Our clients’ success. That’s recognition enough.

Everything we do, from the smallest to the largest task, is designed to ensure the success of our clients. Because when our clients succeed, so do we. And when they win awards, we are happy. Not because we like to show off shiny bowls and plaques, but because we know that means they have succeeded. And their happiness is our goal. Take a look of a few of the awards that have brought success and smiles to a few of our clients.

2013 Winners’ Circle Award Winner

Springboard Winners’ Circle Awards are presented to individuals, institutions and organizations that have had a definable impact through their actions and investments. Diane Hessan, President & CEO of Communispace received this year's Northstar Award.

Springboard entrepreneurs are actively engaged in discovering, investing in, and commercializing the breakthrough innovations in technology, science, and products that make our lives easier, healthier, and more informed. They are innovators with a passion for making the impossible happen. Honorees epitomize what happens when passion, drive, and skill meet opportunity.

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Top 100 women-led businesses in Massachusetts

The Globe Magazine and The Commonwealth Institute partnered to create a list of female-run, for-profit companies with the biggest revenue in 2012. Communispace is honored to be #20 on the list.

“Each of the women on our Top 100 list,” says the nonprofit’s executive director, Aileen Gorman, “has made a significant impact on the Commonwealth’s economy and has established herself as a visionary leader of a successful company.”

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Announcing the Boston Business Journal Power 50

Boston Business Journal announced their third annual list of Power 50 Most Influential Bostonians. These power players are the ones getting things done and leading change in the Boston economy. President and CEO at Communispace, Diane Hessan, has made this prestigious list.

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2013 David Ogilvy Award Winner

The Ad Council and AARP win the Silver David Ogilvy Award in the Government, Nonprofit and Public Service Category for their "Caregiver Assistance" Campaign. Communispace is thrilled to have been a part of this amazing campaign which has exceeded expectations since launching in August 2012.

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Communispace Named Fourth Year in a Row to Honomichl List of Top 50 Market Research Companies

Research industry veterans Jack Honomichl and Laurence N. Gold deliver their annual report on the top 50 revenue-generating marketing research firms operating in the United States. This year’s Honomichl Report includes extensive charts describing historical industry trends and insights from industry leaders. Communispace tops the list at number 21 this year.

The Honomichl Top 50 Report is now available in the June issue of Marketing News! This eagerly awaited annual resource ranks the top 50 research firms in the U.S. and includes a profile of each company.

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2012 Boston Business Journal Best Places to Work

The Boston Business Journal today announced the 75 winners in its annual Best Places to Work program, an annual celebration of companies that are creating a high level of workforce satisfaction and loyalty. Communispace Corporation was among the winners in the medium-sized business category. The program, which includes a breakfast event and editorial coverage of the top companies in each category, will take place June 1 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

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2012 ARF David Ogilvy Award Winner

Communispace wins two Gold David Ogilvy Awards with clients UCB (in the Pharmaceutical Category) and Ameriprise Financial (in the Financial Services Category). UCB won Gold for their  “MY RA FIT KIT DRTV campaign for Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis.” Ameriprise Financial won Gold for their “Future Campaign.” 

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2011 Forrester Groundswell Award, B2C Embracing

Alberto Culver and Communispace win a Forrester Groundswell Award for Embracing—the Embracing category recognizes the best use of social media to involve customers in innovation. By involving their consumers throughout the development process, Alberto Culver was able to confidently launch the TRESemmé Fresh Start dry shampoo product line in January 2010 and thereby helped to establish a sizeable dry shampoo category in the mass channels. TRESemmé Fresh Start has become the number one brand in the dry shampoo mass channel in both volume and value. By the end of 2010, Fresh Start achieved retail sales topping $7.7 million; and year two remains strong as TRESemmé Fresh Start is on target to exceed year one's revenue.

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2011 MassEcon Gold Award Winner

Communispace has been named as a Gold Winner for the Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards, awarded annually by MassEcon (Massachusetts Alliance for Economic Development). The awards celebrate companies that have made an outstanding contribution to the Massachusetts economy. The winners from each region will be recognized at an awards luncheon on November 22nd at the Seaport Hotel in Boston. Over 400 are expected to attend, including featured speaker Governor Deval Patrick.

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Communispace Named Third Year in a Row to Honomichl List of Top 50 Market Research Companies

Sunnier days have arrived for the marketing research industry, according to industry veterans Jack Honomichl and Laurence N. Gold. Read the good news in Honomichl’s 2011 report. Communispace tops the list at number 26 for the second year in a row. U.S. revenue in 2010 was $43.6 million, up 25.6% from 2009. In 2010, 8.8% of total revenue, or $4.2 million, was from outside the United States.  

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2010 NGMR Disruptive Innovation Agency Award Winner

Communispace wins the 2010 NGMR Disruptive Innovation Agency Award. They were honored for, "their pioneering work and continuing effort to introduce online market research communities and because of their clear disruption to ad-hoc research as usual, with now over a hundred clients."

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2010 Forrester Groundswell Award, B2C Listening

Godiva Chocolatier and Communispace win a Forrester Groundswell Award for listening to their customers' mindset during the tumultuous economic environment of 2009. They learned they needed to develop a product line that could deliver on affordability, accessibility and year-round relevance – and created individually wrapped Godiva chocolates, named Gems, that would be sold in grocery and drug stores.

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2010 Forrester Groundswell Award, B2C Embracing

InterContinental Hotels Group, Chase Card Services, and Communispace win a Forrester Groundswell Award for Embracing. They enlisted their best customers to create a new credit card for members of Priority Club Rewards, IHG's customer loyalty program.

