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MetrixLab Strengthens Asian Presence with Opening of New China Office

SHANGHAI, China and ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, November 8th, 2012 ─ MetrixLab, a global leader in online marketing research services, today announces the opening of a new office in Shanghai, China. The expansion to China is the result of the growing demand from MetrixLab’s global clients to have expert consultants with local knowledge to work on Chinese projects. Adding to their 115 research professionals in Asia, the new Shanghai office will focus on Chinese and regional clients. With this investment MetrixLab now has 15 offices around the world and is the largest new generation agency with revenue of 80M USD and a true global coverage. The office will be led by Edwin Song, he has 20 years market research experience in the Chinese and Asian market. At MetrixLab, Edwin will offer research consulting services on brand development, media & advertising assessment and shopper marketing, which are Edwin’s key areas of expertise.

Metrixlab global CEO Han de Groot, advises “MetrixLab has been serving the greater China region for more than 4 years, and it’s clear to us that the demand for higher quality, faster and more engaging research from media, CPG, technology and financial services customers is growing,”.

Thijs Elias, global commercial director for MetrixLab, states “Our global clients advised us that a local office in China was increasingly necessary. We are very happy to have Edwin Song join MetrixLab as the leader for our China team as he brings key local knowledge as well as great research expertise. We already see great interest in our ‘new generation’ research approach in this market.”

Edwin Song, a reputable Chinese research professional of 20 years experience, adds China to MetrixLab’s expanding global footprint. He is well-seasoned in the nuances of Chinese and Asian business dynamics and well-versed in the application of strategic research capabilities, making him a perfect executive for driving expansion into China.. Edwin shared “The Metrixlab innovative and proven approach is very relevant in the Chinese and Asian markets. Faster and deeper insights are needed to compete in this region”. Prior to joining MetrixLab, Edwin held several senior consultant and management roles at Ipsos, Synovate, Oracle Added Value and ACNielsen in Greater China. In addition, Edwin is a Hong Kong University SPACE Marketing Lecturer and a Certified Chinese Corporate Trainer.

The office is located at Suite 3088, 3/F Silver Court Tower, 85 Taoyuan Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200021, China. Telephone: +86 21 6157 7488

About MetrixLab

MetrixLab is the fastest-growing global provider of online consumer research services. Through the use of advanced respondent engagement techniques, comprehensive analytic tools, and expert knowledge of research science, MetrixLab helps clients innovate, optimize and execute programs that deliver high-value business impact. Our approach to research has been embraced by global brands in many industries. Specializing in the areas of New Product Development, Brand Communication, eBusiness Performance and Customer Experience Research, our teams push the boundaries of market research innovation, combining cutting-edge technology with scientifically proven qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. Worldwide research experts are supported by a groundbreaking Advanced Analytics team, a global consumer panel, and a suite of market research software. Headquartered in Rotterdam, with offices in New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Seattle, San Francisco, Hyderabad, London, Hamburg, Paris, Madrid and now Shanghai, our team conducts online research in more than 50 countries worldwide.

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