on the market research industry in the UK? - 30 June


Campaign Sex sells: how porn and digital dating transformed an advertising cliché - 3 May

Mr Web – WIRe adds MRS and Kantar CEOs to Advisory Board - 18 May

Market Research WorldMRS’s new Northern Ireland Network selects first steering group - 19 May

Research Live – Jane Frost and Eric Salama join WIRe board - 19 May

Research Live New NI MRS network selects first steering group - 19 May

Mr Web – MRS appoints steering group for Northern Ireland - 19 May


Financial TimesONS looks to Twitter and Zoopla for census data - 3 April

just-foodDoes competition hinder co-operation on sustainability? - 6 April


Research-Live – Macfarlane and Steadman join MRS board - 14 March 

Market Research News – UK Research Market Grows by 62% to £4.8 billion - 14 March 

Mr WebExplosive Growth for UK’s Research and Data Sector14 March

Daily Research News Bulletin – Explosive Growth for UK’s Research and Data Sector - 14 March

B2B Marketing – Market research sector grows by 62% - 14 March 

Market Research World –Twitter sponsors new MRS Award for social media research15 March

Food Ingredients First –Unilever enters partnership platform to help tackle global climate challenges - 16 March

Marketing –A data revolution is coming, says Unilever’s insights chief - 16 March 

Sustainable Brands –Unilever, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola join market research partnership to tackle SDGs16 March

Warc –Unilever outlines future of data news - 17 March 

Mediatel Newsline10 predictions for the future of market research17 March

Research LiveUnilever unveils open research platform to address sustainability issues - 18 March


Marketing Week - Good old-fashioned advertising creates loyal customers - 21 February

The Drum - An evening of speed mentoring: My first experience of a WACL event - 24 February

Research-Live - Bryson, Osman and Spiegelhalter lined up for MRS annual conference- 26 February

SME (The Maven) - Fair use of data is essential, whatever your size - 1 December

You & Yours, BBC Radio 4The talking handbag - 2 December

MR Web – 4% growth for UK research firms3 December

Research LiveMRS Awards winners announced8 December

Business MattersSME insight on a shoestring - 21 December


WARC - Social research ethics questioned - 20 November

Marketing Week  – How to do market research on a small budget - 14 October

Research Live Twitter’s Steadman joins MRS Delphi Group26 October

Research LiveA Question of Trust - 27 October


Market Research World - MRS Delphi Group research reveals what sways voters15 September

Rip Off Britain, BBC One - Nuisance calls (Episode 7) - 22 September

Database MarketingDefining Data Culture  - 18 August

Education BusinessThe market research behind decision-making - 6 July

EconomiaA singles economy - 17 July 

RaconteurDelivering a data revolution - 28 July

Financial Times - When political pollsters get it wrong - 5 June

Gulf NewsThe problem with opinion polls - 3 June

Government BusinessMaking informed government decisions - 6 May


PARN MRS Delphi Group Launches New Consumer Privacy Report - 18 March

The Sunday TimesSorry Facebook, the kids want privacy - 15 March


Noodles-COO Debrah Harding is promoted to Managing Director at MRS - 25 February

Mr. WebHarding Becomes MRS Managing Director - 25 February
- Too close to call - 19 February

Research-liveMRS Annual Conference - Impact 2015 - 19 February

Mr. Web - Orgs Launch Social Media Measurement Guide - 3 February

Marketresearchworld.netMRS launch new video guidelines - (30 January)

Research-live - The value of a like - (29 January)

Mr. Web - MRS Issues Kids Research Video Guidance - (29 January)

Health Business - The value of information - (28 January)

Health Business - Finding medical solutions from patient research - (27 January) - MRS appoints Dr Michelle Goddard - (27 January) -  MRS announces annual conference programme - (6 January)
Financial Times - 'Wartime truce advert - Sainsbury's defended from heavy fire' - (24 December)

Mr. WebUK MR Sector Grows Again - (11 December) - MRS new research Annual League Tables show the industry emerging from the embers of recession - (11 December)

WARC - MRS Awards 2014 - (10 December)

WARCResearch sector is 'resilient' - (10 December)

Third Sector - 'Interview: Michael Sanders on making the most of the 'science of charity giving' ' (20 November)

Mr. Web - 'Edwina Dunn Becomes MRS Patron' (14 November)

Supply Management - 'Procurement profession 'must do itself justice' to attract new talent' (6 October)

Government Business - 'What research can achieve for government' (8 September)

Brand Republic - 'Financial Services Research' Diary Announcement (September)

