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12 Guidelines for Digital Signage Success

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Wherever digital signage is used the goal is the same – to attract attention, engage the audience and get them to take action. Here are a dozen guidelines that should have you well on your way to a successful digital signage deployment:

1) Wayfinding – A wayfinding display is like asking your visitors, “May I help you,” but it doesn’t intrude and assume they need assistance. It can greet people with a clear layout of your common areas so they don’t have to ask for directions.

2) Make it Accessible – Place your digital signage at eye level and viewable from different angles so people can get close enough to scan QR codes and read the message comfortably.

3) Enhance Your Appearance – Your signage content is your brand’s face to the world. Make it visually appealing with a simple message, and use moving images and graphics to make it interesting.

4) Keep it Legible – Use an easy-to-read typeface. Bold-face sans-serif fonts such as Arial, Helvetica or Verdana will read easily at a glance if the font is large enough. Test your font size at the distance your signage is most likely to be read. A general rule is one inch of text height for every 10 feet.

5) Cut the Copy – Keep your message as concise as possible. The 3×5 Rule can be effective: limit the amount of text on your display to three lines, each with five words or less, or five lines of three words or less.

6) One Move at a Time – Animated content attracts attention, but having multiple videos running in different areas of the screen can confuse viewers and turn them away.

7) All the Right Places – In addition to areas with high foot traffic, place digital signage where people will be the most engaged. Wherever people sit, stand and wait every day can be an ideal spot and a good strategy to reduce perceived wait time.

8) Keep it Fresh – No matter how eye-catching your content looks, it will eventually go unnoticed out of familiarity. Consider the demographics and the time of day and change content accordingly.

9) Call Viewers to Action – If you want your viewers to do something, make sure your call to action is short and specific. Leave the CTA on the screen the whole time, or show it several times as the content rotates.

10) Make it Personal – Beacon technology can have individual displays interacting with customers that have your business’s app and Bluetooth enabled on their smartphone.

11) Small Package, Big Message – Don’t underestimate the power of small format displays. A discount code offer popping up on a touch screen as a customer walks by can lead to a quick sale.

12) Manage Content Remotely – Digital signage with remote management capability allows you to change content in real time and push it out to a single display, a group of displays or every display in your network, all from a centralized location.

One of the main benefits of digital signage is that it is “alive,” allowing you to quickly change content and test new content without having to remove and replace printed materials. Experimenting can be fun and rewarding in terms of action taken, increased business and customer loyalty.

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LG Brings High Impact to the Fitness Industry

Here at the IHRSA 2018 (International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association) tradeshow in San Diego we’re answering a lot of questions about the benefits a networked digital signage solution can offer a gym or fitness center.

Consider this example: Every day countless members walk and run in a row of treadmills, staring at the TV in front of them. While TV shows might help alleviate boredom, what if the content was more relevant? What if it could actually compel members to buy a protein shake, check out the pro shop sale or sign up for a new class? Your bottom line could get a nice pump.

What kind of content?

Digital signage can provide up-to-date class descriptions, room scheduling, wayfinding, menus, announcements and more on bright, beautiful screens that are hard to miss. Adding instructional videos, live news feeds, sports scores and filtered social media posts can keep members engaged. Promoting services and gift coupons can generate sales. And when the displays are used with a fitness center’s smartphone app and beacon technology, they can target alerts for class cancelations, upcoming events and much more.

Offer virtual classes anytime.

A popular feature in hotel fitness centers, digital signage can be used to teach classes. With a video wall and Fitness on Demand™ programs, hundreds of premium classes from the world’s most renowned programming and recognized content creators can be offered without a live trainer, and instead be controlled with the FOD™ app and touchscreen tablet.

Content management?

Creating, updating and managing content is quick and easy with LG’s webOS for Signage.

The web-based platform powers LG’s Smart Signage displays and can also host third-party applications. It features a selection of templates and enables remote management of each display via PC or mobile device. The displays’ embedded System-on-Chip (SoC) works with webOS, and also allows for much simpler installations and cost reduction by eliminating external media players and their mounting hardware.

How to get started.

LG is ready to upgrade any gym or fitness center with best-in-class digital signage solutions. We have a network of national installer partners that provide turnkey installations with LG TVs, monitors, video walls, touchscreens, wall mounts, content management, cabling and more, including debris removal.

Your members want the best in fitness and appearance. Are you looking to add some digital muscle to your facility? Then look to LG. We’ll have you looking better than ever.

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You know you’re in the industry when…

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Margaret Fetting
Senior Channel Marketing Manager
LG Electronics USA Business Solutions

 

I’m potentially in the market for a new vehicle; my car is almost ten years old and while I don’t have any issues (knock on wood), I need to start shopping and researching my next purchase.  So, one snowy Chicago Sunday morning, I tagged along with my brothers and two of my nephews and off we went to the Chicago Auto Show.  It’s one of the largest auto shows, and I figured it would be a great place to start my research.  Boy was I wrong.

While my intention was to look at vehicles, I found myself looking at the signage.  Video walls that stretched for blocks, direct view LEDs that could be seen from everywhere on the show floor, touch displays showing vehicle options, and of course identifying the areas where digital signage would have made for a more engaging experience.  My proudest moment was recognizing the LG signage.  I felt like I’d earned my LG wings.

