9 SEPTEMBER 2015

TOP HONOURS AT THE POPAI ANZ AWARDS 2015 

The industry’s ‘best of the best’ were honoured at the 2015 POPAI Marketing at Retail Awards with Active Display Group taking home a plethora of awards including a coveted Pinnacle Award for Best Design and Innovation.

We were honoured and totally overwhelmed by our wonderful success at this year’s awards.

POPAI is about celebrating excellence and innovation in today’s rapidly changing retail environment and we are delighted our work stands a cut above some of the world class work Australia produces. We are incredibly proud of our team and are thrilled that our clients are able to celebrate this exciting journey with us.

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2015 POPAI WINNERS PIC

25 March 2015

Active Display group win big at Global Awards! 

Active Display Group received 2 trophies at the annual POPAI GLOBAL AWARDS, in Las Vegas at Globalshop 2015.

Winning 2 trophies was a wonderful scoop with only 17 globally up for grabs and 11 countries globally competing.

The wins were for:

COLORBOND(R) MODULAR DISPLAYS - WINNER - Retail Service Providers

DISNEY FROZEN BLOWER AND TOWER - WINNER - Mass Merchants - Non food

The criteria is based on a range of factors including creative and structural design, innovation, and marketing at retail success.

“POPAI Awards are run in 36 countries, globally. To win an award in your local country is deserved recognition of excellence, but to go up against the best of-the-best from around the world and finish on top of the pile is an outstanding achievement,” says Phil Day, Director of POPAI UK and Ireland. 

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GLOBAL WINS 2015

 

5 December 2014

Active wins Myer Supplier of the Year Award 

Active Display Group last week received the 2014 MYER SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR AWARD in the category of BEST MARKETING CREATIVE SUPPLIER.

The criteria is based on a range of factors including financial performance, store support, delivery accuracy and timeliness, service quality and responsiveness to business needs.

In its winning category, we were shortlisted against four other Myer suppliers, drawn from their entire Marketing and creative supplier-base. Active Display Group’s Managing Director David Gittus said of the accolade: “This award is testament to the excellent relationships that Yvette and her team have created with their contacts at Myer and to the hard work of all at Active Display Group involved in the design, production and installation of work for Myer."

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Myer Supplier of Year presentation

3 October 2014

Active Display Group wins impressive tally at POPAI Awards

STW’s Active Display Group received an outstanding eight awards at last week’s POPAI ANZ Marketing at Retail Awards event, including three GOLD and the coveted TEMPORARY DISPLAY OF THE YEAR for Disney’s Frozen Snow Blower and Tower Displays.

Held at Sydney’s Hilton Grand Ballroom, the awards event was attended by retailers, brand marketers and POS suppliers to discover which projects had achieved excellence in retail marketing for the year 2013/14.

This year, more than ever, Australia has seen a huge step forward in innovation and creativity across most retail shopper marketing sectors. We are seeing a shift in retail marketing campaigns, with greater shopper insights being utilised to create well planned activities that have a higher level of customer engagement and increased sales outcomes.

“Thank you to all of our staff and clients who collaborated and brought these wonderful activations to life.”

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stu and prs

24 July 2014

Active Display Group WINS at Online Retailer Expo

Active Display Group were winners at the Online Retailer Expo for BEST USE OF DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY.

We were amongst wonderful company and were delighted to be asked to display in the FUTURE STORE as well as having our own 3 X 3 meter stand.

With over 100 companies in the running, we are very proud of the achievement!

Our theme was "PRACTICAL AND FANTASY: Retail Displays & VM for the connected shopper". Combining traditional in-store experience with modern multi-channel retailing.

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26 June 2014

Active Display Group joins STW

Today Active Display Group have announced that we have joined the STW Group. STW are an ASX top 200 company with over 75 Advertising and Marketing companies in their stable.

STW see ADG as the perfect fit to improve their end goal of delivering 100% of their customers needs from creative and strategy right through to implementation. STW and ADG also share the same overarching business philosophy of being big at home in Australia, Big in Asia and Big in Digital.

