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ESOMAR Congress Award

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There is one award for papers presented at the yearly ESOMAR Congress:

  • Congress Award for Best Paper Overall (The Fernanda Monti Award)
    Rewards the best paper in any field presented at Congress.
    This award has a prize of EUR 2,500 and will be judged solely on the basis of the written papers and not on the manner of presentation.

More information about the Congress Award

2018 winner for the ESOMAR Congress Award for Best Paper Overall

  • Learning - Every Damn Day
    How to interpret your world and find IKIGAI
    Vanessa Oshima, Starbucks, Japan

Previous nominees & winners

See the jury of 2018

Congress Awards 2018 Jury

  • Maria Alvarado, Senior Partner, Brand Leadership Group, Spain
  • Reed Cundiff, General Manager - Customer & Market Research, Microsoft, USA
  • Wim Hamaekers, Managing Partner, PC Chair / haystack International, Belgium
  • Julie Kollman, Chief Research Officer, Kantar, UK
  • Elaine Rodrigo, Chief Strategy & Insights Officer, Danone, France
  • Anne Strauss, Senior Insight Manager, DCMN, Germany
  • Till Winkler, Senior Research Manager, SKOPOS NOVA, Germany

ESOMAR Congress 2018 Awards

Best Paper Overall:

Nominee
Nominee
The Small Enterprise Blueprint
How research for a Small Enterprise transformed the lives of police officers and the role of researchers

Ben Grainger, Metfriendly, United Kingdom (GB)
Alex Wilman, Northstar Research, United Kingdom (GB)
Alex Holmes, Northstar, United Kingdom (GB)
Nominee
Nominee
The Privacy Paradox

Data sharing in the age of always on

Ralf Becker, HERE Technologies, Germany
Andre Schuenemann, HERE Technologies, Germany
Dora Heinkel, Germany
Martin Oxley, BuzzBack Market Research, United Kingdom (GB)
Pia Blase, HERE Technologies, Germany
Nominee
Nominee
Taking the Bull by Its Horns
Ruchira Jain, PepsiCo India Holding Pvt Ltd, India
Nominee
Nominee
Unifying Measures of Customer Experience and Satisfaction
Building a customer satisfaction measurement framework

Mareth Cordell, Microsoft Corporation, United States
Jeffrey Mercer, Microsoft Corporation, United States
Nominee
Nominee
Positive Gender Portrayal in Advertising
Andrew Geoghegan, Diageo Plc., United Kingdom (GB)
Nominee
Nominee
McNext
McDonald’s Canada adopts a fusion approach to menu innovation

Michaela Charette, McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Ltd., Canada
Michael Edwards, Dig Insights Inc., Canada
Nominee
Nominee
The Great Internal Communications Experiment
Transforming engagement with insights at Coca-Cola

Lucy Davison, Keen as Mustard Marketing, United Kingdom (GB)
Begoña Fafian, Coca-Cola Company, United Kingdom (GB)

ESOMAR Congress 2016 Awards

Winner
Winner
New Visions
Pushing the frontiers of the eyewear business

Simona Sbarbaro, Luxottica Group, Italy
Giuseppe Tonolini, Strive Insight Ltd, United Kingdom (GB)
Nominee
Nominee
Sound Research
How SONOS boosted its growth trajectory by leveraging a universal structure modeling

David Feick, Sonos, Inc., United States
Frank Buckler, SUCCESS DRIVERS, Germany
Nominee
Nominee
The Power of Reflective Content
Using content to explore and understand youth identity

Aman Anand, The Third Eye, India
Devika Johar, The Third Eye, India
Sushma Panchawati, The Third Eye, India
Shibani Nayak, Netflix - India, Netherlands
Sumeli Chatterjee, MTV, Viacom 18, India
Nominee
Nominee
Time Is On Our Side
A study of spare time and how we spend it

Ian Wright, Transport Focus, United Kingdom (GB)
David Benabo, Channel 4, United Kingdom (GB)
Nominee
Nominee
The Joy of Research
Recovering engagement through F2F methodologies

Leticia Chárraga, Unilever, Mexico
Adelina Vaca, De la Riva Group, Mexico
Nominee
Nominee
2x the Impact at 1/2 the Time and 1/2 the Cost?
How the first ever Social Media H&A study created a transformation at Unilever

Namita Mediratta, Unilever, United Kingdom (GB)
Mark Whiting, Kantar, France
Sunando Das, TNS Global United Kingdom, United Kingdom (GB)
Karen O'Hara, Unilever, United Kingdom (GB)

ESOMAR Congress 2015 Awards

Winner
Winner
Turning Shopper Insights into Company-wide Memes
Danone disrupts shopper research by engaging with a tribe of shoppers

