Hey Manhattan! Guess What ! #NYDSW’s Nearly Arrived

October 21st, 2017

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Well, it’s just a little over a week now to the biggest New York Digital Signage Week ever – last year saw an amazing 25 events, this year, we have 32 throughout the whole week (and yes, that includes plenty of things to do on the Friday as well).

The centre pages of our printed newspaper has the list of events that were announced when we went to print (a useful handy guide, and if you look on the following pages of the newspaper, we have the FULL agenda of all four conferences taking place that week as well – most useful) but the very latest list of events can be found online on the OFFICIAL web site here.

We do have (inside) visibility of some of the events taking place that week and from those, we see: –

The DailyDOOH Investor Conference is looking like it’s going to be one of our biggest as well, with registrations already surpassing last year. We also hear that the super-exclusive Peter J Solomon Cocktails on the Monday evening for senior industry execs is likely to attract a whopping 200+ folks.

Oh, and of course it’s still supposed to be secret (like one of those raves you receive directions for in the middle of night from complete strangers) but we also hear that the venue for Scala’s 30th Anniversary party was also announced late Friday night.

eBay To Advertise on the New Piccadilly Lights

October 20th, 2017

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Landsec, the UK’s largest listed commercial property company and owner of Piccadilly Lights, has announced that global online marketplace, eBay, has signed a deal to advertise on the last of the six positions of the innovative new screen when it is switched back on this month.

Gareth Jones, Senior Marketing Director at eBay said “eBay is a marketplace that has vibrancy, individuality and colour at its core. There’s no more iconic and colourful site than the Piccadilly Lights with its new 4K LED screen. We’re excited to see our ‘Fill Your Cart With Colour’ campaign come alive at this innovative site.”

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Hunter & Stella McCartney Sign Deal for Piccadilly Lights

October 20th, 2017

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Landsec, the UK’s largest listed commercial property company and owner of Piccadilly Lights, announced this week that British brands Hunter and Stella McCartney have signed a deal to advertise in one of the six positions on the world-famous Piccadilly Lights. The brands will form part of the innovative new Piccadilly Lights screen which is switched back on this month.

Vasiliki Arvaniti, Portfolio Director at Landsec told us “Both Stella McCartney and Hunter are as iconic as Piccadilly Lights itself; we are very excited to see how the brands use this unique platform to connect with their audiences. This collaboration is an excellent reflection of the pioneering display capabilities of the screen and testament to how flexible the platform can be. It’s a privilege to also be able to fundraise for Barnardo’s through the #PiccadillyOn campaign as we deliver such a historic moment for London.”

Hunter, the progressive British heritage brand, has signed to advertise on the lights in partnership with Stella McCartney, the luxury lifestyle brand. The aspirational British brands will share one of the six advertising spots at Piccadilly Lights on rotation, individually showcasing the two brands in a unique new setting.

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This Week’s #AVJobs

October 20th, 2017

Andrew Neale

AV Jobs provide a highly specialist Recruitment Service for Audio Visual manufacturers, distributors and resellers.

They also work within the broadcast, events and unified communications industries providing quality and experienced staff at all levels – from board members through management, field service and sales, as well as on-site technical and sales people.

Their Consultants have experience within the AV industry and fully understand all areas from sales through system design and installation, hire and events, operations and service.

Here are this week’s selection of #AVjobs from them…

  • AV INSTALLATION & SERVICE ENGINEER
    Job Type Permanent Full Time
    Location Reading
    Area Berkshire, England Bucks, England Surrey, England
    Sector Engineer Engineer – Audio Visual Engineer – Installer Engineer – Service Engineer – Video Conferencing
    Salary £22500 – £28000 Per Annum Negotiable £22k-£28k p.a. + co. vehicl
    Currency GBP
    Start Date ASAP
    Advertiser AV Jobs
    Job Ref AV21217
  • AUDIO VISUAL PROJECT MANAGER
    Job Type Permanent Full Time
    Location Surrey/West Sussex
    Area Sussex, England Surrey, England City of London, England London South East, England
    Sector Engineer Engineer – Audio Visual Engineer – Installer Engineer – Design Engineer – Video Conferencing Engineer – Project Manager Manager – Project
    Salary £38000 – £40000 Per Annum £38k-£40k p.a. plus car allowance & be
    Currency GBP
    Start Date ASAP
    Advertiser AV Jobs
    Job Ref AV21117
  • AUDIO VISUAL (IFP) CHANNEL SALES
    Job Type Permanent Full Time
    Location Greater Manchester.
    Area Cheshire, England Greater Manchester, England Lancashire, England Merseyside, England
    Sector Sales Sales – Audio Visual Sales – Collaborative Technology Sales – Unified Communications Sales – Channel – Distributor Sales – External Account Manager Sales – Business Development Sales – Field Sales
    Salary £35000 – £55000 Per Annum £35k-£40k basic £55k OTE + car allowan
    Currency GBP
    Start Date ASAP
    Advertiser AV Jobs
    Job Ref AV21017

James Warburton joins APN Outdoor Group Limited as CEO

October 20th, 2017

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

APN Outdoor Group Limited (ASX: APO) announced the appointment of James Warburton as Chief Executive Officer, effective 22 January 2018 – replacing former CEO, Richard Herring who recently retired.

