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National Summer Learning Association Announces Partnerships with iHeartMedia, Clear Channel Outdoor Americas, and Litton Entertainment

The media giants will help promote the importance of summer learning opportunities across the country through a multi-platform campaign

BALTIMORE, MD, JULY 11, 2018 – Research shows that summers without quality learning opportunities hold our nation’s youth back in core subjects like math and reading; this “summer slide” is particularly acute among low-income communities. To help raise awareness of the importance of summer learning and to combat the summer slide, the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) has partnered with iHeartMedia and Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (CCOA), along with Litton Entertainment, in a national media campaign to elevate the importance of keeping all kids learning, safe and healthy during the critical summer months.

Through a multi-platform campaign, iHeartMedia, will air public service announcements (PSAs) across its more than 850 radio stations nationwide during the month of Julyfeaturing John Urschel, former guard for the Baltimore Ravens and current doctoral candidate in applied mathematics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). iHeartMedia will also run a PSA that highlights the many free or low-cost summer learning activities that families can find in their own communities this summer. CCOA will run PSAs on 1,200 digital billboards across 28 markets. View campaign billboards here and listen to radio PSAs here.

Litton Entertainment will run NSLA PSAs as part of its Smarter Summers = Brighter Futures campaign, which promotes summer learning and engagement opportunities for K-12 youth. Check out the PSA here which will run on Litton Entertainment’s programming blocks on the following broadcast outlets: The CW (“This Old House” and “Dog Whisperer”), Bounce, LAFF, GRIT and Go Time.

The benefits of engaging children in summer learning opportunities are well documented. A RAND Corporation/Wallace Foundation study — the largest-ever study of summer learning — found that students with high attendance in free, five-to-six-week, voluntary summer learning programs experienced educationally meaningful benefits in math and reading.

“The committed, bold leadership of these media powerhouses is making a tremendous difference in elevating why summers matter for all young people in this country,” said Matthew Boulay, PhD, Founder and CEO of the National Summer Learning Association. When we communicate and harness the power of summer – as reflected in this national public service campaign – our children in every community can thrive.

These campaigns kick off NSLA’s National Summer Learning Day (July 12) – an advocacy day aimed at elevating the importance of keeping all kids learning, safe and healthy during the summer. This year nearly every state in America will host a celebration or program commemorating National Summer Learning Day, which is projected to reach one million youth through hundreds of partner organizations representing libraries, parks and recreation centers, children’s museums and civic and non-profit groups. Visit the Summer Learning Day Event Tracker here.

 

About the National Summer Learning Association

The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) is the only national nonprofit exclusively focused on closing the achievement gap by increasing access to high-quality summer learning opportunities. NSLA recognizes and disseminates what works in summer learning, develops and delivers community capacity-building offerings and convenes and empowers key actors to embrace summer learning as a solution for equity and excellence in education. For more information, visit www.summerlearning.org


About Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.
Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc., (NYSE: CCO) is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies, with more than 560,000 displays in over 31 countries across five continents, including 43 of the 50 largest markets in the United States. Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings offers many types of displays across its global platform to meet the advertising needs of its customers. This includes a growing digital platform that now offers over 1,200 digital billboards across 28 U.S. markets. Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings’ International segment operates in 22 countries across Asia and Europe and Latin America in a wide variety of formats.  More information is available at www.clearchanneloutdoor.com.

About iHeartMedia
With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 85 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. It serves over 150 markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.  

iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the fastest growing digital audio service in the U.S. and offers users thousands of live radio stations, personalized custom artist stations created by just one song or seed artist and the top podcasts and personalities. With over a billion downloads, iHeartRadio reached 100 million registered users faster than any other radio or digital music service.

iHeartMedia’s platforms include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, podcasts, personalities and influencers, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (PINK: IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.

About Litton Entertainment
Litton Entertainment is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry, creating and distributing quality programming for over 20 years with a specialty in educational and informational (“E/I”) programming. Litton talent and crews can often be found on all five continents producing Emmy winning, rich and nutritious content distributed worldwide. Litton’s Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, was the first program block of its kind and airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team: It’s Epic!; The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a three-hour destination featuring E/I programming; and NBC stations with six original E/I series under the iconic brand The More You Know. Litton’s syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the new E/I block Go Time! and Consumer Reports TV. Litton is majority-owned by Hearst:  http://www.hearst.com/

 

Clear Channel Outdoor Hires Media Industry Vet Jim Campbell to Lead its Flagship New York Market Operations

New York, NY Clear Channel Outdoor (CCO) (NYSE: CCO), an indirect subsidiary of iHeartMedia Inc., today announced it tapped international media sales and marketing veteran Jim Campbell to lead its New York market operations.

