Thinaire Scores Another Win in Mobile Engagement: New Data-Driven Analytics Solution

As part of our ongoing coverage of FinTech and adjacent sectors, LTP has been covering the Internet of Everything (IoE or IoT) space comprehensively. In fact, despite the ecosystem-wide attention to IoE, specific consumer experience enhancing propositions are still relatively rare in the space. This announcement caught our attention today, and we were also able to speak with Thinaire CEO, Mark Goodstadt briefly, right before publishing time.

"This is one of the many innovations that consumers have seen from us via our retail and brand partners over the years, and the velocity of such announcements will increase. It truly takes a village to solve for these new seamless consumer experiences, that need a sophisticated understanding of all contributors in the complex ecosystem. We will continue to work with all our partners closely as we stay at the forefront of adoption of IoT by real users," said Mark, who was excited to share the momentum that Thinaire has enjoyed in recent months. LTP had also previously published an exclusive feature on the company's approach to context-aware innovation in IoT back in January.

In fact, Aditya Khurjekar, Co-founder and CEO of LTP, has been involved in Near Field Communications (NFC), one of the enabling proximity technologies supported by Thinaire, for almost a decade. He shared his quick views in response to this announcement from Christie Digital: "The world of NFC and mobile payments seems to be finally looking beyond core payments with these recent announcements. At WWDC this week, Apple Pay extended its reach into mobile web to benefit retailers. Proximity marketing is another logical extension to mobile payments, contactless or otherwise, and Thinaire's announcement today demonstrates the company's endurance and thought leadership."

The original PR from Christie Digital is below.

Allure and Its Christie Experiential Advertising Network Launch Data Analytics Solution Powered by Thinaire to Manage and Monitor Comprehensive Advertising and Marketing Campaigns

{Press Release} Atlanta, GA – (June 14, 2016) – Allure and its Christie Experiential Network (CEN) team, leaders in creating engaging experiential Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) solutions, is pleased to announce their data-driven analytics solution for advertisers powered by Thinaire’s proven proximity engagement marketing technology platform.

Adding the proprietary Thinaire mobile engagement platform will enable CEN’s brilliant, animated digital posters and experiential displays to serve as launch pads for dynamic mobile advertising and experience-based marketing campaigns for ad agencies, DOOH buyers and theater owners. CEN has begun a phased rollout of Thinaire’s mobile consumer engagement capabilities, across its fully integrated, DOOH advertising network in theater lobbies in North America.

The Thinaire-enabled CEN digital displays will seamlessly integrate and communicate through Internet of Things (IoT) technologies – such as Near Field Communication (NFC) tags, beacons, audio and video – to provide deeper brand engagement by wirelessly connecting to consumers’ mobile devices at a moment of interest. Advertisers and marketers can monitor and analyze consumers’ responses around their displays in a single or multiple locations, providing maximum impact for their campaigns.

Fragmented mobile marketing technologies leave brands unable to get a truly unified view of a consumer's journey. Thinaire's support for all IoT tech‐enabled marketing brings automated mobile engagement, messaging management and analytics into a unique cloud product, said Michael Ventimiglia, Chief Product Officer, Thinaire. We are excited that Allure and CEN selected us to help them tap into the unique and innovative CEN DOOH advertising network to connect brands and studios with consumers on their most personal and most relied upon devices… Their mobile phones.

The biggest challenge faced by advertisers today is engaging with the consumers beyond the moment of initial contact. It’s one thing to create a dynamic digital display that captures their attention, it’s another to know whether you’ve persuaded them to take action, said Kevin Romano, EVP of Global Media at Allure. Thinaire-enabled CEN displays monitor and analyze nearby activities. Using intuitive algorithms, they connect with consumers in the real world through their mobile devices, to identify and deliver a tailored experience based on dynamic data points. This results in more relevant, contextual incentives to drive desired actions.

Romano continued: For example, if a consumer pauses long enough near a digital poster of an upcoming movie, they might have its trailer pushed to their mobile device, after which their favorite app launches to offer them ticket purchasing options. This unlocks massive opportunities for smart consumer engagement via IoT-tech enabled hyper-local, hyper-personal connectivity linked to compelling video experiences. We have opened a new era in interconnected brand-to-consumer engagement, activation, and on-mobile commerce.

About Allure, A Christie Company

Allure, A Christie Company, provides innovative and intelligent digital media and signage solutions. Its market-leading engagement and transaction technologies include the Christie Experiential Network, a revolutionary Digital-Out-Of-Home media partner for brands and advertisers. Offering a digital ad-based network of interactive displays that create dynamic and engaging experiences in cinema lobbies, as well as retail environments, public spaces, arenas, and location-based entertainment complexes across the country, the Allure suite of engagement and transaction technologies feature touch screen and image capture technology that support digital signage advertising, promotions and gamification. These intelligent and innovative network-based solutions also integrate analytics, exceptional creative, software, and hardware through business applications that deliver engaging dynamic data-driven experiences and achieve client’s desired business outcomes. Visit to learn more.

About Thinaire

Thinaire is a global leader in monetizing the Internet of Things, delivering exceptional experiences to mobile users by connecting companies to consumers through a range of proximity and mobile technologies supported by its award-winning mobile engagement platform. The company offers a suite of products allowing customers to leverage IoT technologies (such as NFC, beacons, etc.) to deliver the right message to the right consumer in the right place at the right time. Thinaire’s services are the subject of its numerous issued patents. For more information, visit

About Christie

Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit for more information.