Models Own Deploy @Signagelive Network

November 22nd, 2017

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Models Own is a cosmetics brand that was originally founded in 2008 by Ministry of Sound’s CEO and his brother. In 2014, Models Own received investment from a Saudi retail empire and has since expanded its core offering to include lip and eye products, as well as associated accessories. Models Own opened its first global flagship store in Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford, East London in late 2016, closely followed by a second store in Trinity Leeds, and is currently Europe’s fastest growing cosmetics brand.

Models Own wanted to enhance its retail presence and grown its market share by opening a flagship store that would serve both as a “beauty playground” for its customer base and as a new product launch pad. The company wanted to utilise the benefits of digital signage, such as great visual impact and the ability to increase footfall in the store, to engage their teenage market customers even further.

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Integrated Contiki Campaign Sends More Students Packing

November 22nd, 2017

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

A campaign that tapped into the university market through integrating Out Of Home advertising with native content delivered Contiki a three-fold increase in bookings.

The campaign to push Contiki’s 2018 European packages included customised creative based on time and day running on Locate by oOh!’s Study digital screens across 99 university campuses nationally, coupled with a three-part native content series on Uni Junkee that was amplified on the panels and via Facebook.

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Funding, Manufacturing, Planning, Advertising, Analyzing #SmartCities

November 22nd, 2017

Maddie Cotterill

During the new FULL DAY [digital] SMART CITIES CONFERENCE which will be held at BAFTA, London on Wednesday November 29, 2017, Prestonwood Trail Holdings’s Stephen Nesbit will be chairing an hour long panel, whose objective is to look at the #DOOH aspect of Smart Cities from multiple viewpoints; investing, advertising, manufacturing and deployment, measurement and analytics and what municipalities make of all of this.

Panel members: include: –

  • Sikander Ahmed is a Principal at NBK Capital Partners. NBK Capital Partners is a leading alternative investment manager across multiple asset classes including private equity, mezzanine and real estate in the MENA region and is the Alternative Investments unit of NBK Capital, a subsidiary of the National Bank of Kuwait. NBK Capital Partners is the owner of Sistem-9 Medya which is the leading provider of end-to-end Digital Signage integration solutions and Digital Out-of-Home advertising channels in Turkey. Included in Sistem-9’s DOOH portfolio is a Smart Cities kiosk deployment into the most heavily trafficked pedestrian areas of Istanbul in a digital advertising network. Sikander sits on the Board of Directors of Sistem 9.
  • Ian Hawthorn is the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea / London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham’s Head of Highways
  • Naren Patel is the CEO of Primesight who own the UK’s broadest reaching OOH advertising estate, delivering highly desirable audiences throughout the UK. In 2017 Primesight was awarded a street furniture advertising contract, taking over 19,100 payphones and 2,250 6-sheet faces, both across London and key UK cities. In addition to this portfolio expansion, Primesight has a joint venture between with Intersection to launch InLinkUK in partnership with British Telecom. InLinkUK is the “sister project” to LinkNYC in New York.
  • Peter Livesey is the CEO of Esprit Digital. Since 2004 Esprit Digital has been focused on deploying durable display systems all over the world.. The company offers one-stop service to transform mass transit and high footfall retail sites into digital screen environments. Most notable are the company’s relationships with Westfield Malls, the Heathrow Express and other underground metro systems in the world, airports globally, stadiums and retail stores.
  • Rodolfo Saccoman is the CEO of AdMobilize. Admobilize analyzes people, crowds, vehicles, and other objects in real time with cameras. The company has the ability to count views, dwell time, gaze thru rates, gender, age range, emotion and direction. Admobilze is currently doing business globally with companies like Havas, P&G, Verizon and a number of OOH companies like Adams and Do-It Outdoors.

Registration is now open and can be found here.

Platinum Level @PeerlessAV’s Certified Installer Training

November 21st, 2017

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

At 10:30 a.m. CT Tuesday, November 28, Peerless-AV’s Installation Trainer, Craig Recchia, will be hosting a webinar to train attendees on the Platinum Level of Peerless-AV’s Certified Installer Training Program.

The Platinum Level training focuses on wireless broadcast systems. Attendees can expect to learn how to properly set-up, diagnose, and correct connectivity, with a focus on outdoor applications including outdoor displays, enclosures, sound, and mounting solutions.

Attendees can earn 1 renewal credit for both CEDIA and AVIXA (InfoComm), as well as a certificate of completion (upon request).

Who: The webinar will be led by Peerless-AV expert, Craig Recchia
What: Peerless-AV Platinum Level Installation Training: Mastering Wireless & Outdoor Solutions
Where: FREE via registration link here
When: Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 10:30-11:45 a.m. CT

The Future of Smart Cities at #CES2018

November 21st, 2017

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Smart Cities at #CES2018 will feature a dedicated exhibit area and a multi-day conference program. Presented by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and Deloitte, programming will feature thought leaders in the space including Bosch, Ford, Nissan more, exploring what’s next for smart cities including smart transportation, smart energy and smart grid, public safety, health care, data analytics and security, artificial intelligence, and governance and policy.

Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association said “With global spending on smart cities projected to reach $34.35B by 2020, we are excited to announce this dedicated program at CES as the perfect opportunity for companies operating in the smart city space to get together and discuss the future. Deloitte has been a tremendous collaborator as we look at how the rapid growth we are seeing in this area will influence policies, transportation, cities, towns, our industry and the planet.”

Deloitte has led the way for promoting the dialogue between government, business, non-profits, community groups, universities and hospitals, all focused on creating smarter cities. With an emphasis on quality of life, economic competitiveness and sustainability, the #CES2018 Smart Cities Conference Track will offer participants a holistic experience across two days of programming.

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FBI Celebrates 10-Year Partnership w/ #DOOH

November 21st, 2017

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

“You ask for miracles, Nancy, I give you the F.B.I.”. A brainstorming idea 10 years ago from an FBI Citizens Academy to put fugitives’ faces on digital billboards has solved dozens of tough crime cases.

FBI Assistant Director Stephen E. Richardson (Criminal Investigative Division) said “We are always looking for creative ways to enable folks, creative ways to solve the crime, and the digital billboards are a perfect example of that”.

In 2007, a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy in Philadelphia who worked for a billboard company volunteered to display fugitives’ pictures on digital billboards, a new product at that time. The idea worked so well in Philadelphia that it quickly expanded into a national partnership between the FBI and the billboard industry, which donates space. The FBI has so far resolved 57 cases based directly on information prompted by digital billboard publicity.

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Lyon, France Sees First @iGirouette Smart Signage Devices

November 21st, 2017

Russ Curry, Ministry of New Media

The first iGirouette smart signage devices have been installed in Lyon, France next to the Confluence Retail and Leisure Centre and ice rink.

We first saw these several years ago, then again most recently at #ISE2017 and were mightily impressed. These are genuine urban innovations!

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Samsung Names @ZetaDisplay in its ‘Application Certification Program’

November 21st, 2017

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

ZetaDisplay claims to be the first company in Europe, and second in the world, to be certified by Samsung in Korea under its ‘Application Certification Program’.

Vincent Piarou, Business Development Manager, European Display Organization at Samsung said “ZetaDisplay has worked for several years with Samsung Smart Signage Platform and we are proud to deepen the partnership and include them as one of the first partners in the Application Certification Program. Samsung puts great value in solution partners such as ZetaDisplay since any good solution relies on both good hardware and advanced software. The objective of the Application Certification Program is to help those solution partners and to finally let them deliver zero-defect solutions to the customers”.

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The [digital] SMART CITIES CONFERENCE, London

November 21st, 2017

Maddie Cotterill

A week tomorrow it will be the Ministry of New Media’s [digital] SMART CITIES CONFERENCE which will be held at BAFTA, London on Wednesday November 29, 2017.

With presentations on New World Payphones and JCDecaux’s Smart London initiatives, a panel looking at Smart Cities from the multiple viewpoint of investing, advertising, manufacturing, deployment, measurement and analytics, a look at the regulatory issues in an era of digital transformation AND more, this is a conference that will definitely interest many.

The full agenda is as follows: –

08.45 Registration & Breakfast

09.30 Opening Remarks Adrian J. Cotterill

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

10.30 Legal and Regulatory Issues in an Era of Digital Transformation | 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; Industry Experts in Conversation with Stephen Nesbit | Founder | Prestonwood Trail Holdings ft. NBK Capital Partners’ Cem Bayulgen, Primesight’s Naren Patel, the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea/ London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham’s Head of Highways Ian Hawthorn, Esprit Digital’s Peter Livesey and AdMobilze’s Rodolfo Saccoman.

12.30 Networking & Lunch

13.45 The Disrupted City: The Path Towards Smart(er) Places | Sandra Baer | CMO | Civiq Smartscapes & Matthew Crisp | Managing Partner | Chief in conversation with Adrian J. Cotterill

14.45 Why Maps Are Dumb | Tim Fendley | Partner | Applied Wayfinding

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. You can register here.

TechLink Services LLC Acquires Blue Ridge Solutions Inc.

November 20th, 2017

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

TechLink Services LLC has acquired substantially all the assets of its long-time business partner, Blue Ridge Solutions Inc. The Blue Ridge team has been integrated into TechLink and will be known as TechLink Solutions going forward.

Mike Mudd, CEO, and founder of TechLink said “Dan Kellem and his team at Blue Ridge have been a major part of our success in growing our organization over the last few years. Integration of our portal and mobile applications with our clients’ CRM and ordering systems has become a necessity for large-scale national roll-outs. By combining our respective companies’ strengths, we are able to rapidly deploy API’s from our cloud CRM portal, SIMPL, to client CRM tools such as SalesForce and NetSuite, reducing operating costs, increasing real-time data share and real-time tracking of assets in the field for both our clients and TechLink”.

Former owner and CEO of Blue Ridge Dan Kellem becomes CTO at TechLink.

Founded in 2007 by Mike Mudd and Carl Gittings, TechLink specializes in large-scale deployments of digital signage, networks, RF engineering, and VoIP. TechLink was named to the Inc. 5000, a list of fastest growing companies for the last three years. TechLink has offices in Bend, OR, Lincoln, NE, and Asheville, NC.