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…

    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
    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
    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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October 19th, 2017

Maddie Cotterill

Last November’s half day (City Briefing) Smart Cities conference was such a success that the Ministry of New Media are all set to repeat it.

The new FULL DAY conference looks pretty comprehensive; covering New World Payphones / Amscreen, InLinkUK / Civiq Smartscapes, JCDecaux’s own Smart City initiatives and the agenda contains a real smattering of proper ‘Smart City experts’ to make this a really interesting event.

08.45 Registration & Breakfast

09.30 Opening Remarks Adrian J. Cotterill

09.45 New World Payphones | Justin Cochrane | CEO | Clear Channel UK

10.30 Privacy Issues & More in Smart Cities | Ingrid Silver | Partner, Global Entertainment & Media Industry Group | Reed Smith

11.00 Networking and Coffee

11.30 A Multi-Angle View of Smart Cities – Funding, Manufacturing, Planning, Advertising, Analysing; Five Industry Experts in Conversation with Stephen Nesbit | Founder | Prestonwood Trail Holdings

12.30 Networking & Lunch

13.45 The Disrupted City: The Path Towards Smart(er) Places | Sandra Baer | CMO | Civiq Smartscapes & Tim Fendley | Partner | Applied Wayfinding in conversation with Adrian J. Cotterill

14.45 Why Maps Are Dumb | Matt Crisp | Director | Living Map Company

15.15 Networking & Coffee Break

15.45 Smart London | Helena Kavanagh | Managing Director Street Furniture | JCDecaux

16:30 Chairman’s Wrap-up

This new FULL DAY [digital] SMART CITIES CONFERENCE will be held at BAFTA, London on Wednesday November 29, 2017.

Registration will open November 1, 2017.

OOH / DOOH Programmatic, Automation and Data

October 19th, 2017

Russ Curry, Ministry of New Media

Join Mungo Knott, Primesight’s Marketing & Insight Director and joint chair of the UK Outsmart Standards Committee, and a number of panelists in an informal get-together to discuss Programmatic, Automation and Data in OOH / DOOH.

Mungo will give a quick update on Outsmart’s SPACE (the unique data management application, which stores, categorises and standardises every piece of OOH inventory within the UK market), look at some of the challenges ahead, discuss plans for 2018 and introduce the panelists that include: –

  • Stephanie Gutnik, Director of Business Development, Broadsign
  • Tim Harvey, Director of Business Transformation, JCDecaux
  • Fernando Mayorga, Chief Technology Officer, LiveDOOH
  • Craig Mytton, Chief Revenue Officer, bitposter
  • Arran Javed, Head of Outdoor Trading, Mediacom

The informal event takes place Thursday, November 30, 2017 between 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM GMT at

CHI & Partners
7-9 Rathbone Street

Registration is open now.

The event is kindly sponsored by @BitPosterUK @BroadSign @DailyDOOH @OutsmartOOH and continues the Ministry’s London City Briefings held over the last few years; The first Programmatic Buying & Marketplace Workshop took place as part of London Digital Signage Week on Wednesday May 18, 2016 and then during this year’s London Digital Signage Week, the Programmatic Buying & Marketplace Workshop took place on Wednesday May 10, 2017.