Billboard Advertising Procurement Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 13, 2013

Billboard advertising has a buyer power score of 3.8 out of 5.0. The higher the score, the more leverage a buyer has in negotiating a favorable price. This score reflects a medium level of buying power in the market. “Despite a high level of market share concentration and significant switching costs, buyers have power in the market due to low price volatility and low product specialization,” says IBISWorld procurement analyst Kayley Freshman-Caffrey.

The top four billboard advertising service providers, including CBS Corporation and Lamar Advertising Company, own a majority of the market. As a result, buyers do not have many suppliers from which they can choose, which hurts their negotiating power. In the three years to 2013, market concentration has been increasing because of market consolidation, which is reducing buyer power. Additionally, it is costly for buyers to switch between suppliers after one has been secured. “Typically, buyers are committed to contracts with specific durations, and they are penalized financially if they try to cancel their services before a contract expires,” adds Freshman-Caffrey. “These costs further decrease the leverage buyers have when negotiating pricing and contract terms.”

Slight price increases during period resulted from growth in the demand for advertising services. As consumer spending boosted revenue for major buyers of billboard advertising services, those buyers purchased more billboard advertising to improve their competitive standing against market rivals. As a result of higher demand, billboard advertising suppliers were able to boost prices, slightly lowering buyer power. During the three years to 2016, prices are expected to continue slowly rising along with consumer spending.

Generally, the price of billboard advertising is subject to low volatility, allowing buyers to effectively plan purchases in advance. Product specialization is also low, allowing buyers to solicit services from any supplier in the market. When a buyer has more options from which to choose, they have more buying power; consequently, low product specialization and relatively stable pricing keep buying power for billboard advertising at a moderate level. For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Billboard Advertising procurement research report page.

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IBISWorld Procurement Report Key Topics

This report is intended to help buyers of billboard advertising. Billboard advertising refers to the use of a large outdoor board to convey a promotional message. This definition includes bulletin billboards, digital billboards, poster billboards, wall displays and spectaculars. Suppliers of billboard advertising services vary from large-scale national media companies to small-scale, localized firms. This report does not include magazine advertising, newspaper advertising, coupon advertising or transit advertising services.

Executive Summary

Pricing Environment

Price Fundamentals

Benchmark Price

Pricing Model

Price Drivers

Recent Price Trend

Price Forecast

Product Characteristics

Product Life Cycle

Total Cost of Ownership

Product Specialization

Substitute Goods

Regulation

Quality Control

Supply Chain & Vendors

Supply Chain Dynamics

Supply Chain Risk

Imports

Competitive Environment

Market Share Concentration

Vendor Financial Benchmarks

Switching Costs

Purchasing Process

Buying Basics

Buying Lead Time

Selection Process

Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Factors

Key Statistics

About IBISWorld Inc.

IBISWorld is one of the world’s leading publishers of business intelligence, specializing in Industry research and Procurement research. Since 1971, IBISWorld has provided thoroughly researched, accurate and current business information. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, IBISWorld’s procurement research reports equip clients with the insight necessary to make better purchasing decisions, faster. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IBISWorld Procurement serves a range of business, professional service and government organizations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.ibisworld.com or call 1-800-330-3772.







Christie Showcases High Performance Cost-Effective Solutions at InfoComm Brazil 2014

São Paulo (PRWEB) May 14, 2014

Christie® showcases state-of-the-art solutions for the business, broadcast, control room and digital signage markets at the first TecnoMultimedia InfoComm Brazil 2014, held at Centro de Exposições Imigrantes, São Paulo, May 13-15.

“This trade show is a first for Brazil and Christie is proud to be part of its inaugural event,” says Bruno Tavares, general manager of Christie Digital Systems South America Ltda. “The opening of our first South American office in São Paulo last year and our participation in this trade show demonstrates Christie’s commitment to this growing region, where the demand for Pro AV, visualization, control room and simulation solutions is noticeably increasing.

“Christie’s high performance, cost-effective solutions are supported by first-rate customer and technical support from our Brazilian office.”

