The Digital Place-Based Advertising Association announced today that Don Allman, president & CEO of Titan, has been voted onto the association’s board of directors.
Titan is a major US transportation sales company, focused on providing innovative programs for municipalities and transit agencies. Titan is merging with Control Group to form Intersection, an urban experience company made possible by a strategic investment from a consortium led by Sidewalk Labs.
As a prominent industry leader for the past 38 years, Allman held key positions at Foster and Kleiser (now Clear Channel Outdoor) and TDI (now Outfront Media) before joining Titan in 2002. He has a track record of driving sales, business development, municipal bidding, contract administration and management, as well as developing Titan’s digital vision. He was recognized in 2008 as Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Media for the New York area.
“Don is one of the real leaders in our space and we are extremely happy that he will help steer our agenda during this exciting time of growth for the digital place based industry,” says Barry Frey, president & CEO, DPAA. “The innovative work that Titan is doing with partners to transform New York City pay phone kiosks into Wi-Fi connection points is indicative of Don’s forward-thinking approach to our business. As a key part of Intersection, Don will take this expertise to help cities around the world re-imagine existing infrastructures for the digital age.”
“We are enthusiastic supporters of what Barry and his team are doing at DPAA,” says Allman. “We look forward to continuing to grow the digital place-based sector and to work with cities to take advantage of emerging opportunities to help their citizens stay connected and generate new revenue.”
Allman is also a member of the board of directors of the Outdoor Advertising Association of America and the Traffic Audit Bureau.
Titan is a full-service 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. The company provides sales, marketing, creative, research and maintenance of advertising for bus, rail, bulletin, telephone kiosk, street banner, 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.
As mentioned above, Titan is currently merging with Control Group to form Intersection, an urban experience company that combines expertise in technology, user experience and interactive engagement to improve life in cities around the world. This is being made possible through a strategic investment from a consortium of technology and civic leaders, led by Sidewalk Labs, a recently launched partnership between Dan Doctoroff and Google.
Titan and Control Group are key members of the team behind LinkNYC, the groundbreaking project in NYC that will create up to 10,000 new communication hubs that provide free public gigabit Wi-Fi and access to information, communications and municipal services. Intersection will extend the thinking and approach behind LinkNYC into an array of new solutions for cities around the globe.
Founded in 2006, the Digital Place Based Advertising Association (DPAA) represents leading digital placed based networks by promoting their integral role in the ‘video everywhere’ ecosystem. On behalf of its members, DPAA fosters collaboration between agencies and digital place based networks; provides standards, best practices and industry-wide research; and promotes the effectiveness of digital place based advertising. Digital place based media is defined as networked digital video screens containing programming and advertising, reaching consumers on their daily journeys in places where they dwell. The DPAA is a Video Everywhere Association.