For a training session earlier this year, The Kiosk & Display Co., Atlanta, asked banks to submit examples of their best digital signage content and then picked winners in several award categories.
The judging was done by Jon Mathes, director of brand strategy for Bancography Inc., Birmingham, Ala.
Some of the winning entries are reproduced below together with commentary as to why each was selected.
Best in Show
Assets: $72 billion
"This campaign used powerful branding, strong photographic elements and a clear message to introduce M&T Bank to its new Provident customers. It also showed the emotional connection that can be created with photography and branding."
Assets: $16 billion
"Indianapolis Indians Scoreboard Animation: Originally displayed on the scoreboard of the Indianapolis Indians baseball team; it was run in the branches as well. Lively animation and graphics reinforced their tagline and garnered new checking accounts by highlighting their sponsorship of the Indianapolis Indians baseball team."
Best Brand Promotion
Kennebunk Savings Bank,
Assets: $806 million
"Whimsical and fun with buzzing bees and strong branding Kennibunk used their digital content to introduce Kennebunk Savings "less banky" way of banking. They also used their digital content to bring their products to life and educate customers about free checking with free ATMs everywhere.
Best Cause Marketing
Machias Savings Bank
Assets: $947 million
"Results and powerful images made this campaign a winner. Using nature photography to encourage their customers to be more environmentally conscious Machias Savings Bank launched a year-long campaign targeting their "paperless" accounts and products. Since they launched their...