Christie G Series and Q Series

Christie will showcase the Christie DHD600-G 1-chip DLP® projector. Boasting 6,000 lumens with WXGA, HD, and WUXGA resolution in a single-lamp design, the Christie DHD600-G is the brightest in its category and provides the exceptional image quality, brightness and dependability that is essential for presentations in board and conference rooms. For higher education, government facilities and houses of worship with limited budgets, the Christie G Series delivers a cost-effective solution with the long-life DLP® technology needed in such environments.

The Christie DWX951-Q – part of the Christie Q Series 1-chip DLP® projectors – will also be featured. Usable in single or dual lamp mode, Christie Q Series delivers best-in-class performance with brightness options from 8,500 to 10,000 lumens in XGA, WXGA, and WUXGA resolutions. The Christie Q Series is equipped with eClarity™ – advanced image processing that significantly enhances images by providing greater control over image sharpness, gloss and shading. For rental staging applications including concerts, conventions and other events where visuals are a vital component, end users will recognize the Q Series’ difference when blending or warping images from multiple projectors onto flat, curved, hexagonal, or spherical surfaces.

Commercial grade full HD flat panel

Another highlight on the Christie booth will be the new Christie FHD651-T flat panel. The competitively priced, LED edge-lit Christie FHD651-T with a thin 2.7 inch profile makes it easy to install and integrate into any design. This commercial-grade LCD flat panel has the reliability and image quality needed for meeting rooms, classrooms, corporate lobbies, museums, and education facilities, houses of worship, theaters, and hospitality and retail environments. Featuring up to four simultaneous touches, the Christie FHD651-T has high-accuracy infrared touch technology and superior touchscreen performance in a fully integrated package.

Effective collaboration and presentation with Christie Brio

Christie Brio, the meeting room solution awarded the 2013 Rave Award for Best New Wireless System at North America’s InfoComm 2013, makes it effortless to meet, share information and work across multiple sites while automatically coordinating up to five simultaneous video and audio presentations on meeting room displays. Geographic distance is no limit for Christie Brio – presentations and high quality media are shared between sites quickly and easily so that team collaboration is easy.

Brio allows the user to connect and present virtually and collaborate in real-time while displaying high-quality uncompressed 1080p video sources within a meeting room or stream video between sites at up to 30 fps. Information is secure since no personal device information or content is loaded or saved on a Christie Brio node.

Christie’s commitment to control rooms in Brazil

“South America is a very important region for Christie,” said Dave Muscat, senior director, Control Room Solutions, Americas Region at Christie. “We have recently expanded our Brazilian office by hiring Clayton Brito to help the company drive control room solutions and other business product sales in Brazil.”

“Christie is committed to growing its control room business globally, extending its expertise in this key market, as well as strengthening its relationships with partners. We will continue to introduce new display products, state-of-the-art processing solutions, and expand our service offerings.”

Christie will exhibit an array of high brightness 50-inch Christie Entero™ HB DLP® video wall cubes, SXGA (1400×1050) resolution designed for 24/7 performance and reliability, and overall low cost of ownership for utilities, government, security and surveillance, and public and emergency services. Christie’s Entero HB series is based on the most advanced DLP®, LED and image processing technology, for long life and minimal maintenance.The Christie Entero HB line is the first and only LED control room display to offer wireless control through Wi-Fi capability.

Driving the content will be the Christie Phoenix™ open content management system and network streaming solution that enables seamless secure access and control of audio-visual data, regardless of the user’s location. The Christie Phoenix is ideal for fast-paced command and control centers with highly mobile and dispersed workforces.

Finally, a 2-unit-by-2-unit award-winning Christie® MicroTiles® display will showcase amazing image quality, vibrant, and true-to-life color. MicroTiles offer design flexibility to create a digital canvas of almost any shape or size, for any industry.

About Christie

Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan. Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit http://www.christiedigital.com.

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“Christie” is a trademark of Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc., registered in the United States of America and certain other countries.

Christie® MicroTiles® is a registered trademark of Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc.







