Newsroom, Clear Channel Outdoor Innovate to Deliver Real-Time Availability Data to Modernize Out-of-Home Media Buying

Two out-of-home advertising leaders partner to automate outdoor inventory selection

LOS ANGELES, July 20, 2022 —, the leading out-of-home (OOH) advertising platform in the world, today announces a partnership with Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (CCOA) (NYSE:CCO), one of the world’s largest Out-of-Home (OOH) advertising companies, to provide AdQuick customers with real-time printed and digital display availability. This partnership is the first-of-its-kind, and further automates how marketers plan, optimize and execute OOH campaigns more precisely and quicker than ever before.  

“The past two years have changed the pace of the OOH marketplace,” said Matthew O’Connor, CEO of AdQuick. “Today, marketers must move even faster and embrace new levels of marketing agility. By partnering with Clear Channel Outdoor Americas, we aim to provide marketers with real-time data about media inventory instantly while empowering them to make OOH planning and buying decisions with up-to-the-minute precision.”

This is a necessary step forward in workflow automation amongst buyers and sellers as media publishers and others innovate on the RFP response process to better align with the real time decisions marketers are making in media today.

CCOA has been focused on advancing its digital capabilities to meet the demands of its valued clients and this includes the greater agency, buying and planning communities. These innovations to automate its workflow processes internally, as well as building connectivity with external platforms, further integrates OOH into the digital media buying ecosystem.

“Our partnership with AdQuick demonstrates Clear Channel’s commitment to using innovative technology and data to enable advertisers to make OOH planning decisions in real time or activate on these plans for immediate messaging to the consumers,” said Erika Goldberg, Chief of Business Operations, CCOA. “Our focus remains on meeting our customers’ evolving business needs and that includes developing technology-driven solutions that enable marketers and advertisers to make informed decisions about their media planning processes while swiftly executing OOH campaigns, and this partnership will enable that.”

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About AdQuick, Inc.

Founded in Los Angeles in 2016, is the leading out-of-home (OOH) advertising platform that makes it easy to plan, buy, and measure every kind of outdoor advertising. With over 1400 media partners spanning all types of OOH media, AdQuick connects advertisers and agencies to OOH media owners anywhere in the U.S. and abroad, including the UK, Canada, Germany, France, and 28 other countries.

AdQuick enables data-led OOH media planning powered by robust datasets and proprietary tools, facilitates fast and efficient campaign execution, and provides accurate measurement across every brand objective and campaign KPI. AdQuick was named in the top ten Best Places to Work in 2020 by Los Angeles Business Journal, recognized as the 74th fastest growing company in Inc. 5000 Regionals, and was honored as one of the Inc 5000 fastest growing companies in 2021. To learn more please visit or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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About Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.

Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (“CCOH”) (NYSE: CCO) is at the forefront of driving innovation in the out-of-home advertising industry. Our dynamic advertising platform is broadening the pool of advertisers using our medium through the expansion of digital billboards and displays and the integration of data analytics and programmatic capabilities that deliver measurable campaigns that are simpler to buy. By leveraging the scale, reach and flexibility of our diverse portfolio of assets, we connect advertisers with millions of consumers every month across more than 500,000 print and digital displays in 26 countries.

Contact: Jason D. King, SVP, Corporate Communications & Marketing, Clear Channel Outdoor
[email protected] 


“Project Yellow Light” Scholarship Contest Announces a New Class of Student Winners to Raise Awareness of Dangers of Distracted Driving

Winning High School and College Students Will Have TV, Radio and Billboards Displayed Nationally

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 24, 2022 –– Today the Ad Council and Project Yellow Light announced the winners of the eleventh annual Project Yellow Light scholarship competition, a unique opportunity in which students create TV, radio and billboard PSAs to educate their peers about the dangers of distracted driving, specifically the dangers of using your mobile device while driving. The winning PSAs will be showcased this afternoon on a digital billboard in New York City’s Times Square, in space donated by Clear Channel Outdoor.

“We’re thrilled to announce the 2022 Hunter Garner Scholarship winners and recognize their outstanding contribution to our mission — to save lives by reducing the number of distracted driving crashes, said Project Yellow Light Founder, Julie Garner. “Thanks to their talent and our partners’ fire and energy we are making a difference.”

Project Yellow Light was established in 2007 by the family of Hunter Garner to honor his memory after his death in a car crash at age 16. In 2020, seven percent of drivers 15 to 19-years-old involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted. This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted at the time of the fatal crashes.*

For over 10 years, Project Yellow Light and the Ad Council have collaborated to place the winning student PSAs on 1,800 TV stations, iHeartMedia radio stations, and Clear Channel Outdoor’s more than 1,500 digital displays across the U.S.

“No one can reach teens like their peers, and the message to stop distracted driving is an incredibly important one to share.” said Michelle Hillman, Ad Council Chief Campaign Development Officer. “The effort, passion and creativity demonstrated by the winning student’s is inspiring and at the very root of Project Yellow Light’s impact. We could not be more thrilled for this year’s student winners.”

