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.

Joana Pang Joins @Signagelive

September 21st, 2018

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Signagelive, global suppliers of cloud-based digital signage solutions, has recently appointed Joana Pang as Regional Sales Support Specialist within the APAC team.

Signagelive CEO Jason Cremins told us “Her appointment shows our commitment to expand our capabilities as we strengthen our presence in APAC. I am delighted to welcome Joana to our APAC team. Joana brings with her a wealth of experience that will be invaluable as we continue our growth and deliver enterprise-grade retail and workplace communications digital signage solutions in South East Asia”.

Joana joins them from the financial industry, where she had spent a total of 18 years with two top Singapore financial institutions.

Tim DeLaere Joins @LeyardGroup @planarsystems

September 21st, 2018

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Leyard and Planar are expanding their U.S. sales force with the addition of Tim DeLaere. As the newest Account Manager for the SE region, we are told that he will oversee Leyard and Planar’s sales efforts in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.

Tim brings more than 20 years of experience in the proAV and display industry, including a background in integration, processing/switching, AV/IT and display design. He is based in Atlanta and will report to Bill Hildebrand, VP of Sales for the Eastern USA.

He was previously with Diversified for a short while and before that with RGB Spectrum for almost 10 years.

Christian Czimny Joins @Absen_Europe

September 21st, 2018

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Absen Europe announced this week the appointment of Christian Czimny to the role of R&D Director, EU Business Unit.

This is a brand new role for the company and the first R&D position based in Europe, it will see Christian take the lead on establishing a R&D team in the region to develop the future pipeline of LED display technologies and solutions with features that are specifically sought after by customers in the market.

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CRI Acquires Allure Global

September 20th, 2018

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

During #NYDSW back in 2015 we heard credible rumours that Allure Global Solutions, Inc. were likely to be sold and surprise, surprise a week later it was announced that display manufacturer Christie were the acquirer.

News just in then that Allure have changed hands again, this time the acquirer being Creative Realities (OTCQX:CREX).

Under the deal terms, Creative Realities will purchase the outstanding stock of Allure at closing, comprised of a combination of cash, seller note and assumption of certain liabilities.

Global Acquires of @Outdoor_plus And @Primesight

September 20th, 2018

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

The UK’s largest commercial radio group Global has acquired both Outdoor Plus and Primesight. The new business, which is to be called Global Outdoor, is estimated to have cost more than GBP 200m.

We understand that Outdoor Plus Founder and CEO Jonathan Lewis and Primesight’s CEO Naren Patel will transition with their respective businesses to Global Outdoor, which will be overseen by Stephen Miron, Global’s Group CEO.

Global Outdoor will work alongside Global’s radio business but interestingly it seems that the two businesses, Outdoor Plus and Primesight will continue to run as standalone entities.

Innovation Insights From Moment Factory

September 20th, 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 having 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, will be open very shortly.

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.

William Hill Places Big Bet on #DOOH

September 20th, 2018

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

William Hill, one of the world’s leading betting and gaming companies, has this week launched its first ever digital out of home campaign to promote its partnership with its new brand ambassador, the unified world heavyweight champion boxer Anthony Joshua OBE.

Andy May, Global Brand and Marketing Director at William Hill said ”William Hill is delighted to be an Official Partner of Anthony Joshua and we wanted to communicate this widely using some iconic imagery of the unified heavyweight champion of the world. The digital OOH campaign has generated great awareness of the partnership with AJ and of his big fight on Saturday which we know will be a massive betting event for our customers.”

The British sporting icon recently signed an initial one-year deal with William Hill to become its global brand ambassador, representing the bookmaker and featuring in marketing campaigns over the next year and beyond.

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