RBC Royal Bank Chosen by Canadian Public as Canada’s Most Respected Retail Bank

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has been chosen by the Canadian public as Canada’s Most Respected Retail Bank.

The award for Retail Banking (personal, family, branch, and community operations) is based on a national public opinion poll of 4,035 Canadians, between November 26 and December 3, 2020 undertaken by Maru/Blue Public Opinion Research.

“This is an outstanding achievement, especially in these challenging times. RBC employees and operations are receiving this award because of their ability to adapt and focus their offerings, and their service to customers,” said Jeff Munn, Executive Director, DART I&C Award Program. “This is a very challenging task to accomplish on a national basis. Sincere congratulations are well in order.”

Munn continued, “These Awards are based on independent national public research, not by nominations, write-in efforts or a committee process. We believe corporate respect is now the most valued currency that any company can own.”

Canada’s Most Respected Cellular Provider will be named in January on the website: www.canadasmostrespected.com.

Candidate organizations are chosen from publicly available industry information, with the ranked results, data tables, and methodology, available on the Award website.

The DART Insight and Communications (DART I&C) “Most Respected Corporation Program” was launched November 9, 2020.  DART I&C (www.dartincom.ca) was founded by strategic communications‎ expert Victoria Ollers and veteran pollster John Wright.

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Information: Jeff Munn, 416-572-7583, jeffm@canadasmostrespected.com

 

RBC Banque Royale désignée par le public canadien comme la banque de détail la plus respectée au Canada

RBC Banque Royale (RBC) a été désignée par le public canadien au titre de banque de détail la plus respectée au Canada.

Le prix décerné en matière de services bancaires de détail (particuliers, familles, succursales et activités communautaires) est fondé sur les résultats d’un sondage d’opinion publique national mené auprès de 4 035 Canadiens, entre le 26 novembre et le 3 décembre 2020, par Maru/Blue (Public Opinion Research).

« Il s’agit d’une réalisation remarquable, surtout en ces temps difficiles. La RBC a reçu ce prix en raison de la capacité d’adaptation et de poursuite des affaires, des offres et du service à la clientèle de ses employés dans le cadre de leurs tâches, a déclaré Jeff Munn, directeur général, Programme de reconnaissance de DART Insight and Communications. Il s’agit d’une tâche particulièrement difficile à accomplir à l’échelle nationale. Félicitations pour un travail bien fait! »

Munn a ajouté ceci : « Ces prix sont fondés sur des recherches publiques nationales indépendantes, et non sur des mises en candidature, sur des réponses écrites ou sur un processus de comité. Nous croyons que la mesure du niveau de respect fournit maintenant la donnée la plus précieuse pour les sociétés. »

Le nom du fournisseur de téléphonie cellulaire le plus respecté au Canada sera publié en janvier sur le site Web suivant : www.canadasmostrespected.com.

Les entreprises candidates sont choisies après consultation de renseignements publics sur le secteur. Les résultats classés, les tableaux de données et la méthodologie sont publiés dans le site Web décrivant le prix.

Le « Programme de reconnaissance des sociétés les plus respectées au Canada » de DART Insight and Communications (DART I&C) a été mis sur pied le 9 novembre 2020. DART I&C (www.dartincom.ca) a été fondée par Victoria Ollers, experte en communications stratégiques, et John Wright, enquêteur chevronné.

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Information : Jeff Munn, 416-572-7583, jeffm@canadasmostrespected.com

Sun Life Chosen by Canadian Public as Canada’s Most Respected Life Insurance Company

Sun Life Financial Inc. (Sun Life) has been chosen by the Canadian public as Canada’s Most Respected Life Insurance Company.

“We are pleased and proud to announce Sun Life as our first national sector awardee for 2020-2021.” said Jeff Munn, Executive Director, DART I&C Award Program. “In an age and time where good character is needed and sought, we congratulate their employees, leadership and partner stakeholders on this recognition from the Canadian public”.

The “DART I&C Canada’s Most Respected Corporation Program” awards are based on the results of large, rigorous, scientific, nationally representative surveys of Canadians, undertaken by one of Canada’s most respected providers of market and survey insights, Maru/Blue Public Opinion Research.

“We believe that corporate respect is the most valued currency that any company can own. By being chosen by the Canadian public, this award is special because it is earned, not given” said Munn.

For the first year, category awardees will be named each month with the results found on the Canada’s Most Respected Award website: www.canadasmostrespected.com . Canada’s Most Respected Retail Bank will be named in December followed by the Most Respected Cellular Provider in January 2021.

