umaSKIN @ CART Retail Innovation Pitch 2016

umaSKIN recently participated in the CART Retail Innovation Pitch.

CART organizes this event to look for new and innovative ideas, which could possibly disrupt the retail world. CART collaborates with several trade publications making finalists accessible and recognizable within the retail industry.

Participants compete to be a featured solution on CART, pre-qualify for potential $25,000 cash investment from CART partners and $25,000 in free CART services. Foremost the whole contest provides exposure to potential customers, strategic investors and the media.

Only six applicants went through to the final round of the pitch event. One of those six was umaSKIN. Finalists were presented with a chance to connect one-on-one with multi-billion dollar retailers and brand decision makers. This gave us the chance to pitch our vision and have substantiate conversation regarding feedback and interest going forward.

Christian Doegl, CEO of umaSKIN, presented our unique digital signage solution to a retail expert panel. His great speech appealed to the tech-affine and non-tech affine audience a like and the feedback of the panel was very promising:

sps_lobby“very unique!”

“Would work well within a retail environment, especially a digitally engaged organization that wants to take the experience closer to the sale”

“Would be a point of difference”

 

Nevertheless, the panel decided to choose another company as their winner. We congratulate Wyzerr very much! Wyzerr connects market research and online services in a playful way .

However, umaSKIN impressed not only the experts but also the organizers:

In store retail technology similar products“UmaSKIN’s cutting edge technology brought a real ‘wow’ to our panel in the 2016 Retail Innovation Pitch Event. Their unique digital ‘wall’ can react to customers walking by or to the specific customer that’s in front of it. The technology aligns very well to the growing push to bring the brick & mortar store to life, delivering an experience digital-only commerce cannot provide. Excited to see what the future holds for them.”

 

The CART Retail Innovation Pitch was once again a great opportunity to show umaSKIN’s uniqueness in the retail world. We are happy that we could be a part of innovative event and consider it a great success.

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Recently we had a unique chance of being part of AV Nation’s weekly podcast AV Week.

Tim Albright, the great host of AV Week & AV Nation Founder offered our CEO, Christian Doegl the opportunity to be part of an ever changing group of AV Industry experts. Some of the most engaging AV professionals gather once a week to discuss the most current, entertaining, and sometimes controversial news and commentary about the commercial AV industry today.

InfoComm 2016 – Would you like to meet us?

Hi there!

umaSKIN is going to InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas and we would be happy to meet you and learn more about your company and products. Let us explore some opportunities!

Feel free to contact us: nicolas.lahodny@umaskin.com

 

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Millennial Guests Are the Future for Hotels, Now!

Millennials – also known as Generation Y – are the generation of travelers born between 1980 and 1995. Millennials were the first generation to be born into the digital world; they’ve grown up in an age where technology is an everyday part of life and regular travel is very accessible. This has created a wave of so-called savvy travelers, who look for unique value in their travel destinations at an affordable price.

Millennial Guests Are the Future for Hotels, Now!

3 Opportunities of Digital Signage in Retail besides Marketing & Advertising

Digital Signage Installations are without question great for your Marketing Department. They allow them to reach the right target segment with ever changing messages, to present your brand in a cost efficient & effective manner and provide advertising space to rent out to partner firms. However, there is way more to Digital Signage then that:

Digital influence in retail

Digital influence in retail – Navigating the new digital divide: Global edition

Digital influence in retail

A global summary of findings from nine countries on digital influence in retail – by Deloitte’s Kasey Lobaugh

The Global edition of this report explores the digital preferences of consumers, especially how the use of digital devices impacts in-store shopping behavior. It is based on a survey of thousands of consumers in nine different worldwide markets.

Creative Signage Ideas that make the world a better place

Digital Signage is well known in many industries. In Retail Signage creates a unique experience for stores, attracts customers to visit stores or carry marketing messages.

While all of this is important and I am inviting you to check out our page if you want to know more about how you can improve your business, I want to highlight a different aspect of Digital Signage.

Recently I stumbled accross a number of videos and pictures presenting Signage Installations, that were a little different.

Creative Signage Ideas

Creative Signage Ideas

Digital Signage Ideas from the DSE16

A great summary by Christopher Hall of Digital Signage Ideas gathered during the DSE 2016.

Digital Signage Ideas

Our Favorite:

Experience, experience, experience – How do brands, agencies, retailers, restaurants, you name it, capture customers’ attention and either lead them down the path to purchase or develop relationships with customers to keep them from heading to Amazon.com to get what they want?

Trends in Retail Technology

Great Article on Trends in retail technology by Richard Ventura Vice President of Business Development and Solutions, NEC Display Solutions of America

We live in an ultra-connected world. It seems like every day a new technology enters common use, making our lives easier while keeping us ever more plugged in — and causing us to wonder, “How on earth did we function before?”

The retail landscape is no different; every year new data points to technology’s impact on how people shop, and the day that consumers use cutting-edge technology to navigate and make every single purchase is not far away.

Retailers need to keep on top of technology trends to stay relevant and aligned with their customers’ digital needs. According to the Global Powers of Retailing 2016 report by Deloitte, “With more shoppers — both in the developed and developing worlds — embracing cultural trends and gaining access to technology that will allow them to be ‘connected’ 100 percent of the time, retailers worldwide need to advance their own offerings to fit the behaviors of this new consumer.”

Industry shows are a great way to see what’s out there and what’s coming, and the 2016 National Retail Federation trade show featured some key advancements that will help retailers reach new heights of customer engagement using digital technology.

Trends in Retail Technology

Digital Signage vs. Print in Brick & Mortar Retail

Great article on Digital Signage in Retail by Emily Carroll

Although print communications have proven their worth in the past, digital signage is progressively taking over. And as the world around us rapidly embraces digital technology, so too must the retail brick-and-mortar space. This article will explore how digital advertising could benefit your retail brand and why you should consider making the transition from print.

This is our Favorite –Truly engaging content

Digital Signage