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DSE Announces 2013 Apex & Content Award Winners

Atlanta – Digital Signage Expo® (DSE), the world’s largest and longest running International Conference and Tradeshow dedicated exclusively to digital signage, interactive technology and digital out-of-home networks (DOOH), today announced the independently judged winners of its Apex & Content Awards for 2013 at its 4th Annual Awards Dinner Sponsored this year by the Digital Signage Federation.

This year Gold, Silver and Bronze Apex Awards were presented to winners in 10 categories from a field of 90 entrants:

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
GOLD: Westfield San Francisco Centre, Nominated by Obscura Digital
SILVER: Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, Nominated by Intermedia Touch Inc.
BRONZE: Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society, Nominated by DRM
Productions Inc.

Business, Industry & Government
GOLD: San Francisco Public Utility Commission, Nominated by Obscura Digital
SILVER: Christie West Wing, Nominated by Christie Digital Systems Canada Inc.
BRONZE: Arsenal Media Fountain of Content, Nominated by Arsenal Media

Education & Healthcare
GOLD: University of Waterloo Stratford Campus, Nominated by Westbury
National Show Systems Ltd.
SILVER: Florida Hospital – Wesley Chapel, Nominated by Sound Stage Inc.
BRONZE:Saint Louis University, Nominated by NEC Display Solutions

Event Venues
GOLD: Antron Showroom, Nominated by Float4 Interactive
SILVER: Dallas Cowboys Stadium, Nominated by Gefen
BRONZE: University of Oregon, Nominated by Haivision

Food & Beverage
GOLD: Dee Daa Restaurants, Nominated by Arsenal Media
SILVER: Top of Waikiki Restaurant, Nominated by Pacific Digital Signs
BRONZE: Starbucks Coffee Co., Nominated by Starbucks Coffee Co.

Hospitality
GOLD: Swan & Dolphin Resort, Nominated by Xpodigital
SILVER: Tourisme Montérégie, Nominated by Arsenal Media
BRONZE: Wynn in Las Vegas, Nominated by JANUS Displays by Morrow
Technologies

Interactive Self-Service
GOLD: Pepsi, Nominated by Intel
SILVER: Telenet Mobile – SmartSpot – DOBIT, Nominated by Scala Inc.
BRONZE: Buffalo Wild Wings, Nominated by Wireless Ronin Technologies

Public Spaces
GOLD:
Westfield Shopping Center, Nominated by Scala Inc.
SILVER: Samsung Galaxy S3 Turkey Launch Projection Mapping, Nominated by Dreambox Visual Communications
BRONZE: Clear Channel Spectacolor – Times Square, Nominated by Clear Channel
Spectacolor

Retail
GOLD:
Build-A-Bear Workshop, Nominated by Build-A-Bear Workshop®
SILVER: Connections, Nominated by YCD Multimedia
BRONZE: Holt Renfrew Ltd., Nominated by Rose and Thistle Media

Transportation
GOLD:
CBS Outdoor, Nominated by MRI (Manufacturing Resources
International)
SILVER: McCarran International Airport, Nominated by Four Winds Interactive
BRONZE: IGITerminal – 3 & 1 Airport,Delhi, Nominated by Times Innovative Media Ltd. (Times OOH)

The DSE 2013 Apex Award of the Year winner is:

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Nominated by Build-A-Bear Workshop®

This year Gold, Silver and Bronze Content Awards were presented to winners in 10 different categories from a field of 70 entrants:

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
GOLD:
Second Story Interactive Studios, for content created for Vault of the
Secret Formula: Bubble-izer
SILVER: Intermedia Touch Inc., for content created for Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
BRONZE: Arsenal Media, for content created for Christie, The Discovery Wall

Business, Industry & Government
GOLD:
Arsenal Media, for content created for The Fountain of Content
SILVER: Obscura Digital, for content created for Digital Arts Wall, San Francisco
Public Utilities Commission
BRONZE: Arsenal Media, for content created for Christie, Kitchener West Wing Lobby

Education & Healthcare
GOLD:
Intermedia Touch Inc., for content created for Miami Children’s Hospital
SILVER: Arsenal Media, for content created for Wilfrid Laurier University, 100th Anniversary
BRONZE: Visix Inc., for content created for University of Iowa Interactive Wayfinding

Event Venues
GOLD:
Oklahoma City Thunder, for content created for Chesapeake Arena
SILVER: Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, for content created for MLSE Live
BRONZE: Insteo, for content created for Vitec Group

Food & Beverage
GOLD:
Groupe Viva, for content created for Le 2 Pierrots
SILVER: Allure Global Solutions, for content created for Moe’s Southwest Grill – Digital Menu Boards
BRONZE: Arsenal Media & Jaime Burns, for content created for Dee Daa Restaurants

Hospitality
GOLD: Arsenal Media, for content created for The Tourisme Montérégie
Experiential Tower
SILVER: X20 Media, for content created for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa
BRONZE: Swan & Dolphin Resort, for content created for “ELLA” RFID Reader Project

Multi-Platform
GOLD: Arsenal Media and Converse Marketing, for content created for
Caterpillar Global Mining,Touchpoint Digital Program
SILVER: Elevate Digital, for content created for Groupon
BRONZE: Intelligent Multimedia Ltd., for content created for IML Challenges

Public Spaces
GOLD: Pearl Media, for content created for Chevy Interactive 3D Projection
SILVER: Vanten K.K., for content created for Ganbatte 365
BRONZE: Monster Grupo Creativo S.A. de C.V., for content created for
Banamex S.A.