So while my research on a new vehicle begins again, I can put my mind at ease knowing I’m fully immersed in the industry I joined a short (and quick) two years ago.

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How to Install the Bendable, Open-Frame LG OLED Display

We’ve been telling you how LG OLED commercial displays can:

BLEND into the business environment (Wallpaper),

ENHANCE the environment (Wallpaper In-Glass, dual-view curved tiling and dual-view flat displays),

Or BECOME the environment (Open-Frame LG OLED displays).

“Become” the environment? Absolutely.

If you came to the LG booth at CES 2018 you saw Open-Frame LG OLED displays in the spectacular 92-foot-long LG OLED canyon. The canyon was created from 246 55-inch displays, taking 5-1/2 days to build and enhanced with Dolby Atmos surround sound. An unforgettable crowd pleaser.

Just one of the amazing, bendable Open-Frame LG OLED displays can become a centerpiece in your business – rounding out hard corners with breathtaking imagery, conforming to curved structures, leading customers to the sale. Or join it with others to create a never before seen customer experience that could have people coming back.

LG has created a how-to video featuring a single Open-Frame LG OLED display, from unboxing to completed installation.

Have a look here.

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LG Styler for Clothing Earns ‘asthma & allergy friendly®’ Certification

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Spring is right around the corner, and with it can come sniffles, sneezes, watery eyes and consistent coughing to the 70 million Americans suffering from asthma and allergies*. Just in time to combat these symptoms, the LG Styler steam clothing care system has earned the asthma and allergy friendly® certification from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) for its superior performance in ridding fabrics of allergens. It’s the first clothing care system of its kind to receive the certification.

“Our team of health experts constantly evaluates products that truly make a difference for allergy and asthma sufferers,” said AAFA Certification Program Director Michele Cassalia. “LG Styler is proven to help remove allergens from clothing, bedding, toys and more, thanks to LG’s unique steam technology.”

And there’s more than allergen reduction. LG’s innovative TrueSteam® technology uses only pure water, no chemical additives, to gently refresh and help sanitize everyday fabrics and items that are difficult or impossible to wash, and reduces odors that cling to fabrics, knitwear and delicates. The Styler also includes a special compartment in the door that helps restore the crease in pants while reducing wrinkles.

Since its introduction in 2016, business owners and executives have used an LG Styler in their office to keep their attire looking great for meetings and presentations, and to help remove the smell of last night’s client dinner. Because the Styler doesn’t require plumbing connections and doesn’t need to be professionally installed, it can be added to any space. They’re right at home as a luxury amenity in premium hotel suites, spas and salons. The Styler uses little floor space and its minimalist design adds visual appeal to any décor.

If you haven’t seen the LG Styler, you really should. It’s innovative, effective and certainly nothing to sneeze at.

Certified asthma & allergy friendly® and the asthma & allergy friendly® symbol are certification marks and registered trademarks of Allergy Standards Limited and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

 

*Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

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LG & Cisco Team Up to Create Turnkey Videoconferencing Solutions

What’s it like preparing for a videoconference at your business?

Is it a smooth, seamless process that automatically sets the technology at your service as soon you enter the room? Is the video quality stunningly realistic?

Or do you have to start from scratch every time, locating plugs and remote controls, pushing a number of buttons and maybe figuring out why a particular component isn’t working properly?

If it’s the latter, as we’ve often seen, we have very good news that can make your videoconferences, meetings, presentations, content delivery and room/device integrations a lot simpler, and smarter.

LG has teamed up with Cisco to create a seamless integration between the industry-leading Cisco Spark Room Kit Series and LG Commercial UHD Displays to transform the experience from complicated to conversational.

Cisco Spark Room Kits are powerful collaboration solutions that integrate with select LG commercial displays to bring more intelligence and usability to your small to medium-sized meeting rooms – whether registered on the premises or through the cloud.

The Room Kit includes camera, codec, speakers and microphones integrated into a single device – and is ideal for rooms that seat up to 7 people. The Room Kit Plus features a separate quad-camera bar and can accommodate larger and deeper rooms of up to 14 people. Both kits offer sophisticated camera technologies that bring speaker-tracking capabilities to every room.

In a nutshell, with the LG/Cisco solutions you can walk into a conference room and get going – as simple as that, even if you’re a first-time user. The system will greet you with a welcome screen and is a much more engaging experience for everyone. You control everything through the intuitive Cisco Touch 10 control unit, so there’s no need to use separate remote controls or learn different user interfaces. And the biggest benefit? Now you can be free to focus entirely on collaborating, and not on the technology.

Currently there are six Cisco-certified commercial displays available from LG, from 49- to 98-inches, with dual screen sharing option and 24/7 rating. LG’s IPS screen technology means colors are more vivid, text is sharper and a wide viewing angle ensures all participants see a clear picture. What’s more, LG commercial displays use on average 31% less power compared to conventional RGB panels for lower power consumption, lower running costs and superior eco credentials.

Check out our webpage today to learn more and download a brochure.

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