#GetOutofHome Welcomes #AdWeek Thx 2 @YourOAAA

September 26th, 2018

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

The Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) and its members have initiated a national out of home campaign designed to inspire and excite the ad industry about OOH’s power, value, and significance in today’s digital world.

#GetOutofHome will run across more than 50,000 OOH sites, including 27 digital screen networks, in 30 major US markets, in the coming weeks.

Created by Publicis New York, the campaign features ad industry icons, young creative thinkers, and social media influencers touting the value of OOH as a great media amplifier. As part of the activity, a real-time Digital OOH campaign will run alongside Advertising Week NY (October 1-4) inviting attendees to engage in the conversation via the hashtag #GetOutofHome.

Josh Horn, Creative Director, Publicis New York, commented, “OOH has become the ultimate stage for brands to get their message seen. It’s contextual, measurable and responsive. We wanted to celebrate its power to amplify today’s best campaigns.”

Produced by Grand Visual, the dynamic creative will include live commentary, tweets, and Instagram posts published direct to digital screens across New York City.

Stephen Freitas, OAAA’s chief marketing officer told us “Today’s advertising creatives and media planners grew up with the internet in the palm of their hands; they get digital media and push it forward,” said “We want to show them some ideas are too big to stay trapped online. Bold ideas need a bold platform.”

OAAA members are supporting the campaign in several ways. OOH media and production for the campaign have been donated by Adams+Fairway, Barrett Outdoor, Captivate, Circle Graphics, Clear Channel Outdoor, Cleveland Outdoor, Coastal Outdoor, Curb, DDI Media, Do It Outdoors, Eye Corp Media, Intersection, Interstate Outdoor, JCDecaux, Lamar Advertising, Link Media, Mile High Outdoor, Norton Outdoor, OUTFRONT Media, Pacific Outdoor, Park Outdoor, Porter Advertising, Signal Outdoor, Streetblimps, Total Outdoor, Vector Media, and YESCO Media.


Update On @JCDecauxGlobal’s @APNOutdoorAU Acquisition

September 26th, 2018

Tristan Cotterill

The Australian Foreign Investment Review Board has given written notice to JCDecaux SA (Euronext Paris: DEC) that the Commonwealth of Australia has no objection to its acquisition of APN Outdoor Group Limited. announced back in June 2018, by way of a scheme of arrangement (the Scheme).

The implementation of the Scheme remains subject to a number of conditions, including approval of APN Outdoor shareholders at the Scheme Meeting proposed to be held on October 15, 2018, court approval, the New Zealand Overseas Investment Office approval, and the satisfaction or, where capable, waiver of certain other customary conditions as outlined in the Scheme Implementation Agreement lodged with the Australian Securities Exchange on June 26th, 2018.

It looks like it is all on track though.

The DailyDOOH Investor Conference Agenda

September 25th, 2018

Russ Curry, Ministry of New Media

The DailyDOOH Investor Conference (now in its thirteenth year) once again takes place slap bang in the middle of New York Digital Signage Week, on Wednesday October 31, 2018.

The conference will be chaired by DailyDOOH Editor-in-Chief Adrian J Cotterill who has a history of organising and moderating some of the most popular and successful industry events during the past decade.

08.15 Registration & Breakfast

09.00 Opening Remarks Adrian J. Cotterill

09.30 A Year of Industry M&A | Stephen Nesbit | Managing Director | Prestonwood Trail Holdings

10.15 Darren Glatt | Partner | Searchlight Capital and Joe Zawadzki | CEO | MediaMath – In Conversation with Chair Adrian J. Cotterill

10.45 Networking and Coffee

11.15 Self Service Billboard Advertising | Jourdan Przybyla | Vendor Strategist | AdSemble Inc.

11.45 Board Level Discussion on Digital Out of Home – Faith Garbolino | EVP Sales | JCDecaux; Dafna Sarnoff | CMO | Intersection; Candice Simons | President | Brooklyn Outdoor – In Conversation with Stephen Freitas | Chief Marketing Officer | OAAA

