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James Fine 1954 – 2021

Sunday, November 21st, 2021

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

The Digital Signage and Digital Out-of-Home industry around the world will be saddened to hear of the recent passing of James Fine, president of Montreal-based, multi-award-winning, Telecine. James’s death, after a short illness (non-Covid-related) was untimely and unexpected. One of the most talented, as well as kind, good-natured, men in the industry, he started his […]

#ISE2021 Are You Listening @ISE_Show ?

Monday, February 15th, 2021

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

I don’t know if Mike Blackman, managing director of Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), the world’s leading show for commercial and residential audiovisual systems integration, was tuned in last Thursday to the ‘Snog, Marry, Avoid’ online webinar organised by DailyDOOH’s editor in chief, Adrian J Cotterill. If he was listening, he got an earful of comments […]

Back To The Office? @ecn_dooh Is There!

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

Executive Channel Network is a company that has stayed true to its vocation as a leader in reaching the workplace in both the UK and Continental Europe and they are all set to reach that affluent audience of European workplace professionals as they return to their offices after lockdown. While the company is well known for […]

Promoting Programmatic a Priority for @DPAAOrg

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

“The growth of programmatic and the growth of Digital Out-of-Home have continued to be at the forefront of activities by the Digital Place-Based Advertising Association over the past 12 months,” says Barry Frey, DPAA’s gregarious president and CEO. DPAA’s efforts are paying off. “In fact, our most recent study, released in June, 2019, showed that […]

CEO Spotlight: John Partilla, Screenvision Media, New York

Friday, July 26th, 2019

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

With Cinema continuing to be a vibrant and vital medium as robust attendance, compelling industry innovations and with growing advertising sales, this month, we welcome back John Partilla, CEO of Screenvision Media, New York. We first interviewed John back in April, 2016. It’s been three years since your last CEO Spotlight. At that time, Screenvision […]

CEO Spotlight: Phil Clemas, LUMO Digital Outdoor, Auckland, NZ

Friday, June 28th, 2019

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

This month, we welcome Phil Clemas, CEO and Co-Founder, LUMO Digital Outdoor, Auckland, New Zealand

. Please tell us the history of this young company and why you decided to launch it. Why did you decide to focus exclusively on large format digital outdoor screens? Most of my career has been in and around media sales […]

CEO Spotlight: Chad Harris, Las Vegas Billboards, Nevada

Friday, May 31st, 2019

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

This month we welcome Chad Harris, Owner-Operator, Las Vegas Billboards, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA With Las Vegas Billboards being a family-owned firm founded in 1987 by your father, Dave, you grew up in the business. Tell us about that, and what other experience you gained before launching the Digital Out-of-Home sector within Las Vegas Billboards? […]

CEO Spotlight: Phil Daniel, Admedia Ltd., London, U.K.

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

This month, we welcome Phil Daniel, Managing Director, Sales and Marketing, Admedia, London, U.K.. You have been with Admedia for more than eight years, holding two other positions prior to becoming managing director, sales and marketing. What is your earlier background and what attracted you to the company?
 Having worked in various non-media roles after […]

CEO Spotlight: Simon Wall, Tractor Outdoor, Cape Town, South Africa

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

This month, we welcome Simon Wall, Managing Director, Tractor Outdoor, Cape Town, South Africa. After your education in South Africa, you gained a lot of business experience in Asia and the Far East. What drew you there and what drew you back to South Africa? My first position in Out-of-Home was in sales/business development for […]

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 […]