Clear Channel Outdoor Ignites July 4th Celebration with First Cross-Country Digital Billboard Display of “The Star Spangled

  Clear Channel Outdoor Ignites July 4th Celebration with First Cross-Country
  Digital Billboard Display of “The Star Spangled Banner”

Rendition of the National Anthem by Recording Artist Ingrid Michaelson
Accompanies Short Film of Sunrise-to-Sunset Digital Lyric Displays in Diverse
U.S. Communities And Inspires Americans to Share Their Patriotic Spirit with

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- July 3, 2013

In a national first, Clear Channel Outdoor (NYSE: CCO) today lit up a
cross-country campaign that displays lyrics of “The Star Spangled Banner” on a
host of its more than 1,000 digital billboards serving diverse communities
across the United States (video). This sea-to-shining-sea salute is part of
Clear Channel Outdoor’s patriotic #united4th campaign, harnessing the
immediacy and flexibility of its digital out-of-home media to unite the nation
in celebration of Independence Day.

From July 4 to July 7, Clear Channel Outdoor will display verses of the
National Anthem across its digital billboard network in cities across the
country, and encourage viewers to visit the website to view a
special National Anthem short film featuring a collection of videos of
billboards from across the country and celebrating the diversity of
communities across the United States. Produced in collaboration with
award-winning creative agency partner TAXI, the short film begins with the sun
rising on East Coast billboards displaying the lyrics “Oh Say Can You…,” after
which it traverses the nation from East to West, North to South and middle
America and returns East to Times Square as night has fallen on billboards
proclaiming, “…Home of the Brave.”

Platinum-selling musician and 2013 VH1 Save The Music Foundation ambassador
Ingrid Michaelson, whose music has been featured on over 200 TV shows, feature
films and commercials and who has sold over 4 million singles to date, applies
her heartfelt vocal talents to “The Star Spangled Banner” heard in the short

Clear Channel Outdoor employees from across the nation participated in the
development of the video, videotaping the billboards with “The Star Spangled
Banner” lyrics at different times of day and capturing the unique beauty of
their own home towns, and TAXI’s creative partner 1One Productions, also
filmed at select locations. In a remarkable collaborative process between
Clear Channel Outdoor, TAXI and 1One Productions, involving both amateur and
world-class photographers, the entire project was conceived, developed and
produced in just two weeks, just in time to honor America’s Independence Day.

With on air promotional support from more than 200 Clear Channel radio
stations nationwide and through iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s industry leading
digital radio platform, the campaign is leveraging Clear Channel’s enormous,
cross-platform national reach to encourage Americans to show their
Independence Day spirit by posting patriotic photos or videos depicting how
they celebrate July 4th (including videos of themselves singing the National
Anthem) on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Vine, using hashtag #united4th.
Throughout the campaign, Clear Channel Outdoor will collect the content that
is shared across these social media channels, and then post the best of the
user-generated content to its digital out-of-home media and to
beginning July 8.

“We are extremely proud to highlight the lyrics to ‘The Star Spangled Banner’
on our extensive digital out-of-home network, against the backdrop of our
diverse American landscape, to drive a dialogue with the public during such a
patriotic time,” said Vicki Lins, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice
President of Clear Channel Outdoor – North America. “The #united4th campaign
demonstrates what is possible through collaboration, and it also illustrates
the unique power of out-of-home media to curate a cultural conversation and
connect with consumers in engaging, meaningful ways. With our partners, we’ve
had tremendous enjoyment building this film for America and now we invite
Americans everywhere to join us with their own submissions.”

Billboards displaying the National Anthem can be found in:

  *Dallas/Fort Worth
  *Des Moines
  *El Paso
  *Fort Smith
  *Las Vegas
  *Los Angeles
  *Melbourne/Daytona Beach
  *Minneapolis/St Paul
  *New York
  *San Antonio
  *San Francisco
  *Washington DC

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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 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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Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties
and other factors which may cause the actual results performance or
achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future
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Clear Channel Outdoor
David Grabert, 212-812-0089
VP, Marketing & Communications
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