Kirshenbaum Bond Sweep 2014 Apex and Content Awards

Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners and Spies & Assassins Win Gold Apex Award and Content Award for BMW i: A Window Into the Near Future

Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners and Spies & Assassins Win Apex Award for BMW i: A Window Into the Near Future

LAS VEGAS, NVKirshenbaum Bond and Spies & Assassins swept Digital Signage Expo’s 2014 Apex and Content Awards winning top honors for their work on behalf of BMW.

Digital Signage Expo (DSE) is the world’s largest and longest running International Conference and Tradeshow dedicated exclusively to digital signage, interactive technology and place-based digital out-of-home (DOOH) networks. The awards were announced at DSE’s 5th Annual Awards Dinner, sponsored by the Digital Signage Federation and Peerless-AV. The 2014 Apex and Content Awards are independently judged by editors from publications that cover digital signage and place-based digital out-of-home media.

BMW’s agency, Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners and Spies & Assassins, a creative-technology boutique that focuses on digital development created the concept to help build awareness of BMW’s electric vehicles. Using a street-level window in midtown Manhattan, the agency set up three cameras to capture real-time traffic flow at the intersection of 6th Avenue at 42nd street. A 3M Vikuiti projection screen was placed inside of the window along with two 80,000-lumen Vikuti projectors. Spies & Assassins also developed custom car-tracking software that mapped BMW’s electric concept cars into the video feed, replacing actual cars with BMW electric vehicles in real-time. The end result was a perfect illusion of futuristic cars driving through Manhattan. Over a period of one-week, nearly 250,000 vehicles passed by the window and were magically transformed into BMW i3 and i8 vehicles. A great concept that proves the power of digital out-of-home media.

This year Gold, Silver and Bronze Apex Awards were presented to winners in 11 categories from a field of more than 100 entrants. A full list of winning Apex Award entries can be found here. DSE 2014 Content Awards Finalists are listed here.

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