Tom De Ruyck, InSites Consulting, Belgium
Thomas Troch, InSites Consulting, United States
Olesya Govorun, The Dannon Company, United States
Niels Schillewaert, InSites Consulting, United States
Holly Rozelle, The Dannon Company
Anouk Willems, InSites Consulting B.V., Netherlands
Nominee
Nominee
Belief, Intent, ACTION!
Bridging the intent-action gap: how behavioural economics and consumer journey mapping explains decision making to identify levers to impel consumer action

Sema Sgaier, Surgo Foundation, United States
Ram Prasad, Final Mile Consulting, United States
Maria Eletskaya, Ipsos MORI UK Ltd, United Kingdom (GB)
Maaya Sundaram, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, United States
Katie Plocheck, Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange, United States
Jeff Mulhausen, Upstream Thinking, United States
Anurag Vaish, Final Mile Consulting, United States
Nominee
Nominee
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
What we can learn by shining the spotlight on the respondents' role in the research experience

Hetta Bramley, Kubi Kalloo, United Kingdom (GB)
Kristin Hickey, Kubi Kalloo, United Kingdom (GB)
Vangelis Skouras, The Sound Research, United Kingdom (GB)
Nominee
Nominee
Watching the Devices
Do we watch video differently on smaller screens?

Martin Greenbank, Channel 4, United Kingdom (GB)
Robert Ellis, United Kingdom (GB)
Nominee
Nominee
A Butterfly's Wings: From Chaos to Opportunity
Harnessing cross-category connections in the consumer technology landscape

Kelsey Vaughn, Ipsos, United States
Reed Cundiff, Microsoft Corporation, United States
Mike Egner, Ipsos, United States
Nominee
Nominee
TV Re[defined]
How global viewers are redefining their relationship with television

Jo McIlvenna, McIlvenna Ltd, United Kingdom (GB)
Ben Himowitz, Flamingo Sao Paulo, Brazil
Ian Wright, Transport Focus, United Kingdom (GB)
Christian Kurz, Viacom International Media Networks, United States
Anna Noel Taylor, Viacom International Media Networks, United States
Nominee
Nominee
Hooked on Shopping
Understanding what fuels the new daily online shopping habit

Andrew Consky, AOL Canada, Canada
Steve Payne, Enterprise IG, Ireland
Vicki Draper, NBCUniversal - NY, United States

Best Case History:

Winner
Winner
Belief, Intent, ACTION!
Bridging the intent-action gap: how behavioural economics and consumer journey mapping explains decision making to identify levers to impel consumer action

Sema Sgaier, Surgo Foundation, United States
Ram Prasad, Final Mile Consulting, United States
Maria Eletskaya, Ipsos MORI UK Ltd, United Kingdom (GB)
Maaya Sundaram, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, United States
Katie Plocheck, Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange, United States
Jeff Mulhausen, Upstream Thinking, United States
Anurag Vaish, Final Mile Consulting, United States
Nominee
Nominee
TV Re[defined]
How global viewers are redefining their relationship with television

Jo McIlvenna, McIlvenna Ltd, United Kingdom (GB)
Ben Himowitz, Flamingo Sao Paulo, Brazil
Ian Wright, Transport Focus, United Kingdom (GB)
Christian Kurz, Viacom International Media Networks, United States
Anna Noel Taylor, Viacom International Media Networks, United States
Nominee
Nominee
Hooked on Shopping
Understanding what fuels the new daily online shopping habit

Andrew Consky, AOL Canada, Canada
Steve Payne, Enterprise IG, Ireland
Vicki Draper, NBCUniversal - NY, United States
Nominee
Nominee
Reel Happiness
Understanding the emotions of cinema goers

Anna Cremin, Pearl & Dean, United Kingdom (GB)
Graeme Lawrence, Join the Dots (Research) Ltd, United Kingdom (GB)
Kelly McKnight, Join the Dots (Research) Ltd, United Kingdom (GB)
Nominee
Nominee
A Butterfly's Wings: From Chaos to Opportunity
Harnessing cross-category connections in the consumer technology landscape

Kelsey Vaughn, Ipsos, United States
Reed Cundiff, Microsoft Corporation, United States
Mike Egner, Ipsos, United States
Nominee
Nominee
Turning Shopper Insights into Company-wide Memes
Danone disrupts shopper research by engaging with a tribe of shoppers

Tom De Ruyck, InSites Consulting, Belgium
Thomas Troch, InSites Consulting, United States
Olesya Govorun, The Dannon Company, United States
Niels Schillewaert, InSites Consulting, United States
Holly Rozelle, The Dannon Company
Anouk Willems, InSites Consulting B.V., Netherlands
Nominee
Nominee
Watching the Devices
Do we watch video differently on smaller screens?