APN Outdoor Chairman, Doug Flynn, welcomed the appointment of Mr Warburton as a key step in APN Outdoor’s continued growth trajectory and told us “We are excited to have James join as APN Outdoor’s next CEO. He brings to the company extensive executive leadership experience, with a significant understanding of complex media environments including out-of-home media, dealing with key advertisers and media agencies, developing new income streams, and dealing with technological change and digital disruption. On behalf of the Board, I welcome James to the APN Outdoor team. We also thank Wayne Castle for his significant contribution as Interim CEO during this period of change. Wayne will revert to his previous role as CFO upon James’ commencement with the group.”

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Stephen Roe Joins MaxMedia

October 20th, 2017

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

MaxMedia has appointed Steven (Steve) Roe as Managing Director, effective immediately. Reporting to MaxMedia CEO and Founder Keehln Wheeler, Steve will leverage his 20+ years of management, operations, sales and marketing experience to launch MaxMedia into new markets, industry verticals and expand the company’s service offerings.

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AVIXA Announces New Membership Structure

October 19th, 2017

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

AVIXA, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, has announced it will roll out a new membership structure to enhance growth opportunities for pro-AV businesses and individuals.

As part of AVIXA’s three-year strategic plan, a key initiative is restructuring the membership model to increase member value. When developing the improved program, the association considered many factors, such as various member needs based on location in the world, groups that might consider joining the AV community, and products and services the association currently offers that aren’t being utilized by members. The new membership structure was developed based on feedback from members around the world, AVIXA’s Board of Directors, the Membership Committee, and staff throughout the association.

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PixelFLEX joins @NanoLumens Partner Program

October 19th, 2017

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

NanoLumens, award-winning creators of uniquely compelling interactive LED visualization solutions, has announced that Nashville-based PixelFLEX has joined the NanoLumens Partner Program. Now able to exclusively market the NanoLumens’ Nixel SeriesTM flexible LED under the name “TrueFLEX visualized by NanoLumens”, the partner agreement coincides with the settlement of the corresponding NanoLumens patent infringement lawsuit.

Monty Rains, President and COO of PixelFLEX said “We are pleased to have reached this agreement with NanoLumens, and are happy to have joined the NanoLumens Partner Program. Through this joint effort, we believe that our customers will benefit greatly from the technology, and we are excited to now offer the ‘TrueFLEX visualized by NanoLumens’ LED video solution.”

NanoLumens CEO Rick Cope told us “We welcome PixelFLEX to the NanoLumens Partner Program and we look forward to working with them as they roll out their ‘TrueFLEX visualized by NanoLumens’ flexible LED displays. NanoLumens has invested millions of dollars and man hours in the development of pioneering innovations that have been justly recognized by the United States Patent Office, and our new relationship with PixelFLEX works to the benefit of everyone.”

The NanoLumens Partner Program encompasses an exclusive stable of integration partners with extensive LED display installation experience that receive hands-on training with NanoLumens experts. Whether part of the growing preferred dealer network or a member of the elite Preferred Partner Program, each dealer carries the same commitment to bold innovation as NanoLumens.

NanoLumens and @Pixelflexled Settle IP Lawsuit

October 19th, 2017

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

NanoLumens, award-winning creators of uniquely compelling interactive LED visualization solutions, has announced the dismissal of its patent infringement lawsuit against PixelFLEX LLC. According to NanoLumens CEO Richard Cope, PixelFLEX has joined the NanoLumens Partner Program and will now exclusively market NanoLumens’ Nixel Series™ flexible LED under the name ‘TrueFLEX Visualized by NanoLumens’.

An American-based LED manufacturer, PixelFLEX offers creative solutions, reliable products, and dependable service for our industry-leading LED display technologies and solutions. Driven towards excellence to meet your standards, PixelFLEX offers a one-of-a-kind design for your tour, event or installation through our award-winning line of LED video walls and video screens. Working with architects, designers, engineers and consultants, PixelFLEX is proud to develop custom LED solutions for each and every customer while also providing top-tier customer support throughout the entire experience.

Clear Channel Int’l in Europe Wide Deal w/ @Amscreen

October 19th, 2017

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Clear Channel International has announced a new partnership with Amscreen that will include the provision of digital outdoor displays for a European-wide deployment.

This new deal will see further expansion across 16 new country markets. This follows three years of digital out of home deployments in the UK market where the total DOOH revenue now represents 50% of all OOH revenues.

The deal reflects Clear Channel’s move towards greater digitisation of their international network while standardising the technology across countries to deliver more operational efficiencies.

The global outdoor advertising business’s European territories include Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Spain, Sweden, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Switzerland and the UK.

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