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If the rise of television, movies, and more recently, YouTube say anything, it’s that people love watching video. Video is inescapable. News outlets, entertainment companies, and even schools, are filled with video, and consumers can’t seem to get enough.
One of the main advantages of using digital signage is that you can advertise in entirely new ways, including video. Don’t have the budget for TV ads? You can still use video to reach your customers. Simple interfaces like the one provided by truDigital allow you to easily display limitless content on your digital sign, and that includes video.
Many different forms of digital signage exist on the market today. All of them have eye-catching HD screens to get the attention of potential customers. Some run on a closed circuit, requiring intensive design and/or technical expertise, but one type of system stands out above the rest. Cloud based digital signage offers some unique advantages that other systems just can’t provide.
Because services like truDigital are cloud based, they are accessible anytime from almost any device. A mobile-friendly interface means you can change your signage from anywhere. Whether you’re running late, or out of the country, you can change your promotions on-the-fly. Furthermore, if you are at the location, you’ll be able to see your changes almost immediately.
If used correctly, digital signage can reduce perceived waiting time by providing something for the customer to engage in while services are being rendered. Sit a customer in front of a flat screen, and he or she will be right at home. Many companies pipe movies or cable into their waiting rooms, so how is digital signage any different? Not only will the patience of the customer increase, this waiting time can be valuable advertising time because the customer is a captive audience. Especially if they only have to wait 15 minutes or so, most customers will choose to wait rather than leave and come back.
Digital signage is powerful, but placement is key to its effectiveness. The placement of your digital sign will be determined by a number of factors including traffic, and the number of digital signs you plan on employing. The following are a few basic guidelines to proper sign placement.
Consider the foot traffic in your store and place menu boards where they’re most likely to do the most good. One example of good traffic placement comes from the retail giant, Walmart. Recently, Walmart has launched a campaign to utilize digital signage at aisle caps. Their platform is extremely simple: One medium sized screen placed in the center of product playing a personal video ad about the surrounding product.
Digital Signage is cutting-edge technology that is rife with advantages to business owners everywhere. These eye-catching LED and LCD screens have done wonders for countless retail establishments, yet some users fall short despite having acquired the advantages of digital signage. In most cases, these failures are the result of business owners not using the technology to its full potential. Sure, the vibrant, back-lit colors draw the eye, some businesses use their boards to simply display price. Displaying prices isn’t in itself a bad thing, but it can be a mistake when the technology provides for so much more.