KNOXVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar. 25, 2014– Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, today announces the honor of being named “Brand of the Year” in the movie theatre category for the 2014 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study.
Regal Cinemas was named Brand of the Year after the 26th annual study added a movie theatre category for the first time in 2014. More than 1,500 brands were assessed by American consumers across 170 categories on the Harris Poll EquiTrend Brand Equity Index, which is comprised of three key factors: Familiarity, Quality and Purchase Consideration.
“This is a tremendous honor for Regal because it’s not only about our company’s size or even our widespread name recognition. To achieve a winning score in this brand equity index, American consumers must know Regal’s brand, think highly of our quality and they must frequently come to our theatres,” said Greg Dunn, president and COO of Regal Entertainment Group. “Being named Movie Theatre Brand of the Year validates all of the hard work our team puts into creating a great entertainment experience for our guests.”
Many moviegoers show their brand loyalty through membership in the Regal Crown Club. The industry-leading rewards program promotes loyalty as patrons accumulate credits at the box office and concession stand to earn free popcorn, soft drinks and movies. The Regal Crown Club provides these incentives to more than 10 million active members. Regal engages its fans through social media channels and with the Regal Movies App. One of the convenient functions of the app enables moviegoers to upload their Regal Crown Club card straight to a smart phone for easy access while on-the-go.
“We are so grateful to hear that this survey confirms how much our guests love coming to the movies at Regal Cinemas. We just want to send a huge ‘thank you’ to all of our fans,” stated Ken Thewes, chief marketing officer of Regal Entertainment Group. “Our patrons love movies. And at Regal we love movies too. It’s great to know that this shared passion translates into a strong bond between our brand and all of our fans across the country.”
EquiTrend study details are available online: www.harrisinteractive.com/Products/EquiTrend.aspx
Source: Regal Entertainment Group
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