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					                                      CHAPTER MATTERS
Greater NY Chapter
                                                APRIL, 2008                                                                      VOLUME 10, ISSUE 2
P Box 3242
Grand Central Station
NYC, NY 10163
                                                          PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
                                       As I sit at my desk late at night and ponder                               industry evolved to RDD sample, which for a
                                       the future of our Association and Marketing                                while seemed to reduce the call for a more
                                       Research, one thing keeps running through                                  representative     way     to      reach   our
                                       my mind (besides that I need to go home).                                  population and hence increase data quality.
                                       That is, “The more things change the more                                  Then some years later came the Internet, for
                                       they stay the same.” Of course, this is in                                 better or for worse, and data collection
                                       relation to marketing research. No matter                                  changed dramatically. At first large amounts of
                                       what data collection methodology is the                                    data could be collected in days, now in hours.
                                       most current popular method, it all boils                                  Who knows, maybe the next evolution in data
                                       down to quality. Everyone wants their data                                 collection will allow us to collect large
                                       more quickly and less expensively than last                                amounts of data in seconds. But... will it be
                                       year. But in my opinion, in the long run, it          Scott Sycoff         quality data? All I know is that I am
                                       all boils down to quality. Wikipedia says,      Executive Vice President   confident our association and our industry
                                       “Data Quality refers to the quality of data.      Innovative Concepts      will take the necessary measures to help
                                       Data are of high quality ‘if they are fit for 2007-2008 Chapter President ensure quality data.
                                       their intended uses in operations, decision                   Scott Sycoff
                                       making and planning’" (J.M. Juran). Alternatively, the data Executive Vice President
                                       are deemed of high quality if they correctly represent the Innovative Concepts
                                       real-world construct to which they refer.
                                       Sure, everyone says they want it more quickly and less
                                       expensively, that is until there is an issue with the data

