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ABOUT KDS MAGAZINE

KIOSK AND DIGITAL SIGNAGE magazine (KDS), is the leading technical journal for manufacturers, integrators and deployers of self-service terminals and digital signage integrators. Previously known as Kiosk Solutions, our team at KDS understands the industry’s growing demands and has responded by expanding into kiosk’s complementary digital signage and wayfinding markets and rebranding accordingly.

MAGAZINE CIRCULATION

Published six times a year, KDS magazine reaches a readership of 25,000 decision makers on a bi-monthly basis throughout the UK and Europe. The readership is comprised of customer service managers, directors, design engineers, project managers, CIOs, CTOs, CFOs and many more. 

Our readership presents a unique opportunity to reach a qualified audience not available through any other channel. Kiosk & Digital Signage magazine also has a digital subscriber database of 22,000 readers and is available on all major mobile platforms. 

See how to best use the marketing and communication options available to you through our integrated channels.

OUR AUDIENCE

KDS magazine brings together the core sectors that make up the global kiosk and digital signage industry, including: kiosk, self-service, EPOS, digital signage and wayfinding serving retail, hospitality, public and corporate buildings, transport, venues and more.

Our readers are buyers, suppliers, integrators, architects and AV professionals. They work in a wide variety of industries including tourism, retail outlets, FMCG operations.

KDS puts you in front of an audience of key decision-makers and buyers in search of new partners and suppliers.

44% SENIOR MANAGEMENT ROLES
CEOs, CTOs, FEOs, MDs & Founders
Retail, Sales and Marketing Directors
Heads of Business Development
Heads of Digital Self Service
Heads of Procurement
Heads of Operations
Retail Business Consultants
Research Consultants
41% MID-MANAGEMENT ROLES
Commercial, Digital Marketing and E-commerce Managers
Business Development Managers
Project & Account Managers
Software Managers
Procurement Managers
Sale Managers
Helpdesk Managers
Research Associates
10% ENGINEER ROLES
Software Engineers
Workshop Engineers
5% DESIGN ROLES
Software Designers
Industrial Designers

OUR PLATFORMS & CHANNELS

Magazine

Kiosk and Digital Signage magazine (KDS) is an independent digital publication, offering an objective view of the kiosk and digital signage industry. Previously known as Kiosk Solutions Magazine, the publication received a rebrand in 2021 to accommodate the coverage expansion into the digital signage and wayfinding markets. KDS reaches an audience of 25,000 decision makers on a bi-monthly basis across the UK and Europe. KDS also has a digital subscriber base of 22,000 readers accessible via all major digital platforms.

Email

Subscribers are informed of the magazine’s publication by email. Emails are also sent out once a month to promote certain features, news items and other industry-specific information. We have an email subscriber list that reaches 22,000 subscribers.

Website

www.kdseurope.com is the UK and European forum for industry professionals; to find up-to-date information on all aspects of the industry. The website is fiercely promoted within the magazine and other media, offering advertisers increased responses and marketing opportunities.

Social media

Our magazines, features and news articles are promoted and regularly posted on our social media channels. 

We use LinkedIn and Twitter to engage with the kiosk and digital signage audiences with an active presence in business-specific forums and groups, frequently sharing news and feature articles. 

Take a look at our Twitter page or our LinkedIn page to get involved. 

Better still, join one of our social media channels and stay connected!

THE CONTENT WE PUBLISH

FREE TO PUBLISH

News items

Our news items consist of company notices, product launches, product reviews, awards, events and survey findings. 

Feature articles

Our feature articles comprises thought leadership items, industry reviews, opinion pieces, interviews and commentary items on industry-specific subject matter. Feature articles are unbiased and neutral ensuring that no company or product placement is written into the article. This ensures our advertisers are not at a disadvantage and that all our articles are free of bias.

Movers and Shakers

Promotions, new recruits, company or department restructures all come in under this section. Let us know your people news.

