Dave Spence at Toronto-based deployment firm Coxcom sent a note over to say he and his colleagues just marked 15 years in business, starting in satellite but adding in digital signage about a decade ago.
“Some of the earliest deployments for what would emerge as the Digital Signage industry were piloted by Coxcom using CRT TVs, then plasma displays, and eventually LCD Displays, in larger and more complex projects,” notes the company in a newsletter piece. “Coxcom invested in expanding the skill set of our affiliate network to encompass the need for regional and national Digital Signage deployment with great success.”
After 15 years, Coxcom is the partner of choice on many of the most-high profile DOOH projects in Canada from cinema to financial services to QSR to large recreation facilities.
Founder Steve Cockell and his guys have deployed about 3,000 displays in the past 12 months, in every province. Their clients include Westbury National, Cineplex Digital Solutions, Mark’s (retailer) and Stratacache.
Congratulations, guys. Being a dominant national player in Canada is not easy in Canada because of the sheer size of the country but small population when compared to the U.S.
Spence, the company’s VP of Business Development, sent along pix from installs done at Rogers Centre (where baseball’s Blue Jays play) and a Mark’s store.
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.