Digital Screenmedia Association Announces Winners of 2014 DSA Crown Awards

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The DSA Crown Awards, in its fourth year, recognizes excellent digital out-of-home content through the use of digital signage, interactive, kiosks, and mobile.

Digital Screenmedia Association now accepting entries for the Annual Crown Awards

DSA Crown Awards

13 awards were handed out, recognizing agencies of all sizes for their outstanding work.

The Digital Screenmedia Association (DSA) has announced the winners for the fourth annual DSA Crown Awards, which recognizes excellence in digital out-of-home content.

The DSA Crown Awards ceremony was held in New York City at the Paramount Theater at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square on November 5, following the first day of Customer Engagement World. The DSA Party at the Hard Rock was hosted by Artisan Mobile, and presented by Scanalytics and Synnex.

The categories for the content awards were Point of Sale, (content on screens in store catering to the shopper); Point of Transit, (reaching people are on the go, such as at airports and with digital billboards); and Point of Wait, (places where people have dwell time such as banks, elevators, and doctor’s offices).

The awards ceremony was co-hosted by Keith Kelsen, CVO of 5th Screen Digital, and author of Unleashing the Power of Digital Signage, and Bob Moul from Artisan Mobile, the host of the party and awards ceremony.

The winners are:
Category – Point of Sale (content budget of $10,000 or more)

Gold: Bank of Ireland, submitted by RMG Networks
Silver: Titanfall Video Wall Experience at the Microsoft Stores, submitted by Synect Media
Bronze: AT&T Flagship Store Beats Music Promotion, submitted by MaxMedia

Category – Point of Sale (content budget less than $10,000)

Gold: LG UHD Wall, submitted by Two West
Silver: Digitizing Argos, submitted by Scala
Bronze: WAND, submitted by WAND Corporation

Category – Point of Wait ($10,000 or more)

Gold: Aria Resort & Casino, submitted by Verifone
Silver: Sprint Live Pro, submitted by Two West
Bronze: Sprint WeGo - Product Video, submitted by Two West

Category – Point of Wait (less than $10,000)

Gold: Sprint Store Virtual Queue, submitted by Two West
Silver: Quaker Steak and Lube, submitted by Insteo

Category – Point of Transit ($10,000 or more)

Gold: San Francisco International Airport, submitted by Omnivex
Silver: SIEMENS SU2C The Baton Pass in Times Square, submitted by ABC Creative Services

Judges for the DSA Crown Awards included Michael Chase of St. Joseph Content, Anne White of hybris, Manolo Almagro of TPN Retail, Noah Sarff of The Basement, and Keith Kelsen of 5th Screen.

Each of the entries were scored independently by the judges, who took the following into consideration:
    Did the content meet the objectives?
    Was the content engaging?
    Did the content fit the environment?
    Did the content fit the audience?

The scores were ranked in each category to reveal the winners.

“The content continues to improve at both budget levels, and we are seeing outstanding content on so many cross platform channels,” said Keith Kelsen, judge and co-host. “It’s clear that content continues to truly be the most important part of execution. The high standards of quality of the content speaks volumes about the care producers put into these deployments and the care they take in making the brands look great.”

“The content is amazing, and the engagement proves it,” said Paul Flanigan, Executive Director of the DSA. “We’re thrilled to be able to recognize outstanding content. The quality can make or break an experience, and we’re seeing some outstanding companies embrace and present the wow factor.”

The DSA is an independent, non-profit association, whose mission is to advance the growth and excellence of the global digital signage, interactive kiosk, and mobile community through advocacy, education and networking. Members include users of digital screenmedia in all vertical markets including retail, hospitality, food service, and healthcare, as well as manufacturers, resellers, and distributors of hardware and software, network operators, integrators, advertising agencies, consultants, analysts, publishers, trade show organizers, and service companies.

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