This Week’s #AVJobs

August 17th, 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…

  • SALES DIRECTOR – DIGITAL SIGNAGE SOLUTIONS
    Job Type Permanent Full Time
    Location London & Home Counties
    Area Berkshire, England Bucks, England Middlesex, England Surrey, England City of London, England London South West, England
    Sector SalesSales – Audio Visual Director Director – Sales
    Salary £60000 – £80000 Per Annum Competitive & negotiable salary + bonus
    Currency GBP
    Start Date ASAP
    Advertiser AV Jobs
    Job Ref AV29830
  • BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIGITAL SIGNAGE
    Job Type Permanent Full Time
    Location London & Home Counties
    Area Middlesex, England Surrey, England City of London, England London South East, England London South West, England
    Sector Sales Sales – Audio Visual Sales – Corporate Sales – Business DevelopmentS ales – Field Sales
    Salary £35000 – £60000 Per Annum £35k basic £60k OTE + car allowance
    Currency GBP
    Start Date ASAP
    Advertiser AV Jobs
    Job Ref AV29829
  • AV CHANNEL SALES – VENDOR
    Job Type Permanent Full Time
    Location London & Home Counties
    Area Berkshire, England Bucks, England Middlesex, England Surrey, England City of London, England Hertfordshire, UK
    Sector Sales Sales – Audio Visual Sales – Channel – vendor Sales – External Account Manager Sales – Business Development Sales – Field Sales
    Salary £45000 – £55000 Per Annum Competitive & negotiable salary + bonus
    Currency GBP
    Start Date ASAP
    Advertiser AV Jobs
    Job Ref AV29828

Jim Campbell joins @CCOutdoorNA

August 17th, 2018

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Clear Channel Outdoor (NYSE: CCO), an indirect subsidiary of iHeartMedia Inc., has tapped international media sales and marketing veteran Jim Campbell to lead its New York market operations.

As the new Clear Channel Outdoor New York President, we are told that he will hyper-focus on customer centric initiatives that drive revenue growth opportunities for the company and its valued local, regional and national clients.

He told us “I look forward to working with the team at Clear Channel Outdoor to further enhance our presence in the New York area. Engaging with clients and helping them reach consumers with printed and digital out-of-home advertising is an opportunity to convey the dynamic capabilities Clear Channel Outdoor is bringing to bear in the industry. Integrating our media with the goals of our clients to achieve measurable results is one of our greatest strengths.”

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Jack Wilders, Louise Hirst & Helen Flynn join @NEC_Display_UK

August 17th, 2018

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

NEC Display Solutions has recently welcomed three new members to its UK sales team.

  • With 17 years’ experience working across a number of AV integrators, Jack Wilders joins NEC to manage integrator and reseller accounts, ably providing support and technical knowledge to offer the best value and perfect fit proposition for end users. Jack brings knowledge of IPTV, digital signage, video walls and specialist display projects across the corporate space and in several vertical markets including education, NHS and leisure, especially large stadium rollouts.
  • Louise Hirst joins NEC to manage end user accounts with specific focus on media, manufacturing and engineering. The company’s vertical sales strategy enables NEC to meet the specific needs of its customers within specialist application areas and Louise’s appointment harnesses her experience within these important sectors.
  • Joining NEC as Corporate Reseller Account Manager, Helen Flynn’s 20 year experience working within the IT reseller industry and 13 years with Computacenter in the AV sector sustains NEC’s solid partnerships within the corporate reseller channel, a vital link to ensure NEC continues to provide superior service to its end user customers.

Ian Gobey, General Manager, NEC UK Display Solutions told us “Our people are at the centre of our offering and the success of our channel business is firmly rooted in the professional integrity of our sales teams. Jack, Louise and Helen bring a wealth of experience and have already established themselves as key players in fulfilling our forward looking sales strategy”.

Heawon Yoo Joins @AdspaceNetworks

August 17th, 2018

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Former US Weekly marketing lead, Heawon Yoo has joined Adspace.

