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Lamar Airport Advertising Awarded 10-Year Contract to Enhance and Manage Advertising Signage at San Antonio International Airport (SAT)

Baton Rouge, LA – January 8, 2019 – Lamar Advertising Company (Nasdaq: LAMR), one of the largest out of home media companies in the world, today announced that Lamar Airport Advertising has been awarded a 10-year contract to upgrade and manage all advertising signage at the San Antonio International Airport (SAT). Lamar will replace all existing advertising fixtures and will invest $1 million to install brand new, state-of-the-art digital networks, landmark LED spectaculars and vibrant backlit tension fabric banners, enhancing the aesthetic appearance at the airport and providing advertisers with new opportunities to engage airport travelers.

With the addition of the San Antonio airport contract to its portfolio, Lamar now manages advertising inventory at 24 airports nationwide, serving over 205 million passengers annually. San Antonio International Airport serves 9 million passengers annually with 11 airlines offering routes to 54 non-stop domestic and international destinations.

San Antonio International Airport with Lamar Advertising

“Lamar has established a strong reputation for enabling airports across the country to derive maximum value from their advertising infrastructure while, at the same time, providing brands with an opportunity to reach the traveling public in creative and innovative ways,” said Steve Milburn, Properties, Concessions and Business Development Manager at  San Antonio International Airport. “We are excited to welcome Lamar to San Antonio and look forward to working in partnership to provide our visitors with an enhanced airport experience.”

Industry research shows that airport advertising is extremely effective in reaching audiences and inspiring action. According to Nielsen, 42% of frequent flyers will visit a website or store after seeing that brand’s airport ad, while 90% are likely to shop at a brand’s physical location. Within the San Antonio airport, Lamar will feature synchronized digital advertising on 75-inch LED screens throughout the concourses and baggage claim, targeting both arriving and departing passengers. Three Nanolumens high definition LED locations are strategically placed to uniquely share advertisers’ messages, and key locations are established for interactive or static displays that engage or welcome travelers.

San Antonio International Airport with Lamar Advertising

The program will now bring sponsorship and branding opportunities as well as short-term or seasonal packages. Technology advancements include beacons, facial recognition, geofencing, QR/NFC and social media alternatives for advertisers that seek more avenues to speak to their customers.

“As our roster of airport clients grows and people spend more time at the airport prior to departure, we are repeatedly demonstrating the power of airport advertising, and specifically the Lamar network, to connect with air travelers and influence purchasing decisions among higher-income, discerning consumers,” said Brig Newman, Vice President and Senior Director of Airports  for Lamar Advertising Company. “We’re looking forward to a long and prosperous relationship with the San Antonio Airport.”

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About Lamar Advertising Company
Founded in 1902, Lamar Advertising Company (Nasdaq: LAMR) is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in the world, with more than 348,000 displays across the United States and Canada. Lamar offers advertisers a variety of billboard, interstate logo, transit and airport advertising formats, helping both local businesses and national brands reach broad audiences every day. In addition to its more traditional out of home inventory, Lamar is proud to offer its customers the largest network of digital billboards in the United States with over 3,000 displays. Please feel free to explore our website or contact us at for additional information.

Press Contact:

Allie McAlpin
Communications Director
Lamar Advertising Company
(225) 926-1000

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