Branded Cities (“BC”), a premier Out-of-Home iconic and digital media company in North America today announced that it has named Toby Sturek as Senior Vice President, overseeing Business Development and Acquisitions. This follows BC’s recent acquisition of Clear Channel Outdoor’s 50.01% interest in Clear Channel Outdoor Canada. Toby will focus on organic and strategic growth initiatives thru new development and acquisitions across North America.

Steve Ellman, CEO of BC, said, “We are pleased to welcome a proven leader of Toby’s caliber. Along with his extensive experience in the Out-of-Home industry, Toby brings an exceptional track record of delivering bottom-line results and developing new assets. I have worked with Toby for many years as my counterpart at Clear Channel Canada and have experienced his leadership skills first hand.”

A veteran of over 16 years, Toby spent his career with Clear Channel Outdoor where he held several key leadership positions during his tenure with the company. In his most recent role, he served as Chairman of the Board for Clear Channel Outdoor Canada and Executive Vice President of the Midwest Region and Airports. Prior to that, he served as President of Airports for four years where he led the award of 16 new airport contracts, spearheaded the integration of the Interspace acquisition and grew sales from $135M to $180M.

“I am honored to join the talented team at BC and am excited about the opportunities that lie ahead,” said Mr. Sturek. “BC is an outstanding company, and I look forward to working closely with the management team to execute on our strategic goals.”

About Branded Cities:
Branded Cities, a subsidiary of EL Media, is a fully integrated, digital, spectacular signage media company. BC’s current U.S. platform includes New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Denver. BC is owned by The Ellman Companies and Cantor Fitzgerald. Ellman is a privately-owned media, real estate and investments company founded in 1972 with diverse ownership interests throughout the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. For more information visit: or Cantor Fitzgerald is a preeminent capital markets investment bank serving more than 5,000 institutional clients around the world, recognized for its strengths in fixed income and equity capital markets, investment banking services, prime brokerage and commercial real estate financing. For more information please

About Branded Cities Canada:
Our network, spanning Canada’s six largest markets (Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa, Edmonton and Winnipeg), comprises the country’s most valuable Out-of-Home environments, such as Union Station and Billy Bishop Airport, the iconic Dundas Square, and leading shopping centres. Branded Cities Canada helps brands deliver impactful, engaging messages to Canada’s most desirable, hard-to-reach audiences. For more information please visit:

For additional information, please contact:
Vaibhav Gupta
EVP, Chief Operating Officer
(602) 224-3106