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Charles Coolidge Parlin Marketing Research Award

(Nominations will open January 2015)

The American Marketing Association (AMA) and the American Marketing Association Foundation (AMAF) announces the annual call for nominations for the Charles Coolidge Parlin Marketing Research Award every winter.  The award was established in 1945 by the Philadelphia Chapter of the AMA and The Wharton School in association with the Curtis Publishing Company to honor persons who have made outstanding contributions to the field of marketing research.  Established as a memorial to Charles Coolidge Parlin, who is recognized as a founder of marketing research, The Parlin Award is today a preeminent national honor.  Nominees may be either practitioners or academicians in the field of marketing research who meet the following award criteria (as adopted by the Parlin Board of Governors, September 1996). 

Please be advised that the Parlin Board will accept nominees in the academician category for 2014 beginning in January 2015. In addition, no self-nominations will be accepted.

To be awarded the Charles Coolidge Parlin Marketing Research Award, distinguished academics and practitioners must have demonstrated outstanding leadership and sustained impact on advancing the evolving profession of marketing research over an extended period of time.  Specifically, this transformational impact might be reflected in one or more of the following:

  • New concepts, methods, and models for measurement and analysis that expand the capabilities of organizations to achieve a better understanding of markets, customers and consumers.
  • Creative integration of existing methodologies and an understanding of information needs resulting in more widespread use and/or appreciation of marketing research.
  • Demonstrated leadership resulting in stimulating the effective use and value of marketing research and market based knowledge.

As part of the final award selection, the nominee must be available to accept the award at the 2015 AMA Advanced Research Techniques Forum (ART Forum), which is held from June 14 - June 17, 2014 in San Diego, CA.

Nominations must be submitted no later than March 14, 2015.

Recipients - Charles Coolidge Parlin Marketing Research Award