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Real People, Real Stories: Getting and Keeping Millennials as Your Bank’s Customers

Real People, Real Stories: Getting and Keeping Millennials as Your Bank’s Customers

Apparently, despite their numbers, sightings of millennials1 in banks these days are akin to catching a glimpse of a rare species of bird. When it comes to banking, this much-studied generation is both similar to and different from the Baby Boomers who precede them. According to a Forbes survey of its 30 Under 30 nominees last year, they are ambitious; owning a home and potentially a business are important to them. Eliminating debt is a priority. And more than half say their biggest financial regret is not saving enough money, something many soon-to-be retired 50- and 60-year-olds can relate to. […]

A Recipe for Fast-Casual Digital Signage: Our Top Five Tips for Developing Business-Boosting Content

A Recipe for Fast-Casual Digital Signage: Our Top Five Tips for Developing Business-Boosting Content

You own a fast-casual restaurant and are thinking about installing digital menu boards (DMBs) and promotional digital signs. Or you already have digital signs, but want them to be more effective.Your first thought might be that new or improved technology is the answer. But the truth is, it’s all about content. Following are our five top tips for developing content for your digital signage program – an investment that can boost your business and improve your profitability. Your first thought might be that new or improved technology is the answer. But the truth is, it’s all about content. Following are […]

Doing the Heavy Lifting: Digital Signage as a Service

Doing the Heavy Lifting: Digital Signage as a Service

Lest you think that cloud-based computing is brand new, shared computer processing and data storage resources actually have been around in one form or another for more than 40 years. However, in the last decade, migration to the cloud is happening faster and faster. According to a study by the Cloud Security Alliance, 33% of organizations have a “full steam ahead” attitude toward cloud services and 86% of companies spend at least part of their IT budget on cloud services.  79% of IT leaders receive regular requests from end users each month to buy more cloud applications, with file sharing […]

Good Communication, Great Companies: Engaging Workers with Digital Signs

Good Communication, Great Companies: Engaging Workers with Digital Signs

You’re an executive wondering why no one seems to know or care about what’s going on at your company. We’ll tell you why: The amount of email the average employee receives is inching up to 100 each day, according to technology research firm The Radicati Group. The problem? Most people can only deal with about 50 emails a day from all sources.1 And your corporate messages are at the bottom of the heap, too. Employees are pressed for time (and who isn’t these days?) and typically wade through their inboxes to focus on emails with information they need to do […]

Why Do Shoppers Still Shop in Store? It’s about the Experience.

Why Do Shoppers Still Shop in Store? It’s about the Experience.

In a world where online shopping is fast, easy and convenient, why would anyone still go to a store? The answer is simple. People “love going out, shopping with people and touching stuff. Everybody likes going shopping,” says Mike Moriarty, a partner in the retail practice of consultant A.T. Kearney and an author of the firm’s recent omnichannel commerce study.1 95% of all retail sales are captured by retailers that have a brick-and-mortar presence, the study says. But – and this is a big caveat – only 35% of product purchases actually begin and end in-store. The ways we reach, […]

Why Our Industry is Broken

Why Our Industry is Broken

“Our industry is broken; it’s as simple as that. With a fragmented market of more than 300 software providers, an array of hardware and technology options, high up front cost and no meaningful performance metrics, making an investment in digital signage today is a roll of the dice. But we’re changing that.” – Steve Schilling – President, Convergent

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