Apple iPhone remains in 4th place behind Android smartphones according to latest social media monitoring report from DigitalMR

London (PRWEB UK) 24 April 2012

Social media research specialist The DigitalMR releases latest findings on what customers are saying about smartphones on the internet.

DigitalMR analyzed more than 300,000 comments from customers on smartphones December 2011 through January 2012 Nearly two-thirds (65%) of these customer views are positive, compared to 35% negative.


Android models are the most talked about brands of smartphones. Samsung attracts the most mentions with a market share of 34% of all positive comments and a 37% share of, negative comments small group. Next placed is HTC with 22% positive mentions and 18% negative, followed by Motorola with 11% positive and 13% negative.

Together, the three Android brands account for two thirds (67%) of all online customer feedback measured on smartphones.


The results are based on comments posted by consumers on the major smartphone brands: Apple, Motorola, Samsung, RIM (Blackberry), HTC, LG, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Kyocera and HP on September-October 2011

smartphone models established Apple and RIM (Blackberry) only account for 11% and 8% of the total comments were published respectively. Weak coherent parts Blackberry chat coincided with bad trade Q4 results, prompting her recent announcement “nofollow” to place more focus on the enterprise market.


DigitalMR analysis (supplied by SocialNuggets ) is based on comments posted by a range of relevant websites and open access platforms of social media. It measures not only the number of comments posted by consumers on the Internet, but also their sentiment -. If the messages are positive or negative in nature

Managing Director of DigitalMR, Michalis Michael commented: “Our social media monitoring over the last 6 months has consistently shown Android models like the most talked about brands. While Apple can at least rely on its strong presence in the tablet market, it seems RIM will return to its basic objective of corporate customers ”

All brands measured, achieve a positive net sentiment score (NSS) for December-Jan. NSS provides an overall percentage of net positive posts. The average NSS necessary for all brands measured is 30%. This shows customers are generally positive in their comments online.


Of the three major brands Android, HTC had a NSS of 39%, followed by a nominal rating of slightly below 27% for Samsung and Motorola for only 20% which was the lowest total of the NHS. Apple has reached the second highest at 24%. The NSS is more directed by Nokia (47%).


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DigitalMR measured thousands of customer posts on the services and functions assigned to smartphones.The issues “operating system” and features “Service” generate the most comprehensive reviews – both positive and negative.

“Battery” but attracted only 11% positive reviews, but 16% negative, while on the positive side for designers “Body” attracted a 17% share of positive feedback, but only 11% negative .


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About DigitalMR

DigitalMR understands what people think and feel when they share views online. He is a specialist agency which provides a holistic approach to market research based on the Web. He specializes in the use of social media research, especially active web-listening, and online communities to enhance its business consulting approach. The agency has developed new methods in online focus groups as well as tools such as video diaries, bulletin boards and online ethnography. DigitalMR is headed by founder and MD, Michalis Michael and has offices in London UK, Nicosia Cyprus, and Columbus Ohio, in the United States.


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What to Put On Your LED Message Sign?

Purchasing and installing an LED message display is an excellent way to generate additional publicity and income for your business. However certain signs and displays are more effective than others, due to their composition, layout and color schemes. Read on to get some tips on how to design the perfect LED display sign for your business.

The first steps to designing your LED message signrequire you to decide exactly what elements you would like to include on the sign. Are you going to have a text based or image based design? Will you be featuring the name of your business or its logo alone, or do you wish to advertise a specific offer or event? These are all fundamental questions you must ask yourself before starting to design your sign.

Once you have decided what your sign will include, you must then choose a color scheme. If you have a brand or logo that you use to identify your business, it is a good idea to make use of these signature colors in your sign. If you are going to feature your logo or brand name prominently, make sure that the background colors on the sign will contrast with the logo and brand colors correctly, so as to compliment and highlight them.

If you decide to choose a text based display, you must then put considerable time into choosing your font and layout. Try to position the words so that emphasis is placed on the most important aspects of your offer. In order to achieve this, you can try playing around with different text sizes for certain words, and various color schemes. Of course do not forget that your text must be clear and legible at all times, so choose a font that is simple, bold and composed of block letters.

