Adam Butterworth Named Market President, Clear Channel Outdoor – Canada
New York, NY – July 16, 2014 – Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO) and EL Media Holdings Canada (Branded Cities Network) today announced the appointment of Adam Butterworth as Market President for Clear Channel Outdoor – Canada, a joint venture of the two companies. A twenty-four year veteran of Clear Channel Outdoor, Butterworth is an accomplished leader who has driven benchmark results for the company’s businesses in the U.K., Australia/New Zealand and most recently Singapore. He now serves as a key member of Clear Channel Outdoor – North America’s senior management team led by Suzanne Grimes, President and Chief Operating Officer, and reports directly to Toby Sturek, Executive Vice President, Specialty Businesses. He also reports to Vaibhav Gupta, EVP Business Operations, Branded Cities Network. He succeeds John Jory who is retiring from the post after seventeen years.
Clear Channel Outdoor – Canada offers advertisers extensive media coverage in twenty-one of the top markets in eight Canadian provinces. The portfolio includes a wide range of formats including street level, digital, and spectaculars in venues such as Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square. And with the recent award of a 10-year contract with Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport’s passenger terminal adding to Toronto Pearson International, Vancouver International and Canadian regional airports already in its portfolio, the company is in a unique position to help brands reach over 70 percent of passengers travelling annually through Canadian airports.
Butterworth will lead all aspects of Clear Channel’s Canadian operations including finance, operations, real estate, public affairs, marketing and sales. In addition to optimizing development and use of the company’s media portfolio in Canada, he is responsible for creating an organizational culture to drive the transformation of out-of-home media with new digital and mobile capabilities. He is accountable for developing business strategies that create revenue growth while building and nurturing relationships with constituencies including advertising clients and agencies, government entities and community groups.
Most recently, Butterworth was Chief Executive Officer for Clear Channel Singapore which launched the largest street furniture program in Singapore that includes over 3000 bus shelters and 5000 advertising faces. He also pioneered the mobile enablement of street furniture in Singapore. Prior, he was Sales Director Adshel Pty. Ltd. (CCO – Australia/New Zealand) where he also drove significant revenue growth and restructured the business while repositioning the brand. Earlier, as Sales Director for Adshel UK he grew revenues and expanded the business from street furniture to markets, malls and universities. Butterworth began his career as sales executive with More O’Ferrall Adshel in 1990.
“Adam has an inspiring track record leading Clear Channel Outdoor divisions to new heights. This includes overseeing revenue growth in the U.K. that outpaced the market two-fold and more recently doubling revenues at Clear Channel Singapore in the course of four years,” said Sturek. “We are committed to growing our portfolio, expanding our capabilities and most importantly solving today’s marketing challenges for our clients. We are also committed to having the best people leading our teams and are therefore excited to name Adam to this important role.”
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Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc., (NYSE: CCO) is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies, with more than 750,000 displays in over 40 countries across five continents, including 48 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 1000 digital billboards across 37 U.S. markets. Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings’ International segment operates in nearly 30 countries across Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America in a wide variety of formats.
EL Media Holdings Canada is a joint venture between The Ellman Companies and Cantor Fitzgerald. EL Media operates in the U.S. under the name Branded Cities Network, a fully integrated, digital, spectacular signage media company. BCN’s current U.S. platform includes Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Denver, New York and New Jersey. BCN is also owned by The Ellman Companies and Cantor Fitzgerald. Ellman is a privately-owned media, real estate and investments company founded in 1972 with diverse ownership interests throughout the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. For more information visit: www.brandedcities.com or www.ellmanco.com. Cantor Fitzgerald is a preeminent capital markets investment bank serving more than 5,000 institutional clients around the world, recognized for its strengths in fixed income and equity capital markets, investment banking services, prime brokerage and commercial real estate financing. For more information visit: www.cantor.com.
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