September 06, 2012 17:14 ET

DONOVAN Nominated As New Member of the Trans-Canada Advertising Agency Network

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 6, 2012) - DONOVAN joins the exclusive Trans-Canada Advertising Agency Network (T-CAAN), representing the Edmonton region in Canada's oldest and largest independent agency network.

DONOVAN takes over the Edmonton position held by Rose Country Advertising and Public Relations. DONOVAN joins 23 other award-winning, best-of-breed agencies across the country, like network partners DDB Vancouver, Quarry Communications (Toronto), Zero Gravity (Calgary), Brown Communications Group (Regina), Elevator (Vancouver), Generator (Thunder Bay), Rinaldi (Montreal), and the Whitehead Agency Group (Toronto), among others.

"We are absolutely thrilled to be nominated to T-CAAN and to be voted in by members to represent the Edmonton region," says Michael Donovan, President and Chief Creative Officer of DONOVAN. "It's a great honour for us to be in the company of such well-respected and well-known agencies. T-CAAN is a by-invitation-only, member-nominated organization, so we are very happy that our reputation to date has helped us cement a place alongside Canada's best independent agencies."

In Alberta, there are only two T-CAAN agencies - Zero Gravity in Calgary, and DONOVAN in Edmonton; together they form a chain of independent agencies across Canada that can provide every kind of specialty service: pharmaceutical marketing, B to B marketing, dealer marketing promotions, entertainment marketing and management, French language advertising, multicultural marketing, aboriginal marketing, lottery marketing, recruitment and retention marketing, and more. T-CAAN gives DONOVAN feet on the ground in local markets across the country that can be leveraged to the advantage of clients; T-CAAN also provides links to international resources for local area, international marketing.

Since 1963, T-CAAN has been Canada's local connection for national marketing communications. With a unique presence in every significant market across Canada, T-CAAN offers truly national reach. With over $500 million dollars in combined billings, T-CAAN is the oldest and largest network of independent Canadian agencies. T-CAAN has developed strong working relationships with similar groups in the U.S.A., U.K., Japan, Jamaica, Europe and Hong Kong.

DONOVAN Creative is one of Western Canada's premier integrated branding and marketing agencies, with full-service, award-winning competencies in research, branding, advertising, media strategy, PR, and social media/interactive development.

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