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What Skykit is Doing to Address COVID-19: a letter to our customers and partners

Last week I shared with Skykit customers and partners the measures we’ve put in place to address concerns around COVID-19. Upon reflection, I decided to share with a broader audience not only these safety measurements but also information on how to access from one of our partners, Seenspire, free curated social media feeds around COVID-19 for digital signage usage via a Web View / URL.Read More

Work Hard, Bike Harder

You know what they say: work hard, bike harder! At Skykit (and our parent company – Agosto) we wear our Minneapolis-pride on our sleeves (and our cycling kits) with our unabashed love of cycling.
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Chrome Sign Builder: Who Should Use It?

Google’s Chrome Sign Builder is free, but is it a good option for digital signage? Turns out it’s much more complicated than it looks. Be sure you do your homework first.
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7 Ways Retail Kiosks Are Making a Difference in Sales

Before retail kiosks, kiosks made their debut sometime in 1977 after a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign created a touch-screen system that offered users information to find movies, bus stops, extracurricular activities, and courses. Today, they are even making a difference in sales. Read More

Digital Signage and Pokémon Go for Local Businesses

In July of 2016, the landscape of the world changed virtually after a colorful, animated war broke out, all thanks to Pokéman Go. Everywhere across the globe, soldiers, both young and old, could be found wandering the land with square, lighted devices in their hands (a.k.a. smartphones).Read More

Which Digital Signage Software is Right for My Business?

So you want to venture into the land of digital signage. You’ve seen the benefits and you want a piece of it. The next step is to choose a digital signage software that is simple to use, makes sense, and gives you peace of mind moving forward.

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Outdoor Signage and Social Media at the Rio Olympics

The Olympics take it up a notch every year. From the opening ceremony to the carrying of the torch to the brilliant team colors worn by competitors from every country, one would think that the Olympics in Rio has everything they need for the most spectacular show on earth.

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The History of Digital Signage

Every story has a backstory that started with a spark or an idea. Better known as history, these stories spur us to go beyond our humble beginnings and into a place where we create more history. The more history we create, the more stories we have to tell.Read More

Where Should You Put Your Interactive Digital Sign?

With digital signage growing faster than the speed of light, it’s great to see all of the different ways industries across the globe are using them, including using an interactive digital sign (or, if they’re feeling very crazy, multiple interactive digital signs).Read More

5 Reasons Retailers Should Switch From Print to Digital

You’ve been resisting the change. You’ve been justifying why your paper and poster marketing campaign is still relevant. You’ve even been telling other businesses that you want to stay “old school” with your big vinyl banners and paper posters so you stand out.Read More

5 Examples of How Industries Use Digital Wayfinding

Digital wayfinding, a remarkable advancement in the digital signage world, wasn’t always so remarkable.

Once upon a time, wayfinding consisted of carving directions into stone or bending a young tree at a certain angle to show the way to an important place.

It worked.

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10 Reasons Why You Should Use Digital Signage

In the spirit of blog posts everywhere that offer 10 or 20 or 50 reasons to do something, we wanted to hop on board with our own list. It’s about why you should use digital signage, of course. (You’re shocked, I know.)Read More

Is Digital Signage the New Platform in Retail?

The first time I walked into a department store that had replaced its clunky cash register with an iPad, I thought, “Wow, look at this advancement.” I now think the same thing when I see companies utilizing digital signage for retail.Read More

Digital Signage for Lobbies: 8 Examples

If you’ve ever walked into the lobby of a college or business (and we imagine you have), you’ve likely been greeted by some superior digital signage. Well good, because digital signage for lobbies is a great idea.Read More

Chromecast for Digital Signage

Can you use a Chromecast for digital signage?

