Pittsburgh International Airport Unveils Outdoor Advertising

Jan. 23, 2014
Departure Media Bridges Businesses and Airport with Campaign

CHARLESTON, SC (January 2014) – Departure Media Airport Advertising has been awarded the outdoor advertising contract with the Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). The partnership creates new opportunities for businesses in PIT to increase brand awareness, such as skybridge billboards spanning four lanes of traffic, glass graphics, and column wraps located in new areas reaching local passengers as they drive by the terminal. In addition, a new Digital program will play 5-second commercials on monitors throughout the terminal.

A recent installation features a well-recognized Pittsburgh business, Orr’s Jewelers. Providing the Western Pennsylvania region with service for more than 50 years, Orr’s Jewelers was approached to be the first outdoor advertiser at PIT based on their long-standing reputation within the community.

The Orr’s Bridge project is the first of many outdoor advertising media planned for Pittsburgh International Airport in 2014

“In exploring the advertising options at PIT, the airport realized there were opportunities outside that were not being utilized to their full potential,” said Leslie Bensen, Chief Executive Officer with Departure Media Airport Advertising. “We are offering local businesses new opportunities that are unique to the Pittsburgh community; utilizing this outdoor space will benefit both the businesses in the Pittsburgh area, as well as the airport.”

The Pittsburgh International Airport sees approximately 8 million travelers pass through its doors on an annual basis. In taking advantage of the outdoor advertising spaces, businesses will have the opportunity to increase brand awareness to the high-volume of locals using the airport.

“We are excited about this new partnership and look forward to the benefits.  Pittsburgh International Airport accepts no local taxpayer dollars. The funds to support the facility come from users, the airlines and non-aviation revenue, which includes advertising,” said Bradley D. Penrod, President, Allegheny County Airport Authority.

Departure Media is an airport advertising concessionaire located in Charleston, SC, which specializes in providing strategic, state-of-the-art and competitive advertising options in airports throughout the country. Founded in 1996, Departure Media is a minority-owned business managing advertising programs in 13 airports throughout the United States.