Established in 2006, the ARF Great Mind Awards recognize outstanding work in nine categories. Nominations are open to ARF members and non-members at no cost. The voting committee is comprised of previous Great Mind Award winners, ARF Board members and ARF staff.
For particular achievement in trending topics of the day..
The 2017 award is focused on the Internet of Things (IOT) and recognizes the person or team who incorporated one or more new and innovative techniques, and/or implemented learnings that advance the application and effectiveness of this trending topic.
For the development of the most innovative research methods in the industry’s most relevant and constantly evolving topics.
The ARF recognizes the importance of research methods and techniques that are ever-evolving and progressing. This award goes to the individual or team who has created and proven the impact of innovative methods in cross-platform, better creative/neuroscience, or research quality by utilizing inventiveness, implanting analytics, and/or harnessing new technology.
In recognition of an outstanding ARF Young Pro who has shown exceptional leadership and important contributions that suggests future potential to “make their mark” on the industry.
This award recognizes those who stand out, the in beginning of their careers, due to their contributions, teamwork, and leadership.
For an individual who has made lifetime contributions to the industry and The ARF.
This award honors an individual who has made significant impact and fundamental contributions to the research industry. These contributions have had lasting impact on the industry and have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to advancing the art and science of market research.
In recognition of one ARF Member Ambassador who has shown significant interest and activity with The ARF in collaboration with their company.
An ARF Member Ambassador has a responsibility to act as an ARF representative, encouraging active membership and relaying important member communications to his/her company. This award honors one exceptional Membership Ambassador, chosen from 400+ companies that make up The ARF’s membership group.
In recognition of the best JAR papers published in 2016 – academic + practitioner. Also in recognition of editorial board members who made excellent contributions to the quality of peer-reviewed papers.
These articles scored the highest number of votes from the Journal’s esteemed Senior Advisory Board and Editorial Review Board members. JAR’s Best Reviewer Award goes to the editorial board who made an excellent addition to the quality of peer-reviewed papers by providing in-depth, constructive reviews in a consistently timely manner.
In recognition of an outstanding ARF board member who has gone above and beyond the call of duty in service to The ARF.
This peer-nominated award celebrates an ARF Board Member who has demonstrated true commitment to the mission of The ARF while making significant impact in the industry.
* These awards receive nominations from their respective boards/committees and are not open for public nomination.