12.30 Networking & Lunch

14.00 Paul A. Gajer | Head of Dentons’ Legacy Private Equity and Investment Funds | Dentons and Jeff Scott | CEO | Spire Capital – In Conversation with Chair Adrian J. Cotterill

14.30 Don’t Be Like #Digital, Be (Much) Better | Joe Copley | Director, Strategic Partnerships | Seedooh

15.00 Networking & Coffee Break

15:30 What Investors and Media Owners Should Know About Programmatic | Andreas Soupliotis | Founder & CEO | Hivestack

16:00 Why Wouldn’t Apple, Facebook, Google or Netflix Become a Billboard Owner ? | TBD | TBD

16:30 Chairman’s Wrap-up

16:45 Reception & Cocktail Party sponsored by Dentons

19.00 Close

This is an intimate and exclusive event for investors and senior executives. As always, it will update investors on the latest trends and the future direction of digital out of home, digital place based media and digital signage and allows them to hear directly from the CEO’s of major companies that participate in the market.

All attendees will receive invaluable executive insight and education on the requirements and trends being used by investors in today’s capital raise efforts and come away from the conference having secured a good grasp of the key trends in the industry at the moment.

Thanks to the DPAA, the official hotel for New York Digital Signage Week is New York’s iconic Roosevelt Hotel, known as the ‘Grande Dame of Madison Avenue’. A limited number of sleeping rooms have been reserved at a preferred rate for delegates attending any event during New York Digital Signage Week.

European #OOH Automation & Programmatic Buying Technical Workshop

September 25th, 2018

Russ Curry, Ministry of New Media

Here is the agenda for our full day ‘European OOH Automation & Programmatic Buying Technical Workshop’ taking place in Amsterdam on Wednesday November 28, 2018.

The event will be chaired by BroadSign’s Vice President Business Development Stephanie Gutnik and will kick off at 10:00 CEST, hopefully allowing attendees from the UK to fly in and out in one day if need be, and for those Continental Europeans lucky enough to have access to a super fast, luxurious train network, to also get in early that morning.

In a very slight change to an already well-established and successful format we will be mixing up panel discussions with a couple of more traditional presentations…

09.30 REGISTRATION

10.00 Welcome | Stephanie Gutnik | VP of Business Development | Broadsign

10:30 The Sell Side: Channel Conflict in Programmatic
Jeremy Noya | Digital IT Manager | Exterion NL
Danny Tournier | Managing Director | Beyond Outdoor
Daniel Wunsch, Director | International Operations and Network | Executive Channel Network

11:15 Case Studies: The Real World Part One
– Case Study: Outmoove / Brand TBD
– Case Study: Platform 161 / Pepsi

11:45 The Buy Side: Why Not DOOH
Alexandra Ong | Sr. Business Development Manager EMEA | Adobe Advertising Cloud
Sabrina Schmidt | Market Director BENELUX, IE & PT | AppNexus
– TBD | TBD | TBD

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Automation at Scale | Tobias van Amstel | CEO & Co-founder | Signkick and Arran Javed | Head of Outdoor Trading | Mediacom

14:15 Case Studies: The Real World Part Two
– Case Study: MobPro / Brand TBD
– Case Study: DSP / Brand TBD

15:00 TBD

15:30 VIOOH’s *New* Automated Planning and Trading platform | Jean-Christophe Conti | CEO | VIOOH

16.00 Closing Remarks | Stephanie Gutnik | VP of Business Development | Broadsign

The workshop is being held at the B.Amsterdam which is a short distance from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport (approximate 25 mins by train) and a similar distance from Amsterdam Centraal train station (approximately 30 minutes).

Registration will be open early next week.

In 2016, our first workshop on the subject on hand took place as part of London Digital Signage Week on Wednesday May 18, 2016 in the lecture theatre of the world’s largest law firm, Dentons UK MEA LLP. During London Digital Signage Week in 2017, a Programmatic Buying & Marketplace Workshop took place on Wednesday May 10, 2017, again in a Denton’s lecture theatre. In late 2017 we ran in conjunction with BitPoster and BroadSign another half day event, ‘OOH / DOOH Programmatic, Automation and Data‘ which took place on Thursday November 30, 2017 in London at CHI & Partners.

