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Branded Cities Acquires Chicago Billboard from Red Star Outdoor



Acquisition enhances Branded Cities’ Chicago presence

New York, NY– February 21, 2019 – Branded Cities (“BC”), a premier Out-of-Home and iconic media company in North America, today announced the acquisition of a Lincoln Park neighborhood spectacular of Red Star Outdoor, further increasing its footprint in the Chicago market.

The all-cash deal for the sign located at Clybourn and Webster brings BC’s total of iconic billboard faces in Chicago to 22 and solidifies BC’s presence throughout the downtown core in Chicago.

“We are pleased to add an additional iconic asset to our existing portfolio of Chicago inventory,” said Steven Ellman, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of BC. “This highly visible spectacular in the desirable Lincoln Park neighborhood will provide brands the opportunity to reach and engage with audiences as they experience life.”

Financial terms were not disclosed.

About Branded Cities

Branded Cities, which is owned by EL Media and Shamrock Capital, is a leading Out-of-Home media company with an integrated network of premier digital and static signage across North America. The digital and static media assets span across some of the largest markets in the United States and Canada (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and many more) and are situated in the country’s most valuable Out-of-Home environments such as Times Square, the Las Vegas Strip, West Hollywood, Union Station, Yonge – Dundas Square and Canada’s leading shopping centres. Branded Cities empowers brands to deliver impactful and engaging messages to North America’s most desirable, hard-to-reach audiences. EL Media is an affiliate of The Ellman Companies (“Ellman”). Ellman is a privately-owned media, real estate and investments group founded in 1972 with diverse interests in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. For more information visit:, or