Ms. Yoo is an integrated marketing specialist with over 20 years of experience. Her career began on the agency side, spending 10 years at major NYC agencies including BBDO and Deutsch before moving to the publisher side at brands like Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal and Us Weekly. After initially working across titles, she became solely dedicated to US Weekly in 2009 – most recently serving as the Head of Integrated Marketing where she focussed on driving digital ad growth. Leveraging custom video content, she created Red Carpet Daily, Us Weekly’s first daily video show.

Ms. Yoo will report to newly appointed CEO, Greg Glenday, who joined Adspace in May and will oversee brand marketing, integrated marketing, research, and the creative & content teams. Her appointment comes at a crucial time as Out of Home advertising is rapidly evolving though technological advancements and an industry trend toward quality digital inventory.

With over 4,500+ screens throughout 300+ locations, Adspace’s premium video network reaches 80 million unique consumers every four weeks, offering 100% viewable, brand-safe and fraud-free impressions to in-market consumers steps from the point of sale and on the path to purchase. Adspace effectively engages today’s connected consumers through hyper-targeted messaging, one-to-one mobile engagements and social integrations.

Kate Butcher joins @PeerlessAVEU

August 17th, 2018

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Peerless-AV has added Kate Butcher to its UK professional sales team to focus on the south of the country.

Kate Butcher, who has held roles at distributors exertis medium and Sahara will join as key account manager, southern region.

Keith Dutch, managing director – EMEA, Peerless-AV, told us “Kate’s energy and enthusiasm, combined with her AV distribution experience and good industry connections, make her perfect for the key account manager position. We value relationships above all at Peerless-AV and our team is renowned in the industry for being great ambassadors for the company. Kate has the qualities to help us develop this further and drive business growth in key accounts.”

This Year’s 2018 CEO Spotlights

August 16th, 2018

Maddie Cotterill

A more pictorial look at this year’s featured CEOs’ networks will be available in print in DOOH INSIGHTS: Volume 7 and will be available in September and October in two versions, one for London and one for New York!

We kicked off 2018 undertaking interviews with Karine Moses, President, Astral at Bell Media and Vice-President, Bell Media Sales Québec (TV/Radio), Montreal, Mike Tyquin, CEO, Adshel , Sydney, Candice Simons of Brooklyn Outdoor, Jeroen Hillenaar of Hillenaar Outdoor and Ben Walker, Shopper Media Group, Australia.

To end the year we have a VERY special CEO Spotlight where we welcome back François de Gaspé Beaubien, Chairman and Chief Coaching Officer of ZOOM Media, Executive Chairman of Ayuda Media Systems, Executive Chairman of Hivestack (majority owner of all three) and Chairman of the Digital Placed based Advertising Association – we first interviewed François back in July 2008, Ed.

In 2017, we interviewed Clear Channel Outdoor’s Scott Wells in February, Grandi Stazioni’s Stefano Mereu in March, PRN’s Kevin Carbone in April, Core Out of Home’s Umut Senol (formerly Clear Channel Turkey) in May, Val Morgan Outdoor’s Anthony Deeble in June, Elonex Outdoor’s Nick Smith in July, Go2Digital’s Edin Pasalic in August, Adams Outdoor Advertising’s Kevin Gleason in September, Westfield’s Charley Delana in November and lastly Vasco Perestrelo from Multimedia Outdoors Portugal.

All earlier CEO Spotlights (and we have 10 years’ worth now) are available online (click here), as well as in print in the following series of books: –

 

New Smart City Kiosk From @PeerlessAV

August 15th, 2018

Tristan Cotterill

Peerless-AV has just announced its new Smart City Kiosk. We are told that with a focus on functionality and aesthetics, the Smart City Kiosk is designed to be modern, approachable, practical, and endure the rigors of everyday use when unattended. The new all weather-rated solution is ideal for sharing community information, travel, and weather details, as well as wayfinding, advertising, entertainment, and more.

The Smart City Kiosk includes an Xtreme™ High Bright Outdoor Display with full HD1080p resolution for a bright crisp picture, even in direct sunlight. In addition, an optional 10-point IR touch overlay makes the kiosk interactive for all users.

