Who’s Dropping $250 A Head For Digital Signage Advice?
September 4, 2013 by Dave Haynes
Some company with evidently deep pockets is turning to the great unwashed of digital signage for guidance, offering “up to $250” for opinions and insights on the space. I got this email via the Digital Screenmedia Association on Tuesday:
One of the world’s top digital signage manufacturers wants to ask you a favor—share your opinions and insights on digital signage usage and purchasing in a 60-minute phone interview and in return the manufacturer will pay you up to $250 for the one-hour spent.
If you are located in the New York City or Chicago area the manufacturer would like to meet you in person the week of September 9th, 2013 for the 60-minute interview and pay you even more for helping them with this favor. You will receive extraordinary compensation for helping this digital signage leader develop new products and marketing ideas to help further the use of digital signage in the United States.
I’m not sure I would call “up to $250” extraordinary compensation, but it beats a $20 Starbucks card or iTunes credit.
It’s a manufacturer, the note says. Software guys don’t call themselves manufacturers and most don’t have anything resembling deep pockets. That likely means a display guy. Don’t see Samsung or NEC doing that, but maybe LG, which has its main office in Chicago?
POSSIBLY Cisco, HP or Intel … but really doubt it. The research company lists Microsoft as a client, but again, doubt that.
The company looking for insight does both moderated research and recruitment, so this could also be a way to quietly meet and sniff out some people – though the sector hardly has a talent shortage.