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Clear Channel Launches Creative Council to Drive Engagement for National Brands


“Clear Channel Create” Comprises Industry’s Top Creative Executives Across Radio, Outdoor and Corporate Divisions

NEW YORK and SAN ANTONIO - In an effort to help advertisers develop creative concepts and content platforms that further leverage the wealth of Clear Channel Communications Inc.’s audiences, the Company today announced a creative council titled “Clear Channel Create.” Council members comprise creative professionals from across the company, coming together on behalf of national marketers and complements existing creative models currently in place.

“We’re bringing together the top experts in developing creative that drives engagement across our industry-leading radio, outdoor and digital platforms,” said John Partilla, Executive Vice President and President of Global Media Sales at Clear Channel. “This is a powerful complement to the creative resources inside our leading agency partners.”

“Clear Channel Create” will generate recommendations for current and prospective clients. Initially chaired by Bob Potesky, Senior Vice President and Executive Creative Director for Clear Channel Global Media Sales, charter members include:

* Jim Cook, President, Creative Services Group, Clear Channel Radio
* Bob Case, SVP, Creative Services Group, Clear Channel Radio
* Josh Klenert, VP/Creative Director, Clear Channel Radio Digital
* Hosea Belcher, SVP, Marketing & Communications, Premiere Radio Networks
* Tony Alwin, SVP, Creative, Marketing & PR, Clear Channel Outdoor
* Mike McGraw, VP of Spectacular Development, Clear Channel Outdoor

“This group has already produced outstanding recommendations for a number of leading brands like VISA, GEICO and NBC that have been enthusiastically received over the past several months,” added Partilla. “Formalizing this unique resource will increase the regularity with which we can bring this outstanding level of service to current and prospective clients.”

To tap into the Clear Channel Create resource, contact Bob Potesky, VP, Exec Creative Director 212.424.6464.

About Clear Channel Communications

Clear Channel Communications, Inc. (OTCBB:CCMO) is a global media and entertainment company specializing in mobile and on-demand entertainment and information services for local communities and premiere opportunities for advertisers. Based in San Antonio, Texas, the company’s businesses include radio and outdoor displays. More information is available at

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