Keith Kelsen Named 2008 Digital Signage Man of the Year

Keith Kelsen Named 2008 Digital Signage Man of the Year

Digital media luminary honored for industry leadership and achievements

Scotts Valley, California, February 5, 2009. MediaTile, a world leading provider of cellular digital signage solutions, today announced that company founder and executive chairman, Keith Kelsen, has been selected as the 2008 Man of the Yearby members of the Digital Signage Forum, Digital Signage News, Online Buyer’s Guide and Network Database. Kelsen was selected for his contributions in advancing the digital signage medium in retail promotions, branding campaigns, and in corporate communications activities. An industry visionary, Kelsen's projects within the past year have reached executives in a growing number of vertical markets, demonstrating the advantages of digital 'out-of-home' (DOOH) media. His knowledge and leadership have provided network operators, advertising agencies and enterprise clients with a roadmap for defining, deploying, and running networks that meet industry best practices and deliver a higher return on investment.

"I am truly honored to receive this award from a panel of my peers," Kelsen said. "Simplicity and relevancy are the cornerstones of the digital media revolution. In the current economic climate, it’s become imperative for businesses to find communication solutions that are not only easy to deploy and manage, but that also deliver highly engaging messages that compel audiences to act in measurable ways. I am privileged to work alongside some outstanding thought leaders in digital media and together we’re shaping this industry and moving it forward into the next decade."

Josh Coffman, Digital Signage Forum Judge and Parter at DNA Network stated, "What Keith Kelsen has accomplished on top of running a successful and innovative company is impressive. Not only does he run a hardware and software company, but he has shown that he is committed to good content."

Kelsen most recently lead a digital signage webinar on content best practices that attracted over 900 registered viewers and also posted the Top 10 Trends for Digital Signage in 2009, which logged over 10,000 downloads. Kelsen’s many endeavors within the past year have also included an Advisory board membership with the Digital Signage Association; Content Best Practices Committee Chair for the Digital Signage Association; Advisory Board Member for the Digital Signage Expert Group; and recipient of the Frost & Sullivan 2008 Digital Signage Technology of the Year award. An accomplished speaker, he regularly presents at industry events and shows upon request, and emcees popular conferences such as those put on by the Strategy Institute.

"And we’re not done yet," Kelsen added. "This industry is just heating up and 2009 will be another year of new innovations in digital signage. I’m very excited to lead the charge of the 'Fifth Screen'. Stay tuned!"

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The World’s First Provider of Cellular Digital Signage(SM)

MediaTile is a worldwide supplier of award-winning, all-in-one cellular digital signage and kiosk solutions that are remarkably easy-to-deploy and operate.  Just add power to MediaTile Digital Sign in a Box™ or Kiosk in a Box™ systems and use the web-based Mediacast Portal to manage and monitor your advertising, informational or interactive communications network.   Backed by MediaTile best practices, a 99.9% uptime guarantee, end-to-end service and support, and a creative media team, your network will be up and running in record time, with record results.