London, August 7, 2023 – Kadence International’s UK office is thrilled to announce that their pioneering research paper on the Metaverse has been nominated for not just one but two prestigious awards at the ESOMAR Congress. The paper is in the running for the ESOMAR Congress Best Paper Award and the Peter Cooper Award for Qualitative Excellence.
ESOMAR, the global association for market, opinion, and social research, recognized Kadence International’s cutting-edge work in exploring the potential of the Metaverse and its impact on the research landscape. The research, conducted in partnership with a major US media brand, Dow Jones, involved a comprehensive program of qualitative exercises using Virtual Reality (VR) headsets—an industry-first initiative.
The nominations highlight Kadence International’s commitment to staying at the forefront of research innovation and identifying emerging technologies that enhance the depth and richness of insights delivered to clients.
Commenting on the nominations, Rupert Sinclair, Head of Insight, UK, stated, “We are honored and excited to receive nominations for not just one but two awards at the prestigious ESOMAR Congress. The Metaverse presents an exciting potential frontier for market research, and our team worked passionately to explore its potential. We look forward to sharing our groundbreaking learnings with the industry during the Congress.”
The ESOMAR Congress Best Paper Award, with a prize of EUR 1,000, and the Peter Cooper Award for Qualitative Excellence, sponsored by QRi Consulting and offering a prize of EUR 1,500, will be presented during the Congress Closing on Wednesday, 13 September.
In recent years, Kadence International has actively partnered with clients to pilot various new methodologies, including Artificial Intelligence in qualitative research with Starbucks, Blockchain survey sampling with Unilever, and Augmented Reality pack-testing with Asahi.
The research on the Metaverse explores opportunities, particularly in the UX space, and seeks to understand whether the developments in this virtual realm present an opportunity for the research industry. By conducting qualitative exercises entirely in the Metaverse, the team tested a range of methodologies, such as co-creation, and examined the quality of interactions between participants.
Through the paper, Kadence International aims to answer critical questions about the potential of harnessing Metaverse infrastructure for qualitative research, its benefits over traditional methods, and the opportunities it presents for the market research industry in the short and medium term.
To learn more about Kadence International’s work in the Metaverse or to arrange interviews with key team members, please contact:
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About Kadence International:
Kadence International is a global market research company that strives to stay ahead of industry trends and technology, delivering innovative research solutions to clients worldwide. Their commitment to research excellence has earned them recognition as a leader in the market research industry.
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