It’s not TV. It’s not the Internet. And it’s not just digital posters. It’s the sum of many parts, but also its own thing. Done right, the medium offers huge potential. But it must be done right, and the history of this still emerging industry is one of many, many misses and precious few hits.
Dave Haynes is the founder and editor of Sixteen:Nine, an online publication that has followed the digital signage industry for some 14 years. Dave does strategic advisory consulting work for many end-users and vendors, and also writes for many of them. He’s based near Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast.