London Digital Signage Conference: Wilhelm Halling presents interactive Digital Signage in Shopping Malls
On the 16th of October 2013, dimedis founder and managing director Wilhelm Halling will hold a talk on the use of Digital Signage in shopping malls at the Digital Signage London Exhibition & Conference. Wilhelm Halling will speak about how interactive Digital Signage can help to boost sales and participation in customer loyalty programs.
mfi Management für Immobilien AG (Arcaden Shopping), one of Germany’s largest operators of shopping malls, uses Digital Signage to improve their visitors‘ loyalty by combining interactive Digital Signage with its existing coupon system. The shopping malls are equipped with info terminals that consist of two touchscreens (one for each side), a printer, a card reader and a camera. Sales discounts and coupons can be issued directly at the terminal either in form of a QR code for mobile devices or as a printout. As a member of the Gold Club, users can sign in at the terminals using their member’s card in order to receive rewards and special offers. This makes Digital Signage a helpful tool to improve customer loyalty and to grow revenue for the participating companies. The software powering the Digital Signage players within the 410 terminals was developed by dimedis, while creative agency SawatzkiMühlenbruch is responsible for the concept and additional content like mini games, news and handling the Gold Club cards.
Wilhelm Halling is the founder and managing director of dimedis since its foundation in 1996. He was responsible for the first website of leading European TV station RTL and is also an early visionary of Digital Signage.
dimedis stands for digital media distribution. The software company specializes in web technologies and content management tools as well as Digital Signage solutions and admission systems for trade fairs. The list of customerss using kompas Digital Signage includes British American Tobacco, the Arcaden and ECE shopping malls, Dehner garden centers, HappyBaby baby product stores, the Casino supermarket chain in France, vetipraxTV (Infomercials for veterinarians), and trade fair companies around the world.
Wilhelm Halling worked for several high-profile companies such as Silicon Graphics in the early 90s before he decided to become an entrepeneur. Under his leadership, dimedis has become one of the top Digital Signage companies in Germany. The kompas software has received several awards like the VISCOM Digital Signage Best Practice Awards in 2008 and 2011 and the POPAI Digital Award „Best Digital Media Technology“ in 2011.
Wilhelm Halling on LinkedIn: de.linkedin.com/pub/wilhelm-halling/22/a41/626
Digital Signage in shopping malls: https://copy.com/knhAfQeCalxRpWyZ
Wilhelm Halling’s talk in London: http://www.digitalsignagelondon.co.uk/index.php?section=1551