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HONORING THE FINEST IN MARKETING RESEARCH AND INSIGHT 

Marketing research sits at the center of the goal of integrating the customer’s voice into every aspect of an organization.

 

Powered by Quirk’s Media – the industry’s most respected provider of content, events and resources for marketing researchers – the awards shine a much-deserved spotlight on the researchers, vendors and products and services that are adding value and impact to marketing research. 

Once you select a submission opportunity below, you must then create a free Submittable account to get started. Your account will allow you to save/review your work before submitting, and view your application status. 

2020 DEADLINES AND IMPORTANT DATES 

March 30 – Early entry period opens

April 30 – Early entry pricing ends at 11:59 p.m. ET

May 1 through June 30 – Standard entry pricing period 

July 1 through July 8 – Late entry pricing period

July 8 – Nomination portal closes at 11:59 p.m. ET

Early September – Finalists announced 

** NOMINATION PORTAL OPENS MARCH 30 **

2020 CATEGORIES 

 Researcher of the Year

(end-client) 

sponsored by

A trailblazer, an individual making a significant difference in the overall promotion of MR as well as the performance of their organization.

Researcher of the Year 

(supplier)

sponsored by

A trailblazer, an individual making a significant difference in the overall promotion of MR as well as the performance of their organization.

Marketing Research Supplier 

(2019 revenue at or above $10 million)

sponsored by

A marketing research and insight firm making outstanding contributions to the success of brands.

Marketing Research Supplier  (2019 revenue below $10 million)

sponsored by

A marketing research and insight firm making outstanding contributions to the success of brands.

 Client-Side Team  

(department of 10 or more researchers)  

sponsored by

A client-side MR and insight team consistently executing high-quality research; elevating the role of insights; and working to collaborate with key internal stakeholders. 

 Client-Side Team  

(department with less than 10 researchers)   

sponsored by

A client-side MR and insight team consistently executing high-quality research; elevating the role of insights; and working to collaborate with key internal stakeholders. 

Nonprofit/Social Enterprise Research Project  

sponsored by

A research project (completed or ongoing) that has had a demonstrated impact on a nonprofit organization, government project or social/human interest issue. 

Panel Company   

sponsored by

A research panel company that is a proven game-changer, providing faster, easier access to respondents while maintaining high-quality recruitment and top-of-the-line data security.

Global Marketing Research Project   

sponsored by

A marketing research-related multi-country project that has demonstrated more than standard best practice or use of a new/innovative approach.

Groundbreaking Research Project  

sponsored by

A marketing research-related project that took an innovative approach, demonstrated more than standard best practice and ensured the research had the potential to influence long-term or wider business objectives.

Advertising Research Project  

sponsored by

An advertising research project that took a creative, innovative approach and demonstrated more than standard best practices. 

Health Care/Pharmaceutical Research Project

sponsored by

An MR-related health care or pharma research project that took an innovative approach, demonstrated more than standard best practices and ensured the research had the potential to influence long-term or wider business objectives.

Customer Experience Project

sponsored by

An innovative customer experience project that drove change across an organization and/or industry.  

B2B Research Project

sponsored by

An effective, creative and innovative business-to-business marketing research-related project.

Qualitative Research Impact

sponsored by

An individual or research team making an outstanding contribution to business objectives using qualitative research. 

Best New Product/Service Innovation

sponsored by

A research product, tool or service making an impact on the marketing research industry. All submissions must be real-world solutions launched on or after January 1, 2019 and available for use today

Client/Supplier Collaboration

sponsored by

A team of clients and vendors that successfully collaborated using research to solve strategic problems.

Research ROI

sponsored by

An end-client team who have successfully implemented MR solutions within their organization, selected based on demonstrated ROI and performance of an actual MR implementation across any vertical or application.

Fearless Leader

(end-client)

sponsored by

A client-side researcher who is a proven risk-taker, consistently pushing the envelope to make a significant difference in their organization.

Outstanding Young Researcher

sponsored by

An individual 30 years of age or younger (end-client or supplier-side) who has made significant contributions to the marketing research and insight industry.

MREF Everyday Hero

(nomination fee waved)

sponsored by

A researcher who is making a difference in or outside of their community but who may not be getting the accolades they deserve.

MREF Philanthropic Company of the Year 

(nomination fee waved)

sponsored by

A marketing research company that leads by example in the giving of time and financial resources in relation to the size of their organization.