SSI is the Fastest-Rising Company on GRIT Most Innovative List

-Climbs 31 Spots to 13th Position Among Top 50 Market Research Suppliers -

SHELTON, Conn., May 17, 2016 SSI has been ranked as the 13th most innovative supplier in the market research industry according to the Greenbook Research Industry Trends annual report. Improving 31 spots since the 2015 GRIT report, SSI is the fastest-rising company on this year’s list. Since 2010, GRIT has been tracking which firms are perceived as the most innovative by the global market research industry and compiling a list of rankings based on the survey feedback. 

The Q1-Q2 2016 GRIT Report compiled these rankings based on survey responses from more than 5,600 marketing and insights professionals. The ranking is derived from a count of the total mentions in the first top-of-mind question. The full report will be published at the end of May showing the full GRIT 50.

According to Leonard Murphy, editor-in-chief of the Greenbook Blog and publisher of the GRIT Report, companies were seen as innovative by their use of methodologies/techniques and technology/tools. Only brands that received 15 or more mentions made it on the list of 634 companies. From that list, Greenbook narrowed it down to the top 50.

“SSI is very proud to have achieved this ranking in the top 15 of the GRIT 50 Most Innovative Suppliers,” said SSI President and CEO Chris Fanning. “Since I joined SSI in 2012, our mission has been to build a data solutions company with the world’s best people, panels and technology on a global scale. To that end, SSI will continue to invest heavily in talent, training and technology to enable SSIers to create even more innovative solutions for our customers.”

Listed below are some of SSI’s major product announcements during the last 12 months:

  • Introduced SSI Proximity Sample® Solution in May 2015: geo-location technology capabilities added to SSI QuickThoughts to offer the industry’s only comprehensive, multi-modal product to combine geo-location and behavioral data in a fully integrated mobile research solution.
  • Launched SSI QuickThoughts® 2.0 Application in December 2015: the next-generation release of the highest and most frequently rated mobile research app in the market, giving clients the benefit of the latest in mobile technology.
  • Launched SSI Smart Cell™ Sample in May 2016: the market research industry’s most comprehensive cellular phone database with targetable geographic and demographic variables.

SSI is the premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and business-to-business survey research. SSI reaches participants in 90+ sample countries via Internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed-access offerings. SSI staff operates from 40 offices and remote staff in 20 countries, offering sample, data collection, CATI, questionnaire design consultation, programming and hosting, online custom reporting and data processing. SSI's 4,000+ employees serve more than 3,000 clients worldwide. Visit SSI at

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Jason Kannon
Kannon Public Relations