Digital Signage Setup for your DAMM use & FAQs
Whether you intend using this platform as a CMS for your digital signage displays, or as a networking application as a Promoter/Advertiser to target audiences via other Screen Partners digital signage, this step is compulsory for all users.
Complete your Promoter profile "My Brand Profile" after simple registration to let people know about your business/brand/offerings. Activate your Promoter Status switch to let people know you are looking to promote with Screen Partners. Sliding your Promoter Status to "Active", sets you up as a Promoter to target Screen Partners on pickaspotlocal.com
A PSD (Photoshop Document) template is available for download on this site by your graphic designers, to assist in creating your Full HD optimized artwork/advert jpegs (1920 x 1080) and sending to you for you to upload to your DAMM account for targeting Screen Partners.
As a Promoter/Advertiser, you will need to purchase credits. These credits will go into your online account wallet so you can target Screen Partners with your adverts.
1 x purchased credit = 1 x 30 sec slot display on a Screen Partners screen which repeats every hour on their screen for the duration of their business hours. For a Screen Partner display screen that operates for 8 hours, this means a cost of 8 credits to you for that day. If you submit an advert twice to the same Screen Partner, you will now get two plays every hour, repeated through the day, week, and so on. If a business runs their screen for 8 hours per day for 6 days in the week, you will need a total of 48 credits in your online wallet if you submit once. The idea of repeating adverts every hour ensures an even spread through the day so promoters don’t clamber for peak audience periods only. Ensure that you keep enough credits in your online wallet: if you have a popular venue that you would like to retain your advert slots with, make sure your online wallet stays topped up. If your credits run out, the next approved advertiser in the queue gets the slot. You may have to wait a while or risk never getting that slot back with that venue - it all depends on the Screen Partners popularity/demand with promoters.
Connect your very own Digital Signage Screen when ready to become a Screen Partner and showcase your own art/adverts in-house. Additionally, also play external adverts (that you approve) from Promoters on your digital signage screen to your audience. Populate your "Screen Partner Profile" with your premises photos showing your screen (1920 x 1080) and venue to potential Promoters. Also, populate your 4 free default slots with your own artwork to display in-house to your customers and patrons. Slide your "Screen Partner Status" switch to "Ready", to let promoters know that you are open to receiving artwork play requests.
Each business day, switch your screen on, login to your account, check for any pending promoter artwork/adverts that may need approval and Launch your Screen via your DAMM account.
Hardware/Digital Signage Screens:
We recommend the use of commercial-rated digital signage screens for obvious reasons, namely: proper heat dispensation, outdoor weather-proof enclosure casings, ethernet connectivity for more stable internet, high levels of brightness and superior colour rendering and parts warranties but to name a few. For information on commercial-grade digital signage displays, visit the "Konka Digital Signage" page on this site.
Non-commercial grade screens - DAMM can also work on non-commercial grade screens with the simple set-up as outlined below. Please note: use of non-commercial grade screens is at your own risk as non-commercial screens do not carry the same warranties, brightness and robustness as commercial-grade digital signage screens. To set-up using non-commercial grade screens, requirements are:
1. Full HD LED TV screen
2. Intel Compute-Stick
3. High speed broadband internet
4. Google Chrome web browser
5. Wireless/bluetooth keyboard & mouse
Tip! Make sure your HD display is set to resolution 1920 x 1080
Network with suppliers and other non-competitor businesses to gain exposure to your captive audience. Earn credits, and once you reach your 500 credit milestone, you can request to cash out, and we will process promptly.
Change your adverts on the go in real-time, announce upcoming events, clearance sales, end of day bargains, etc. Network local for better business and stronger local economies. Engage a DAMM Account Manager to manage your account and screen if you do not have the time and profit share with your Screen Manager.
Chromecast Ultra Unboxing and Setup!Use a dedicated laptop or desktop with 1920 x 1080 resolution to run Pick a Spot Local.
Intel Compute Stick
An Intel Compute-Stick turns a FULL HD Screen into a web browsing computer. Two things to note with the Compute-Stick: a) change the size of text, apps and other items to 100% (defaults at 150%) and; b) change the resolution to 1920 x 1080px.
Step 1: Check that your screen resolution is set to 1920 x 1080, adjust if different and now try launching. If the problem persists, then;
Step 2: Are you using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox? When launching DAMM to display all artwork on your Full HD screen, we recommend using Chrome or Firefox. Launch of DAMM is unfortunately not compatible with Safari and Explorer currently. We will get around to solving this soon. Try restarting Chrome if you changed your screen resolution in step 1 above.
Anyone that signs-up to DAMM and uses their account as a Promoter/Advertiser can advertise on participating DAMM screens to showcase their adverts.
Promoters/Advertisers are responsible for the creation of their individual jpeg adverts. Adverts submitted to Screen Partner's will only play on the Screen Partners screen if the Screen Partner approves the received adverts via their DAMM account (one click to either Approve/Disapprove). For the most effective adverts, we recommend that you use a professional graphic designer/design agency.
1 x DAMM Slot = 1 x Credit
1 x DAMM Slot Credit (30 seconds of advert play) = USD$0.11
Please note: this is subject to change without notice.
Ideally you should use a commercial grade digital signage display. The size of your wall/room on your premises and viewer distance to your screen would be pertinent in determining the most appropriate size of the screen to be utilised.
No, DAMM adverts are completely silent. No audio, just still digital image (jpeg format) advert play that does not interefere with ambience/atmosphere of the premises that adverts play in.
Yes, our system will automatically reload when your internet reconnects and your artwork display schedule resumes where it stopped. Advertiser artwork that did not display during the disruption won't be charged (advertiser/promoter account won't be credited). You can rest assured that this is not an issue as we have in place requirements to avoid charging advertisers/promoters for advert artwork that did not play. It should be noted that an ethernet connected screen is a more stable option.
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