Best Buy Canada To Sell Digital Signage

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

Seattle-based .advancedMethod has announced a new partnership with the Commercial Sales Group of Best Buy Canada Ltd., headquartered in Burnaby, B.C..

With this partnership, Best Buy has selected .advancedMethod’s express digital signage system to offer to its customers. The express digital signage system will now be available directly through Best Buy Canada’s digital signage group, making professional looking digital signage more accessible to the public than ever.

Tony White, sales manager of the Commercial Sales Group, says, “We feel express is well suited for our small- to medium-sized business customer base due to its ease of use and professional content.”

To kick off the joint venture, .advancedMethod, Best Buy Canada and LG recently joined forces at the Alberta Hotel and Lodging Association Convention and Trade Show in Lake Louise, Alberta, to display what they say is the most cutting edge technology available to the hospitality industry, including the express digital signage system.

Robert Grawet, general manager of .advancedMethod, says, “We worked hand-in-hand with our partners: Best Buy and LG, to show real world examples of how hotels can utilize digital signage to enhance their guest’s comfort while increasing the hotel’s sales. .advancedMethod also demonstrated our eHotel Tours (custom interactive video hotel tours).”

The partners received acclaim, winning the “Best Booth” award at the convention for their Virtual Hotel Room.

The easy-to-use, easy-to-update and easy-to-buy express includes the basic player and software necessary to create your own content right out of the box, plus industry-related templates, including ‘live’ news feeds. express is designed to simplify the deployment of digital signage, whether that means to a single sign or a gigantic network.

Best Buy Canada Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Best Buy Co. Inc., claims position as Canada’s fastest-growing retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics, computers and entertainment products and also operates the Geek Squad, a technology service provider specializing in computer support and home theatre installation. The company has more than 50 stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia.

The Commercial Sales Group of Best Buy Canada Ltd delivers business-to-business services to clients across Canada in the areas of digital signage, incentive programs, lotteries, promotions and prizing. It also sells and distributes electronic solutions to hotels, restaurants and the resource industry throughout Canada; and builds new commercial business segments and opportunities in consumer electronics, appliances, media and gaming that are aligned with clients’ capabilities.

One Response to “Best Buy Canada To Sell Digital Signage”

  1. J. Woolsey Says:

    The post should read “Warning Alert A Cyclone Hits Canada” and so it begins. Its amazing what a retailer will do to make a quick buck, never mind what the impact to the industry will be. DOOH is about to chage again in a big way are you ready, as the Kudzu hits the U.S. market.

    J Woolsey

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