Watchfire Blog

  • How to Set Digital Billboard Rates

    Over the past year I've talked with operators around the country who are actively developing digital billboards. Nationwide, a frequent topic of conversation revolves around setting rates. Those new to digital outdoor, whether they have experience with static billboard faces or not, seem to struggle with how to price their digital space.

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  • The Importance of Color in Digital Signage

    How important is color in advertising? So important that different color forecasting and research companies, such as Pantone, predict the coming year’s most popular colors. These prediction services are popular since they help companies improve their products and image. For example, color can affect how companies design their ads and can make product packaging more current and more enticing.

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  • Electronic Message Centers as an Investment in Advertising

    Watchfire Signs Sales Manager Barry Pearman recently published a blog post at Digital Signage Today about the effectiveness of electronic signs when compared with other forms of advertising. His advice: Don't overlook one of the most efficient and powerful marketing tools available. Electronic message centers can deliver results as well, or better, than traditional forms of advertising. Meanwhile, other forms of advertising are struggling:

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  • For Key Ads Watchfire was Obvious Choice for Digital Billboards

    After 57 years in the business, Key-Ads had plenty of experience supporting local businesses with traditional outdoor advertising. While attending a 2009 signage conference, Nick Keyes, Jr. noticed digital billboards on display. Though they were eye-catching, he wondered how advertisers would respond to them. "We were concerned about cannibalizing our traditional static billboards when we went digital," said Keyes, Jr.

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  • Watchfire Digital Outdoor Will Launch Billboardtoday.com at TAB | OAAA Conference

    Watchfire Digital Outdoor has created Billboardtoday.com, a website that will allow the public to buy short-term space for a premium rate on Watchfire digital billboards across the country. The site was developed to fill extra ad space for billboard operators. Advertisers buy ads for short periods of time, much like newspaper ads. It's a convenient way for people to purchase short-term messages for wedding proposals, birthday wishes, new baby announcements, "For Sale by Owner" properties and other one to three day needs. The new site debuted on April 30, 2012 at the 2012 TAB|OAAA Out of Home Media Conference and Marketing Expo in Miami Beach, Fla.

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