                    Spring Is Here!
                                       quality. Data quality has been an increasingly popular issue
                                       in the past year or two with the ever growing usage of online
                                       panels and its inherent usage of repeat respondents, and by
                                       that I mean someone being on more than one panel. But
                                       what is impressive with our industry and specifically with
                                       our association is its ability to correct perceived flaws in how
                                       we do things, which is something that I have seen taking
                                       place all the time within our association of marketing
                                       research professionals over the past 20+ years.
                                       When I first began my career in marketing research, the
                                       industry was in the process of re-evaluating the use of
                                       listed telephone sample (literally ripped right from the
                                       phone book), which of course had its flaws. From this our
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                                        It’s certainly been a winter of     you can tell from my own articles), just a point of view,
                                                                                                                                        in European and Asian languages.                                (Howard Moskowitz, Alex Gofman, Wharton School Publishing,
                                        discontent. I can’t remember        a nugget of expertise and access to a computer. Articles
                                        the last time I picked up a         can be short, medium or long, informative or amusing.       Tom H. C. Anderson, Founder & Managing Partner of
                                                                            Almost no topics are out of bounds. Most importantly,       Anderson Analytics, in conjunction with the company’s           Through engaging, informative cases studies, Selling Blue
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                                        articles on: A. The coming
                                                                                                                                        blog, the ‘Information Advantage’ (      Vlasic, and MasterCard utilized a fast, easy, flexible and cost-
                                        recession (no Valentine’s gifts       Anyone interested please contact Kevin Sheehan at
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                                        this year.), B. The ever increas-    
             K. Jonah Jameson                                                                                                           table discussions between Anderson and marketing gurus such     (RDE) to transform the way they create consumer-targeted
                                        ing cost of oil and gas (Turn the
          Editor, The Daily Bugle                                                                                                       as Jack Trout, Guy Kawasaki, Laura Ries, and David Aaker.       products and messages. In today’s hyper-competitive world, it
                                        furnace off, we sleep with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                        isn’t enough to know how to make products better.
                                        dogs tonight!), and C. The                                                                      Exhibit Surveys Inc. would like to announce the following       Organizations must be able to anticipate what consumers need
                                      downward spiral of Britney and                                                                    promotions:                                                     before they realize they can’t live without it. Selling Blue
    her little sis (Kids, time for another family meeting to talk about                                                                   Ian K Sequeira to Executive Vice President from VP.           Elephants will change the way people think about selling to
    why Mom and I have thrown the TV and radio out the window.).
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    Add to that a gaggle of presidential wanna-be’s that make me                                                                                                                                        a tool to give them competitive differentiation and a means to
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    wanna-be Canadian, it’s no wonder my doctor is concerned about
    my blood pressure. Which is why I can promise your senses will
    not be assaulted by the trials and tribulations of our turbulent,
                                                                               NOMINATING                                                 Darren Leib to Director of Client Programs and Research
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                                                                                                                                                                                                        In less than 10 months, the book has had brisk sales on six
    tempestuous times as you turn the pages of this terrific tabloid.
    OK, when I get nervous, I alliterate. Sue me.
    Besides, spring is coming, and with it a couple of great
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                                           INTERNATIONAL DAY
                                   Naturally it had to snow, one of   belly dancers and a snake (I kid you not---yet another reason to
                                   only 3 snow days all winter,       attend our speaking events!). Jackie took us on a trip across the
                                   during International Day. That     globe, leaving us the keys to success when working internationally:
                                   being said, several dozen hale     take advice, learn, take your time and don’t deal in stereotypes.
          Kevin Sheehan of         and hearty souls braved the        Joel then gave us a great day to day project management process
      FocusVision Gets His Irish   elements for the inaugural         and how to get the most out of your international research.
       Up For International Day
                                   international event held at the    Most importantly, we all learned that what works here in the U.S.
                                 Union Square Ballroom.               doesn’t always work in the rest of the world. Extra time, plan-
    After kicking the snow from my shoes, I made my entrance, pass-   ning, research and consideration have to be taken to get true
    ing through long, hanging gossamer curtains and down the stairs   value out of your research.
    to our meeting room. The temperature was about 4 degrees          Between the speakers and the cocktail party, we huddled in a
    warmer than the wintry weather outside, but at least it was no    side room that had a roaring fire. Seats by the fire were a
    longer dropping fat, wet snowflakes onto my head.                 premium and yours truly happily had a nice section of his head
    Over the next 3 hours, speakers Matthew Harrison, Jackie Lorch    warmed by the overhead fireplace. The food at the party was top
    and Joel Perelmuth outlined the process, pitfalls and pros of     notch, and there was a certain rowdy table of revelers
    fielding research outside the United States. Matthew              recounting tales of amore, since Valentine’s Day was just around
    concentrated on B2B research in China, educating us all on the    the corner. Did some of us reveal too much? Who cares? As long
    types of research being conducted and the need to expect the      as the drinks were free!
    unexpected. He also recounted a client dinner complete with

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                                             HOT TOPIC                                                                                              HOT TOPIC
                                           ON TUNA FISH AND
                                                                                                                                              In market research, our major control points are whenever PII
                                                                                                                                              and CI are transferred from one entity to another: Respondent
                                                                                                                                              tells moderator and viewers, facility hands recording to research

