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San Luis Obispo County Judge Bans Marijuana Billboards Along CA Highways

A San Luis Obispo County Superior Court judge ruled on Friday that billboards advertising marijuana will no longer be allowed along California highways. Judge Ginger Garrett ruled against the California Bureau of Cannabis Control striking down a 2019 regulation it had adopted that allowed for the advertising of cannabis on […]

OAAA Legal Seminar Dec 10th

  Join us for a seminar designed to update legal practitioners and advocates on the most important litigation and trends facing the OOH industry— moderated by OAAA’s legal counsels Eric Rubin and Kerry Yoakum. The OAAA’s legal talent will cover pending and future legal issues facing out of home media. […]

Clear Channel Challenges New Rochelle Billboard Deadline

Clear Channel Outdoor says New Rochelle is illegally forcing it to remove billboards, threatening excessive fines and awarding its locations to a competitor in the culmination of a two-decade campaign against the advertising company. Back in 1996 the city banned billboards, but Universal Outdoor Holdings, a company that Clear Channel […]

Bill May On Defending the Out of Home Industry

Today’s podcast guest is Bill May, the retired executive director of the Missouri Outdoor Advertising Association.  Bill tells how Missouri out of home advertising companies rallied to defeat a Scenic America anti-billboard initiative in 2000.  He also gives tips for effective political action.   What happened in 2000? The anti-billboard […]

Billboards in Houston After 55 Years

Texas Highways published A Sightseeing Journey of the Billboards of Houston, 55 Years after LBJ’s Beautification Act.  The author spent 4-5 hours driving Houston freeways looking at billboards.  Some of the author’s conclusions: There are fewer billboards.  “billboards were relatively few compared to the days of my youth…at their peak, […]

How the Election Impacts Out of Home

  OAAA EVP Ken Klein and Davis & Gilbert Partner Gary Kibel presented an outstanding webinar on the election and out of home.  Some highlights: Gary Kibel, Partner, Davis & Gilbert on the impact of the new California Privacy Initiative on the out of home business. Beacons and geolocation data […]

Two Implications of the Election for Out of Home

Yesterday’s election has two implications for out of home. Four more states – Arizona, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota – legalized recreational marijuana and Mississippi approved medical marijuana.  This means more marijuana advertising dollars for the out of home companies in those states.  15 states have legalized recreational marijuana. […]

No New Digital Billboards in Baltimore

Legislation to loosen the city’s 20 year moratorium on digital billboards failed to get out of committee for the lack of support.  Earlier this month Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott pulled a separate bill which would have permitted billboards along railroad land in Baltimore. A contentious clause in bill […]

Sticking Up for Billboards in Utah

Earlier this week there was a guest opinion published in the Deseret News titled “Is it time for Utah to ban billboards.” Here’s a letter written by YESCO’s Pat O’Donnell and Reagan Outdoor’s Dewey Reagan which the Deseret Times published yesterday in response. Up or Down on Billboards . . […]