DSE Announces 2013 Apex & Content Award Winners

Digital Signage Expo® (DSE), the world’s largest and longest running International Conference and Tradeshow dedicated exclusively to digital signage, interactive technology, and digital out-of-home networks (DOOH), has announced the independently judged winners of its Apex & Content Awards for 2013 at its Fourth Annual Awards Dinner Sponsored this year by the Digital Signage Federation.

 

 

 

 

 

This year Gold, Silver and Bronze Apex Awards were presented to winners in ten categories from a field of ninety entrants (pictured next to each category are photo of the Gold-awarded project):


Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
+ GOLD              Westfield San Francisco Centre, Nominated by Obscura Digital
+ SILVER            Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, Nominated by Intermedia Touch Inc.
+ BRONZE          Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society, Nominated by DRM Productions Inc.

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Business, Industry & Government
+ GOLD              San Francisco Public Utility Commission, Nominated by Obscura Digital
+ SILVER            Christie West Wing, Nominated by Christie Digital Systems Canada Inc.
+ BRONZE          Arsenal Media Fountain of Content, Nominated by Arsenal Media

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Education & Healthcare
+ GOLD             University of Waterloo Stratford Campus, Nominated by Westbury National Show Systems Ltd.
+ SILVER           Florida Hospital - Wesley Chapel, Nominated by Sound Stage Inc.
+ BRONZE         Saint Louis University, Nominated by NEC Display Solutions

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Event Venues
+ GOLD             Antron Showroom, Nominated by Float4 Interactive
+ SILVER           Dallas Cowboys Stadium, Nominated by Gefen
+ BRONZE         University of Oregon, Nominated by Haivision

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Food & Beverage
+ GOLD             Dee Daa Restaurants, Nominated by Arsenal Media
+ SILVER           Top of Waikiki Restaurant, Nominated by Pacific Digital Signs
+ BRONZE         Starbucks Coffee Co., Nominated by Starbucks Coffee Co.

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Hospitality
+ GOLD             Swan & Dolphin Resort, Nominated by Xpodigital
+ SILVER           Tourisme Montérégie, Nominated by Arsenal Media
+ BRONZE         Wynn in Las Vegas, Nominated by JANUS Displays by Morrow Technologies

 

Interactive Self-Service
+ GOLD             Pepsi, Nominated by Intel
+ SILVER           Telenet Mobile – SmartSpot - DOBIT, Nominated by Scala Inc.
+ BRONZE         Buffalo Wild Wings, Nominated by Wireless Ronin Technologies

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Public Spaces
+ GOLD             Westfield Shopping Center, Nominated by Scala Inc.
+ SILVER           Samsung Galaxy S3 Turkey Launch Projection Mapping, Nominated by Dreambox Visual Communications
+ BRONZE         Clear Channel Spectacolor - Times Square, Nominated by Clear Channel Spectacolor

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Retail
+ GOLD             Build-A-Bear Workshop, Nominated by Build-A-Bear Workshop®
+ SILVER           Connections, Nominated by YCD Multimedia
+ BRONZE         Holt Renfrew Ltd., Nominated by Rose and Thistle Media

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Transportation
+ GOLD             CBS Outdoor, Nominated by MRI (Manufacturing Resources International)
+ SILVER           McCarran International Airport, Nominated by Four Winds Interactive
+ BRONZE         IGITerminal - 3 & 1 Airport,Delhi, Nominated by Times Innovative Media Ltd. (Times OOH)

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The DSE 2013 Apex Award of the Year winner is:

+ Build-A-Bear Workshop, Nominated by Build-A-Bear Workshop®

 

This year Gold, Silver and Bronze Content Awards were presented to winners in ten different categories from a field of seventy entrants:

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
+ GOLD             Second Story Interactive Studios, for content created for Vault of the Secret Formula: Bubble-izer
+ SILVER           Intermedia Touch Inc., for content created for Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
+ BRONZE         Arsenal Media, for content created for Christie, The Discovery Wall

 

Business, Industry & Government
+ GOLD             Arsenal Media, for content created for The Fountain of Content
+ SILVER           Obscura Digital, for content created for Digital Arts Wall, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
+ BRONZE         Arsenal Media, for content created for Christie, Kitchener West Wing Lobby

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Education & Healthcare
+ GOLD             Intermedia Touch Inc., for content created for Miami Children's Hospital
+ SILVER           Arsenal Media, for content created for Wilfrid Laurier University, 100th Anniversary
+ BRONZE         Visix Inc., for content created for University of Iowa Interactive Wayfinding

 

Event Venues
+ GOLD             Oklahoma City Thunder, for content created for Chesapeake Arena
+ SILVER           Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, for content created for MLSE Live
+ BRONZE         Insteo, for content created for Vitec Group

 

Food & Beverage
+ GOLD             Groupe Viva, for content created for Le 2 Pierrots
+ SILVER           Allure Global Solutions, for content created for Moe's Southwest Grill - Digital Menu Boards
+ BRONZE         Arsenal Media & Jaime Burns, for content created for Dee Daa Restaurants