If you follow all of the above tips you will be well on your way to designing an excellent display for your business. Don’t forget however that one of the great advantages of LED message signs is that they can easily be edited and changed. So if you try a display and are not happy with the results, you can change as much of it as you choose quickly and easily. Of course over time you will be able to see the effects of each change, and you will be able to tweak your LED message sign to garner the optimum response from your customers.

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Latest Online Research Shows American Express as Most Popular US Bank with a 35% Share of Positive Comments on the Web

Colombus, OH (PRWEB UK) 2 May 2012

DigitalMR analyzed tens of thousands of online customer comments regarding US banks for the month of January 2012. Two thirds of comments monitored were positive (67%) about their customer experiences, compared with 33% being negative about their customer experiences.

DigitalMR’s report (powered by SocialNuggets) analyzes tens of thousands of mentions and customer comments posted via open access social media platforms and relevant finance related websites. It measures not only the number of comments posted by consumers on the internet, but also sentiment – whether these posts are positive or negative.

Results are based on comments posted on the major US banks: CitiBank, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, US Bank, American Express, HSBC, Capital One, Barclays, JP Morgan Chase and US Bancorp.

The banking service brands with the highest share of overall mentions were: Amex (29%), Citibank (20%) and Bank of America (18%).

There was, however, a large difference between the positive and negative mentions that these banks generated. Amex achieves the highest share of positive comments (35%) more than twice its share of negative ones (16%). Conversely, Bank of America attracted more than twice the share of negative comments (28%) to positive ones (13%).

Taking each bank’s positive and negative scores into consideration, Amex achieves the highest Net Sentiment Score (NSS) with 63%, followed by US Bank with 61%. The only bank with a net negative score was Bank of America with a NSS of (-4%).

Ryan Rutan, President of DigitalMR USA commented: “Online sentiment continues to show contrasting pictures of two banks: Amex which is very positive and Bank of America where sentiment is highly negative. This represents a huge challenge for Bank of America to turn this around.”

Data analysis and customer comments

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Ryan A. Rutan

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tel: +1 (614) 638-0216

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About DigitalMR

DigitalMR understands what people think and feel when they share views online. It is a specialist agency which provides a holistic approach to web based market research. It specialises in utilising social media research, especially active web-listening, and online communities to enhance its business consulting approach. The agency has pioneered new methods in online focus groups alongside tools such as video diaries, bulletin boards and online ethnography. DigitalMR is headed by founder and MD, Michalis Michael and has offices in London UK, Nicosia Cyprus, and Columbus Ohio, in the US.

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The Halifax is most talked about bank online in January with a 20% share of comments, according to latest web listening report from DigitalMR

London (PRWEB UK) 10 May 2012

For the month of January 2012, DigitalMR analysed thousands of online customer comments about major UK high street banks: Lloyds TSB, HSBC, Halifax, NatWest, Bank of Ireland, Santander, Barclays, RBS, ING Direct, and Clydesdale Bank. Nearly two thirds (64%) of these views are positive about their customer experiences, compared with 36% negative.

The banks that receive the highest share of online mentions are: Halifax (20%), HSBC (17%) and RBS (15%).

DigitalMR’s report (powered by SocialNuggets) analyses thousands of mentions and customer comments posted via open access social media platforms and relevant finance related websites. It measures not only the number of comments posted by consumers on the internet, but also sentiment – whether these posts are positive or negative.

While Lloyds attracts the highest share of negative mentions (19%) it only garners a 10% share of positive comments. Conversely Halifax (21%) received the highest share of positive posts, compared with a 17% share of negative ones.

Taking each bank’s positive and negative scores into consideration, Clydesdale achieves the highest Net Sentiment Score (NSS) with 66%, followed by Bank of Ireland (49%) and ING Direct 41%. Across January only one bank achieved a negative NSS, Lloyds with (-6%).

Managing Director of DigitalMR, Michalis Michael commented: “Although ING Direct consistently achieved the highest Net Sentiment Scores across 2011, it would appear that Clydesdale Bank has made the best start in 2012.”

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Michalis A. Michael

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About DigitalMR

DigitalMR understands what people think and feel when they share views online. It is a specialist agency which provides a holistic approach to web based market research. It specialises in utilising social media research, especially active web-listening, and online communities to enhance its business consulting approach. The agency has pioneered new methods in online focus groups alongside tools such as video diaries, bulletin boards and online ethnography. DigitalMR is headed by founder and MD, Michalis Michael and has offices in London UK, Nicosia Cyprus, and Columbus Ohio, in the US.

