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Charles Vachon of Captivate Network Named CODACAN Chair Educating the industry on the value and effectiveness of digital place-based advertising

TORONTO, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Captivate Network, the leading digital media company providing customized, actionable information to 430,000 on-the-go business professionals across Canada, is pleased to announced that Charles Vachon, the company's vice president of sales for Canada, has been named chairman of the Canadian Out-of-Home Digital Association (CODACAN).

CODACAN represents industry leaders from across Canada to provide credible information and standards to drive demand for digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising. In his role as CODACAN chair, Vachon will help reinvigorate the organization as it continues its mission to educate advertisers and agencies on the purpose and value of DOOH.

"I've been engaged and excited by DOOH for more than ten years," said Vachon. "When the opportunity arose to step into a national leadership position to explain and promote the category, I jumped at the chance. DOOH is a strong and growing sector in the Canadian advertising industry and together with the rest of the CODACAN leadership team, I intend to ensure it receives the attention it deserves."

The organization has a number of initiatives planned for 2012 that will help keep it front and center for Canadian marketers. The first are events; the CODACAN Summit will take place in conjunction with Adlympics in Toronto on May 17th and the Soiree Nu shortly after in Montreal. Additionally, CODACAN will be conducting informative presentations with advertising agencies throughout the year.

"We've redesigned our Web site – oohdigital.ca, are planning some fun and informative events, and are looking forward to a successful 2012," explained Vachon, "I'm happy to be in the thick of it."

About Captivate
Captivate Network is the leading digital media company reaching millions of on-the-go business professionals throughout the workday across North America. Captivate cuts through the clutter of information overload to provide viewers with content and product messages that are timely, relevant and empower them to balance the personal and professional demands of the workday. Known for its vast network of nearly 10,000 office elevator displays, Captivate continues to expand the delivery of customized, actionable information to a busy, upscale audience via emerging technology platforms. Founded in 1997, Captivate was acquired by Gannett in 2004. For more information, visit www.captivate.com.

SOURCE Captivate Network




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