Cardtronics wholly-owned subsidiary, Cardtronics Creative, has acquired i-design group plc. The i-design solution provides the technology and services that transform ATM screens (and receipts) into delivery devices for interactive customer communications by financial institutions, as well as advertising space for retailers, third-party advertisers and independent ATM owners. Built on the premise of helping financial services providers, retailers and third-party advertisers make the most of existing customer communications, marketing and ad campaigns, the i-design solution repurposes the “waiting time” in a standard ATM transaction.
Nationwide Building Society hit 3 milllion transactions for its ‘favourites’ ATM function to save its customers time. Having collaborated with i-design Group to help make repetitive ATM transactions quicker and easier with an automatic favourites option, the Nationwide function will save customers time and energy when using an ATM has been rolled out across the Society’s entire ATM estate of over 2,000 machines. Customers will be presented with their most used transactions automatically once they have entered their pin and adapts to a customer’s changing transactional habits.
i-design developer and supplier of ATM and self-service marketing solutions for the banking industry has signed a major contract with FDR Limited, a branch of First Data Corporation electronic commerce and payment processing, offering its “joono” marketing software solution. The joono software enables banks to deliver targeted product marketing to their customers while providing enhanced multi-media capabilities and the potential for third party advertising campaigns using atmAd, i-design’s media sales and campaign operations services. i-design will also be providing a fully managed end-to- end campaign activity service.
I-design ATM and self-service marketing solutions forged a second multi-year contract with Cardtronics ATM deployer, which operates over 37,000 ATMs globally, wherein Cardtronics has acquired a license to incorporate i-design’s ‘joono’ marketing software to its own offering. The i-design next generation targeted marketing software allows financial institutions, retailers and advertisers to communicate with their customers through ATMs and advanced functionality financial kiosks. The “joono” improves on its counterpart “atmAd” with new functionality and broader capability. This after initial advertising agreements signed in May 2010 for the deployment of I-design on Cardtronics ATMs.
CASH machine advertiser I-design has launched the next generation of its ATM software, “joono,” to replace its existing “atmAd” ATM software. This will allow banks to also communicate with customers through mobile phones and plasma screens in addition to ATMs and self-service machines. I-design disclosed “joono” also adds new features for ATM marketing and will enable banks and ATM owners to manage digital marketing communications centrally on a single platform.
Cardtronics non-bank owner of ATMs posted its 4Q/10 consolidated revenues of $134.7 million. This figure is up by 8% from the year ago period figure of $124.8 million thanks to a 12% revenue growth in core business operations, but was down about $2 million from the prior quarter. Additional highlight indicate gross margins were up 32.4% from 31.4% from 4Q/09; adjusted EBITDA was $32.8 million, up approximately 19%; GAAP Net Income of $8.0 million, up from $1.5 million; total withdrawal transactions from its ATMs increased by over 6%; total transactions increased by over 10%; and total transactions per ATM increased by over 8%. For all of 2010, Cardtronics revenues totaled $532.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2010, an 8% increase over the $493.4 million posted in 2009. This was also thanks to core business growth, which was driven by increases in transactions per machine, increased revenues from managed services agreements, year-over-year surcharge rate increases implemented in the United States, and unit growth in the Company’s United Kingdom and Mexico operating segments. Additional revenue was also generated through Cardtronics’ bank branding agreement with PNC Bank to place 135 ATMs in CVS/pharmacy stores across Indiana; signing multi-year agreements with a leading supermarket chain in the Northeast to provide a full suite of ATM management services; agreements with Univision Prepaid Card to provide prepaid cardholders with unlimited free access to ATMs in the Company’s Allpoint Network, and many more national and international developments. For complete details on Cardtronics fiscals, visit CardData.com (www.carddata.com).
Cardtronics retail ATMs has signed a multi-year agreement with i-design “atmAd” marketing platform for self-service devices to bring immersive third-party advertising to its ATMs. Cardtronics will launch advertising on approximately 2,200 of its Vcom financial kiosks in 7-Eleven stores in the United States after recently offering third-party advertising on about 800 ATMs operated by Bank Machine, Cardtronics’ United Kingdom subsidiary. With this, i-design will sell ATM advertising space to third-party brands on behalf of Cardtronics allowing them to place their messages on the ATMs equipped with the “atmAd” software in both the United States and the United Kingdom.
Cardtronics retail ATMs has signed a multi-year agreement with UK-based i-design “atmAd” marketing platform for self-service devices to bring immersive
third-party advertising to its ATMs. Cardtronics will launch advertising on approximately 2,200 of its Vcom financial kiosks in 7-Eleven stores in the
United States after recently offering third-party advertising on about 800 ATMs operated by Bank Machine, Cardtronics’ United Kingdom subsidiary. With this,
i-design will sell ATM advertising space to third-party brands on behalf of Cardtronics allowing them to place their messages on the ATMs equipped with the
“atmAd” software in both the United States and the United Kingdom.
The Royal Bank of Scotland has signed an agreement with i-design
for the deployment of its “ATM:ad” advertising campaign for 2Q08.
With RBS owning the largest volume of ATMs in the UK, this agreement
represents i-design’s largest “ATM:ad” contract and marks 14,800
ATMs software licenses sold, representing 44% of the UK’s ATMs.
Additional financial institutions running the “ATM:ad” campaign
include Nationwide Building Society, HSBC plc and Alliance &
Alliance & Leicester and i-design have signed a 5 year agreement to deploy
the media company’s ATM advertising, ATM:ad, on A&L ATMs. This will
allow A&L to advertise for third party and internal marketing campaigns
using i-design marketing software. The agreement stipulates an initial
fee for the use of i-design’s software, periodic maintenance charges and
for i-design to sell third party advertising on A&L’s ATM network. i-design
also has ATM network advertising contracts with Nationwide Building Society
and HSBC, giving the company exclusive rights to sell advertising on a
over 2000 ATMs.
i-design has announced that HSBC has signed to roll-out the company’s
ATM advertising solution. The advertising solution is called ATM:ad and
will be displayed on the bank’s ATMs across the UK. HSBC is also
given the option in the contract to utilize i-designs’ ATM screen
management product Builder. This campaign compliments the bank’
current self-service marketing strategy and network infrastructure.
Nivea has launched a gender-targeted campaign with ATM:ad, part of the
UK-based i-Design multimedia group that uses new user-profiling and
gender-targeting features to enhance the existing capabilities of
ATM:ad. The campaign for “Nivea for Men” will employ each of ATM:ad’s
4-modules – one aimed at men and one aimed at women. When the customer
inserts the card, ATM:ad identifies the gender and plays appropriate
content during transaction and thank you modules as well as on the
receipt that will feature reminders of the Nivea