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BVA wins the 2015 Excellence Award for Best Paper for its nudge approach

BVA has just received this year's prestigious Excellence for Best Paper award at the ESOMAR Congress in Dublin.

The advertising industry has Cannes Lions, the sports industry the World Cup... and the market research industry has ESOMAR! It was during the recent annual ESOMAR Congress in Dublin that BVA and SGMAP won the Excellence Award for Best Paper, having already won Best Case History in 2014.

The ESOMAR Excellence Award for Best Paper is awarded to a paper presenting an innovative and creative research approach, likely to meet the challenges faced by market research today.

The paper entitled "French Government: Nudge me Tender" presents the nudge approach led by BVA and the Secretariat-General for Government Modernization (SGMAP) in partnership with the General Directorate of Public Finances (DGFiP) to encourage French users to use online tax administration services.

It was authored by:
Eric Singler, BVA, France
Etienne Bressoud, BVA, France
Françoise Waintrop, SGMAP, France
Richard Bordenave, BVA, France

The Jury commented on this paper that it is : "[an] excellent paper with immediate applications of the nudge design. Grounded in a solid business case with proven results and more to come.”

The prize rewards the ambition of the BVA Nudge Unit which uses Behavioral Economics and nudge to bring about behavioral change in companies and local authorities.

About BVA

BVA is an independent company which, for 45 years, has provided consultancy expertise combining in-depth knowledge of the industries under study and methodological innovation. As a pioneer of many approaches (behavioral, non-verbal, digital), BVA offers quantitative and qualitative solutions capable of deciphering the complexity of consumer citizens and leading to operational and strategic recommendations. The Group specializes in four major areas of expertise: point of sale activation, customer experience, behavioral change and Big Data. With a turnover of €91M in 2014, BVA Group is present in France and abroad (Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, USA, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Dubai and Taiwan) and has over 500 permanent employees.


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