OOHA Wilkins Acquires Upstate Outdoor Media

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

Out-of-Home America Wilkins Media (OOHA Wilkins), based in East Hartford, CT and believed to be the oldest and largest independently-owned out-of-home media specialist agency, has acquired Upstate Outdoor Media LLC in Greenville, South Carolina.

ooha_wilkins.logoThe acquisition of Upstate Outdoor marks OOHA Wilkins’ third acquisition in 10 months.

Upstate Outdoor is an out-of-home media specialist agency that serves clients ranging from local business to Fortune 100 companies.

OOHA Wilkins operates out of offices in New York City, Hartford, Atlanta, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Chicago and San Diego. Founded in 1965, it was formed through the merger of Out of Home America, Wilkins Media, and Outdoor First.

“Building on a 30-year history of working with agencies and clients in the greater Greenville area, we at OOHA Wilkins are excited to expand our commitment to the Upstate region,” said Jerry Gondek, business development director, OOHA Wilkins. “With this acquisition, we continue to bring fresh out-of-home advertising expertise and resources. We look forward to continuing to partner with our clients in the Update business community to help them build even great success.”

“By providing actionable data and consumer insights, OOHA Wilkins helps our clients develop successful programs that bring a strategic approach to media plans,” said Lisa Weaver, senior vice-president of Client Services for OOHA Wilkins. “Our strength is in assisting agencies and clients to better target and deliver out-of-home programs supported by proven data that ultimately delivers greater value and awareness in the marketplace.”

In a separate move, Chris Haworth has been named director, business development, at OOHA Wilkins Media. Haworth comes from Clear Channel Outdoor-Milwaukee,

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