Digital Signage Federation Announces New DOOH Council Leaders

The Warrenton, Virginia-based nonprofit Digital Signage Federation, a nonprofit trade organization serving the digital signage industry, announces its 2018-19 leadership of the DSF Global Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) Council, an affiliate organization with a worldwide purview specifically to support the needs of companies involved in the intersection between out-of-home advertising and the digital signage industry.

According to the DSF, the primary objective of the Global DOOH Council is to provide a resource for DSF members to build their capacity to support out-of-home advertising companies, agencies, and brands. Much of this capacity will be developed through conformity of analytics, ad buying, and technology deployment. The group will work on achievable goals in 2018-19, including:

  • Identifying gaps in the commercial relations between out-of-home advertisers and digital signage networks and plan for ways to bridge these gaps using the platform of the DSF.
  • Adoption of existing industry standards and practices, all of which will be communicated to DSF members.
  • Creating professional development resources for the digital signage industry to provide a broad understanding of ad buying practices; this will include the development of a DOOH Summit.
  • Working with related industry associations to collaborate on aligning the goals of signage technology and out of home advertisers.
  • Creating an environment where qualified digital signage suppliers and networks can support the business interests of advertisers.

The 2018-19 Global Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) Council Co-Chairs:

  • Sheldon Silverman, CEO and founder, SmartBomb Media Group
  • Kym Frank, president, Geopath
  • Michael Cooper, global president and CEO, Rapport Worldwide

Council Members:

  • Matthew Hurwitz, manager, international creative advertising, Sony Pictures
  • David Krupp, president and COO, Billups
  • Susan Danaher, founder, The Danaher Group
  • Jeffrey Martin, president and CEO, Right Media Solutions
  • Travis Macionsky, VP, director, Horizon Media
  • Joel Braswell, senior manager, connections planning, Coca-Cola
  • Michael Provenzano, founder and CEO, Vistar Media
  • Chad Stolle, EVP, global chief innovation officer, UM Worldwide
  • Paula Fernandez, global head of data and technology, Kinetic
  • Guillermo De Lella, Groupo Alsur
  • Fernando Mayorga, chief technology officer, livedooh GmbH
  • Ichiro T. Jinnai, director, out-of-home media services division, Dentsu
  • Joe Copley, director, strategic partnerships, Seedooh​

Chairman’s Adviser to the Global DOOH Council

  • Philip Cohen, president, CMN Holdings and former DSF Chairman

“The shared insight of this group is necessary to grow opportunities for all parties involved in out-of-home advertising,” says Rich Ventura, vice president of strategic management, NEC Display Solutions, and DSF chairman. “The DSF membership will rely on this council for leadership and knowledge in the global DOOH ecosystem.”

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