Creativity Is GREAT Campaign #CannesLions

May 20th, 2019

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

A campaign to promote the very best of UK advertising at Cannes Lions this summer launches today in a unique partnership between the industry and UK government’s Department for International Trade. The working group, whose members include the Advertising Association, Clear Channel UK, Channel 4, Framestore, London & Partners, M&C Saatchi and Newsworks, will be showcasing the very best of UK advertising’s presence under the banner of Creativity Is GREAT to support growth of UK exports of advertising services.

The Creativity Is GREAT campaign includes two trade missions, the first run by London & Partners supporting 20 high growth London-based adtech and martech businesses and the second by the IPA who will be bringing a further 20 advertising agency SMEs.

James Murphy, Export Champion, Advertising Association and Founder, adam&eveDDB told us “This campaign presenting the very best of UK advertising at Cannes Lions this summer is our opportunity to showcase our strengths to the rest of the world. It is brilliant to have the backing of DIT and to play our part in promoting the UK creative industries to international buyers. We have a world-leading reputation to promote because our work is so effective. It has a unique mix of intelligence, instinct and innovation, the likes of which can be found nowhere else and is a real USP on the world stage. The partnership between our industry and UK government is a timely opportunity for everyone who believes in the importance of protecting and building our reputation as a world-class hub for advertising and marketing services.”

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Clear Channel Wins City of Paris Street Furniture Contract

May 20th, 2019

Russ Curry, Ministry of New Media

Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings (NYSE: COO) has surprised the industry by making an announcement that it has been awarded the Street Furniture contract by the City of Paris until 2024.

William Eccleshare, Worldwide CEO of Clear Channel Outdoor told us “We’re thrilled that the City of Paris has chosen to partner with Clear Channel to modernise and bring its street furniture to life across the city. As a global business, we collaborate with cities around the world to help deliver advertising-funded solutions to make them more sustainable and efficient, and offer cities a new way to communicate with their citizens. France is a key market for Clear Channel Outdoor, and I would like to thank the French team for their hard work and dedication as we build on last year’s positive momentum. Today’s news is further evidence of the robust health of our business as we begin a new chapter as a fully independent, pure play, out of home advertising company, and we look forward to seeing further growth across our markets as we continue to lead the digital transformation of the sector.”

Under this new contract, Clear Channel France will operate 1,630 pieces of street furniture in the French Capital which will be available for out of home advertising. The news comes as Clear Channel begins its new chapter as an independent, standalone business, and looks to unlock growth opportunities across its new Europe region.

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What To Expect At #OOH2019 Media Conference + Expo

May 20th, 2019

Russ Curry, Ministry of New Media

The OAAA/Geopath 2019 OOH Media Conference + Expo kicks off today, Monday May 20 and runs through to Wednesday May 22, 2019 at the Aria Resort, Las Vegas.

.This will be Nancy Fletcher, OAAA president and CEO’s last conference in office, after announcing that she would retire at the end of this year, after nearly three decades leading the association.

I think you can safely say that they will have plans somehow to send her off in style. Will they however announce her replacement? We understand that interviews have been taking place these last few months, and a few names that we know have been thrown into the hat nut is it too early to announce the new boss?

The OAAA and Geopath take it in turns to organise and host, so next year it will be Geopath’s turn. Expect an announcement that the event will be held in April 2020.

#ff @YourOAAA @GeopathOOH

This Week’s #AVJobs

May 17th, 2019

Andrew Neale

AV Jobs provide a highly specialist Recruitment Service for Audio Visual manufacturers, distributors and resellers.

They also work within the broadcast, events and unified communications industries providing quality and experienced staff at all levels – from board members through management, field service and sales, as well as on-site technical and sales people.

Their Consultants have experience within the AV industry and fully understand all areas from sales through system design and installation, hire and events, operations and service.

