Leslie Bensen

Ms. Bensen, CEO of Departure Media, based in our Charleston, South Carolina headquarters, brings a proven track record of success in the Airport Advertising industry. Her knowledge and years of airport experience, as well as her commitment and dedication to professional service takes programs to new heights in appearance and revenue.

Ms. Bensen received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill and has been passionately devoted to the airport advertising industry since 1988.

Ms. Bensen’s former work experience with Ackerley Airport Advertising includes:
•Initiating new advertising programs in ten airports located in NC, SC, AL, GA, and CO.
•Eighteen years marketing and selling airport advertising displays, in-flight publications and national magazines including local, regional and national advertising sales.
•Increasing overall airport advertising display sales by 100% within the first year of each airport managed.
•Maintaining annual client renewals with repeat business at the rate of 90-100%.
•Developing easy to understand, creative marketing materials for the merchandising of each airport program. This material includes detailed floor plans, demographic information, airport fact sheets with traffic patterns and courtesy phone center effectiveness studies.

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