It was an incredibly well read post but we thought that ‘DSA vs DSF (We Only Need One)‘ up last Friday would have generated a lot more debate so let’s add our own on why we were so skeptical of the Digital Screenmedia Association’s independence (from Networld Alliance) from the outset.Some of our readers may have been aware of this but we weren’t until our favourite industry consultant / thought leader told us during the #dsemixer in Lost Wages at #dse2012…
- Sometime over the past several months Dick Good has literally vanished from both the Networld Alliance and Digital Screenmedia Association (DSA) websites and associated companies
- As a founder of Digital Signage Today and the DSA, you’d think there would be some explanation for his departure or some fond farewell for his contributions?
- As far as we can tell there has been nothing. One DSA member told us that there was a serious falling out between Mr Good and the majority owners of Networld Alliance.
- Perhaps as a result (we simply do not know), Dick Good was replaced as the ‘permanent’ (non-elected) executive committee member of the DSA board by the Chairman of Networld Alliance, Alan Fryrear (who seems to have also taken over Good’s former CEO title)
- To the best of our knowledge Alan Fryrear has NEVER personally been involved in our industry. So isn’t it incredibly weird then that when Dick Good vanishes, Alan automatically steps into the ‘permanent’ executive committee spot?
Let’s make that clear then; no election and no criteria or credentials for the leadership role other than unelected succession. That’s an interesting perspective, no?