QMS Hits 100 with ‘Homebush’

December 10th, 2018

Tristan Cotterill

QMS has strengthened its quality NSW digital portfolio by launching ‘The Homebush’, its ‘100th’ landmark digital billboard in Australia, on Sydney’s recently upgraded M4 Motorway.

Delivering over two million contacts per month ‘The Homebush’ is located in the heart of Sydney’s metropolitan region on one of the city’s busiest commuter arterials. This premium digital billboard, developed by Outdoor Systems, takes full advantage of recent infrastructure upgrades servicing Sydney’s Western corridor, offering uninterrupted and impactful viewing across four newly built lanes of motorway.

As the backbone of Sydney, the M4 is largely responsible for connecting metropolitan Sydney to the city’s second CBD; Parramatta. Reaching a mass audience, ‘The Homebush’ is a true broadcast site ideal for building brands, and its proximity to Sydney Olympic Park, which sees 14 million+ visitors annually, provides advertisers an additional opportunity to target major entertainment and sporting events.

QMS Australia CEO, John O’Neill told us “We are genuinely excited with the rapid expansion of our quality digital portfolio throughout Australia, now reaching the 100 site milestone, and most importantly extending our quality portfolio in Sydney. ‘The Homebush’ perfectly complements our existing Sydney digital footprint and is the start of bigger things to come for QMS in this market.”

Inaugural advertisers on ‘The Homebush’ include Stan, ANZ, Diaego, and Toshiba.

World’s Largest Command and Control LED Display

December 9th, 2018

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

A new Sydney Trains Rail Operations Centre (ROC) now nearing completion includes a central control room featuring what is believed to be the world’s largest command and control LED display. The display was designed, engineered and installed by NanoLumens from a commission by Australian integration firm Critical Room Solutions and technology consultant Digital Place Solutions (DPS).

The NanoLumens 1.6mm Performance Series LED display measures 32m x 3.6m and contains 41 million pixels and the largest number of processors ever installed in an LED display.

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Laura Maurice joins Adapt Media / Chameleon Digital Media

December 7th, 2018

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Adapt Media and Chameleon Digital Media has strengthened its executive team with the hiring of Laura Maurice as Senior Vice President of Sales. She will lead the International sales team out of the Toronto office and report directly into Jamie Thompson, President.

Laura Maurice was formerly Vice President of Media at Bookmark Content and will now lead Adapt Media and Chameleon Digital Media in the growth of their OOH and Digital networks and to launch new Canadian media platforms. Her 20 years of media leadership roles include 15 years between Universal McCann and Starcom.

Laura Maurice has deep roots with agencies and clients direct across travel, packaged goods, financial, automotive and retail categories. Laura also has spent time volunteering with the AdClub of Toronto and various other industry related charities.

This year marks Adapt Media’s 20th anniversary, celebrating continued success in OOH and Digital Media throughout 600 cities and towns in Canada, with 500+ monthly impressions. Adapt is known for creating new media networks that excite brands and ignite partnerships. Chameleon Digital Media is a full-service digital agency: Data, Polygoning, SEO, Google Partner, Website development, Website management and Social.

Adapt Media is a trusted Canadian OOH provider, focused on providing advertising space at thousands of Convenience Stores across Canada to its many confectionery and other advertising agency clients across Canada. Now in its 20th year in business, Adapt Media has grown to include street-level and in-store advertising in over 500 cities and towns across the nation and is well known for building new custom ad networks at clients’ requests.

Chameleon Digital Media is a full-service Digital Agency and Google Partner that has been providing online media services for over 5 years. Their premium product is the unique Mobile Polygon Technology, the evolution of geo-targeting mobile location-based data and advertising.

Five New Hires Join @Billups

December 7th, 2018

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Full-service OOH media specialist Billups, who provide audience insights, smart planning, and measurable results for agencies and brands has made a number of new hires these past few weeks: –

  • Nicholas Wootten has joined Billups as senior vice president of marketing after previously serving in marketing leadership roles at INVO Coconut Water, Epic Signal and VideoAmp. Earlier in his career, Nicholas held media director roles for Engine Company 1, Universal McCann and School of Thought.
  • Jennifer Seickel joins Billup’s New York office as managing director and will oversee the entire East Coast region for the agency. She arrives at Billups following 15 years at Pitch, most recently serving as president. Seickel first joined Pitch as a group media director in 2003 after nearly four years with Mindshare as associate media director, OOH.
  • Jaime Byrdak joins Billup’s Chicago office as managing director and will oversee the central region for the agency. She arrives at the agency following over a dozen years at Kinetic, where she most recently served as group director, overseeing a team of 19 OOH strategy and buying specialists. Before joining Kinetic as director, account services in 2006, she was a media supervisor for Starcom.
  • Simone Davis joins Billups’ Seattle office as regional manager and will manage the Washington, Oregon and Idaho markets. She joins the agency from MacDonald Media, where she spent the last eight and a half years and most recently served as an account supervisor.
  • Suzie Lopez joins Billups’ Austin office as business director, following over four years with EnviroMedia, most recently as director media planning and buying.

Kim Bradley Joins @CCOutdoorNA

December 7th, 2018

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Clear Channel Outdoor (CCO) (NYSE: CCO), an indirect subsidiary of iHeartMedia Inc., this week announced that it has hired Kim Bradley as Regional President for its Midwest Region, reporting to Gene Leehan, Executive Vice President and Senior Regional President, Clear Channel Outdoor.