Supporting partners include Clear Channel Outdoor (CCO), Elephant Insurance, iHeartMedia, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), National 4-H Council, the National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS), and WKRN-TV Nashville. Scholarships for this year’s winning students are supported through Clear Channel Outdoor and Elephant Insurance.

The contest received just under 1,900 submissions this year. Entries were received from students representing nearly all fifty states and Washington, D.C. The 2022 scholarship prizes were awarded to:

  • Winning Formula (video, high school): Justin Hutcheson (Rockwall, TX)
  • Eyes Up (video, college): Emiliano Diaz Capt (Akron, OH)
  • Text or Drive (billboard design, high school): Isabella Kaake (Marlette, MI)
  • Impossible Multitask (billboard design, college): Connor Avila (Mauldin, SC)
  • School Drive (radio, high school): Noah Brechbill (Schwenksville, PA)
  • Messages Unseen (radio, college): Asher Mitchell (Watford City, ND)

A number of advertising industry executives and artists lent their time to judging the entries. This year’s panel included recording artist and songwriter Aloe Blacc; renowned filmmaker and social activist Kweku Mandela; dentsu international Global CEO Wendy Clark; Wordsworth + Booth President Tony Mennuto; Co-Chairman and Partner of Goodby Silverstein & Partners Jeff Goodby; and representatives from the Martin Agency, Pereira O’Dell and Project Yellow Light partners the Ad Council, CCO, Elephant Insurance, iHeartMedia and National 4-H Council.

“Project Yellow Light gives students the unique opportunity to use their voice, creativity and the power of media to save lives,” said Dan Levi, EVP & CMO, Clear Channel Outdoor. “It is inspiring to welcome this new class of student winners by showcasing their lifesaving PSAs across our nationwide digital billboard network to help prevent distracted driving.”

“Elephant has truly valued our partnership with Project Yellow Light for the last four years, allowing us the opportunity to bring attention to distracted driving and make roads safer,” said Elephant Insurance CEO Alberto Schiavon. “Congratulations to this year’s winners for creating powerful messaging that will impact their peers and ultimately lead to safer roads for all of us.”

“Now in its seventh year, iHeart’s partnership with Project Yellow Light has never been more critical as more and more teens are driving with mobile devices – a known distraction on and off the road,” said Jessica King, Senior Vice President, Communications and Community Engagement at iHeartMedia. “We are once again offering our platform to deliver unique peer-to-peer messaging aimed at inspiring young people to think twice about reaching for their phones or engaging in other high-risk behaviors while driving. We believe this year’s student winners will save lives through their creative, witty and inspiring PSAs.”

“Sadly, it’s becoming more common for us to interview families who have lost a loved one due to a deadly distracted driving crash. The heartbreaking reality is, that these families would still be together if it weren’t for the senseless act,” said WKRN-TV Nashville Emmy-winning journalist Alex Denis. “Please, put the phone down. It’s not worth changing lives forever.”

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

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Elephant Insurance
Elephant Insurance is a customer-centric auto insurance carrier headquartered in Richmond, VA. Elephant provides auto insurance policies to consumers in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Elephant is a wholly owned subsidiary of Admiral Group, plc., a FTSE 100 company and one of the U.K.’s leading insurers with a presence in eight countries and millions of customers worldwide. Elephant is certified as a Great Place to Work®. To learn more, visit

iHeartMedia, Inc. [Nasdaq: IHRT] is the leading audio media company in America, reaching over 90% of Americans every month, and has a portfolio of unmatched consumer brands and industry-leading events. iHeart’s broadcast radio assets alone have more consumer reach in the U.S. than any other media outlet; twice the reach of the next largest broadcast radio company; and over four times the ad-enabled reach of the largest digital only audio service. iHeart is the largest podcast publisher according to Podtrac, with more downloads than the next four podcast publishers combined; has the number one social footprint among audio players, with seven times more followers than the next audio media brand; and is the only fully integrated audio ad tech solution across broadcast, streaming and podcasts. The company continues to leverage its strong audience connection and unparalleled consumer reach to build new platforms, products and services. Visit for more company information.

For more than 50 years, 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 seat belts and child safety seats; helping states and local communities address the threat of distracted, drunk and drug-impaired drivers; regulating vehicle 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

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

Project Yellow Light 
Project Yellow Light is a scholarship competition where high school and college students create compelling PSAs persuading their peers to develop safe driving habits. This project gives students a voice and a role in preventing car crashes — one of the leading causes of death 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.

WKRN-TV Nashville
WKRN-TV Nashville and are part of Nexstar Media Group. Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 200 full power stations in 116 markets and a growing digital media operation. WKRN-TV Nashville serves the Mid-state of Tennessee and Southern Kentucky.

Media Contacts:

The Ad Council
Sean Williams
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Clear Channel Outdoor Americas
Jason D. King
212-812-0064, [email protected]

National Summer Learning Association Teams with Clear Channel Outdoor to Help America’s Youth Tap into the Power of Summer Learning

Joint Nationwide Digital Billboard Campaign Directs Families to Vital Summer Programs and Resources to Keep Their Kids Learning, Engaged and Thriving

New York, New York – To expand summer learning opportunities for young students and help parents prevent the “summer slide,” the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), the nation’s only organization dedicated solely to ensuring accessible learning opportunities for children, has partnered with Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (CCOA) (NYSE: CCO) to launch a nationwide digital billboard campaign that aims to connect kids with high-quality summer programs in their communities, while reigniting their joy of learning.  