As the new CCO-New York president, where the company’s Out-of-Home (OOH) assets reach 93 percent of the NY DMA weekly, Campbell will hyper-focus on customer centric initiatives that drive revenue growth opportunities for the company and its valued local, regional and national clients.

“I look forward to working with the team at Clear Channel Outdoor to further enhance our presence in the New York area. Engaging with clients and helping them reach consumers with printed and digital out-of-home advertising is an opportunity to convey the dynamic capabilities CCO is bringing to bear in the industry” said Campbell. “Integrating our media with the goals of our clients to achieve measurable results is one of our greatest strengths.”

In this highly-competitive market, and against the backdrop of a shifting media landscape where advertisers are laser-focused on ROI, Campbell will set measurable targets and standards for his team, as well as coach employees while driving even greater accountability among the salesforce.

“I’m confident Jim will ensure his sales executives are proficient with our latest media technologies, such as CCO RADAR, to help our clients understand how to plan, buy and measure their campaigns on our medium,” said Jack Jessen, Regional President, CCO – Northeast. “He is a true collaborator and his leadership will strengthen the employees in New York through innovative approaches to team building, revenue generation and market footprint growth.”

As one of the leading OOH media operators in New York and the tri-state area, CCO helps brands reach and engage with travelers throughout their journey across all major arterials including I-95, Long Island Expressway, I-80, Cross Bronx Expressway, and Garden State Parkway. Additionally, CCO’s footprint spans through Northern New Jersey, New York City inclusive of Times Square, Westchester County and Hudson Valley. CCO has the widest variety of OOH media formats and is the only OOH company with digital OOH across the entire New York DMA.

Prior to joining Clear Channel, Jim spent 21 years with Metromedia Technologies in various roles including sales, marketing, President and CEO. Jim created MMT’s OnePrint selling strategy, and grew MMT’s operations to six continents. He also served as Vice President, Corporate Development for CBS Outdoor, expanding CBS’ business development, political advertising and production efforts. More recently, Jim launched a management consulting firm, Urban Lure, advising companies in various industries including OOH, on strategy, development and execution.  Jim resides in Wilton, Conn. with his wife Veronica and their daughter Katherine.

About Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.

Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO) is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies with over 560,000 displays in 31 countries across Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America. Reaching millions of people monthly, including consumers in 43 of the top 50 U.S. markets, Clear Channel Outdoor enables advertisers to engage with consumers through innovative advertising solutions. Clear Channel Outdoor is pioneering the integration of out-of-home with mobile and social platforms, and the company’s digital platform includes more than 1,200 digital billboards across 28 markets in the U.S. and more than 14,000 digital displays in international markets. More information is available http://www.clearchanneloutdoor.com and www.clearchannelinternational.com.

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City of Cleveland’s 10-Year contract with Clear Channel Airports Will Deliver Innovative Brand Advertising Solutions at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)

Newly-Awarded Contract Includes Cutting-Edge Digital Media Technology Allowing Brands to Engage with More Than 9 Million Passengers Annually

June 26, 2018

Cleveland, OhioClear Channel Airports (CCA), a brand division of Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (CCOA) (NYSE: CCO), an indirect subsidiary of iHeartMedia Inc., announced today that its long-time partner, City of Cleveland, through a competitive RFP process, awarded CCA a 10-year contract to continue growing revenues via an innovative advertising program at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE).

This contract renewal prioritizes customized advanced advertising displays that create an attractive, visually appealing environment for both leisure and business travelers. By equipping CLE with eight double-sided, head-on concourse LCDs, four interactive touchscreen directories strategically placed in the terminal, and two projection video walls with themed elements to welcome arriving passengers, the airport will have an integrated digital media network to captivate audiences, drive revenues and keep CLE top of mind for advertisers. CCA will begin installing the reimagined digital Out-of-Home (OOH) advertising program this fall.

CCA has partnered with Cleveland Hopkins International Airport since May 2007 to deliver a state-of-the-art media program which now reaches more than 9 million passengers annually. This renewal is significant considering CLE is responsible for generating $3.5 billion in economic impact to the Northeast Ohio economy. Additionally, CLE is Ohio’s busiest airport with 156 daily non-stop departures, serving over 50 destinations. This includes international destination airports in Canada, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Jamaica and Iceland. The influx of these leisure and frequent business travelers moving through CLE offers tremendous business opportunities for local, regional and national advertisers.