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LED Message Signs and Their Applications

Message LED signs are relatively small LED screens are used to display a single line of text. In general, these signs are dynamic and are used to create a line of scrolling text. This text is usually monochromatic and of course luminescent. An almost unlimited amount of text can be entered in these devices, which can then be used to scroll, pause or blink at specific points. It is possible for users to define their Message LED signs to display some messages at times, and change throughout the day.

Applications panel LED message, like all forms of signaling LED, are almost endless. For example, they are virtually indispensable equipment for exchanges around the world. No other form of signaling could meet the requirements of such a dynamic and changing environment quickly, and this form of the LED display is now synonymous with market trading. As a result of this association, and of course because of the many benefits of LED panels message most modern banks also use these screens. Customers queuing for services can view updated information and messages from their banks, thereby keeping them informed, entertained and reduces perceived wait time.

The other common applications of LED panels message can be seen in the transportation industry. Many modern trains have built in LED screens in each car, which are usually placed above the doors. These screens inform passengers about the final destination of the train stops coming, and distances between stops. The message LED on trains are also used to inform passengers of safety practices and the services available on the train. Authority and local intercity buses also use LED panels message this way. However, it is more common to see messages LED screens on the outside of a bus, to indicate the destination and route number.

Many restaurant windows and storefronts will also make use of LED signaling message. Restaurants and cafes often use this dynamic signage to attract the attention of passersby and inform them of the various deals and offers. Various businesses also use this form of advertising signage on the site.

There are many benefits to Message LED signs , especially when compared with others in the form of signs. Since they are dynamic, they tend to be very catchy. They may also contain much more information than a standard sign. They are easily modified and updated and found to be very effective marketing tool.


Message LED panels are relatively small LED screens are used to display a single line of text. In general, these signs are dynamic and are used to create a line of scrolling text. This text is usually monochromatic and of course luminescent.

George A. Romero Stars in ‘Zombie Squash’ Video Game; Kickstarter Campaign Launched

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) May 23, 2012

ACW Games, a division of Attila’s Creative Works LLC, officially announced today that George A. Romero, the Godfather of All Zombies, is starring in their upcoming video game, Zombie SquashTM, providing the voice for the lead villain game boss, Dr. Beau E. Vil. Since his ground-breaking, trendsetting masterpiece, ‘Night of the Living Dead’ George Romero’s name has become synonymous with zombies. This time around, Romero creates a new cartoon-style voice in Zombie SquashTM as an evil scientist.

ACW Owner Attila Juhasz is the creator of Zombie SquashTM, a world where vegetation has gone wild from evil experiments gone wrong. Zombie SquashTM is a tower defense style game where the Player is a rabbit named Jack Stompingtail who fires carrots, zucchini and other garden ammo at Dr. Beau E. Vil’s horde of gorde onslaught. The player has to try and stop the Zombie SquashTM from taking over the world. The game will be initially released for PC and Mac desktops late October 2012. ACW is also working on versions for iPhone, iPod, iPad and most major Android marketplaces, as well as the most popular Android devices, including Amazon Kindle Fire, B&N Nook Color, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

“I started developing Zombie SquashTM two years ago,” says Juhasz, “and released a short demo last Halloween.” Since then Juhasz has recruited the iconic George A. Romero to star in the game and Billboard-charting music producer, Roy Z. to co-write and produce the soundtrack. World-renowned illustrator, Marc Sasso also joined the Zombie Squash team illustrating the new official cover, and creating characters and art.

ACW Games also launched their Zombie SquashTM Kickstarter campaign today. Kickstarter is a social funding community where people become backers of independent creative ventures like video games. An online video featuring George Romero, Attila Juhasz and snippets of the game, art and music can be viewed at the Zombie SquashTM Kickstarter page – http://ZombieSquash.com/kickstarter. “Through Kickstarter, our friends, fans and other social backers give us the opportunity to have a release ready for Halloween,” states Juhasz.

