TORONTO, ONTARIO and NEW YORK, NEW YORK--(Marketwired - March 3, 2014) - iSIGN Media Solutions Inc. ("iSIGN" or "Company") (TSX VENTURE:ISD)(OTCQX:ISDSF), a leading provider of interactive mobile advertising solutions that serves advertisers, manufacturers, retailers and advertising agencies throughout North America and Dynamic Digital Strategic Solutions, LLC ("DDSS"), a subsidiary of Dynamic Digital Sign Solutions, LLC, are pleased to announced the signing of iSIGN's Partner Network Agreement.
This agreement sets up a strategic alliance to deploy, sell, install, service and support a portfolio of Bluetooth and WiFi wireless proximity marketing devices with expanded capabilities.
DDSS, with over 16 years' experience in the automated equipment, marketing, digital signage, payment solutions, and ATM field in 28 states, selected iSIGN, a technology distribution and services firm focused on the deployment of wireless communication equipment, to form a strategic alliance to play an integral part in deploying, installing, and servicing its industry leading wireless marketing devices across North America.
The DDSS line of products, enhanced with iSIGN mobile technology and hardware offers extensive flexibility, multiple revenue streams, turn-key solutions, the lowest price point, and unparalleled reliability.
"We are delighted to have been chosen by DDSS to be their partner," said Mr. Alex Romanov, iSIGN's Chief Executive Officer. "We have been in discussions with them since July concerning their utilizing our technology and both iSIGN and our North American distributor, GraphicMedia, look forward to supporting DDSS in achieving their multiple application objectives."
"Digital advertising, which includes proximity marketing, generated $20 billion in advertising revenue in the United States in the first half of 2013, with 15% of that coming from mobile ad revenue," said Mr. Joe Harris, Executive Vice President of DDSS. "Latest estimates predicted that global marketers were going to spend $117 billion on digital advertising in 2013. Proximity marketing is a fast growing industry and the desire to reach consumers in proximity to stores is rapidly exploding."
"As consumers are now familiarized with wireless communications and interactive marketing on mobile devices, the wireless marketing method is fast becoming the gold standard for marketing efforts in North America," added Mr. Harris. "Our selection of iSIGN as our proximity-marketing partner is the culmination of a search conducted both domestically and internationally to find an equally superior provider in the industry. We now truly have the ability to meet the needs of any operator and environment, large and small."
About iSIGN Media
Since 2007, iSIGN has been developing multiplatform advertising and marketing solutions for brands to better attract, engage and retain customers through their mobile devices. The data and SaaS (software as a service) company collects and analyzes shopper preferences so that brands can deliver targeted messaging and personalized offers to consumers' mobile devices, in-location and in real-time. The company's interactive proximity-marketing technology is capable of gathering average price points, typical purchases, in-store dwell times and other shopper metrics to deliver business intelligence and insights into emerging consumer behaviors that can help brands make better business decisions and measure their marketing efforts. Utilizing Bluetooth™ and Wi-Fi, and location-aware technologies to deliver relevant and timely messaging to any screen or mobile device, iSIGN delivers rich media, permission-based messages free to consumers that can drive immediate brand engagement, increased customer loyalty and deliver higher ROI on marketing dollars spent. Headquartered in Richmond Hill, Ontario, with R&D and customer support operations in Vancouver, BC and Tampa, FL, the Company has also grown to become the largest owner/operator of in-store digital media in Canada with 5,600 digital signs in about 1,400 locations. Partners include: IBM, Keyser Retail Solutions, Baylor University, Verizon Wireless, TELUS and AOpen America Inc., with solution distribution by GraphicMedia, Inc. and BlueStar Inc. www.isignmedia.com.
About Dynamic Digital Strategic Solutions, LLC
Dynamic Digital Strategic Solutions, LLC ("DDSS"), a subsidiary of Dynamic Digital Sign Solutions, LLC has been active in the automated equipment, ATM, and digital signage industry for 17 years. More recently their value-added services have expanded into prepaid VISA® and MasterCard® branded Debit card payroll programs, and discount healthcare card platforms for dental, vision, TeleDoc and prescription. Through strategic alliances with multiple North American companies with a customer base exceeding 11 million, DDSS offers a premier value-added service portfolio to North American companies, particularly in the hospitality, travel, hotel, restaurant, and convenience store sectors. Marketing efforts recently expanded internationally due to peaked interest overseas. In today's fiercely competitive climate, companies are vying for an edge for both loyal customers and talented workforce. The DDSS suite of turn-key solutions offers companies unique and powerful means to attract and retain loyal personnel, and bolster customer base and profitability. This results from simplified systems processes and cost containment on the payroll side, and introduction of the exceptional alternative of discounted dental/vision/Teledoc and no-fee discounted prescription to traditional insurance for healthcare assistance. All of this is delivered for dramatically low cost to the card end-user, with little to no effort on the part of the company. Additionally, the large majority of the un-banked and under-banked employees receive their first ever opportunity to have a Debit card they can use with most any ATM, point-of-sale, and internet-enabled device. DDSS is headquartered in Hamburg, NY. www.ddssglobal.com.
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