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FORMETCO GROWS DIGITAL FOOTPRINT, PROMOTES EXCELLENCE WITHIN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 18, 2022 Duluth, GA - Formetco, the nation’s leading supplier and manufacturer to the outdoor advertising industry, has promoted Digital Billboard Sales Manager, Britt McConnell to Director of Digital Sales. After running his own sign business,...

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Formetco Partners with Signbird

Formetco Partners with SignBird to Offer its Customers a State-of-the-Art Marketing Resource

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 12, 2022 Duluth, GA - Formetco, an innovative out of home advertising manufacturer for half a century is transforming the industry once again by partnering with SignBird to provide brand new state-of-the-art marketing resources to every...

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Formetco Announces The Formetco Select Safety Equipment Product Line

The Only Comprehensive Safety Packages Selected and Designed for Billboard Workers     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May, 11th 2021 Duluth, GA: Formetco announces today the launch of the Formetco Select Safety Equipment Product line, the first and only comprehensive safety...

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The Operator’s Guide to Replacing Digital Billboards 

Upgrade Your Digital Billboard and Achieve Sustainable Business Growth Summary: In this complete guide, independent operators can learn to recognize the telltale signs of digital billboard deterioration, the benefits of replacing digital billboards and aging equipment, as well as every...

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Tiffin Metal Products Announces Sale of Billboard Division to Formetco

  March 9, 2021, Tiffin, Ohio – Tiffin Metal Products announces the sale of its Outdoor Advertising Products Division to Formetco, Inc. of Duluth, GA.  Tiffin will transfer the production of Outdoor Advertising products to Formetco.  The deal officially closed on...

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Formetco Announces Financing Program for Aging Digital Billboards

  Duluth, Georgia –- Formetco is excited to announce the launch of Replace Your Face, a financing program that will allow billboard operators the ability to finance all aspects of replacing an aging billboard for one low monthly payment. The...

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October 2020 Newsletter

Digital Spotlight: Gordon's Full Motion Back to Back Billboards  Gordon Outdoor Advertising recently installed back to back, full-motion, Formetco FTX led billboards. After the installation was complete, Gordon put together a great promo video and sent it our way.  Watch...

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Digital Spotlight: Gordon’s Full Motion, Back to Back Billboards

DIGITAL SPOTLIGHT Gordon Outdoor Advertising recently installed back to back, full-motion, Formetco FTX led billboards Specifications: Operator: Gordon Outdoor Advertising Project Location: Glenpool, Oklahoma Product: Back to Back, Full Motion, 16mm 25’ x 40’ Gordon Outdoor Advertising recently installed back...

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Coming Soon: Formetco Academy Sneak Peek

This December we will be launching Formetco Academy, a multi-platform video library that teaches technicians, step by step, how to properly diagnose and service Formetco digital billboards.  While Formetco Academy is desktop friendly, it was designed and developed to look...

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The Business of Safety: Best Practices at Work and Home

Safety Spotlight When Should You Put Safety First? By: Jim Poage SAFETY PRACTICES AT WORKSafety is a subject that everyone can agree is important, but too many people think of safety only when thinking about where they work.  Workplace safety...

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Largest Supplier to Out of Home Operators Formetco Welcomes Eric Pogue as VP of Corporate Strategy & Finance

 Formetco Continues to Grow During Challenging Environment  Duluth, GA, Release: October 8, 2020 Formetco is proud to announce that Eric Pogue is its new VP of Corporate Strategy and Finance. Pogue, previously a consultant to the Company, knows the company...

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Spooky New Teaser with Reveal Halloween Creative

We added a bunch of new Halloween creative to the Formetco Creative Library For this year's designs we collaborated with award winning OOH designer Melody Roberts. By far and away our favorite designs this season are the fun and creative...

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Time’s Up. Formetco Welcomes Outdoor Advertising Veteran as Hardware Sales Manager

Formetco announced and welcomes Joe Perri to its Hardware division Duluth, GA, Release: August 18, 2020 The US’s largest supplier to the Out of Home industry, Formetco announced and welcomes Joe Perri to its Hardware division where he will manage sales for...