Rewards are given to backers that support the Zombie SquashTM Kickstarter campaign. These include access to BETA releases, full DRM-Free copies, T-shirts, CDs, Sponsorship and Associate Producer Opportunities, and Autographed Items.

Zombie Squash Official Web Site: http://ZombieSquash.com

Zombie Squash Kickstarter Link: http://ZombieSquash.com/kickstarter

contact: Attila Juhasz, Attila’s Creative Works

website: http://www.AttilasCreative.com

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email:     attila(at)attilascreative.com

voice:    (480) 389-5932

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Zombie SquashTM is the registered trademark of Attila’s Creative Works LLC.

About Attila Juhasz and Attila’s Creative Works LLC & ACW Games

Attila Juhasz formed Attila’s Creative Works LLC in Phoenix, AZ in 2005. ACW Games is a division of Attila’s Creative Works LLC. ACW offers creative services including web design, graphics, app development, editing and DVD authoring. ACW owns and operates a network of websites including the popular web site HorrorMoviesBlog.com. Juhasz is celebrating his 20th anniversary in online creations building his first dial-up bulletin-board system (BBS) in 1992. He was the publisher of the rock magazine, New York Onslaught and has written for genre magazines Fangoria and Sci-Fi. In 1995, he created what may be considered the first commercial genre website, HorrorMovies.com, which he sold to publicly traded Unapix Entertainment Inc. who hired him as their Director of Internet Marketing as reported in the Hollywood Reporter and Variety. Whille at Unapix, Juhasz continued being a web pioneer producing the first global Internet Seance online Halloween 2000. He has built over 100 websites for clients like Lifetime Television, Newman’s Own, Kraft, DuPont and many others. In 2003 he created the DEP (Digital Entertainment Package), the first of its kind application that included Music, Liner Notes, Photos, Wallpaper, and a Screensaver. ACW has released Apps for iPhones and Android phones including “The Logical Meaning of God” eBook, “Panda Drop” game, and “HorrorMoviesBlog.com Movie Streaming App.”







PQ Media: After 3 Years of Slowing Growth, DOOH Media Pacing Up 11% in 2014, Driven by Strong Ad Spend on World Cup, Olympics, Health & Transit Nets, Aussie Digital Surge

STAMFORD, CT (PRWEB) August 04, 2014

Defying economic and political headwinds worldwide, digital out-of-home (DOOH) media operators ground out a 9.3% revenue gain to $ 8.86 billion in 2013, a solid increase tempered by it being the third straight year of slower growth, according to PQ Media’s annual performance benchmark released today. Key first-half indicators point to DOOH growth accelerating to 11.3% in 2014, boosted by a dynamic combination of the global economy gaining momentum, two sporting mega-events, and increased healthcare, political and transit ad spend, says the new Global Digital Out-of-Home Media Forecast 2014-18.

Influential developed and emerging markets stuttered in 2013, due to myriad challenges posed by debt issues, asset bubbles, political tensions and slower economic growth in high-flying markets like China. These issues filtered down to ad-driven media, which also faced tough comparisons with 2012 as a result of the even-year boost from pivotal sporting and political events. Roadside digital billboards and cinema-based video networks – the two largest location categories – were the most affected verticals in 2013.

While global revenue growth decelerated again in 2013, consumer exposure to DOOH increased at the same rate as in 2012, rising 7.2% to an average of 14 minutes per week, estimates PQ Media. Key growth drivers included new deployments and the expansion of existing DOOH media in high-traffic areas of the world’s largest cities. Average consumer exposure is pacing for accelerated 9.5% growth in 2014, driven by higher engagement with newly launched DOOH, particularly during the Winter Olympics in Russia and the World Cup in Brazil.

PQ Media defines DOOH by two major platforms, digital place-based networks (DPN) and digital billboards & signage (DBB); and more than 10 key indoor/outdoor locations, including roadside, cinema, retail, transit, healthcare and entertainment.

DPNs generated 71% of global DOOH revenues in 2013, growing 8.4% to $ 6.26 billion, a slight deceleration from 2012. Slow-moving economies weighed on cinema – the largest DPN vertical – resulting in several Top 15 Global Markets posting revenue declines. Global cinema networks had the worst year in recent memory produced the weakest years on record, although some slack was picked up by US cinema nets, which had their best year since 2010, as well as strong gains by transit and healthcare DPNs.

