CODACAN New Board Combines Chapters

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

The Canadian Out-of-home Digital Association/Association canadienne de l’affichage numérique (CODACAN) has announced its new board, effectively joining the Quebec and Ontario chapters into one, strong, national voice for the Digital Out-of-Home industry.

It is the hope of CODACAN that this new, unified approach will help establish DOOH as a valid and unique segment of advertising, says Gaetano Cardone, president of Fokus Media, Montréal and the newly elected vice-chair of CODACAN,

“Being a relatively new media, CODACAN’s objective is to increase the overall awareness of Digital Out-of-Home and all the benefits this technology brings about,” says Cardone. “This out-of-home revolution of rapid content changes, interactivity, day-part scheduling, full motion content just to name a few attributes, brings forth incredible flexibility & opportunities to media planners – only previously available by T.V. and the web.”

CODACAN’s full list of the recently announced Board of Directors is:

  • Chairman: Michael Girgis – CEO and co-founder, Onestop Media Group;
    Vice Chairman: Gaetano Cardone – CEO and co-founder, Fokus Media;
  • Director – Membership: Patrick Galante – vice-president of digital media, Zoom Media;
  • Director – Member at Large: Philippe Marchessault – executive vice-president, operations, development and innovation, NEWAD;
  • Director – Secretary: Ed Voltan – CEO, Canadian Health Media Network;
  • Director – Treasurer: David Kinnear – president, VenueVision;
  • Director: Dora Alexander – vice-president of advertising, Outdoor Broadcast Network;
  • Director: Nancy Biglow – director of marketing, Pinpoint Media Group;
    Director: John Brosseau – head of sales, Pinpoint Media Group;
  • Director: Michel Cote – marketing and research, Neo-Traffic;
  • Director: Daniel Parisien – vice-president of products and strategic initiatives, Broadsign International;
  • Director: Sean Delaney – vice-president of digital media, Capital Networks;
  • Director: David Haynes – partner, The Preset Group; founder and owner, pressDOOH.

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