The Recipient of Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand Gold Awards 2006 in Asia

Diamond Goes Gold

As far as health water brands go, one name stands head and shoulders above the rest; Diamond. Distributed by NEP Holdings (Malaysia) Berhad, Diamond pioneered the health water industry with its breakthrough products, including the award-winning Diamond Energy Water System and the acclaimed Diamond Master Filter.

As testament to its unflinching commitment to quality and service excellence, Diamond has been honoured with a Gold Trusted Brand Award in this year's Reader's Digest Trusted Brands TM survey, a proprietary research study that measures a broad spectrum of consumers' brand preferences throughout Asia.

Carried out in seven countries namely Malaysia, Hong Kong, India, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand, this survey covers 42 different product categories and is aimed at determining the brands most trusted, and most favoured, by today's Asian consumers. Accolades are awarded in each of the seven countries as well as on a regional level based on six criteria: Trustworthiness, Credible Image, Quality, Value, Understanding of Customers’ Needs and Innovation.

In this year's survey, Diamond came out tops in the Water Purifier category, garnering the Gold Trusted Brand Award for the Malaysia and Singapore markets, and also the regional Gold award for Hong Kong. Gold Trusted Brand Awards are accorded only to brands which stand out clearly above their competitors in all areas.

Diamond was also recognised as a Reader's Digest Superbrand in last year's survey, and has won numerous other awards both locally and around the world. With a firm dedication to consistently outstanding quality and impeccable customer service, and driven by a passion to increase the standard of living for people all over the world, Diamond is well on its way to becoming the premier health water brand not just in Asia, but the world.

Reader's Digest Trusted Brand

Working with Nielsen Media Research, a world leader in international media research and analysis, Reader’s Digest sampled a total of 7000 people in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Taiwan, Thailand and the Philippines. A total of 251,000 questionnaires were mailed by Reader’s Digest magazine in the region and 34,000 phone interviews conducted by Nielsen Media Research. India is newly included in the survey for the first time this year.

Respondents voted (unprompted) for their single most preferred brand in 42 categories of products and services. Brands were assessed and ranked quantitatively and qualitatively based on 6 determining factors: trustworthiness, credible image, quality, value, understanding of customer needs and innovation.

Gold Trusted Brand status is awarded to brands whose performance rated significantly above others in their category.

Reader’s Digest Association, Inc. is a pre-eminent global publisher and direct marketer of magazines, books and home entertainment products that inform, enrich, entertain and inspire people of all ages and all cultures around the world. The company’s energies focus on four key affinities: Home, Family, Finance and Health. Global headquarters is located in Pleasantville, the United States. Sold in more than 60 countries, its flagship magazine, Reader’s Digest, is Asia’s and the world’s most widely read magazine. It is published in 50 editions and 21 languages.

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