ESOMAR Announces Industry Award Winners for 2017

ESOMAR presented the Industry Awards at the annual Congress 2017, held in Amsterdam, 10-13 September.

ESOMAR President, Niels Schillewaert and ESOMAR Director General, Finn Raben, presided over the ceremony. Several awards were presented at the ESOMAR Birthday Party and Awards Ceremony. Here are the 2017 award winners for each category:

ESOMAR Research Effectiveness Award 2017

Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

Uniting Marketing Research and Advanced Analytics to Increase ROI and Marketing Effectiveness Kishore Krishna, Microsoft Corporation, United States

Michele Garner, Microsoft Corporation, United States


ESOMAR Excellence Award for the Best Paper 2017

Look who\’s talking?!    

Exploring the impact Twitter has had on language and culture

Sara Picazo, Twitter, UK

Cecily Long, Flamingo, UK

Data Combo

Combining open data and econometric modelling to understand voter’s motivations

Antoine Moreau, SLPV-Analytics, France

Laurent Flores, Université Paris II & Inseec, France


ESOMAR Congress Award for Best Paper Overall – The Fernanda Monti Award 2017

Can Chairs talk?

Image mining & text analytics for strategic planning

Chiara Davanzo Zamarian, Arper, Italy

Preriit Souda, Kantar TNS, UK


ESOMAR Corporate Young Professional Award 2017

Turning a Corner on Negative Perceptions of Refugees in Europe

Nijat Mammadbayli, SKIM, Netherlands

Patricia Dominguez, SKIM, United Kingdom

Samantha Bond, SKIM, Netherlands

Virtual Reality Enahnced Interview

Alexandra Chirilov, GfK, Germany


Young ESOMAR Society Pitch Competition

Visionary Instantly

Stephanie Pineda, Kantar Millward Brown, UK


Representative Award Winners 2017

ESOMAR Representative Award – Expanding the Reach 2017

Alexander Shashkin, ESOMAR Representative Russia

Alina Serbanica, ESOMAR Representative Romania

Marita Schimpl, ESOMAR Representative Myanmar


ESOMAR Representative Award – Visibility on Regional Level 2017

Jackie Lorch, ESOMAR Representative USA

Melanie Courtright, ESOMAR Representative USA


ESOMAR Representative Award – Strategy 2017

Leonie Voster, ESOMAR Representative South Africa.

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