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May 24-26, 2015
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The Marriott Eaton Centre in Toronto, Ontario
MRIA - Marketing Research and Intelligence Association

The Marketing Research and Intelligence Association will hold its annual conference, themed "Storytelling: From Insights to Impact" on May 24-26 at the Marriott Eaton Centre in Toronto, Ontario.

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According to MRIA:

Storytelling, in simplest terms, is the conveying of events through the use of words and images. Stories attempt to move beyond the mere recollection of events by providing additional detail and visuals that bring to life otherwise dull or complex issues. Stories engage an audience by relating to their experiences and emotions, motivating them to act, in a way that the mere presentation of charts, graphs, and statistics alone cannot do. Storytellers illustrate relationships that might have otherwise been missed, and create a personal connection with the audience that can incite them to accept an idea or concept more readily.

Storytelling in #mrx is an important skill as statistical analyses have become more advanced, data sources more numerous, and clients increasingly bogged down in the complexity and volume of research. The world of market research has been inundated with so many new methodologies, techniques, and types of data that it is sometimes hard to keep up, even for a researcher. It has caused what were already large reports and presentation decks to grow in size and complexity. This is where storytelling technique becomes an important tool in the market researchers toolbox. Stories are, and always have been a solution to the problem of too much information. As a result of their emotional appeal and relation to experiences, humans are able to process and understand them despite inherent complexities.

Join us in Toronto next May, and hear from international speakers and authors – all great storytellers.

Follow us on twitter at #mria15 and on this website, as we provide exciting updates on what promises to be a unique – and rather large – gathering!

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