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Digital signage is really starting to have significant impact for retailers. Walmart has recently announced the results of their upgraded SMART digital signage network monitors. The new network is very different in purpose and results.
|Old Walmart TV network||New SMART Network|
|1. Audience aggregation||1. Helping shoppers shop smarter|
|2. 30 second ads||2. Formats designed for retail|
|3. Single-channel CRTs||3. Zone specific screens|
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.
Small business is important to the economy. Nearly 60 percent of the private workforce is employed by small business, and they are responsible for 39 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Economic uncertainty and low sales plague small businesses throughout the country. Many customers feel more comfortable with larger retail chains and big-box stores. With looming giants like Amazon and Walmart, small businesses have been struggling. But certain advancements in technology may shift the way consumers view small business. Digital signage, though still relatively new, is a formidable weapon in the hands of small business owners. The growth of digital signage may even accelerate small business growth in 2013 because digital signage acts as an equalizer of sorts. It places sleek, professional marketing back into the hands of business owners at a fraction of the cost of traditional marketing.
As the use of digital signage increases, it is becoming more and more apparent that digital signs are not going anywhere. They are becoming an essential part of retail businesses everywhere. IMS Research has predicted that global growth in digital signage could exceed 40% in 2013. This growth stems from the proven ability of the technology to bring in customers.
Small business has much to gain in this arena, but they’re not the only ones cashing in on the advantages of this new technology. Major players like Walmart, Burger King and Costco have been investing in signage for their own locations. Burger King’s menu boards are especially impressive. Support of the technology from these heavy hitters brings legitimacy to this nascent technology in a big way.