2022-09-21 | New York Stock Exchange: CCO | press release

Sales and Marketing Leader with 26 years of experience in Advertising, Transportation and Business

Development to bear in the high-value Midwest

ChicagoAnd the September 21 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (CCOA) (NYSE: CCO) announced that it has hired a veteran media leader, Chris PizzellTo supervise and direct everything related to it Chicago Market operations including sales and marketing, real estate, public affairs, operations and finance.

Pezzello is a sales expert with over 26 years of experience in revenue growth and profitability, strategic planning, designing high-performance sales teams, using data insights to improve performance and building long-term relationships with the client, owner, and municipality. Notably, Pizzello will lead the CCO’s strategic business development, including competition for municipal contracts: an area in which he has demonstrated expertise and ability to drive revenue.

“There is significant opportunity for growth in the Out-of-Home (OOH) media sector, and through its commitment to digital transformation, customer focus and executive excellence, CCOA is poised to leverage this foundation to deliver measurable net results for our brands and community of municipal partners.” Diane Ferris, Regional President, CCOA-Midwest & Southwest. “Chris has demonstrated his experience leading large sales organizations, including building and developing a team that can enhance performance for our brand, local community and municipal partners, such as Chicago city. “

In this new role, Pezzello leads one of CCOA’s largest markets as the company’s footprint and wide range of media screens and formats reach OOH. 91 percent of the population has DMA 18+ weekly (Sources: US Census Estimates, 2020; Scarborough, Version 2, 2020 Chicago DMA). In addition to overseeing this market, Pezzello will coordinate strategies and campaigns for brands looking to reach consumers as they drive, walk or fly, including through countless CCO screens at Chicago O’Hare International Airport where CCO holds exclusive sales contract for in-airport advertising, and where passengers take first Seven million per month (ACI).

“I think Clear Channel Outdoor is at the forefront of innovation as it is driving a transformation in the OOH industry,” said Chris Pizzell, president of CCOA-Chicago. “I look forward to working with our team, community and brand partners as we drive impact campaigns that matter to consumers, residents and visitors Chicago. “

Proud of Chicago Since 2007, Pezzello boasts an extensive career in the OOH industry and Chicago market, among other things. Previously, as Vice President and General Manager of Intersection (then Titan), Pezzello led media sales teams in key markets nationwide, including PhiladelphiaAnd the Los AngelesAnd the Boston And the Chicago. This included leading the efforts of his teams in asset management and obtaining contracts for the Chicago Transportation Authority (CTA) and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). Additionally, during his time in the Midwest division of Outfront, he drove sales and revenue to double digit growth.

Pizzello has participated in the Chicago Innovation Awards, MAG Mile Association, Loop Alliance and City Club of ChicagoChicago Week of Ideas and served on the Board of Directors of the Executive Committee of the Chicago Athletic Commission when Chicago It hosted the NFL Draft and the Americas Cup.

Pizzello holds a bachelor’s degree from New England College. He and his wife Van and their son Max live in the city center Chicago It is actively involved in the business community.

About Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.

Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO) Leading innovation in the outdoor advertising industry. Our dynamic advertising platform expands the base of advertisers using our medium by expanding digital billboards and screens, integrating data analytics and software capabilities that deliver measurable, easy-to-buy campaigns. Leveraging the scope, reach, and flexibility of our diverse portfolio of assets, we connect advertisers to millions of consumers each month across more than 500,000 print and digital screens in 25 countries.

Chris Pizzello, President of CCOA - Chicago

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