“With more than 9 million passengers annually, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is proud to be part of our thriving region,” said Robert Kennedy, Director of Airports. “We believe our partnership with Clear Channel Airports will enhance the travel experience not only for our direct community but for every individual who walks through our airport.”

Further underscoring the importance of airport advertising, a recent Nielson Study commissioned by CCA reveals frequent flyers are highly responsive to place-based media, with 80% noticing the ads and 42% taking action that includes visiting a website, going to a store or learning more about a product/brand/service. More specifically, airport campaigns are a significant driver of foot traffic, with 84% of frequent fliers likely to visit a restaurant, 50% likely to visit a clothing/accessories/jewelry store and 41% likely to visit a consumer electronics store. The presence of such an engaged audience makes airports the optimal location for brand advertisements.

“CLE is a premier location for reaching and connecting with consumers. With an established traveler base, direct connection to the birthplace of rock n’ roll, and the space to create attention-grabbing advertisement displays, Cleveland hits a high note for brands,” said Morten Gotterup, President, Clear Channel Airports. “We’re committed to creating an environment within CLE that not only exposes consumers to local and national brands, but also tells a memorable story through digital OOH displays.”

Clear Channel Airports’ Mike Reed will be on-site at CLE this week meeting with advertisers and showcasing the new media solutions. Interested parties should reach out to him at michaelreed@clearchannel.com or 484.264.2637 to schedule an appointment.

About Clear Channel Airports
Dedicated to airport advertising for more than 40 years, Clear Channel Airports is the premier innovator of contemporary display concepts. The Company, a brand division of Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (NYSE:CCO), one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies, currently operates more than 270 airport programs across the globe and has a presence in 29 of the top 50 U.S. markets with major airports. More information can be found on Clear Channel Airports and Clear Channel Outdoor by visiting www.clearchannelairports.com and www.clearchanneloutdoor.com

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Clear Channel Airports Wins 5-Year Renewal with Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport to Provide a New State-of-the-Art Digital Ad Network

Innovative Advertising Solutions Will Allow Global and Local Brands to Reach Over 32 Million* Annual Passengers

Ft. Lauderdale, FL  – – Clear Channel Airports (CCA), a brand division of Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (CCOA) (NYSE: CCO), an indirect subsidiary of iHeartMedia Inc., today announced it won a five-year renewal with Broward County’s Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL) to provide a new state-of-the-art digital advertising network. The new agreement began April 1, 2018 and media upgrades begin Oct. 1, 2018.

Clear Channel Airports has provided FLL with its comprehensive media network since 1997. FLL is currently the fastest growing large hub airport in the United States hosting 32 million* passengers in 2017 and offering travelers over 140 domestic and international destinations. Last year alone, the rapidly growing airport experienced an over 11 percent year-over-year passenger traffic growth. As a vacation destination, and home to a downtown redevelopment hotspot, FLL presents unique advertising opportunities to a wide range of global and local brands hoping to reach its influential passenger base.

The new marketing program at FLL creates a medium for advertisers to connect with visitors and grow regional commerce and includes the following:

  • New Zeus screens at all terminals including arrivals and departures;
  • Video walls;
  • LCD screens at baggage claim areas for all terminals;
  • Exterior column wraps at all terminals;
  • Interior jetway wraps in all terminals;
  • Static tension fabric displays in all terminals; and
  • Baggage claim belt wraps throughout the airport.

“With a booming economy driven by increased leisure travel and a rejuvenated downtown area attracting visitors and residents alike, the city of Fort Lauderdale offers a very compelling opportunity for brands to influence and win customers,” said Morten Gotterup, President, Clear Channel Airports. “We’re proud to partner with the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport for another five years to create one of a kind advertising experiences for their growing number of air travelers.”

In addition, a recent Nielsen study shows airport advertising offers consumers a great opportunity to absorb and respond to brand messaging. According to the study, frequent flyers are highly responsive to airport advertising, with 80% noticing the media and 42% taking action that includes visiting a website, going to a store or learning more about a product/brand/service. Nineteen percent of frequent flyers bought a product they saw advertised at the airport. Additionally, airport campaigns are a significant driver of foot traffic, with 84% of frequent fliers likely to visit a restaurant, 50% likely to visit a clothing/accessories/jewelry store and 41% likely to visit a consumer electronics store.

Clear Channel Airports’ Daniel Devine, danieldevine@clearchannel.com, will be onsite at FLL, from July 9 to 13, showcasing the new media opportunities and available to meet with interested advertisers.

