2022 YES Award Finalists

The year's best pitches shortlisted to compete for a spot to present at Congress in Toronto
Date 15 July 2022
Author Monique Johnson

The Young ESOMAR Society (YES!) Award is a global competition designed to both engage young professionals (30 and under) and shine a spotlight on the valuable perspective a new generation of researchers is bringing to the table. Each year between five to ten finalists are selected to pitch their idea in 60 seconds to the ESOMAR Congress audience, where three winners (as voted by delegates) gain more stage time.

All finalists will receive a free registration to Congress 2022 in Toronto and a year-long YES Membership.

ESOMAR wants to congratulate the 2022 YES Award Finalists and extend our gratitude to all those who submitted a pitch!

The following young professionals were selected to compete in the YES Pitch contest in Toronto year:

  • The Abstract Art of Customer Empathy

    Chris Martin, Chief Marketing Officer, FlexMR, UK

  • The Power of Social Listening

    Mausmi Pandya, Global Insights Manager, PepsiCo, India

  • Digital Youth Index

    Annabel Pope, Research Manager, Opinium, UK

  • How receipts revolutionise FMCG research

    The key to hyper-targeted consumer research

    Fabian Gruß, CEO & Co-Founder, epap, Germany

    Sebastian Berger CTO & Co-Founder, epap, Germany

  • The Great Power Shift: From Exploitation to Collaboration

    Community-led Research

    Anita Pavic, Research Manager, Bulbshare Ltd, UK

  • Creating a framework to understand 'sticky' trends

    A design thinking-led approach to understanding the longevity of consumer trends and de-risk innovation

    Christina Furlong, Senior Insights Specialist, Kerry Taste& Nutrition, Ireland

  • Trust and Dynasties in the Philippine culture

    Caryl Anne Marcelo, Associate Researcher, Prestige MKT Research Services Asia Inc, Philippines

  • Sensors and Wearables for Smarter Insights

    Bianca Saldanha, Quantitative Researcher, Ipsos, India

We wish all the finalists success with their pitch on Monday, 19 September, and for those wishing to join them in person and vote, to register here.

Want to compete at a future event? Find more details here:

The YES Awards are proudly sponsored by Scalehouse and InnovateMR

Monique Johnson
ESOMAR Staff, Global Content & Events Specialist at ESOMAR