Martin Greenbank, Channel 4, United Kingdom (GB)
Robert Ellis, United Kingdom (GB)
Nominee
Nominee
Contextual Actions Speak Louder than Words
The impact of context on liking of beer using behavioural and implicit measures

Jasper Scheir, haystack, Belgium
Ludovic Depoortere, haystack, Belgium
Sjoerd Koornstra, The House of Insights, Netherlands

Best Methodological Paper:

Nominee
Nominee
Turning Shopper Insights into Company-wide Memes
Danone disrupts shopper research by engaging with a tribe of shoppers

Tom De Ruyck, InSites Consulting, Belgium
Thomas Troch, InSites Consulting, United States
Olesya Govorun, The Dannon Company, United States
Niels Schillewaert, InSites Consulting, United States
Holly Rozelle, The Dannon Company
Anouk Willems, InSites Consulting B.V., Netherlands
Nominee
Nominee
Less is More: Being Deprived Often Brings out the Best
The added value of deprivation techniques in research

Vanessa Oshima, Heart Data, Japan
David McCaughan, Ai.agency, Thailand
Nominee
Nominee
Contextual Actions Speak Louder than Words
The impact of context on liking of beer using behavioural and implicit measures

Jasper Scheir, haystack, Belgium
Ludovic Depoortere, haystack, Belgium
Sjoerd Koornstra, The House of Insights, Netherlands
Nominee
Nominee
A Butterfly's Wings: From Chaos to Opportunity
Harnessing cross-category connections in the consumer technology landscape

Kelsey Vaughn, Ipsos, United States
Reed Cundiff, Microsoft Corporation, United States
Mike Egner, Ipsos, United States

ESOMAR Congress 2014 Awards

Best Paper Overall:

Winner
Winner
Make Your Stakeholders Smarter
Moving beyond the dashboard and into configurable insights

Christian Kugel, NBCU / Oxygen Media, United States
Thomas Kelly, OATH, United States
Nominee
Nominee
French Government: Nudge Me Tender
How to turn ethnographic insight into more efficient policy-making

Etienne Bressoud, BVA, France
Richard Bordenave, BVA, France
Françoise Waintrop, SGMAP, France
Eric Singler, BVA, France
Nominee
Nominee
Our Lips are Sealed
Why the truth is implicit

Suzanne Lugthart, eBay, United Kingdom (GB)
David Penn, Conquest, United Kingdom (GB)
Nominee
Nominee
Dancing 'Til We Drop: Global Ageing But Not As We Know It
The development and application of a universal age construct

Lisa Edgar, the Big Window Consulting Limited, United Kingdom (GB)
David Bunker, BBC Television, United Kingdom (GB)
Kevin Cowan, BBC World Service, United States
Nominee
Nominee
Y Market Research
A case study of how qualitative research can attract Generation Y professionals

Laura Wolfs, Point-Blank International GmbH, Germany
Julian Walter-Herrmann
Nominee
Nominee
Free Space
Using open data for retail location analysis

Darren Fleetwood, United Kingdom (GB)
Nominee
Nominee
Predicting the Future
Primary research exploring the science of prediction

Jon Puleston, Lightspeed, United Kingdom (GB)
Alexander Wheatley, Lightspeed, United Kingdom (GB)
Hubertus Hofkirchner, Prediki Prediction Services, Austria
Nominee
Nominee
Cultural Anchoring
Solving brand architecture complexities

Neale Cotton, The Lab Strategy & Planning, Australia
Julian Dunne, Cricket Australia, Australia

Best Case History:

Winner
Winner
French Government: Nudge Me Tender
How to turn ethnographic insight into more efficient policy-making

Etienne Bressoud, BVA, France
Richard Bordenave, BVA, France
Françoise Waintrop, SGMAP, France
Eric Singler, BVA, France
Nominee
Nominee
Research That Sparks
Methods to make market research more inspirational

Annelies Verhaeghe, InSites Consulting, Belgium
Natalie Malevsky, Telefonica Digital, United Kingdom (GB)
Thijs Van de Broek, InSites Consulting, Belgium
Nominee
Nominee
Cultural Anchoring
Solving brand architecture complexities

Neale Cotton, The Lab Strategy & Planning, Australia
Julian Dunne, Cricket Australia, Australia
Nominee
Nominee
'Power of Laughter'
Measuring the effectiveness of comedy in generating positive audience engagement

Jo McIlvenna, McIlvenna Ltd, United Kingdom (GB)
Christian Kurz, Viacom International Media Networks, United States
James Guerrier, Viacom International Media Networks, United Kingdom (GB)
Julia Lamaison, Gfk, United Kingdom (GB)
Nominee
Nominee
Our Lips are Sealed
Why the truth is implicit

