The Ellman Companies buys all of Clear Channel Branded Cities


Clear Channel Outdoor and The Ellman Companies announced Ellman has acquired all of Clear Channel’s majority interest in Clear Channel Branded Cities, a landmark signage and activation venture, making Ellman the 100% owner of Branded Cities. The company will retain the ‘Branded Cities’ name. Branded Cities maintains unique outdoor signage in Phoenix, Denver and Las Vegas.

“This is a good deal for both parties,” says Ron Cooper, President and CEO of CC Outdoor. “Clear Channel will remain focused on strengthening its traditional outdoor business including expanding its digital networks, and Branded Cities will focus on landmark signage integrating activation and sponsorship. We are both bullish about the future of the outdoor advertising industry.”

“We have been partners with Clear Channel for 12 years,” said Steven Ellman, Chairman/CEO of Ellman. “We continue to be their partner in Clear Channel Canada, and we look forward to working with Clear Channel in other ventures. Meanwhile, we will continue to cultivate our current assets and expand our spectacular signage platform, providing iconic advertising in iconic locations.”