Detroit -Windsor Agency Part of National Effort to Help with COVID-19 Messaging

Detroit-Windsor (April 14, 2020) – Douglas Marketing Group Detroit-Windsor, a cross border agency as an active member of the Canadian Agency Network (tCAN) will provide Free Advertising and Marketing Counsel to aid small, medium and large businesses and not-for-profit organizations during these uncertain times. During the COVID-19 pandemic, tCAN members are ready and able to help organizations across Canada by offering free communications aid, counsel and guidance.

“Businesses large and small and across all industries are feeling the economic threat this crisis brings,” said Frank Palmer, chairman of tCAN. “The tCAN family of agencies felt that we could provide some relief by lending our expertise in marketing and advertising to those who are uncertain about how to weather this storm. Whether it is communicating with clients, suppliers or customers – we’re here to help.”

“With 30 years operating a small business, we have developed a number of partnerships in our region and have benefited from the advice and mentorship from many leaders in this community and our region. We are very proud to be a part of this effort and to have the opportunity continue to give back.” said Kay Douglas, President of Douglas Marketing Group.

During this unprecedented time, organizations can consult the advice of a vast network of advertising and marketing agencies across Canada. After visiting the tCAN website, users are encouraged to search for a province or industry, which will then populate a list of independent marcom agencies and the contact information to reach them.

The tCAN network is comprised of veteran marketers from the Canadian advertising landscape who have maintained their businesses through crises such as SARS and the financial crisis of 2007-08, among others. Through these experiences, tCAN members are ready and able to help organizations build resiliency during these precarious times.

“Business owners across the gamut need to have a strategic communication plan in place especially during crisis situations,” says managing director of tCAN, Bill Whitehead Jr. “As experienced communicators, we want to share our expertise with organizations who may or may not have the capabilities in-house to manage this situation.”

Learn what actions can be taken now to best weather the COVID-19 storm, and how to plan for the future to build a business that can be more resilient through times of crisis by visiting Please refer to the membership directory for the member and expertise best suited to your requirements.

Douglas Marketing Group is a full-service advertising agency that serves Canada, Michigan and the international marketplace. With offices in both Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan, the firm has the talent and expertise to ensure exceptional results-driven performance with a client-centered focus. Douglas Marketing Group has been a community partner in both Southwestern Ontario, and Southeast Michigan for over 29 years. A regional model with global outreach, the company has grown a technology-driven model that is relationship based.

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Kay Douglas
President, Douglas Marketing Group
[email protected] 519.258.1858 ext. 125

Joe Ranck
COO, Douglas Marketing Group LLC
[email protected] 248.428.0409

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tCAN is Canada’s oldest and most extensive network of independent advertising, marketing and communication agencies. The network was founded in 1963 (as the Trans-Canada Advertising Agency Network) and now has nearly 30 agencies across Canada, from Victoria to St. John’s and from Windsor to Yellowknife. tCAN members are united by a shared passion for their profession and by a commitment to building a network of agencies that are as innovative and as diverse as their country. Its aim is to deliver results for clients from all across Canada. For more information, please visit:

For more information about tCan or the program, please contact:

Frank Palmer
Chairman tCAN
[email protected] I 604.816.9713

Bill Whitehead Jr.
Managing Director tCAN
[email protected] I 416.822.588