PAID FOR ITEMS

Advertising

Advertising can be in the form of company or product promotion. You can contact our advertising team for details on costs. We accept adverts that are submitted to us in the form of image files saved as high resolution (>300dpi) .pdf, .png, .jpg or .eps format files.

Sponsored content

We publish sponsored or branded content in the form of advertorials, case studies, white papers and product/company features. As with advertising, this is a paid for option and our advertising team can help with advice and costs.

MARKETING OPTIONS

ACTIVITY MAGAZINE WEBSITE SOCIAL EMAIL
News Stories X X X
Bylined feature articles X X X
Social Media Posts X
Advertorials X X X
Product/Company Showcases X X
Case Studies X X
White Papers X X X X
Sponsored E-shots X
Click-through Ads X X
Web Banner Advertising X
Solus (Branded) Emails X
Exhibitions, Conferences, Webinars X X X X

EDITORIAL PROGRAMME 2021

FEB / MAR 2021

Industry focus:

Healthcare
Digital signage
Innovative technology

Copy deadline – 9th Feb
Publication date – 2nd Mar

APR / MAY 2021

Industry focus:

Food Service
Customer engagement
Contactless

Copy deadline – 13th Apr
Publication date – 4th May

JUN / JUL 2021

Industry focus:

Transport and Travel
Information boards
Security

Copy deadline – 15th Jun
Publication date – 6th Jul

AUG / SEPT 2021

Industry focus:

Public spaces/venues
Interactive screens
Software

Copy deadline – 17th Aug
Publication date – 7th Sept

OCT / NOV 2021

Industry focus:

Retail
Media servers
Contactless technology

Copy deadline – 19th Oct
Publication date – 9th Nov

Dec 2021 / Jan 2022

Industry focus:

Workplace
Best practices
Touchscreen hygiene

Copy deadline – 17th Dec
Publication date – 11th Jan

EDITORIAL GUIDELINES 

We are an independent publication, offering an entirely objective view of the industry. We do not buy, sell, trade or receive any sort of goods in return for printing editorial which features any given company.

We don’t allow our editorial to be used as a means of promoting a company. Articles may present the newsworthy acts and/or opinions of named companies, but all measures are taken to ensure that articles within KDS magazine reports the objective facts without bias.

Submissions
Submissions may take the form of letters, interviews, articles, news or press releases. All editorial received from third parties is subject to the editor-in chief’s ultimate approval, and submission of an article is no guarantee of publication. All submissions should be made in British English.

Successful submissions will be subject to editing and alteration as the editor-in-chief sees fit. No contact details for any featured company will be published; that is what advertising is for. Where possible, we place a link to the contributing company’s website in the byline for all our features.

Where possible, submissions should be accompanied by a selection of high-resolution images (minimum 300 dpi, in *.png, *.eps or *.jpg format) which should be relevant to the article. Accompanying images should not show any company logo, or at least seek to make any logo present as unobtrusive and indiscernible as possible. Positioning of an article within the magazine is at the discretion of the editorial team.

News
We accept press releases, product launch information, staff changes and company news items and publish these articles without bylines in the news section of our magazine. We also publish these online on our website.

Features articles
We accept unbiased, neutral features articles that are between 600-1500 words and are written with industry-centric information interesting to our readership. Features are also promoted and published online which can be seen on our features page.

ADVERTISING SPECIFICATIONS 

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SUBMIT A STORY

We appreciate and encourage suggestions for interesting, thought provoking and informative news and feature content. 

Features are always credited to the author and the company or organisation concerned but must remain unbiased, neutral and feature no company or product placement. 

If you are interested in contributing an article or news story, please contact the editor, Laura Vallis, at editor@kdseurope.com and, in the case of feature ideas, please also describe the subject matter/angle for the proposed article – along with a brief synopsis.

Our detailed editorial guidelines can be found further below.

Editorial coverage is provided free (at the discretion of the editor), although please do bear in mind that the magazine is funded solely by advertising revenues, which helps to enable us to continue curating and sharing, engaging, informative and educative news and feature / bylined articles, on behalf of the companies involved in the industry. 

And don’t forget to put Laura on your press release mailing list!

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