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October 2013

SGIAA Digital & Screen Print Awards

The Screen & Digital Print Awards, the premier Awards & Dinner for the Screen & Digital Print Industry was held on Saturday 12 October, 2013 at Sydney's Luna Park.

This biennial event recognises the leaders in the market at a Gala Dinner attended by industry peers.

We achieved 5 awards…not bad considering that we only had 7 entries! Our wins covered a diverse range of categories;

Backlit Signs or Displays - SILVER

Combination of Technologies - SILVER

Point Of Purchase Display - SILVER

Inkjet - BRONZE

UV solvent - High Volume – BRONZE

Well done to our clients and hard-working production team for achieving this wonderful result!

SGIAA awards 2013

 

Wednesday 25th September 2013

POPAI Award Wins 2013

Wednesday evening’s POPAI Marketing at Retail Awards event at Sydney’s Parkside Ballroom, Darling Harbour, was attended by more than 500 retailers, brand marketers and suppliers to discover which projects had achieved excellence in retail marketing for the year 2012/13.

We are proud to announce that Active Display Group was awarded 5 wins including 2 GOLD:
Silver - Short Run, Target Intimates Window
Silver - Liquor Retailers Permanent, Crown Ambassador Display
Bronze - Digital and interactive solutions, P&G Oral B Pro Health Sampling table
Gold - Grocery Non Food Permanent, P&G Oral B Pro Health Sampling table
Gold - Department Stores/Mass Merchants Temporary, Target Ksubi Kids

Our 2 Gold winners now move forward to POPAI’s international platform, eligible to receive Global POPAI Marketing at Retail Awards!

This is a fabulous honour for our hard working Active team, and a wonderful example of collaborating with our client partners in bringing these unique retail activations to life.

POPAI 2013 Awards

August 2013

New Printing Press Purchases

We are proud to announce the purchase of 2 brand new platform HP Industrial Digital Printing Presses that expand our capabilities and offerings to the market.

The newly available HP Scitex FB 10000 flatbed and the HP Latex 3000 roll to roll Industrial Presses are set to revolutionalise our POS display and signage offer to clients, filling the gap in our print production floor, allowing us to boast the most innovative and forward thinking Retail Signage and Display operation in Australia.

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September 2012

2012 POPAI Australia Marketing at Retail Awards

On Tuesday 25th of September, more than 500 retailers, brand marketers and suppliers attended the glittering Marketing at Retail Gala Awards event in Sydney’s Hilton Hotel Ballroom to discover which projects had achieved excellence in retail marketing for the year 2011/12.

Active Display Group showed unrivalled diversity and strength, bringing home 12 Indian trophies including 4 allusive gold!

This was the highest quantity of trophies presented to any one company.

Our wins were across a broad array of industry sectors and retail outlets including; convenience stores, department stores, grocery outlets, liquor on premise outlets, service providers and window displays.

Thank you to all of our brand and retail partners who chose Active as suppliers and worked with us to create truly innovative, creative and award winning entries.

Of course we could not have achieved this success without the dedication and efforts of the Active team. From sales and design right through to our many manufacturing divisions, we are excited and motivated by our achievements. Thanks to all involved!

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2012 POPAI wins

 

May 2012

Bec's Gala Dinner

On Friday 4th May, Bec’s Gala Dinner was held at the Carousel, Albert Park Lake, Melbourne, to support the wonderful services that ONTrac at Peter MacCallum Cancer Center provide.  

Nearly 400 guests enjoyed this fun and moving night, and with the generous support of everyone involved we raised an amazing $50,050. We’re sure that you will agree that this is a fantastic result.

Bec’s Gala Dinner was organised to continue fundraising for ONTrac at Peter Mac that the Jago family began in 2009 to support their daughter Bec, who was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2006.  Sadly, Bec passed away at the age of 19 on the 11th October 2011 but fundraising efforts for ONtrac continue in memory of her.