About Clear Channel Airports
Dedicated to airport advertising for more than 40 years, Clear Channel Airports is the premier innovator of contemporary display concepts. The Company, a brand division of Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (NYSE:CCO), one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies, currently operates more than 270 airport programs across the globe and has a presence in 32 of the top 50 U.S. markets with major airports. More information can be found on Clear Channel Airports and Clear Channel Outdoor by visiting www.clearchannelairports.com and www.clearchanneloutdoor.com

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*77% of 32 million reflects unique passenger count either originating, or ending, their travel at FLL. Twenty-three percent of 32 million reflects passengers connecting through FLL.

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Wendy Weatherford, 212.812.0081

 

City of Albuquerque Selects Clear Channel Outdoor’s Digital Network to Broadcast Emergency Alerts to Citizens and Visitors in the Metropolitan Area

Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller, City Officials and Clear Channel Outdoor to Announce New Partnership

June 28, 2018

New York, New York – Mayor Tim Keller and Clear Channel Outdoor Americas  (CCOA)  (NYSE: CCO), a subsidiary of iHeartMedia Inc., today announced that the City of Albuquerque has chosen Clear Channel Outdoor’s digital billboard network to display real-time emergency alerts throughout the metropolitan area. The new partnership will allow the City of Albuquerque to leverage the immediate power of digital out of home (DOOH) media to communicate vital safety and disaster preparedness information to protect citizens and visitors during emergency situations.

In a press conference held earlier today in front of CCOA’s digital billboard at Lomas Blvd. and High Street, Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller joined city officials and Brenda Begley, Vice President of Sales for Albuquerque, for Clear Channel Outdoor Americas, to officially announce the new agreement. The collaboration enables the City of Albuquerque to tap Clear Channel Outdoor’s digital network, which includes 44 digital billboards that reach nearly 98.5 percent of adults weekly across the City of Albuquerque, to alert the community about potential threats that may arise from an emergency or disaster.

“We are proud to partner with the City of Albuquerque to enable the real-time dissemination of critical information via our digital billboards to the local community during emergency situations,” said Brenda Begley. “Our digital billboards serve as one of the most powerful broadcast mediums available to transmit critical information during crises, and Clear Channel Outdoor is committed to partnering with communities around the country to enhance safety and improve lives.”

“As we work to improve public safety in our city, preparation is key,” stated Mayor Tim Keller. “This partnership gives us a way to alert city residents of critical information during a major emergency. It has made a difference helping keep people safe in other cities, and now we can use it right here in Albuquerque.”

Clear Channel Outdoor and the city of Albuquerque are long-term community partners, having worked together on a number of public safety awareness campaigns including calling attention to the plight of missing children in the Albuquerque metropolitan area.

The city joins a growing number of state and local emergency agencies across the U.S., including; Boston, Des Moines, Florida, Maryland and Minneapolis/St. Paul that have tapped into the un-skippable power of Clear Channel’s digital outdoor media to help communicate time sensitive safety messages.

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About Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.

Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc., (NYSE: CCO) is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies, with more than 650,000 displays in over 35 countries across five continents, including 43 of the 50 largest markets in the United States. Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings offers many types of displays across its global platform to meet the advertising needs of its customers. This includes a growing digital platform that now offers over 1,200 digital billboards across 28 U.S. markets. Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings’ International segment operates in 22 countries across Asia and Europe in a wide variety of formats.  More information is available at  www.clearchanneloutdoor.com

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Student Winners Announced for 7th Annual Project Yellow Light Scholarship Contest to Promote Dangers of Texting and Driving

Media Partners Come Together to Prevent Distracted Driving with TV, Radio and Billboard PSAs

PR Newswire, WASHINGTON, D.C., June 8, 2018
Today the Ad Council and Project Yellow Light announced the winners of the seventh annual Project Yellow Light scholarship competition. The contest calls on students to create a TV, radio or billboard PSA (Public Service Advertisement) to educate their peers about the dangers of using mobile devices behind the wheel of a vehicle.

This year, CBS 2 New York has joined longstanding partners Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (CCOA), iHeartMedia, Mazda North American Operations, the National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) and U-Haul. The winners will be unveiled today on a digital billboard in New York’s Times Square, in space donated by CCOA.

The 2018 contest received more than 1,600 submissions from 49 states and Washington, DC. Winners were selected from two age categories: high school juniors and seniors, and college students.

Project Yellow Light was established in 2007 by Julie Garner, who works at The Martin Agency, and her family in memory of her teenage son, Hunter, who was killed in a car crash.

