How Commercial Club Albury are raising their profile with easy digital signage

How Commercial Club Albury are
raising their profile with easy digital signage

Commercial Club Albury have recently upgraded their digital signage network to be run by Fusion Signage, with aims to modernise their venue while creating a more seamless process to update and manage their screens.

commercialclubalbury

their digital signage journey so far

Founded in 1902 with only 11 exclusive members, Commercial Club Albury is now an award-winning club with over 30,000 members, the biggest and eldest club in town, bringing to life the heart of Albury’s business and shopping district.

Managed and deployed by Macktronix, Commercial Club Albury have upgraded their digital signage network to be run by Fusion Signage; with aims to modernise their venue while creating a more seamless process to update and manage their screens. 

I chatted with Ben Harper, their IT Manager and learnt that, in the past, the club hadn’t been utilising their digital signage to it’s full potential – because their previous software was too time consuming. By addressing this problem and moving their network onto Fusion Signage software, they can now spend their time in growing their digital signage network; and, with that, ensuring their customers are getting the right messages, at the right time.

152238922_1856176934535722_1120474270201020621_o

What existing digital signage does Commercial Club Albury have?

“27 screens across our: Reception, Gym, Stairways, Board Rooms, Meeting & Function Rooms, Menu Boards, Café Boards and Gaming Floor Signage. Majority of these are now on Fusion Signage, with plans to migrate the rest over as well.”

Founded in 1902 with only 11 exclusive members, Commercial Club Albury is now an award-winning club with over 30,000 members, the biggest and eldest club in town, bringing to life the heart of Albury’s business and shopping district.

"It was a very quick realisation that Fusion Signage would be perfect for us."

152466936_1856176891202393_5164281962832940758_o

What were the key reasons for implementing Fusion Signage?

“Our previous digital signage solution was through our POS provider, but it was slow, clunky, a time waster. I wanted to get us off that and onto something that was more modern and agile.

Our Integrator, Gareth Mack from Macktronix who provides all our panels, recommended Fusion Signage and that’s where the conversation started. We did some research and it was a very quick realisation that Fusion Signage would be perfect for us. The fact that Fusion Signage has a background in digital signage and content creation resonated with us, as we want to ensure we have the best content in the most appropriate spots within our club.

We don’t want to rely on a one-stop-shop who claim to do everything, and then don’t do their non-specialty well. We wanted a provider that was fit for purpose and specialised in the area of digital signage content management. We wanted a purpose-built CMS, a modern and agile solution.”

What features benefit the club the most?

“Fusion Signage has been a game changer. The software is a lot more intuitive, cleaner, I can do a lot more straight out of the box. I could log in and it was easy enough to use right away. Plus being able to push videos and images was not something that our previous provider could do easily. You had to do quite a bit of work in order to even upload a video, then wait two minutes to load a playlist, whereas Fusion Signage is simply, “click and publish”.

It has been very easy to use, and the speed in which I can update my content is second to none. Fusion Signage is a huge time saver – I couldn’t be happier! Fusion Signage had a lot more scope for us to get a lot more out of our digital signage network. And being able to push a website to our screens, means when virtual raffles and draws are running – it can instantly be seen across the club!”

"Fusion Signage is a huge time saver -
I couldn't be happier!"

152305599_1856177054535710_139996800815771697_o

Do you have plans to integrate more digital signage solutions?

“Yes, we do and looking forward to using Fusion to do so.”

How important is good content to Commercial Club Albury?

“Content is massive and an evolving process for us. We’re using some custom made Fusion Signage template for our “What’s On” messages in our reception and function rooms. It’s great to have consistency in our designs, which the Template Studio and custom templates allow us to have.”

If you have any other comments / feedback on Fusion Signage, we would be grateful to hear it.

“It’s been very comfortable to work with your team – you’re very keen and passionate about helping us get the most out of Fusion Signage. Any bugs and fixes have been made straight away, and there’s a comfort level with your team that isn’t there with all suppliers.”

Thanks for chatting with me, Ben! 

We appreciate your time and look forward to seeing your digital signage network expand, and your club grow!

A big thanks to Macktronix as the Integrator for Commercial Club Albury, and Fusion Signage reseller. We love working with competent resellers who really care about their clients; providing excellent support and the right digital signage solution for their clients needs.

Emily Ingram

Co-Owner / Marketing Manager, Fusion Signage