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Delta Media Names Bernard Gauthier COO



OTTAWA, January 6, 2008 – The Board of Directors of Delta Media Inc. today announced that Bernard J.M. Gauthier has been appointed the company’s Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2009. Gauthier succeeds well-known public relations executive Tim Kane, who will remain active as Chairman. Gauthier most recently held the title of Managing Partner.

The appointment comes as part of the company’s long-term strategic plan that will see Kane heading west to open a new Delta Media office in Victoria, BC, at the end of 2009.

"Much of Delta Media’s success can be credited to Bernie, whose energy, insight and strategic thinking have made the firm one of Canada’s leading public relations agencies," said Sheena Pennie, President, Delta Media.

Gauthier is a well-known media commentator whose perspective is regularly asked for by news organizations across the country. He joined the Ottawa-based public relations firm in 1994.

Gauthier graduated from Concordia University with a BA in Communications in 1986. He earned his MA in Mass Communications from Carleton University in 1996, where he is currently working toward a PhD in Mass Communications. He also serves as a sessional professor at Carleton University where he teaches fourth-year courses in public relations and the history of advertising. He is married with two children.

Delta Media was founded in 1991 and currently employs 14 persons in Ottawa. The company and its wholly-owned and affiliated companies provide a full range of bilingual services in public relations, public affairs, research and marketing/communications under the brands, Delta Media Inc., Public Affairs Strategy Group Inc. and Vision Research Inc. In 1997, Delta Media was chosen as the Ottawa partner of the Worldcom Public Relations Group. Worldcom Public Relations Group is one of the world’s largest and most successful public relations operations with 2,000 employees and combined revenues of more than US$227 million in 2007.