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Nancy Fletcher on the Thomas Case, Women in OOH and Mentors

This week’s podcast guest is Nancy Fletcher who retires at the end of this year after a 40-year out of home advertising career, which includes nearly 30 years as President and CEO of OAAA. Here are highlights of our interview. What have been the industry’s biggest accomplishments over your tenure? Over these last almost 30 years the industry has reinvented itself. Today it’s data rich, it’s measured, it has an exciting variety of out of home formats that are digital or static, and in that...


Chris Cowlbeck of the IBOUSA

This week's podcast guest is Chris Cowlbeck. Chris is General Manager for Look Billboards an out of home company with more than 100 traditional faces and 5 digital billboards in Oklahoma. Chris is also General Manager of the IBOUSA a networking group which promotes the interests of independent billboard operators in the United States. We had a wide-ranging 30 minute conversation. What does the IBOUSA do and how does it help out of home companies. The IBO’s mission is pretty simple. It is an...


John Weller on the Out of Home Debt Markets

Today marks the debut of the Billboard Insider podcast. Our first guest is John Weller, co-publisher of Billboard Insider and a co-owner of Billboard Loans, LLC, an out of home lending fund. John talks about out of home lending, what he thinks of the leverage of Lamar, Outfront and Clear Channel Outdoor and where we are in the lending cycle. In one word how would you evaluate the leverage of the three public out of home companies. Let’s start with Lamar. Consistency. The reason for that is...