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Communispace President & CEO Diane Hessan honored in The Boston Business Journal's first list of Top Women-led Businesses

Communispace President & CEO Diane Hessan was recognized in The Boston Business Journal's first list of Top Women-led Businesses. These awards are designed to celebrate and honor the region’s top women-led businesses. The ceremony will take place on December 8, 2010 at the Park Plaza Hotel.

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Bank of America wins ARF's 2010 David Ogilvy Award for Research Innovation

The ARF David Ogilvy Awards, sponsored by Microsoft Advertising, awarded Bank of America with the Research Innovation Award for their “The Morris Code: Decoding Finance For Students” campaign. This campaign was fueled by research done in partnership with Communispace. 

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Communispace Named Second Year in a Row to Honomichl List of Top 50 Market Research Companies.

The Honomichl Top 50 rankings appeared in the 37th annual business report, published by the American Marketing Association (AMA), North America’s largest professional marketing associations, and Inside Research, a one-source authoritative report founded in 1990 by Jack Honomichl, the leading market research industry authority. Based on annual revenue from 2009, Communispace grew 18% last year, with its focus on building standing communities to engage consumers. Making the list for the second year and ranked at number 26 (up 3 spots from last year’s 29th list,) Communispace was also ranked first among the fastest growth U.S. Market Research firms.

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2010 CRM Service Awards: Rising Stars

The 2010 CRM Service Awards: Rising Stars—Communispace (The Dance Partner)
Communispace does a nifty two-step, providing clients with private communities and then helping to glean information from participants.

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Honomichl Top 50 Market Research Firm

Communispace, pioneer of online customer insight communities for the world’s leading brands, today announced it’s been named a Honomichl Top 50 U.S. market research company, based on annual revenue from 2008. Making the list for the first year and ranked at number 29, Communispace reported $29.4 million in U.S. revenues, up 27.3 percent over 2007. Read the entire press release here.

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2009 Boston Business Journal's CFO of the Year

Boston Business Journal names Communispace CFO Gary Arena one of the CFO’s of the year. This prestigious award recognizes Boston-area CFOs who demonstrate extraordinary leadership, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and their communities. 

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2009 Small Business Association of New England (SBANE) Award Winner

SBANE has named Communispace winner of the New England Innovation Award in the For-Profit category. This prestigious annual award, given to companies that have demonstrated both a heritage of innovation and bottom-line results, was announced last week after a rigorous judging process. The award recognizes Communispace’s continued success in revolutionizing the way brands are generating insights from their customers. 

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2009 Forrester Groundswell Award, B2C Embracing

Scholastic Book Clubs wins Forrester Groundswell Award for their groundbreaking effort in embracing parents and teachers in a proprietary Communispace co-creation process, to deliver a strong ROI with the Scholastic Book Clubs Reading Task Force Community.

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2009 Forrester Groundswell Award, B2B Listening

Communispace and CDW win Forrester Groundswell Award for deeply listening to their key customer needs with the CDW Advisory Board.

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2009 Boston Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Celebrating 25 years, the Boston Chamber’s Small Business of the Year Awards recognize the entrepreneurial achievements of Greater Boston’s smaller for-profit companies who have gross revenues over $2 million and display strong financial performance, achievement in management, workplace excellence, product innovation, and community and social responsibility.

Diane Hessan, President & CEO of Communispace, will be honored with this year’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Over the past ten years under her leadership, Communispace has developed the first online communities that allow organizations to truly listen to the “voice of their customers.” As social media continues to grow as a business tool, Communispace offers the only social-networking model with a proven track record of providing real business value and competitive advantage to businesses. 

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2008 Boston Business Journal Best Places To Work

The Boston Business Journal announced its annual list of the region's best places to work. Communispace Corporation was among the winners in the medium-sized business category. All 60 honorees will be profiled in a special supplement to the Boston Business Journal on June 13, 2008. The results are based on surveys of employees at each company. The surveys asked employees a series of questions about work environment, work-life balance, job satisfaction, advancement opportunities, management compensation and benefits. This year’s top ranking firms were chosen from 392 nominations, making it the largest program in the event’s four year history.

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2008 Stevie Award for Women in Business

Communispace wins “Most Innovative Company of the Year” in the services business category for companies larger than 100 employees. 

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2008 Forrester Groundswell Award, Listening

Communispace and Mattel win Forrester Groundswell Award for using a customer community to get it right with moms. 

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2007 Massachusetts Technology Award

Communispace Corporation Named Social Media Company of the Year at the 2007 Mass Technology Leadership Awards Gala.

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2007 Hewlett-Packard Circle Award

HP PhotoSpace community wins prestigious Best in Category award for Innovative Customer/Marketing Research. 

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2007 Forrester Groundswell Award, Listening

Communispace and Charles Schwab win social technologies award for Generation X online customer community. 

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2007 BBJ Pacesetters

Communispace was recognized by Boston Business Journal as one of the Region's Fastest Growing Private Companies. 

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2006 WizKids™ Innovation Award

Innovation award given by Beagle Research for engaging customers. Schwab community of 400 highlighted. Beagle says, “Communispace has a big idea that will influence the way marketing and selling is done for a long time.” 

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2006 ITSMA Marketing Excellence Award

CDW for Strengthening Customer Relationships

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2006 Inc. 500 List

For the second year in a row, Communispace ranks among the fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States. 

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2006 Boston Chamber Award for Business Excellence

The Chamber awarded Communispace The 2006 Award for Business Excellence for strong financial performance, achievement in management, workplace excellence, product innovation, and community and social responsibility. 

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2005 Inc. 500 List

Communispace ranked in the 2005 Inc. 500 as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States. 

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2005 Fortune Small Business Best Boss

Fortune Small Business/Winning Workplaces awards Diane Hessan, Communispace CEO for best practices in creating a successful workplace. 

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2004 Stevie Award for Women Entrepreneurs

Communispace wins Stevie for Best Overall Company of the Year.

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