Here are this week’s selection of #AVjobs from them…

    Job Type Permanent Full Time
    Location City of London
    Area City of London, England London South East, England London South West, England London North , England London North West, England
    Sector Sales Sales – Audio Visual Sales – Audio Sales – Channel – vendor Sales – Internal Account Manager Sales – Business Development
    Salary £35000 – £45000 Per Annum £35k-£45k plus benefits
    Currency GBP
    Start Date ASAP
    Advertiser AV Jobs
    Job Ref AV29897
    Job Type Permanent Full Time
    Location Watford
    Area Bucks, England London North , England Hertfordshire, UK
    Sector Sales Sales – Audio Visual Sales – Audio Sales – Channel – vendor Sales – External Account Manager Sales – Business Development Sales – Field Sales
    Salary £35000 – £40000 Per Annum £35k-£40k basic £60k+ OTE plus & benefits
    Currency GBP
    Start Date ASAP
    Advertiser AV Jobs
    Job Ref AV29900
    Job Type Permanent Full Time
    Location Bournemouth or Poole
    Area Dorset, England
    Sector Engineer – Technical Support Engineer – Helpdesk Manager Manager – Service Delivery
    Salary £30000 – £35000 Per Annum £30k-£35k + benefits
    Currency GBP
    Start Date ASAP
    Advertiser AV Jobs
    Job Ref

Timothy Miles Joins oOh!media Limited

May 17th, 2019

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Leading Australia and New Zealand out-of-home ad company, oOh!media, has announced the appointment of New Zealand businessman, Timothy Miles, as an independent Non-Executive Director to the media company at the Company’s 2019 Annual General Meeting held in Sydney this week.

Based in Auckland, Timothy Miles has extensive public company experience including currently as a Non-Executive Director of New Zealand listed Genesis, Nyriad (a software enabled data storage tech business), UDC finance (New Zealand’s largest Finance business) and is Chair of the Gut Cancer Foundation.

He has previously held various senior leadership roles including as Chief Executive Officer of Spark Digital, Managing Director of listed agricultural services group PGG Wrightson, Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone New Zealand and Chief Executive of Vodafone UK.

He has also held senior roles at IBM, Data General Corporation and Unisys Corporation and will bring to the oOh! insights into technology, sales and marketing.

Kurt Tingey Joins Blip

May 17th, 2019

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Blip, a self-serve, pay-per-blip digital billboard advertising marketplace, has announced the appointment of Kurt Tingey, former CFO and Executive Vice President of Clear Channel Outdoor to Blip’s leadership team.

We are told that he will be leveraging his international and industry networks to further accelerate expansion in the US and abroad.

During his 10 years in his EVP and CFO role at Clear Channel Outdoor, Kurt negotiated and managed the M&A process for over 600 accretive acquisitions and led expansion from 38 to 52 markets. Kurt has seen first hand the revolutionary nature of digital billboards in the OOH advertising industry. Kurt is now helping shape the next evolution of billboards with Blip.

Blip CEO, Brent Thomson told us “We are fortunate to have someone of Kurt Tingey’s caliber and experience to lead our expansion efforts in key regions,” said Kurt is particularly well-equipped to lead this initiative given his extensive experience in finance, advertising, and entrepreneurship. Blip’s growth in international markets will generate significant value for advertisers and sign operators globally, just as it has already done in North America.”

As the first self-serve, pay-per-blip digital billboard marketplace, Blip aims to bridge the gap for small business advertisers, bringing a whole new segment of buyers to digital out-of-home advertising.

Kristy Day Joins Talon

May 17th, 2019

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Kristy Day has joined Talon US as Director of Client Management in North America.

She will be responsible for developing new business at Talon. She joins from Lamar Advertising, where she had been for the past 15 years.

There, she led digital innovation and national digital sales, transit and airport OOH teams that together generated more than $127 million for the company last year. Additionally, she headed all national training and development, mentoring over 95 people in 2018 alone.

