VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - September 27, 2016) - The nation's largest Out-of-Home (OOH) advertising company and a leader in outdoor advertising, today announced two long-term media sales contracts. The first is a new, long-term contract with the City of Surrey to manage its Bus Bench advertising inventory. It includes the management of media sales for over 800 bus benches recently managed by a local competitor. The other is a renewal with the City of Chilliwack to manage sales for its inventory of Transit Shelter advertising faces (a total of 34).
The addition of the Surrey bus benches, coupled with over 650 existing Transit Shelter advertising faces, and the renewal in Chilliwack, greatly enhances PATTISON Outdoors' position as the premiere media sales company in British Columbia. Today's announcement follows PATTISON's recent win with the City of Richmond to manage media sales for 400 Transit Shelters advertising faces and 600 Bus Benches.
"Drawing on our recent win in Richmond, we are thrilled that the cities of Surrey and Chilliwack have awarded PATTISON Outdoor these long-term advertising contracts," said Steve McGregor, Vice President and General Manager, Pacific Region of PATTISON Outdoor Advertising. "The contracts illustrate our longstanding dedication and commitment to the people of British Columbia as we patiently and strategically build up our media sales business across all outdoor media channels. Congratulations to our team for their efforts, and thank you to our partners, the cities of Surrey and Chilliwack, and our clients who place their trust in us with their brand messaging each and every day."
"This solidifies the Surrey's business relationship with PATTISON Outdoor," said Jaime Boan, Surrey's Manager of Transportation. "They have been both innovative and responsive in support of the City's initiatives to develop the revenue streams necessary to provide next generation transportation infrastructure to a rapidly expanding population."
"We look forward to the sleek new transit shelters that will provide comfort for Chilliwack Transit riders and promote transit use," said Chilliwack's Mayor Sharon Gaetz. "We really appreciate our long term relationship with PATTISON that includes turn-key shelter installations and maintenance at no cost to our community."
Centrally located in the Vancouver CMA just thirty-five minutes southeast of Vancouver proper and approximately twenty-five minutes north of the USA border, Surrey is a quickly growing, culturally diverse city providing convenient access to airports, border crossings and a population estimated at over 500,000 (British Columbia's second largest city). For the third year in a row, the Real Estate Investment Network has named Surrey the best place in British Columbia to invest, and the City continues to grow with an average growth rate of 2% over the last 10 years.
Located one hour east of Vancouver, Chilliwack is an ideal destination for those looking to host sporting events, trade shows, conventions, concerts, fairs, festivals, banquets and more. With a population of 84,000, the City is surrounded by natural beauty, abundant recreational and lifestyle opportunities and a sound business sector.
About PATTISON Outdoor Advertising:
PATTISON Outdoor Advertising, a division of The Jim Pattison Group, is Canada's largest Out-of-Home advertising company. With its roots reaching back to 1908, PATTISON has been providing innovative solutions for Out-of-Home advertising opportunities with products ranging from traditional billboards and posters to transit, digital, airports, mall, residential, office, and street furniture. PATTISON also offers Canada's largest portfolio of Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) advertising properties, through PATTISON Onestop, a world-leader in the design, operation, and advancement of digital advertising networks for the office, transportation, sports retail, and residential environments, and with its experiential/interactive development arm at Fourth Wall. PATTISON is headquartered in Toronto Ontario and includes over 25 sales offices across the country providing advertisers unmatched reach and coverage with products available in nearly 200 markets coast to coast. PATTISON Outdoor Advertising is the exclusive supplier for advertising on the Toronto Transit Commission's (TTC) transit system.