Scala Software Brings Summer Olympics Excitement to Westfield London Shopping Centre

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Scala Digital Communications System Added Live Twitter Feed to Video Walls that Enabled Visitors to See Tweets and Photos Instantly Throughout Centre

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Scala, Inc. today announced its digital communications software played an important role in ensuring visitors to the Olympic zone in London were able to share their joy and experiences while visiting the Official Shopping Centre of London 2012, Westfield Stratford City. The shopping centre used Scala software to add a live Twitter feed to its digital signage that allowed visitors to see their tweets and photos instantly on the massive video walls throughout the centre.

The Westfield shopping centre in Stratford has over 300 screens running Scala digital communications software. For the Olympics, Scala partner FTP Concepts implemented the live Twitter solution, which was expected to have processed and posted 50,000 tweets on the centre’s screens during the just completed Summer Olympics. The system included the Scala Live Campaign Twitter Moderator Tool, which enabled Westfield to ensure in real time that all content was acceptable and not inflammatory, removing the need for manual review.

Key advertisers on the Westfield network during the games included Samsung, Lloyds Pharmacy and McDonald’s, among others.

“With its Twitter feed, Westfield Stratford City continues to be true innovators in how to use digital signage to generate fun, exciting ways to connect with shopping centre visitors,” said Damon Crowhurst, senior director, EMEA, Scala. “The Olympic Twitter campaign success demonstrates how organizations can use Scala software to create two-way engagement with target audiences.”

Scala digital communication software supports content creation, management and distribution across digital signage networks and allows organizations to integrate easily social media and mobile devices to generate two-way engagement with audiences. Scala Advanced Analytics works with digital signage to create targeted and persuasive messages that address exactly what consumers are looking for in retail environments to influence purchase decisions.

Westfield Stratford City is a shopping centre in Stratford, London and owned by the Westfield Group. It is adjacent to the London Olympic Park and the third largest shopping centre in the United Kingdom by retail space.

About Scala

Driving more than 500,000 screens worldwide, Scala Inc. is a leading global provider of digital signage and advertising management solutions. Scala is the world’s first connected signage company, offering the leading platforms for content creation, management and distribution in digital signage networks and the first unified platform for advertising management of both traditional and digital signage networks. Scala is headquartered near Philadelphia, Pa., and has subsidiaries in Canada, The Netherlands, France, Norway, Germany, Japan and India, as well as more than 500 partners in more than 90 countries. For more information, visit: http://www.scala.com/ or the Scala blog. Connect with Scala via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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