FEATURE: James Matthews-Paul catches up with some UK sign-makers to see how they're using social media.
FEATURE: Nielsen's recently published Social Media Report confirms a huge increase in the influence of networks and blogs on consumer behaviour.
FEATURE: One of the things about this game is that there is never any lack of software introductions, claiming to improve print productivity.
NEWS: New research suggests that businesses are finding social media disruptive within their corporate cultures.
FEATURE: The term 'social media' encompasses far more than churning out a limited number of characters on-screen to attract followers and a response.
FEATURE: For too long the printing industry was scared of what the internet was going to do to it.
NEWS: A report has found that more companies are 'overcoming their fear' of social media and are using services such as Facebook and Twitter increasingly for corporate uses.
FEATURE: Demand for photobooks is changing with developments in social media and suppliers are broadening their horizons to keep up. Laurel Brunner takes a look at the market.
NEWS: A programme of educational sessions on digital out-of-home (DOOH) has been announced for the forthcoming European Sign Expo, co-located with FESPA 2013 at London's Excel from June 25th to 27th.
NEWS: The organisers of this month's Sign and Digital UK show have announced the full schedule for the New Business Theatre.
NEWS: Laminator and spot-UV manufacturer Autobond reports that its latest equipment sale in North America was made through social networking.
FEATURE: Digital out-of-home (DOOH) offers innovative ways in which a brand can engage with customers.
NEWS: Prysm is inviting visitors to ISE 2013 to take control of the content on its laser phosphor display (LPD) videowall using their smartphones.
NEWS: Scala will launch a new user interface for Content Manager and new functionalities at ISE 2013, the company has revealed.
FEATURE: On the eve of 2013, PSPs may be reflecting on advice to diversify into cross-media and become marketing service providers. Laurel Brunner serves up some food for thought.
FEATURE: The Screen's last Breakfast Briefing of 2012 explored how DOOH fared as an outdoor advertising medium and what must be done to improve its success in 2013. Caroline Jones has the story.
NEWS: East London-based Metroprint is now offering an Instagram photo printing service to help users bring their pictures to life.
NEWS: Social media can now be incorporated into networks created using StrandVision's software-as-a-service offering, which the company suggests is a 'valuable add-on' for those wishing to run employee initiatives on internal networks.
NEWS: The Screen Amsterdam has announced its second breakfast briefing session following a successful inaugural event in September.
NEWS: Sportswear brands Umbro and Foot Locker have commissioned a giant mural on blowUp Media's Shoreditch site to find the best underground artists.
OPINION: Geny Caloisi reports from The Screen's recent breakfast briefing, discussing the success and engagement of DOOH campaigns during the Olympic Games.
NEWS: Frozen foods company McCain is asking passers-by for a high five if they are having chips for dinner in an innovative campaign at JCDecaux bus shelter sites.
NEWS: DynaScan's DS47LT4 high-brightness LCD screens have gone on tour with Spotify, accompanying artists around the US on its Big Green Bus.
NEWS: Touchez is celebrating the success of its interactive social media wall at the National Basketball Association (NBA) House this summer during the London Olympics.
FEATURE: James Matthews-Paul reports on the last month's Cross Media 2012 event, assessing its audience profile and educational series, and determining whether or not its inaugural outing was a success.
NEWS: Kodak is showcasing its Nexpress photo platform at Photokina, taking place in Cologne, Germany, from today (September 18th) until September 23rd.
NEWS: Sign-making and digital printing supplies distributor Spandex will again open its Bristol premises for its annual Open House event, on November 7th and 8th.
NEWS: Over 2,500 visitors attended last week's Cross Media 2012 trade show, its organiser has confirmed.
FEATURE: José Ferreira from JMF Signs and Graphics and SignGeeks talks to Output's Morwenna Kearns.
NEWS: Digital signage at London's Westfield Stratford City retail complex was integrated with Scala's Twitter system over the Olympics.
NEWS: A digital six-sheet has been used in to promote Cheryl Cole's new album by enabling her fans to 'dance' with the pop star in a movement-based game.
NEWS: Kodak has appointed Gill Beard as the technology company's new European manager for commercial business public relations and social media.
NEWS: Web hosting company 123-reg has launched a promotional campaign that combines social media interaction and out-of-home adverts.
NEWS: The Digital Signage Federation will hold an online seminar called 'The Second Screen Comes to DOOH: Social, Mobile, and the Future of Audience Engagement'.
NEWS: The FESPA website has been relaunched, to offer the association's members a 'reliable, engaging and informative hub'.
NEWS: An independent sign-maker has created a social media presence to provide a new type of forum to British sign and display producers.
NEWS: Tightrope Media Systems will demonstrate the latest upgrades to its Carousel digital signage platform at InfoComm 2012, taking place between June 13th and 15th.
NEWS: UK POS is offering independent retailers the chance to win an iPad for the best celebratory summer window display to show support for Independent Retailer Month in July.
OPINION: James Matthews-Paul offers tips on how to use Twitter for business effectively.
