The Automotive Broadcasting Network’s (ABN) leadership team enjoyed an evening at the Hard Rock Live, Universal CityWalk in Orlando Thursday night attending a gala in recognition of being named a Florida Company to WatchSM through a program managed by economic development group GrowFL, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation. ABN was among a select group of companies to receive this honor from a pool of more than 500 nominees.
GrowFL recognizes second-stage companies (those with six to 150 full-time employees and between $750,000 and $100 million in annual revenue) and weighed several factors including ABN’s management team, competitive market position and strong community involvement in selecting the company for this award.
“These stand-out companies are all led by entrepreneurs and have demonstrated their capacity and intent to grow.” said Dr. Tom O’Neal, executive director of the Florida Economic Gardening Institute and associate vice president for the University of Central Florida’s Office of Research and Commercialization. “They also all have critical intellectual property or a niche position that give them a competitive edge in their markets.”
“We are proud of what we have accomplished,” says Jerry Daniels, ABN’s President and CEO. “And recognition by an organization like GrowFL for our position on the precipice of explosive growth and expansion is invigorating.”
In 2007 ABN’s founders had a vision of serving the automotive retail industry with dynamic digital signage and content that would enable dealers to market to their customers in a way that was previously unimaginable. Today, auto manufacturers across the United States and abroad have embraced this vision and are starting to require dealers to install digital signage elements, replacing traditional forms of in-store POS marketing. ABN predicts that within five years every dealership in the United States will be required to install digital signage in some form. ABN is uniquely positioned to deliver these elements with an unmatched knowledge of the automotive industry, proven technologies and processes, and the infrastructure to support thousands of unique channels.