With parents and caregivers in the midst of summer planning for their children, the campaign will feature a message that drives to – an online destination by the NSLA, in partnership with InPlay, which was developed in response to COVID-19. There, families can discover affordable local summer programs, meals, parent tips and a sea of resources to keep kids learning, safe and healthy. The website lists an estimated 30,000 local programs in 4,000 communities in all 50 states across the U.S.

“Summer learning programs have always been important for our students but in the last couple of years, they have become essential. Quality summer learning and enrichment programs are key to recovering from the pandemic,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. “These programs are crucial for parents and caregivers. I’m grateful to NSLA and their partners for providing as a great resource for families to navigate their options.”   

CCOA will run the out-of-home messages across all its nearly 2,000 digital displays nationwide from May through the end of National Summer Learning Week (July 11-15), a celebration dedicated to elevating the importance of keeping kids learning every summer, ensuring they return to school ready to succeed in the year.

As the U.S. enters the third summer of the pandemic, many families continue to struggle with childcare, food insecurities and academic setbacks for some of the nation’s most vulnerable children. Kids missing out on social connections and friendships is also a top concern for parents. According to a new America After 3PM report, approximately 6 in 10 parents are more worried about their children’s emotional well-being today than they were before the pandemic.

Children typically lose some academic skills during the summer, but the pandemic has exacerbated this summer learning loss, especially for children living in under-resourced communities. A large-scale study by the RAND Corporation/Wallace Foundation found that students with high attendance in free, five-to-six-week, voluntary summer learning programs improved their math and reading skills.

In addition to the joint nationwide effort, NSLA will showcase a larger-than-life message on two CCOA digital billboards in the center of New York City’s iconic Times Square on June 8 to further amplify the power of summer learning for the youth. NSLA’s national board will join together in front of the digital spectaculars to memorialize the ongoing critical work of summer programs in nurturing the curiosity of young students. 

“The need for summer learning and enrichment opportunities has never been greater,” said Aaron Dworkin, CEO, NSLA. “Through Clear Channel Outdoor’s partnership, we can work toward our mission to ensure every young person in America has access to a quality summer learning experience that helps them learn, grow and thrive – not only in school, but in life.”

“With the support of NSLA, local summer programs across the country have made a significant impact in broadening the minds of our nation’s youth and helping to close the achievement gap,” said Dan Levi, EVP & CMO, CCOA and NSLA Board Member. “As the work for educational equity continues, we’re proud to partner with NSLA in this highly visible way to help families discover summer learning resources for their children in their local communities, while delivering the message out there that summer matters.”

About the National Summer Learning Association: For thirty years, the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) has worked to ensure all young people in America, regardless of background, zip-code and income, can participate in and benefit from a high quality summer learning experience each year. NSLA convenes, trains and supports leaders from more than 15,000 schools and districts, youth serving government agencies, corporations and community based non-profit organizations committed to offering educational opportunities over the summer months. NSLA provides expertise, resources and technical assistance in the areas of Program quality, Partnerships, Policy, Public Awareness and Leadership Development.

About Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.

Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (“CCOH”) (NYSE: CCO) is at the forefront of driving innovation in the out-of-home advertising industry. Our dynamic advertising platform is broadening the pool of advertisers using our medium through the expansion of digital billboards and displays and the integration of data analytics and programmatic capabilities that deliver measurable campaigns that are simpler to buy. By leveraging the scale, reach and flexibility of our diverse portfolio of assets, we connect advertisers with millions of consumers every month across more than 500,000 print and digital displays in 26 countries.

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Jason D. King, SVP, Corporate Communications & Marketing

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Clear Channel Outdoor’s Reimagined Showcase Shelters Deliver Powerful Reach & Impact with Street Level Audiences as Travel, Return to Office Surge Continues

Rebooted Transit Shelters Allow Brands to Drive Consumer Action, Social Media Engagement via Out of Home Campaigns

New York, New York – Clear Channel Outdoor (CCO) (NYSE: CCO) today announced a reimagined approach for brands to stand out and break through with consumers at the street level with its Out-of-Home (OOH) Showcase Shelters, a fully-customizable advertising reboot of the traditional transit shelter. Showcase Shelters provide immersive, tailored advertising experiences that engage consumers at eye level with creative brand presentations and an array of engagement opportunities, including activating via QR codes and sharing images and hashtags that drive action across social platforms.

CCO’s Showcase Shelters are strategically located in densely populated urban centers and areas with heavy foot traffic across the San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, Washington, D.C., and soon-to-be Los Angeles, metropolitan areas. In addition to selecting them based on location, brands can plan their Showcase Shelters campaign by leveraging more than 1,500 behavioral audience segments in CCO’s RADARView®, a dynamic campaign visualization tool that combines digital audience insights with demographics and location targeting to efficiently reach a brand’s desired customer.

