Branded Cities Announces Leadership Changes


July 10, 2018, Canada – Branded Cities (“BC”), a digital and spectacular Out-Of-Home (“OOH”) media company, today announce the departure of Canada President, Adam Butterworth. The company has appointed Toby Sturek as the new President of Branded Cities Canada. Effective immediately, Toby will assume all day-to-day leadership responsibilities of the Canadian business.

Steve Ellman, Chairman and CEO of Branded Cities remarked, “Toby is an established leader who has strategic vision and an accomplished career of achieving results. He has tremendous and relevant experience as current member of the Executive Committee of Canada and having previously served as Chairman of the board of Canada. I am confident that Toby’s knowledge and broad understanding of the OOH media space will contribute to our long-term growth and success.”

A 17-year seasoned OOH leader, Toby joined Branded Cities in 2017 as SVP of Business Development and member of the Executive Committee for Canada. Prior to Branded Cities, he spent 16 years with Clear Channel Outdoor where he held several key leadership positions during his tenure with the company. He served as Chairman of the Board for Clear Channel Outdoor and Branded Cities Canada and Executive Vice President of the Midwest Region and Airports. He served as President of Clear Channel Airports from 2009 to 2013 and held other senior management positions since 2000.

Toby said, “I look forward to building on the foundation of our extraordinary portfolio of assets and deepening our relationships with advertising clients and partners across Canada. We have a great senior management team already in place, and I am excited to work closely with them.”

About Branded Cities

Branded Cities, which is owned by EL Media and Shamrock Capital, is a leading Out-of-Home media company with an integrated network of premier digital and static signage across North America. The digital and static media assets span across some of the largest markets in the United States and Canada (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, and many more) and are situated in the country’s most valuable Out-of-Home environments such as Times Square, the Las Vegas Strip, West Hollywood, Union Station, Yonge – Dundas Square, and Canada’s leading shopping centres. Branded Cities empowers brands to deliver impactful and engaging messages to North America’s most desirable, hard-to-reach audiences. EL Media is an affiliate of The Ellman Companies (“Ellman”). Ellman is a privately-owned media, real estate and investments group founded in 1972 with diverse interests in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. For more information visit:,, or

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About Shamrock Capital

Shamrock is a Los Angeles-based alternative investment firm with approximately $1.9 billion of assets under management, investing exclusively in the media, entertainment and communications sectors. Shamrock was originally founded in 1978 as the Roy E. Disney Family Investment Company and has since evolved into an institutional money manager with a leading group of investors including endowment and pension funds. Shamrock partners with strong management teams and takes an active, collaborative approach to creating value in each investment. Shamrock’s current investments include Appetize, Branded Cities, BTI Studios, Consilio, FanDuel, Giant Creative, Isolation Network, Maple Media,Mobilitie, Omega Wireless, Questex, RB Media, Screenvision Media, Silvergate Media and Wazee Digital. For more information, visit:

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