Brand Republic - 'Explore the power of persuasion' Diary Announcement (September)


Marketing Week - 'Why are people joining the dark side?' (20 August)

Institute of direct and digital marketing (IDM)
- 'Consumers 'go dark' in marketing research' (26 August)

Research and Results - 'A strong voice for the research sector' (July)

World News -'MRS launches sugging hotline to combat the practice of "selling under the guise of research"' (14 July)

Marketing Week
- 'The research industry is right to step up against nuisance calls' (16 July)

RFL Communications Inc - 'Germany's World Cup Big Data edge' (16 July)

Trade Radar - 'Where do we aim to hit our target market? Plan your research carefully' (16 July)


Market Research World - Tweet (17 June)


Health Business UK -
'Finding medical solutions from patient research' (19 May)

Economist - 'Official Statistics: Con census' (5 April)

Marketing Week -
'Staff as well as customers can provide key insight for brands' (30 April)

MR Web - Diary Announcement 'Data Driven Diamonds - An MRS Awards Showcase' (30 April)


The Press and Journal - 'About the Market Research Society' (In print only 3 March)

Market Research World - Tweet (6 March)

Market Research World - 'Dianne Thompson Named President of MRS' (6 March)

Research Live - 'Camelot Group CEO to be next MRS president' (6 March)

The Independent on Sunday - 'Shapps accused of breaking rules on use of data' (in print only 23 March)

Financial Times - 'UK census to be mainly online from 2021' (27 March)

Research Live - 'Data dunces?' (27 March)

Financial Times - 'Census survives but count goes online next time' (in print only 28 March)

Market Research World
- 'Jane Frost, Chief Executive Officer of Market Research Society comments on ONS Census decision' (31 March)

Marketing Week - 'Safe in the net of things' (5 February)

Civil Society - 'How to conduct effective market research' (24 February)

Marketing Week
- 'The opportunity to gain consumers' trust over data is industry-wide' (26 February)

WARC - 'Banks are most trusted bodies' (26 February)

BrandRepublic - Diary Announcement 'Real-time research. An MRS Intelligence Summit' (January) - Diary Announcement 'Healthcare Research Conference' (27 January) Diary Announcement 'Impact 2014: The MRS Annual Conference' (27 January)

Research -
'Singapore adopts MRS Fair Data scheme' (28 January)

MR Web - 'MRS Ranks UK's Top Agencies' (2 December)

Market Research World - Tweet (2 December)

Marketing Week - 'Campaigns should be driven by insight' (4 December)

Market Research World -  Tweet (10 December)

MR Web - 'BSkyB Takes Home Three MRS Gongs' (10 December)

Process and Control Today - 'Control Techniques named finalist at leading market research awards' (4 November)

Gorkana - 'Gorkana meets...Impact' (6 November)

Marketing Week - 'The madness of sugging' (in print only 14 November)

Retail Week - 'Big questions for businesses that use big data' (in print only 29 November)

MR Web - Diary announcement 'Kids and Youth Research - MRS Summit' (November)

MR Web - Diary announcement 'Financial Services Research - MRS Summit' (November)
Real Business - 'Using data to understand your customers' (4 October) - 'Q&A with the Market Research Society (MRS)' (17 October)

The Economist -
'People Count' (19 October)

Health Business - 'The value of information' (October)


Growth business - 'Customer value over shareholder value' (10 September)

Brand Republic - diary announcement 'Social Media Research Conference' (September)

Market Research World - diary announcement 'Tracking a decade of changing Britain' (11 September)

Marketing Week - 'Census sit awkwardly in digital age' (11 September)

Marketing Week - 'The payback method' (26 September)

BBC Brazil - 'Location online has expanded functions, but defies privacy' (7 August)

Mr Web diary announcement 'Tracking a decade of changing Britain' (22 August)

Education Business - 'An education in using evidence' (August 2013)

July - 'Forget online porn, a teen's biggest problem is reputation management' (22 July)

Business Traveller - 'Open door' (July/August issue) - subscribers only access

AURA -'MRS launches new think tank: MRS Delphi Group' (19 June)

What's Next Magazine - 'Why Research?

