ONESTOP Media Group

ONESTOP Media Group

May 15, 2008 09:08 ET

ONESTOP Receives President Award at Chief of Police

Onestop Media Group receives the President Award at the Chief of Police Dinner in honour of the important role new media technology plays in public safety and crime prevention.

Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, Media Editor, Tech/Telecomm Editor, Transportation Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, PRESS RELEASE--(Marketwire - May 15, 2008) - On behalf of Crime Stoppers, Lieutenant Governor David Onley presented ONESTOP Media Group with the President Award at the 12th Annual Chief of Police Dinner. The award signifies the important role new media technology plays in crime prevention and pubic safety.

Quick dissemination of public messaging to mass audiences is paramount to organizations like Crime Stoppers, Toronto Police and Child Find. ONESTOP's Out-of-Home Digital Network located on the Toronto Transit Commission subway platforms and has real time messaging capability.

At last night's dinner, Chief Bill Blair said, "Congratulations to ONESTOP on winning the Presidents Award. Your network reaches over a million people daily underground and what a great new medium for getting the Crime Stoppers message out to the community."

Lorne Simone, Chair of Crime Stoppers added, "Toronto Crime Stoppers is so lucky to have a partner like ONESTOP to get our Crime Stoppers messages out so quickly. This award stands as testimony to the important role digital communication is playing in our community."

"We are humbled by the award because we know as Out-of-Home Digital Network operators we have a social responsibility to the communities in which we operate. Seeing organizations leverage the immediacy of Out-of-Home Digital for public safety messaging is essential! The key is to get the message out fast, and network operators can. Onestop is actively working with the Canadian Out-of-Home Digital Association (CODA) to extend such community messaging across a multitude of national and local networks."
- Michael Girgis, President ONESTOP Media Group and Chair of the Canadian Out-of-Home Digital Association.

Real time messaging like this is possible because unlike television broadcasting, Digital Out-of-Home Networks like ONESTOP use broadband technology to update programming in real time. Whether it's a criminal on the loose, a child missing, or a transit update, ONESTOP provides the tools authorities require to reach the public in the 21st century.
/For further information: Toronto Crime Stoppers (www.222tips.com) is a unique partnership between the community, police, and local media. The program is dedicated to providing the public with opportunities to actively engage in fighting crime. Crime Stoppers encourages the Toronto community to assist police by offering anonymous tips. In 2005, over 7000 public tips aided in 415 arrests.

ONESTOP Media Group (www.onestopmediagroup.com) is Canada's leading full service Out-Of-Home digital company. ONESTOP's expertise in the hospitality, transit and retail industries is recognized by clients such as Toronto Transit Commission, Hilton Hotels, Sporting Life, National Car Rental, The Wall Street Journal, and Retail Council of Canada.

For more information please contact:
Lorne Simon, Chair - Toronto Crime Stoppers
(P) 416-808-7260 (E) lorne.simon@222tips.com
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Contact Information

  • Erin Jandciu, Communications Director, ONESTOP Media Group
    Primary Phone: 416-646-2744 ext. 45
    Secondary Phone: 416-409-8394
    E-mail: ejandciu@onestopmediagroup.com