February 17, 2021
What happens when a team is forced to relocate to a different stadium for their remaining home games during a pandemic? Explore that story and more as Justin and Matt are joined by Laura Johnson, Director Game Presentation & Live Events at the San Francisco 49ers. She shares her journey from a 5-year-old keeping score at parks and recreation basketball to Peoria Sports Complex to the 49ers and everything in between. She even shares her experiences of attending the Daktronics NFL User Group in Brookings, South Dakota.
February 3, 2021
LED video displays can be used in many different applications as highlighted by Paul Chandler, Germantown Performing Arts Center (GPAC) Executive Director. He joins Justin and Matt to share his history, how they uniquely implemented an LED display at their venue, how they used it for events during COVID-19 and much more.
January 20, 2021
When an NFL stadium gets new Daktronics technology, they aren’t just handed the remote and told to have fun turning on their new TV. Our experts are on site for training to ensure they know how to maximize their new investment. Justin and Matt are joined by Ashley Cummings, Control System Specialist at Daktronics, to hear what it’s like to get NFL teams and venues up and running after their display installation. She also shares her path to her position, information about our upcoming NFL User Group and more.
January 13, 2021
Do you ever wonder where the stats come from that pop up on the video board or your phone when looking at scores and how players perform in certain situations? To answer that question, Justin and Matt are joined by Stephanie Brown, Partnership Manager of the Americas at Stats Perform. She shares the goals of Stats Perform, how they have partnered with Daktronics, the different outlets that rely on their data and much more.
December 18, 2020
This year was different than anyone could have expected. To get a summary of what happened at Daktronics during 2020, Justin and Matt are joined by Will Ellerbruch, our National Sales Manager in Live Events. Will chimes in on many different Live Events projects as well as some overall Daktronics happenings from the year, such as how we’ve adapted during the pandemic and much, much more.
December 16, 2020
It always feels good to pay something off early, and Lance Moffett, Director of Athletics and Head Football Coach at Fredericksburg ISD, knows the feeling! Justin and Matt talked with Lance to hear how they paid off their LED video board early, how they plan to use their additional income and much more.
December 9, 2020
The Texas Rangers opened their new ballpark, Globe Life Field, in 2020 during a pandemic. Justin and Matt talked with the Rangers’ Chris DeRuyscher, senior director of ballpark entertainment, and Colin Drake, Graphics Coordinator, to hear more about their new technology and control system, using the stadium during this year’s playoff bubble and much more.
December 2, 2020
The University of South Alabama brought football to campus with the opening of a brand new stadium this year. Justin and Matt sat down with Joel Erdmann, Director of Athletics at the University of South Alabama, to discuss the new stadium and the Daktronics technology that helps bring it to life. They also cover what it is like to host events during a pandemic, the technology at other venues on campus and much more.
November 20, 2020
To recap this year’s Daktronics Sales Expo, Justin and Matt are joined by marketing strategist Jess Bern, on-premise market manager Taylor Nilson and sales manager Tom Coughlin. This discussion covers the history of the show, what it was like to go virtual this year, how it benefits sign companies and more.
November 18, 2020
What do you need to know so you can effectively operate your video board? To hear about the event production curriculum being used at Waunakee High School, Justin and Matt talk with their video content creator Jason McConnell. He shares how the school has implemented the curriculum for virtual learning and how he’s teaching his students all the details of producing live events with a video board.