PHOENIX, April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Clear Channel Outdoor today
stepped up its commitment to creating innovative opportunities for advertisers
with the announcement that long-time digital media strategist Michael Hudes
has assumed the new position of Executive Vice President, Corporate
"We have decided to actively seek out developing technologies that enable
us to remotely and instantaneously change static signage," announced Clear
Channel Outdoor CEO Paul Meyer. "In parallel, we are determined to create
fresh opportunities for advertisers through the aggressive and cost-effective
deployment of existing new sign technologies. Michael's entrepreneurial
spirit and extensive experience in digital media are a perfect fit for these
Clear Channel Outdoor's comprehensive range of cutting-edge properties
includes Clear Channel Airports, Clear Channel Malls, Clear Channel Taxis and
its spectacular sign division, Clear Channel Spectacolor.
"Technology is changing the fundamentals of the advertising industry; and
as society becomes increasingly mobile, Clear Channel Outdoor is positioned to
maximize the potential of these technological changes," said Hudes. "We will
focus on creating new products that are more flexible and effective in
enabling advertisers to deliver more timely and relevant information to
consumers. The end result will be to increase the value of out-of-home media
in the advertising landscape."
Hudes will be based in northern California, in the company's Bay Area
Prior to joining Clear Channel Outdoor, Hudes was president and chief
operating officer of AdSpace Networks, Inc. Under his leadership, the company
became a leading builder of digital media networks for advertising and
promotion in public spaces.
As president and chief operating officer of Organic, Inc., he oversaw that
company's evolution from a small web site builder into a leading global
digital marketing services company. Under Hudes leadership and direction
revenues grew from approximately $700,000 to more than $128 million over a
four year period.
Hudes also served as director of marketing and advertising partnerships at
da Vinci Time & Space, a leading interactive television company focused on
creating original content and development tools for interactive programming.
Hudes also held senior management positions at leading advertising agencies in
both New York and San Francisco.
About Clear Channel Outdoor
Clear Channel Outdoor properties have the potential to reach more than
half the adults in the U.S. each day during prime "gone from home" hours. The
company enjoys leadership positions in billboards, airports, taxis, malls,
street furniture and transit displays. Its spectacular sign division, Clear
Channel Spectacolor, operate more spectacular signs in Times Square than any
other company. Clear Channel Outdoor and its affiliates operates more than
750,000 displays in 65 countries, with more than 150,000 displays in 46 U.S.
markets, including 18 of the top 20. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Clear Channel
Outdoor is a division of Clear Channel Communications, Inc. (NYSE: CCU). For
more information about Clear Channel Outdoor, please visit
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SOURCE Clear Channel Outdoor