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Toluna

The Researcher of the Year award recognizes one client-side researcher who is a proven game-changer for the marketing research industry. We’re looking for a trailblazer, an individual making a significant difference in the overall promotion of MR as well as the performance of their organization.

Judging criteria:

  • Actively pursues activities that enhance MR skills (secondary education, certificates, participation in MR-related organizations) 
  • Works to communicate MR findings throughout the organization
  • Goes above and beyond to promote the value of MR (internally and externally)
  • Has made a significant, measurable impact through an individual/team research project or other MR-related endeavor   


Submissions must include a 500-word statement outlining why the individual should win the award as well as one-to-three recommendations/testimonials (max. 250 words, each) from colleagues or peers that showcase how the supplier is meeting the above criteria. Finally, the submission must include an additional supporting material, for example a PowerPoint presentation, PDF showcasing examples of work, etc.

Self nominations are accepted.

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.

Winners will be announced at The Marketing Research and Insight Excellence Awards Virtual Ceremony – Powered by Quirk’s. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2021 we are not hosting an in-person award ceremony. Finalists will be provided with information regarding a virtual awards ceremony.

Free to enter

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Portal closes 11:59 p.m. CT on August 4, 2021.


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