Clear Channel Spectacolor Names Alan High President and General Manager
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Clear Channel Spectacolor, the U.S. market leader in spectacular sign displays and a division of the world's largest outdoor advertising company, Clear Channel Outdoor (NYSE: CCO), announced the appointment of Alan High to President and General Manager of Clear Channel Spectacolor, effective immediately. In this role, High will oversee all nationwide business operations for the Spectacolor division and will be based in New York's Times Square. He succeeds Harry Coghlan, who in December of 2010 was named President and General Manager of Clear Channel Outdoor - New York with responsibility for CCO's New York market operations.
"The depth of Alan's experience encompasses a broad spectrum of out-of-home segments from traditional to digital. That expertise, along with the institutional knowledge of our Company he has amassed in over 13 years with our company, make him the ideal executive for this position," said Tim Stauning, Group President, Eastern Region for Clear Channel Outdoor. "We look forward to Alan's further contributions from this new assignment."
"Clear Channel Spectacolor has transformed the out-of-home space into a powerful advertising medium that delivers a highly immersive, one-of-a-kind consumer experience. I look forward to continuing their innovative work and creating a competitive advantage for the division through superior client service, creativity and operational excellence," said High.
Prior to his new role, High served as President and General Manager of Clear Channel Malls where he successfully expanded the range of product offerings to include non-traditional media formats such as murals, wraps and floor graphics. Prior to his tenure with Clear Channel Malls, High was Head of Operations for Clear Channel Outdoor Canada, where he played a significant role in the planning and introduction of the digital signage network at Pearson International Airport in Toronto, a joint venture between Clear Channel and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. His expertise in digital out-of-home is extensive, including the introduction of large format digital signage in Dundas Square, Toronto's equivalent to New York's famed Times Square.
About Clear Channel Outdoor
Clear Channel Outdoor (NYSE:CCO) is the world's largest outdoor advertising company with close to one million displays in 45 countries across 5 continents. In the United States, the company operates over 200,000 advertising displays and has a presence in 48 of the top 50 Designated Market Areas. It also operates airport, rail, and mall advertising businesses worldwide. Its Spectacolor (U.S.) and DEFI (international) divisions are the global market leaders in spectacular sign displays, including in New York's Times Square. Clear Channel Adshel is the company's international street furniture division, which operates over 3,500 municipal advertising contracts worldwide. Clear Channel Outdoor also operates digital displays and networks in most of its divisions. More information may be found by visiting www.clearchanneloutdoor.com.
Certain statements in this release constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. 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 results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.
Source: Clear Channel Outdoor
Released January 18, 2011