News from WOO - Out of home advertising

Free Book! How to Get Started With Digital Signage and Displays

I have just received my free copy of the new book – Digital Signs & Displays For Dummies.

Boston: US targets Hub signs

Some of the most visible billboards in the Boston area, including the mammoth advertisement for beer on the side of the TD Garden, appear to be illegal and may have to come down, federal highway authorities concluded in a recent review.

Chicago: Ads on city bridge houses - and where else?
Chicago: Ads on city bridge houses - and where else?

Chicago taxpayers might expect the city's massive budget deficit to result in tax hikes, fee increases or layoffs. But Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to sell advertising on city property could change the very look of the city.

Digital outdoor in a world of convergence

At the British Museum in London on Wednesday 9th November 2011, the OMC – UK’s OOH Association linked with the IPA – representing the Agencies, put together a seminar entitled “Digital out-of-home in a world of convergence".

France: Paris poster size reduction could spread across Europe

Large, imposing advertising billboards are to be banned from the centre of Paris under a new plan by the city council to cut the size of ad hoardings by a third in the next two years.

Outdoor Planning Awards opens for entries

The 2011 Outdoor Planning Awards, a joint venture between Brand Republic and Clear Channel, is now accepting entries.

Eurostar appoints JCDecaux Airport to sell St Pancras
Eurostar appoints JCDecaux Airport to sell St Pancras

JCDecaux Airport, the airport advertising media owner, has won a competitive tender to manage the sales of digital advertising in the Eurostar terminal at St Pancras International Station.

Rob Atkinson to join Adshel in Australia as Interim CEO
Rob Atkinson to join Adshel in Australia as Interim CEO

Clear Channel UK Chief Operating Officer and FEPE board member Rob Atkinson has been appointed interim CEO of Adshel, the leading provider of street furniture solutions in Australia and New Zealand.

Bologna Chooses CEMUSA To Renew Its Urban Image
Bologna Chooses CEMUSA To Renew Its Urban Image

The city of Bolgna has chosen CEMUSA to install and operate more than 425 outdoor communication panels in a variety of formats for a period of at least nine years.

Dubai: Keith Thomson joins Backlite
Dubai: Keith Thomson joins Backlite

Backlite Media, the UAE's premier outdoor media specialist has appointed Keith Thomson to the role of International Business Development Director.

Romania: Romanian outdoor unites to form new association
Romania: Romanian outdoor unites to form new association

Romanian outdoor companies have united under the Romanian Outdoor Advertising Association.

EU: Svensson report calls for a ban on advertising to children

MEP Eva-Britt Svensson published her draft report on "A new strategy for consumer policy" on 19 July.

Simon Crisp quits as Kinetic EMEA Chief Executive
Simon Crisp quits as Kinetic EMEA Chief Executive

Simon Crisp, the chief executive Kinetic in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and a speaker at this years 52nd FEPE Congress in Madrid has resigned from his role to pursue his own business venture.

Primesight Creates New Focus Division
Primesight Creates New Focus Division

Primesight, the outdoor media owner, has created a new division called Focus to combine its digital portfolio, health clubs, cinemas and its premium Icon formats, to be led by current strategy director Tim de Monte.

Richard Blackburn joins MediaCo
Richard Blackburn joins MediaCo

MediaCo, the Manchester-based outdoor media owner, has appointed Taxi Media commercial director and former Kinetic regional managing director Richard Blackburn as its first commercial director.