- Registration is still open for the Oct 6-7, 2009 Digital Signage Investors Conference in New York. The conference will be the 4th annual in which investors, network operators, analysts, major suppliers and agencies gather to share information on key wealth creation elements of the industry.
- Key players from Digital Signage/Digital Out-of-Home industry constituencies will address Merger/Acquisitions, Business Models, Valuations, Financing, Opportunities, Risks and the outlook as we head toward 2010.
- According the the Strategy Institute, the business landscape in mid-2009 features some interesting milestones:
- - Veronis Suhler Stevenson recently valued the sector at as much as $2.5 billion in 2009
- - Consolidation markers: TouchTunes & Barfly; Zoom & ClubCom & Wellness
Health Education Network; Fulecast & Bhootan
• Cross-sector acquisition as cinema chain Cineplex buys Onsite Media Network
• Reported $556 million M&A transaction in ‘08
• 18 strategic acquisitions and 13 capital raises for out-of-home media in 2008
• Touch Media, a taxi advertising company in China looking to go public in 2010
• 40 percent of new digital display networks to use SMS technology for interactivity by 2012
• In-restaurant network pilots and roll outs continue at McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Arby’s
• Divestitures: PRN and Screenvision on the block as Thomson restructures
• Continued expansion in China as DMG receives $30m in series C funding
• Focus Media in China spins off majority of assets in digital OOH networks to SINA
A few of the presenters at the Digital Signage Investors Conference, sorting all this out, will include:
• Laura Davis-Taylor, Founder and Principal, Retail Media Consulting
• Andy Querin, President & Chief Operating Officer
ZOOM Media (Canada)
• Jeff Bell, Chairman, DOmedia
• Tom Blaisdell, General Partner, DCM
• Beth Ann Kaminkow, President & COO, TracyLocke
• Suzanne Laforgia, President, OVAB
• Dominick Porco, Chairman & CEO of Adspace Networks, Inc.
• Pat Quinn, CEO of PQ Media
Pat Quinn, CEO of PQ Media, told Lyle Bunn earlier this summer, in an article for Digital Signage Weekly, that “The ‘Buzz-meter’ is at the top of the scale and this recession is accelerating changes that want and need to happen in the media landscape.” He noted that Digital Out-of-Home has had a 23.1 percent compound annual growth rate from 2002-2007 and that 2008 revenues are $2.4 billion including $1.4 billion for 211 Video Ad Networks and $473 million for 1387 digital billboards.
Registration is still open for the Oct 6-7 Digital Signage Investors Conference in New York, at: www.StrategyInstitute.com