Although global revenue is on pace for faster growth in 2014, several challenges continue to shadow DPN operators, including issues related to standardized measurement, planning and buying systems, mobile media integration, and operator consolidation and its impact on network scale.

“From the Americas to Asia-Pacific, financial transactions involving DPN operators continued unabated in 2013 and the first half of 2014,” said Patrick Quinn, CEO, PQ Media. “A diverse group of deals were consummated across the vertical spectrum, including cinema, healthcare, corporate and transit networks, reaffirming that consolidation is accelerating and likely to churn for several more years.”

Among the major M&A deals announced in 2013-14 were National CineMedia’s proposed acquisition of Screenvision; Captivate Network’s planned purchase of the Wall Street Journal Office Network; and Cineplex’s acquisition of EK3 Technologies. Notable equity investments included those involving Captivate, GSTV, Mood Media and Eletromidia. And while the enigmatic RMG Networks went public, the esoteric Focus Media went private.

The rapid growth of mobile media has created the proverbial “frenemy” for DPN operators, as it has become imperative to integrate mobile technology into ad campaigns, particularly those aimed at post-Boomer generations. Driving consumer engagement through mobile interactivity will only become more important with each passing year. DPNs are already being squeezed by mobile, with brands increasingly demanding mobile components to their integrated media campaigns.

“To put this juggernaut into perspective, our research indicates that mobile media revenues from the US alone will be larger than the entire global DOOH industry by year-end 2014,” Quinn said, referring to data from PQ Media’s Global Digital Media & Technology Series.

Meanwhile, DBB growth slowed for the second consecutive year in 2013, rising 11.5% to $ 2.6 billion. The sharp deceleration was mainly due to local government rulings that led to digiboards being shuttered in major metros, such as Los Angeles and Moscow. Nevertheless, OOH operators continue to transition static signs to digital for the simple reason that digisigns generate higher revenues and margins.

In addition, digital screens placed in and around transit hubs, sporting venues and busy roadside locations have become must-buys for brands during major sporting events and political campaigns because they reach on-the-go consumers with a combination of dynamic ads and real-time results. For example, the increasing amount of soft money and third-party groups involved in US elections drove double-digit increases in political ad spending on OOH media in 2010 and 2012. DBBs were a key contributor due to their ability to tailor messages and respond to breaking news. PQ Media expects these trends to spur DBB revenue growth of 15.7% this year to $ 3.01 billion.

Asia-Pacific was the largest of the four global regions in 2013, with aggregate revenues of $ 3.83 billion, fueled by surging growth in Australia and a strong rebound in Japan. The US remained the world’s largest DOOH market, with $ 2.37 billion in revenues, followed by China at $ 1.87 billion. The injection of ad spending and new deployments ahead of the World Cup helped Brazil’s DOOH industry grow at the fastest rate, rocketing 41.9%, followed by Australia at 23.6%.

US DOOH media revenues rose at an accelerated 8.7% in 2013, driven by strong growth in healthcare nets, which benefited from new ad dollars related to the Affordable Care Act. DPN revenues increased 9.5%, as the transit and entertainment categories joined healthcare to offset slower growth in retail and cinema. US DBB revenues were up 7.2% in 2013, the lowest growth rate since PQ Media began tracking DOOH.

About the Forecast

The 7th edition Global Digital Out-of-Home Media Forecast 2014-18 is the industry’s annual performance benchmark, delivering actionable intelligence covering operator revenues, consumer exposure, key drivers and growth projections by country, platform and location from 2008-18. This year’s edition features a new user-friendly PowerPoint format, Global DOOH Market Rankings by revenue, exposure and growth, and comparisons to other media. Enhanced value-add Excel Databook amplifies the core report with hundreds of drill-down datasets by country, platform and location. Click through a Forecast link above to download a free Executive Summary and Sample Databook.

About PQ Media

PQ Media is a cutting-edge market research, publishing and advisory firm, delivering actionable strategic intelligence to the world’s leading media, entertainment and technology companies. Our analysts use a proprietary and proven methodology to analyze key performance indicators of hundreds of digital and traditional media sectors, platforms and companies, with a keen focus on helping clients make smarter decisions amid a fast-changing media ecosystem.