Glasgow and the rest of Scotland place their people right up there with Whiskey and Golf as their key exports and few would disagree
However over the years the whiskey and golf is sampled regularly however to sample the collective spirit of the Scottish only comes around every now and then! Normally the 'Scots' qualifying for a FIFA World Cup or European Championship.
The scrutiny was even more enhanced due to London’s successful hosting of the recent Olympic Games in 2012.
We are sure most who attended or watched on TV saw a different type of games but certainly not an inferior one.
The route up took him back up on the same journey he tread as a wide eyed 16 year old, making his way in the world of Football... (Soccer to our friends in the USA).
"Glasgow as a whole has changed significantly, even the drive up from the NE England, taking the same route as over two decades ago has been transformed, certainly North of the Border by the vast numbers of ‘Wind Turbines’ covering the horizon, from the hills/mountains to the east, across to the western seaboard, where more appear offshore.
It was like going back in time as I turned the corner to face the ground. Very little had changed in my mind although I’m sure a lot has.
There was two nice a touches that meant a lot to me personally was remembrance of two former great MFC (Scotland Internationals) players (who sadly died very young in their mid to late 30’s) both left wingers as well, by naming two of the grounds main stands after them.
Back to the reason for skignz being in Scotland after that trip down memory lane.
One of those partnerships that is currently being developed is in the global major sporting events sector. So FIFA World Cups, UEFA Championships, Champions League, Europa Cup, the Olympics/Paralympics, Formula E, Cricket, Tennis, Horse Racing Golf etc…and of course the Commonwealth Games.
So it acts not only as a Way-Finder/Map but then becomes your source of relevant content about that specific event.
Bringing you back to the games in Glasgow, skignz ran a number of demo’s and tests in order to showcase to a number of audiences the capability of skignz, it was brand related to the current games, with a few extras showing the possibilities in taking skignz to different levels and also about how content can be audience specific – Adults, Children, Teenagers or even Staff, Security, VIP’s, Sponsors, Partners, Trainers, Coaches and even the Athletes themselves.
show casing how skignz can be expanded on
to not just be signs in the sky but using the
official games mascot ‘Clyde’ the skignz team
placed a few of this little guy in his different
sports across the venues! This created a
different way to interact with the skignz and
for a different purpose.
So where are we now?
The skignz team are working on a number of fronts with interested parties to see how best to integrate skignz into the future global events, we anticipate that a number of slightly smaller and more annual events will get the ‘skignz treatment’ first with a view to developing a model ready to be rolled out for the next major events from 2016.
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