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July 21 DS - DOOH Virtual Show Lock and Load

David Keene– I love Virtual Trade Shows. Even more than my favorite shows– the ones where you get to go to Vegas and get paid for it– Virtual Shows have all the hard work front-loaded in, on my part. The day of the event, I get to kick back and “walk” the floor and see the Presentations, and network with other attendees– the way I don’t have as much time for at in-person trade shows. Well, I have indeed just loaded in all the Presentations for next week’s Digital Signage 2011 Virtual trade show. You’ll see some great, in-depth Presentations from Patrick Quinn (pqmedia), Laura Davis-Taylor, Faizal Javer of Intel, Lyle Bunn, Chris Connery (DisplaySearch), Alan Brawn, and Jonathan Brawn. And– what a concept, you and I can really enjoy this show– none of those pesky client meetings to dash off to, missing all the conference sessions and the cool stuff in the booths. The only thing at this show: great presentations, and new product info from the industry stars like Sharp, Intel, NEC, Mitsubishi, Contemporary Research, Black Box, and more.

See the Auditorium agenda, and line-up of Presentations, at the end of this News item.

The event will take place Thursday, July 21st, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT… all online.
And all at no charge to attend. Register, free of charge, to attend the July 21 virtual event:

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This free virtual trade show includes conference sessions with live Q&A, keynotes and vendor presentations; virtual exhibit booths with supplier/buyer interaction; downloadable reference material; and a virtual lounge for idea exchange and social networking.

The special Keynote Roundtable kicks off the day, and is followed by presentations from top digital signage industry experts. For a preview of the Keynote Roundtable, go to, and view the video clip on Digital Signage 2011 in the top right corner of the page.

Register, free of charge, to attend:

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AUDITORIUM Presentations
Digital Signage 2011, July 21

AUDITORIUM: Keynote Roundtable
David Keene leads a virtual panel of the country’s top DOOH and Digital Signage Researchers and Consultants, drilling down into what’s going in today’s market, for Metrics, Digital Signage for the Retail Space, the Role of the Distributor in the market, and more. Participants include Rob Winston or Arbitron, Patrick Quinn of pqmedia, Lyle Bunn, Alan Brawn, and Laura Davis-Taylor.

AUDITORIUM: The DOOH Landscape: Growth, and Challenges
Presenter: Patrick Quinn, pqmedia
Global digital out-of-home media (DOOH) revenue generated by digital place-based network, billboard and signage operators, grew 16.3% to $6.47 billion in 2010 and is projected to expand 16.9% in 2011. Yet, among the challenges agencies and brands face for global DOOH in general, but the U.S. DPN segment in particular, is the continued need for strong standard measurement, planning and buying systems, as well as better program content and advertising creative. In addition, the U.S. DPN landscape continues to be very fragmented, as PQ Media’s research identified 220 DPN operators running 468 networks in the U.S. at year-end 2010. The relatively few DPN operators offering national scale was also cited by agencies and brands as a challenge.

  • AUDITORIUM: Digital Signage in the Retail Space
  • Presenter: Laura Davis Taylor, Creative Realities, Inc.
  • There is huge opportunity unfolding for digital in Retail stores. What works, and what doesn’t– and more importantly, how to talk the same language as brands and agencies, to get a piece of the huge retail market. We’ll look at recent developments in Interactive digital signage; Tying placed-based media to mobile handsets and Smartphones; and the place of Social Networking in Retail digital signage.
  • AUDITORIUM: Display Sales: Commercial Grade Flat Panels, Consumer Market Crossover, and the Future of Digital Signage.
  • Presenter: Chris Connery, Display Search
  • Chris Connery explains what the sales data for flat panels tells us about the where the market is going in 2011 and beyond: the areas of growth, the areas of pressure on prices, and the areas of profitability. With a special look at the relationship between the Digital Signage, Commercial AV, and the Home Theater Market. Connery will also update us on the Japanese component supply chain in the wake of March 2011 events.
  • AUDITORIUM: Insight Media University: New Educational Platform for the Industry
  • Presenters: Alan Brawn, and Jonathan Brawn
  • Insight Media University (IMU) is the first independent All-In-One education resource for the AV, IT, Digital Signage, Consumer Electronics and Display Industries. We’ll cover the goals and objectives of IMU, how it will work, the course library, certification and testing information, along with ways we can support trade associations, manufacturers and distributors.
  • AUDITORIUM: Closing In on Content Best Practices
  • Presenter: Lyle Bunn, Principal & Strategy Architect, BUNN Co
  • The term “Content is King” has resonated as Dynamic Out-of Home and Digital Signage networks present messages on digital display screens in out-of-home points of purchase, transit, gathering, work and study. The estimated 1.4 million displays operational in North America offer highly targeted, centrally-controlled rich media and it is this “content” that delivers communications and marketing results. Lyle Bunn addresses some of the key elements related to Dynamic Media Content to define a baseline for conduct related to content, and establish a clearer vantage point from which to advance the practice and application of dynamic media content.
  • AUDITORIUM: LCD, and Plasma– More Innovation to Come
  • Presenters: Alan Brawn, Brawn Consulting; and Jonathan Brawn, Brawn Consulting
  • LCD panels, and to some extent Plasma, continue to dominate when it comes to flat panel display applications. Now that most displays are 1080P, where is the technology going, in terms of new features? There are plenty more innovations coming, including:
  • - The LED-backlit revolution for LCD panels
  • - Ever thinner bezels, for tiling displays
  • - Larger screen sizes– how big can LCD and Plasma go?
  • - Falling prices: the market grows larger, as margins shrink– how will you position your products and services?