Grand prize scholarships of $5,000 were awarded to high school student Lia Senser (Louisville, NE) and college student Victoria Williams (Bristol, VA) for their video submissions. The second-place scholarships of $2,000 were awarded to high school student Noah Anderson (Phoenix, AZ) and college student Katie Wilkerson (Savannah, GA). The third-place video scholarships of $1,000 were awarded to high school student Andie Rugg (Longmont, CO) and college student Addison Reyes-Toney (Atlanta, GA).

The billboard design prize of $2,000 each was awarded to high school student Alison Hendricks (Ocean City, NJ) and college team Kyle Pandiscio (Franklin, MA) and Emma Townsend (Shrewsbury, MA). Radio winners are high school student Sarah Pearce (Jonesboro, GA) and college student Virginia Stephens (Green Cove Springs, FL), who each received $2,000.

“We’re so proud of this year’s winners and all Project Yellow Light participants. The work they do to encourage their peers not to text and drive is so important – we are incredibly thankful for them raising their voices in this important conversation,” said Julie Garner. “And, as always, a very special thanks to our partners who make it all happen.”

Since 2011, Project Yellow Light has partnered with the Ad Council to turn the winning submissions into PSAs that receive nationwide exposure through 1,600 TV stations, iHeartRadio channels, as well as over 1,000 Clear Channel Outdoor digital billboards.

In 2016, 3,450 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. Teens are some of the worst offenders; nine percent of drivers 15 to 19 years old who were involved in fatal crashes were reported as being distracted at the time of the crash.

All scholarships are provided by U-Haul, Mazda North American Operations and iHeartRadio. U-Haul will generously provide all six first-place finishers from all three contests with a moving expense gift valid for 12 months after receipt.

A host of advertising industry executives and artists lend their time to judging submissions. This year’s panel included recording artist and songwriter Aloe Blacc; renowned filmmaker and social activist Kweku Mandela; DDB Worldwide CEO and Global President Wendy Clark; Co-Chairman and Partner of Goodby Silverstein & Partners, Jeff Goodby; NBA CMO Pam El, and representatives from The Martin Agency and Project Yellow Light partners CCOA, iHeartRadio, Mazda North American Operations, NOYS, U-Haul, and the Ad Council.

“All too often, I see families devastated by tragedies happening on the road. I’m honored to partner with others, who feel as strongly as I do, that bringing awareness to the true dangers of distracted driving will save lives,” said Alex Denis, award-winning journalist for CBS 2 New York. “That is our mission. And it has never been more important.”

“U-Haul congratulates this year’s winners and applauds the valuable message these creative students have shared with their peers,” said Stuart Shoen, U-Haul executive vice president. “Our commitment to keeping U-Haul customers and the roads safe continues to make this a great partnership, and PYL’s mission to educate and protect our children behind the wheel continues to be important and impactful.”

“Project Yellow Light is a unique campaign that gives young people the opportunity and creative freedom to bring public attention to the dangers of texting while driving — an issue facing so many of their peers. iHeartMedia is thrilled to air the two winning spots across our network of radio stations for the second year in an effort to help keep young radio listeners safe on the roads,” said Jessica King, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at iHeartMedia.

“Project Yellow Light embodies a prevention through leadership model that gives students the opportunity to positively influence their peers around one of the biggest safety threats they face – car crashes. NOYS is proud to support Project Yellow Light,” said April Rai, NOYS CEO.

Through the Stop the Texts. Stop the Wrecks. campaign, the Ad Council and NHTSA have been working together to prevent distracted driving since 2012.

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Project Yellow Light 
Project Yellow Light is a film, billboard and radio scholarship competition in which high school and college students create compelling stories persuading their peers to develop safe driving habits. This project gives students a voice and a role in preventing car crashes — the number one killer of teenagers and young adults in the U.S. Project Yellow Light was created by Julie, Lowell and Alex Garner in memory of their son/brother, Hunter, who died tragically in a car crash in 2007. Each year the winners receive the Hunter Garner Scholarship.

About The Ad Council
The Ad Council is a nonprofit organization with a rich history of marshaling volunteer talent from the advertising and media industries to deliver crucial messages to the American public. Having produced literally thousands of PSA campaigns addressing the most pressing social issues of the day, the Ad Council has effected, and continues to effect, tremendous positive change by raising awareness, inspiring action and saving lives. To learn more about the Ad Council and its campaigns, visit AdCouncil.org, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or view our PSAs on YouTube.

 

CBS

WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV are part of CBS Television Stations group, a division of CBS Corporation and one of the largest network-owned station groups in the country.

