Lightspeed’s Alexander Wheatley Named Winner Of First Ever Corporate Young Professional Award At ESOMAR Congress 2016

Research Innovator Honored By International Marketing Research Organization

Alexander Wheatley

Alexander Wheatley

LONDON (September 29, 2016) – Alexander Wheatley, Lightspeed’s award-winning Research Innovator, was recognized at ESOMAR CONGRESS 2016. Earning accolades for his presentation, Head or Heart: The Conflicts of Political Polling, Wheatley won the inaugural ESOMAR Corporate Young Professional Award.

The award, initiated by the Corporate Young Professionals program, encourages young professionals from around the world to participate in ESOMAR Congress. Wheatley was one of five finalists who presented research during this year’s annual conference in New Orleans. The winner was determined by audience voting and jury scores.

“I have had the good fortune to work with Alex directly for the last three years – his enthusiasm for the industry is reflected in the quality of complex research he produces,” stated Jon Puleston, Vice President of Innovation. “To the entire ESOMAR community, we can’t thank you enough for recognizing his work and dedication.”

This honor marks Lightspeed’s 28th industry accolade and Wheatley’s third award this year. In May, he was recognized by the British Healthcare Business Intelligence Association (BHBIA) at the 2016 Annual Conference. Named Keith Munro Best Paper Winner, Wheatley’s presentation, Navigating the Path to Truth, investigated the route to honesty through innovative question techniques and survey narratives. In addition, he was awarded the prestigious WPP Atticus Award for Research in Practice.

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