Memphis Mayor A C Wharton, Jr. Uses Digital Billboards to Promote the Memphis Gun Down Campaign to Reduce Senseless Gun Violence
Clear Channel Outdoor Billboards Supporting Mayor’s Anti-gun Plan Focused on Making Memphis’ Streets Safer, Especially for Kids
New York, NY, February 13, 2013 – Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO), one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies, today announced that Memphis Mayor A C Wharton, Jr. will use four of its digital billboards to encourage community involvement with the Memphis Gun Down Plan. A top-priority initiative for the Mayor, Memphis Gun Down is focused on ending the cycle of senseless shootings and violence, with the goal of transforming Memphis with safer and more vibrant neighborhoods.
The digital billboards, located on interstates near exits to areas with high gun-violence, are featuring creative that promotes the anti-gun plan’s “Enough” tagline and the countdown to the launch of its interactive website http://memphisgundown.org/, which is scheduled for Sunday, February 17th.
“Memphis’ gun violence rate exceeds that of the national average and my Memphis Gun Down Plan is a roadmap to ignite positive change in our city,” said Mayor Wharton. “With the ongoing involvement from members of the community at all levels –law enforcement officials to social service providers and educators to children and parents – I am confident that this plan can succeed in transforming Memphis into a safe, beautiful and prosperous city. We are happy to be working with Clear Channel Outdoor to get the community involved with this program and the positive impact it will have in the coming months.”
“Clear Channel Outdoor supports Mayor Wharton for championing a program to make Memphis safer, especially for our children,” said Don Nolan, president and general manager of Clear Channel Outdoor’s Memphis division. “We are honored to participate in the mayor’s initiative and to lend the power and targeted reach of our digital billboards to spark community involvement for ending gun violence and protecting the people of Memphis.”
For more information about getting involved with Gun Down Memphis, please visit:http://www.memphistn.gov/DetailsPage/tabid/87/ArticleID/84/ENOUGH-Memphis-Gun-Down-Plan.aspx
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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.
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