Dr. Nino Japaridze Joins Edison as Vice President for Public Affairs Research

Edison Research has appointed Dr. Nino Japaridze to the new role of Vice President for Public Affairs Research. Based in Washington DC, Nino will lead Edison’s public affairs and international research practice, delivering strategic insights to public and private sector clients, and international media and development organizations.

Nino brings over 20 years of experience in the fields of public affairs and international research, most recently as Vice President of Public Affairs at Ipsos North America where she led global media research and political risk practice areas and was responsible for partnering with technology based companies to extend research capabilities across digital platforms. Previously, Nino advised sovereigns, NGOs, and leading human rights organizations on the assessment of media freedoms, rule of law, and civil liberties across Europe and Eurasia. Nino also served as InterMedia Survey Institute’s Regional Research Director, leading audience and opinion research programs across Eurasia for the US Broadcasting Board of Governors, the US Department of State, the World Bank, USAID, RFE/RL, Voice of America, BBC, and other media and development institutions.

Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, Nino received her Doctorate in Politics from Oxford University, MA in Political Science from George Washington University, and a BA in Political Science from Wheaton College. She lives with her husband and three children in Bethesda, Maryland.

Nino Japaridze said: “I am delighted to be joining Edison Research and to take on the role of expanding Edison’s offerings with new and existing clients globally. The media and opinion research industry is experiencing tremendous change. I am excited to leverage Edison’s gold standard exit poll research knowhow and cutting edge opinion and media research and, where possible, to pair these valuable assets with substantive experts and technology partners to provide clients with increasingly more accurate and timely insights at a highly competitive price.”

Larry Rosin said: “We are confident that Nino will add great value to Edison Research and that our clients will benefit from her experience and insights.”

About Edison Research

Edison Research conducts multi-methods research and provides strategic information to a broad array of clients, AMC Theatres, The Brookings Institute, Disney, Google, Oracle, Pandora, The Pew Research Center, Samsung, Siemens, SiriusXM Radio, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Univision Communications, and the Voice of America. Edison’s work in public opinion research includes an ongoing survey of Economic Anxiety in America, conducted in conjunction with American Public Media’s renowned Marketplace program, as well as work with the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, The Gates Foundation, and Univision. The Infinite Dial and Share of Ear® are two of the most widely-cited Edison media studies.

Since 2003, Edison Research has been the sole provider of exit poll information to ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, NBC and the Associated Press. Edison recently completed its 2016 Presidential Primary coverage, and its General Election coverage. This exit poll is the largest single-day survey research project in the world, with more than 100,000 interviews. Having over 18,000 highly trained research staff across the US, Edison is also the leading provider of consumer exit polling, having conducted face-to-face quantitative and qualitative research in almost every imaginable venue.

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