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Top 4 reasons for retail to change for a better digital signage platform

Teemu Kurri
Teemu Kurri
Co-founder, Chief Growth Officer
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Digital signage has never been so important as now. Here are four top reasons why you should check if your current system is up to date.

1. In-store retail media boom

When your screens are located in retail spaces or other space with audiences that interests advertisers, you can take your part of a megatrend and create a new  revenue source by selling your audiences attention to advertisers.

Unfortunately traditional digital signage (DS) systems only allow you to create and distribute content. A modern in-store retail media platform is able to monetize your audiences by converting them into target groups for advertising and automatically handle the presentation in a way that the right content is seen by the right audiences at the right time.

2. Audience-based targeting

Digital signage systems have not been part of the digital transformation of the online world where personalization and targeted content have been a norm for over a decade. They’ve been developed separately for special purposes showing manually directed content on digital screens.

A modern digital signage system has been developed by the same experts that are building complex applications online and can offer the same abilities to target algorithmically content to different audiences by their attributes as would be done online.

3. Media selling capabilities

To have your own platform to create target groups out of audiences as well as pricing and selling them to brands and other advertisers directly will set you free to make your own decisions and decide how much – or any – work you allocate your partners.

Selling in-store and out-of-home media have traditionally been in the hands of media sales companies that take a major share of profits. By using your own platform that automates the work done by middle man, you are in control to choose the sales partner you like and/or have your own team to do sales.

4. Programmatic ready

In the online world, the majority of media is sold programmatically meaning that buy-side and sell-side platforms conduct transactions automatically. Selling in-store and out-of-home audiences differ in many ways from online – not least because it is not a medium for a single person used via browser – and programmatic advertising is just only beginning.

Still, it is certain that a big part of audiences will be sold through programmatic because of its unquestionable benefits such as “unlimited” demand and comparability to other channels for advertisers. Your platform must be designed to work seamlessly with programmatic ecosystem when the time comes.

Doohlabs platform is an in-store retail media platform that has been designed & built by a joint team of top experts in online technologies and digital signage pioneers.
Besides having a state-of-the-art CMS and an AD server, it has its own targeting engine for building audiences and distributing targeted messaging and media sales tools to sell the advertising products to advertisers.
It has been built to accommodate both worlds: the media sold through the platform and programmatic advertising.

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Teemu Kurri

Teemu Kurri

Co-founder, Chief Growth Officer

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