Sixth Estate Welcomes Abacus Data as a Foundational Sponsor

Abacus Data to provide custom research for Before the Bell in lead up to federal election

Sixth Estate is pleased to welcome Abacus Data as a foundational sponsor on its Before the Bell program for the 2019 season. Before the Bell, is a live public affairs program that deals with the intersection of issues and public policy.  As part of the agreement, Abacus Data will conduct custom public opinion research on the various topics for the upcoming season of Before the Bell.

“Abacus is proud to partner with Before the Bell, by bringing insights into the important public policy discussions being held on the show,” says David Coletto, CEO of Abacus Data. “We believe good decisions come from good data. And good data can add important context to debates about public policy. I’m excited to contribute to the conversations, especially this election year.”

David Coletto, CEO of Abacus Data in discussion with Shawn McCarthy with the Globe and Mail on Before the Bell

Before the Bell, hosted by Catherine Clark, has launched its second season with over a dozen programs scheduled.  Delivered live from the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, last year the program garnered hundreds of thousands of views and continues to attract high-profile guests. The show is also streamed live and unedited making Before the Bell a unique live journalism experience for its audience.

“We are very excited about this partnership,” says Andrew Beattie, president of Sixth Estate. “Abacus Data will research opinions and present relevant data related to issues covered on Before the Bell. The value of current and relevant research to the discussions on the Before the Bell program is important. It will add context to the opinions, improve dialogue and enhance the value of the program for our audience”.

Abacus Data offers a suite of research tools and strategy services designed to assist businesses, associations, and organizations of all stripes and sizes to engage with their key stakeholders. From custom panels, omnibus surveys, and one-off engagement studies through to customer analysis, evidence-based management and scenario planning, we offer full-service capabilities with the attention and focus of a boutique firm. For more information, please visit

For upcoming show schedules, live stream information, and to register to attend in-person, please visit

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