The candidates are chosen from publicly available industry information, with the ranked results, data tables, and methodology, available on the Award website.

DART Insight and Communications Inc. (www.dartincom.ca) was founded by strategic communications‎ expert Victoria Ollers and veteran pollster John Wright. The consultancy provides C-Suite communications and media training services and owns the DART I&C Most Respected Corporation Award Program.

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Information: Jeff Munn, T: 416-572-7583, jeff@canadasmostrespected.com

 

Le public canadien donne à la Sun Life le titre de compagnie d’assurance-vie la plus respectée au Canada

 

La Financière Sun Life inc. (Sun Life) a reçu de la part du public canadien le titre de compagnie d’assurance-vie la plus respectée au Canada.

« Nous sommes heureux et fiers d’annoncer que la Sun Life sera notre première lauréate nationale pour le secteur en 2020-2021, a déclaré Jeff Munn, directeur général, Programme de reconnaissance de DART I&C. À une époque où il est si précieux, voire nécessaire, d’avoir une bonne réputation, nous félicitons les employés, les dirigeants et les intervenants partenaires de la Sun Life de cette marque de reconnaissance de la part du public canadien. »

Les prix relatifs au Programme de reconnaissance des sociétés les plus respectées au Canada de DART I&C sont décernés en fonction des résultats obtenus dans le cadre d’une vaste enquête représentative, scientifique et rigoureuse qui a été menée à l’échelle nationale auprès de Canadiens, par l’un des fournisseurs de renseignements commerciaux et de données d’enquêtes les plus respectés au Canada, Maru/Blue (Public Opinion Research).

« Nous sommes d’avis que la mesure du niveau de respect fournit la donnée la plus précieuse pour les sociétés. Comme le choix du récipiendaire du prix est effectué par le public canadien, cela en fait quelque chose de spécial, car il est mérité », a affirmé M. Munn.

Pour la première année, les lauréats de la catégorie seront nommés chaque mois, et les résultats seront affichés sur le site Web du programme de remise de prix « Les plus respectés au Canada » à www.canadasmostrespected.com. La banque de détail la plus respectée au Canada sera nommée en décembre, suivie du fournisseur de téléphonie cellulaire le plus respecté en janvier 2021.

Les candidats sont choisis après consultation de renseignements publics sur le secteur. Les résultats classés, les tableaux de données et la méthodologie sont publiés dans le site Web sur le prix.

DART Insight and Communications Inc. (DART I&C | www.dartincom.ca) a été fondée par Victoria Ollers, experte en communications stratégiques, et John Wright, enquêteur chevronné. L’entreprise d’experts-conseils offre des services de communication et de formation sur les médias à l’intention des cadres supérieurs et est propriétaire du Programme de reconnaissance des sociétés les plus respectées au Canada de DART I&C.

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Information : Jeff Munn, tél. : 416‑572‑7583, jeff@canadasmostrespected.com

Newstalk 1010: Canada’s Most Respected Award Program Launched

November 14, 2020. Newstalk 1010: Canada’s Most Respected Award Program Launched https://omny.fm/shows/newstalk1010/november-14-canadas-most-respected-award-program-l?in_playlist=newstalk1010!the-weekend-morning-show-with-dave-trafford 

CANADA’S MOST RESPECTED AWARD PROGRAM LAUNCHED

Canadians to Choose One Corporation Per Sector or Group

Toronto, Ontario – Monday, November 9, 2020 – DART Insight and Communications has announced the launch of its “DART I & C Canada’s Most Respected Corporation Program” which will present awards to those corporations in various sectors that the Canadian public most respects.

Beginning in November 2020, one corporation in a national business sector will receive the award as Canada’s Most Respected entity within that group. For the first-year, category awardees will be named each month. The results will on the Canada’s Most Respected Award website that was launched today at www.canadasmostrespected.com

The awards are based on the results of a large, rigorous, scientific, nationally representative survey of Canadians, undertaken by one of Canada’s most respected providers of market and survey insights, Maru/Blue Public Opinion Research.

“We are excited to launch this program where all Canadians determine the Awardee. Awards are based on independent national public research, not by nominations, write-in efforts or a committee process,” said Jeff Munn, Executive Director of the DART I & C Award Program. “We believe corporate respect is the most valued currency that any company can own, especially during these challenging times.”

