“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” Think about this when you consider the positive affects that could come of integrating social media with your digital signage.
In today’s Digital Age, that infamous line from Shakespeare’s As You Like It couldn’t be truer. Thanks to over 91 leading social media platforms worldwide, the world really is a stage. And if you’re looking to integrate social media with digital signage, you have to be willing to be a digital player.
Integrating social media with your digital signage campaign can do a plethora of things, like boost your brand, increase sales, and attract a different target audience.
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).
The soldiers aren’t dressed in camouflage, but in plain clothes. Usually.
They don’t wear helmets and they move in packs. Usually.
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.
And they do…
They have everything, including some incredible outdoor digital signage that brings the 2016 Rio Olympics to a space where it is safe to say that any Olympic event today, in any location, has the ability to be the most technologically advanced event in the world.
So you own a retail store and you want to know how you can creatively use retail digital signage, eh? I get it.
Perhaps you want to use digital displays to make more money.
Perhaps you want to use an advertising network to attract more customers.
Perhaps you want to use screens to track your customers and what they like while making more money and attracting more customers. (Best option, right?)
With so many options, it can be hard to decide what do to, let alone how to do it.
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).
From powerful videos to informative messages, digital signs are changing the way we do business; sales are increasing, branding is growing, and marketing strategies are blowing the competition away.
No one likes to wait.
We live in a culture that expects instant gratification. And while that gratification can’t be met at every turn, digital signage in waiting rooms and other areas can give customers some gratification in the way of colored pictures, powerful messages, interactive games, and other visuals that distract them from waiting in endless lines.
If you had to choose between shopping online (virtual stores) or physically going to the store, which would you pick?
If you’re anything like me, there are a few factors to consider. How far is the store, how tired am I, how quickly do I need the item? I generally go for the easiest or fastest option. And for the most part, easy means shopping online and fast means going to the store.
However, despite the growth of online retail, it still only accounts for about 10% of all sales. And companies are starting to realize the importance of integrating technology into their physical stores.