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August 2020 Newsletter

Featured Artist Spotlight: Melody Roberts with Out of Home Creative  We recently hired Melody Roberts with Out of Home Creative to design a self-promotional DOOH. Melody has been designing OOH since 1999 and in 2015, she founded an outdoor advertising and billboard design...

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Featured Artist Spotlight: Melody Roberts with Out of Home Creative

Artist Spotlight We recently hired Melody Roberts with Out of Home Creative to design a self-promotional DOOH. Melody has been designing OOH since 1999 and in 2015, she founded an outdoor advertising and billboard design firm. DESIGN IN ADVERTISING Since founding Out of...

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Writing Procedures

The Business of Safety: Writing the Safety Procedure

Safety Spotlight Writing Procedures By: Jim Poage QUICK RECAPIn the first installment, we learned how to recognize workplace hazards by using a job hazard assessment to evaluate work activity as it is taking place to recognize risk factors. In the...

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Formetco 3rd Party Validation Testing

Who is your safety supplier and what are they doing to ensure you are getting the right products? Based on testing information provided by the American National Standards Institute, OSHA is expected to begin changing some of the parameters used...

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Digital Innovation: FTX with Blackout Technology

Digital Innovation FTX with Blackout Technology By: Daniel Hooper   Our patent-pending FTX with Blackout Technology allows operators to install digital billboards in locations where they never thought permitting would be possible. The system is available in both left blocking...

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June 2020 Newsletter

Father’s Day is right around the corner.  Be sure to check out free creative downloads from our featured designers like Leslie Morris, the owner of Skydragon Designs. Hardware Spotlight: Spectacular WallScape at Calgary International Airport By Chris Adams We recently...

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Hardware Spotlight: Spectacular WallScape at Calgary International Airport

Hardware Spotlight Spectacular WallScape at Calgary International Airport By: Chris Adams When contacted by Barry Bereziuk with Pattison Outdoor, Canada’s largest out-of-home advertising company, to work on a large wallscape project at Calgary’s International Airport, we were excited! The parkade...

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Parker Digital Hardware

Digital Spotlight: A Conversation with Brad Sourbeer

Digital Spotlight A Conversation with Brad Sourbeer By: Bobby Tatman Specifications:(2) 10’x24’79,200 LED’s (per)(2) 12”x52” custom backlit imprintsInstalled in Golden Valley, AZ Let’s face it, it’s rough out there at the moment, but we’re very optimistic that a turnaround is...

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The Business of Safety

The Business of Safety: Preparing the Safety Procedure

Hardware Spotlight Preparing the Safety Procedure By: Jim Poage To recap the April and May newsletters, so far we have covered recognizing a workplace hazard by using a Job Hazard Assessment and evaluating a job to determine the direction to...

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The Return of the Backlit Billboard

Hardware Spotlight The Return of the Backlit Billboard By: Jerry McClellan Late 20th century companies allotted monstrous budgets to high impact OOH advertising and the format of choice was the backlit billboard. Fast forward to 2020, and now the Backlit...

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May 2020 Newsletter

Digital Spotlight: St. George, UT By Bobby Tatman Compass Outdoor’s monstrous Formetco FTX 14x48’ Max is one of the largest boards in the area. Click below to learn more and watch a riveting promo video they put together featuring install...

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The Business of Safety Pt. 2

The Business of Safety: How to Control Occupational Hazards In the April Newsletter, we discussed the identification of workplace hazards specific to certain jobs by using a job hazard analysis. Now that you've identified the hazards, you have to decide...

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Featured Video: Investing in Our Future

We love showing off our facilities.  Since everyone has been housebound and unable to come take a tour, we thought we would make a video that takes you on a walk through Formetco from the comfort of your home.  Enjoy....