Suzanne Lugthart, eBay, United Kingdom (GB)
David Penn, Conquest, United Kingdom (GB)
Nominee
Nominee
Predicting the Future
Primary research exploring the science of prediction

Jon Puleston, Lightspeed, United Kingdom (GB)
Alexander Wheatley, Lightspeed, United Kingdom (GB)
Hubertus Hofkirchner, Prediki Prediction Services, Austria
Nominee
Nominee
The Way of Insight Beyond Technique
Creating an insights culture to inspire transformation

Melissa Dagless, Shionogi Limited, United Kingdom (GB)
Vivek Banerji, Insight Dojo, United Kingdom (GB)
Takashi Takenoshita, Shionogi Limited, United Kingdom (GB)

Best Methodological Paper:

Winner
Winner
'Power of Laughter'
Measuring the effectiveness of comedy in generating positive audience engagement

Jo McIlvenna, McIlvenna Ltd, United Kingdom (GB)
Christian Kurz, Viacom International Media Networks, United States
James Guerrier, Viacom International Media Networks, United Kingdom (GB)
Julia Lamaison, Gfk, United Kingdom (GB)
Nominee
Nominee
French Government: Nudge Me Tender
How to turn ethnographic insight into more efficient policy-making

Etienne Bressoud, BVA, France
Richard Bordenave, BVA, France
Françoise Waintrop, SGMAP, France
Eric Singler, BVA, France
Nominee
Nominee
Research That Sparks
Methods to make market research more inspirational

Annelies Verhaeghe, InSites Consulting, Belgium
Natalie Malevsky, Telefonica Digital, United Kingdom (GB)
Thijs Van de Broek, InSites Consulting, Belgium
Nominee
Nominee
Free Space
Using open data for retail location analysis

Darren Fleetwood, United Kingdom (GB)
Nominee
Nominee
Make Your Stakeholders Smarter
Moving beyond the dashboard and into configurable insights

Christian Kugel, NBCU / Oxygen Media, United States
Thomas Kelly, OATH, United States
Nominee
Nominee
Cultural Anchoring
Solving brand architecture complexities

Neale Cotton, The Lab Strategy & Planning, Australia
Julian Dunne, Cricket Australia, Australia
Nominee
Nominee
Our Lips are Sealed
Why the truth is implicit

Suzanne Lugthart, eBay, United Kingdom (GB)
David Penn, Conquest, United Kingdom (GB)

ESOMAR Congress 2013 Awards

Best Paper Overall:

Winner
Winner
Big Changes Will Deliver a Big Future
What marketing decision-makers expect their customer insight teams to deliver

David Smith, DVL Smith Ltd, United Kingdom (GB)
Adam Riley, Decision Architects, United Kingdom (GB)
Nominee
Nominee
Standardising Touchpoint Analysis
A cross media neuroscience study from China with real world investment tracking

Tang Ruihong, Brain Intelligence Neuro-Consultancy, China
Caroline Ji, VivaKi, China
Nominee
Nominee
Do Emotions in Advertising Drive Sales?
Use of facial coding to understand the relation between emotional ads and sales effectiveness

Evan Kodra, Affectiva, United States
Rana El Kaliouby, Affectiva, United States
Daniel McDuff, Affectiva, United States
Nominee
Nominee
Small Numbers, Big Insights
A year in the lives of families living with austerity

Chris Perry, Ipsos MORI UK Ltd, United Kingdom (GB)
Isabella Pereira, Ipsos MORI UK Ltd, United Kingdom (GB)
Suzanne Hall, Ipsos MORI UK Ltd, United Kingdom (GB)
Nominee
Nominee
Multimode, Global Scale Usage
Understanding respondent scale usage across borders and devices

Melanie Courtright, Research Now, United States
Kartik Pashupati, Research Now, United States
Annie Pettit, Peanut Labs, Canada
Roddy Knowles, Research Now, United States
Nominee
Nominee
Less Facts, More Fiction: Expanding Research's Mind
Moving away from method, to a much wider definition of strategy as execution

Leanne Tomasevic, Truth Consulting, United Kingdom (GB)
Elizabeth Lonergan, Nokia Telecommunications, United Kingdom (GB)
James Ebdon, OMG, United Kingdom (GB)

Best Case History:

Winner
Winner
How Does Your Cappuccino Feel?
Using synaesthesia to create a visually interactive experience of flavour

John Pawle, QRi Consulting Ltd., United Kingdom (GB)
Dominique Delfaud, V. MANE FILS SA, France
Nominee
Nominee
Finding Gold in the Desert
The invention of MegaPlaza, the first modern mall for the emergent classes in the outskirts of Lima

Percy Vigil Vidal, Megaplaza Shopping Center, Peru
Rolando Arellano Bahamonde, Arellano Investigación de Marketing, Peru
Rolando Arellano Cueva, Cuanter, S.A., Spain
Nominee
Nominee
Emotion and inspiration at the Van Gogh Museum
How emotion-based visitor research can create engaging brand

