Author Archive

CEO Spotlight: @DPAAorg Chairman François de Gaspé Beaubien

Sunday, October 28th, 2018

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

This month, we welcome back François de Gaspé Beaubien, Chairman and Chief Coaching Officer of ZOOM Media, Executive Chairman of Ayuda Media Systems, Executive Chairman of Hivestack (majority owner of all three) and Chairman of the Digital Placed based Advertising Association – we first interviewed François back in July 2008, Ed. Since the last time […]

Tributes Pour In For Lyle Bunn

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

You will have already heard that long-time digital signage industry consultant Lyle Bunn passed away last Tuesday, October 9, 2018. If you knew Lyle you also know that he was not only professionally generous, but also kind-hearted and a gentleman whose first reaction was to befriend all those with whom he came in contact. The […]

CEO Spotlight: Ben Walker, Shopper Media Group, Sydney, Australia

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

This month, we welcome Ben Walker, CEO, Shopper Media Group, North Sydney, Australia. Shopper media network was launched in 2015. Tell us your background and how you got involved in the digital space. I have been involved in the Out-of-Home advertising industry in Australia for more than 18 years, having worked at many of the […]

CEO Spotlight: Jeroen Hillenaar, Hillenaar Outdoor, Leiderdorp, NL

Friday, June 29th, 2018

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

This month we welcome Jeroen Hilllenaar, CEO and Founder, Hillenaar Outdoor, Leiderdorp, The Netherlands What is your background, and, prior to founding Hillenaar the first time in 1990, what drew you to the Out-of-Home business? I started my media career at Lintas SSC&B, now known as Lintas: Worldwide. Lintas was one of the first advertising […]

CEO Spotlight: Candice Simons, Brooklyn Outdoor Advertising

Friday, May 25th, 2018

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

This month, we introduce Candice Simons, Founder, President and CEO, Brooklyn Outdoor Advertising, Detroit, Michigan. U.S. Could you tell us your own background and why did you decide to focus on the Out-of-Home sector? I am currently the president and CEO of Brooklyn Outdoor and J’adore Detroit, a lifestyle blog – with the recent addition […]

AdMobilize Now Targeting Europe & Middle East

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

Founded in 2012 and following three years of R&D, AdMobilize burst onto the scene in 2015 at the OAAA/TAB Conference and Expo in San Diego; its growth since then has been nothing short of spectacular. AdMobilize’s technology is now being used in 404 cities in 75 countries, and the company is constantly adding new products/services. […]

CEO Spotlight: Mike Tyquin, Adshel, Sydney, Australia

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

This month, we welcome Mike Tyquin, CEO, Adshel, Sydney, Australia. Please tell us about the company’s history Adshel in Australia and New Zealand was founded just over 20 years ago as a Joint Venture between More O’Ferrall (now Clear Channel) and APN News & Media (now HT&E). APN at the time owned a number of […]

CEO Spotlight: Karine Moses, Astral at Bell Media, Montréal

Monday, February 26th, 2018

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

This month we welcome Karine Moses, President, Astral at Bell Media and Vice-President, Bell Media Sales Québec (TV/Radio), Montreal. You have held nine different positions since joining Bell in 1997, but seem to have had no direct experience in the world of Out-of-Home and Digital Out-of-Home. Tell us about your experience and why you think […]

30 Years of Digital Signage

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

There’s only one digital signage company that can claim to have been around, even before the coining of the term ‘digital signage’; there’s only one company that can claim to be the first name written down on a shortlist, whatever the industry RFP is for AND there’s only one company in our space that has […]

CEO Spotlight: Vasco Perestrelo, MOP, Lisbon

Friday, November 24th, 2017

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

This month we welcome Vasco Perestrelo, CEO of MOP (Multimedia Outdoors Portugal) Lisbon, Portugal. You worked in music, television and advertising before joining Multimedia Outdoors Portugal (MOP). Can you tell us about this background and how it now relates to your position at MOP? Since my childhood, I have always had a big interest in […]