Story image

Chocolates, flowers and... digital signage?

12 Feb 16

It’s Valentine’s Day on Sunday and even digital signage is getting in on the act!

Groupon in the United States is offering up a Valentine’s special which includes a 12-foot by 16-foot LED screen – delivered ‘right to your door’*, no less – on which you can propose to your beloved.

“Proposing marriage on an enormous stadium LED screen is as romantic as it is unforgettable – and that’s exactly the problem,” the accompanying blurb advises.

“As soon as you pop the question, your significant other permanently etches into memory the sights and smells of cheap hot dogs, spilt light beer and the creepy leer of anthropomorphic mascots.”

Groupon’s solution? Keep the huge LED screen and ditch the stadium.

In what it dubs ‘an unprecendented deal’, Groupon has teamed up with out-of-home media buying company Kinetic Worldwide and ImpactAV to provide someone, somewhere, with the wedding proposal of a lifetime.

The deal includes professional grade animated graphics from Kinetic Worldwide, with the proposal able to be customised with ‘heartwarming pictures, adorable selfies or favourite take-out menus’.

“Imagine the surprised delight on your significant other’s face when the crew elevates the giant screen, complete with images that highlight your love,” Groupon says.

There’s only one left – well, to be fair, there’s only one available – and yes, it can be yours if you have a spare US$30,000 to shower on your loved one.

*One caveat: the deal is ‘available anywhere in the lower 48 states’ of the United States only. And we apologise if that's just broken your heart...

Four major business risks you should watch out for
"It’s essential for businesses to monitor human behaviour, and apply and enforce policies consistently. The alternative is to lose large amounts of unrecoverable money as a result of people’s actions."
Government still stuck in the past? Not on GovTech's watch
What exactly is GovTech and what’s been happening in our capital city?
Workday – who are they and what do they do?
We quickly summarise everything you need to know about the up and coming business software leader.
Xero weighs in on Fraud Awareness Week
Unfortunately the Xero Security team is all too aware of fraud. We see it affecting our customers and community as an almost daily event.  
"Is this for real?" The reality of fraud against New Zealanders
Is this for real? More often than not these days it can be hard to tell, and it’s okay to be a bit suspicious, especially when it comes to fraud.
Hands-on review: The iPhone Xs
The iPhone Xs is a win that brought numerous new and exciting features to the market.
MicroMaker3D's tiny 3D printing tech is 'game changing'
Imagine 3D printing things thinner and smaller than a human hair, and how they could be used in everything from sensors, electronics, wearables and meshes.
Three ways to improve mental health support in the workplace
“Instead of scrambling into action after a crisis, employers need to be more proactive in supporting employees."