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New AIA Course to Educate Architects & Designers From @NanoLumens

August 15th, 2018

Andrew Neale

The modern travel experience is changing, and airports in particular have been embracing this change with cutting-edge audiovisual technology to transform the passenger experience. To help airport architects and designers stay ahead of the curve, NanoLumens, award-winning creators of uniquely compelling interactive LED visualization solutions, has developed a new certified course to be offered through the American Institute of Architects’ Continuing Education System.

According to Brett Farley, NanoLumens Director of Strategic Business Development, NanoLumens wants to help airport architects implement effective LED display technology into their designs. “Large-format direct-view LED displays are applicable for the various stakeholders doing business inside today’s airports worldwide; from DOOH advertisers, to concessionaires, airlines, and the airports themselves, so it is our responsibility to provide useful information and training to the architects and designers who shape these spaces.”

The course, entitled ‘LED Display Canvases for Airport Wayfinding, Information Displays, Place-Making, Art and Entertainment‘ (AIA Course NL-103-2018 CEU 1 HR Credit), is now available for registration and will present to participants examples of various digital signage applications, ranging from simple FIDS, BIDS, RIDS displays, to iconic large-format public art and sculptural installations. These examples will be shown in the context of how they are initiated and funded, designed into the new or existing structure, installation requirements, support requirements, and more.

Participants will also learn infrastructure impact and requirements for successful LED display design and integration, including the use of sustainable materials and efficient electronic systems; unique structural and materials breakdown of bespoke visualization systems; key design drivers for large-scale airport projects (Sustainability, Smart Airport Initiatives, Public Art, etc.); and differentiators in products and business models in the large-format visualization industry.

To schedule an in-person training, interested parties should click here.

GBP 500,000 @TfL Prize For Ads Reflecting Female Diversity

August 15th, 2018

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

One brand could win GBP 500,000 of free media space on Transport for London’s tube, rail and bus network in early 2019 as first prize in a new competition for ads that represent the diversity of London’s female population. The competition, called The Women We See, has been organised by TfL and is supported by its outdoor media partners Exterion Media and JCDecaux, who are giving away space consisting of 10-second clips on full-motion digital screens and static bus shelter six-sheets.

There are two runners-up prizes, which consist of TfL providing match-funding of GBP 50,000-worth of similiar media space in return for a commitment from the winner to spend GBP 50,000.

Entries, which need to be submitted October 22, 2018, will be judged by a seven-strong panel that includes the IPA’s head of diversity Leila Siddiqi, TfL director of diversity and inclusion Staynton Brown, Vogue publishing director Vanessa Kingori, Campaign global editor-in-chief Claire Beale, and the founder of child talent agency Looks Like Me, Selma Nicholls.

TfL’s backing for more diverse advertising comes two years after it was announced it would no longer accept ads seen to be promoting unhealthly or unrealistic body shapes, under the policy agenda of newly-elected London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

At the same time TfL set up a new Advertising Steering Group to inform its advertising policy. The group, which has supported the creation of an initiative to encourage advertising to reflect diversity, includes MullenLowe London chairman Tom Knox and is chaired by former Labour councillor Dr Mee Ling Ng.

Layer Logic and TSItouch Join Forces

August 14th, 2018

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Layer Logic Inc., who are dedicated to making collaboration seamless and spontaneous, and TSItouch, a leading manufacturer of touch screen and protective solutions for commercial grade displays and video walls announced that they are partnering together to drive more touch display demand through the delivery of additional features and capabilities.

CoreTouch is an award-winning intelligent appliance that allows users to connect and simultaneously control up to four devices on a single touchscreen display. Up until now, we are told that it has not been possible to connect multiple sources, such as PC’s, Macs, tablet devices, etc. to a display, and control those sources from the monitor itself. CoreTouch is the first of its kind – making group collaboration simple when it comes to displaying, sharing and controlling content specific to a source. CoreTouch also supports the new annotation capabilities of Microsoft’s Office Suite, allowing for annotation from the monitor over live applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as whiteboarding.

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