Like all things, the Research Mafia started as an idea. A brave idea where we wanted to stand for something different in Market Research industry networking. Many people say “to be different” like it’s a hot topic. The problem is, most networking events simply aren’t. When we launched the Research Mafia, we started with the question “What’s missing?” instead of “How can we fit in?”.
Our initial research and feedback with some of the industry’s opinion setters told us a lot of things. The main view was that the majority of what we were doing in “social events” within our industry has pretty much remained unchanged in 15 years. We took on the challenge. It was here the Research Mafia was born.
An association of networkers who believe in networking outside of London (even just occasionally). People who want insight on current trends as well as to shake someone’s hand. People who ask questions. People who turn over stones. People who smile often. People who have higher standards and expectations of where they spend their valuable time. People who look to make relationships, bonds, new joint ventures and action happen, despite what challenges lie ahead.
So it was here I decided to be an innovator to lead change. I don’t want medals. But I do ask you to join us if you have would like to be a part of something proud in our industry.
Lastly, be welcome here in the Research Mafia. A collective of people who do things and believe a little differently. Who run against the flow of unnecessary convention and those that break away from normality if the normality just isn’t good enough. Here we meet, greet, laugh, share, welcome, drink, eat, entertain, connect and learn.
We are the Research Mafia. Do something today, and join the industry’s newest face in connecting.
Isn’t it time you were a Mafioso? Connect with us today.