NOMINATION CATEGORIES

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  The Researcher of the Year award recognizes one client-side researcher who is a proven game-changer for the marketing research industry. 

SPONSORED BY TOLUNA 

Supplier Researcher of The Year

  The Researcher of the Year award recognizes one supplier-side researcher who is a proven game-changer for the marketing research industry. 

  Client-Side Team (>10)

  The Client-Side Team award recognizes client-side marketing research and insight teams (with 10+ researchers on staff) making outstanding contributions to the success of their company. 

  Client-Side Team (<10)

   The Client-Side Team award recognizes client-side marketing research and insight teams (with less than 10 researchers on staff) making outstanding contributions to the success of their company. 

  MR Supplier ($10+ million)

  The MR Supplier award recognizes marketing research and insight firms making outstanding contributions to the success of brands. 

  MR Supplier (< $10 million)

   The MR Supplier award recognizes marketing research and insight firms making outstanding contributions to the success of brands. 

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  The Global MR Project award aims to highlight an MR-related multi-country project. 

Nonprofit/Social Enterprise Research Project

  The Nonprofit/Social Enterprise award recognizes a research project (completed or ongoing) that has had a demonstrated impact on a nonprofit organization, government project or social/human interest issue.

Marketing Research Impact

  The MR Impact award recognizes end-clients who have successfully implemented MR solutions within their organization. 

Best New Product/Service

  The Best New Product/Service award recognizes a research product, tool or service making an impact on the marketing research industry. 

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  This award aims to highlight a marketing research-related project that took an innovative approach.

B2B Research Project

  The B2B Research Project award acknowledges the effectiveness, creativity and innovation in B2B marketing research.

Outstanding Young Researcher (end-client)

  The Outstanding Young Researcher award will be given to an individual 30 years of age or younger to recognize their contributions to the marketing research and insight industry.

Outstanding Young Researcher (supplier)

   The Outstanding Young Researcher award will be given to an individual 30 years of age or younger to recognize their contributions to the marketing research and insight industry. 

Philanthropic Company of the Year

  Presented by Marketing Research Education Foundation, this award is given to a marketing research company that leads by example in the giving of time and financial resources in relation to the size of their organization.

Marketing Research Education Foundation Everyday Hero

The MREF Everyday Hero award is given to a researcher who is making a difference in or outside of their community but who may not be getting the accolades they deserve.  

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The Market Research Council (MRC) Hall of Fame honors researchers who are true leaders within our industry, individuals inspiring change and working with a clear vision for the future.

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The Market Research Council (MRC) will also be awarding a $5,000 scholarship to a student pursuing a career in marketing research.

2019 JUDGES

David Boyle, Sunshine

Mario Carrasco, ThinkNow

Amy Castelda, W5

Steven Cooley, Ph.D., BCBSIL

Andra Davidson, MREF

Lauren DeRaleau, Trunk Club

Alicia Driscoll, National Research Group

Dawn Farren, Unilever

Teresa Faust, United Methodist

Sarah Freske, Quirk's Media

Anndrea Golightly, Walgreens

Tiffany Hays, FuelYourWorld.com

Jeffrey Henning, MRII

Barry Jennings, Microsoft

Grant Johnson, Interpret

Sarah Jousiffe, Sky U.K.

Emily Koenig, Quirk's Media

Karen Kraft, Johnsonville

Paul Lundquist, YouGov

Tiffany Ng, Experian

Aryn O'Donnell, Fieldwork

Joseph Rydholm, Quirk's Media 

Steve Schlesinger, Schlesinger Group

Sebastian Schuliaquer, Kellogg

Mike Swiontkowski, Blizzard Entertainment

Gwynne Villota, NPR

James Wycherley, Insight Management Academy