 

Hospitality
+ GOLD             Arsenal Media, for content created for The Tourisme Montérégie Experiential Tower
+ SILVER           X20 Media, for content created for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa
+ BRONZE         Swan & Dolphin Resort, for content created for "ELLA" RFID Reader Project

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Multi-Platform
+ GOLD             Arsenal Media and Converse Marketing, for content created for Caterpillar Global Mining,Touchpoint Digital Program
+ SILVER           Elevate Digital, for content created for Groupon
+ BRONZE         Intelligent Multimedia Ltd., for content created for IML Challenges

 

Public Spaces
+ GOLD             Pearl Media, for content created for Chevy Interactive 3D Projection
+ SILVER           Vanten K.K., for content created for Ganbatte 365
+ BRONZE         Monster Grupo Creativo S.A. de C.V., for content created for Banamex S.A.

 

Retail
+ GOLD             Rose and Thistle Media, for content created for Holt Renfrew Ltd.
+ SILVER           All Things Media LLC, for content created for Mercedes-Benz USA, AMG Digital Signage
+ BRONZE         AKQA, for content created for RBS Group

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Transportation
+ GOLD             Inwindow Outdoor, for content created for Beneful Virtual Dog Park/Columbus Circle Interactive Wall

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The DSE 2013 Content Award of the Year winner is:

Inwindow Outdoor, for content created for Beneful Virtual Dog Park/Columbus Circle Interactive

 

Chris Gibbs, president of Exponation, LLC, which produces Digital Signage Expo said, “Because innovation and creativity are essential to driving growth in our industry, it is our unique pleasure and privilege to be able to provide a forum that not only nurtures and recognizes these amazing leaps forward, but also one in which all of us can come together and truly appreciate the work that is being produced in our field worldwide. That is why we are pleased to present the 2013 winners who have distinguished themselves in this way.”

About the Independent Panel of Apex Award Judges

DSE’s Apex Awards were individually assessed and juried on the basis of originality and innovation by an independent panel of six industry journalists, all of whom have long reported on the digital signage sector, have published on the many facets of the industry, and are recognized as versant in current industry trends. Judges included:

+ Ben Skidmore, Publisher, Digital Signage Solutions

+ Lionel Tepper, Managing Director, ScreenMedia Daily

+ Tom Leblanc, Editor-in-Chief, Commercial Integrator

+ Mike Cearley, Senior Vice President & Partner, Global Social Strategy & Consumer Engagement, Fleishman-Hillard; Author & Publisher, 11th Screen

+ Jeff Wooten, Editor, Sign Builder Illustrated

+ Richard Lebovitz, Editorial Director, Digital Signage Expo

About the Independent Panel of Content Award Judges

DSE’s Content Awards were individually assessed and juried on the basis of originality in content applications developed specifically for digital signage by an independent panel of six industry professionals, all of whom have long worked in the digital signage sector and have developed hands-on expertise in many facets of the industry, Judges included:

+ Nancy Hoffman, Client Relationship Lead, [ADi] Animation Dynamics Inc.

+ Craig Huff, Graphic Design Manager, Bell Canada at Vancouver Convention Centre

+ Maria Kozlova, Art Director, mkgrafix.com

+ Anne White, Principal, Hypehouse

+ Daniel Wilkins, SVP/Digital Out-of-Home, Wilkins Media Company

+ Florian Vollmer, SVP Design, Design Principal, InReality, an Info Retail Company.

 

BuildABear BDigital Signage Expo 2014, to be held February 11-13, 2014, with access to the Exhibit Hall February 12 & 13 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas USA, is the world’s largest and longest running conference and trade show exclusively dedicated to the digital signage, interactive technology, and digital-out-of-home (DOOH) industries. Launched in 2004, DSE was the first event dedicated to the digital signage market and has been a significant contributor to the growth of this fast-paced industry. Professional end user attendance represents decision-makers from key industry categories such as retail, restaurant, healthcare, education, hospitality, and transportation, as well as other key stakeholders, including advertising executives, brand marketers and systems integrators.

Over 200 exhibitors feature technology and services including hardware, software, network, delivery and content from around the globe. DSE also offers the largest and most diversified digital signage and digital out-of-home educational program anywhere in the world, with more than 150 educators and the largest variety of educational opportunities, including a live installation tour and structured curriculum leading to professional re-certification in eight educational tracks. The 2014 program will be comprised of fourteen pre- and post-show educational events, thirty-two seminars, forty targeted Industry Vertical Discussion Groups, and forty-two free workshops staged in three on-floor theaters.

For more information, visit www.digitalsignageexpo.net. You can follow DSE on Twitter at DSExpo, or for all DSE 2014 updates, use #dse2014.

For year-round news and information on digital signage, visit DSE’s new Digital Signage Connection web portal at www.digitalsignageconnection.com.


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