We followed up all three of these half day events with our first ever (and completely SOLD OUT) ‘European OOH Automation & Programmatic Conference‘ which was held May 3, 2018 during this year’s London Digital Signage Week. We’ve built these events slowly and methodically and now firmly believe that we have a winning formula, having created the only OOH discussion forum for this subject in Europe!

Royal Opera House London’s Open Up Supported by @NEC_Display_EU

September 25th, 2018

Andrew Neale

NEC Display Solutions Europe announced last week its partnership with the Royal Opera House in London. As part of the Open Up project to promote more openness, availability and accessibility, NEC is providing several display and projection solutions to the major performing arts venue in the UK capital’s Covent Garden.

Alex Beard, Chief Executive of the Royal Opera House said “NEC screens and projections will animate the refurbished public spaces of the opera house in new and engaging ways, the bespoke digital wrap around screen at the refurbished Covent Garden Piazza entrance will act as an invitation into our new, welcoming spaces. We want as many people as possible to experience our art forms and get a taste of the remarkable creativity at play here and NEC’s technology will assist us in promoting accessibility to everyone, opening culture to all.”

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#NYDSW @WomenofDS @AVIXAWomen Networking

September 24th, 2018

Russ Curry, Ministry of New Media

If you are an Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association (AVIXA) member who wants to support women in the industry, and you can be a man or a woman, you have an open invitation to join Avixa Women’s Council.

The Council’s mission is to provide a global community of AVIXA members and other professionals committed to supporting and empowering women who work in the technology and AV industry.

Similarly whether you’re a Digital Signage veteran or just starting out, the Women of Digital Signage organisation provides women in the Digital Signage Industry with a pathway to promote networking, mentoring and personal growth through the development of relationships and new opportunities.

On the evening of October 30, the Avixa Women’s Council NYC Metro Group and Women of Digital Signage are inviting industry professionals to join them at the Unilumin Showroom for “Fun in the Sign”.

It will be an evening of cocktails and conversation and attendees are being encouraged to dress up for their “Fun in the Sign” theme. The organisers told us “We know that by the end of October, we’ll all be craving that summer sun. So, before you pack away that favorite outfit, wear it out one more time at our fun in the sun event!”.

Unilumin have generously donated their meeting space. The food and beverage sponsors include; New Era Technologies, FSR, Sapphire Marketing, Chief, Peerless AV and Brightsign.

The Avixa Women’s Council NYC Group and Women of Digital Signage Networking Event “Fun in the Sign” takes place 17:00 – 20:00 on Tuesday October 30. Registration can be found here.

The suggested hashtag for the week is #NYDSW.

Innovation Insights From Moment Factory

September 24th, 2018

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

On the evening of Thursday November 1, 2018, during New York Digital Signage Week, Barco are holding the last event of their (long) week** and it’s an especially good one – as they have secured the speaking services of a much in-demand individual, namely Moment Factory’s Amahl Hazelton.

Amahl Hazelton joined Moment Factory back in 2009, and now heads Strategy and Development for Moment Factory’s ‘Urban Spaces’ division.

His experience in digital placemaking ranges from content-rich immersive experiences on Vancouver’s iconic Canada Place Convention Centre to the facades of the Federal Parliament building and the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Building on celebrated media architecture installations from LAX and Changi airports, to flagship civic infrastructure such as the Interactive Illumination of Montreal’s monumental Jacques Cartier Bridge, to the award-winning Kontinuum digital take-over of Ottawa’s soon-to-open LRT subway tunnel in 2017, Moment Factory takes the audience on an exciting, disruptive tour into the future of digital signage.

In this exclusive event which takes place at Spring Studios in the heart of Tribeca, Amahl will present ‘Multimedia Architecture: Passion and Placemaking’.