Players Network Inc, Files Complaint Against Comcast For $150 Million

Las Vegas, NV, February 6th 2014 (PRWEB) February 06, 2014

Players Network, Inc. (OTC-QB Bulletin Board: PNTV), in response to numerous inquiries Players Network, Inc. (“PNTV”) is providing this Shareholder update with regard to the complaint PNTV filed against Comcast Corporation and its affiliates (“Comcast”) in the District Court of Clark County, Nevada complaint # A-14-693908-B for $ 150 million alleging Comcast entered into a contract with PNTV and failed to fulfill their responsibilities.

PNTV felt this action was necessary to protect its shareholders and the long-term investment into the business, as well as the Vegas On Demand Network. The full complaint is available by clicking this link: https://db.tt/ePIkDx0U.

According to the complaint, Comcast is accused of violating the contract with PNTV and Comcast’s consent decree with the Justice Department and FCC by preferring their programming to PNTV ’s “Vegas On Demand ” network and unfairly competing and discriminating against PNTV and the Vegas on Demand network. In violation of the letter and spirit of the contract entered into in 2005, and the Justice Department and FCC consent decree, entered into in 2010, related to Comcast’s acquisition of NBC and Universal Studios outlined in a twelve (12) count complaint together with the entire history of the transaction Comcast’s practices. These practices are a significant portion of the PNTV complaint against Comcast.

Comcast, as alleged in the complaint, is accused of preferring the programming of its own networks or affiliates over that of PNTV. PNTV helped start Comcast’s video on demand business back in 2004; by becoming one of Comcast’s first independent networks and by entering into a ten (10) year contract and helping to draw substantial viewers to Comcast Select On Demand platform with its original content. Under that agreement, Comcast and PNTV became partners and Comcast promised PNTV to utilize their resources to assist in building and monetizing PNTV’s Vegas On Demand channel by securing sponsors, advertisers and providing Vegas On Demand with access to it middleware ad insertion technology to monetize Vegas On Demand content and to market the channel to other carriers and failed to do so.

Further, in reliance on Comcast’s promises in the contract, PNTV invested millions of dollars into production programming for its channel. The “Vegas on Demand” channel ranked consistently for the first five (5) years of the contract in the top percentage of all Comcast free video on demand offerings according to Rentrak and independent reporting system used by Comcast.

PNTV attempted to resolve the dispute starting in January 2013, but after a year of negotiations with Comcast, PNTV determined that Comcast was not dealing with them in good faith and filed the herein referenced complaint. In a letter which Mark Bradley, C.E.O. of PNTV sent to Michael Schreiber, Senior Vice President of Comcast dated January 2, 2014, PNTV tried further to resolve the dispute; the unanswered letter contained the following language:

“Despite these efforts and the repeated attempts to work with Comcast management to build a brand and a network, as partners, the complaint alleges that Comcast has failed to hold up its end of the agreement, and has not provided the marketing, distribution or monetization support outlined in our agreement. In addition, Comcast has buried our channel under layers of menus insuring its failure, in breach of the spirit and intentions of our agreement. These breaches have forced us to struggle as a company financially, and has negativity impacted over 1000 public shareholders who made investments based on the promises Comcast made to us and in mutually released press announcements. The situation has reached a point where we have been left with no choice but to take legal action and file a formal civil complaint.”

After waiting a reasonable time for Schreiber to respond, the complaint was then served on Comcast, on January 24, 2014 and the answer to the complaint is due February 13, 2014. In compliance with SEC rules and regulations all of the forgoing had to be disclosed by PNTV to the public in an 8K filing with the SEC according to the company’s attorney’s Barney C. Ales, Esq. of the law firm of Barney C. Ales, Ltd., which was done on January 24, 2014.

If further information is needed please contact:

Michael Pratter-PNTV-Director of Legal and Business Affairs at 702-988-2300

Barney C. Ales, Esq.-of the law firm of Barney C. Ales, Ltd. at 702-998-9576

Media inquiries contact Lisa Mayo-DeRiso at 702.576.2659.

