Awards & Accreditations

Learn more about some of the awards Kantar has won, through insightful and inspiring work.

ICS Customer Satisfaction Awards 2024

Winner of Best Use of Customer Insight with Virgin Atlantic


Customer Centricity World Series (CCWS)

Finalist in 'Best Measurement in CX' and 'Customer Insight and Feedback' for our work with DS Smith


Winners of the Market Research Society (MRS) prize for Media Research


Shortlisted in: 

  • Applications & Impact of Data - with Philips
  • Financial Services Research - with HSBC
  • Inclusive Research - with Over The Bloody Moon
  • New Consumer Insights - with Mondelez International/Cadbury
  • Innovation of the Year - UMMO (Unified Marketing Measurement) by Kantar

AURA Awards

Shortlisted for Innovation of the Year Award for Kantar’s UMMO (Unified Marketing Measurement and Optimisation) tool.

The Marketing Society Awards 

Finalist in Effective and Impactful Strategy for our work with Cadbury and Effective use of Insight and Data for our work with Philips

Inspiring Women in CX Awards 

Ewa Davenport - Winner of the Authenticity Award

Melanie Wright - Finalist for the Collaboration Award

Sarah Ackling - Nominated for the Collaboration Award


MRS Research Heroes 2023 

Dr Nicki Morley, Head of Behavioural Science & Innovation Expertise at Kantar, was highlighted on the Market Research Society's Research Heroes list for her progressive, provocative, actionable work at the intersection of innovation, sustainability and behavioural science.



Winner of the 2022 Business Impact of the Year Award – Global, for our work with Failte Ireland 

Winner of the Research Live Innovation of the Year Award for our work on LinkAI 

Finalist in Applications & Impact of Data Category for our work with Essity 

Finalist in the B2B Research (MRS/BIG Award) category for our work with Shell 


European CX Awards

2022 Finalist in Customer Driven Business Change and Transformation category for submission with Hyundai 

The Marketing Society Awards 


2022 Finalist in Effective Use of Data & Insight category for submission ‘Essity and Kantar: Making Essity’s consumer tissue category an authority in hygiene and family care’ 


2022 Finalist in Innovation of the Year Award for submission on Link AI 


3 Silver Winners for:  

‘The Art of Instilling Confidence’ with Cazoo 

‘Making Purpose Taste Good’ with Waitrose 

‘The Pleasure Divided’ with Baileys Diageo 

2022 Shortlisted for submission ‘Making Purpose Taste Good’ with Waitrose (results October 2022)  


2022 List of Best Management Consultants 


MRS Awards 

Winner 2021 in MRSpride Award for Inclusive Research for submission ‘Kantar Public & Institute for Social Policy, Housing and Equalities Research, Heriot-Watt University’  
Highly Commended 2021 in Research Live Award for Business Impact of the Year – Global for submission ‘Shell and Kantar: Customer-first mindset transforms crisis into opportunity’  
Finalist 2021 in MRS Award for Public Policy/Social Research  
Finalist 2021 in Research Live Award for Business Impact of the Year – UK for submission ‘Kantar and Nationwide: Community banking – listening, learning, doing’  


2021 Winner (Gold) in Consumer Attitudes and Behaviour, for Kantar COVID-19 Barometer. 


2020 AMEC Grand Prix Awards:

Arising from a measurement study with Vodafone (Germany):

  • Gold award for Most effective planning, research and evaluation
  • Gold award for Most effective planning, research and evaluation in business-to-business communications
  • Gold award for Most impactful client recommendations

For a collaboration with SNCF (France):

  • Gold award for Most effective planning, research and evaluation in the public and not-for-profit sectors
  • Silver award for Best use of measurement for a single event or campaign

For work with Cafeyn (France):

  • Silver award for Most effective planning, research and evaluation in consumer communications

MRS Awards 

Winner 2019 MRS Grand Prix for Greatest Impact. Christopher Graves, Ogilvy and Jon Puleston, Kantar Profiles Division, for The real why & the hidden who: deploying multiple behavioral science lenses to render a clearer picture of individuals at scale. This also won the 2019 MRS award for Innovation in Research Methodology. 


2019 Winner in Consumer Attitudes and Behaviour, for Getting Gender Right research. 


2019 ESOMAR Congress Winner ‘Best Paper Award’ for ‘The real why and the hidden who’ by Jon Puleston, Kantar, and Christopher Graves, Ogilvy Consulting.

2019 Young ESOMAR Society competition winner: Tsahn Cherng (Kantar) on the potential of Blockchain technology for the market research industry.

2019 ESOMAR Best Presentation Award APAC: ‘Measuring the short to long-term impact of digital literacy education in rural India’ by Matthew Beal, Kantar, and Ashley Woods, Google. 


2019 Unilever CMI Agency Partner Excellence Award, India.


2019 I-COM Smart data Awards: Data Provider of the Year.

Media Research Group 

2019 Media Research Group Winner of ‘Best International Research’ for our work in Global Audience Measurement with BBC World Service.

Trophées des Etudes et Innovation

Gold award at the Trophée des Etudes et Innovation organised by Offre media + Syntec for NeedScope IA research about decoding the consistency of brand communication on social media at a global level. Carried out for Michelin.


Associação Brasileira de Propaganda (ABP)

Winner Associação Brasileira de Propaganda (ABP) “Destaques 2019” for Research Institute of the Year.

Great Place To Work

2019 Great Places to Work recipient in Brazil, China, Europe, France, Ireland, Mexico, and UK.

Other Awards & Acreditations 


Caroline Frankum has been recognised in the HERoes 100 Women Executives List for the second year, for her work in inclusion and diversity issues. Caroline is CEO of Kantar’s Profiles division and a member of the Kantar board.


Winner of British Healthcare Business Intelligence Association (BHBIA) BOBI award for Creative Fieldwork Team of the Year.

Our people


Jodie Gillary, Head of Client Impact, Brand, winner in the Timewise Power List 2022, which celebrates the UK's most inspiring and high achieving professionals who also happen to work part-time (May 2022) 

jonathan hall

Jonathan Hall, Head of Sustainability Practice, has been appointed to the Market Research Society’s (MRS) main board (July 2022) 


Jane Ostler, EVP Creative and Media Solutions, acted as a jury member for the Creative Data Lions (July 2022) 



Mary Lumley, Client Manager, Finalist in the Research Live Award for Young Researcher of the Year – Supplier (2021) 

Mary Suffield, Evaluation Director, Finalist in the Research Live Award for Young Researcher of the Year – Supplier (2021)