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December 20, 2012
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  The Storefront 
  • BMW DOOH display turns heads in NYC
    BMW used high tech to create magic on a New York street corner last month. The company deployed a special window that turned passing vehicles into images of two of the automaker's futuristic concept cars. Digital Signage Today (12/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • La. store combines different elements to create "new normal"
    After the Cormie's store burned down in Louisiana in early 2011, Brookshire Brothers helped rebuild it, creating a concept store that combines fresh food departments, a bait shop, a gas station, and other grocery and convenience store elements. "Cormie's is the 'new normal' in retail," said Brookshire Brothers Chief Operating Officer Jerry Johnson. "It carries what the customers in that area want," he added. Progressive Grocer (12/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Gap may team up to help Intermix expand
    Gap and 33-store apparel chain Intermix are in discussions with an eye on forging a strategic partnership, the companies said. Intermix, which launched its first store in New York City 19 years ago, sells styles from 220 different brands and is reportedly seeking a partner that can help it expand beyond North America. Women's Wear Daily (subscription required) (12/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Technology and Trends 
  • Commentary: A bright year ahead for digital signage
    Significant and growing numbers of digital signage deals come with confidentiality clauses and nondisclosure agreements, signaling that end users see the medium's value when it comes to gaining competitive advantages, writes Lyle Bunn. He takes a look back at 2012 and predicts positive trends for 2013. Digital Signage Today (12/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  Government and Regulatory 
  • Mayor of Mobile, Ala., wants more billboards
    The mayor of Mobile, Ala., thinks his city needs more billboards. Mayor Sam Jones points to nearby Biloxi, Miss., which has dotted the Interstate 10 corridor with signage promoting its attractions. "People don't know how to get to any of the attractions we have," Jones said. AL.com (Alabama) (12/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Clear Channel to appeal L.A. sign rule on safety grounds
    Following a court order to remove 100 electronic billboards in Los Angeles would prove a threat to public safety, says Clear Channel Outdoor, which owns 79 of the displays. The company, which plans to appeal the ruling, says the signs provide vital public safety messages, including Amber Alerts and earthquake warnings. Daily News (Los Angeles) (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ISA Update 
  • Need help with EMCs?
    Take a look at ISA's new grassroots resource that sign companies can use to educate planners about electronic message centers, or EMCs. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • New online learning course
    ISA has a new online learning service that helps sign companies implement relevant training at convenient times. The latest educational offering is … Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true."
--Nathaniel Hawthorne,
American author


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