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Digital Spotlight: St. George, UT

Digital Spotlight: St. George, UT Digital Billboard By Bobby Tatman Compass Outdoor’s monstrous Formetco FTX 14x48 Max was installed on 12/9/19 in St. George, UT.  It is one of the largest boards in the area.  The board was installed by...

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Formetco’s Fanless Summers

Digital Innovation: Formetco’s Fanless Summers By Matt Leech Factors to Consider when Choosing a Digital Billboard In the ever-evolving world of digital billboard technology, there are several factors to consider when searching for a reliable long-lasting digital display. Our FTX...

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Solar Lighting

Billboard Savings: Solar Lighting By Matt Moates Are you considering a solar location for your billboards due to high power rates, availability of grid power, or just being a friend to the environment? The price of solar power is coming...

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We Are Nashville Mural Photo

Rebuilding a Community

Rebuilding a Community By Chris Adams WeAreNashville.com partnered with a Tennessee based business, Jarvis Sign Co. to install temporary paper wall murals of local residents that were affected by the tornadoes on March 3rd, 2020. These paper murals were placed...

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April 2020 Newsletter

Digital Spotlight: Reverb Hotel, Atlanta, GA By Britt McConnell A unique vertical layout with kinetic lighting creates a unique glow that stands out and enhances the building’s exterior aesthetic and increases visibility. This stunning new installation will catch pedestrians’ attention...

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Hardware Savings

Billboard Maintenance Savings Tips By Denise Roberts We have listened to our customers over the years and have used that feedback to design several hardware products to extend the life of existing billboard components and save on installs: 1. Utilizing...

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The Business of Safety with Jim Poage

The Business of Safety By Jim Poage Safety is one of those things that everyone believes in. No one wants to see an employee injured or worse, killed. The goal of every manager, supervisor, or business owner is to make...

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Digital Spotlight: Reverb Hotel

Formetco's Digital Install of the Month By Britt McConnell Project: Reverb Hotel Location: Atlanta GA Size: 86’1”x25’2” Resolution 16.0 MM This unit was built as part of the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID).  The owner of the unit is Bolton...

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Jim Poage on Workplace Safety and Controlling Communicable Illnesses

The COVID19, also known as the coronavirus pandemic, has totally disrupted the US economy and displaced many workers during mandatory shutdowns of businesses. Some companies were caught unprepared which in many ways added to the panic that many people felt....

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Working Through The Coronavirus Economy – The State of Formetco

This was originally posted on OOHToday. Here is a condensed version of the our conversation with our friend Bill Board. Bill Board:  Daniel, it’s been a few weeks since we last spoke and all hell has seem to have broken loose...

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Video – Atlanta is Formetco’s Showroom

Formetco is turning the city of Atlanta into its personal showroom.

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Nighttime view of the Atlanta skyline where Formetco, a digital sign supplier, has installed spectacular signs.

Formetco Climbs as Vendor of Choice for Spectacular Digital Signs in Atlanta

Formetco, the nation’s leading supplier and manufacturer to the outdoor advertising industry, proves itself as the vendor of choice for spectacular digital signs in the city of Atlanta. The first digital spectacular that Formetco installed in Atlanta was a 30-foot...

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Blackbird Media Buys Iconic Atlanta Billboard

A Tennessee media company recognized for best-in-market, large format outdoor signage, has purchased Atlanta’s most iconic billboard. Blackbird Media announced the acquisition of the Centennial Olympic Park spectacular billboard, a legacy property of Boardworks Outdoor Advertising Company, Inc. of Atlanta. Terms...

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A billboard using Formetco's F360 CMS software with the integration of Adomni Demand Side Platform

Formetco Advances Ease of Out-Of-Home Advertising Buys Through Integration with Adomni

Formetco recently announced the successful integration of its new enterprise software F360 CMS with the Adomni Demand Side Platform (DSP). IBO’s nationwide inventory of digital screens is now available to Adomni’s advertiser base, including national brands, agencies and hyperlocal buyers....