The funds raised from this event will be presented to ONTrac at Peter Mac to specifically support the specialist services that the ONTrac team provide to all Victorian Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer patients, including age appropriate training courses and development activities as they go through their cancer treatment.

It will also continue to support the spaces where young people can share experiences, have some fun and take some time out from the hospital environment and be themselves.

We thank everyone involved at Active Display Group and particular thanks for the support from our suppliers Boxlink, Megara, Paperlinx and Vega Colour Group who helped make this night so successful with the beautiful crane decor. The generous support that has been shown does make a difference to the lives of young people affected by cancer through fundraising events such as this.

Kind Regards,

 

Bec’s Gala Dinner Committee.

Becs Gala Dinner 1

Becs Gala Dinner 1

 

March 2012

Active | Adval 2012 Global Marketing at Retail Award Winners!

A big CONGRATULATION'S goes to Disney's Cars 2 light-box - Department Stores - Semi-permanent. Winner of the Gold Global POPAI Award!

Active Display Group were honoured to receive this top accolade at the POPAI Global Marketing at Retail Awards which was announced on Wednesday 29th Febuary at GlobalShop in Las Vegas, USA.

To qualify for entry into the 2012 Global Marketing at Retail Awards Contest entrants were required to have won Display of the Year or Gold awards from the 2011 Awards Contest run by POPAI Chapters in Australia & New Zealand, France, DACH, Hungary, Italy, North America, South Africa and the United Kingdom & Ireland.

Thanks to our wonderful customer the Walt Disney Company and everyone involved at Active in making the Cars 2 light-box the multi-award winner that it is!

Cars 2 Light Box

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February 2012

We are Running for the Kids!

We are running to raise money for The Royal Children’s Hospital – Good Friday Appeal!

On Sunday 1st April, a group of our spirited Active-Adval employees will run either the short course (5.2kms) or the long course (14.38kms), around some of Melbourne’s most iconic and unique landmarks.

Being more of the “run down café” type of runner myself, this is putting me way out of my comfort zone to say the least!  So it would really help encourage and support our training if you could donate a few dollars to this wonderful fundraising event!

http://fundraise.goodfridayappeal.com.au/active_display_group_adval

A bit about the Appeal…

The Good Friday Appeal is the public face of fundraising for Victoria’s Royal Children’s Hospital. It has provided more than $211 million to the hospital since the Appeal began in 1931. 90 cents in every dollar raised is used by The Royal Children’s Hospital to purchase medical equipment and to fund research.

It is all about helping those who are our smallest and most vulnerable.

The great strength of the Appeal lies with the thousands of people from all walks of life, who volunteer their time, expertise and creativity to organise fundraising activities throughout the year. It is a non-denominational, non-political organisation that exists solely to raise funds for The Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne.

Thanks in advance!

Zita Watkin    Active-Adval Marketing Manager

zitaw@activedisplay.com.au

run 4 the kids

February 2012

activedisplay.com.au recieves an Honourable Mention in the AWWWARDS 2012!

"The awards for design, creativity and innovation on the Internet, which recognize and promote the best web designers in the world."

We are very excited to announce that our website has received an Honourable Mention in the global AWWWARDS (WWW website design awards).

http://www.awwwards.com/best-websites/active-display-group

 

An international jury, made up of some of the most important designers, bloggers and Internet agencies, evaluate each site by means of a strict system of evaluation scoring them on a scale of 1 to 10 for their Design, Creativity, Usability and Content.

Thanks to all the creatives involved in the development of our new website!

AWWWARDS 2012

December 2011

Target's Golden Sustainability Kids Week Window enters the 2012 Global POPAI Awards!

Due to our recent success at the 2011 Australian POPAI Marketing at Retail Awards, our Target Kids Week Window was presented with the Gold Sustainability Award making it eligible for entry into the 2012 Golden POPAI Awards.

At Active-Adval we are passionate D4S (Design 4 Sustainability) practitioners, meaning we aim to "go beyond how to make a 'green' product and embrace how to meet consumer needs on a social, economic and environmental level."