Showcase Shelters allow brands to optimize the entire field of view of the display, inviting bold designs that captivate consumers by implementing innovative add-on elements to increase brand awareness and impact. Showcase Shelter packages include two ad displays on the front and back of the transit shelter, fully wrapped back glass panels, and 100% share of voice guaranteed with each unit. Some optional features can include 3D extensions, lighting effects and custom enhancements to transit benches, panels and roofs.

“We sell a product to developers and businesses—tools that make it easy to adopt passwordless authentication—but the problem we’re solving as a company is much more human. Everyone has some visceral experience dealing with the frustration or insecurity of passwords, and we wanted this campaign to strike that chord in San Francisco where many of these people also happen to be potential customers of our product. For example, one part of our campaign that struck a chord with people was covering transit shelters with post-it notes of handwritten passwords — we found it to be a highly relatable and attention grabbing display,” said Reed McGinley-Stempel, co-founder and CEO of Stytch.

CCO also recently utilized their Showcase Shelters for good by partnering with No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to end childhood hunger, on a holiday campaign. They transformed two Showcase Shelters in Washington, D.C. into immersive scenes depicting the importance of a child’s ability to dream, while encouraging people to help fuel those dreams by connecting kids to food that feeds their bodies as well as their imaginations. Passersby were encouraged to scan a QR code on the shelters to donate directly to No Kid Hungry.

“1 in 6 kids in the United States could face hunger,” said Diana Hovey, Senior Vice President, Corporate Partnerships at Share Our Strength, the organization behind the No Kid Hungry campaign. “But thanks to our partnership with Clear Channel Outdoor, we are raising awareness and critical funds to help feed kids and fuel their dreams.”

“As offices reopen and consumers are back on the streets in city centers, our Showcase Shelters represent a complete reinvention of the typical out of home transit shelter. Clear Channel’s award-winning creative team can help marketers convert ad campaigns into stunning brand experiences, while amplifying their campaigns through engagement opportunities such as QR codes, which have become a must-have for brands to successfully connect with their customers today,” said Dan Levi, EVP & CMO, CCO. “Showcase Shelters are an ideal way for marketers to bring brands to life for their customers, impacting their targeted audiences both in the physical and digital worlds.”

To learn more about RADARView® and view this and other case studies, visit

About Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.

Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (“CCOH”) (NYSE: CCO) is at the forefront of driving innovation in the out-of-home advertising industry. Our dynamic advertising platform is broadening the pool of advertisers using our medium through the expansion of digital billboards and displays and the integration of data analytics and programmatic capabilities that deliver measurable campaigns that are simpler to buy. By leveraging the scale, reach and flexibility of our diverse portfolio of assets, we connect advertisers with millions of consumers every month across more than 500,000 print and digital displays in 26 countries.

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Press Contact: Jason D. King, SVP, Corporate Communications & Marketing

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Stytch Showcase Shelters

National Digital Billboard Campaign Seeks to Bring Missing Children Home, Will Hyper-Focus on Texas Teens

Clear Channel Outdoor, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children & Texas Center for the Missing Team Up on National Missing Children’s Day to Reunite Missing Kids with their Families  

Houston, TX – The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Texas Center for the Missing, Houston’s Amber Alert Provider, and Clear Channel Outdoor (NYSE: CCO) today launched a month long national child safety awareness campaign coinciding with National Missing Children’s Day (May 25). The digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) campaign will help generate leads for missing children’s cases nationwide. Specifically in Texas, where 253 children are missing, CCO held four press conferences earlier today to highlight missing children’s cases in Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and El Paso. 

The national campaign, supporting the local effort, will reach millions in cities across the country over the next month using CCO’s digital billboards, including in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. The creative showcases a series of stunning statistics illustrating the number of missing children in each state and the message “Help Find Them.” For 15 years, CCO has tapped the real-time capabilities of its DOOH media network to help recover abducted children through the posting of AMBER Alerts on its digital billboards. This new campaign extends that effort and underscores the company’s ongoing commitment to child safety.

Children go missing every day in the United States, and while most are found quickly, some remain missing for months and even years. This is a reminder that child safety should remain a priority for communities across the country. When a child is reported missing to law enforcement, federal law requires that child be entered into the FBI’s National Crime Information Center, also known as NCIC. According to the FBI, in 2021 there were 337,195 NCIC entries for missing children.

The Texas campaigns specifically feature individual missing children’s cases across CCO’s DOOH displays. The child’s photo is included in each message, and in some cases, the child’s age progression photo is shown if the child has been missing for an extended period. Each child’s image will run across multiple digital billboards in each Texas city thousands of times per day on each digital display.

The Texas Department of Public Safety Missing Persons Clearinghouse received 46,581 missing person reports in 2021 with 33,774 being juveniles. CCO is providing this month-long public service campaign at no cost in partnership with the Texas Center for the Missing, Houston’s Amber Alert Provider and NCMEC.

“At the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, we know the power of pictures and community action. Clear Channel Outdoor is in a unique position to leverage their digital space to help bring home missing children and we are thrilled to be able to fight for a safer tomorrow with CCO,” said Gavin Portnoy, Vice President of Communications and Brand, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. “Always, but especially on National Missing Children’s Day, we encourage the public to pay attention to the photos of missing children and report any information they may have. It only takes one person to bring home a missing child.”