Saskia Brocx, TNS NIPO, Netherlands
Laurine van de Wiel, Van Gogh Museum, Netherlands
Nominee
Nominee
How Research can Help Build a Successful CSR Campaign
Jarosław Herrmann, Grupa Zywiec (Heineken Group), Poland
Dominika Maison, Maison & Partners Sp. z o. o., Poland
Nominee
Nominee
Do Emotions in Advertising Drive Sales?
Use of facial coding to understand the relation between emotional ads and sales effectiveness

Evan Kodra, Affectiva, United States
Rana El Kaliouby, Affectiva, United States
Daniel McDuff, Affectiva, United States
Nominee
Nominee
Think Big and Connect to the Max
How PepsiCo (re)connected the Ruffles brand with Generation Y

Annelies Verhaeghe, InSites Consulting, Belgium
Anouk Willems, InSites Consulting B.V., Netherlands
Erkan Balkan, Kantar Millward Brown - GB - Warwick, United Kingdom (GB)
Joeri Van den Bergh, InSites Consulting, Belgium
Tom De Ruyck, InSites Consulting, Belgium

Best Methodological Paper:

Winner
Winner
Multimode, Global Scale Usage
Understanding respondent scale usage across borders and devices

Melanie Courtright, Research Now, United States
Kartik Pashupati, Research Now, United States
Annie Pettit, Peanut Labs, Canada
Roddy Knowles, Research Now, United States
Nominee
Nominee
Old Meets New
Word association, implicit tests, emotions and eye tracking in the global market

Charles Spence, Flying Fish Research, United Kingdom (GB)
Milena Sabogal, Starcom Mediavest, Colombia
Sebastián Olier, Neurosketch, Colombia
Carlos Velasco, BI Norwegian Business NeurosketchSchool,, Norway
Alejandro Salgado-Montejo, Neurosketch, Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia
Nominee
Nominee
Screen Life
How “two – screening” changes our TV viewing

Robert Ellis, United Kingdom (GB)
Neil Mortenson, Thinkbox, United Kingdom (GB)
Nominee
Nominee
Do Emotions in Advertising Drive Sales?
Use of facial coding to understand the relation between emotional ads and sales effectiveness

Evan Kodra, Affectiva, United States
Rana El Kaliouby, Affectiva, United States
Daniel McDuff, Affectiva, United States
Nominee
Nominee
Think Big and Connect to the Max
How PepsiCo (re)connected the Ruffles brand with Generation Y

Annelies Verhaeghe, InSites Consulting, Belgium
Anouk Willems, InSites Consulting B.V., Netherlands
Erkan Balkan, Kantar Millward Brown - GB - Warwick, United Kingdom (GB)
Joeri Van den Bergh, InSites Consulting, Belgium
Tom De Ruyck, InSites Consulting, Belgium
Nominee
Nominee
Standardising Touchpoint Analysis
A cross media neuroscience study from China with real world investment tracking

Tang Ruihong, Brain Intelligence Neuro-Consultancy, China
Caroline Ji, VivaKi, China

ESOMAR Congress 2012 Awards

Best Paper Overall:

Winner
Winner
Research in a World Without Questions
Bob Pankauskas, Allstate Insurance Co., United States
Tom Ewing, System1 Research Limited - UK, United Kingdom (GB)
Nominee
Nominee
What's a Nice Insight Like You Doing in a Concept Like This?
How marketers can avoid wasting good insights on poorly articulated concepts

Barbara Garau, Reckitt Benckiser France, France
Lee Markowitz, Ipsos, United States
Lourdes Alvarez-Chavarria, Euromonitor International, United States
Nominee
Nominee
In 2030 the Best Market Researcher in the Organisation Will Be the CEO!
David Smith, DVL Smith Ltd, United Kingdom (GB)
Elisabetta Osta, Barclays Retail Bank, United Kingdom (GB)
Nominee
Nominee
Ode to the Unsung Hero - Navigating the turbulent waters of research
How Coca-Cola is managing today's increasingly complex business reality with a global research landscape

Patricio Pagani, The Black Puma Ai, Argentina
Javier Qui~nones, Infotools Ltd, New Zealand
Veronica Moreno, Coca-Cola Company, United States
Nominee
Nominee
Beneath the Surface
The hidden world of individual buying behaviour

Kyle Findlay, Kantar, South Africa
Constantin Michael, TNS, South Africa
Jan Hofmeyr, TNS, South Africa

Best Case History:

Winner
Winner
Who's Afraid of Opinion Polls?
A live case study of spin and rhetoric; what happens when some love and others hate the numbers