We were initially attracted to Target's Environmental requirements of their brief so it was a true honour to gain industry recognition in the Sustainability category not to mention the fact that we are now able to compete on a global level against competitors from over 12 countries.

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony to be held in Las Vegas: 29th February 2012.

Good work and Good Luck team!  

Target

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July 2011

New 4-colour line arrives! Our new SIAS Multigraphica 4-colour line has arrived at Mulgrave

To round off our large format capabilities, in July 2011 we commissioned a smaller (1850 x 1250 mm) 4-colour screen press capable of printing direct to substrates up to 50mm thick (such as foam boards). This high-speed press is both economical to operate and also avoids traditional mounting costs by printing direct to thick display materials.

The new 1850 x 1250 mm line has a 'moving table' system which will allow us to print to a wide range of substrates that can't be run through our other gripper-fed machines.

4Press

March 2011

Active Asia Expansion

Whilst we have been sourcing through our own Hong Kong and China based offices for several years, and for many more years before that through buying agents, during 2010 and 2011 we have significantly expanded our Asian presence through the recruitment of a full complement of designers, account managers, program managers and administrative staff.

To obtain access to a wider range of Chinese suppliers we are currently relocating our China sourcing office from Guangzhou to Shunde, further South. Shunde is less congested and is rapidly becoming the new epicentre of industry in Southern China.

The aim of our Hong Kong based sales and design team is to serve regional accounts with region-wide programs – and not to necessarily compete with local suppliers on a country by country basis.

Having our own fully staffed offices in the region give us easy access to a wide range of suppliers and makes quality monitoring and development far easier.

China

January 2011

Starting the New Year with a roar! Active Display Group welcomes the AGFA :M-Press Tiger

In January 2011 we added the largest and fastest digital press currently available globally – an AGFA :M-Press Tiger – which is a hybrid machine consisting of a 4-colour, high resolution digital press, coupled to and in-line 1-colour screen print line. There is no equivalent machine in Australia.

The Tiger can print at resolutions up to 720 dpi (near offset quality mode) and at its standard resolution of 360 dpi can complete over 200 full 2650 x 1650 mm prints per hour.

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Tiger

November 2010

Active adds value with Adval

In 2010, Active Display Group acquired the award winning point of purchase print and display company Adval Australia from Eye Corp.

The addition of Adval to the group almost doubled our print capacity delivering customers the benefits of even higher standards of turnaround, range and quality.

In addition to a similar print offering to that of Adval, the family owned Active Display Group provides a diverse range of marketing solutions including shop fixtures & product display solutions, POP storage, on-line fulfilment and distribution, as well as signage, industrial design and installation services. These combined services will provide an unprecedented offering to customers of both businesses.

ACTIVE

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August 2008

AFI Branding Solutions joins Active Display Group

In 2008 Active Display Group acquired a 50% interest in AFI Branding solutions, a family owned and run fabric printing supplier who was both a supplier and an emerging competitor to Active. The owners were keen to grow the business and immediately saw the additional opportunities offered by an association with the Active group.

This has been an immensely successful relationship with AFI growing well beyond expectations fuelled by the large number of sales introductions made through the Active sales team.

afi

www.afibranding.com.au

March 2008

Purchase of the Luscher® screen exposure system

We have always reinvested a large proportion of our retained earnings in capital expenditure to keep our print facility in particular equipped with the latest technology.

During 2008 we implemented significant upgrades to our screen printing facilities with the purchase of Australia’s first Laser Computer to Screen exposure system.

The Luscher® Jet Screen DX laser exposure system allowed us to increase our screen print resolution by around 80% from the industry standard 40 to 45 line ruling, to between 65 and 85 line screen ruling.

During the same year we installed our largest press – our fully automatic SIAS 5-colour line, capable of printing images up to 2.65 metres by 1.65 metres. At over 40 metres in length, this remains the largest screen press in Australia.

Leuscher