Welcome!

News Feed Item

New Clear Channel Outdoor Digital Billboards in El Paso Urge Families to Apply to Stars Scholarship Fund By March Deadline

Today, Clear Channel Outdoor (NYSE:CCO) and the Stars Scholarship Fund launched a campaign on Clear Channel’s seven new digital billboards in El Paso aimed at alerting families with qualified high school and college students that the Fund’s upcoming educational scholarship deadline is March 31, 2014.

Stars Scholarship Fund billboards running in El Paso, TX (Photo: Business Wire)

Stars Scholarship Fund billboards running in El Paso, TX (Photo: Business Wire)

Stars Scholarship Fund, a non-profit organization previously known as South Texas Academic Rising Scholars (STARS), previously only awarded scholarships to students residing in South Texas. The 2014-2015 academic year is the first time that West Texas students, including those living in El Paso, are eligible for the scholarships that range from $350 dollars to $10K per-student per-year. Stars Scholarship Fund awards scholarships annually to students at every level of higher education and all fields of study. In addition, scholarships are awarded to students of any age, gender, ethnicity, religion, and background.

“Our organization wished to expand scholarship opportunities into West Texas to serve a greater population of students,” said Joe LaMantia Jr., founder and chairman, Stars Scholarship Fund. “Since this was the first year those students were eligible, we wanted to make sure there was no way they could miss the deadline to apply for this grant money to further their education. Clear Channel Outdoor’s expanded digital network along heavily travelled commuter miles of El Paso highways will ensure greater visibility for the scholarship fund, its deadlines and that qualifying students capitalize on the opportunity.”

El Paso is the nation’s fastest-growing metropolis, with more than 827,000 people now calling the city home. The greater Texas, New Mexico and Mexico area is also home to 2.2 million residents, making the people contributing to the growth of this region an even more important audience for advertisers.

The seven new digital billboards give El Paso advertisers and community groups access to a robust out-of-home digital network with 21 screens. Clear Channel Outdoor has expanded its digital network to help local and national advertisers reach El Paso audiences, and the new digital capabilities in the market enhance the local community with support for law enforcement, emergency response messaging and local community-building non-profits like Star Scholarship Fund.

In El Paso, 26 percent of the public drives an average of 200 plus miles per week. This gives advertisers an even greater opportunity to reach a diverse demographic that's spending more and more time out-of-home.

“The City of El Paso has been on a fast-track promoting new urbanism including smart growth, mixed-use and walkable communities; the development of a modern digital out-of-home network is part and parcel of El Paso’s progressiveness,” said V.J. Smith president, Clear Channel Outdoor-El Paso. “The flexibility and immediacy of our real-time digital media network allows us to play a greater role as a community partner by helping non-profit organizations like Stars Scholarship and law enforcement to get their messages out, while also better serving advertisers seeking to reach El Paso consumers.”

About Stars Scholarship Fund

Stars Scholarship Fund partners with hundreds of local and national businesses, organizations, colleges and universities annually. Together the community has helped Stars raise over $21 million dollars since its start a decade ago. Stars Scholarship Fund has helped over 10,000 students from south Texas receive a higher education through scholarships to date. The goal of our organization is to assist students who do not receive enough or any federal aid to cover the Cost of Attendance at their institution. Stars Scholarship Fund strives to ensure that deserving individuals are not denied the opportunities for learning and discovery that are available in a university setting.

About Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.

Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc., (NYSE:CCO) is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies, with more than 750,000 displays in over 40 countries across five continents, including 48 of the 50 largest markets in the United States. Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings offers many types of displays across its global platform to meet the advertising needs of its customers. This includes a growing digital platform that now offers over 1000 digital billboards across 37 U.S. markets. Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings’ International segment operates in nearly 30 countries across Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America in a wide variety of formats.

Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/CCOutdoor
Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CCOutdoorNA

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, a director and senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, will discuss the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
There is growing need for data-driven applications and the need for digital platforms to build these apps. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Muddu Sudhakar, VP and GM of Security & IoT at Splunk, will cover different PaaS solutions and Big Data platforms that are available to build applications. In addition, AI and machine learning are creating new requirements that developers need in the building of next-gen apps. The next-generation digital platforms have some of the past platform needs a...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Isomorphic Software will exhibit at DevOps Summit at 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Isomorphic Software provides the SmartClient HTML5/AJAX platform, the most advanced technology for building rich, cutting-edge enterprise web applications for desktop and mobile. SmartClient combines the productivity and performance of traditional desktop software with the simp...
The 19th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Digital Transformation, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportuni...
19th Cloud Expo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterpri...
Kubernetes, Docker and containers are changing the world, and how companies are deploying their software and running their infrastructure. With the shift in how applications are built and deployed, new challenges must be solved. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at19th Cloud Expo, Sebastian Scheele, co-founder of Loodse, will discuss the implications of containerized applications/infrastructures and their impact on the enterprise. In a real world example based on Kubernetes, he will show how to ...
Personalization has long been the holy grail of marketing. Simply stated, communicate the most relevant offer to the right person and you will increase sales. To achieve this, you must understand the individual. Consequently, digital marketers developed many ways to gather and leverage customer information to deliver targeted experiences. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lou Casal, Founder and Principal Consultant at Practicala, discussed how the Internet of Things (IoT) has accelerated our abil...
With so much going on in this space you could be forgiven for thinking you were always working with yesterday’s technologies. So much change, so quickly. What do you do if you have to build a solution from the ground up that is expected to live in the field for at least 5-10 years? This is the challenge we faced when we looked to refresh our existing 10-year-old custom hardware stack to measure the fullness of trash cans and compactors.
Extreme Computing is the ability to leverage highly performant infrastructure and software to accelerate Big Data, machine learning, HPC, and Enterprise applications. High IOPS Storage, low-latency networks, in-memory databases, GPUs and other parallel accelerators are being used to achieve faster results and help businesses make better decisions. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at NVIDIA, focused on some of the unique ways extreme computing is...
The emerging Internet of Everything creates tremendous new opportunities for customer engagement and business model innovation. However, enterprises must overcome a number of critical challenges to bring these new solutions to market. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Martin, CTO/CIO at nfrastructure, outlined these key challenges and recommended approaches for overcoming them to achieve speed and agility in the design, development and implementation of Internet of Everything solutions wi...
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long dev...
Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is expected in the amount of information being processed, managed, analyzed, and acted upon by enterprise IT. This amazing is not part of some distant future - it is happening today. One report shows a 650% increase in enterprise data by 2020. Other estimates are even higher....
I wanted to gather all of my Internet of Things (IOT) blogs into a single blog (that I could later use with my University of San Francisco (USF) Big Data “MBA” course). However as I started to pull these blogs together, I realized that my IOT discussion lacked a vision; it lacked an end point towards which an organization could drive their IOT envisioning, proof of value, app dev, data engineering and data science efforts. And I think that the IOT end point is really quite simple…
Aspose.Total for .NET is the most complete package of all file format APIs for .NET as offered by Aspose. It empowers developers to create, edit, render, print and convert between a wide range of popular document formats within any .NET, C#, ASP.NET and VB.NET applications. Aspose compiles all .NET APIs on a daily basis to ensure that it contains the most up to date versions of each of Aspose .NET APIs. If a new .NET API or a new version of existing APIs is released during the subscription peri...
Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like “How is my application doing” but no id...