Archive for August, 2009

MediaGrauniad’s Top 100 Tech and Media Firms

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

The UK newspaper and its MediaGrauniad insert / supplement will next Monday publish ‘the ones to watch‘, it’s list of Top 100 tech and media firms which we think should be an interesting read. We may never get on the list ūüôĀ especially I guess if we keep insisting on calling it the Grauniad

JiWire Mobile Audience Insights Report

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

Among Wi-Fi audience in cafes, 38% are actively making purchases online, and 77% are in the market to make a major purchase in the next 12 months. These are just two of the many facts in the first JiWire Mobile Audience Insights Report to give advertisers a deeper understanding of the ‚ÄėOn-the-Go Audience‚Äô. This inaugural […]

TLC Buy 5,000 Scala Licenses

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Chris Sheldrake

Two weeks ago we heard speculation of a ‘5,000 License Deal For Scala‘ and guessed (correctly as it turns out) that it was the UK’s Life Channel (TLC). Here’s the official press release from last week… The Life Channel signs 5,000 player license deal with Scala

Orange Buys Unanimis

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Chris Sheldrake

Interesting that France Telecom’s (FTE.PA) brand Orange, a mobile telecommunications provider of course, should have bought British digital advertising network Unanimis (reported over Reuters last Friday) Unanimis is the UK’s largest exclusive digital advertising network with such website brands as Ticketmaster (and a nice GBP 21.7 million in revenue at the end of its 2008 […]

Flat Panel Displays Go Out-of-Home

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Andrew Neale

The DisplaySearch Digital Signage Conference: Flat Panel Displays Go Out-of-Home takes place tomorrow (Tuesday 1st September) in San Jose, California. Confirmed participating companies include HP, Ingram Micro, JC Decaux North America, LG Display, Samsung Electronics America, Scala, National City Media Finance, Horizon Display, GDS, NEC and DisplaySearch, among others. Our San Francisco correspondent, Dylan Jones […]

Lamar Building Towards Olympics

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

Lamar Advertising worked with Omnivex and its integrator CONTI to complete the next phase of British Columbia‚Äôs Canada Line of commuter transit spanning buses, ferries, trains, and subways with more than 170 big-screen LCDs. features screens in more than 40 locations on metro Vancouver‚Äôs TransLinkThe digital signage deployment public transit system. Lamar‚Äôs Commuter Digital Network […]

More On The IBN-PRISA Partnership

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

Following the 50-50 partnership announced this week (see our Aug. 27/09 article) between PRISA, the world’s leading Spanish and Portuguese entertainment, education and information media company, and In-Store Broadcasting Network (IBN), positioned as the world’s largest Retail Media company, PRISA has retained Violy and Company, New York, and with an office in Bogota, to assist […]

Media Week Libel Accusation

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Excitement at the office this afternoon as Media Week magazine seem to think that we have been libelous of them. Steve Barrett, Editor, Media Week emails us, opening by saying “I note your libellous comments about Media Week magazine and its journalists in your blog dated 18 August, headlined ‘So What Exactly Is Clear Channel’s […]

Schematic Launches Schematic Touch

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

Schematic, the interactive unit of WPP Group in New York, has launched an interactive out-of-home division called Schematic Touch that will focus on combining experiential marketing with OOH advertising. To lead the new unit, Schematic has brought on board Eric Mauriello and Josiah Hobson as senior vice president and creative director, respectively. Both were with […]

Vanten And Quividi Team Up in Japan

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Chris Phelan

Vanten and Quividi team up on Digital Signage Measurement and launch the first integrated measurement service in Japan. Vanten K.K. (Tokyo, Japan, CEO: Neil van Wouw) and Quividi (Paris, France, CEO: Olivier Duizabo) recently formed a strategic partnership where Vanten will act as an integration and sales partner to assist Quividi’s entry in the Japanese […]