 

The combined strengths of CBS 2 and WLNY 10/55 provide a strong platform for serving the entire tri-state area.

Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.

Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc., (NYSE: CCO) is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies, with more than 650,000 displays in over 35 countries across five continents, including 43 of the 50 largest markets in the United States. Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings offers many types of displays across its global platform to meet the advertising needs of its customers. This includes a growing digital platform that now offers over 1,200 digital billboards across 28 U.S. markets. Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings’ International segment operates in 22 countries across Asia and Europe in a wide variety of formats.  More information is available at  www.clearchanneloutdoor.com

About iHeartMedia

With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 131 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest national reach of any radio or television outlet in America. As the leading media company in the U.S., iHeartMedia serves over 150 local markets through 849 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, on satellite, at iHeartRadio.com, on the company’s station websites and on iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital music, podcast, on demand and live streaming radio service, available on over 250 platforms and 2,000 devices, including on digital auto dashes, tablets, wearables and smartphones, on virtual assistants, smart speakers, TVs and gaming consoles.

iHeartRadio offers users the country’s top live radio stations, personalized custom artist stations created by just one song or seed artist, on demand features and the top podcasts and personalities. The all-in-one digital service has more than 1.7 billion downloads, 110 million registered users and is the No. 1 commercial radio podcaster in the U.S.

iHeartMedia’s platforms include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital, social, podcasts, personalities and influencers, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (PINK: IHRTQ). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.

Mazda North American Operations
Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, California, and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through nearly 700 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City. For more information on Mazda vehicles, including photography and B-roll, please visit the online Mazda media center at InsideMazda.MazdaUSA.com/Newsroom.

Follow MNAO’s social media channels through Twitter and Instagram at @MazdaUSA and Facebook at Facebook.com/MazdaUSA.

National Organizations for Youth Safety
NOYS was originally founded in 1995 as the Traffic Safety Collaboration supported by funding from government agencies, including the Department of Transportation. In 2005, NOYS became a 501(c)(3) organization and incorporated as National Organizations for Youth Safety. With over 100 organizational members – youth-serving nonprofits, businesses and government agencies, NOYS works collectively to address the most prevalent causes of injury and death among teens and young adults in the US. Learn more at www.NOYS.org.

NHTSA
For more than four decades, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has served as the key federal agency charged with improving safety on our nation’s roadways. As part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, NHTSA is working to reduce traffic-related deaths and injuries by promoting the use of safety belts and child safety seats; helping states and local communities address the threat of distracted, drunk and drug-impaired drivers; regulating safety standards and investigating safety defects in motor vehicles; establishing and enforcing fuel economy standards; conducting research on driver behavior and traffic safety; and providing consumer information on issues ranging from child passenger safety to impaired driving. For more information visit www.nhtsa.gov.

U-Haul
Since 1945, U-Haul has been the No. 1 choice of do-it-yourself movers, with a network of more than 21,000 locations across all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 now offers customers access to U-Haul trucks every hour of every day through the self-service options on their internet-connected mobile devices. U-Haul customers’ patronage has enabled the U-Haul fleet to grow to more than 150,000 trucks, 112,000 trailers and 40,000 towing devices. U-Haul offers more than 581,000 rooms and more than 51 million square feet of self-storage space at owned and managed facilities throughout North America. U-Haul is the largest installer of permanent trailer hitches in the automotive aftermarket industry and is the largest retailer of propane in the U.S.

Media Contacts:
Julie Garner
The Martin Agency
804-698-8203
julie.garner@martinagency.com

Margaret Files
Ad Council
212-984-1953
mfiles@adcouncil.org

Jason D. King
Clear Channel Outdoor Americas
212-812-0064
jasondking@clearchannel.com

Isabella Diecidue
NOYS
idiecidue@noys.org
(240) 998-1178

 

Texas Center for the Missing and Clear Channel Outdoor Americas Launch Digital Billboard Campaign Timed with National Missing Children’s Day

Images of Local Missing Texas Children Will Appear on Digital Billboards Across Texas Beginning May 25, 2018

New York, NY and Houston, Texas – Today, Texas Center for the Missing (TCM) and Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (CCOA) (NYSE: CCO), subsidiary of iHeartMedia Inc., participated in press events throughout major Texas markets to launch a new digital billboard campaign calling attention to the ongoing searches for local missing children. Some families of missing children, along with local law enforcement working these unsolved cases, spoke at press events throughout the state today and urged the public to share any information they have regarding the disappearance or whereabouts of these children.