Features Exec - 'The Market Research Society launches Impact' (2 May)

Marketing Week - 'Data privacy:the third way' (2 May)


The Guardian - 'How geolocation technology is helping save lives in the developing world' (7 April) also appeared in print on 8 April

Information Week UK -  'Consumers Concerned About Online Data Privacy' Big Data Special Coverage Feature (19 April)

Gorkana Alert - 'Announcement: Market Research Society launches Impact, a new quarterly magazine' (30 April)


Boyce Recruitment -'New Fair Data badge launched' (1 February)

Intersperience- 'The Future of Fair Data Use' (5 February) - 'Careers in Market and Social Research Explained'(14 February)

Marketing Week - 'Up-to-the minute benefits' (14 February)

Research -'Jeremy Bullmore joins MRS Patrons scheme' (14 February)

Research - 'Know their staff' (22 February) -diary announcement and reader comment for the MRS Annual Conference on 19 and 20 March 2013 (February 2013)

Marketing Week -'Don't leave 2013's opportunities to a game of chance' - Print article on the technological advances for marketers to benefit from. Jane Frost comments on the usefulness of big data to brands in 2013. (10 January)

Research - 'MRS names Patrick Barwise as patron' (15 January)

Brand Republic -'Online Research Methods' - diary announcement for the Online Research Methods Conference on 17 January 2013 (17 January)

Brand Republic - 'Maximising the Value of Big Data'- diary announcement for the Maximising the Value of Big Data Conference on 29 January 2013 (18 January)

Telegraph - 'Fair Data 'kite mark' launched' (28 January)

City A.M. - 'Fair Data standard to launch in bid to combat privacy worries' print and online (28 January)

Marketing Week - ''Ethical' data use mark launches' (28 January)

Tech Week europe - 'Why Data Protection Day Is a Dismal Failure' (28 January)

The Guardian -'Voluntary sector network daily' (29 January)

Computer World PT - The above Computer World article was also translated for the Portuguese website which can be found here (29 January)

Government Technology - 'Is Government Abusing Personal Information?' (29 January)

Brand Republic - 'MRS Annual Conference 2013' - diary announcement for the MRS Annual Conference  on 19 and 20 March 2013 (30 January)

In Publishing - 'MRS launch Fair Data Initiative'  (30 January) - Article featured by French Magazine for users and providers of data report on the MRS Fair Data Initiative. (31 January)

MR Web - 'MRS Annual Conference 2013' diary announcement for the MRS Annual Conference on 19 and 20 March 2013 (31 January)


Research - 'Diageo, Sainsbury's and GfK win at Research Awards' - Jane Frost comments on what a pivotal year it has been for Research and the need to celebrate leaders and innovation. (11 December)

Marketing Week - 'Use insight in 2013 to help prove ROI' - Jane Frost comments on the issues faced by marketers when using research (19 December)

Research - Access all areas - Article reporting the exponential growth of data and the growing movement towards data-sharing (Dec/Jan Issue 558)

Market Leader - 'Market research: the business of evidence' - Jane Frost comments on the conclusions from the recently commissioned  PwC report and the importance of evidence 

Marketing Week - 'Game on to keep consumers engaged'- Jane Frost discusses the importance of maintaining rigorous standards while embracing and stimulating innovation  (8 November)

Marketing Week - 'Gender inequality exists in market research too' - Jane Frost reports on the findings from the recent MRS report into women in the research industry  (14 November)

City A.M. - 'Rapid Responses' - Tweet by Jane Frost in response to the topic: What brands can learn from Obama's databased win (15 November)

Sage - 'Get the most from your market research budget' - Jane Frost comments on why it is important to plan carefully and define your objectives (15 November)

Brand Republic - 'Kids and Youth Research' - diary announcement for the Kids and Youth Research Conference on 28 November 2012  (28 November)


Research - 'Research Awards finalists announced' (2 October)

MR Web - 'Bigger, Better UK MR Industry?'  - Jane Frost comments on the independent review conducted by PwC and their report entitled 'The Business of Evidence' -  (9 October)

Research 'Report suggests research pumps £3bn into UK economy' (9 October)

Research - 'The ripple effect' (10 October)


Telegraph - 'Creative career that hits all the right notes' – 'How to use market research to improve your business' by Jane Frost

Marketing WeekWhat can the Census teach researchers? - A question of evidence


Marketing Week - Who says big can't be beautiful? Feature on importance of big data to companies.