                                          RESPONDENT PRIVACY
                                                                                                                                              company, research company gives tape or video clips to client
                                                                                                                                              MRD, client MRD reports to client marketing…
                                                                                                                                              Each control point can be protected with documentation that
                                    Yes, folks, a new year means a      loses a dozen hard drives of financial data, the public grows more    identifies the material being transferred as containing PII and CI,
           Peter Houlahan           new opportunity to look at the      sensitive to the subject. Whenever a big pharma company imbeds        outlines acceptable uses, and indemnifies the party supplying
                                    whole issue of protecting           the names of thousands of patients taking their anti-depression       the information against damages should the receiving party take
                                 respondent privacy. Like Britney       medication into the header of a mass email, the government            actions that result in a violation of a respondent’s privacy. See
    Spears and Paris Hilton, it just never seems to go away. But we     regulators creep a little closer. And every time a computer geek      the adjoining box for some of the specific documents and steps
    all know we need to take action to protect ourselves and our        invents something new to do with a digital video file, there          your organization can take to protect yourself from violations
    industry in this area. And when one goes searching for solutions    becomes just that many more ways to lose control of                   and, more importantly, protect the industry and the respondent
    to the new challenges of protecting respondent privacy one          information.                                                          by making sure everyone in the chain of command knows they
    naturally turns to… Tuna fish.                                                                                                            are handling this sensitive information and the acceptable uses
                                                                         SO BACK TO THE TUNA FISH.                                            of it.
    But before we get to the tuna, let’s go back to the basics of
    respondent privacy, starting with…                                         In 1999 the television show “60 Minutes” ran an
                                                                                                                                              As an industry, we should be working together with high level
                                                                                        investigative piece on food safety in the tuna
    PII & CI - There are two main components to respondent                                                                                    membership involvement to self regulate by identifying our
                                                                                        industry. As you may have guessed, any time Mike
    privacy: Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and                                                                                    control points and standardizing the solutions and
                                                                                        Wallace and a video camera show up in your lobby
    Confidential Information (CI).                                                                                                            documentation to be used to best protect this sensitive
                                                                                      it’s never a good thing. And when the general
    Jeff Nicol, founder of Privacy Ready LLC, a privacy                                                                                       information.
                                                                                  public is the victim, the politicians start wanting a
    consulting firm, defines PII quite simply as “anything                       piece of the action. So the Tuna Industry immediately
    that would allow someone to identify, contact or locate                      did two very smart things. Although market research          The following steps will go a long way to protecting you,
    a respondent”. When it comes to observation and                             does not have the same sort of crisis on our hands, we        your company, your client, and the respondent when
    recording, the key to remember is that a respondent’s image                    can still learn a thing or two from Charley Tuna.          handling PII and CI:
    and even voice alone is considered PII. So you can
    “cleanse” respondent data as much as you want, but the                          HERE’S WHAT THEY DID…                                               Examples of documents 1-3 can be found on
    moment you allow someone to watch from behind the mir-                         First of all, they took action to address the issue
    ror or remotely by video streaming or show her a video tape, you    themselves before the government addressed it for them.                 • Use Respondent Consent Agreement that clearly and
    have release PII to that person.                                    Market Research has already started to do this by putting                 transparently identifies to the respondent all uses of
                                                                        representatives on the front lines in Washington, DC, and on the          the information you are gathering and include the
    CI is any information about a person that is not currently in the
                                                                        state level. Duane Berlin of Lev & Berlin and chief counsel for           possibility that the respondent may be observed and
    public domain or readily available to the public. So what do we
                                                                        CASRO, and Howard Fienberg, director of government affairs at             recorded. The ability to “opt out” – either before or
    need to worry about here, whether the respondent prefers Pepsi
                                                                        CMOR, with whom MRA works closely on the issue, both operate              after the interview – is essential.
    over Coke? Your lawyer is going to tell you yes, but seriously…
    OK, so it is true we should get into the habit of protecting all    at the state and federal levels to protect the research industry on     • An Intent of Use agreement between you and any party
    information with equal rigor, but the real stuff that ought to      legislation such as the federal no call list initiative. Says             to whom you are providing information – facility to
    keep you up at night is anything related to meds, money, kids       Fienberg, “It is a battle we fight everywhere and all the time, and       research agency, agency to client, etc… This
    or booze.                                                           everyone in our industry is a stakeholder”.                               acknowledges the presence of PII and CI, its acceptable
                                                                        So what should you do? Again, Fienberg: “ Those in our                    uses, and indemnifies you from damages caused by the
    PII without CI is not a problem: Joe Smith attended a focus
                                                                        community should simply get involved with the trade                       recipient.
    group. Same goes for CI without PII: respondent 3 is bipolar. But
    together they constitute a respondent’s private information: Joe    organizations not only to contribute to the efforts but to learn        • Execute blanket Non Disclosure Agreements with all
    Smith is bipolar. Needless to say, you better guard that little     more and access important resources on the subject.”                      your employees – anyone exposed to PII and CI needs
    piece of news with your life.                                       Secondly, the tuna men implemented the concept of “control                to be under one.
    It doesn’t take too much imagination to conjure up nightmare        points”, or moments of greatest vulnerability. They then set            • Post a Privacy Policy Statement on your website
    scenarios involving respondent privacy. The good news is that       quality standards, handling procedures, and record keeping for            outlining the uses and protection of the information
    the Market Research Industry has a great track record in this       each of these control points and standardized it across the               you are collecting. Warning – anything you put in your
    area. We’ve always known that being loose with this kind of         industry and created a chain of control from hook to table. The           privacy statement you are legally bound to actually
    information threatens our companies, clients, industry, and even    key to it all is making sure everyone involved along the chain of         do.Good example can be found at (for facilities)
    ourselves. More importantly, this industry has honored its moral    command knows exactly what is required of him.                   and (for research
    obligation to protect the human beings who provide us with the      This is precisely what we should be doing. Sure, we are all               consultants)
    information we need to make a living. That is, and should be,       protecting control points all the time, but just not all the same
    valuable equity when scrutiny is turned on our industry.            way and not all the best way. Our industry needs to get
    And at some point it will be. Every time a credit rating company    together and standardize this process and the documents used.

