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Unusual Uses Of Electronic Signage.

Digital Signage Applications.

Advertising is vital for any business to flourish, using digital signage does this in a dynamic, engaging way.

What is digital signage?

Also called dynamic advertising, digital signage uses different media formats to provide an entertaining advertisement. You will have seen screens in high footfall locations displaying numerous ads, these normally have a call to action, with the consumer having to do something, such as text a specific telephone number to receive a discount or to go on a pre-approved list for a high demand product.

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Who uses this form of advertising?

Well the most unusual uses of digital signage we have found are as follows; dental surgeries, casinos and even convenience stores attached to gas stations. So let’s look at these in more detail.

Dental surgery digital signage.

Uses to entertain younger clients, the dentist can have a mix of cartoons and adverts for in house dental products. These are usually more expensive if purchased at the dentist rather than at supermarkets such as Walmart or Target. Used to entertain as well as inform, in this environment they are used to also time warp. This is a method of providing entertainment so the client does not feel, they have been waiting for like, forever. This has been used for decades in theme parks when waiting for the rides.

Digital signage at casinos.

If you have ever been to a casino you will know they do not want you to leave to find something to do. This is why they have shopping malls, extensive restaurants, hair salons and even jewelers within the casinos. Once you are they, all they want is for you to spend, it does not matter if that is at the tables or in the hair salons.

Casino digital advertising is used to promote offers within the city like complex, maximizing on everything from specials at the restaurants to latest winners at the tables. These are all used to encourage you to spend money. The last thing the casino management want, is for you to leave the hotel. This is why the hotels splash out on coms (short for complimentary), mainly for high rollers and celebrities.

Convenience store digital signage.

When you have filed up your vehicle with gas, have you seen the ads on the gas pumps, gone into the convenience store a purchased what you saw on the display outside? This is the reason for gas pump advertising using gas pump digital signage. The items in the convenience store that are over stocks or close outs can be adverts on the displays at the pumps for say below ten bucks, tempting the motorist into the store once in the store, there are other items that compliment the loss leader. But if these have been purchased at close out the purchase price will be minimal.

Electronic signage is made up of a display that can be used in portrait and landscape, so not your regular TV set! This is connected to an advertisement player that stores the ads and plays them in rotation.

If you want to know more about this, just google the term digital signage.

Comparing Digital Signage with Traditional Poster Advertising

Digital Signage Vs. traditional Poster Ads.

Digital signage is all around us; whether we are aware of it or not! If you haven’t noticed a visual screen, then it is not doing it’s job of attracting potential customers. Deciding on the best location is as important as selecting the right digital signage package of hardware and software. Visually creative advertising screens aren’t just in obvious places like shopping malls, but also in government buildings, accountants and transit stations. Where ever there was a traditional poster billboard, then the likely hood of installing an electronic sign is a significant possibility.

Types of digital signage hardware.

There are many different formats of digital signage to choose from including:

  • Digital HD Advertising Display – simply plug and play
  • Touch Screen and Multi Touch – suitable for way-finding
  • Video walls or Multi Screen configurations – for large displays
  • Free Standing screens and kiosks
  • LED Signage
  • Projector advertising

Each screen has a myriad of benefits suitable for the application and most can be located or mounted to suit the environment. For example; digital high definition has a remarkable screen, which is still evolving and appeals to retailers, fast food courts and point of sales because of its easy use – literally ‘plug and play’. The creative and imaginative content is uploaded onto a USB and played directly through the screen. This suits a one-off site which is not linked or networked to other screens, although it is still an option.

Several other questions need to be asked:
Q Who is the advertisement aimed at?
A Select particular demographics to target brand awareness

Q Where will most potential customers see the advertisement?
A Decide where foot fall is most prevalent – position a screen at the entrance to the store

Q How effective can I expect an ad. campaign to be?
A This does depend on the content – engage the services of a professional advertising company, but you can be sure the screen will deliver an amazing and effective broadcast

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Just about anything on screen can be altered, amended or updated at the click of a button; from stock levels of size or color to selling out of a particular product, so as not to let a customer down and offer a quick alternative – or offering the option to order on-line whilst in the store; the options are infinite! People are expecting to see and use digital signage, so don’t be left behind. Advertising has come a long way since the traditional paper posters we once saw in shopping malls, on roadside billboards and restaurants. Right through from QSR to high end establishments are taking advantage of what digital signage advertising can do for their businesses.