Jenny Hayward-Jones, Lowy Institute for International Policy, Australia
Caz Tebbutt, Tebbutt Research Pty. Ltd., Fiji
Nominee
Nominee
Designing the Club of Tomorrow
Consumer understanding guiding creativity towards success

Tom De Ruyck, InSites Consulting, Belgium
Henk Eising, Netherlands
Thomas Troch, InSites Consulting, United States
Filip De Boeck, InSites Consulting, United States
Caroline Van Hoff, HEINEKEN International, Netherlands
Nominee
Nominee
Creators in Their Own 'Write'
How Meredith Corporation empowered readers to create and contribute to a new Ladies' Home Journal

Manila Austin, Communispace, United States
Britta C. Ware, Meredith Corporation, United States

Best Methodological Paper:

Winner
Winner
Measuring Emotions Through a Mobile Device Across Borders, Ages, Genders and More
Rana Kaliouby, Affectiva, United States
Rolfe Swinton, RealityMine, United States
Nominee
Nominee
The 'Irrationalisation' of Surveys
Using Behavioural Economics to improve research results

Kevin Karty, Affinnova, Inc., United States
Jeffrey Henning, Researchscape International, United States
Janet Thai, Affinnova, United States
Bin Yu, United States
Steve Lamoureux, United States
Nominee
Nominee
Babyface: Reading Nonverbal Cues to Measure Infants' Acceptance of Food Products
How mothers know whether or not their babies like a product and how to communicate baby preferences back to their mothers

Kelly Sheahan
Ashley Gabel, Blueberry, United States
Amy Elkes, Stonyfield, United States
Lauren Yourshaw, Blueberry, United States
Payal Kondisetty, Blueberry, United States
Nominee
Nominee
Beneath the Surface
The hidden world of individual buying behaviour

Kyle Findlay, Kantar, South Africa
Constantin Michael, TNS, South Africa
Jan Hofmeyr, TNS, South Africa

ESOMAR Congress 2011 Awards

Best Paper Overall:

Winner
Winner
Research in a world of irrational expectations
How new thinking from behavioural economics changes the way we look at and conduct research

Stephen Phillips, ZappiStore, United Kingdom (GB)
Abigail Hill, Spring Research Ltd, United Kingdom (GB)
Nominee
Nominee
Too much reality?
The perils of easy access to hearts, minds and bedrooms

Sangeeta Gupta, India
Anjali Puri, TNS India, India
Nominee
Nominee
Crowd interpretation
Are participants the researchers of the future?

Gigi Ilustre, H.J. Heinz B.V., Netherlands
Peter Claeys
Joeri Van den Bergh, InSites Consulting, Belgium
Niels Schillewaert, InSites Consulting, United States
Annelies Verhaeghe, InSites Consulting, Belgium
Nominee
Nominee
Behaving economically with the truth
How behavioural economics can help research to better understand, identify and predict behaviour

Peter Harrison, Cigna, United States
Alain Samson, System1 Research Limited, United Kingdom (GB)
Orlando Wood, System1 Research Limited - UK, United Kingdom (GB)

Best Case History:

Winner
Winner
Translating the language of consumers into global fundraising efforts
Nick Chiarelli, The Future Foundation, United Kingdom (GB)
Sotta Long, UNICEF, Switzerland
Nominee
Nominee
A fresh look at our eyes
How innovation scenarios can harness research insights and further drive business impact

Germaine Gazano, LVMH Parfums & Cosmetiques, C.E.C., France
Christophe Rebours, In Process-Design Innovation, France
Nominee
Nominee
Enlightened gardens
Innovation beyond the obvious

Jochum Stienstra, Ferro Explore!, Netherlands
J. Alyson Bryant, PlayScience, United States
Pamela Pauwels, Philips, Netherlands
Ank van Ophoven, Philips Lighting BV, Netherlands

Best Methodological Paper:

Winner
Winner
The game experiments
Researching how gaming techniques can be used to improve the quality of feedback from online research

Jon Puleston, Lightspeed, United Kingdom (GB)
Deborah Sleep, Engage Research, United Kingdom (GB)
Nominee
Nominee
Developing second generation mobile research techniques
How mobile research can enhance the enjoyment of media consumption

Rolfe Swinton, RealityMine, United States
AJ Johnson, Kynetec UK Ltd,, United Kingdom (GB)
Nominee
Nominee
Enlightened gardens
Innovation beyond the obvious

Jochum Stienstra, Ferro Explore!, Netherlands
J. Alyson Bryant, PlayScience, United States
Pamela Pauwels, Philips, Netherlands
Ank van Ophoven, Philips Lighting BV, Netherlands
Nominee
Nominee
Engage, inspire, act
Three step stones towards developing more impactful products

Tom De Ruyck, InSites Consulting, Belgium
Niels Schillewaert, InSites Consulting, United States
Stan Knoops, IFF Nederland BV, Netherlands
Nominee
Nominee
Behaving economically with the truth
How behavioural economics can help research to better understand, identify and predict behaviour

Peter Harrison, Cigna, United States
Alain Samson, System1 Research Limited, United Kingdom (GB)
Orlando Wood, System1 Research Limited - UK, United Kingdom (GB)
Nominee
Nominee
Gamification
The reality of what it is… and what it’s not

Kyle Findlay, Kantar, South Africa
Kirsty Alberts
Nominee
Nominee
Crowd interpretation
Are participants the researchers of the future?

