2009 Digital Signage and Kiosk Fall Shows Introduce Content Creation Demo and Coinstar Contest

  • KioskCom Self Service Expo and The Digital Signage Show, recognized as the premier event for delivering strategic, marketing and technical business solutions for organizations involved in self service and digital signage, announces the first content creation demonstration and "The Next Big Idea Contest" by Coinstar, Inc. New and unique to the conference, which will take place November 10-11, 2009 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, the events will bring added value and diversity to the conference offerings.
  • A first-of-its-kind, "Cooking Up Content: From Concept to Screen" will bring together brands, venues, advertisers and other organizations involved in digital signage for a live demonstration by the industry's leading content creation strategists. The demonstration will provide attendees with a two-day, all-encompassing view into the strategy, creative process and deployment of the content creation process, including:
  • -Creative Briefings

-Communications Objectives

-Play Loop Strategy

-Content Storyboarding

-Content & Post Production

Also new to the show's line-up is the Coinstar. "The Next Big Idea Contest," where the automated retail experts are giving away $10,000 for the best new concept in retail-based kiosks. The company is looking to reward entrepreneurs who have a great, inventive idea for a self-service solution, and to identify high-potential companies for future investment opportunities. Entries are due by October 8, and the winner will be announced at the KioskCom show. This contest is void where prohibited and subject to Official Rules, which can be found at www.coinstar.com/ideas.

"In our continuing commitment to the end-user buyer, we felt the addition of these special events were a perfect fit for our continued focus on making sure strategies were well thought-out before any technology is purchased or media is created," said Lawrence Dvorchik, General Manager of The Digital Signage Show. "It's imperative that organizations realize while their brand needs to be in many places, the focus needs to begin with a strategy to reach out to specific audiences and engage customers to motivate them to action."

Returning to the 2009 conference line-up will be SPEED - Structures for Planning, Explanation, Excitement and Deployment, along with the highly-anticipated DIGI Awards Presentation & Ceremony. SPEED will be presented by Lyle Bunn, Digital Signage Specialist and author of the training program. The Digital Signage Group together with Digital Signage Magazine will once again present the DIGI Awards in New York this fall, recognizing the resellers, integrators and service providers who have gone the extra mile to ensure success for their clients, thereby furthering the digital signage industry as a whole. The SPEED Training Program will take place on Monday, November 9 and requires separate registration. The DIGI Awards will be presented on Tuesday, November 10 and entries are now being accepted until August 31. To enter the DIGI Awards, visit http://www.digitalsignagedirectory.com/.

With an impressive list of keynote presenters, including key figures from Coinstar, Inc., Coca-Cola and Kaiser Permanente, KioskCom and The Digital Signage Show will continue to exceed expectations of promoting growth and advancement in the industry. Having just been named by Tradeshow Week as one of the 50 Fastest Growing Trade Shows in North America for the fourth time, KioskCom Self Service Expo and The Digital Signage Show have continued their reputation as the most critical, strategic, largest and longest running conference and tradeshow for kiosks, self service and digital out-of-home (DOOH) media and technology worldwide. The expo has maintained more than a decade of success by delivering critical content and strategies to ensure deployment success directly from end-user companies that utilize these technologies within their organizations.

For additional information on The Digital Signage Show, please visit: www.thedigitalsignageshow.com