“With over 8,000 children reported missing from Greater Houston in 2021, partnerships like these are critical to reuniting families and ensuring the safe recovery of at-risk missing children,” said John McNamee, CEO, Texas Center for the Missing.

“Clear Channel Outdoor began this program over 10 years ago and has reunited a number of children with their families which is the most rewarding service we can perform for the communities where we operate,” said Lee Vela, Vice President, Public Affairs, Clear Channel Outdoor-Houston. “Digital billboard messages have worked repeatedly to help find these children and we are honored to play a role in this safety campaign alongside NCMEC and Texas Center for the Missing.”

2022 Missing Children Cases featured across Texas in this program include:

Houston: Ameera Deadrick has been missing since June 1, 2016, at the time she was eight years old. She is an African American female, 4’3” high and weighing 50 pounds. 

San Antonio: Lina Khil was last seen in the 9400 block of Fredericksburg Road on December 20, 2021. She has straight shoulder length hair and was in a red dress, black jacket, and black shoes. Lorne “Trey” Jones was last seen in December 2021. He is right-handed with curly ear top hair and is African American.

El Paso: Angel Marie Avalos has been missing since June of 2017.

Dallas Region: Atiz Garcia was last seen on April 8, 2021. She is a Hispanic female with brown hair and eyes. She weighs about 140 pounds and is 5’1”. 

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 25th as National Missing Children’s Day. National Missing Children’s Day is a reminder to all parents and guardians of the need for high-quality photographs of their children for use in case of an emergency, and for the need for everyone to pay close attention to posters and photographs of missing children.

About Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.

Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (“CCOH”) (NYSE: CCO) is at the forefront of driving innovation in the out-of-home advertising industry. Our dynamic advertising platform is broadening the pool of advertisers using our medium through the expansion of digital billboards and displays and the integration of data analytics and programmatic capabilities that deliver measurable campaigns that are simpler to buy. By leveraging the scale, reach and flexibility of our diverse portfolio of assets, we connect advertisers with millions of consumers every month across more than 500,000 print and digital displays in 26 countries.

About the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Since 1984, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® has served as the leading private, nonprofit organization helping to find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation and prevent future victimization. As part of its work as the clearinghouse and resource center on issues relating to missing and exploited children, NCMEC operates a hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678), and has assisted in the recovery of more than 376,000 missing children. NCMEC also operates the CyberTipline®, a mechanism for reporting suspected child sexual exploitation, which has received more than 118 million reports. To learn more about NCMEC, visit

About the Texas Center for the Missing

Texas Center for the Missing (TCM) is a Houston-based non-profit and is the Amber Alert AND Silver 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. 

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Melissa Rangel, Texas Center for the Missing   

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Clear Channel Outdoor & The Female Quotient Celebrate Women’s History Month Highlighting Contemporary Change-Makers

Digital Out of Home Campaign Celebrates Female Trailblazers Whose Cutting-Edge Visions Are Positively Impacting the World

New York, NY – Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (CCOA) (NYSE: CCO) in partnership with The Female Quotient, an equality services company that provides thought leadership platforms to women and solutions for organizations committed to closing the gender gap, today announced the launch of a digital out of home (DOOH) campaign in honor of Women’s History Month. The campaign highlights contemporary women whose trailblazing works and cutting-edge visions are positively impacting the world. The campaign, ‘Celebrating Change-Makers,’ features women who are taking the world by storm and are true game changers in their respective fields.

CCOA will feature the campaign on its digital displays across the country throughout March. This year’s creative will honor Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first black woman Supreme Court nominee; the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team who achieved pay equity; Whitney Wolfe Herd, the youngest woman to take a company public; Zara Rutherford, the teen pilot who flew the world solo; the U.S. Mint circulating quarters honoring five American women and the Smithsonian unveiling 120 Statues Of STEM Women.

“This year’s honorees are quite special because we are celebrating the women making headlines today and because of their accomplishments, they are going to become tomorrow’s milestones in history,” said Kenetta Bailey, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Clear Channel Outdoor Americas. “Today’s female pioneers represent women of all ages, races and backgrounds, and they continue to influence and catalyze systems change to make our world a more equal place for everyone on our planet. Let’s make an effort to shine a light on the women who continue to inspire us every day and who are paving the way for breaking the bias.”

“We’ve seen firsthand the power that’s unlocked when women come together to dismantle systems that uphold inequality, and the women highlighted in this campaign are history in the making,” said Alexandra Hayes Robinson, Editorial Director, The Female Quotient. “In partnership with Clear Channel Outdoor Americas, we’re proud to put a spotlight on these conscious leaders who are rewriting the rules of their industries and making our world a more inclusive place.”

Clear Channel Outdoor has been an active partner to The Female Quotient for several years. Together, the organizations have collaborated on unplugged panel conversations and out of home (OOH) campaigns to advance gender equality in the workplace and across the globe. 

About Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.

Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (“CCOH”) (NYSE: CCO) is at the forefront of driving innovation in the out-of-home advertising industry. Our dynamic advertising platform is broadening the pool of advertisers using our medium through the expansion of digital billboards and displays and the integration of data analytics and programmatic capabilities that deliver measurable campaigns that are simpler to buy. By leveraging the scale, reach and flexibility of our diverse portfolio of assets, we connect advertisers with millions of consumers every month across more than 500,000 print and digital displays in 26 countries.

