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Summer Party news and pictures
Monday, July 8th, 2019

Some 50 members and guests attended the Network’s Summer Party on 2nd July. You can read about the event and view the pictures in the gallery.

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AMSR announces retirement of founding trustee John Downham
Monday, July 8th, 2019

The Archive of Market and Social Research (AMSR), which describes itself as “both a history of UK market research and UK history through market research”, has announced the retirement of one of its founding trustees.

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Peter Mouncey awarded prestigious MRS Gold Medal
Saturday, June 15th, 2019

The Research Network congratulate Peter Mouncey on being awarded the MRS Gold Medal in recognition his many years promoting and protecting the market and social research sector. Peter is only the 12th recipient of this award, since is was designated as the Society’s highest honour for exceptional service.

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Spring lunch photos available
Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Photos of the Spring Lunch (held at Brigade, Tooley Street, on Tuesday 30th April) are now available in the Gallery section of the website. This was our first visit to Brigade and the establishment proved to be a great choice.

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Census designers debate identity
Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Those responsible for designing forthcoming censuses in both the UK and the USA are debating whether to include aspects of identity in the exercise.

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MRBA 2019 Annual Auction best ever
Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Linda Henshall reports that this year’s MRBA fundraising auction was the best ever. The auction smashed its target of £7,000, raising a total of £9,313 thanks to all the generous donors and bidders.

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Successful Spring Evening Meeting at the IPA
Friday, March 8th, 2019

Our second evening meeting was held on 6th March at the IPA, Belgrave Square, excellently chaired by Brian Jacobs and with four panel members representing research insight, data systems and analysis tools:- Stephen Blouet (Kantar), Sabine Cronick (2CV), Helen Rose (the7stars) and Ben Haley (Initiative UK).

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MRBA Auction now running
Friday, March 8th, 2019

The MRBA 2019 Auction runs from Friday 1st March, at 9:00am and finishes at 9:00pm on 18th March. The annual auction raises valuable funds to assist research colleagues who are in real financial distress.

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DCMS ‘fake news’ inquiry calls for stricter regulation
Monday, February 18th, 2019

The parliamentary inquiry into ‘disinformation and fake news’ has called for stricter social media regulation, particularly of  Facebook. The investigation covered individuals’ rights over their privacy, how their political choices might be affected and influenced by online information, and interference in political elections

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AMSR hold successful Friends Event at IPA
Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

The Archive of Market & Social Research held a prestigious event on 29th January, at the IPA in Belgrave Square. The event highlighted the success story of the Archive and its achievements since its inception.

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Eric Salama, Kantar CEO, in hospital after stabbing
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

Kantar’s CEO Eric Salama is recovering in hospital after being stabbed in an apparent carjacking at the weekend.

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