Brian has worked across a range of industry categories with vast experience in research innovation
CEO | Australia Online Research Chairman, Quality Online Research
Brian is currently adjunct Professor UTS Business School, Fellow and QPMR of AMSRS. His experience is extensive and includes having been Chairman of AMSRO, Australian ESOMAR representative for 7 years, Chairman of STW Insights, founder of AMR Interactive and the ORU, Managing Director of JD Power Australia/NZ, Managing Director Media Metrix Australia, Managing Director of Harris Interactive Australia and Chairman of Research Panel WA.
Brian has worked across a range of industry categories measuring: brand equity and health; Corporate reputation – bringing RQ (reputation quotient) and Reptrack (reputation tracking) into Australia at AMR Interactive; Customer Experience (founding JD Power Australia); Multivariate analysis, including ‘driver analysis’, CVA and Choice Modelling; Working on major brand, advertising and customer experience tracking surveys.
His experience in online research innovation & panels includes:
Commenced building online panels in 1999 as Managing Director of AMR Interactive and was responsible for building the AMR Interactive online panel before separating it off asAMSRS, President of the ORU (Online Research Unit).
Set up Media Metrix in Australia in 2000, to measure online audiences and was an Australian affiliate of: Harris Interactive (an online pioneer); Jupiter Research and Forrester Research.
Tested multiple sources of online recruitment, weighting processes and conducted primary research in Australia to develop ‘propensity’ weighting (by demographics, attitudes and behaviour).
Was chairman of the AMSRO Online Research Quality task force which developed and launched QSOAP (Quality Standards for Online Access Panels) and its accreditation system.
Brian has attended almost every International ESOMAR online conference, and presented papers at five of these, being nominated for best-paper in 2006.
He has also presented at AMSRS and other International Conferences, and was awarded ‘best paper’ at the 2009 AMSRS Conference, for a paper on online research analysis, and was nominated for best paper at the 2006 ESOMAR Online Conference. Brian was also awarded “best paper” for a joint paper on Text Analytics at the AMSRS 2013 Conference.