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$150.00 USD

This award aims to highlight a marketing research-related project that took an innovative approach. It is open to suppliers, end-clients and supplier/end-client teams. You can nominate your own project.

Project judging criteria:

  • Did the team demonstrate more than standard best practice and use a new/innovative approach to achieving the objective(s)?
  • How effectively was the research project executed and implemented?
  • Were the research methods and tools employed tailored to this particular project?
  • Did the team ensure that the research project not only solved the current business problem but also had the potential to influence longer-term or wider business objectives?

Submissions must include a 250-word statement outlining why the project should win the award, using metrics to support the claims, along with a 500-word project synopsis. Nominations must include one recommendation/testimonial (max. 250 words) that showcases the impact of the project. We recommend also submitting supporting materials (case study, testimonials, infographics, metrics, etc.). 

Nominated teams must be able to document the successful launch of an MR-related project. You can nominate your own project. Projects that have previously won the Marketing Research and Insight Excellence Award Groundbreaking Research Project are not eligible. 
For additional guidelines, information on judging criteria and rules of entry visit quirksawards.com.  

Quirk’s will never make public anything marked as “Confidential Information” as we fully respect the entrant’s commercial confidence. If material is not marked as "Confidential Information," Quirk’s Media may use it for editorial coverage, business or marketing purposes as an example of best practice. 

Fee to nominate: Early-bird deadline EXTENDED!

Early-bird entry fee: $150 (March 30 - April 30, 2020 May 29, 2020) 

Standard entry fee: $250 (May 29 - June 30, 2020)

Late entry fee: $375 (July 1 - July 8, 2020)

Winners will be announced at The Marketing Research and Insight Excellence Awards – Powered by Quirk’s, taking place on November 9, 2020 at The Edison Ballroom in New York City. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2020 we are NOT requiring finalists to attend the award ceremony and accept the award in person. We will continue to monitor guidelines and travel advice from the CDC and the WHO and, if the gala is able to take place, finalists will receive a single complimentary gala ticket (a $400 value) (nominee can designate someone to attend in their place). In the event an in-person gala cannot take place, finalists will be provided with information regarding a virtual awards ceremony. 

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