MRS Awards 2017

26th November 2017

MRS Awards 2017

The MRS Awards celebrate research’s ability to drive innovation, inspire change and deliver results. The Awards were created to recognise creativity, science, commerce and most importantly, research.

According to an independent review by advisors PwC, the UK professional research and evidence market generates up to £3bn a year of Gross Value Added (GVA), making a significant contribution to UK plc, and employs close to 60,000 highly-qualified people. This is why the research market and individuals involved deserve recognition, and is the purpose behind MRS Awards.

Each year, in December, the research world gathers to celebrate the very best it has to offer. It is quite simply the biggest fixture in the research calendar, with over 800 guests. The Awards dinner is the calendar event for anyone interested in and connected to market research. Susan Calman, comedian and Strictly Come Dancing contestant, presents this year’s awards, including the new Jeremy Bullmore Award for Creative Development.

As the MRS states:

“Join colleagues, clients, agencies and research legends to find out who will scoop the most prestigious prizes in research. It’s a night for professional pride and fantastic networking.”

The highlight of the market and social research industry calendar, the Market Research Society awards showcase the best the industry has to offer. Here are the highlights from last years event.

The finalists for 2017 are listed below. The winners will be announced at the MRS Awards Dinner on 4 December at the Supernova, London.

Previous winners can be found here.

MRS Awards Finalists

Applications of Research

BritainThinks
The Economist, UM London & Proximity London
Revealing Reality & Arthritis Research UK
Weetabix & Trinity McQueen

Business-to-Business Research

Jigsaw Research
Kantar Millward Brown Corporate
The Sound & Reed Exhibitions

Financial Services Research

Northstar Research & Metfriendly
Royal London & ORC International
UK Structured Products Association & Harris Interactive
Zurich Assurance & ORC International

Healthcare Research

C Space & Nuffield Health
Hall & Partners & Sanofi Genzyme
Incite Marketing Planning & Shire Pharmaceuticals
Kindling & Cancer Research UK

Independents’ Day

Bad Babysitter Productions
Compass Research Limited
Feeling Mutual & The Box Plus Network
Shed Research Consulting

Innovation in Research Methodology

Nanyang Technological University Singapore
NatCen Social Research
Northstar Research & Jaguar Land Rover

Insight Management

Barclays & Watermelon
Facebook
Northstar Research & Jaguar Land Rover
Unilever Consumer and Market Insights & Ipsos

International Research

BBC World Service & Firefish USA
Edelman Intelligence
Ipsos Healthcare

Jeremy Bullmore Award for Creative Development

BritainThinks
Flamingo
The Nursery Research and Planning & Karmarama
X marks the spot & Nationwide Building Society

Media Research

COG Research & Exterion Media
Firefish & Channel 4
Newsworks
Twitter UK & Omnicom Media Group

New Consumer Insights

Ipsos & IFF
Royal London Group
System1 Research
Twitter, Firefish & the numbers lab

Prosper Riley-Smith Qualitative Excellence

Ipsos MORI
Northstar Research & Jaguar Land Rover
Sky UK

Public Policy/Social Research

2CV & Transport for London
BDRC Continental &  The British Library
BritainThinks
Highways England

Silver Medal

Genevieve Begy & Vishal Talwar
L. G. Pee
Reem Ramadan
Virginie Silhouette-Dercourt & Christel de Lassus

Social Media Research

IBM
ITV
Kantar Added Value
Kantar TNS

Technology Innovation & Effectiveness

Digital Taxonomy
Lightspeed
Research Now

Virginia Valentine Award for Cultural Insights

BBC
The Economist, UM London & Proximity London
Flamingo
Sign Salad & Johnston Press

Research Live Awards finalists

Best Agency with a turnover above £20million

C Space
Future Thinking
Hall & Partners
Kantar Millward Brown
Kantar TNS
YouGov plc

Best Agency with a turnover below £20million

ABA Research
Circle Research
Incite Marketing Planning
Join the Dots
Kadence International
Opinium Research
Sparkler

Best In-house Team

Dow Jones Customer Intelligence Team
Global
Premier Foods
Swim England
Trinity Mirror Solutions
Unilever Research Innovation

Best Innovation

Conquest
Future Thinking
GfK
GfK
Zappistore

Best New Agency

One Minute to Midnight
Sapio Research

Best Place to Work

C Space
Opinium Research
IFF Research
Ipsos MORI
MMR Research Worldwide
Truth Consulting

Business Impact of the Year

Auto Trader
C Space & Ella’s Kitchen
The Football Association
Royal London Group
Truth Consulting, Heathrow & Dufry

Young Researcher of the Year

Ayesha Alesworth, Edelman Intelligence
Lucy Baxendell, Hall & Partners
Imogen Birt, Hall & Partners
Lottie Birdsall-Strong, The Football Association
Amy Jones, 2CV
Mathilde Leblond, FreshMinds
Sam Lipscomb, BAMM
Tammy Perl, The Pineapple Lounge
Frances Revel, the7stars
Rohini Sarkar, UKTV

Foreign Tongues, previously the main Sponsor of the Best Agency Awards, is now the Principal Sponsor of the Excellence Awards and proud to support such an amazing event.

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