Names Brands Canadians Trust Most
MONTREAL, May 8, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The results are in for Reader's Digest Canada's fourth annual Trust Poll. Reader's Digest, Canada's #1 magazine, commissioned Leger Marketing to conduct an independent survey to ask Canadians who they trust most when it comes to (1) Canadian personalities, (2) Canadian professions and institutions, and (3) consumer brands. The findings, along with an in-depth look at the science of trust, are featured in the May 2012 issues of Reader's Digest and Sélection du Reader's Digest.
"The brands that are recognized by the Reader's Digest Trusted Brands program are able to use our Trusted Brands logo on their packaging and promotional materials," said Monique Hourd, Senior Director, Integrated Sales, Reader's Digest Canada. "This is a valuable benefit, as 45% of Canadians surveyed said that they are more likely to purchase a product or service that carries the Reader's Digest Trusted Brand seal."
Within 29 product categories ranging from allergy relief to tire manufacturers, Canada's Most Trusted Brands, 2012 winners are:
|Allergy Relief||TIE: Benadryl, Claritin & Reactine|
|Anti-Aging Skin Care||Olay|
|Bank/Trust Company||TD Canada Trust|
|Cold Sore Remedy||Abreva|
|Fruit Juice||TIE: Tropicana & Oasis|
|Hair Colouring||TIE: Clairol & L'Oréal|
|Hybrid Car Manufacturer||Toyota|
|Life Insurance Company||Sun Life|
|Packaged Meats||Maple Leaf Foods|
|Passenger Car Manufacturer||TIE: Toyota, Ford & Honda|
|Store Brand from a Grocery Chain||President's Choice|
|Sunscreen Skin Protection Product||Coppertone|
|Teeth Whitening Product||Crest|
Leger Marketing completed 2012 online surveys among a random sample of Leger Marketing's LegerWeb online panel, 18 years of age or older. The study was conducted in two waves. Wave one, the consumer brand portion of the study, was conducted between September 19 and September 27, 2011. Wave two, the Canadian personalities, professions and institutions portion, was conducted between December 23, 2011 and January 7, 2012. Leger Marketing completed 1506 online surveys for wave two.
Leger Marketing's online panel contains approximately 350,000 national members - with between 10,000 and 20,000 new members added each month, and has a retention rate of 90%. Panel members were randomly selected to receive email invitations to the individual surveys.
Upon completion of the study, the data was weighted for region, age, and gender.
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Monique Hourd, Senior Director, Integrated Sales is available for interviews.
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Source: Reader's Digest Trusted Brand Study, Leger Marketing 2011
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