Advanis acquires operations of Gravitywave
TORONTO, April 28, 2010

Integrated research consultancy Advanis has acquired the operations of Alberta-based field specialist Gravitywave.

Gravitywave was launched in 2006 by former Environics executive Stasi Manser. As part of the transaction, Ms. Manser will join Advanis as Vice-President, Business Development. Ms. Manser brings over 20 years of experience in quantitative research and field management to her new role, where she will focus on extending Advanis’ data collection platform into western Canada and the northwestern United States.

“Adding someone with Stasi’s background and skills to our team is a significant step forward for Advanis,” stated Advanis’ Chief Financial Officer Joe Sauer. “We’ve made considerable investments in developing our web, IVR, and remote-interviewer CATI platforms, and we are very pleased to have Stasi on board to support their deployment.”

Ms. Manser added, “Advanis is one of those rare companies in our industry that successfully uses technology to re-invent the way research is conducted. I’m excited at the opportunity to deliver the capabilities and benefits of Advanis’ next-generation field platform to Gravitywave’s clients and partners.”

Advanis is a full-service research consultancy with a blue-chip North American client base. Advanis delivers data-driven insights that help clients make more informed and successful decisions in the areas of sales & marketing, customer care, and product development. To find out more, please visit www.advanis.ca

For more information, please contact:
Joe Sauer, Chief Financial Officer
joe_sauer@advanis.ca
780-229-1142