Lumi’s Dan Foreman elected ESOMAR President

DAN FOREMAN, Lumi Mobile’s Head of Business development, has been elected President of ESOMAR, the world association for market and opinion research, for the two-year period 2013/2014.

Online PR News – 07-November-2012 – London/New York/Vaasa – Dan’s career in market research spans 17 years. He has been a Council Member at ESOMAR since 2011. Immediately prior to joining Lumi earlier this year, Dan was CEO of research group Insight International, following senior and leadership roles at Kimberley-Clarke, FocusVision and Opinium.

ESOMAR’s election canvassed the views of [more than 5,000 members] in [120] countries. Commenting on his appointment, Dan Foreman said:

“I am honoured to take up this appointment at a particularly exciting time for the market research industry. The importance of mobile as a strategic tool for insight is gaining traction in companies across all sectors. Research has a vital role to play in economic recovery all over the world and I look forward to helping ESOMAR to raise the level of debate in our industry, not just in business circles but in government and society circles too.”

Richard Taylor, CEO of Lumi Mobile, added:

“We are very proud to see one of our senior executives taking the helm at such a prestigious industry body. This underpins the importance and inevitability of mobile as the primary research source of the future It’s great news for Lumi and ESOMAR and we wish Dan every success.”

Last month Lumi Mobile, which specialises in real-time consumer insight mobile technology for market researchers, media companies and brands, was honoured by ESOMAR for its pioneering work on advertising testing and tracking using mobile and emotional analytics.

The 2012 ESOMAR Congress in Atlanta awarded Best Methodological Paper for “Measuring Emotions Through a Mobile Device Across Borders, Ages, Genders and More" to Lumi co-founder Rolfe Swinton and Rana El Kaliouby, CTO and Co-Founder of Affectiva.


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