The DailyDOOH Gala Awards New York, New York

July 30th, 2021

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Start spreading the news, the DailyDOOH Gala Awards, which recognises excellence and promotes best practice in the industry will take place in October this year in New York, New York instead of December in London.

We wanted to wake up in a city that never sleeps and find that someone (other than us) was king of the hill so it made sense that our Black Tie and those vagabond shoes that were longing to stray would party at the Edison Ballroom on the evening of Thursday October 14, 2021.

This is all part of New York Digital Signage Week’s 10 year anniversary celebrations as we prepare to make a brand new start of it in old New York after all, if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere.

If you want to be a part of it and believe that something you have worked on is number one, top of the list, head of the heap, king of the hill then why not enter? The Award Categories are: –

  • Best Digital Out of Home Campaign
  • Best Digital Place based Media Campaign
  • Best Airport Install or Campaign
  • Best Transport Install or Campaign
  • Best AdTECH Campaign
  • Most Innovative Use of AdTECH
  • Most Innovative Use of Data
  • Best Sports Arena
  • Best Corporate, Retail or Hospitality Install
  • Best Original Digital Billboard

You can submit awards here. Deadline for all submissions is Friday August 27, 2021.

With award submissions already received from Spain, Korea, Belgium, USA, Australia, the Levant, Sri Lanka and the UK. the event is once again, already very global in nature, now folks it’s up to you New York, New York.

Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. New CEO

July 30th, 2021

Russ Curry, Ministry of New Media

We learnt from Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2021 that William Eccleshare is stepping back slightly from the business, he will assume the new role of Executive Vice Chairman on January 1, 2022 and Scott Wells will become Chief Executive Officer at that time.

William Eccleshare, Chief Executive Officer of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. said “With the business showing clear signs of recovery, I believe now is the right time to implement our succession plan and for me to transition from the operational leadership of the business and assume the new role of Executive Vice Chairman, as of January 1, 2022, supporting the management transition and leading strategic M&A activity.

“I am also delighted to announce that Scott Wells will take over as CEO of the Company at the same time, while continuing in his current role as CEO of Clear Channel Outdoor Americas and joining me on the Clear Channel Outdoor Board. Scott has outstanding previous experience and a proven track record leading the Americas segment’s technology and data-driven transformation strategy, resulting in strong growth. I look forward to our continued partnership and collaboration and seeing the Company thrive under his leadership in this next important chapter for the Company.”

You can read the full financial results here.

Susan Jaget Joins Screenverse

July 30th, 2021

Russ Curry, Ministry of New Media

Susan Jaget has joined Screenverse to lead west coast sales.

She has more than two decades of advertising sales experience that includes eight years launching and building MySpace. After her tenure at MySpace, she continued working with early-stage start-ups, helping to launch sales for Mahalo, a company that was run by Jason Calacanis and a founding team including Elon Musk and Roelof Botha. Other companies she has launched West Coast sales for include BigLeadSports, Van Wagner Digital and Unruly Media.

Screenverse is also hiring a Media Operations Analyst, anyone interested should inquire at adops@screenversemedia.com

Screenverse is a specialized provider of ad management and monetization for digital screen owners. A company with media sales, advertising operations, and technical expertise to own the end-to-end monetization of digital screens in the physical world.

Diane Gonzalez-Ferranti Joins @Daktronics

July 30th, 2021

Andrew Neale

Diane Gonzalez-Ferranti has joined Daktronics as Executive Producer of Creative Services

We understand that she will be tasked with helping the company grow its business in the digital content creation space across all markets from sports to Out of Home and any application featuring digital signage.

Mark Eisenstadt, Daktronics professional services manager “Diane’s expertise and proven track record for delivering dynamic experiences to audiences will help Daktronics provide a greater value to our customers. She’ll be able to give a fresh perspective to our efforts in terms of setting our customers up for success after the installation of their digital signage, including helping with customers’ ROI and live event initiatives. We’re thrilled to have her on our side as we move forward in this cutting-edge, ever-evolving industry.”

The announcement said that leading sales and business development efforts, Diane will be heavily involved in promoting the company’s creative and professional services offerings. She will take on the overall task of delivering meaningful experiences to Daktronics customers and their audiences, whether in large or small environments.

