ESOMAR Best Paper of the Year Award 2018/2019

The ESOMAR Best Paper of the Year Award is given to the overall best paper from all the ESOMAR events held throughout the ESOMAR year (from September to September).

All Best Paper Award winners from each global ESOMAR event (APAC, LATAM, CONGRESS and FUSION) in the 12 months between each ESOMAR Congress are entered to win the overall prize of EUR 5000. All nominations are judged by an independent international jury.


  • The 'Appiness Project
    Passive behavioural data fuses with surveys to reveal how Internet and app usage impacts on happiness
    Jennifer Roberton, Matt Browne
  • Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
    Insights and implications from a ‘duel’ between humans and machines
    Anna Marchuk, Signe Worning Løgstrup Jensen, Stefan Biel, Volker Bilgram
  • The Challenge of a Global Brand in Unstable Times
    How to preserve the essence of Coca-Cola empathizing with the consumer’s context in Latin America
    Sabrina Scolnic, Carolina Porcari, Maria Muzio, Rosaline Hester
  • The Real Story Ends in Landfill
    Using behavioural research and insights to reduce the amount of unrequested goods sent from Australia during times of humanitarian crises in the Pacific Region
    Jonathan Hanratty, Melissa Gill, Crawford Hollingworth, Sam Paul
  • Learning - Every Damn Day
    How to interpret your world and find IKIGAI
    Vanessa Oshima

ESOMAR Congress 2019 Best Paper Award

In each global ESOMAR event (APAC, LATAM, CONGRESS and FUSION), the Programme Committee of the event will select the Best Paper. This award carries a prize of EUR 1000. Event Best Paper winners automatically compete for Best Paper Award of the Year to be announced at our Global Flagship Event (Congress), in September.

ESOMAR Congress 2019 Best Exhibitor Award

The Best Exhibitor Award is designed to recognise the most inspiring exhibitor at the annual ESOMAR Congress, the one that truly stands out, based on presentation and overall value. We ask all attendees to vote with the special voting cards, to be handed in at the registration desk.

ESOMAR Congress 2019 Young ESOMAR Society (YES) Award

YES! It's pitch time!

Hear NEW ideas, IMPRESSIVE work and EXCITING innovations, shared in only 60 seconds. Attendee voting (via the ESOMAR app) determines the top three, who will then be invited back on stage Tuesday to share their thinking in a longer presentation.

Vote now!


  • How To Catch Liars Before They Lie
    Kristen Ball, KANTAR, USA
  • Hunting for Cultural Insight to Unlock Deep Consumer Understanding
    David Deeley, Bord Bia - Irish Food Board, Ireland
  • Kroutítko
    Jana Proboštová, STEM/MARK, Inc., Czech Republic
  • Getting the Feels
    Debby Ling, SKIM, Singapore
  • NeuroChat for Marketing Research
    Alesya Chichinkina, NeuroTrend, Russian Federation<
  • Live Lens: Getting Closer to Consumers
    Ellie Inman, British Sky Broadcasting Group, United Kingdom
    Emma Bennett, British Sky Broadcasting Group, United Kingdom
  • Oh No! Not You Again
    Devraj Bharati, ITC Limited - FOODs Division, India
  • Send Me a Voice Note!
    Marguerite Steyn, KANTAR, South Africa
  • Defining the True Value of Social Media Customer Feedback
    Marin Mrša, Peekator, Croatia
  • Fluent Device: a Powerful Asset to Increase Your Advertising Effectiveness
    Alice Arnould, System1 Research, Singapore

ESOMAR Representative Awards

ESOMAR has created awards which honour ESOMAR country representatives. They are our ambassadors in their markets & countries and are an integral part of a global team of people who further ESOMAR's mission to encourage, advance and elevate the cause of data, research and insights worldwide.

Two Representative Awards are being offered:

  • ESOMAR Representative Award - Emerging Markets 2019
  • ESOMAR Representative Award - Developed Markets 2019

ESOMAR REA (Research Effectiveness Award) 2019

The ESOMAR Research Effectiveness Award showcases the very best in demonstrating how market or social research has had substantial commercial and or societal impact. No matter how good a piece of research is, only if it produces not only insights but real actionable results with a clear benefit to either business or society can it be considered successful. The Research Effectiveness Award asks commercial and non-commercial entities to do just that, showcase their impact!

This is a prestigious global award given once a year and it is open for client-side research users (or users and their agencies) in any market or field who are interested in sharing their story about the commercial or societal impact of their research investment (ROI).

Prize: The Bronze and Silver ranked finalists will receive a trophy, and the Gold ranked submission will receive a trophy and a EUR 4,000 prize. The award winner, together with the finalists, will be widely publicised by ESOMAR on our website, in our magazine Research World, through the ESOMAR social media channels and to international press.
All of the finalist's submissions will be published.


  • Journey of a Modernized Dairy
    Richa Bhalotia, ITC Limited Foods Division, India
  • Half the Money I Spend on Advertising is Wasted
    Alberto Fernandez, Lewers Research, Australia
    Melissa Pellegrini, Coles, Australia
  • Project Affluent
    Alexander Holmes, Northstar Research, UK
    Thomas Gwin, BBH, UK