BakamoPublic Head receives Ginny Valentine award for making a difference

Atlanta, London, Budapest - JUNE 14

Kristof Varga joined Bakamo to lead BakamoPublic, the social media intelligence company’s not for profit division, and help NGOs, international and multilateral organizations to learn about people whose lives they impact, by listening to them. On Monday, June 12th, Kristof was awarded the Ginny Valentine Badge of Courage for ‘switching from politics to research to make a real difference’, at the IIeX 2018 conference in Atlanta. 

Kristof joined Bakamo in January 2018, and has since delivered pertinent insight to improve health care, civil liberties, and national security in the US, Kazakhstan and the EU. Kristof says: “the power of listening is hard to underestimate. I’m excited by the sheer potential of social intelligence in the nonprofit world - be that governmental or non-governmental - we can help build bridges, to bring people and policy back together”. Kristof joined Bakamo, after having served as an elected official in the Budapest council, and senior roles at Open Society Foundations.    

Ginny Valentine was a revolutionary in the field of market research. It was her, who brought semiotics into research and taught us to use the power of visuals. Following her steps is a great honor. Thank you! 


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Bakamo Public Among The Top5 Most Innovative Market Research Companies In EU

The EU Insight Innovation Competition, organised by IIeX Europe just closed, and our division focusing on the not-for-profit sector, Bakamo Public was among the best of the best: our human-in-the-loop social listening technology was voted to be one of the top5 most innovative methods currently offered in the market research industry in Europe.

See Kristóf Varga, head of Bakamo Public discussing how we can make the world a better place, in this video:

Huge round of applause for the winner, Pixoneye, and for the other Top5 members: Emaww, NeuroApplied, and MV2.

Bakamo Insights in the Press

The Economist, The Guardian, Reuters, Financial Times, EUObserver, The Daily Beast, Vice... Just a few magazines and news sites featuring Bakamo findings. From fake news in presidential elections or hate speech in Eastern-Europe, all the way to academic papers on the role of social listening in qualitative research, you can now get an in-context understanding of what we deliver. Take a look at the exhaustive list of articles featuring Bakamo insights in the Media and Press section.  

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Bakamo & Talkwalker

Ever wonder how Bakamo is able to listen to so many people talking online? Talkwalker is the tool we use daily to scrap the online sphere and gather consumer voices from open social media platforms. Our founder Daniel Fazekas met other companies using the tool a few weeks back in Luxemburg and talked about how Talkwalker and social listening marry, and what his favourite features of the tool are. 

Meet Us Around The World – January & February Events

Kicking off 2018, we'll be attending several exciting conferences and trailblazing workshops in Europe and North America. We'll give lectures and participate in workshops at universities in Germany and Italy, as well as cooperate with the European Commission at their event discussing "Big Data, Psycho-targeting and the Future of Democracy". 

We'll also attend some of the industry's major get-togethers: come and meet us at the CEO Summit in Miami (22-24 January), at the Qual360 in Berlin (7-8 February), or at the IIeX Europe in Amsterdam (19-20 February). 

Let us know if you plan to come to some of these events – we'd love to meet you in person! Lets discuss the future of MR and how social listening can be applied to solve business questions and public issues alike. 

See detailed info about the conferences and workshops with Bakamo at the Events.

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