This Week’s AVJobs

July 30th, 2021

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…

  • AUDIO VISUAL PROJECT MANAGER
    Job Type Permanent Full Time
    Location Greater London
    Area Berkshire, England Bucks, England Hants, England City of London, England
    Sector Manager Manager – Project
    Salary £40000 – £45000 Per Annum negotiable doe plus & benefits
    Currency GBP
    Start Date ASAP
    Advertiser AV Jobs
    Job Ref AV30069
  • AV SYSTEMS DESIGN ENGINEER
    Job Type Permanent Full Time
    Location Cheshire
    Area Cheshire, England Greater Manchester, England Lancashire, England
    Sector Engineer Engineer – Audio Visual Engineer – Design Engineer – Video Conferencing Engineer – Commissioning
    Salary £35000 – £45000 Per Annum neg doe plus benefits
    Currency GBP
    Start Date ASAP
    Advertiser AV Jobs
    Job Ref AV30068
  • AUDIO VISUAL PROJECT MANAGER
    Job Type Permanent Full Time
    Location North East
    Area Durham, England Northumbria, England Teeside, England Tyneside, England North Yorkshire, England West Yorkshire, England
    Sector Manager Manager – Project
    Salary £35000 – £45000 Per Annum negotiable doe plus benefits
    Currency GBP
    Start Date ASAP
    Advertiser AV Jobs
    Job Ref AV30067

New Role for Bronwyn Clementson At @JCDecauxAUS

July 30th, 2021

Tristan Cotterill

Bronwyn Clementson has been appointed General Manager – Commercial at JCDecaux Australia.

Bronwyn has extensive commercial experience and more than 12 years in Out-of-Home media, having worked as JCDecaux’s Group Commercial Director managing the NSW and Airport contracts since 2019. She was previously Digital and Strategic Commercial Director at APN Outdoor.

In the new role, Clementson will be responsible for leading the Commercial team to retain and win key contracts across Australia, leading the market with partnerships that deliver quality media solutions, and ensuring that the JCDecaux portfolio continues to respond to the changing needs of advertisers today, and into the future.

Joining her in the senior leadership team are State Commercial Directors, Damian Potter and Stuart Moffatt, who both also take on expanded commercial airport responsibilities for their respective markets of Queensland and the Southern states.

JCDecaux Chief Executive Officer, Steve O’Connor, said “Bronwyn is coming into the role with extensive commercial and Out-of-Home experience, as well as strong relationships with many of our commercial partners; I know she will continue to be invaluable to our commercial team. I also want to pay tribute to our outgoing Commercial General Manager, Paul Osborne, who finishes in the role on July 31. During his time with the business, Paul led the team in winning several key contracts, as well as securing significant rent savings during the COVID-19 pandemic. We wish him all the best for the future.”

The new appointments are effective from August 1, 2021.

Raechel Gavin Joins oOh!media

July 30th, 2021

Tristan Cotterill

Raechel Gavin has joined oOh!media as the company’s new Chief People & Culture Officer.

With over 20 years’ Australian and international experience, Ms Gavin is a highly regarded leader with an impressive track record of achievement in human resources across a range of different businesses, including in the data science and media industries.

oOh! CEO Cathy O’Connor said “I’m very pleased to welcome Raechel on board, as she has exactly the right kind of strategic leadership experience and commercial understanding to help us realise our ambitions as we continue to develop and grow our business. She is deeply committed to building a successful culture that allows colleagues to maximise their potential, whatever their role, and is a great fit for us. Raechel brings new ideas and a proven track record in delivering successful initiatives, and will be a valuable asset to our executive leadership team.”

She will start her new role at oOh! on September 13, 2021, following six years at Quantium where she built the HR function from the ground up. Among other notable successes there, she delivered an award-winning graduate program that resulted in industry-leading retention levels.

Prior to Quantium, Ms Gavin was the People & Culture Director at Ninemsn for two years, leading the HR integration of Mi9 and the Nine Entertainment Group. Ms Gavin was also Group HR Director for Nova Entertainment between 2010 and 2013, where she provided strategic leadership across the HR function, helping create significant improvements in staff engagement.

