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GRBN publishes the GRBN 2018 Global Top 25 Report

 The Global Research Business Network (GRBN) today published the GRBN 2018 Global Top 25 Report.

For the past four years the Global Top 25 Report has highlighted the expansion and transformation of the market research industry globally. This year marks a change in the Global Top 25 Report itself, with a new partnership between the report author, Diane Bowers, and the Global Research Business Network, the report publisher. The new publication will be named the “GRBN Global Top 25 Report.”

GRBN looks forward to this new partnership and the opportunity to improve the GRBN Global Top 25 Report and the analysis and measurement of our dynamic research and data analytics industry.

Three Key Takeaways from the Report

  • The total revenue increased by about $1.5 billion for the Global Top 25 companies in 2017, an average growth rate of 5.9%.
  • The revenue for twelve of the Global Top 25 companies was “flat” or decreased in 2017. The average growth rate for these twelve companies in 2017 is -3.1%.
  • One of the Global Top 25 companies experienced a 33% growth in 2017. When adjusted for this outlier, the 2017 growth rate for the Global Top 25 companies is 3.7%.

The full analysis of the trends, as well as the listing of the Top 25 companies and profiles on the individual companies in the list can be accessed via

Elissa Molloy, GRBN Chairperson said: “We are delighted to be able to work with Diane Bowers to publish this prestigious report. This report on the top 25 companies is a great fit with GRBN’s mission to promote our global industry. We look forward to sharing the report through our global network of associations and partners.”

Diane Bowers, producer of the report, commented: “I am excited to collaborate with GRBN and its Executive Management Board in promoting the global top 25 research companies throughout the global community of research providers and research buyers.”  

The Australian Market and Social Research Society is linked globally to 45 associations through its partnership with the Global Research Business Network (GRBN) and the Asia Pacific Research Committee (APRC). Click here to read about the AMSRS global network. This article is originally sourced from GRBN website.

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