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 12, 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.
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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 17^th.
"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
"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
About Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings (CCO)
Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO) is one of the world's largest
outdoor advertising companies reaching more than half a billion people across
the globe every month. CCOworks with advertisers to create inspiring
out-of-home advertising campaigns, enabling brands to meet and engage people
when they're out and about. A growing portfolio of 750,000 displays is
currently made up of 650,000 displays in 28 countriesin the International
division acrossAsia-Pacific, Europe, and Latin America; and109,000 displays
in the United States and Canada, covering 48 of the 50 largest U.S. markets.
These displays span traditional and digital formats onroadside billboards,
street furniture andin retail,point of sale,airport, transitandlifestyle
environments. Advertisers can also enjoy access to an unrivalled
international network offering in excess of 4,500 digital billboards worldwide
including over 1,000 in the U.S.
SOURCE Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.
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