2014 Preset Mixer Details

The Preset Group is celebrating its 5th annual networking party/mixer on Feb. 11th, the night before the trade show floor opens at the 2014 Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas. The event is now firmly part of the DSE week experience, and the tickets always disappear in a matter of hours. This year, we're doing drinks and chatter for 300 at the Revolution Lounge in The Mirage casino and resort. The ...

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Video: Your Baby’s Ugly

Dave spoke at the 2013 Digital Signage Investor Conference in New York, and has done an audio track for his presentation slides. You can watch the 25 minute video, based on his speaking topic: Your Baby's Ugly. His talk explores how the digital signage ecosystem is ignoring available research and making too many mistakes.

Dave The Oracle Mentors At U of Waterloo

Dave Haynes was interviewed and somewhat profiled as he did some mentorship work with a tech media student at Canada's famed University of Waterloo. The student referred to Haynes as the oracle of digital signage, which was a funny switch-up from the usual guru references.  

There’s No Content Fairy In Digital Signage

Every so often, I have to look across a table at clients and drop the devastating news on them that there really is no content fairy. The many minutes of original creative and content programming they envision for the shiny new digital signage network they're planning to light up will not just magically load in hard drives and appear on the screens. Then I have to really bust them up, ...

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Good Advice Series: Lou Giacalone, TargetPath

We wrap up our Good Advice interview series with Lou Giacalone Jr, the CoolSign founder who now does digital signage consulting, just like the Preset Group does digital signage consulting. Lou is with Portland-based TargetPath. We do different things, and we're good friends. There's more than enough room for multiple consultancies in this sector. TargetPath does "intelligent" consulting, but we do genius-lev ... oh never mind  ;-] Lou passes on his ...

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Good Advice Series: David Galos, Chief/Milestone AV

Dave Galos is a longtime veteran of the digital signage space, working on the hardware side for Chief and its parent company Milestone AV. Galos is based north of Toronto. As one of the sponsors of the Preset Mixer in Las Vegas earlier this year, we hauled Galos into our video area and asked him for his thoughts on advice to give to industry newbies.  

Good Advice Series: David Levin, Four Winds Interactive

Here's David Levin, the President and co-founder of Denver-based Four Winds Interactive, which has seen explosive growth in the last three years and has been bagging a series of Fortune 500 clients with its software and services offer. In this interview, grabbed at the Preset Mixer, he talks about the importance of establishing objectives.

Good Advice Series: Rishi Shah, Context Media

So first of all, we did not get Rishi Shah tipsy so we could get the first piece of advice out of him in this video. Though his advice is solid ;-] Second, the founder of Context Media - one of the most successful networks in digital out of home - makes a lot of sense encouraging people to stay very focused. As with the others in this series, Rishi's ...

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Good Advice Series: Stephen Randall, LocaModa

Next up in the running series of Good Advice vignettes from industry experts is Stephen Randall, the very sharp, very direct founder of LocaModa with his advice to digital signage newcomers. Randall was hauled in to chat with our video team while attending the Preset Mixer in Las Vegas earlier this year. He passes on some great advice about social media and strategy.  

Good Advice Series: Tom Percich, DMG

Next up in the running series of Good Advice vignettes from industry experts is Tom Percich, the tireless, Diet Coke-gargling VP of Business Development for Diversified Media Group. Better known as DMG, the company does a huge amount of integration and management work in the digital signage space, with a focus on retail. A good friend of Preset, Tom is based in the Twin Cities, but is more often than ...

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