PATTISON Outdoor Advertising is Canada’s largest Out-of-Home advertising company, serving over 90 markets from coast to coast. Their products include large format Posters, Superboards, Street Level units, Transit and specialty niche products… from vinyl appliqués to Digital Advertising Networks. While Pattison operates legally at many locations around Canada, in typical outdoor advertising fashion they often forsake the permitting process and install many of their advertisements without city approval. While information regarding the advertising giant is readily available online, the most interesting source of information on the legality of thier four sided Core Media Pillars can be found at

While Pattison Outdoor might be the largest outdoor advertising company in Canada, it should be noted that they are only a small part of the mega conglomerate known as The Jim Pattison Group.

Vancouver-based Jim Pattison Group is Canada’s third largest privately held company. Established in 1961 by Jim Pattison, the group is comprised of 431 worldwide locations including food retail and distribution, specialty packaging, advertising, magazine distribution, broadcasting, and automotive retailing. Annual sales have grown from $2.2 million to $6.7 billion in 2008. In the same period, the group’s number of employees has increased from 51 to 31,000.

The Jim Pattison Group is concentrated in North America. In addition to PATTISON Outdoor Advertising, the group’s holdings include Ripley’s Believe It or Not (more than 40 attractions in eight countries), the Overwaitea Food Group (including Save-On-Foods), Buy-Low Foods grocery stores, Canadian Fishing Company (Gold Seal salmon), and the News Group (North America’s second-largest magazine and newspaper distributor).

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