Media Alert - Can a connection change the world? yes!

    Western Union launches its first ever global brand campaign

    TORONTO, April 5 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:     With the recent turmoil in the global economy, it's at times
              like these when interpersonal connections across global
              boundaries become even more important. This is particularly
              relevant in the Greater Toronto Area where many residents have
              deep family links all over the world. In recognition of the
              importance of staying connected - no matter how far apart you
              live - Western Union is launching a new global brand campaign
              called yes!, that reflects the optimism and hope inherent in
              keeping connections strong. The yes! campaign celebrates how
              Western Union makes it easier for families to stay connected by
              facilitating person-to-person money transfers worldwide. The
              campaign targets the 200 million people across the globe who
              live outside their country of origin. It is estimated that
              these consumers sent nearly $400 billion in remittances to
              their loved ones in 2008.(1)

              The yes! campaign will debut in Toronto on April 5 during an
              interactive street event at Yonge-Dundas Square with similar
              initiatives planned in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and
              Montreal throughout April. Street teams will use highly visual
              tactics and collateral materials to reinforce Western Union's
              relevance to Greater Toronto Area residents - particularly
              those who have important worldwide family connections they need
              to sustain.

    WHEN:     Sunday, April 5
              1 - 5 pm

    WHERE:    Yonge-Dundas Square
              Corner of Yonge and Dundas Streets

    (1) Aite Group

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For further information:

For further information: Brock Penner, APEX Public Relations Inc., (647)

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