Christie Expands Digital Signage Offerings, Acquires Arsenal Media

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Speaking about the synergies being created, he said, We have cultivated an excellent relationship with Christie over the past six years, and this blending of expertise makes for a natural progression for both groups. We share a common passion for exceeding customers expectations and, as part of the Christie family, we feel we now have all of the tools to continue delivering next-generation digital signage experiences for our clients. The only impact to Arsenal Medias existing client base is they now gain access to a broader scope of services and expertise. Kathryn Cress, Christies vice president, global and corporate marketing, added that the acquisition supplements Christies existing relationships with digital media partners, who will find in Christies Creative Media Services team an additional resource. To date, Christies digital signage products and solutions have included indoor and outdoor HD LCD flat panels, LED-based MicroTiles with proven DLP technology, Christie Spyder image processors, the multi-touch Christie Interactivity Kit and the Christie JumpStart content management system for large-format displays. Projects completed by Christie Global Professional Services have included installations for The Walt Disney Company, Barneys New York, and LVMH Moet Hennessys Fresh retail stores.

But the development has been long expected, even though the former Yahoo interim CEO has only been at the investment firms media operation which includes The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, and Dick Clark Productions since January 2013.When it hired Levinsohn, Guggenheim said thatit planned to allocate significant capital to acquire and invest in new media companies and properties that will meaningfully expand its current portfolio. But it became clear by late last year that he had lost his mojo at the company. InNovember, Michel Protti who was Levinsohns chief of staff at Yahoo announced his plan to leave as Guggenheim Digitals SVP Strategy and Operations to become Director of Emerging Business at Facebook.Then, in January, he lost Zander Lurie, a former CFO and M&A guy at CBS Interactive, who had joined in 2013 to help with Levinsohns expansion plans at Guggenheim Digital. He alsolost control of THRand Billboard when Guggenheim Media promoted Janice Min to Chief Creative Officer of its Entertainment Group, which includes the magazines, with John Amato serving as co-president overseeing business affairs. Related: Guggenheim Digital Media Loses Another Top Exec Levinsohn made his name in the digital world at News Corp where he ranFoxInteractive Media, and held senior roles at Fox Sports Interactive Media, and News Digital Media. In 2007 he co-foundedFuse Capital, an investment firm that specializes in digital media, before joining Yahoo where he oversaw global media until 2012 when he temporarily ran the company before the board gave the top job to Marissa Mayer. Get Deadline news and alerts sent to your inbox.

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The ceremony, which took place at The Montcalm Hotel, Marble Arch, included a three course dinner, guest speaker and awards presentation. Facing competition from 8 other agencies in their category, the team at Absolute Digital Media were delighted to be announced the winners. It comes following a successful few months for the company, who rebranded from SEO Positive to Absolute Digital Media at the start of the year. Also included in the RAR Top 100, and the recent Drum Independent Agency Census, the team have also been shortlisted for a number of other awards including the Marketing Week Engage Awards at the end of the month. CEO, Ben Austin shares the significance of this particular award. "Any award is special but one that is based on client satisfaction means a lot to us so we'd like to thank our clients for their wonderful ratings and testimonials!