AMSRS – Australia

ASSOCIATION NAME AMSRS
Australian Market & Social Research Society
ADDRESS Level 1, 3 Queen Street Glebe NSW, 2037, Australia
TEL +61-2-9566 3100
FAX +61-2-9571 5944
URL www.amsrs.com.au
CONTACT Elissa Molloy, Chief Executive Officer. e-mail: elissa.molloy@amsrs.com.au
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President
Vice President
Treasurer
Secretary/
Director
Director
Liz Moore
Suz Allen
Adam Allanson
Elissa Molloy
Vicki Arbes
Christine Walker
SECRETARY GENERAL Ms Elissa Molloy
ESTABLISHMENT Established in 1955
MEMBERS
Total Members: 2054
Fellows: 54
Full Members: 1, 338
Student Members: 34
Retired: 6
Life Members: 10
Associate Members: 612
VISION, MISSION & OBJECTIVES Our Vision: To be a growing and engaging association, recognised for our valuable contribution to the research profession.
Mission Statement of Purpose:

To promote and develop the market, social and organisational research profession for Australia by providing standards,
professional development opportunities, member services and by representing the profession to external stakeholders.

Strategic Objectives:

  • To promote high professional and ethical standards.
  • To continuously enhance the technical skills of members.
  • To promote the value and benefits of using research professionals.
  • To expand the membership of the Society.
  • To encourage the participation of members in the activities of the Society.
  • To represent the interests of members to external stakeholders via the Research Industry Council of Australia (RICA).
  • To ensure the organisational and governance structure of the Society makes the most effective use of the time and funds contributed.
MAIN ACTIVITIES/FEATURES
ANNUAL CONFERENCE Once a year during Spring

Approximately 500-600 market and social researchers from both suppliers and buyers in Australia participate in the two-day conference.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  1. Beginners’ Courses (e.g., Overview of Market Research, Intro to Quant, Intro to Qual, Into to Research Buying)
  2. Intermediate Courses (e.g., Quant, Qual, Online, Stats, etc)
  3. Advanced Courses (e.g.
  4. Seminars – regular seminars on key industry issues.
  5. Webinars – 4-6 per year to engage members with overseas experts.
INTENSIVE TRAINING
  1. Summer School – Two days of intensive training in specialised topics at the Intermediate to Advanced level.
  2. Winter School – One to two day intensive training in core industry areas, from beginners to intermediate level.
QUALITY STANDARDS
  1. QPMR (Qualified Practising Market Researcher) Offering members industry recognition of their experience and continued commitment to professional development, through QPMR accreditation.
  2. In conjunction with AMSRO, assist in the promotion of ISO20252 & ISO 26362 within the industry.
PUBLICATIONS
  1. Research News (bi-monthly magazine, 6 issues a year)
  2. AMSRS Yearbook & Directory (annual directory of research suppliers & industry guidelines)
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS/ NETWORKS (SIG/SIN) Engages members from specialised industry areas  with networking and professional development opportunities through the following Special Interest Groups/ Networks (SIG/SIN):

  1. Clients Networking Group (CNG)
  2. Independent Researchers Group (IRG)
  3. Young Researchers Network (YRN)
  4. Qualitative Recruiters Group (QRG)
  5. Social Research Network (SRN)
  6. Online Services Network (OSN)
  7. AMSRS LinkedIn Group – 1000+ members
SOCIAL AND NETWORKING Engages members by providing social events to provide networking opportunities and knowledge sharing.
PUBLIC RELATIONS
  1. Ethics-line – 1300 phone service for members to seek ethical advice.
  2. AMSRS contracts a Public Relations agency to manage industry profile.
  3. Strengthening the relationships with international and regional research associations in the globe.