Kristy Day is a member of Outdoor Advertising Association of America, Inc. (OAAA) and serves on the OAAA Marketing Committee. She is based in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Mary Perrella joins Vengo Labs

May 17th, 2019

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Former Clear Channel and Barco Exec Mary Perrella has joined Vengo Labs as Director of Media Sales.

Ocean Long Term City Property Glasgow LLP Media Partner

May 15th, 2019

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Premium out-of-home media owner Ocean has been awarded long term agreements with City Property (Glasgow) Investments LLP, working in partnership with Glasgow City Council, to redevelop and introduce new roadside and city centre digital advertising screens.

This is Ocean’s second major council win of the year following its agreement with Southampton City Council which was announced in January.

Marc Keenan, MD Ocean Scotland told us “Ocean’s success in the Glasgow bid is key to our ongoing organic growth and development plan. Our digital cities for digital citizens proposition is about creating the very best platforms for advertisers and modern urban audiences. This best in class approach to DOOH will now be rolled out across Glasgow City Council’s existing portfolio and through our new responsive screens, further boosting the local economy and giving advertisers the chance to reach audiences in one of the fastest growing UK cities.”

The Glasgow contract, which is for selected premium locations, was awarded following a competitive tender. Ocean was successful in a significant number of the locations offered, further cementing the company’s position as a leading player in super-premium and roadside screens powered by new and emerging responsive technology.

Initially Ocean will redevelop a number of Glasgow’s iconic existing roadside locations, including what was previously known as the ‘Sail’, with enhanced screens and technologies. New opportunities in future phases will potentially result in the development of more than 20 locations, some of which will have more than one screen.

Glasgow is at the centre of Scotland’s largest urban economy and is one of the fastest growing cities in the UK following a number of high profile recent investments, many of which are in the financial services sector.

NEC Reveals Smart Workspace Solutions at #UCEXPO

May 14th, 2019

Andrew Neale

NEC Display Solutions in partnership with NEC Enterprise Solutions, will showcase the latest display technologies that are transforming your daily business experience at UC EXPO, taking place at ExCeL in London from 15-16 May 2019.

Visitors to NEC’s stand #J116 will discover how smart workspace solutions are delivering a seamless experience for today’s workers with the flexibility to maintain high productivity communications from wherever they are located. As organisations increasingly advocate for flexible working scenarios generating a positive influence on employee morale and productivity whilst reaping significant cost saving benefits through improved efficiencies; NEC presents an all-encompassing portfolio of solutions to meet different business need.

The NEC team, alongside their solutions partners Hoylu, Huddly, Phoenix Audio and Quicklaunch, will be on hand to demonstrate how organisations can create the ideal environment to stimulate effective collaboration between teams and individuals, without barriers caused by geographic or technological obstacles.

In the Future of Work Theatre, at 12.20pm on 16th May, NEC’s Gunnar Kyvik will address the challenges of technology adoption during his seminar entitled ‘X, Y & Z – successful collaboration across the generational divide’ identifying generational differences as a potential barrier to effective collaboration.

 Highlights include:

  • With a consultative approach ensuring our UC&C solutions are tailored according to business need, NEC presents the broadest range of collaborative tools on the market including the new CB range, ShadowSenseTM touch and InfinityBoard in a ‘good, better, best’ selection to suit all budgets.
  • For internal employee outreach and impressive client communications, experience the detail and clarity of Ultra HD with NEC large format and UN series video wall Displays, plus fine pitch dvLED FA series out-of-the-box solutions for stunning digital signage.
  • Keeping business mobile, NEC’s Univerge 3C UC Mobile Client empowers the workforce with access anywhere, anytime, on any device for the most flexible working scenarios.

As Europe’s largest dedicated unified communication and collaboration event attracting over 7,000 visitors, UC EXPO provides the ideal forum for NEC to reaffirm its position as an expert consultant and key supplier of UC, IT and AV solutions to the corporate sector.

Coinciding with London Digital Signage Week for which NEC Display Solutions is a sponsor, UC EXPO takes place on 15-16 May 2019 at ExCeL London