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2016 ARF Great Mind Awards

The ARF Great Mind Awards exists to honor who have truly made a difference in the advertising research industry.

As the ARF celebrates its 80th year, the industry landscape has become more dynamic with increased complexity and even more competitive challenges. These awards allow us to take time out to recognize those who have brought us forward and will lead us into the future.

Congratulations to all of the winners!

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Magid Abraham
Chairman and Co-Founder
comScore
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JAR BEST PAPER – ACADEMIC

Patrick Barwise
Emeritus Professor
London Business School
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JAR BEST PAPER – ACADEMIC

Steven Bellman
Senior Research Associate
Ehrenberg-Bass Institute University of South Australia
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ANALYTICS LEADERSHIP AWARD

Wes Chaar
Vice President of Analytics, Data & Decision Sciences
Turner Broadcasting System
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JAR BEST REVIEWER – PRACTITIONER

Frank Cotignola
Director, Digital Analytics and Insights
Information Resources, Inc.
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JAR REVIEWER – ACADEMIC

Samuel Craig
Catherine and Peter Kellner Professor
New York University
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Colleen Fahey Rush
CRO
Viacom Media Networks
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PRESIDENT’S AWARD

Bruce Goerlich
CRO
comScore
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MEMBERSHIP GAME CHANGER LEADERSHIP AWARD

Christina Jenkins
Director, Global Research, GSO Insights
LinkedIn
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JAR BEST PAPER – ACADEMIC

Annie Lang
Professor
Indiana University
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MEMBERSHIP GAME CHANGER LEADERSHIP AWARD

Chad Maxwell
SVP, Group Director
Audience and Measurement Solutions
Starcom MediaVest Group
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YOUNG PROS MAKE YOUR MARK AWARD

Kelsey Price
Account Executive, Multicultural Markets
Google
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JAR BEST PAPER – PRACTITIONER

David F. Poltrack
CRO, CBS Corporation
President, CBS VISION
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FUTURE FORWARD AWARD

Ori Stitelman
VP, Data Science
Dstillery
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JAR BEST PAPER – ACADEMIC

Duane Varan
CEO & Founder
MediaScience Labs
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JAR BEST PAPER – ACADEMIC

Rene Weber
Principal Researcher
University of California
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JAR BEST PAPER – PRACTITIONER

Leslie A. Wood
CRO
Nielsen Catalina Solutions
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