Timed to begin with National Missing Children’s Day, May 25, and running through June, CCOA will display images of missing children from San Antonio, Dallas, El Paso, and Houston on the company’s digital billboards across Texas. Radio public service announcements will also be aired on iHeart Media radio stations throughout Texas highlighting the different missing children cases for Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, and El Paso.

The country is in the midst of a persistent missing and exploited children crisis nationwide, with the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) reporting over 441,165 entries for missing children in 2017. Specifically, the Texas Department of Public Safety Missing Persons Clearinghouse received 55,346 missing person reports in 2017, 41,893 of which were juveniles.

Photos are one of the most vital tools for law enforcement when searching for a missing child, and have the power to produce leads that can help law enforcement give families’ answers and help safely recover children. The new billboard campaign enables TCM to reach a broad audience across Texas by distributing photos of missing children in select areas that can aid law enforcement with a search.

“We know that photos bring missing children home and we rely on our partners like Clear Channel Outdoor Americas to help us in our mission,” said Beth Alberts, TCM CEO. “We are grateful to them for the continued support to find missing children and helping to reunite families.”

“Public safety, and child safety in particular, remains a core tenet of our corporate social responsibility efforts,” said Michelle Costa, Regional President, CCOA-South Central. “Our digital billboards have the ability to reach passersby in high-traffic areas as they are out and about. We hope our efforts can play a role in reuniting these children with their families.”

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About Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.

Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc., (NYSE: CCO) is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies, with more than 650,000 displays in over 35 countries across five continents, including 43 of the 50 largest markets in the United States. Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings offers many types of displays across its global platform to meet the advertising needs of its customers. This includes a growing digital platform that now offers over 1,200 digital billboards across 28 U.S. markets. Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings’ International segment operates in 22 countries across Asia and Europe in a wide variety of formats.  More information is available at  www.clearchanneloutdoor.com

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About Texas Center for the Missing

Texas Center for the Missing (TCM) is a Houston-based non-profit and is the Amber Alert provider for the 14-county Houston-Galveston region.  TCM offers crisis intervention, prevention, and community education services related to child abductions, runaways, internet lures, and endangered adults.  To decrease the number of missing children, we at Texas Center for the Missing know that children and families need to be educated about how to remain safe, law enforcement needs to be trained on how and when to activate local Amber Alerts, and the community at large needs to be aware of the painful reality of these situations.  Since its founding in 2000, TCM has directly served more than 289,000 children and families.  In addition, TCM has trained 7,000 law enforcement officers and provided assistance in more than 1,300 missing persons cases.  We are at the ready to activate community resources 24/7 to get a missing child or endangered adult home quickly and safely.  Your support directly affects our ability to serve the Greater Houston community with the best and most time efficient resources available.  For more information, visit centerforthemissing.org or hear from TCM CEO Beth Alberts at:  http://www.givinglibrary.org/organizations/texas-center-missing.

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Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. Provides Update On Form 10-Q Filing

San Antonio, TX, May 22, 2018 – Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO) (the “Company”) announced that it has filed its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2018 (the “Form 10-Q”). The Company had been delayed in filing the From 10-Q on time, and, as a result, received a notice from the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) that the Company was not in compliance with the NYSE’s continued listing requirements under the timely filing criteria.

As previously disclosed, the Company’s delay in filing the Form 10-Q resulted from management’s determination that it was necessary and prudent to delay the filing of the Form 10-Q to allow management to focus on completing the annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017. The Company regained compliance with the NYSE continued listing requirements upon the filing of its Form 10-Q on May 22, 2018.

About Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.
Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO) is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies with over 560,000 displays in 31 countries across Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America. Reaching millions of people monthly, including consumers in 43 of the top 50 U.S. markets, Clear Channel Outdoor enables advertisers to engage with consumers through innovative advertising solutions. Clear Channel Outdoor is pioneering the integration of out-of-home with mobile and social platforms, and the company’s digital platform includes more than 1,200 digital billboards across 28 markets in the U.S. and more than 14,000 digital displays in international markets. More information is available at www.clearchanneloutdoor.com and www.clearchannelinternational.com.

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Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. Reports Results For 2018 First Quarter

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San Antonio, TX, May 22, 2018
– Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO) today reported financial results for
the first quarter ended March 31, 2018.

“The investments we continue to make in both the Americas and International businesses to enhance our global network are
benefiting our marketing and advertising partners and generating results,” said Bob Pittman, Executive Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. “In the first quarter, we have delivered against our strategy in key
markets worldwide by expanding our digital network, enhancing our programmatic solutions and data analytics capabilities and
winning new contracts.”

