DSE 2012 Announces 2012 Content Award Finalists

The annual DSE Content Awards recognize originality in content applications tailored specifically for the many and varied global DOOH audiences.

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 27 finalists for its Content Awards for 2012. The annual DSE Content Awards recognize originality in content applications tailored specifically for the many and varied global DOOH audiences. Nominees are content developers, whether advertising agencies, network operators or end use network owners.


Chosen by an independent panel of six industry journalists, this year's Content Award finalists were named from a field of 83 entrants representing eight countries and vying in ten categories. (There were no entries in the Transportation category). Gold, Silver and Bronze Content Awards will be presented in each category at a special awards banquet slated for the opening night of DSE 2012 on Wednesday, March 7th, from 7-9 p.m. at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. DSE will also present its first Digital Content of the Year Award selected from among the Gold finalists.

The finalists include:

Arts, Entertainment, Recreation
IA Interactive for Cinepolis
Prism Technologies, Inc. for Museum of Design Atlanta - Atlanta: Beyond Bricks & Sticks
Saddle Ranch Digital for Martin-Lawrence Galleries

Business, Industry & Government
Arsenal Media for Christie Network Operations Center
Flixio Studios for CubeSmart Interactive Kiosk
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics for Velocity News Network

Education & Healthcare
Gilmore Group for Walgreens Arm Yourself Campaign
Second Story Interactive Studios for University of Oregon Ford Alumni Center
Sistem 9 Medya Content for CTV

Event Venues
Arsenal Media for Miami Dolphins BuzzWall at Sun Life Stadium
Insteo for Activision's Call of Duty XP Event
Orlando Magic for Orlando Magic Digital Signage at Amway Center

Food & Beverage
Newroom Media for Holyfields Interactive Self-Service Ordering Kiosks
PlayNetwork for Dick's Last Resort Original Series - Reel World Dicks & Dick's Quickies
WAND Corp. for Smashburger Corporate Digital Menu Board Initiative

Hospitality
Arsenal Media for Monteregie Tourism House
Blue Pony Digital for Aria Casino - Jean George Steakhouse
TPW Productions, LLC for Ho-Chunk Gaming More Action

Multi-platform
Aerva & Kodak for Your New York Minute in Times Square
Groupe ViVA for Cars Trivia
DOOHgood

Pubilc Spaces
Daktronics Creative Services for Samsung 'Tis the Season Holiday Greeting
Insteo for LA Live - TapouT
Pearl Media for Lexus CT Earth Night 3D

Retail
Kinetik 3D for Southern Comfort Autostereoscopic 3D POS Display
Insteo for KODI Boutique
St. Joseph Content | Alchemy for The Shoppes at Ocean Drive - Romero Britto

Registration for DSE's 3rd Annual Awards Dinner, or any of the DSE 2012 educational events being held March 6-9th, is now available online at www.digitalsignageexpo.net.
You can also view the 95 videos submitted by Content Award nominees at http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF6362FC2E0ABD5B9&feature=plcp

Mark your calendar now: Digital Signage Expo® 2012, co-located with the Interactive Technology Expo and Digital Content Show, is scheduled for March 6-9, 2012, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. To reserve exhibit space contact Jeanne Phillips, (770) 649-0300, Ext 16. Or, for more information, visit www.digitalsignageexpo.net. You can follow DSE on Twitter at DSExpo, or for all DSE 2012 updates, use #dse2012. For year-round news and information on digital signage, visit DSE's new Digital Signage Connection web portal at www.digitalsignageconnection.com.

About Digital Signage Expo
Digital Signage Expo, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV, 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 180 exhibitors will 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 100 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 program is comprised of 11 pre- and post-show educational events, 32 seminars, 40 targeted Industry Vertical Discussion Groups and over 40 free presentations staged in three on-floor theaters.

For more information, contact Communications Representative
Geri D. Wolff, Market Works International, Inc. (386) 447-0018
gwolff@market-works.com

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