European Society for Opinion and Marketing Research
The European Society for Opinion and Market Research (ESOMAR) is a world association for market, social and opinion researchers.
Founded in 1948, ESOMAR began as a regional association within Europe. Currently, with more than 4,900 members in over 130 countries, ESOMAR’s global membership brings together professionals in market and opinion research, marketing, advertising, business, public affairs and media from across the world.
ESOMAR recently launched Corporate Membership in September 11, 2012, to offer opportunities for agencies and clients who want to take advantage of broader benefits for their company and employees on a corporate level. More information can be found on ESOMAR website
According to its mission statement, ESOMAR encourages, advances and elevates market research worldwide. Its stated goal is to promote the highest standards in market research for improving decision making in the public and private sectors, by:
- safeguarding the interests of the Market, Social and Opinion Research industries globally
- improving and promote international best practice
- promoting the value of the industry to commerce and society
ESOMAR, in collaboration with the International Chamber of Commerce, has established a world-wide code of ethical practice, the ICC/ESOMAR International Code on Market and Social Research, for its members and actively advocates self-regulation by promoting industry standards. All individual members agree to abide by these standards and codes of ethical practice while conducting market research. Additionally, the code has been adopted or endorsed by the major national professional bodies around the world.
See also 
- World Association for Public Opinion Research
- Council of American Survey Research Organizations
- American Association for Public Opinion Research
- Marketing research