Awards & Certifications

SSI consistently exceeds the highest independent standards set by the market research industry, winning awards and the respect of our clients and peers for our research products and services. We are active contributors to many global industry associations and councils, helping to shape the future of market research. Additionally, SSI has received the following awards and recognitions:

  • Multiple times winner of the Gallup Premier Partner Award
  • Preferred Partner for leading research organizations across the globe
  • ISO 20252 certification in our Sydney office for quality in Market, Opinion and Social Research
  • Founders of the global QUEST Awards recognizing high quality survey design that engages respondents, improves results

SSI’s Sample Is Audited and Recognized for Methodological Excellence

SSI’s telephone database update and sampling processes have been successfully audited by Ernst & Young every year since 1998. The audits are performed as part of the annual Media Ratings Council audit of syndicated ratings data produced by Arbitron Inc. and Scarborough Research. Our company maintains one of the few samples in market research with this seal of approval, which is especially important for legal, government and other studies where absolute precision is key.

Additionally, SSI’s sample is Grand Mean audited, recognized in North America and Europe for clearly demonstrating “an ability to be consistent in more markets than any other company.” After five years of testing more than 300 panels in 35 countries, the Grand Mean Project™ has identified only 11 panels that have demonstrated SSI’s exceptional consistency.

SSI is also very active in the areas of security and privacy, developing successful fraud detection/ fraud prevention techniques. We frequently act as consultants to other sample providers and panel owners for guidance in combating this industry-wide issue.

Our Knowledge Team Actively Supports Global Market Research Initiatives

The SSI knowledge team worldwide possesses deep market research experience and is active participants on global survey and market research committees that work to improve quality standards and drive innovation, including the ARF Foundations of Quality Initiatives and the AAPOR Cell Phone Task Force. SSI has membership in research associations including:





SSI Quest Awards: Engaging Panelists to Improve Research Results

We are changing up the way we present The 7th annual SSI Quest Awards this year. With the continuous rise of mobile, SSI has created two award tracks for 2016. The Quest-X Awards are given to the companies that have the best "post" survey scores from respondents. The Quest-M Awards are given to companies that scored the highest Quest Test Scores for mobile responsiveness.

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Quest-X Winner : Knowmedia

Quest-M Winner : Duff & Phelps


Scènes de vie, France


Lemon Ice, Mexico


ELQ Research, USA


Qualtrics Labs, Inc., USA


Data 100 Market Research Company, APAC


Product Perceptions, Europe