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A billboard using Formetco's F360 software with Vistar programmatic monetization platform

Formetco and Vistar Media to Enable New Revenue for Billboard Owners

Formetco recently announced its new enterprise software F360 CMS has successfully integrated with the Vistar Media programmatic monetization platform. IBO’s nationwide inventory of digital screens is now available to Vistar’s advertiser base, including national brands and agencies. With F360 and...

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Jim Poage on the Importance of CPR Training

Insider asked Formetco’s Safety Director Jim Poage to talk about the importance of safety training.  Someone recently used Jim’s training to save a life. Who at an Out of Home company should receive CPR training? This is one of the...

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Formetco F360 Software Promotes Industry Unity and Connects Independents With Common Interests

Formetco announces its new enterprise grade F360 CMS software’s open architecture design will connect independent operators, turning many small operations across the country, into a larger group with a stronger voice. F360 allows independent operators access to an array of...

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Formetco Releases Unifying Software Platform for All Digital Billboard Brands

Formetco F360 Software Debuts March 5th — Complete Digital Billboard Management Finally, it’s here: One platform which serves all digital billboard brands! Formetco’s F360 Enterprise Grade Software Platform, is new to market, web-based software, which serves as a single interface to manage...

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NFL Bleaux It Billboard in Atlanta

Saints Robbed! —OOH Wins!

There’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri….and now 16 Billboards in Atlanta, courtesy of car-dealership owner, Matt Bowers. Matt Bowers, a diehard New Orleans Saints fan who owns car dealerships throughout the southeast, has rented billboard locations in and around Atlanta to...

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Shimmin on Digital Billboard Security

Insider heard reports this week that a digital billboard in the northwest got hacked. We asked Formetco’s Jim Shimmin to talk about digital billboard security. Jim, how do Independent Billboard Operators protect their digital billboards from being hacked? The two...

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Formetco Installs Multiple LED Video Screens at the University of Kentucky’s Memorial Coliseum

Formetco announces it recently installed indoor LED video screens at the University of Kentucky’s Memorial Coliseum, the facility where the women’s basketball, women’s volleyball and gymnastics teams compete. With over 18 million LEDs, the main board provides Memorial Coliseum and...

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Formetco Celebrates 50 Years of Business

On Dec. 6, Formetco celebrated its 50th anniversary by inviting its customers to a special appreciation event to celebrate. The milestone event included a 5-piece band with two singers, a magician, performances by Elvis Presley and Dolly Parton impersonators, an...

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Bowling Green Hot Rods’ New LED Video Scoreboard

Formetco Sports was recently selected by the Bowling Green Hot Rods, a minor league baseball team in Bowling Green, Ky., to install two new LED video scoreboards. The installation is scheduled for early March 2019, and the new scoreboards will...

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Formetco and DeNyse Create Innovative 3-Sided Billboard

Formetco of Duluth, GA, concluded construction on one of the largest and most unique billboards in the state of Georgia. The three-sided billboard adorns the Cobb Galleria Centre property along highway I-285 and faces the new SunTrust Park, home of the Atlanta Braves....

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Setting the Bar High with Hands-On Safety Training

Formetco recently established a new, hands-on safety education program that goes beyond just teaching safety skills to climbers. This comprehensive program provides the educational tools needed for independent operators to build a first class safety program from the ground up. Jock...

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Safety Director Jim Poage Passes the Test!

Formetco, Inc., the largest full service supplier to the outdoor advertising industry, is pleased to announce Safety Director Jim Poage has successfully passed the Board of Certified Safety Professionals exam and is now recognized as being a Certified Safety Professional....

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What 300 Billboard Customers Have Right

Formetco Celebrates Its 300th Independent Digital Billboard Customer Formetco of Duluth, GA, celebrates Estus Outdoor as its 300th independent digital billboard customer. Owner of Estus Outdoor, Dick Estus of Savannah, GA, selected Formetco to guide him through the process of owning and...

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LED Video Scoreboards 101

Thinking about purchasing an LED Video scoreboard? The installation of a LED Video Scoreboard at your facility is a game changer for your fans, players, students and your community. In addition, an LED Video Scoreboard can generate additional revenue for...