The Times - published letter from Jane Frost stressing the importance of the Census and the need to protect it in light of the Government review until an alternative is identified. - 'Small charities given access to free market research'. Article reporting on the Research Aid network. (19 July)

Database Marketing - promoting the September training seminar Generating Value from the 2011 Census (July). - 'How to get started with market research'. In a live online Q&A, Jane Frost and a panel of experts share tips for small businesses on how to research their potential market (27 July 2012)

Marketing Week – article examining the use of extreme product consumers in the market research sector. CEO Jane Frost discusses how the in-depth and extreme research can help us to make better business and public policy decisions (5 July 2012)

Brand Republic – diary announcement for Brand and Advertising Research conference on 11 July 2012 (9 July 2012)

Brand Republic – diary announcement for the Charity and Third Sectors Research conference of 19 July 2012 (10 July 2012)

The Sun – article discussing the rise in starting salaries for graduates. CEO Jane Frost examines why the market research job sector is becoming such a sought-after industry (12 July 2012)


Marketing Live - diary announcement and notification for the MRS conference room at the Insight Show 2012, including a summary of key speakers and their presentations on 27 and 28 June 2012 (14 June 2012)

Mortgage Strategy – article discussing BDRC Continentals' new effective research strategy, used to identify key processes with positive and negative engagement for mortgage customers (18 June 2012)

Brand Republic – diary announcement for the MRS Generating Value from the 2011 Census conference 19th September 2012 (5 June 2012)


Brand Republic – diary announcement for The Shopper conference, 3rd May 2012 (8 May 2012)

Pharma Times – feature on using social media for market research: insight from standards and policy manager Barry Ryan of the MRS, who explains how the use of social media in MR should have the same criteria applied as other channels (May 2012)

Research – Report on the handling of confidential government statistics by unauthorised persons. CEO Jane Frost of MRS hat-tipped for her insight on this issue (17 May 2012)

Brand Republic – diary announcement for the MRS Food & Drink Research conference 24 May 2012 (24 May 2012)


Research – news report of the initiative by EFAMRO, APRC and ARIA launching a new Global Business Research Network (1 March 2012)

Mr Web –report of the launch of the Global Research Business Network (1 2012)

Planning & analyse – news report of the launch of the Global Business Research Network (2 March 2012)

Research News – feature on the new Global Business Research Network (March 2012)

MOA website – report on EFAMRO's involvement in the Global Business Research Network (2 March 2012)


MR Web – report of the MRS one-day conference on online methods (3 February 2012)

Research – report by MRS standards & Policy Manager, Barry Ryan, on his participation in a data protection roundtable with the Information Commissioner's Office (27 February 2012)


Research – coverage of the Research Awards 2011 (January 2012)

Brand Republic – diary announcement for the MRS annual conference to be held in London, 20–21 March 2012 (4 January 2012)

Brand Republic – diary announcement for the Online Research Methods conference, 26th January 2012 (10 January 2012)

Marketing Week – interview with MRS CEO, Jane Frost CBE as part of 'Peer Panel' feature (19 January 2012)

Research – announcement of MRS's membership road show with new CEO of MRS Jane Frost CBE (27 January 2012)


Research – Brian Tarran, editor of Research, interview with Jane Frost CBE, MRS's new Chief Executive (December 2011)

Research-live – coverage of the Research Awards 2011 (13 December 2011)

Mr Web – coverage of the Research Awards 2011 (13 December 2011)

PR Web – coverage of the Research Awards 2011 highlighting the Public Policy/Social Research Award (15 December 2011)


Research – a review of the UK market research industry with contributions from various MRS Members and Company Partner organisations (November 2011)

p.s Finance – announcing the appointment of Jane Frost CBE as MRS's new Chief Executive (2 November 2011)

MR Web – conference report of the IJMR Research Methods Forum 2011 (7 November 2011)

Research-live – interview with Jane Frost CBE, MRS's new Chief Executive (29 November 2011) – conference report of the IJMR Research Methods Forum 2011 (November 2011)


Research magazine – a feature discussing the ROI of research with contributions from MRS Chair, Vanella Jackson, Global CEO of Hall & Partners (October 2011)

Evening Standard – a careers feature highlighting the benefits of research as a career including contributions from Debrah Harding, MRS Chief Operating Officer and graduates from MRS Company Partner, Ipsos MORI (20 October 2011)

Research-live – news item reporting the appointment of Jane Frost CBE as MRS's new Chief Executive (27 October 2011)

MR Web – news item reporting the appointment of Jane Frost CBE as MRS's new Chief Executive (27 October 2011)


The Guardian Online – a live Q&A discussing career routes into market research with contributions from various MRS members including MRS Main Board Member Barbara Langer from eBay Europe (23 September 2011)

Marketing – annual market research league tables with a report on behavioural economics including various contributions from MRS Company Partners (14 September 2011)

Brand Republic – diary announcement of the one-day social media research conference held in September (29 September 2011)

