We've been recognised for outstanding prevention work

13th April 2021|2min

With people’s outdoor safety at the heart of all our projects, we have been rewarded for our hard work in outdoor safety prevention at last week’s Research Association Effectiveness Awards 2021.

We were recognised for our in-depth research into behaviours in New Zealand’s outdoors, and our effective communication of safety measures that lead to ‘significant positive impact’ by claiming the ‘Insight Communication’ award.  

We were also named as a finalist in the Social, Community and Not for Profit Category for our specific research behind the highly successful tramping safety videos. 

The judges said the entry was an example of how sound research can have an impact when clearly communicated to the relevant audiences.

Emanuel and Nathan at Research awards 2021

Emanuel and Nathan at Research Awards 2021

“This entry clearly demonstrated how well executed insights can have a significant positive impact on the behaviours of often hard to reach audiences when coupled with carefully planned, multi-channel, engaging communications,” they said.

The insights led to effective communication and deeper stakeholder engagement, providing real utility for their industry, peers, partners and the public.” 

MSC Chief Executive Mike Daisley said he was absolutely thrilled that the organisation had been recognised for its commitment to being evidence-based and ability to develop and communicate insights.

This award is extra validation, from an esteemed panel of judges, that our prevention work is of the highest standard and that the processes we use to deliver effective communication is up there as the best in New Zealand.”  

Director of Research NZ Emanuel Kalafatelis, who nominated MSC for the award and is the Council's research partner, said he was proud to be part of a research project that made a real difference.

We are stoked that MSC got this award, and we are proud to be associated with an organisation that works collaboratively with us, to apply our insights in such a way that they make a real difference to the lives of everyday New Zealanders who enjoy the outdoors.”  

Daisley says MSC is looking forward to continuing to lead the way as it worked to further enhance its insight development and communication.

We’re not stopping here, we’ve got great plans for the future, we have the evidence that shows our prevention work is successful and this award is that little extra icing on the cake.” 

MSC acknowledges all award finalists for their tremendous work and would like to thank the Research Association and judging panel for their work.  

You can view all award winners here

MSC’s nomination centred around a broad range of its insight development, bespoke research and prevention-focused communication, including specific safety messaging and campaigns. You can read our nomination here.
Director of Research NZ Emanuel Kalafatelis, left, with MSC Operations Manager Nathan Watson at last week’s Research Association Effectiveness Awards 2021 in Auckland.