Impact

The Market Research Society (MRS) is delighted to announce the launch of Impact Week – a new festival incorporating the longstanding two-day MRS Annual Conference.

Inspiring and connecting the sector, this week of celebration will build on MRS’ long tradition of championing the value of insight.


What’s on?

Find out what is happening day-by-day.

MRS Annual conference

The two-day conference will be part of Impact Week. See the programme here.

Ian Hislop

Ian Hislop has been the editor of Private Eye for over 30 years – and is reputedly the most sued man in Britain.

Tomorrow’s leaders on the shape of things to come

What does the future hold for the world of insight, society and business? We ask a group of young researchers to outline their vision of the world they want to create.

Dexter Dias QC

Dexter Dias’s book The Ten Types of Human is an illuminating examination of human nature. It looks at the best and worst that human beings are capable of, and asks why.

David Schneider’s Social Media Workout

Actor, comedian, director and co-writer of The Death of Stalin is also the founder of social media consultancy That Lot. Prepare to meet the masses.

Conference party

The conference party has become one of the most eagerly anticipated fixtures in the research social calendar.

Open houses

Clients and agencies open their doors to show how they are redefining the sector.

Jayne-Anne Gadhia CBE

CEO of Virgin Money Jayne-Ann Gadhia is a fierce supporter of businesses that make a difference – and also a frank voice on the subject of mental health.

Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE

What can a space scientist and the co-presenter of The Sky at Night teach the insight world? The answer is a masterclass on how to communicate complex ideas to a wide audience.

Val McDermid

Meet one of the world’s most fiendishly ingenious plotters. Val McDermid’s sleuth, psychological profiler Dr Tony Hill, is no slouch when it comes to the analysis of other human beings.

Julia Hobsbawm OBE

Julia Hobsbawm OBE on social health in an Age of Overload and surviving and thriving the collapse of traditional work.

Stan Sthanunathan

Welcome from our Conference Patron, Stan Sthanunathan, honorary fellow MRS, and EVP consumer & market insights, Unilever

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