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Bill Blyth awarded MRS Gold Medal
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Research Network member Bill Blyth will be awarded the MRS Gold Medal at the Excellence Awards Lunch on 8th June. The award recognises Bill’s outstanding contribution to market and social research over a 45 year career.

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Continuing uncertainty at WPP
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Following the departure of Sir Martin Sorrell last month, uncertainty over the future direction of the group continued

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Spring Lunch at Ev: photos now online
Monday, April 23rd, 2018

The sunshine made virtually its first appearance of the year, just in time for guests arriving at our Spring Lunch last week to enjoy mingling in the glorious outdoor area of Ev Restaurant.   

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Polls as accurate as ever but confidence has dropped, says Lords committee
Monday, April 23rd, 2018

A House of Lords committee has found that opinion polling is no less accurate than in the past, reflecting the findings of a study we reported earlier this month from the Universities of Southampton and Texas.

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Research Network Spring Evening Meeting 2018
Thursday, April 5th, 2018

The Network held its first evening meeting at the IPA on Monday 19th March. It was a well attended social evening with 50 members and guests who came to listen to a panel discussing the question; “Do we need research, now that we have big data?”

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Polling errors “not increasing” says new research
Monday, April 2nd, 2018

A new study from the University of Southampton and the University of Texas suggests that claims of a crisis in the accuracy of election polling are false, and that there is no evidence of polling error increasing over time.

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Ian Hislop, MRS Conference keynote speaker
Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

The editor of Private Eye closed day one of the Market Research Society’s Impact 2018 conference, with a wide ranging talk encompassing, among other things, the art of satire, George Orwell, and how Private Eye digs behind the headlines. 

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MRBA auction – last chance to bid
Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

The MRBA’s annual auction has raised nearly £5000 so far this year and there’s still time to bid for any of the 45 lots on offer, which range from accommodation in the UK and abroad, meals and conference tickets through to hampers, bottles of wine, books and jigsaws.

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MRBA auction – bids and donations welcome
Sunday, February 4th, 2018

This year’s annual charity auction for the MRBA is now in the final stages of preparation and MRBA is once again asking for donations. Holiday lets, fine wines, days out, tickets to industry events or special outings, food hampers and sought after services are very popular.

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New Steering Group Member
Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Graham Woodham has joined the Steering Group and has taken over from Nick Tanner as Editor of the Newsletter.

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