Earlier in her career, Ms Gavin worked for the Australian Government in Canberra, followed by various senior HR roles at Clayton Utz, Qantas, Herbert Smith Freehills and Bain & Company.

Lynette Whiley Joins Chameleon Digital Media

July 30th, 2021

Tristan Cotterill

Lynette Whiley has joined Chameleon Digital Media.

Rodney Perry, Chameleon’s Chief Digital Officer told us “Lynette and I have worked together in the past and I’m excited to have her on board as Chameleon continues on our future growth trajectory. We are in an aggressive growth phase and I recognised the need for a Senior Account and Marketing Manager to expand our team’s ability to deliver best-in-class campaigns for clients.”

Lynette has deep media knowledge and experience working across two continents on global blue-chip accounts. Much of this experience has been on the agency side, namely as Mindshare Canada’s Managing Director, with a focus on developing business solutions for clients that are strategic, relevant and innovative. She is now moving into the sales side of the industry and will enhance Chameleon Digital Media’s offering as the company grows and becomes even more competitive.

Chameleon Digital Media, a full-service digital agency with expertise in mobile location data is in its eighth year in business. They use mobile location data as the foundation to identify and effectively reach your audience. They believe that every client, no matter how small, should be advertising on the web and they customise each proposal based on a client’s needs.

New @AccuWeather NOW Video Streaming Service

July 29th, 2021

Russ Curry, Ministry of New Media

AccuWeather has announced that it will launch a video streaming product later this summer called AccuWeather NOW.

We understand that the streaming offering will feature 24 hours of continuous daily programming, dedicated to all things weather, including extreme and natural events, global forecasts, climate and weather-related long- and short-form documentaries from across the U.S. and around the world.

AccuWeather Network General Manager Sarah Katt said “Our viewers depend on AccuWeather to deliver the most accurate forecast as well as comprehensive and compelling weather coverage of hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, flooding, heat waves and extreme weather of all types that impact and disrupt lives and livelihoods. Since not everyone has access to cable, and with more people becoming increasingly more invested in weather and its impact to people, communities and businesses, the launch of AccuWeather NOW is a natural extension of our global weather footprint and six decades of expertise.”

Read the rest of this entry »

#CES2022 Announces New NFT and Digital Assets Program

July 29th, 2021

Andrew Neale

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has announced #CES2022, the world’s most influential technology event, will feature a new program for the growing digital assets industry, with a focus on non-fungible tokens (NFTs), initial coin offerings (ICOs) and other blockchain-based technologies and businesses. The new initiative will include digital asset exhibits, as well as conference programming highlighting the rise of NFTs and the market’s future.

Karen Chupka, EVP, CES, CTA said “NFTs represent a dynamic fusion of technology and digital media. The digital assets ecosystem is primed for significant growth in 2022 and beyond. CES will feature this new industry and explain how digital art is displayed, shared and enjoyed.”

While blockchain-based technologies, currencies and businesses began emerging over the last decade, the past year has seen an explosion of advancements and consumer applications. From the growth of Bitcoin, Etherium and other cryptocurrencies, to the success of NFT platforms such as Nifty Gateway and NBA Top Shot and the exciting revolutions in the ticketing and fine arts industries.

Digital asset exhibits and conference programming will be hosted at the ARIA, as part of C Space, the home for the marketing, advertising, media and entertainment community at CES. A comprehensive conference program will feature industry leaders and innovators who will demystify the NFT market, explain how tech disrupted the art market, highlight the latest creator currencies and more. In the coming months, CTA will make additional announcements on the digital asset exhibits and conference programming.

Owned and produced by CTA, #CES2022 will convene the tech industry in-person and digitally, giving a global audience access to major brands and startups, as well as the world’s most-influential leaders and industry advocates. For over 50 years, CES has been the global stage for innovation, and #CES2022will provide an opportunity for companies from around the world, both large and small, to launch products, build brands and form partnerships. The new NFT initiative is being supported by UTA, a partner of CTA. Visit CES.tech for all CES 2022 updates and the media page for all press resources.