Daily News Recap

We will be providing industry news through our official news feed, Digital Signage Pulse.  A feed may be found on the DSF site and we will updated this space with picks from Digital Signage Pulse.


Highlights from today

  1. Survey shows firms expect a 30% drop in revenue from coronavirus impacts
  2. US DOOH ad revenue expected to drop
  3. OOH continues to support public safety during this pandemic
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DSE New Dates- September 15-18, 2020

Digital Signage Expo LogoThe DSE, the official trade show of the DSF, announced this morning new dates for the postponed 2020 trade show and conference.  The new dates will be September 15-18 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.  Those who have been registered for the event will receive notice of this change from the event registrar.  Information about education and event schedules will be updated later in the spring.


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DSF Online Education- Letter From the Chairman

Two months ago, who would have predicted the circumstances we now find ourselves in with the COVID-19 virus impacts?  This pandemic has impacted so many families around the world and continues to escalate into new phases of counteractive measures by people, businesses, and government.  Our volunteer Board of Directors are your industry peers and friends, and we too are navigating this time of uncertainty with our colleagues and loved ones. To the extent that we are able, the Digital Signage Federation is here to support you and your colleagues.


Perhaps you are a manufacturer or developer of digital signage solutions and are now confined to a remote location. Or perhaps you are an integrator or end user who has recently been doing more to support your organization with digital signage but can no longer get to the events to see suppliers or take part in education.

We would like to invite you check out the DSF Online Education program that is part of your membership in the DSF as part of a professional enrichment program you can do during this time.

We hope you and your colleagues will stay safe during this time and that the opportunity of DSF education may be of help to you preparing for when we come out of this.

Spencer Graham

DSF Chairman

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What Courses are Offered?
The DSF offers 30 online courses in three learning plans:

  • Digital Signage 101
  • Digital Signage Content and Software
  • Digital Signage Hardware

All courses, which are between 25-45 minutes in length, are listed on our online education page.

How Do I Access This Education?
The best way to access this education is to go to our online education registration page and register for a license to one or more of the learning plans.

How Much Does It Cost?
Each DSF Member company already has access to a single online license for a single employee included with their membership.  Yes, that means one license to the entire curriculum is available to you today.  Addition licenses are $199 for access to the entire program or $100 for limited access to one course.  Bulk pricing is available for 25 or more licenses.

DSE 2020 Postponed

This is a message from the organizers of DSE:

Postponing DSE was not an easy decision to make, but the escalation of travel bans and Coronavirus cases dictates this action. We are working with the Las Vegas Convention Center to secure new dates for DSE 2020 in the late summer or early fall and will be making that announcement in the near future.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we confirm details.  More information will follow soon.

The DSF is the official association sponsor of the DSE and this is the most important event of our annual calendar.  DSF leadership will be working on supporting members and the DSE as it makes adjustments for a new date for the event.

DSF Meet and Greet in Phoenix is Cancelled

The leadership of the DSF decided to cancel the Phoenix Meet and Greet scheduled for April 29, 2020.  This decision was made due to health concerns and travel restrictions which may impact members.  We regret having to make this decision but felt it was prudent given the current environment.  Please email Executive Director Brian Gorg with any questions.

As a reminder the DSF would like to encourage all members to take advantage of your online education options.  These benefits are available to all staff of member companies.  If you would like to add staff to your membership roster or sign them up for online education please use the links below.

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NiceFall Widgets srl – DSF Member Interview

1. What does your company do?




System integration – Lighting Design – Projection mapping – Control systems specialist – realtime 3D development
We work side by side with our clients as consultants and general contractors in order to find the best solution for every digital communication requirement. 
2. What’s next for your company/the industry?



We believe immersive experiences are the future of communication. Thru the use of LED displays, projection mapping and projected AR the customer can live a true life experience.


3. Why did you join the DSF?



We are looking for challenging visual request to satisfy our passion for technology.


4. How may fellow DSF members reach you? Please use your primary public contact.



NiceFall Widgets srl
Part of the Hotminds Group
Via Enrico Fermi 13/A
37135 Verona
+39 3403632994

Preparing to Attend the DSE

The Digital Signage Expo (DSE) is the officially endorsed and sponsored trade show of the Digital Signage Federation (DSF).