Press Contact:

Jason D. King, SVP, Corporate Communications & Marketing

[email protected]


Scott Wells Commences Role as Chief Executive Officer of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings

William Eccleshare Transitions to Executive Vice Chairman

SAN ANTONIO, TX, January 3, 2022 — Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO) (the “Company”) today announced that Scott Wells has commenced his new role as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors, and William Eccleshare has transitioned to the role of Executive Vice Chairman of the Board. These appointments were announced concurrent with the Company’s 2021 second quarter earnings announcement and have been planned as part of the Board’s ongoing succession planning process. Since 2015, Wells served as Chief Executive Officer of Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (“CCOA”), a business segment of the Company.

Wells said, “I’m honored and thrilled to begin my next chapter as CEO of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings (CCOH). I am excited about our accelerating momentum and the new growth and market opportunities we are pursuing across our platform. Thanks to the leadership and strategic guidance from William and the dedication of our global team, we are making this transition from a position of strength. I look forward to working with our talented team to build on our strong foundation and further strengthen our relationships with customers.”

Eccleshare commented, “Since I joined CCOH 12 years ago, I have been continuously inspired by the talent, performance and dedication of my colleagues across the globe and all that we have achieved together, particularly during the recent challenging times. Scott has deep knowledge of our business and has led our Americas business division to success over the past seven years. Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings could not be in better hands for the future, and I look forward to our continued partnership and collaboration.”

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About Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings

Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (“CCOH”) (NYSE: CCO) is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies with a diverse portfolio of more than 500,000 print and digital displays in 26 countries, reaching millions of people monthly. A growing digital platform includes more than 17,000 digital displays in international markets and more than 2,000 digital displays (excluding airports), including more than 1,500 digital billboards, in the U.S.

Comprised of two business segments – Americas and Europe. The Americas segment consists of operations primarily in the U.S. and the Europe segment consists of operations in Europe and Singapore. CCOH also operates businesses in Latin America. CCOH employs more than 4,600 people globally. More information is available at


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Conservation International and Clear Channel join forces to bring the sounds of nature to the streets of Glasgow and around the world for COP26

Conservation International launches a new global out of home (OOH) campaign, “Hear me while you can,” in partnership with Clear Channel to make sure nature has a voice at the table at COP26.

The campaign invites the public to immerse themselves in the beautiful sounds of nature, and learn more about why we need to act now to protect nature.

The campaign will run across Clear Channel’s global digital advertising footprint. The campaign will launch in Glasgow, then expand across the world through the duration of COP26 to reach millions of people.

New York, New York – Over the next two weeks, 20,000 world leaders and delegates will meet in Glasgow to discuss solutions to the world’s climate crisis. And there’s a voice that we need to make sure is heard louder and clearer than ever before: nature.

Conservation International today announces a new global OOH campaign with Clear Channel, “Hear me while you can,” to make sure nature is heard at COP26 and to inspire world leaders, delegates and people around the world to understand what will be lost if we fail to protect nature.

Over the duration of COP26, Clear Channel digital screens will showcase Conservation International’s new campaign, which invites passers-by to stop and listen to the beautiful sounds of nature.

The digital screens will feature a QR code which, once snapped, transports the public to, where they can listen to some of nature’s most majestic soundscapes, from the Amazon rainforest to South African savannah, from Southeast Asia mountains to the North Pacific Ocean, and learn more about Conservation International’s work to protect nature around the world.

Conservation International’s campaign invites world leaders and people worldwide to immerse themselves in the many voices of nature, and in doing so, be moved to believe that together, we have the power to protect and replenish those voices.

The campaign comes as nearly 3,000 delegates participated in the Convention on Biodiversity COP15 talks earlier this month, where governments agreed to pledge more investment to protect biodiversity. Conservation International warns more attention is needed to halt the unprecedented destruction for another reason: to fight climate change.

“Nature isn’t just something that is beautiful to see and hear – it is essential in the fight to slow climate change, to our very survival. The science on this is clear: if we don’t invest in stopping the destruction of nature, we will fail to avert climate catastrophe – even if we get everything else right,” said Dr. M. Sanjayan, CEO of Conservation International. “We are working across the global south – and now, here at COP26 in Glasgow – to drive investments to nature for the benefit of people and the climate.”

Nature can provide at least 30% of global action required to prevent the most dangerous impacts of climate change — yet solutions such as protecting, restoring and managing forests, mangroves and peatlands receive less than 3 percent of all global climate funding.

“Hear Me” gives a nod to the award-winning “Nature Is Speaking” films that Conservation International launched with MAL\FOR GOOD in 2014, and whose tag line, “Nature doesn’t need people. People need nature,” drives home the point that saving nature is really about saving ourselves.

Clear Channel is lending its support to the campaign by donating advertising space on digital screens across its markets, in Europe, the Americas and Asia. This global scale has the potential to reach millions of people worldwide.