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New 1,800 Square Foot LED Video Board Coming to Memorial

A massive new LED video board spanning approximately 1,800 square feet with dimensions of 30 feet by 60 feet is set to be installed in Memorial Coliseum, as will a new LED ribbon board nearly 100 feet in width. Installation...

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Videoboard Benefits the Entire Community

Ever since Athens Academy in Athens, Georgia installed their new Formetco LED video scoreboard last summer, the entire community has been able to benefit. Gone is the old board that simply kept score. Now they are able provide an enhanced...

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Fed’s Investigation Of Digital Sign Industry: How Did They Start? What Are The Requirements? How To Comply?

The Fed’s Digital Matter is at an End Here is a paper prepared and submitted by Yaron Dori and Ani Gevorkian for the sign industry. Yaron is a partner and Ani is an associate at Covington in Washington.  Covington is...

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Hacking Digital Billboards

There’s a 2013 Defcon talk called Hijacking the Outdoor Digital Billboard.  You tube “hacking billboards” you’ll see lots of hijacked digital billboards.   There are creative, intelligent, sketchy people with way too much time on their hands who would love to hack...

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In a Fragmented Media World, OOH Aggregates Audiences

In a highly fragmenting media market, OOH is the only channel that continues to aggregate an audience. Advertisers reliant on mass media channels can no longer depend on television. Advertisement placements for major television events typically demand the highest advertising...

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The BBQ Rib Billboard

Continuing the OOH debate of creativity versus location, here is a success story demonstrating the overwhelming impact of great creative. Creative is the key to releasing the power of Outdoor Advertising. While creative lives on electronically and in memory, does...

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How important is a Digital Billboard brand

Not the OOH Owner brand, but the brand of digital billboard your OOH Owner installed or uses? Does anyone know the difference in brands other than the manufacturers or OOH owners?  Should you? Occasionally, we hear manufacturers suggesting advertisers and...

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Tito’s Handmade Vodka VP Brand Marketing Speaking At 2018 OOH Conference

Nicole Portwood, Vice President of Brand Marketing for Tito’s Handmade Vodka, will be taking the stage in the JW Marriott’s, Lone Star Ball Room, as one of the first speakers kicking off the General Session at the 2018 Geopath/OAAA Out of Home...

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A sign of the times: Mortenson Outdoor Sign provides local billboard exposure

Mike Mortenson has been in Fergus Falls his whole life. He is a fifth-generation resident; his grandfather settled here in 1868. Mortenson’s history in Fergus Falls is a major reason why he cares about the well being of the community....

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Billboard Insider Spotlights Formetco

Formetco is a privately-held firm which manufactures digital signs and sells billboard products. Jock Gibb is Vice President of Sales. He began his career with Formetco in 1993. Today, he divides his time between Formetco’s Billboard Hardware Division and Formetco’s...

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Formetco Sports and Gulf South Conference Announce Partnership

The Gulf South Conference is pleased to announce an exciting new 2018 partnership with Formetco Sports as our preferred provider for indoor and outdoor LED video screens, scoring systems and LED scorer’s tables. You might have seen the mobile LED...

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The Benefits of Buying from a Family-Owned Outdoor Advertising Supplier

When companies look to buy digital billboards and outdoor advertising supplies, they have a choice between large public or private equity companies and family owned businesses. While large public companies and private equities have their advantages, the benefits of buying...

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OAAA Launches Campaign Congratulating Golden Globe Winner “Three Billboards”

As Hollywood enters the award season, billboards are cheering a critically acclaimed film with “billboard” in the movie’s title. The small-town revenge drama “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” won four Golden Globes on January 7 at the award show broadcast...

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The Importance of Being Software Agnostic

The Importance of Being Software Agnostic Not every outdoor operator runs their plant the same way.  Understanding this, Formetco has designed a digital billboard product that is completely software agnostic, allowing the operator to run their business the way that...

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