Gigi Ilustre, H.J. Heinz B.V., Netherlands
Peter Claeys
Joeri Van den Bergh, InSites Consulting, Belgium
Niels Schillewaert, InSites Consulting, United States
Annelies Verhaeghe, InSites Consulting, Belgium

ESOMAR Congress 2010 Awards

Best Paper Overall:

Winner
Winner
Riding the value shift in market research
Only the paranoid survive

David Bakken, Foreseeable Futures Group, United States
Nominee
Nominee
Getting into the real world of the shopper
Using eye tracking in a multi-mode research approach

Ludovic Depoortere, haystack, Belgium
Wim Hamaekers, Haystack International, Belgium
Nominee
Nominee
From the Iliad to Odyssey
The odyssey of our profession

C. Frederic John, Consilience Research & Consulting, LLC, United States
Nominee
Nominee
Digital characters
A living, breathing, on-line segmentation soap-opera for insight generation

John Kearon, System1 Research Limited, United Kingdom (GB)

Best Case History:

Winner
Winner
Getting into the real world of the shopper
Using eye tracking in a multi-mode research approach

Ludovic Depoortere, haystack, Belgium
Wim Hamaekers, Haystack International, Belgium
Nominee
Nominee
Coca-Cola Europe and the Philosopher’s Stone
Crafting a rare win-win-win situation

Patricio Pagani, The Black Puma Ai, Argentina
Richard Raubik, Coca-Cola GmbH, Austria
James May, Kantar Group, United States
Nominee
Nominee
Advocracy - Harnessing the power of the consumer
Creating a marketing program to encourage online and offline advocacy

Stephen Phillips, ZappiStore, United Kingdom (GB)
Catherine Willis, Delta Air Lines, United States

Best Methodological Paper:

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Digital characters
A living, breathing, on-line segmentation soap-opera for insight generation

John Kearon, System1 Research Limited, United Kingdom (GB)
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Advocracy - Harnessing the power of the consumer
Creating a marketing program to encourage online and offline advocacy

Stephen Phillips, ZappiStore, United Kingdom (GB)
Catherine Willis, Delta Air Lines, United States
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The myth of segmentation
Or how to move beyond

Jochum Stienstra, Ferro Explore!, Netherlands
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Janus and the changing face of pricing research
Anne Favrelle, Procter & Gamble EUROCOR n.v., Belgium
Maureen Arink, SKIM, Netherlands
Vicky Nef
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Feelings you can bank on
How customers’ emotions can reveal actionable insights for business

Orlando Wood, System1 Research Limited - UK, United Kingdom (GB)
Sarajit Mitra, HSBC Holdings PLC, United Kingdom (GB)
Bhavya Shah, HSBC Holdings PLC, United Kingdom (GB)

ESOMAR Congress 2009 Awards

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The longest day
Cultural differences in CSR

Tom De Ruyck, InSites Consulting, Belgium
Niels Schillewaert, InSites Consulting, United States
Annelies Verhaeghe, InSites Consulting, Belgium
Micheal Friedman, InSites Consulting, Belgium
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Information à la carte
The need to select, prepare and present

Ineke van Meel, Ineke van Meel, Netherlands
Jeroen Rietberg, Intellex Dynamic Reporting, Netherlands
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The ‘ANT’ and the grasshopper
Decoding the mindset of the Indian financial customer

Ipsita Ghosh, TNS Malaysia, Malaysia
Kalyan Karmakar, TNS India, India

Best Case History:

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The future of work
Keith Bailey, Transport Focus, United Kingdom (GB)
Andy Dexter, France
Leanne Tomasevic, Truth Consulting, United Kingdom (GB)
Adam Chmielowski, Truth, United Kingdom (GB)
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Launching innovations during economic slowdown
Mark Gillespie, ACNielsen, United Kingdom (GB)
Marcin Penconek, Marcin Penconek, Poland
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Could I just ask you a few questions as you have sex on this park bench…?
Rupal Mathur, COI Communications, United Kingdom (GB)
Anna Thomas, N1i, Australia
Joceline Jones, Define Research & Insight Ltd, United Kingdom (GB)

