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PPE Vending Machines Deployed by @MTA

Friday, July 10th, 2020

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has announced that the agency is deploying a dozen vending machines at 10 subway stations allowing customers to buy #Covid19 personal protective equipment (PPE). The new machines are part of a pilot program that will offer reusable face masks, gloves, hand sanitiser, and sanitising wipes. “The national increase in Covid-19 […]

Retail’s Big Show #NRF2021 Moved From January To June

Friday, July 10th, 2020

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Retail’s Big Show #NRF2021 which was scheduled for January 17-19, 2021 has been cancelled as an in-person event. The physical exposition and conference has been moved later in the year to June 6-8, 2021, with several virtual events being scheduled for next January. The dates for the virtual event and ‘digital expo’ are varied; being […]

In Deep Trouble, @LightboxOOH Admits It Needs M&A

Friday, July 10th, 2020

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

It wouldn’t have taken a rocket scientist to guess that the first #DOOH Network to be a #Covid19 casualty was one involved in the Mall business. Word reaches us that Lightbox OOH Video Network (nee Adspace Networks) is in SERIOUS trouble as it would appear that they have received no revenues from their 300+ Malls […]

Ben Oram Joins @HandyAV

Friday, July 10th, 2020

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Former We Are Interact and Engage Works’ Ben Oram has joined Handy AV as CTO. We understand that he will develop and drive innovation for their cloud-based Blue River platform and range of digital retail products.

Arran Javed Joins @UniLEDsolutions

Friday, July 10th, 2020

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

In one of the weirder job moves we’ve seen in the last 12 months, news reaches us that former MediaCom Head of Outdoor Trading Arran Javed has joined UniLED Solutions. We understand that he will be UniLED’s new Chief Revenue Officer.

The First 2021 #COVID19 Event Casualties

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

The improbable, you never believed it would actually happen, has turned into the wake-up-and-smell-the-coffee reality of the ‘new normal’, with news in of the first large event in 2021 being cancelled. Retail’s Big Show #NRF2021 will no longer take place as an in-person event, instead the organisers will be holding a number of virtual events […]

New @PursuantHealth + Screenverse Partnership

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

This week, Pursuant Health announced that Screenverse is now an authorised reseller of its Retail Pharmacy Digital OOH Network. Screenverse is a new entrant to the marketplace, having been incorporated by former Vistar Media exec, now Co-founder and CEO, David Weinfeld and former DOmedia exec, Adam Malone in April 2020. Henry McAlpin, SVP Sales, Pursuant […]

The Latest Alfresco Life Research, @KineticwwUK

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Kinetic Worldwide, has released its latest Alfresco Life research tracking consumer attitudes through the #Covid19 crisis with evidence that consumer behaviour and sensitivities to other people’s opinions and actions has been profoundly altered and will influence the nature of the country’s recovery. Jennie Roper Head of Insight at Kinetic, told us “July 4th looks like […]

New @VerizonMedia_UK ‘Brand Story’ Format

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Verizon Media has released its new, rich full-screen native ad format ‘Brand Story’ that allows advertisers to re-use their existing social media creative assets and deliver their content across the Verizon Media Ad Platform seamlessly and simply. We are told the this immersive format allows a vast selection of visual elements including video, bite-size text, […]

COVIDSitters & @PatientPoint Team Up 4 Healthcare Heroes

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

PatientPoint and COVIDSitters are teaming up to promote free childcare, eldercare and other household services for #COVID19 frontline workers to nearly 30,000 healthcare providers nationwide. Through the new collaboration, PatientPoint will promote COVIDSitters via the PatientPoint Access back-office care team communication program in physician offices nationwide. PatientPoint EVP of Content & Creative Kate Merz told […]