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                                         TECHNOLOGY TODAY
                                   SO MANY APPS,                                                                                                                                  SPOTLIGHT:
                                       SO LITTLE TIME
                                   The virtual landslide of online
                                   office applications that are
                                                                                                                                             THE FABULOUS MISS M….
                                   hurdling our way can be                                                                                   The New York Chapter of the MRA is fortunate to have many       When asked about her experience
                                   daunting. I can name four “free”                                                                          volunteers who contribute to the success and growth of the      with the MRA, Meredith mentioned,            Meg Ryan
                                   online office packages right off                                                                          Chapter. The newsletter is the perfect place to highlight the   “It has been a wonderful experience.     Director of Client
             Gabe Oshen,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Development
      VP Account Services, ISA     the bat; Zoho, Think Free, Google                                                                         efforts of these volunteers. This month we would like to        I have met lots of people and have     Online Survey Solution
              New York                                                                                                                       recognize Meredith Falvo of J Reckner Associates.               made friends. It’s a great way to
                                   Docs & Spreadsheets, and Ajax.
                               Now welcome a new (and no minor)                                                                              Meredith joined J Reckner Associates 2 years ago as                        network. The MRA provides an opportunity
    competitor. The big MS, yes, Microsoft will be chirping in with                                                                          Facility Director. When she started at JRA she                                 for business development and personal growth.”
    their own version of an online office. A beta test is already                                                                            became a member of the MRA, and almost                                           Thank you Meredith for your hard work and
    underway for Microsoft Online Office Live Workspace and is now                                                                           immediately decided to get involved. After                                         dedication to the New York MRA Chapter. We
                                                                                                                                             approaching a board member to learn more                                            are always looking for volunteers. Please
    available online to anyone who has Windows running on their
                                                                                                                                             about volunteer opportunities, Meredith                                              contact a board member if you are
    computer and wants to participate in the beta testing. The
                                                                         to date with everything they need. Google apps is also free to      was     recruited    to   manage       the                                           interested in getting involved.
    downside for MS is that it still requires you to have Microsoft                                                                          registration for each of the NY MRA
                                                                         individuals, just go to and click on Google apps –
    Office apps to create and store the documents you bring online.                                                                          Chapter events. She has done a great job,
                                                                         you will need a gmail account, but that’s free too - and you get
    MS Office Live Workspace is one of several online services that      the same suite of online office products available to companies     and we are very thankful for her efforts!
    Microsoft is introducing. They just announced recently that          that sign up.
    they would expand availability to its web hosted versions of
                                                                         With all these online office products and file sharing
    Exchange and SharePoint, previously only available to large
                                                                         applications currently available, what does that do to corporate
    companies. These will now be available to companies of                                                                                                                                        Meredith Falvo
                                                                         “paranoia” about owning and controlling everything an
    all sizes.
                                                                         employee does from web surfing to email, to using the                                                               of J Reckner Associates
    There are many “free” and “for pay” online office applications       bathroom. Not only are companies becoming more security
    and file sharing applications available, and MS plans to be a        conscious (as they should be), they are also becoming a bit
    major contender as it realizes that online office life is more and   web-centric when it comes to spying on their employees. Privacy
    more of a reality. If you want to sign up for beta testing of MS     rights are out the window where corporations are concerned. It
    Live Workspace you can visit - if       is funny how we have laws about government prying into our
    you do sign up, you are automatically placed in a $100,000           affairs (online or off), but a corporation can read even the most
    sweepstakes for beta users.                                          personal email message or track an employees every move on
    Google is still ahead of the game for offering a very impressive     the internet. Most companies tell their employees that they
    and integrated online office product which can include a             monitor certain things, but some do not and somewhere there
    company portal with accounts set up for anyone who has               may be an IT guy (or gal) watching, reading and listening to
    permission from their company to use Google’s suite of online        everything you do, write or say.
    office products - which includes a user friendly yet powerful        So how will corporate “no privacy” policies play out with these
    word processor and spreadsheet – almost indistinguishable from       online office applications? Stay tuned for the continuing
    MS Office Word and Excel. Calendar, Email and Search are all         legislative battle over privacy and the internet.
    right there to keep the business man or woman on the run up

