Newsletter: Industry Buzz

April, 2023

Here is a sampling of some of the AV Industry stories that caught our eye recently:

Chain reaction: The changing role of distributors
March 16, 2023

The AV industry has experienced profound challenges over the past few years with Covid disruption and supply chain issues that have impacted every area of business. Reece Webb finds out what role distributors are playing and how integrators can be supported through trying times. Link to the entire story.


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Women’s Month in AV 

March 20, 2023 

March is women’s month in the United States, and I am happy to see consistent messaging and support for it in the professional AV industry. AVIXA has regular posts on social media highlighting women in AV, and many other industry publications, including this one, do the same. A couple of months ago, a group of bold and successful women created the organization WAVIT (Women in AV and IT). In private conversations, I hear more men recognizing the value of having an industry with a strong representation of women. I hear much less of the demeaning words and actions towards women that were seen in the past. In articles and podcasts, along with other information about the industry, women are asserting their place as leaders in our industry. All of this is fantastic, yet we can not rest on our laurels. Link to the entire story.


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Five Ways Digital Signage Can Help Revive Movie Theaters
February 13, 2023

The return of audiences to movie theaters after the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t played out ideally for the cinema industry. COVID-19 wiped out about 90% of revenue in the first 12 months of the pandemic, and industry experts predict that box-office numbers will hit $29 billion in 2023 but remain well below pre-pandemic levels. Link to the entire story.