James Morris Becomes GQR’s Fifth Partner


WASHINGTON, DC and LONDON, Sept 11, 2014 – Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, one of the world’s leading opinion research and strategic consulting firms, is pleased to announce that James Morris has been promoted to become the firm’s fifth partner.
 
Morris has led the firm’s London office since he opened it in 2010 and has grown the practice to serve marquee brands including Starbucks, Virgin Media, and Garnier, as well as major players in the professional services industry, in the UK and globally. In addition, Morris leads the firm’s work for the UK Labour party and is central to political campaigns in multiple countries.
 
Morris uses public and elite opinion research to provide advice on strategy, positioning, and messaging to corporate, NGO, and political leaders around the world. His career spans the worlds of marketing, politics, and research; having served as a speechwriter to a Secretary of State, as a policy advisor at the Prime Minister’s Strategy unit, and as a researcher at Chime Communications. He began his career in advertising, working with Trevor Beattie, Andrew McGuiness, and Philp Gould.
 
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner founder and CEO Stan Greenberg said:  “James’ integrity, professionalism and drive to reach smart strategic insights has allowed him to move seamlessly from C-suites to President’s offices and make a difference. He’s won their respect and as partner, he will help this firm continue to aspire to make history and help great companies.”
 
Morris said: “With leaders facing ever more complex challenges, there is a growing need for consultants who can use research to see through the clutter and provide focused, actionable strategic communications advice. Greenberg Quinlan Rosner is amongst the best in the world at filling that niche and I’m looking forward to continuing to grow our work in London and globally.”
 
Jonathan Moakes, CEO of the South African Democratic Alliance said:  “James’s ability to get under the skin of public opinion, distill research into concrete recommendations and work with the campaign team, was essential to our success. He combined qualitative and quantitative research to deliver campaign insights that helped us secure our best ever result and build a platform for further success in the future.”
 
Follow James on twitter: @jamesdmorris