This global pro-bono out of home campaign builds on Clear Channel’s longstanding commitment to using OOH’s unique strengths, its mass reach and ability to build brand fame, to give a voice to some of today’s most pressing issues — in this case, climate change.

William Eccleshare, CEO of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. explains, “At Clear Channel, our ambition is to create a better world through the ways in which we use our out of home advertising platform. This can only be achieved if we protect the future first. We’re playing our part in two vital ways: first, by using the power of our medium to extend the reach and facilitate debate on important issues that often don’t get the attention they deserve. This includes our pro-bono campaign with Conservation International which we’re incredibly proud to be helping amplify so that people worldwide, and not just the delegates of COP26, are invited to the conversation.

“Second, we’re making tangible changes to how we operate as a business to reduce our environmental impact. For example, earlier this year we developed a prototype for a new piece of street furniture that cleans the same amount of air as 20 trees, and we continue to use recycled materials to build our bus shelters and partner with charities like Trees for Cities to create greener cities.”

Clear Channel is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and has committed to be Carbon Net Zero by 2050 across its global operations in line with the Paris Agreement. The company is spearheading projects and initiatives to drive sustainability across its business operations and will be reporting on its progress in an upcoming ESG report. 

About Conservation International

Conservation International works to protect the critical benefits that nature provides to people. Through science, partnerships and fieldwork, Conservation International is driving innovation and investments in nature-based solutions to the climate crisis, supporting protections for critical habitats, and fostering economic development that is grounded in the conservation of nature. Conservation International works in 30 countries around the world, empowering societies at all levels to create a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable planet. Follow Conservation International’s work on Conservation NewsFacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.

About Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings

Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO) is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies with a diverse portfolio of approximately 500,000 displays in 22 countries across North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia, reaching millions of people monthly. Comprised of two business divisions – Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (CCOA), the U.S. and Caribbean business division, and Clear Channel International (CCI). CCO employs approximately 4,800 people globally.

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Conservation International

Jenny Parker, VP Communications, Conservation International, (917) 763-3263, [email protected]

Clear Channel

Lucy Puddefoot, Global Head of PR & Communications, Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc, +44 (0) 7525 731 733, [email protected]

Jason D. King, SVP, Corporate Communications & Marketing, Clear Channel Outdoor Americas, 212.812.0064, [email protected]

Juliette Monnet, FleishmanHillard, +44 (0) 7510 153 737, [email protected]

Billboards Around the Nation Will Illuminate the Vast Contributions Afterschool Programs are Making to Students and Families in the Pandemic

Clear Channel Outdoor Supports the 22nd Annual Lights On Afterschool with National Billboard Campaign

Washington, D.C. – Afterschool supporters led by the Afterschool Alliance, the National League of Cities, and the National Summer Learning Association are joining with Clear Channel Outdoor (NYSE: CCO) to launch a visibility campaign across more than 2,000 digital billboards around the country as part of this year’s Lights On Afterschool rally. The ads recognize afterschool programs for doing extraordinary work to support youth and families during the COVID-19 pandemic, from keeping students safe and learning while schools are closed, to addressing children’s social and emotional needs, to providing meals and other supports to students and families in need.

Now in its 22nd year, Lights On Afterschool is the only national rally for afterschool programs. Throughout October, and leading up to October 28, when the official Lights On Afterschool rally will take place, people across the country are joining in virtual and in-person afterschool program events focused on academics, science and technology, arts and music, sports and fitness, community service, and more. The events send the message that demand for afterschool programs is high, too many students are without programs, and the pandemic has increased the need.

In fact, the most recent America After 3PM household survey of more than 31,000 families, commissioned by the Afterschool Alliance, finds that for every child in an afterschool program in the United States, three more are waiting to get in. The families of 24.6 million children — more than ever before — are unable to access a program. Many report cost as a barrier. There are significant inequities, with Black and Latinx children most likely to be unable to access the afterschool programs their parents want for them.

Lights On Afterschool serves as a reminder that a powerful body of evidence demonstrates improvements in grades, school attendance, behavior, and more among children who participate in afterschool programs. Researchers have also found that students in afterschool programs are more engaged in school and excited about learning and develop critical work and life skills such as problem solving, teamwork, and communications.

Organized by the Afterschool Alliance, Lights On Afterschool includes virtual events organized by schools, 4-Hs, Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCAs, cities, parks, museums, community centers, and

others. Events this year will showcase the skills students gain and the talents they develop in their afterschool programs, which provide help with homework; skilled mentors; art, dance and music; healthy snacks and meals; computer programming; opportunities to think critically, collaborate and communicate with peers and adults; job and college readiness; sports and fitness activities; robotics; and opportunities for hands-on, team-based learning.

Clear Channel Outdoor is supporting Lights On Afterschool by donating some of its most prominent space to display afterschool messages on digital billboards, bus shelters, and poster spaces in 25 markets around the country throughout the month of October. Throughout the week of October 25, Clear Channel will feature afterschool messages on two jumbo billboards in New York City’s Times Square and will bathe Boston’s South Street Station in blue and yellow on October 28th in honor of Lights On Afterschool, complementing a similar lighting of the iconic Empire State Building that week. Supporters also will be lighting up local landmarks and buildings across the country to show their support for afterschool programs.

