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Clear Channel Outdoor
is a company controlled by Clear Channel Communications
Clear Channel Communications, Inc. is an American media conglomerate company headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. It was founded in 1972 by Lowry Mays and Red McCombs, and was taken private by Bain Capital LLC and Thomas H. Lee Partners LP in a leveraged buyout in 2008...
and is one of the world's largest outdoor advertising corporations. The company is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona
Phoenix is the capital, and largest city, of the U.S. state of Arizona, as well as the sixth most populated city in the United States. Phoenix is home to 1,445,632 people according to the official 2010 U.S. Census Bureau data...
and has operations in six of the seven continents.
The company offers advertising on traditional and nontraditional advertising mediums. This includes billboard advertising, posters, street furniture, mall/retail advertising, airport advertising, mobile/transit advertising and spectacular advertising locations such as Times Square in New York City.
They are also the oldest outdoor advertising company in the United States as their roots trace back to the three companies that merged into the current incarnation: Foster & Kleiser (1901-1986), Patrick Media Outdoor (1986-1995) and Eller Media Company (1959-1997). F&K changed their name to Patrick after Metromedia
Metromedia was a media company that owned radio and television stations in the United States from 1956 to 1986 and owned Orion Pictures from 1986-1997.- Overview :...
sold the company which in turn was acquired by Eller in 1995. It would change its name to Clear Channel Outdoor in 2001 after the company acquired it.
Along the way the company acquired the following:
Universal Outdoor (Naegele, Derse)
-Ads for bus shelters
-Ads/posters located at major airports
-Advertisting/posters for major shopping centers
- Clear Channel Spectacolor
-Specializing in "living" billboards; locations include New York City Subway entrances and Toronto's Yonge Street.
- Digital Signage
Digital signage is a form of electronic display that shows television programming, menus, information, advertising and other messages. Digital signs can be found in public and private environments, such as retail stores, hotels, restaurants and corporate buildings.Digital signage Displays are most...
And rival outdoor advertising companies:
- CBS Outdoor
CBS Outdoor is the outdoor advertising division of media conglomerate CBS Corporation. It is the third largest outdoor media owner in revenue terms...
JCDecaux Group is a multinational corporation based in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, that is active primarily in advertising....
- Lamar Advertising Company
The Lamar Advertising Company , based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a provider of billboards, transit advertising, and highway logo signs. Founded in 1902, Lamar currently operates over 150 outdoor advertising companies in more than 40 states and Puerto Rico...
- Pattison Outdoor Advertising
Pattison Outdoor Advertising is Canada's largest Out-of-home advertising company, holding a 55% market share of the core out of home advertising product in Canada and a 46% market share of all traditional Out-of-Home media in the country .Pattison Outdoor is a division of the Jim Pattison...