Google has been making waves in the digital signage market for about two years. They’ve made it clear that “Google is here” in terms of digital signage. Read More

Video Content With Digital Signage

Video content with digital signage systems is very powerful. A network of connected screens allows a company to advertise, inform, and connect with people all over the world. Read More

Digital Signage For Healthcare: 7 Ways to Use It

Recently, a family member of mine had a long hospital stay after complications to a back surgery. Digital signage for healthcare is something that’s still catching on. Unfortunately the hospital I went to didn’t have a system for wayfinding or information for guests in the hospital. Read More

7 Digital Signage Trends for 2016

If you paid attention to digital signage in the seventies, you’ve had the chance to witness the entire development of the industry—and what an incredible rise it’s been, but are you aware of all the digital signage trends?Read More

Feature Comparison for Digital Signage Players

There are many digital signage solutions on the market. Some are purpose-built for very unique, niche requirements (for example think of the many unique digital displays that can be found on the Las Vegas strip and in their casinos). Read More

Top 4 In-House Advertising Trends

Have you ever gone to the store without knowing exactly what you were going to get? Even if you do know, it’s so easy to get swayed as a result of in-house advertising. That’s why whenever I go to the grocery store, I have a rule for myself that I have to eat a full meal at least two hours before I go grocery shopping, or else I’ll buy a ton of stuff I don’t need.Read More

5 ways digital signage can enhance schools

No bulletin board, ever, in all of history, has actually been a tidy, functional, and efficient way to distribute information… BUT FEAR NOT, digital signage can enhance schools.

That’s a bold statement, I know, but bear with me.

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EMV Chip Card Readers for Retail

You may have noticed some changes in credit cards and credit card readers recently.

The little squares that have appeared on the cards. The slot at the bottom of card readers where people put their cards.

But what exactly are these changes and why are they necessary?

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How Do Companies Use Digital Signage?

I can still remember the first time I saw a digital billboard.

I was near Bagnell Dam on the Lake of the Ozarks. It was nighttime, and it loomed out of the darkness, huge and blindingly bright.

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How Retail is Using The Internet of Things

Computer. Phone. Bridge. Glasses.

What do all those things have in common?

Thanks to advances in technology, they can all connect to each other. It may sound crazy, and some of them do require specific versions (like Google glasses), but it’s no longer uncommon for devices and machines to interact with each other using the internet.

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How Digital Signage Can Improve Business

This might sound ridiculous, but have you ever thought about the ROI of breakfast?

You could wake up a little earlier and make a healthy meal of an apple and some scrambled egg whites, plus instant coffee. This meal might cost you less than two dollars to make, but it would provide high returns of increased energy, leading to increased productivity throughout the morning.

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Beacon Technology in Retail: An Exciting New Tool

Imagine this.

You’re a young, single father out grocery shopping. Money is tight, so you’re on the lookout for good deals. As you walk into the store, you notice a sign that says the store has recently introduced a beacon advertising system that might help you do just that.Read More

Virtual Stores

If you had to choose between shopping online (virtual stores) or physically going to the store, which would you pick?Read More

Google Chrome for Digital Signage

Chrome’s operating system is amazing. Not sure if you knew that, but it is. The OS is the most secure in the market. Chrome for digital signage can be used in many ways. I wanted to come up with a short list of 5 dynamic ways the Chrome OS can be used in the digital signage space.Read More

How to Find Your Company Purpose

Does your company have a purpose? Can you write your company purpose down in under two sentences?

If you can’t, no worries! Unearthing that purpose is within your grasp. We’re here to help.Read More

23 Ways to Help Employees Want to Give Their All

It’s difficult to measure enthusiasm, isn’t it? You may find that being able to pay attention to how enthusiastic your employees are about their jobs can frequently be overlooked as the day-to-day meetings and goals overtake your schedule. You know how important it is to improve employee engagement is when it comes to either their role or in the company, but do you know how to fit that into your schedule and what that looks like?

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33 Ways You Can Increase Employee Engagement Today

Needing to increase employee engagement can be difficult. That being said, I know your company’s different.

You have your own vision, your own people, and your own problems.

You also find your own solutions, because what works for one company might not work for you.

It’s no different for employee engagement. Sometimes that four-point list just doesn’t cut it.

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