DSF PRESS RELEASES


Digital Signage Pulse listings discounted for DSF Members

DSF has a long standing partner relationship with DigitalSignagePulse.com – the DOOH industry’s global news monitor.

As part of the benefits of this partnership, DSF has negotiated a “buy one get 2 free” deal for its members who wish to place their classified ads (listings) of products and services on DOOH Marketplace section of Digital Signage Pulse: https://digitalsignagepulse.com/marketplace/ .

Members may use this incentive to place up to three listings for the price of one.  These listings may be used in each or any category (Company, Products, Services, Events, Jobs, etc.). Once your have placed one paid and 2 free listings, you can repeat the deal as many times as you need.

If you’d like to take advantage of this benefit, please contact classifieds@digitalsignagepulse.com with the subject line:  “DOOH Marketplace listing for DSF Member YOUR COMPANY NAME.”  Your membership will be verified upon your request.  Once approved you will receive instructions on how to place your listings with the “buy 1 get 2 free” deal.”


DSF Announces 2019 Leadership

The Digital Signage Federation® Announces 2019 Board of Directors

DSF Names Three New At-Large Board Members

 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 2019 Board of Directors. Spencer Graham of Real Digital Media, will be serving as Chair. Len Dudis of Grupo Vidanta, will take over the Vice Chairman role.  Paul Fleuranges of the Metropolitan Transit Authority and Brian McClimans of Peerless-AV have been elected by the board to serve as Treasurer and Secretary, respectively.  Laura Davis-Taylor of the High Street Collective has been elected to the executive committee role, Director of Marketing.  Richard Ventura of NEC Display will serve as the Immediate Past Chairman.

The at-large board elections, which concluded on December 22, 2018, have been announced.  Staying on the board of directors to serve a second two-year term are:

  • Wayne Rasor- FastSigns
  • Will Amos- Diversified

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

  • Chris Freeman- United Airlines
  • Frank Pisano- BrightSign
  • Kelly Smith- Capital Networks

Mr. Jeff Kent, formerly of Cineplex, left the board at the end of 2018.  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 2019.

“We are thankful for all our members who participated in the recent election,” said Mr. Graham.  “Our Nominating Committee did an excellent job at recruiting and selecting candidates who would have served our members and industry well. All the nominees would have made excellent board members.”  He continued, “I am working with our leadership team to put in new committee structures this year.  I encourage anyone wishing to serve on a committee to contact the DSF office about their interest.”

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.

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For more information, contact

Brian Gorg, Executive Director, Digital Signage Federation

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

 


Studio Kudzu – DSF Member Interview

 

 

 

1. What does your company do? We create animated content for digital signs and video walls. We work in the ad and marketing spaces, but we also tend to create a lot of video art simply for viewing pleasure and to grab attention. Sometimes a company gets a big video wall in their lobby and they don’t know what to put on it. After an initial discovery, we are able to put together a plan, set a goal and get to work — taking care of everything from concept to final delivery to most importantly … updates!

 

2. What’s next for your company/the industry? We are currently a dual-artist agency, and we would like to continue growing our list of clients and bring on more creative collaborators.

 

3. Why did you join the DSF? We wanted to increase our visibility in the digital signage community, grow our network, and have access to training and certifications.

 

4. How may fellow DSF members reach you?
Please, feel free to email or call:
Jeremy Cleek
323-487-1945
jeremy@studiokudzu.com
studiokudzu.com

Anderson Pacific Corp – DSF Member Interview

1. What does your company do? Provides debt and equity growth capital to management groups in the media and telecom sector

 

2. What’s next for your company/the industry? Provide capital to local ad sales providers in the digital signage industry for the purpose of acquisition , refinance or expansion capital.

 

3. Why did you join the DSF? To learn more about the digital signage industry ; expand contacts for finance opportunities .; meet other principals owners in the space.

 

4. How may fellow DSF members reach you? Please use your primary public contact. Email : kda@andersonpacific.com
Text or call : 312.771.7123
Mail : Anderson Pacific Corp , 100 South Wacker Drive , Suite 1275 , Chicago , IL 60606

NYC Meet and Mingle on January 15, 2019

Join the DSF for a happy hour networking event on January 15, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 PM.  During NRF this is a not-to-miss event to get to know more people in our industry from the tri-state region and beyond. There will be a cash bar and light appetizers at this free to attend event.  The event is at PS 450 (http://www.ps450.com/location/ ) which is at 450 Park Ave South, New York, NY 10016.  This is between 30th and 31st streets.

Register for the  NYC Meet and Mingle


DSF Board Elections End December 21

Every year the DSF electsmembers to fill open at-large seats on the board of directors.  This year there are four open seats.  Each member company has one vote.  If you are a DSF member and need to know if your company has voted please contact your primary member contact or email Executive Director Brian Gorg at bgorg@digitalsignagefederation.org .  Elections end Friday, December 21, 2018.

Candidate Information 

 


Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

DSF GERI WOLFF SCHOLARSHIP


The Digital Signage Federation (DSF) established the Geri Wolff Scholarship Fund in 2014.  In 2019 the DSF will award a scholarship for a young woman who is committed to an academic major in an area related to a career in the digital signage industry.

The scholarship program is administered annually by the DSF Scholarship Committee which develops the award criteria, evaluates applications, allocates funding, and determine award amount(s).  The 2019 award is anticipated to be between $3,000 – $5,000.

The DSF’s Geri Wolff Scholarship is designed to raise the awareness of digital signage as a career choice among qualified young women who are committed to a professional career in computer sciences and related technology, business and digital design fields. This award is also intended to help broaden employment diversity by encouraging employers to hire qualified women in a variety of IT, design, and media management capacities.

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NOMINATE YOUR PROJECT FOR THE 2019 APEX AWARDS -Grab Your APEXMOMENT!

 

   GRAB YOUR #APEXMOMENT

NOMINATE YOUR PROJECT FOR THE 2019 APEX AWARDS

The DSE APEX Awards, presented by the Digital Signage Federation, recognize and honor achievement in the creation and installation of compelling viewer content and interactive technology. Since inception, the APEX Awards have honored hundreds of companies for innovative projects that have met and/or exceeded project goals while providing meaningful ROI and ROO for clients, thereby advancing the digital signage industry.

Enter by October 12, 2018 to save $50 on entry fees!

Entrance fee is $195 after October 12.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 21, 2018

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DSF Educator of the Year Award Nominations

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 January 22, 2019.

Nominations

Call for APEX Judges

Do you have a keen eye for quality digital signage deployments? Want to play a key role in determining the best of the best in digital signage in 2018?  Then this call is for you. 

APPLY TO BE A JUDGE

The Digital Signage Federation (DSF) is looking for members to judge the 2018 APEX Awards, which will be conferred during Digital Signage Expo (DSE) 2019 this coming March in Las Vegas. The DSE APEX Awards, presented by the Digital Signage Federation and sponsored by Peerless-AV, recognize and honor achievement in the creation and installation of compelling viewer content and interactive technology.

Since inception, the APEX Awards have honored hundreds of companies for innovative projects that have met and/or exceeded project goals while providing meaningful ROI and ROO for clients, thereby advancing the digital signage industry. A full listing of 2018 APEX Award winner project videos and case studies can be found here.

Only members in good standing will be considered for inclusion on the judging panel. Judging will take place in early 2019 after all 2019 APEX Awards submissions have been received and reviewed to ensure they meet the criteria for entry in the respective category. Members of the judging panel will be asked to judge APEX Awards entries in twelve categories.

MORE ABOUT THE AWARDS