Just as New Zealand’s advertising industry is world renowned, so too is the local market research industry, routinely succeeding in the face of tight budgets, big tasks, and an ever-increasing need to do more with less. And the people and companies behind some of the industry’s recent achievements were acknowledged at the 7th biennial Market Research Effectiveness Awards at the Hilton last week, with Ipsos coming out on top as the supreme winner for the third time in a row.
Everyone who’s anyone in the research biz will be heading to Auckland’s Orakei Bay on September 2 to spread their gospel and/or expand their minds as part of the Market Research Society of New Zealand’s conference. And the organisers have zsushed proceedings up a bit this time round.
The sixth biennial Market Research Effectiveness Awards were held at Auckland’s Hilton Hotel on Friday. And with not a pie chart, pocket protector or sellotaped pair of glasses in sight, the science boffins of the marketing world converged with their clients to prove just how effective good market research can be in driving business and marketing success.
Subjects were canvassed, numbers were crunched and insights that have guided strategy and communications were delivered. And the research companies that have followed this path and impacted on the fortunes of their clients have been recognised with the announcement of the finalists for the Market Research Effectiveness Awards.