AQR in Brief – a report on the one-day conference on food and drink (September 2011)

MR Web – diary announcement of the IJMR Research Methods Forum 2011 due to be held in November 2011 (September 2011)


Education Business – a feature on the education sector, the challenges facing the sector and the role research can play in addressing the challenges with contributions from MRS Chairman Vanella Jackson and MRS Fellow David Smith, plus a case study from MRS Company Partner Edcoms (August 2011)

Research-live – an article debating the use of social media in research in response to the release of the White Paper 'Online Data Collection and Privacy', by MRS's Market Research Standards Board (23 August 2011)

Marketing Week – a peer panel feature with five brand specialists giving their views on research techniques, with contributions from MRS member Richard Ellwood, Research Director at Disney (8 August 2011)

Education Business Index – a feature on the education sector, the challenges facing the sector and the role research can play in addressing the challenges (2011-2012)


Market Research Industry Online – MRS Main Board Member Geoff Gosling quoted in an article announcing the release of the White Paper 'Online Data Collection and Privacy', by MRS's Market Research Standards Board (21 July 2011)

Research – an article announcing the release of the White Paper 'Online Data Collection and Privacy', by MRS's Market Research Standards Board (21 July 2011) – conference report of the one-day Advertising Research conference (22 July 2011)

Government Business – front cover and main feature on the benefits of buying good market and social research, and the ROI of public sector research (28 July 2011)


MR Web – MRS Director-General David Barr quoted in a news article on the industry stats (16 June 2011)

Research – MRS Director-General David Barr quoted in a news article on the industry stats (16 June 2011)

Research – further coverage of the recent industry statistics figures released by MRS (21 June 2011)

Brand Republic – MRS Editorial and Creative Director Marc Brenner quoted in a diary note announcing the Food & Drink one-day conference (23 June 2011)


Research – coverage of the MRS debate at the House of Commons (10 May 2011)


InPublishing – Article announcing Brian Tarran as the new editor of Research magazine (12 April 2011)

Newsline – Article on the launch of the new ISBA/MRS best practice guide on understanding and working with market research agencies and consultancies (12 April 2011)

Gorkana Alert – Article announcing Brian Tarran as the new editor of Research magazine (13 April 2011)

Research – Announcing the MRS Census & Geodemographics Group seminar on the business benefits of the 2011 UK Census (14 April 2011) – Report on the Retail Research Conference organised by MRS (April 2011)


MrWeb – Kate Hamilton, MD of Gravity Planning & Research, and Susan Martle, Owner of Smartle, Phil Barden, MD of Decode Marketing and John Habershon, Director of Momentum Research quoted in an article on the MRS Research Conference's Neuroscience Unplugged session (25 March)

Blackbeard Blog – Tom Ewing of Kantar Operations' blog post on the MRS Conference (24 March)

MrWeb – Tom Ewing of Kantar Operations quoted in a feature on the MRS Conference first day (22 March)

MrWeb – Catriona Ferris, Customer Insights Manager at Unilever quoted in a feature on the MRS Conference second day (23 March) – David Penn of Conquest quoted in a feature on the New Product Development conference (March 2011)


Financial Times – Ben Page, Chief Executive of Ipsos MORI, quoted in an article on immersion market research in the gambling industry (7 February)

Financial Times – Ben Page, Chief Executive of Ipsos MORI, quoted in a further article on market research use in the gambling industry (8 February)

MrWeb – Geoff Gosling, Chair of the MRS Market Research Standards Board, quoted in an article on the launch of the joint CIPR and MRS best practice guide (17 February)

PR Week – article on the launch of the joint CIPR and MRS best practice guide (17 February)

Financial Times – Nick Williams, Associate Director at Ipsos MORI quoted in a feature on eyetracking in retail research, for which he coordinated an in-store eyetracking session in Waitrose (17 February)


Marketing Week – Oliver Lucas, General Manager of Insight and CRM at New Look, Guy Shone, Head of Research at Skandia, and Danny Russell, Marketing Strategy Director at BSkyB, quoted in an MR Peer Panel feature on big brands and key trends for the coming year (20 January)

Voice of Vovici Blog – Doron Meyassed of Promise Communities, Derek Eccleston of eDigitalResearch, Diane Hessan of Communispace, Nick Rich of Intercontinental Hotel Group, Steve Hales of Synovate, Simon Wainwright of T-Mobile and Phil Burgess of Fresh Minds, all speakers at the MRS Online Research conference on 27 January, quoted in a piece on the event (28 January).

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