TORONTO, March 14 /CNW/ - OutdoorPartner Media Corporation
("OutdoorPartner" or the "Company") (TSXV: OPX), a leading alternative
out-of-home media provider, today announced that Daniel Levi, Senior Vice
President of Marketing at Monster Worldwide, Inc. ("Monster") has been
appointed to its Board of Directors. The addition of Mr. Levi is intended to
bring an independent industry leader onto the OutdoorPartner Board.
Mr. Levi is currently working at Monster Worldwide, the leading online
recruitment company where he serves as Senior Vice President of Marketing.
Prior to joining Monster, he held a position at World Wrestling Entertainment
("WWE") in New York as Senior Vice President, Marketing. Prior to WWE, he
spent 10 years at MTV in New York and Singapore where he held several senior
marketing positions. Prior to his tenure at MTV, Mr. Levi worked at Ogilvy &
Mather Advertising in New York. He has also worked with several early stage
companies including MusicMaker.com and Youthstream Media Networks, a college
marketing company with extensive out-of-home advertising properties.
"We are extremely pleased that Dan Levi has joined our Board of
Directors," said Rick McGraw, OutdoorPartner's Chairman. "He has been both a
buyer and a seller of out-of-home media, has experience with both early stage
and developed companies and has a wealth of important contacts in the U.S.
media market. Dan is a proven media professional who will be a valuable
contributor. This addition reflects the Company's commitment to enhance our
Board of Directors with independent media veterans."
The Company also announced that concurrent with the appointment of Dan
Levi, Rob Godfrey has resigned from the OutdoorPartner Board of Directors.
"Rob has made a meaningful contribution to the Company's success over the
past four years," stated OutdoorPartner's CEO, Mark Brodkin. "We thank him for
his involvement and wish him the very best in all of his future endeavors."
OutdoorPartner is a market leader in the emergent alternative out-of-home
media segment. The Company operates two out-of-home media networks: a
PartnerBin network and a payphone kiosk advertising network. PartnerBins -
litter/recycling receptacles that facilitate advertising - are currently
located in nine U.S. communities, including: New York City, St. Louis and
Baltimore. OutdoorPartner's payphone kiosk advertising division, Prime Point
Media, offers highly-targeted advertising plus PrimeCasting - a Bluetooth
broadcast solution - on a network of over 700,000 payphone kiosks located in
all of the top 50 designated market areas. More information may be found by
visiting www.outdoorpartner.com or www.primepointmedia.com.
This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding, among
other things, OutdoorPartner's beliefs, plans, objectives, strategies,
estimates, intentions and expectations. Such statements are based on a number
of assumptions which may prove to be incorrect, involve certain risks and
uncertainties that are difficult to predict and, accordingly, are not
guarantees of future performance. The future results of the Company or
developments may differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking
statements contained in this news release, due to, among other factors,
OutdoorPartner's lack of operating profits, its dependence on key personnel,
general economic conditions and other external events that may impact on
customers' advertising spending, competition from other out-of-home
advertisers and other media and government regulation seeking to limit or
restrict OutdoorPartner's activities. More detailed information about these
and other factors is included in OutdoorPartner's 2005 Annual Information Form
and other documents published or filed by, or on behalf of, OutdoorPartner
from time to time with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Other
than as required by law, OutdoorPartner undertakes no obligation to publicly
update or revise any such forward-looking statements or information, whether
as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
or accuracy of this release.
For further information:
For further information: Mark Brodkin, CEO, OutdoorPartner Media
Corporation, 296 Richmond Street West, Suite 305, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1X2,
Canada, T: (416) 602-1602, F: (416) 352-5070, www.outdoorpartner.com