NEWS: printMax says increasing its online presence with social media interaction 'is proving to be hugely beneficial'.
NEWS: Digital signage platform provider Scala has announced that it will showcase new interactive solutions at Screenmedia Expo on May 16th and 17th.
NEWS: At drupa, Ricoh has demonstrated a future cross-media service called Clickable Paper.
NEWS: Virgin Media's stand at the recent Gadget Show Live featured a Twitter-integrated, Spotify-powered virtual jukebox created by Working Solutions.
FEATURE: The Outdoor Media Centre has commissioned a study to find out what influences buyers. Geny Caloisi looks at the results of 'The Customer Journey'.
OPINION: The two Westfield shopping centres in London pride themselves on being leaders in digital advertising. Geny Caloisi looks at the arrival of Futurefashion.
NEWS: The Screen is to hold a breakfast briefing to discuss the impact of interactive on DOOH.
NEWS: The Screen is to hold a special breakfast briefing to discuss the impact of interactive elements and social media integration on digital out-of-home campaigns.
NEWS: Volkswagen has initiated a campaign called 'The Big up The up!' which displays content from the Volkswagen Facebook page onto digital billboards.
NEWS: Eye says it will 'lead a total transformation of advertising media' in domestic terminals in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth airports.
NEWS: NSI has launched a new website, aimed at allowing customers to see its portfolio, find information and to communicate with NSI via social media links, polls and a blog.
NEWS: Following an online vote, the design for the FESPA Wrap Rally's motorhome has been revealed.
OPINION: The Screen has sent a double-decker bus full of DOOH's top executives cruise the streets of London on a 'digital screen-spotting' exercise.
NEWS: ComQi is to launch five new place-based mobile applications for use with retail digital signage.
NEWS: Printer manufacturer Roland DG is looking for a new online content and Academy training manager, who will lead live training sessions at the Roland DG Academy.
FEATURE: Laurel Brunner looks back on a difficult 2011 and predicts the trends for the production print market in 2012.
NEWS: Sixty CBS Outdoor digital XTP screens deployed in Underground stations in London will display entertainment listings information to commuters following a partnership with Time Out.
NEWS: Roland DG is celebrating accruing 1,000 followers on the micro-blogging platform Twitter.
NEWS: Digital signage company X2O Media has introduced new templates and that allow content from social media portals to be displayed on electronic screens.
NEWS: Printing equipment manufacturer Roland DG has announced the introduction of a new online forum, intended to be a meeting place for customers, dealers and partners, where they can share information and ideas.
FEATURE: Every now and then a technology comes along that completely changes the world.
NEWS: Digital signage software firm Visix has added two new content designs to its range, in recognition of the communications potential possible through social media's integration with DOOH.
FEATURE: During the 1980s, it seemed that not much could go wrong in the world of business or the growth in technologies. Now here we are, in 2011, and our reliance on internet usage and mobile technologies has been receiving a hammering.
NEWS: VML London has commented on its current campaign for Colgate, which links social media activity, public interactivity and digital DOOH media.
NEWS: Fastsigns USA has launched a contest, called MetamorphoSign, which will see it give away free sign and graphics 'makeovers'.
NEWS: LocaModa has introduced Community Board 1.0, an application that can run in conjunction with any type of digital out-of-home network, it says.
NEWS: In-store television network owner indoorDirect has signed a deal with quick-service restaurant chain Taco Bell, which will see digital signage deployments in all 5,600 US Taco Bell branches.
NEWS: JCDecaux's new digital screen, called the i, is being used for an interactive advertising campaign that invites viewers to take part via micro-blogging site Twitter.
NEWS: Australian digital signage firm Yeahpoint has brought three new facial recognition applications to market.
NEWS: LocaModa has announced a pairing with community-focused digital signage platform provider ScreenScape.
NEWS: The Warwick branch of Signs Express has taken part in the town's first 'tweet-up' – a Twitter-based networking event for local businesses.
NEWS: The newly named HP Field House, a 1950s-style property located in the Walt Disney World Resort which caters to sports fans, athletes and their coaches, has had a range of HP digital signage and interactive technology installed.
NEWS: A digital advertising network is to be rolled out in 7-Eleven convenience stores across the USA, creating one of the country's largest broadcast TV networks, according to Harris, which has agreed a ten-year deal for its deployment.
NEWS: LocaModa, a social media company that specialises in place-based interactions, has stated that it will be exhibiting a number of innovations for its Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare Places applications for its LocaModa 4.0 platform at Digital Signage Expo (DSE).
OPINION: A few months ago, a friend of mine in San Francisco founded a company that sources funds from online community members to push forward sustainable ad campaigns (this method is called crowd-funding, apparently).
FEATURE: The world of the advertiser is changing. As the channels available to brands alter, so too does the way that the marketing conversation occurs.
NEWS: Dear colleagues and friends, Twitter has announced the first overhaul of its service in four years.
FEATURE: It will probably come as no surprise to read this month’s statistics from The Nielsen Company (via the BBC) about use of social media platforms, and to find out that Facebook is still on the ascendant.