For Investor inquiries Contact(s): Zachary R. Logan / Drew S. Phillips

Contact phone: 858.886.7237 info(at)pacifificequityusa(dot)com

About Players Network:

Players Network is a Television and Digital New Media Company that develops branded digital lifestyle networks or Channel Destinations by using its digital broadband platform and through it distribution partners. Players Network current original channels, Players Network, Vegas on Demand, Sexy Sin City TV, which are focused on Las Vegas and Gaming Lifestyles are the lead channels is distributed over their own VOD Channels on television in over 23,000,000 homes over Comcast, and its own Broadband Network, Hulu, Blinkx, Google, YouTube and Yahoo Video, for DVD Home Video, mobile platforms, and through worldwide television syndication. Players Network has a 15-year history of providing consumers with quality Gaming and Las Vegas Lifestyle content, as well as strategic partnership services in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and throughout the worldwide gaming industry. For more information go to http://www.playersnetwork.com

Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act:

With the exception of the historical information contained in this Release, the matters described herein contain forward-looking statements that involve risk and uncertainties that may individually or mutually impact the matters herein described, including but not limited to: the ability of the Company to increase revenues in the future due to the developing and unpredictable markets for its products, the ability to achieve a positive cash flow, the ability to obtain orders for or install its products, the ability to obtain new customers and the ability to continue to commercialize its products, which could cause actual results or revenues to differ materially from those contemplated by these statements.







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Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) March 13, 2014

Today, iSqFt and Carolinas AGC, Inc. (CAGC), a chapter of the Associated General Contractors (AGC), announced that they’ve formed a strategic partnership. The goal of the relationship is to provide CAGC members using the Chapter’s IBuild and Plans Online services access to iSqFt’s robust application, giving users an array of new tools.

“We celebrate that CAGC had the initiative to move from the printed weekly bulletin to an on-line version through IBuild and POL in 2006,” says President and CEO, Cynthia Mills. “This helped our members make the transition to the digital era in construction.”

Mills acknowledged that technology and construction have changed tremendously, requiring CAGC to consider some major updates to their system in order to stay competitive and deal with the mobile environment that has become the norm. “After the CAGC Board of Directors had a third party do a review of our platform, we determined that a strategic partnership with a company that had the resources to stay current and could offer a wide array of products and services to the membership was the right solution for our members and for CAGC.”

Mills confirmed that after months of research and interviewing potential partners, the Board determined that iSqFt was the right match for their members. Mills said, “The iSqFt application is easy to use, state of the art, and can be used on mobile devices. Carolinas AGC and iSqFt worked together to ensure that the core functionality–the things CAGC members are used to being able to do–will be there and more.”

“An important part of this process,” says Dave Conway, iSqFt’s President and CEO, “was carefully analyzing the iBuild platform and making sure we could offer its users an enhanced experience, with more tools, and an application that’s easy to use. I’m confident they’ll be pleased.” Mills agrees, noting that “iSqFt has worked with us to ensure a smooth transition for our members and CAGC over the next couple of months.”

Conway is most excited about the opportunity to introduce more construction professionals to the growing iSqFt Network. “When users see all the things they can do, who they can connect with, the tools they’re going to have—that’s the best part for me. That’s exciting. Construction is all about relationship building, and our tools promote this core value of our community.”

The next steps, says Conway, are all about taking care of CAGC’s members. “Our focus isn’t on doing this quickly. We’re focused on doing this right. Then, when they’re ready to move to iSqFt, I want them to take full advantage of everything our application has to offer. We’re eager to show them what we can do.”

About iSqFt

iSqFt is a leading software-as-a-service company, serving the commercial construction industry by offering its subscribers access to a network that connects tens of thousands of general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and manufacturers. iSqFt helps its customers thrive by offering the information and tools they need to work more efficiently and profitably.

Founded in 1993 as Construction Software Technologies, Inc., Cincinnati-based iSqFt serves as strategic partner for the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and local AGC chapters. iSqFt is also a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council, and is committed to the practices of sustainable design and construction.

iSqFt has twice been included in Inc. magazine’s list of fastest growing private companies, and has been named one of the Business Courier’s “Best Places to Work” four consecutive years.