“Quality afterschool programs keep kids safe, inspire them to learn, and give working parents peace of mind that their children are safe and supervised after the school day ends. Clear Channel Outdoor’s support helps recognize the tremendous work afterschool program leaders and staff members are doing to support kids and families during these challenging times.

Programs are rising to the moment, and we need to help them keep their lights on and doors open,” said Afterschool Alliance Executive Director Jodi Grant.

“The National League of Cities is proud to celebrate and uplift Lights On Afterschool. Local elected officials have long been champions of afterschool programming and the positive impact these programs have on young people, their families and communities every day,” said NLC CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony. “Over the last year, city leaders have deeply relied on these programs to feed children, keep them safe and active, provide learning and enrichment opportunities, and support working families. That’s why NLC is excited to partner with the Afterschool Alliance to encourage mayors to light up their city halls or city landmarks or issue a proclamation in honor of Lights On Afterschool.”

“Our nation’s afterschool and summer programs can change the trajectory of a young person’s life and spark passion, purpose and new possibilities for student growth, healing and engaged learning. The National Summer Learning Association is proud to celebrate Lights On Afterschool as these community programs are essential to America’s recovery and our children’s future,” said Aaron P. Dworkin, CEO, National Summer Learning Association.

The Afterschool Alliance is a nonprofit public awareness and advocacy organization working to ensure that all children and youth have access to quality afterschool programs. More information is available at

Lights On Afterschool

Hivestack, Clear Channel Outdoor Americas Partnership Brings Programmatic Buyers Additional Scale Across the U.S.

New York, New York, Montreal, Canada September 20, 2021 Hivestack, the leading global programmatic digital out of home (DOOH) ad tech company today announced a partnership with Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (CCOA), the U.S. based business of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO): one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies. Through this new partnership, CCOA will offer advertisers a way to buy DOOH inventory programmatically through the Hivestack SSP, in addition to direct, across CCOA’s nationwide digital footprint in the U.S. The partnership allows CCOA to operate PMP buys via the Hivestack SSP and Open Exchange through the Hivestack Ad Exchange.

This partnership comes as marketers continue leaning further into data-led media solutions, including programmatic DOOH, to understand and plan against emerging audience travel patterns and as consumers plan for fall and holiday road and air travels.

Hivestack Founder and CEO, Andreas Soupliotis commented: “This new alliance represents a landmark change for programmatic DOOH delivery, enabling advertisers to target audiences at unprecedented scale through the Hivestack SSP. CCOA has an exciting vision for programmatic DOOH and Hivestack is thrilled to be embarking on this journey with them.”

The partnership enables programmatic buying of CCOA’s unmatched array of premium media across the U.S. This includes CCOA’s digital billboards and posters, spectaculars, airport media, bus shelters, and commuter rail stations, reaching over 100 million people monthly. Moreover, this enables digital marketers to easily discover, buy and measure CCOA’s media directly alongside other programmatic channels like digital and mobile.

The partnership will enable CCOA to generate a new stream of programmatic revenue from DOOH buyers that use the Hivestack DSP as well as revenue from buyers that use omni-channel DSPs, integrated with the Hivestack SSP.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Hivestack and offer even more programmatic solutions to our clients at scale,” said Wade Rifkin, SVP, Programmatic, CCOA. “As programmatic DOOH adoption grows across the U.S. and internationally, we’re excited to work with Hivestack, one of the industry leaders in OOH ad tech, and offer clients a way to drive added reach + impact as a part of their omnichannel plans.”

Hivestack currently activates against 343B monthly impressions globally, enabling marketers to bring their brand to life with the precision of programmatic DOOH.

About Hivestack

Hivestack is the global, full stack, marketing technology company that powers the buy and sell-side of programmatic digital out of home (DOOH) advertising. On the buy side, marketers use Hivestack’s Demand-Side Platform to create measurable campaigns that activate DOOH screens in real time based on consumer behaviour and audience movement patterns. On the sell side, DOOH media owners use Hivestack’s Supply-Side Platform & Ad Exchange to attract programmatic revenue. DOOH media owners can also use Hivestack’s Ad Server to power audience-based, directly sold campaigns. Attribution is central to Hivestack’s platform, offering buyers and sellers the ability to measure business outcomes at all stages of the consumer sales funnel.

Hivestack is headquartered in Montreal, Canada, and has global operations in Toronto, Tokyo, London, Spain, Germany, France, Italy, New York, Mexico City, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Guadalajara.

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Media Contact:

Ginny Bourne

Marketing Director, EMEA

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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 a diverse portfolio of more than 500,000 print and digital displays in 27 countries across North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia, reaching millions of people monthly. A growing digital platform includes more than 17,000 digital displays in international markets and more than 2,000 digital displays (excluding airports), including more than 1,500 digital billboards, in the U.S.

Comprised of two business divisions – Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (CCOA), the U.S. and Caribbean business division, and Clear Channel International (CCI), covering markets in Europe, Latin America and Asia – CCO employs more than 4,600 people globally. More information is available at, and

Media Contact:

Jason D. King

SVP, Corporate Communications & Marketing, Clear Channel Outdoor Americas

[email protected]