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The Client-Side Team award recognizes client-side marketing research and insight teams making outstanding contributions to the success of their company. Researchers who consistently execute high-quality research; elevate the role of research and insights within the company; and work to collaborate with key internal stakeholders.

Client-side teams should excel in the following areas:

  • Strategic value – provide long-term benefits to the company as a whole
  • Demonstrated effectiveness – worked as a team to achieve a goal; overcome a challenge presented to the organization; and/or improve the integration of marketing research throughout the company
  • Meet and anticipate internal needs, supporting the company’s overall mission and/or vision 
  • Promote diversity and inclusion – sponsors or actively promotes programs, projects, education or initiatives in the area of diversity and inclusion 

Submissions must include a 500-word statement outlining why the team should win the award, using metrics to support the claims. Submissions must also include a minimum of one testimonial from internal stakeholders. We encourage you to include a case study, additional testimonials and/or other supporting materials to showcase how the client-side team is meeting the above criteria.  

You can nominate your own team.

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.

Free to enter.

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

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.

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