We all know that retail and leisure centers, sports and entertainment venues, urban and natural public spaces are all investing in new layers of digital infrastructure and activations designed to attract, engage and retain visitors. Amahl will help the audience journey into inspiring content and explore some of the technologies implemented in Moment Factory’s recent interactive Digital Placemaking and Live Entertainment projects.

Amahl told us that “As architecture, public art and digital signage platforms converge and evolve from a passive spectator sport into a responsive, intelligent future, the stories that these digital systems enable are key strategic levers in our quest to create meaning and value in next-generation urban spaces”.

Prior to joining Moment Factory, Amahl was lead Project Manager of Montreal’s celebrated Quartier des Spectacles entertainment district and its Signature Lighting Plan, designed as a flexible, refreshable digital urban canvas–a Plug-and-PlayGround for festivals and curated digital light-art commissions, so he 100% knows what he is talking about!

Registration for this event, which takes place 17:30 – 20:00, is now open. CLICK HERE.

This year Barco are holding a Barco Innovation Showcase over one and a half days (09:00 – 17:00 Wednesday October 31 and 09:00 – 13:00 on Thursday November 1), the Evolution of Display Technology for Retail and Public Spaces Seminar (14.00 – 16.30 on Thursday November 1) and this year, Barco’s Media Lab Session at Spring Studios features the Moment Factory (17:30 – 20:00 on Thursday November 1)

The suggested hashtag for the week is #NYDSW.

This Week’s #AVJobs

September 21st, 2018

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…

  • LIGHTING APPLICATIONS ENGINEER (PRE-SALES)
    Job Type Permanent Full Time
    Location Greater London/Herts
    Area London North , England London North West, England Hertfordshire, UK
    Sector Sales – Lighting Engineer Engineer – Design Events & Hire – Theatre Events & Hire – Exhibitions Events & Hire – Conferences
    Salary £32000 – £40000 Per Annum Extremely competitive salary
    Currency GBP
    Start Date ASAP
    Advertiser AV Jobs
    Job Ref AV29834
  • LIGHTING ENGINEER TECHNICAL SUPPORT
    Job Type Permanent Full Time
    Location Greater London/Herts
    Area London North , England Hertfordshire, UK
    Sector Sales – Lighting Engineer Engineer – Technical Support Engineer – Helpdesk Events & Hire – Theatre Events & Hire – Exhibitions Events & Hire – Conferences
    Salary £30000 – £32000 Per Annum Extremely competitive salary
    Currency GBP
    Start Date ASAP
    Advertiser AV Jobs
    Job Ref AV29835
  • AV BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER VENDOR
    Job Type Permanent Full Time
    Location London & Home Counties
    Area Berkshire, England Bucks, England Hertfordshire, UK Middlesex, England Surrey, England City of London, England London South East, England London South West, England London North , England London North West, England
    Sector Sales Sales – Audio Visual Sales – Channel – vendor Sales – Corporate Sales – Education Sales – Business Development Sales – Field Sales
    Salary £40000 – £45000 Per Annum £40k-£45k p.a. + £6k car allow + bonus
    Currency GBP
    Start Date ASAP
    Advertiser AV Jobs
    Job Ref AV29833

Ed de Lucy joins @infiLED_EM

September 21st, 2018

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Edward W.R (Ed de Lucy) de Camborne Lucy has joined infiLED EM as Global Commercial Director in their InfiLED Sports and Entertainment Group

Daniel Oelker joins @ZetaDisplay

September 21st, 2018

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Daniel Oelker has joined ZetaDisplay (Nasdaq Stockholm: ZETA) as Chief Communication Officer. This is a new position.

He will start October 1, 2018 and be part of group management, reporting to CEO Leif Liljebrunn.

We are told that he has vast experience of building well-functioning communication departments in larger international Swedish companies. He joins after having worked at his own management consultancy. Previously, he had global responsibility for communications and branding at Hilding Anders, Thule and SCA Hygiene Products.