Best Methodological Paper:

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Evaluating social mission projects in emerging & bottom of the pyramid markets
An innovative behaviour measurement methodology

Raghavan Srinivasan, TNS, Indonesia
Astiti Suhirman, TNS, Indonesia
Namita Mediratta, Unilever, United Kingdom (GB)
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More, more, more
How respondents are demanding more and co-creating the research process

Fiona Blades, MESH, United Kingdom (GB)
Rachel Brown, OXFAM, United Kingdom (GB)
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Me-to-we research
Form asking unreliable witnesses about themselves to asking people what they notice, believe & predict about others

John Kearon, System1 Research Limited, United Kingdom (GB)
Mark Earls, Herd Consulting, United Kingdom (GB)

ESOMAR Congress 2008 Awards

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How Disney bridges the multicultural divide
Building trust as a prerequisite for insight

Manila Austin, Communispace, United States
Paul Caswell, Disney Destinations LLC, United States
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Anticipating Tomorrow’s Societal Change Today
Innovation in the digital space

Kerstin Ullrich, GIM-Gesellschaft fur innovative Marktforschung mbH, Germany
Christian Wenger, GIM-Gesellschaft fur innovative Marktforschung mbH, Germany
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Kuschel, kuschel, kuschel
About the role of brands in a ‘philanthropic’ world order

Hans-Bert Matoul, Happy Thinking People GmbH, Germany
Stefan Hagl, Happy Thinking People GmbH, Germany
Michael Wittenberg, Happy Thinking People GmbH, Germany

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Let it flow!
Understanding the impact of equity transfer on brand and corporate positioning

David Pring, Ipsos Marketing, United States
Curt Stenger, Ipsos, United States
Trent Ross, Ipsos, United States
Angela Lovejoy, The Coca Cola Company, United States
Omar Rodriguez, The Coca-Cola Company, China
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Flood warning
Consulting citizens in a time of crisis

Amrita Sood, Gfk, United Kingdom (GB)
Philippa Makepeace, CCS, Civil Contingencies Secretariat
Krishan Lathigra, COI, Central Office of Information, United Kingdom (GB)

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Loser, hero or human being
Are you ready for emergent truth?

Jochum Stienstra, Ferro Explore!, Netherlands
Wim van der Noort, Dutch Ministry of Public Affairs
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Getting animated about emotion
The new frontier

David Penn, Conquest, United Kingdom (GB)
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You can’t judge a book by its cover!
A way to tackle the severe acquiescence bias among Arab respondents

Arun Joshi, United Arab Emirates
Sagar Tamang, The Nielsen Company, United Arab Emirates
Himanshu Vashishtha, SixthFactor Consulting, United Arab Emirates

ESOMAR Congress 2007 Awards

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Finding and developing new talent
A global tour of the challenges

Mario Hamersveld, Van Hamersveld MC, Netherlands
DVL Smith

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Training the next generation
It’s market research, but not as we know it

Phyllis MacFarlane, ESOMAR Foundation, United Kingdom (GB)
Mike Cooke, Mike Cooke, United Kingdom (GB)
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Back on track
A fresh direction for the Rexona brand

Simon Patterson, QRi Consulting Ltd., United Kingdom (GB)
John Pawle, QRi Consulting Ltd., United Kingdom (GB)
Jaroslav Cir, Perfect Crowd s.r.o., Czech Republic
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Evolution of beauty: Dove case study
A new brand activation research model

Severine Distave, Keystone Network, Belgium
Tom De Ruyck, InSites Consulting, Belgium
Steven Belleghem, InSites Consulting, Belgium
Niels Schillewaert, InSites Consulting, United States

Best Methodological Paper:

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Using faces
Measuring emotional engagement for early stage creative

Orlando Wood, System1 Research Limited - UK, United Kingdom (GB)
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A quest for answers
The campaign against Why

Sarah Hamburger, Big Picture, New Zealand
Stephen Phillips, ZappiStore, United Kingdom (GB)
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Dancing with inspiration
A multi-disciplinary approach to get closer to consumers

Elisabeth Vorwerk, Beiersdorf AG, Germany
Natascha Lanzenauer
Claudia Antoni, Happy Thinking People GmbH, Germany
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Scalpel or hand grenade?
Understanding client decision making

Subhransu Rout, Aircel, India
Sangeeta Gupta, India

ESOMAR Congress 2005 Awards

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The heart transplant
Consumers at the heart of your business

David Jenkinson, Carlton & United Beverages, Australia
Derek Leddie, Australia
Kristin Hickey, Kubi Kalloo, United Kingdom (GB)

Best Case History:

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Powerful insights
Possibilities of ethnographic research

Edeltraud Kaltenbach, Germany
Ji-Seun You, LG Electronics, Germany