Submit a pitch for a chance to showcase your know-how at one of the ESOMAR global events.
Make your voice heard
When you're building your personal brand, you have to make your voice heard. What better place to have it heard at some of the data, research and insights community's best attended and most global events. When you pitch your ideas for the Young ESOMAR Society (YES) Awards, that's exactly what you'll be doing. It's a fantastic opportunity for you to position yourself as one of the emerging rising stars of this community.
What's the prize?
If you're out to build your personal brand, the ESOMAR YES Award is a real opportunity to stand out in front of business leaders and data, research and insights professionals from all over the world. Award winners get a number of perks including:
Exposure during the event to make your pitch and full presentation
Exposure of your performances on ESOMAR's social media and digital channels
Finalists get to attend the chosen event free of charge
Finalists get one year of Young ESOMAR Society membership for free
Recognition by the industry when included in your CV or resume.
How to be the next YES Award winner
Who can enter?How to make the cut
You should be less than 31 years old
ESOMAR members and non-members both welcome to apply.
Regardless of whether you work specifically in data, research or insights or not, all are welcome
Regardless of what role your organisation plays in the data, research and insights ecosystem, all applicants are welcome
You can collaborate on a submission (more than 1 person) but only 1 person's registration will be covered per submission - others would need to pay the young professional rate to attend.
You may select more than one event for your pitch, but please note you will only be allowed to present at one event.
How do you enter?It starts with a 60-seconds video pitch
The first step to becoming a nominee is to have completed a project involving data, research or analytics that you're particularly proud of.
When you have then, you can send to us a 60 second video of your pitch by the deadline mentioned for the specific event where you wish to speak at.
Be as creative as you wish – just be sure your idea is clearly outlined, with the intention of making sure the judges want to hear MORE! Once you submit a pitch, a selection panel will review the submissions and choose the finalists.
What's the topic?The sky is the limit
If you want to become the next YES Award recipient, the good news is that you don't need to focus on any specific theme. We know that our YES nominees come from all walks of life and as a result you get the creative license and liberty you need to showcase you.
What we're looking for is for you to demonstrate impact through your work, whether that be around cultural, economic, environmental, scientific, social or technological themes. The sky is the limit and it's up to you to tell us your inspiring story.
How it happens during our events
Your application is a short 60-seconds elevator pitch. If you're selected as a nominee, you have the opportunity to make a 60-seconds pitch to the audience of the event of your choice to earn a chance to make your full presentation.
If your presentation is selected by the event attendees, you're halfway there! Now it's showtime, you'll get a chance to present on our mainstage for a full 6m40 Pecha Kucha style presentation in front of senior business leaders.
Event attendees have the final word, they will vote on your presentation and should it be strong enough you might have a chance to become an ESOMAR YES award winner and have something to shout about on your CV or resume!
And the 2021 winners are...
Shivani ChoksiSenior Research Associate at Ipsos
I come from one of the most religiously and ethnically diverse nations in the world. I am an ambitious and experienced consumer insights researcher with over two years of experience in Market Research, Project Management and Business Consulting. Being a team player, I am always keen to gain exposure and increase my learning opportunities.
I am also passionate about dogs, painting, and baking desserts.
Impacting the Market Research Industry with Automated Analyses
Keith is Client Solutions Director at Pureprofile, a Sydney-based data and insights business that helps brands and media owners identify, connect and engage with consumers - A global leader in market research services, with a large consumer panel and a suite of technology products for media owners, agencies, and brands.
Based in Singapore, Keith most recently spearheaded Pureprofile's expansion into Asia, taking responsibility in growing the business across the region and expanding the scope of the firm's data and insights function as employee number 1.
Keith brings more than seven years of experience in market research to the role, previously working at Kantar Profiles as Client Development Manager and Nielsen as Consumer Insights Consultant.
Past winners of the YES Awards
Time to Destroy the Online Façade
Vardhini RameshGlobal Business Graduate at Kantar
Vardhini is a Global Business Graduate at Kantar, Profiles based in Singapore.
Joleen ChanGlobal Business Graduate at Kantar
Joleen is a Global Business Graduate at Kantar, Profiles based in Hong Kong.
How to catch liars before they lie
Kristen BallGlobal Business Graduate at Kantar
Kristen has always had an unwavering desire to understand human behavior. While pursuing her bachelor’s degree in marketing, she compiled an educational program for herself that was deeply rooted in advertising and design principles. After graduating in 2018, Kristen sought a career in market research with the hopes of utilizing her education to discover new and creative ways to communicate with people, and ultimately influence their behaviors. Within her role at Kantar, Kristen uncovered a passion for studying the effects of survey design on respondent data quality. While the trajectory of her career within the market research industry is still to be determined, she is excited by the challenge of finding new ways to communicate with respondents to collect more accurate and honest data.
Getting the feels
Debby LingSenior Analyst at SKIM
Debby is a Senior Analyst at SKIM, where she is part of a growing team bringing specialized solutions in choice and decision-making behavior to Asia. With over 5 years of both agency and client-side experience, Debby delights in translating business problems to research solutions, and generating actionable insights from trends and data. Her background in communications and statistics is an asset as she consults clients across the region on a wide variety of research topics, including choice modelling and concept testing. At SKIM, Debby is also involved in new product development and seeks ways to seamlessly integrate traditional methods with innovation ones. Debby holds a Bachelor in Communication Studies (First Class) from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Live lens: Getting closer to consumers
Ellie InmanQualitative Research Manager at Sky
Ellie is a commercially focused, results driven consumer researcher delivering qualitative and holistic insight across Sky's business areas. Working as part of a consultative embedded team directly with stakeholders in brand, marketing, content and product areas to drive business strategy.
Emma BennettQualitative Research Manager at Sky
Emma's background is in qualitative research and brand strategy in which she has worked for 7 years. She now forms part of the in house qualitative research team at Sky where she spends most of her time uncovering and promoting the voice of the customer using various different qualitative methodologies from focus groups to in homes to online communities. Emma's passionate about doing great research and working with stakeholders to embed it in decision making across the Sky business.
Be inspired by those who came before you
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Young ESOMAR Student Volunteer application
Are you a student, and curious about the data, research, and insights industry? Looking for the perfect platform to get exposure to, and experience with, the industry? Then the Young ESOMAR Student Volunteer programme is for you!
Apply below to travel and join us at one of our global events, and experience the data, research, and insights world first-hand! Want to know more details before applying? Send us an email at email@example.com.