Outdoor advertising company
Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings Inc.
) recently received the Silver Bell Award from Ad Council, a
non-profit organization for public service advertising in the
U.S., for its holistic contribution toward disseminating public
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The Chicago office of Clear Channel received the award for its
univocal commitment for pro-bono (for the public good) public
service advertising campaigns on diverse platforms for various
organizations in 2012. These included transit and roadside
digital billboards, bulletins, posters and metro
platform/concourse dioramas. The advertising campaigns were aimed
to generate awareness for autism and stroke, increase financial
literacy, promote safe texting and driving, and for more
In addition to creating social awareness for issues relating to
public safety and welfare programs, the advertising campaigns
created a buzz around the media and helped to propagate Ad
Council's messages. The award is recognition of such services and
is likely to be a morale-boosting encouragement for the company.
Clear Channel is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies
in the world, with 750,000 displays spread across 40 countries in
Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America. The company covers 48
of the 50 largest markets in the U.S. The product portfolio of
the company also includes a growing digital platform that offers
over 1000 digital billboards across 37 U.S. markets.
Currently, Clear Channel has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Other
leading players in the advertising industry such as
MDC Partners Inc.
Publicis Groupe SA
) are worth considering. Each of the above-mentioned stock
carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).