The DSF, along with our certification partner, the Digital Signage Experts Group, wants you to get the most out of your attendance investment.  To help you prepare we have put together the information below to help you.  Please consider using these resources to help you get the most out of DSE 2020.


2020 DSF Educator of the Year Award Nomination

Alan Brawn

The Digital Signage Federation’s Alan C. Brawn Educator of the Year Award recognizes a deserving individual within our digital signage industry who exemplifies a willingness to share a broad spectrum of beneficial information in such a way that raises the level of knowledge of our industry, and promotes professional and personal growth – of not only an individual but our digital signage industry as a whole.

The nominee selected for the Award will have a recognized track record of presenting to the industry – including seminars, educational sessions and webinars, writing articles and white papers, or providing other learning opportunities which promote professionalism and growth of the industry. Those educational efforts can occur across a variety of industry venues but must have a level of emphasis on digital signage. The nominated individual will have a minimum of two (2) years of exposure within the digital signage industry. The individual can be nominated by other groups, companies or individuals who have an involvement in the digital signage industry and with personal knowledge of the candidate’s professional credentials. The nomination of an individual will be accompanied by the appropriate nomination form, including a written narrative of the candidate’s award qualifications and a professional photograph for publication, if selected. The presentation of this Alan C. Brawn Educator of the Year Award will be made at the Digital Signage Expo APEX Awards Ceremony. Nominations of individuals must be submitted on or before February 14, 2020.


New Member Highlight – Next Media Ventures, Inc.

Next Media Ventures, Inc. 

The DSF had an opportunity to welcome new member, Next Media Ventures, Inc., to the Federation this month.  Here is a quick snapshot of what this member does with digital signage.
What does your company do?

Consulting, selling and installation of LED digital displays for the OOH industry.

What is next for your company / the industry?

Keep ahead of the new technologies for Digital POP and DOOH. Purchase new digital POP devices.

Why did you join the DSF?

Get more contacts and information about suppliers and solutions.

How may fellow DSF members reach you?

Ramon Rodriguez
Email:  rarodriguez@nextmediapr.com

The Digital Signage Federation® Announces 2020 Board of Directors and Officers

Warrenton, VAThe Digital Signage Federation (DSF), the independent not-for-profit trade organization serving the digital signage industry, is pleased today to announce the election of its new 2020 Board of Directors. Spencer Graham of Real Digital Media, will continue to serve as Chairman. Len Dudis of Grupo Vidanta will continue in the Vice Chairman role and Paul Fleuranges of Pearl Media continues as Treasurer.  Laura Davis-Taylor of HighStreet will continue to serve in her executive committee role as Director of Marketing.  Ryan Cahoy of Rise Display has been elected by the board to serve as Secretary.

The at-large board elections, which concluded on December 23, 2019, have been announced.  Staying on the board of directors to serve a second two-year term are:

  • Dave Haynes- Sixteen:Nine
  • Stephanie Gutnik- OUTFRONT Media

Newly elected at-large board members who will be starting their first two-year term in January are:

  • Chris Freeman- United Airlines
  • Dominic Desieno- Wells Fargo
  • Beth Warren – Creative Realities

The current DSF board of directors list may be found at https://www.digitalsignagefederation.org/about/board-of-directors.

All other directors will continue to serve on the board of directors through 2020.

“Our election turnout was fantastic this year,” said Mr. Graham.  “As in the past, the Nominating Committee did an excellent job at recruiting and selecting candidates.  Our entire sector is well represented by end users, operators, integrators, and vendors.  I look forward to growing emerging leaders in the DSF through our various committees and volunteer opportunities.”

About the Digital Signage Federation
DSF’s Mission is to support and promote the common business interests of the world-wide digital signage, interactive technologies and the digital out-of-home network industries. The DSF is a not-for-profit independent voice of the digital signage industry reflecting the diversity of its membership. It promotes professional recognition through certifications, continuing education, conferences, publications, and presentations offered by the DSF and affiliate groups. It provides government lobbying to leverage the collective strength of members and represent their interests at the higher levels of government and the community. The DSF provides leadership and networking opportunities focused on building a strong foundation for the advancement of the digital signage industry. For more information, visit www.digitalsignagefederation.org.


For more information, contact

Brian Gorg, Executive Director, Digital Signage Federation

bgorg@digitalsignagefederation.org +1 540-551-5500