Digital Signage-an Effective Advertising Media

By: risevision

The use of digital signage is the biggest revolution that has picked upin the publicity, promotion and communication strategy industry. The advertising industry has witnessed various forms of advertising from the traditional methods to the recent ones. From a time where rock painting was prominent as a means of advertising and promotion, the advertising industry has come up in a great way.

Advertising industry is a brilliant example of research and development. The later forms of marketing were door-to-door marketing and then emerged the media. Then on; radio, television and print media began catering to all the advertising. These media have been the most effective medium for advertising and branding. They have almost captured the advertising industry and people couldn't believe that there would be more innovations in advertising until the advent o the internet. Of the recent ones are branding and customer engagement. The more recent one has been the use of digital signage. The digital signage has been made use of extensively and has been a huge success with the advertising majors.

Digital signage consists of paid communication advertisements on LCD screens, usually controlled by the internet and computer programmers. These digital signage equipment and technologies are outsourced to Information Technology companies and they ensure a smooth functioning of these advertisement displays. These can be used outside the shop of a retailer itself and can be an effective medium of carrying messages to the target customers. These LCDs usually flash the animations and advertisements of these retailers.

In developed nations and up market hang outs of developing nations this type of an advertisement display technology has been highly utilized. These digital signage boards act as sources of information through displays, advertisements, animations and graphics. These vary according to the seasons and the time of the day. These are largely used by retailers who come up with offers from time to time.

Amongst the plethora of benefits that advertisers derive from such kind of out-of-door advertising are the cost effectiveness involved with them, the display, the animations, the attractive advertisements, the prominent location, the potential customers and many more influences. They have been great cost and time savers for these advertisers. The updates can be quickly put up on these boards. They have an excellent display and grab attention large and wide.

This has been most extensively used for advertising on a mass scale. This signage has replaced bill boards as a means of attracting large crowds. The brand patronization has also increased two folds due to this digital signage. Prominent places like sport stadiums, railway stations, airports, roads, marketplaces and multiplexes have a large display of digital signage. Big companies use them in these places and benefit from this form of advertising.

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