Digital Signage Expo Reveals 2014 Apex, Content Award Finalists

Digital Signage Expo (DSE) announced 33 finalists for its Apex Awards and 31 finalists for its Content Awards for 2014.

The annual DSE Apex Awards honor innovation in the development and deployment of technology in the global DOOH industry. Nominees are the end-use sites of the installation. The annual DSE Content Awards recognize originality in content applications tailored specifically for the many and varied global DOOH audiences. Nominees are content developers, whether advertising agencies, network operators or end-use network owners.

This year’s Apex Award finalists were chosen by an independent panel of nine industry journalists from a field of more than 100 entrants vying in 11 major digital signage categories. Some of the 2014 Apex Award finalists include:

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation

Basic Fit, Nominated by Scala

Crayola Experience, Nominated by GestureTek Systems Inc.

Freedom Hall, George W. Bush Presidential Center, Nominated by Barco

Business, Industry & Government

Christie Digital Systems, Nominated by Arsenal Media & RP Visual Solutions

GE Digital Energy, Nominated by Advanced

HP Enterprise Services Briefing Center - The Experience, Nominated by AMS Pictures

Food & Beverage

Church's Chicken Int'l, Nominated by WAND Corp.

Juicy's, Nominated by WAND Corp.

Sodexo @ State Street Financial, Nominated by Sodexo

Hospitality

Boulder Station Hotel & Casino, Nominated by BrightSign

MGM Properties, Nominated by NEC Display Solutions

The Queen Mary, Nominated by Insteo

Interactive Self-Service

Garrett Popcorn Shops, Nominated by elevate DIGITAL

Heidi.com, Nominated by Intel Corp.

Umajin, Nominated by Intel Corp.

This year’s Content Award finalists were chosen by an independent panel of nine industry professionals named from a field of nearly 90 entrants also vying in 11 major digital signage categories.  Some of the 2014 Content Award finalists include:

Arts, Entertainment & Recreation

GestureTek Systems Inc., for content created for Crayola Experience - Art Alive!

Niles Creative Group, for content created for Freedom Hall, George W. Bush Presidential Center

Unified Field Inc., for content created for Space Shuttle Atlantis Digital Interactives

Business, Industry & Government

AMS Pictures - Creative Strategy, for content created for HP Enterprise Services - Innovation Story

Arsenal Media, for content created for Christie Cypress Lobby

Materials & Methods, for content created for Interactive Art Video Wall at SECU

Food & Beverage

ARAMARK Sports Entertainment & Allure Global, for content created for M&T Stadium - Optimized Digital Menuboards

Equalize Advertising Solutions, for content created for Pear Street Bistro

Hospitality

Digital Kitchen, for content created for The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Insteo, for content created for The Queen Mary

Multi-platform

MaxMedia, for content created for AT&T Store of the Future

Seenspire, for content created for Seenspire Content Feeds

Young & Rubicam, for content created for DrinkUp

Gold, Silver and Bronze Apex and Content Awards will be presented in each category at a special awards banquet slated for the opening night of DSE 2014 on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 from 7 to 9 pm at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev. DSE will also present the Apex Award of the Year and the Content Award of the Year to one of the Gold finalists respectively. 

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