For more information about iSqFt and its applications, visit http://www.isqft.com or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

About Carolinas AGC

Carolinas AGC (CAGC) represents contractors and construction-related firms in North Carolina and South Carolina, and serves as a chapter of AGC of America and ARTBA. Through diverse partnerships, Carolinas AGC effectively innovates and shares knowledge across sectors and generations; advancing the construction industry to enhance the quality of life and deliver a sustainable difference in the Carolinas. Visit us at http://www.cagc.org.

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Golfantage Introduces Mobile Rewards Platform for Golf Course Operators

(PRWEB) May 13, 2014

With over 327 million mobile phones in the U.S. alone, mobile coupons have grown in consumer preference to provide ten times higher redemption rates than print coupons. Golfantage can combine real time rewards, exclusive offers, coupons and digital punch cards into one simple mobile platform. Branded course-specific and developed exclusively for the golf industry, Golfantage creates individual mobile applications for course operators that deliver engaging and compelling offers direct to the mobile phones of the course’s best customers.

91% of adults now have their mobile phone within arm’s reach 24/7. As mobile technology continues to influence consumers’ buying behaviors, it becomes increasingly important for golf facilties to integrate engaging mobile loyalty solutions that provide: simplicity of management, boost in cross-selling revenue, instantaneous rewards for customer loyalty, and real time program performance analytics.

Golfantage mobile rewards applications have been developed around one word: simplicity. The company understands that golf professionals want to spend their time managing business to provide the best client experience, rather than managing technical software. Golfantage offers course operators a uniquely branded turn-key mobile rewards platform providing their customers with engaging incentives that reinforce course loyalty, and drive additional revenue from channels including: golf, dining, instruction, and merchandise. Golfantage customizes each mobile reward program to best merchandise each facility, incorporating specific course colors and logo. Each course operator gets their own SMS long code to alert customers of new rewards and special offers. Golfantage’s mobile rewards platform utilizes geo-location technology that requires customers to be at the course location to redeem offers.

With Golfantage, course managers simply send their new loyalty and reward offers in their easy to use form, and Golfantage publishes them to the course’s unique mobile rewards application within two business days. Evaluating real-time analytics in order to decipher which offers are performing best and which are not is critical to the success of any golf course. That’s why all Golfantage mobile applications include a convenient and hassle-free performance summary sent weekly via email to the course managers.

Course management will be able to track participation and redemptions and gain valuable insight into their mobile rewards program, with robust analytics and lead information to plan future mobile coupons and rewards. SMS text messages can be sent to any customers who are part of the courses mobile rewards program, offering an effective and relevant alert to remind enrolled golfers about new special offers and incentives.

Golfantage’s Mobile Reward Highlights:


    Branded exclusively for your course, providing revenue boosting mobile incentives.

    Maximize your cross selling opportunities: golf, dining, instruction, merchandise.

    Personalized QR and SMS codes, incorporated into optional high-quality turn-key enrollment signage.

    Mobile text SMS open rates average nearly 95%, while email marketing open rates are only 12%.

    Use SMS text alerts to keep your customers instantly updated with your special offers.

    Feature multiple loyalty offers, multiple reward products, all with varying expiration dates.

    Own your customer data and your revenue. No profit sharing or booking fees.

    Hosted on the mobile web, without the inconvenience of downloading or updating an app.

    Track and measure the participation of subscribers by the rewards used and total ePunches.

    Hassle free weekly email summary report, and new rewards up-load concierge.

    GPS enabled smart-redemption technology.

About Golfantage

Golfantage (http://golfantage.com/) is a mobile technology company, specializing in creating Mobile Rewards Platforms for golf course operators. Each mobile application is developed to combine mobile coupons, rewards, exclusive offers, and digital punch cards. Branded exclusively for each course operator, Golfantage applications merchandise engaging mobile incentives that reinforce course loyalty and revenue across channels including: golf, dining, instruction and merchandise.

http://golfantage.com







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