Retail
GOLD: Rose and Thistle Media, for content created for Holt Renfrew Ltd.
SILVER: All Things Media LLC, for content created for Mercedes-Benz USA, AMG
Digital Signage
BRONZE: AKQA, for content created for RBS Group

Transportation
GOLD: Inwindow Outdoor, for content created for Beneful Virtual Dog
Park/Columbus Circle Interactive Wall

“The DSE 2013 Content Award of the Year winner is:

Inwindow Outdoor, for content created for Beneful Virtual Dog
Park/Columbus Circle Interactive
Chris Gibbs, President of Exponation, LLC, which produces Digital Signage Expo said, “Because innovation and creativity are essential to driving growth in our industry, it is our unique pleasure and privilege to be able to provide a forum that not only nurtures and recognizes these amazing leaps forward, but also one in which all of us can come together and truly appreciate the work that is being produced in our field worldwide. That is why we are pleased to present the 2013 winners who have distinguished themselves in this way.”

Mark your calendar now: Digital Signage Expo® 2014, co-located with the Interactive Technology Expo and Digital Content Show, is scheduled for February 11-13, 2014, with access to the Exhibit Hall February 12 & 13 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas. To reserve exhibit space contact Jeanne Phillips, (770) 817-5903. Or, for more information, visit www.digitalsignageexpo.net. You can follow DSE on Twitter at DSExpo, or for all DSE 2014 updates, use #dse2014. For year-round news and information on digital signage, visit DSE’s new Digital Signage Connection web portal at www.digitalsignageconnection.com.

About the Independent Panel of Apex Award Judges
DSE’s Apex Awards were individually assessed and juried on the basis of originality and innovation by an independent panel of six industry journalists, all of whom have long reported on the digital signage sector, have published on the many facets of the industry, and are recognized as versant in current industry trends. Judges included:
• Ben Skidmore, Publisher, Digital Signage Solutions
• Lionel Tepper, Managing Director, ScreenMedia Daily
• Tom Leblanc, Editor-in-Chief, Commercial Integrator
• Mike Cearley, Senior Vice President & Partner, Global Social Strategy & Consumer Engagement, Fleishman-Hillard; Author & Publisher, 11th Screen
• Jeff Wooten, Editor, Sign Builder Illustrated
• Richard Lebovitz, Editorial Director, Digital Signage Expo

About the Independent Panel of Content Award Judges
DSE’s Content Awards were individually assessed and juried on the basis of originality in content applications developed specifically for digital signage by an independent panel of six industry professionals, all of whom have long worked in the digital signage sector and have developed hands-on expertise in many facets of the industry, Judges included:
• Nancy Hoffman, Client Relationship Lead, [ADi] Animation Dynamics Inc.
• Craig Huff, Graphic Design Manager, Bell Canada at Vancouver Convention Centre
• Maria Kozlova, Art Director, mkgrafix.com
• Anne White, Principal, Hypehouse
• Daniel Wilkins, SVP/Digital Out-of-Home, Wilkins Media Company
• Florian Vollmer, SVP Design, Design Principal, InReality, an Info Retail Company.

About Digital Signage Expo
Digital Signage Expo 2014, to be held February 11-13, 2014, with access to the Exhibit Hall February 12 & 13 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas USA, is the world’s largest and longest running conference and trade show exclusively dedicated to the digital signage, interactive technology and digital-out-of-home (DOOH) industries. Launched in 2004, DSE was the first event dedicated to the digital signage market and has been a significant contributor to the growth of this fast-paced industry. Professional end user attendance represents decision-makers from key industry categories such as retail, restaurant, healthcare, education, hospitality and transportation, as well as other key stakeholders, including advertising executives, brand marketers and systems integrators.

Over 200 exhibitors feature technology and services including hardware, software, network, delivery and content from around the globe. DSE also offers the largest and most diversified digital signage and digital out-of-home educational program anywhere in the world, with more than 150 educators and the largest variety of educational opportunities, including a live installation tour and structured curriculum leading to professional re-certification in eight educational tracks. The 2014 program will be comprised of 14 pre- and post-show educational events, 32 seminars, 40 targeted Industry Vertical Discussion Groups and 42 free workshops staged in three on-floor theaters.

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Geri D. Wolff, Market Works International, Inc. (386) 447-0018

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