Kim Bradley joins CCO from Comcast Spotlight and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

As the new Regional President for the Midwest Region, she will provide leadership in all areas of branch operations including sales, marketing, real estate, public affairs, operations and finance in Chicago. In addition, CCO’s market leaders in Milwaukee and Minneapolis will report to her directly.

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Mike Cunningham-Clayton Joins @PeerlessAVEU

December 7th, 2018

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

AV technology pioneer Peerless-AV this week announced the appointment of Mike Cunningham-Clayton to the position of Director of Sales for the UK Professional Division, effective from January 1, 2019.

Mike joins Peerless-AV from a senior management role in distribution, bringing over 25 years AV experience and extensive insight into the UK AV channel. He will be responsible for leading a strong, ambitious sales team renowned for their close industry relationships with distributors, resellers, integrators and consultants.

Keith Dutch, Managing Director – EMEA told us “Announcing Mike as our new Director of Sales UK is a major milestone for the UK business and is one of several strategic appointments as we continue our journey of growth as an AV technology manufacturer in new emerging markets. Mike is hugely respected across the UK Industry not only for his knowledge, but for his welcoming, friendly personality, which fits in well with our company ethos.”

Prior to Peerless-AV, Mike held commercial management roles at various leading UK AV distributors with responsibility for key vendors in the LFD sector and associated technologies, including Peerless-AV. His direct customer experience and knowledge of application requirements across different verticals, such as QSR, Corporate, Education, Retail and Live Events, will be important for applying the features and benefits of Peerless-AV products to real world scenarios.

This Week’s #AVJobs

December 7th, 2018

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…

  • AUDIO VISUAL SALES CONSULTANT
    Job Type Permanent Full Time
    Location North East or Yorkshire
    Area Durham, England Teeside, England Tyneside, England East Yorkshire, England North Yorkshire, England West Yorkshire, England
    Sector Sales Sales – Audio Visual Sales – Video Conferencing Sales – Collaborative Technology Sales – Unified Communications Sales – Corporate Sales – Education Sales – External Account Manager Sales – Business Development Sales – Field Sales
    Salary £30000 – £35000 Per Annum Extremely competitive salary + comms
    Currency GBP
    Start Date ASAP
    Advertiser AV Jobs
    Job Ref AV29854
  • HOME AUTOMATION CHANNEL SALES
    Job Type Permanent Full Time
    Location M4 Corridor
    Area Berkshire, England Bucks, England Hants, England Middlesex, England Surrey, England Hertfordshire, UK Oxford, Oxford
    Sector Sales Sales – Audio Visual Sales – Channel – vendor Sales – Channel – Distributor Sales – Residential Sales – Home Cinema Sales – External Account Manager Sales – Business Development Sales – Field Sales
    Salary £35000 – £50000 Per Annum £35k basic £50k OTE + generous car allowance
    Currency GBP
    Start Date ASAP
    Advertiser AV Jobs
    Job Ref AV29853
  • AUDIO VISUAL SALES CONSULTANT
    Job Type Permanent Full Time
    Location East or West Midlands.
    Area Derbyshire, England Leicestershire, England Nottinghamshire, England Birmingham, England Warwickshire, England Oxford, Oxford
    Sector Sales Sales – Audio Visual Sales – Video Conferencing Sales – Collaborative Technology Sales – Unified Communications Sales – Corporate Sales – Education Sales – External Account Manager Sales – Business Development Sales – Field Sales
    Salary £30000 – £35000 Per Annum Competitive & negotiable salary
    Currency GBP
    Start Date ASAP
    Advertiser AV Jobs
    Job Ref AV29855

Alex Couzins Joins Absen

December 7th, 2018

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Absen has appointed Alex Couzins to the newly created position of head of brand and marketing for Europe in a move that sees the company underline its commitment to the region.

Alex, who joins from systems integrator AVMI, will be part of Absen’s corporate marketing team where he will be responsible for European brand marketing and providing local marketing support for the group’s VAPs (Value-Added Partners), referring to Absen’s ecosystem of highly trusted and experienced distributors and systems integrators.

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Firefly Raises USD 21.5M in Seed Funding

December 6th, 2018

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

This week, Firefly, that claims to connect people, governments and businesses to build smarter, safer and more sustainable cities – all of this by sticking a digital screen on top of a vehicle, officially launched out of beta and somehow attracted a number of Silicon Valley venture capitalists and angel investors, garnering USD 21.5M in Seed Funding.

Funding was led by NFX, Pelion Venture Partners, Decent Capital (Tencent founders), and Jeffrey Housenbold (SOFTBANK Vision Fund) with participation from Cross Culture Ventures, Muse Capital and StartX.

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Spice Manufacturer McCormick & Company Chooses @NanoLumens

December 6th, 2018

Tristan Cotterill

When your brand is all about flavor and your company slogan suggests you ‘Bring the Joy of Flavor to Life’ you best display a bit of this ‘spice’ when visitors enter your new USD 170 million headquarters.

Global spice manufacturer McCormick & Company recently turned that task over to NanoLumens, award-winning creators of uniquely compelling interactive LED visualization solutions, a company that knows all about adding some visual flavor to open spaces.

McCormick Company recently opened their new headquarters in Hunt Valley, MD and as their CEO Lawrence Kurzis stated, “We’ve moved from our very old, stuffy offices, to a sleek, modern structure that shows the kind of innovation the company is proud of.”

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