Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Wakefield Canada partner with Screenscape to deliver digital signage to the automotive

Wakefield Canada and ScreenScape Networks Inc. jointly announced today they have formed a strategic partnership that will address the growing demand for digital signage solutions in the automotive and commercial heavy duty aftermarket industries. Wakefield Canada has exclusivity with respect to sales, marketing and distribution of Castrol consumer and commercial lubricants in Canada. ScreenScape will allow them to create a powerful location based marketing network to enhance sales of Castrol oil.

“Wakefield Canada, and the Castrol Brand, are leaders in the automotive industry in Canada" stated ScreenScape President and CEO, Kevin Dwyer. "We are excited by the powerful combination we have created here in a partnership that leverages the strengths of both companies. This partnership will enable Wakefield to capitalize on ScreenScape technology as the cornerstone of a turn-key digital signage solution that is custom-tailored for the automotive industry. Furthermore it will help ScreenScape to accelerate the adoption of its already expansive community-based digital platform by tapping into Wakefield's industry knowledge and established market position.”

“The community-based approach to digital signage that is behind ScreenScape is representative of a major advance in location-based marketing”, added Wakefield President and CEO, Bob MacDonald. “This partnership with ScreenScape gives Wakefield both a technology advantage and a winning business model that, when combined with our own value-added services, will deliver compelling value as an on site marketing vehicle. We believe the role of digital signage will continue to grow and gain in importance for progressive automotive service centers, lube operators and retailers in Canada. We are now uniquely positioned to deliver these services to over 8000 customers in the Canadian automotive and commercial heavy duty aftermarket.”

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