Top 5 FORUMS every Online Panel Company SHOULD JOIN!!

Online PanelsBIGGEST problem which a niche industry like online fieldwork faces is the avenues for networking!! Young entrepreneurs also face the challenging task of understanding and implementing best practices of the industry. So I have compiled a short list of organizations/forums online panel companies should join and avail tremendous networking opportunities available with them. The list is not necessarily ranked from 1-5 – you can consider all the organizations mentioned here at par in terms of networking opportunities and learning best practices. The article gives a brief review of these forums and what makes them so good.

ESOMAR (European Society for Opinion and Marketing Research)

It is one of the oldest and the largest association of research professionals. Founded in 1948 today ESOMAR has more than 4900 members spread across over 130 countries. Headquartered in Netherland it promotes the use of opinion and market research for improving decision-making in business and society world-wide.

ESOMAR’s global membership brings together professionals in market and opinion research, marketing, advertising, business, public affairs and media from across the world.

Website: www.esomar.org

Membership Link: CLICK HERE

Address: Eurocenter 2, 11th floor, Barbara Strozzilaan 384, 1083 HN Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Phone: +31 20 664 2141

Publication: RESEARCH WORLD

Upcoming Event: CLICK HERE

CASRO (Council of American Survey Research Organizations)

It was founded in 1975 and represents over 300 companies and market research operations in the USA and abroad. CASRO requires all its members to adhere to the CASRO code of standards and Ethics for survey research.

CASRO has accomplished a unique status amongst all the North American associations by its active participation on innumerable global topics.

A must forum for all upcoming online panel companies as CASRO is one of the foremost organizations promoting ethical research in North America.

Website: www.casro.org

Membership Link: CLICK HERE

Address: 170 North Country Road, Suite 4, Port Jefferson, NY 11777 USA, Phone: (631) 928-6954

Upcoming Event: CLICK HERE

MRA (Marketing Research Association)

MRA was founded in 1957 and today is one of the leading and largest associations of the opinion and marketing research professionals. It delivers insights which help in guiding companies to make informed and intelligent decisions about products and services.

An excellent forum if you want to enhance your MR knowledge through its MASTER PROGRAM. It also issues certifications namely PRC which is helping many young researchers to hone up their skills.

Website: www.marketingresearch.org

Membership Link: CLICK HERE

Address: 1156 15th Street NW, Suite 302, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: 202.800.2545

Publication: ALERT!

Upcoming Event: CLICK HERE

MRS (The Market Research Society)

MRS has members spread across in more than 70 countries. It provides an excellent forum for research professionals to network and meet end clients – helping them in better understanding the issues and challenges brands are facing today.

MRS also provides an excellent platform to brush up your marketing research knowledge via numerous training events it conducts. It publishes one of the most read research magazine by the end clients and market researchers worldwide.

For an upcoming online panel company there is a wealth of information which can be extracted from this excellent forum.

Website: www.mrs.org.uk

Membership Link: CLICK HERE

Address: 15 Northburgh Street, London EC1V 0JR, Tel: +44 (0)20 7490 4911

Publication: research.

Upcoming Event: CLICK HERE

AMA (American Marketing Association)

It is one of the oldest forums for marketing companies having been established in early 1900’s. AMA has helped to bring together all marketers, researchers and companies across varied industry verticals to network and inspire one another.

For any online panel company it is one of the biggest forums available today which can help them connect with innumerable potential clients. With their various training and networking events AMA is doing an AWESOME job of creating a central repository of industry best practices.

Website: www.marketingpower.com

Membership Link: CLICK HERE

Address: 311 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 5800, Chicago, IL 60606, Tel: (800) AMA-1150 or (312) 542-9000

Publication: Marketing Research

Upcoming Event: CLICK HERE

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