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                                                                                                                                                                 WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
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                              NEW YORK STATE OF MIND
                               MRA CHAPTER EVENT –
                                  THIS IS

                               THE GREATER NEW YORK CHAPTER OF THE MRA
                           MARRIOTT MARQUIS IN NEW YORK ON JUNE 4-6, 2008.
                                            Please join us at the cocktail party…
                                                 Thursday, June 5th, 2008
                                          Cocktail Reception: 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
                              Located at Tavern on the Green: Central Park at West 67th Street
                                                    Phone: 212.873.3200
                                Top Shelf Open Bar, Hors d’Oeuvres, and Buffet Style Dinner

                                       Live Band: The Nerds have played at Carnegie Hall
                                              and are well known at the Jersey Shore.
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                                  Billy Joel, Queen, Neil Diamond…You’ll be sure to sing along.
                                                   BE THERE OR BE SQUARE!!
                                                        Price: $150.00
                                            RSVP no later than June 3rd, 2008
                              To register, visit the MRA National Website at
                     Cancellation Policy – Cancellations received after May 30th and all no-shows will be billed

      Thanks to Steve Gerzovich at Ziment for unearthing this New York Times
      article for us. In keeping in line with our recent International Day, here
        are some helpful phrases should you find yourself in a foreign land
                        looking for just the right words to say…

                      USEFUL PHRASES FOR THE
                      ADVENTUROUS TRAVELER
        Sometimes you need the right words in a hurry. Herewith an emergency glossary
                       that can get you out of trouble, fast. Or maybe into it.

     There is an iguana in my shoe.                          That man/woman is not my husband/wife.
     French:    Il y un iguane dans ma chaussure.            French:  Cet homme/cette femme n’est pas mon
     German: In meinem Schuh ist ein Leguan.                          mari/mon épouse.
     Spanish: Hay una iguana en mi zapato.                   German: Dieser Mann/diese Frau ist nicht mein
                                                                      Ehemann/meine Ehefrau.
     Does this   restaurant have a name?                     Spanish: Ese señor/esa señora no es mi
     French:      Ce restaurant a-t-il un nom?                        marido/mujer.
     German:      Hat dieses Restaurant einen Namen?         When was the hotel demolished?
     Spanish:     Tiene nombre este restaurante?             French:  Cet hôtel a été démoli quand?
                                                             German: Wann wurde das Hotel abgerissen?
     I am allergic to moonfish                               Spanish: Cuando fue derribado el hotel?
     French:    Je suis allergique au poisson-lune.
     German: Ich bin gegen Mondfisch allergisch.             I think it came from a blowpipe.
     Spanish: Soy alérgico al pez luna.                      French:     Je pense que cela provient d’une
     A small person has bitten my leg.                       German: Ich nehme an, es kam aus einem Blasrohr.
     French:   Une petite personne m’a mordu                 Spanish: Creo que salió de una cerbatana.
               la jambe.
     German: Eine kleine Person hat in mein Bein             What is the usual ransom?
               gebissen.                                     French:   Quelle est la rançon habituelle?
     Spanish: Una persona pequeñita me ha mordido            German: Wie hoch ist das übliche Lösengeld?
               la pierna.                                    Spanish: Cual suele ser el rescate?
     Are they going to sacrifice that chicken/goat/          This policeman is drunk
     civil servant?                                          French:    Ce policier est sôul.
     French:    Vont-ils sacrifier ce poulet/cette chèvre/   German: Dieser Polizist ist betrunken.
                ce fonctionnaire?                            Spanish: Este polícía está borracho.
     German: Werden sie dieses Huhn/diese
                Ziege/diesen Beamten opfern?                 Can you remove bloodstains?
     Spanish: Van a sacrificar ese pollo/esa cabra/          French:   Savez-vous nettoyer les taches de sang?
                ese funcionario?                             German: Können Sie Blutflecken entfernen?
                                                             Spanish: Puede quitar manchas de sangre?
     My soup is alive.
     French:   Ma soupe est vivante.
     German: Meine Suppe lebt.
     Spanish: La sopa está viva.