The first award will be announced on November 26, 2020 to Canada’s Most Respected Life Insurance Company. This will be followed in December with the Most Respected Retail Bank and in January with the Most Respected Cellular Provider. Each list of candidates for the measurement survey is chosen from publicly available industry information. The entire award methodology, process, and the Awardees is available on the website.

Each category Awardee will receive a detailed Award Package, a copy of the national research and a custom designed trophy.  They will have access to the Most Respected Awards Program allowing them to extend the celebration to their employees, customers, corporate leadership, shareholders, and stakeholders. The ranked results and data tables will be available on the Award website when each Awardee is announced.

“Our ongoing research has found that the unending attacks on the veracity of ‘truth’ have eroded the attribute of ‘trust’. Instead, the public now uses the composite measure of ‘respect’ as the key driver of corporate reputation, and that’s a game changer to be recognized.” Munn said.

DART Insight and Communications Inc. (www.dartincom.ca) provides C-Suite communications and media training services and owns the DART I & C Most Respected Corporation Award Program (www.canadasmostrespected.com). DART was founded by strategic communications‎ expert Victoria Ollers and veteran pollster John Wright.

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For further Information:  Jeff Munn, Executive Director, Canada’s Most Respected; +1 416 572 7583; jeffm@canadasmostrespected.com

Newstalk 1010: EXCLUSIVE: READY TO REOPEN YOUR WALLET? IT SEEMS ONTARIANS ARE SKITTISH.

As those in the GTA wait to learn when they will move into Phase 2 of reopening, it seems many in this province aren’t itching to go back to life as we once knew it.

A NEWSTALK 1010 Pulse of Toronto poll, conducted by DART&maru/BLUE, finds 52 percent of Ontarians, and 46 percent in the GTA believe it’s time to reopen the economy.

But, it seems, it’s going to take some time before they’re ready to resume the activities they took part in before, such as going to the mall, getting a haircut or eating in a restaurant.

Read the full NEWSTALK 1010 article.

Majority of Canadians feel prejudice is a ‘serious problem’ in this country, poll finds

As protests over the death of George Floyd continue across the globe, here at home a new poll has found that most Canadians feel prejudice against visible minorities in our country is a “serious problem.”

In this poll, which was conducted by Dart and Maru/Blue, 69 per cent of respondents said prejudice is a “serious problem.” On the other spectrum, 31 per cent said they didn’t see it as a critical problem — with four per cent saying it isn’t a problem at all. This view was found more often in British Columbia and Quebec.

However, 70 per cent of those asked thought race relations are generally good throughout Canada, especially in their own neighbourhood and community or municipality. As well, 68 per cent surveyed said they believe race relationship with the local police department are also generally good.

See the full CityNews report here.

Canadians Views on Race Relations

TORONTOJune 5, 2020 /CNW/ – A new DART & maru/Blue poll shows a majority (69%) believe there is prejudice against visible minorities in Canada today but when they look across the country, in their communities, neighbourhoods and police departments, only a minority recognize it.

Few Canadians think much progress in race relations has been made over the past decade. Quebecers believe they have the best race relations, while those from Alberta and Manitoba/Saskatchewan judge themselves to be at the bottom of the rung.

See the CISION News page.

76% believe government has taken right response to pandemic

John Wright, partner at DART Insight and Communications discusses Canadian polling data about Canada’s emergency response to COVID-19.

Watch the full video on BNN Bloomberg

On COVID-19: What Canadians think about working from home

John Wright: Our latest DART & maru/Blue research poll checked in on this new workforce and found them still settling into their new lockdown-imposed workplaces.

There’s a new class of worker in this country and it’s likely you know some of them. They’re the recent office dwellers who now wear business clothes from the waist up and pyjamas from the waist down. They conduct meetings over Zoom and Microsoft Teams and have tried to stake out a part of the house that has a decent backdrop and keeps the kids at bay.

Read the full National Post article (May 4, 2020).

On COVID-19, Canadians want to know when we can change the channel

John Wright: Rightly or wrongly, there’s an expectation among the public as to when the current situation will end

For weeks, the TV appointment time has been 11 a.m. EDT and 2 p.m. when a parade of government leaders, medical officials and other pandemic players have held briefings on the impact of COVID-19 on the Canadian public, what they are doing about it, and what Canadians must do to “plank,” “crush” or “flatten” the curve. We’ve heard of the heroic measures and risks our health-care workers have undertaken, and the scourge of the long-term care sector. It’s been necessary. Until it’s not.

Canadians may soon want to tune into another channel.

Read the National Post article (April 17, 2020).