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Out-Of-Home Advertising Firm Secures New SEPTA Advertising Contract

PHILADELPHIA, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Titan has been awarded a new five-year contract, with two two-year options for the exclusive right to sell advertising on behalf of Philadelphia's Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) system. The contract was won competitively and means that Titan will continue to operate a contract it first secured in 2005.

The up to nine-year partnership commences on May 1, 2014 and is worth a minimum of $150 million to SEPTA over the lifetime of the agreement, including both option periods. SEPTA is the country's fifth largest transit system and serves 24 million passengers per month. SEPTA is one of only two transit authorities that operates all five major vehicle types: regional commuter trains, subway rapid transit, light rail trolleys, electric trolleys and buses. The diversity of vehicles allows Titan's local, regional and national clients a variety of ways to appeal to Philadelphia consumers.

"SEPTA's media is absolutely the best way of reaching this great market," said Jon Roche, Titan's Vice President and General Manager, Philadelphia. "It offers high reach, frequency and dominates key parts of the city where other Out-of-Home media doesn't exist. Our advertising partners also recognize that compared to TV, Print and Radio it is extremely cost efficient," he added. 

With over 2,000 digital screens in its network and a strong reputation in delivering first to market mobile advertising solutions, it is no surprise that Titan has proposed a comprehensive technological build-out as part of the new contract. Titan hopes to build additional digital displays, adding to station platform and rail in-car displays the firm introduced during the previous contract. These digital displays will provide valuable train arrival information, news and weather and other content to the ridership. It will also generate incremental revenue for SEPTA through targeted advertising.

Titan has enjoyed success selling naming right sponsorships to major brands that want to leverage the influence SEPTA has with the community. The new deal allows Titan the opportunity to continue to find appropriate partners for SEPTA sponsorships.

"SEPTA has been a fantastic senior partner who has always been forward thinking about their media," said Don Allman, President and CEO of Titan. "We are incredibly excited to be beginning a new partnership that allows us to continue to grow revenue for the transit authority, while introducing innovative new ways for our client and agency partners to reach desirable Philadelphia consumers."

"Titan continues to be the best advertising partner for us," said Jim Dellipriscoli, SEPTA's Senior Advertising Specialist – Marketing Department. "They understand the market, the media and how best to position us in an evolving advertising marketplace."

About Titan
Titan is a media company specializing in People in Transit advertising. With more markets, more Top Ten DMA penetration and more passengers, Titan is the leader in Transit Out-of-Home media in the United States.

Titan provides sales, marketing, creative, research and maintenance of advertising for bus, rail, bulletins, telephone kiosks, street banners, street-furniture and airport media. It also leads the way in the development and successful introduction of market leading digital out-of-home, mobile and online platforms. Titan furnishes national and local clients with creative media solutions in 46 North American markets including Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, New Jersey, Dallas, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Charlotte, Orange County and Westchester County, NY

Contact: Anne Donahue, 212-896-1261, adonohoe@kcsa.com

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