        10th Annual Greater New York and Philadelphia                                                                                                      SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
        Chapter of the MRA Joint Chapter Conference on
         April 17th & 18th at the Park Hyatt Philadelphia                                                                                                                THURSDAY MARCH 17TH, 2008
                                                                                                                                       8:30AM – 10:00AM Registration and Morning Refreshments
          Come, enjoy and learn from speakers from All Global, Astra Zeneca, Dell Inc, Drug                                            10:00AM – 10:15AM Welcoming Remarks
        Development Insights, FocusVision Worldwide, Greenfield Online, IBM, IMA and more!                                             10:15AM - 11:15AM Session 1                  Keith Kozak, Dell Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Research and Design: What’s Love Got to Do With It?
                                                     REGISTRATION FEES
                                                                                                                                                                                    1 Hour Research Design or Research Process
                                                  Cut off Date                  Member costs                  Non-Member costs         11:15AM - 11:30AM Morning Break
     Early Registration                       March 20th, 2008                        $310                             $350            11:30AM - 12:30PM Session 2                  Mike Moran, IBM
     Standard Registration                       April 9th, 2008                      $350                             $390                                                         Shifting Realities of the Tech Savvy Audience
                                                                                                                                                                                    1 hour Customer Service or Technology Trends
     On-Site Registration                            Day of                           $400                             $440
                                                                                                                                       12:30PM – 2:00PM  Lunch & MRA Update by Kristen Darby
              $25 per person will be charged for those who cancelled prior to March 31st. No refund is available after March 31st.
                                                                                                                                       2:00PM - 3:00PM   Session 3                  Jerry Arbittier, All Global Global
                                                                                                                                                                                    Physician Online Research – Pitfalls, Challenges etc
     Hotel Reservations: $235 per night (single/double) Deadline: March 27, 2008,                                                                                                   1 hour in Problem ID/Resolution or Research Process
                          Phone: (215) 893-1234
                                                                                                                                       3:00PM - 3:15PM   Afternoon Break
     There are a limited number of rooms available. All rates are based on first come basis.                                           3:15PM - 4:30PM   Session 4                  Chris DiNardo & Ross Weaver, Astra Zeneca
                                                                                                                                                                                    Market Research Trends in Pharma
     Registration Contact: Beth Carey at IMA
                           848 West Lancaster Ave Bryn Mawr, PA 19010                                                                                                               1 Contact hour in Project Management or
                           (610) 527-5500/(610) 527-5588                                                                                                         Problem ID/Resolution
     Register online at: http:/ wix2/p581422315.aspx                                                             4:30PM - 4:45pm   First day wrap-up/Announcement
                                                                                                                                       5:00PM – 7:00PM   Cocktail Party
                                     STILL INTERESTED IN SPONSORING?
                                            Please contact Meredith A. Falvo JRA, New York
                                                                                                                                                                            FRIDAY MARCH 18TH, 2008
                                                (914) 696-5150
                                                                                                                                       8:00AM – 9:00AM     Breakfast
     Sponsorship                     Costs                                                Includes:                                    9:00AM – 10:00AM    Session 5                  Keith Price, Greenfield Online Can They Hear Us Now?
     Titanium                        $1,200       Individual signage at designated meal, Advertising space in the program (1page),                                                    Mobile Research
                                                  Sponsor board signage, Program listing as a sponsor pre-registration list, power                                                    How Cell Phones Are Impacting Data Collection
                                                  point slide, company name listed in E-Blast (the month following the event),
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                                                  Bag Insert. (4 still available, 6 sold)                                                                                             1 hour in Technical Trends/Privacy
     Platinum                        $750         Individual signage at designated break, Sponsor board signage, Program listing as    10:00AM – 11:00AM Session 6                    Peter Houlahan, Focus Vision
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     Gold                            $600         Sponsor board signage, Program listing as a sponsor, pre-registration list, power    11:00AM - 11:30AM   Morning Break
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                                                                                                                                       11:30AM - 12:30PM   Session 7                 Speaker pending confirmation
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                                                                                                                                       12:30PM - 1:30PM    Session 8                 Drew Cutler, IMA
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