Rich Bressler, Chief Financial Officer of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. said: “We are encouraged by our start in the
first quarter of 2018. Revenue increased, operating income declined primarily due to a gain from the sale of our Indianapolis
market in the prior year, while OIBDAN increased. We continue to be committed to financial discipline as we invest in our
strategic growth initiatives.”

Key Financial Highlights
The Company’s key financial highlights for the first quarter of 2018 include:

  • Consolidated revenue increased 9.9%. Consolidated revenue increased 4.4%, after adjusting for a $34.8 million impact
    from movements in foreign exchange rates and the $4.7 million impact of the sale of our business in Canada.

    • Americas revenues decreased $4.5 million, or 1.7%. Revenues increased $0.2 million, or 0.1%, after adjusting for
      the $4.7 million impact from the sale of our business in Canada.
    • International revenues increased $58.5 million, or 20.6%. Revenues increased $23.7 million, or 8.3%, after
      adjusting for a $34.8 million impact from movements in foreign exchange rates.
  • Operating income (loss) decreased 139.1% to $(8.4) million, primarily due to the gain of $28.6 million recognized on
    the sale of our Americas Indianapolis market in the first quarter of 2017.
  • OIBDAN increased 13.0%. OIBDAN increased 10.1%, excluding the impact from movements in foreign exchange
    rates and the impact of the sale of our business in Canada.

Clear Channel Outdoor Wins Long-Term San Diego Metropolitan Transit System Expansion, New Agreement Enables Advertisers to Reach Consumers across the Entire San Diego DMA

CCOA Streamlines Local, National Transit Advertising Sales in San Diego — Just in Time to Help Advertisers Engage with Comic-Con Attendees

San Diego, CA – May 15, 2018 – Clear Channel Outdoor (CCO) (NYSE: CCO), a subsidiary of iHeartMedia Inc., today announced the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) awarded CCO a new contract to administer, innovate and grow ad sales across MTS’ 550+ buses and 150+ trolleys for up to 10 years. The addition of these highly visible public transit assets makes mass scale transit media buying through CCO in San Diego turnkey for brands via one sales point of contact.

CCO was awarded this contract through a competitive bidding process. CCO’s existing suite of outdoor media in the market included the North County Transit District’s (NCTD) Breeze buses, the Coaster and the Sprinter rail, as well as MTS bus shelters. Now with these additional MTS transit products, CCO can help local and national advertisers reach approximately 103MM San Diegan riders – 343% more annually.

San Diego’s transit system offers high-impact options to meet a variety of brand objectives and budgets while casting a wide net to capture much sought after Southern California demographics, audience behaviors and lifestyle locations. This includes college students, diverse populations, military, tourists and affluent households. Additionally, the trolleys provide new advertising opportunities for brands to reach attendees at the annual Comic-Con International in San Diego. This world-renowned entertainment and comic convention, that runs from July 19 to 22, this year is expected to attract over 130K+ fans from 80+ countries—many of whom will leverage the ease and efficiency of the MTS transit system for transportation.

“We’re excited to expand our partnership with the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System,” said Lynn Palmer, Vice President, Sales and Market Manager, Clear Channel Outdoor-San Diego. “San Diego continues to flourish as a vacation destination with over 34 million annual visitors, presenting a lucrative opportunity for brands to engage with a diverse audience. From hosting Comic-Con, to offering high-end retail and entertainment experiences, as well as having the best beach cities and surfing on the Pacific coast, San Diego has proven itself a desirable location for brands to execute impactful and measurable outdoor advertising campaigns.”

Rob Schupp, Director of Marketing and Communications, Metropolitan Transit System said, “The MTS first tapped Clear Channel Outdoor as the operator and media provider for its 400-plus bus shelters in 2014. Since the partnership began, CCO has demonstrated its strong ability and creativity to market and sell the MTS bus shelters advertising program. Over the last four years, CCO has played an integral role in assisting MTS with a new shelters replacement program that will eventually add up to 100 new bus shelters to the inventory. We look forward to CCO duplicating the same level of success on its new transit and trolleys contract.”

About Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.

Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc., (NYSE: CCO) is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies, with more than 650,000 displays in over 35 countries across five continents, including 43 of the 50 largest markets in the United States. Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings offers many types of displays across its global platform to meet the advertising needs of its customers. This includes a growing digital platform that now offers over 1,200 digital billboards across 28 U.S. markets. Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings’ International segment operates in 22 countries across Asia and Europe in a wide variety of formats.  More information is available at  www.clearchanneloutdoor.com

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