The CBG Website

This website is updated regularly with the most recent membership updates, program related information and whatever is fresh and new in the Cinema Buying Group. Please consider this your primary resource for all things CBG as we continue to improve communication with the membership.

CBG Member Reports

Log into your CBG account to view the latest CBG program documents and associated reports. This is where you will find member updates from the prior months CBG-related activities and all of the relevant program documents for current programs. Consider this your 24/7/365 access to the CBG.

 Requests for Proposal – The RFP Process Defined

In the spirit of transparency, we would like to define the Request for Proposal (RFP) process for service providers, vendors, and manufacturers interested in serving the CBG membership. From this point forward, all RFPs will be announced via this website. It will be the responsibility of interested vendors/providers to check the site regularly for announced opportunities and respond as defined within the RFP guidelines. RFP postings will commonly be open for 30 days, but posting periods could vary +/- at the sole discretion of the CBG and will be defined specifically by the individual RFP. All submissions offered in response to an RFP should adhere to the specific requirements of the associated RFP and any late or incomplete submissions will be considered solely at the discretion of the CBG. The website posting of RFPs will generally be the only public form of announcement for any RFP and all responsibility for viewing and responding to RFPs will reside with the prospective vendor/provider. All executed programs or awarded contracts will be announced via the CBG website.

Process Summary:

  • Interested vendors should refer to the CBG website frequently for RFP announcements
  • Submissions should be complete and timely to guarantee consideration
  • All executed programs or awarded contracts will be announced via CBG website

CBG will continue to entertain open dialogue with any interested vendor/provider in the absence of a formal RFP. Interested parties are encouraged to contact Brad Wardlow at bkw@cbgpurchasing.com to express their prospective interest.

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MovieTickets.com & the CBG Expand Member Capabilities

MovieTickets.com, a leading global provider of remote movie ticketing, entered into an exclusive multi-year deal with the Cinema Buying Group to offer it’s services across CBG’s network of theaters. In doing so, MovieTickets.com offers CBG members a platform through which patrons can browse movie show times and purchase tickets in advance. A significant number of independent theaters do not currently have online or mobile advance ticket solutions in place. Through the agreement, these exhibitors have made a key technological commitment to extend the MovieTickets.com service to their customers looking to take advantage of the convenience of buying tickets to movies in advance.

Press Release and Exhibitor Affiliate Agreement

2015 Candy Rebate Requests Due Now!

Taste of Nature Candy Rebate – Q4 2015

This program offers a cash-back opportunity for each case purchased of the following brands: Cookie Dough Bites, Sqwigglies, and Moon Pie Bites. Please submit your completed rebate claim forms and associated proof-of-purchase reports from your concession distributor/s to Taste of Nature to get your earned rebates for this Q4 2015 program.

Deadline February 15, 2016. Rebate Claim Form

Promotion in Motion Rebate Program – Q3 & Q4 2015

This program provides top-tier rebates for all products sold during the rebate period of July1 – December 31, 2015 after meeting the minimum three-SKU requirement documented in the program forms. Please submit your completed rebate claim forms and associated proof-of-purchase reports from your concession distributor/s to Promotion in Motion to secure your earned rebates for this Q3 & Q4 2015 program.

Deadline February 15, 2016. Rebate Claim Form

Indie Marketing Coalition (IMC) Achieves Lift-off for Q1 2016

The IMC Program required that member sign-ups combine to represent approximately 10% of the national box office gross revenue. We are happy to announce that member sign-ups reached acceptable levels and our partners and IMC program managers at 2656 Marketing are in the final discussions for an initial program to kick off 2016.

Continued member sign-ups are encouraged to expand the footprint of these studio-supported promotional and marketing programs. As a reminder, your registration in this program is at no cost and simply confirms your commitment to promote movies and programs as coordinated by 2656 Marketing through the studio partners. It is basically FREE additional advertising and promotion of your upcoming films with studio-provided assets and program elements that in no way affect your current studio relationships. Consider this program one more tool in the effective marketing and promotion required to drive additional attendance to your locations.

Thank you to those member companies that have already signed up for participation in the IMC! If you have not signed up, we encourage you to do so now and begin to enjoy the potential benefits.

Sign up http://www.indiemarketingcoalition.com