MRWho - People and skills in Market Research

Issue 18 - December 2003

MRWho is the first supplement to DRNO, subtitled 'People and Skills in Market Research', and looking at recruitment, training, salaries and benefits, loyalty, teambuilding and all other aspects of human resources for the MR profession.

December Edition - MrWeb is Five...

We're celebrating 5 years of MrWeb this month - the first job appeared on MrWeb on 29th November 1998 and the first ad for the site on 1st December - and MRWho is twice its normal size, combining a bit of nostalgia, a fair amount of serious MR content and a whole load of other rubbish with a Christmas or birthday slant.

In particular: the second part of our article on client retention, based in part on interviews with clients this autumn, and articles on Group moderating skills from both a UK and US perspective (that's the serious articles part); Love and Hate from a part of the world where Christmas is hot (41 degrees predicted this year, I'm told) and you can see the surf (several times) from the airport; listings of senior and international vacancies, and of movers n shakers in the MR world; stats about current MR jobseeker requirements and about highest and lowest salaries over the last 5 years; a short history of MrWeb; a glimpse of how MR may work in 100 years' time (?? a little difficult to call, that one, but we've had a go); some qual and quant data on the problem of spam as experienced in the MrWeb office; and a panto based on the content of said unsolicited mails.

MRWho has about 900 subscribers including a majority of the bosses of major UK agencies and around 320 blue chip clientside researchers. It's free and comes in a .pdf format so most people print it out, although you can read it on-screen if you prefer. The December edition was published on 19/12/03 and is available for download from this site (see bottom right) - you'll need a password and for this you'll need to subscribe. If you'd like to, just email us and say so, giving us your email address (and those of anyone else there who wants it), your JobTitle(s) and the name of your company - this will only be used for our own stats, ie so we can give advertisers general information about the types of people reading it - and for our own analysis / edification. Re confidentiality of this: we are MRS members and you know the drill! Please state clearly whether you just want passwords to download previous editions or if [like 90% plus] you wish to receive forthcoming issues too. There's no reason not to as it's free.

If you're not in an HR function and you think your company's personnel or training people would be interested, please let them know - there is no limit to the number of subscribers per company, of course.

Mean Salaries for Research Roles


arrow   Lock Up Your Clients #2 - how clients choose the individual, not the company, and what that means for agencies.
arrow   Moderation In All Things - two views of the skills required for dealing with group discussions, from a relative stranger in the UK and a seasoned pro in the USA
arrow   Love and Hate - MR Down Under
arrow   What jobseekers want - stats on the salary, location and seniority selections made by MrWeb's 3,100 current registered candidates.
arrow   5 Years of MrWeb - the home pages, the cartoons, the directory launches, the best and worst paid jobs...
arrow   Spam Opera - if all the promises made in unsolicited emails were true, what would life be like in a typical made-for-TV East London Square?
arrow   MR in 2103 - we may have published it slightly later than Research magazine but then we had 90 years further to go, and come back from...
arrow   Information on training courses in Jan and Feb
arrow   News of senior level and international appointments and vacancies

    Downloadable version: enter your password below to begin downloading. Passwords are available free by emailing your name, JobTitle, Company and email address to MRWho - we guarantee these details will only be used for our own stats and for admin, eg to advise you of a change of procedure. Links to extra online features will appear here shortly - we should also be getting back issues online in HTML format, sometime in the early 21st Century.


Contents / blurb for previous issues:

November '03 Edition
September '03 Edition
August '03 Edition
June '03 Edition
Late April '03 Edition
Spring '03 Edition
February '03 Edition
January '03 Edition
December '02 Edition
November '02 Edition
October '02 Edition
[There was no September '02 Edition]
August '02 Edition
July '02 Edition
June '02 Edition
May '02 Edition
April '02 Edition