PPDS, the exclusive global provider of Philips digital signage, has announced the official launch of the PPDS Global Partner Alliance (GPA) affiliation program, covering 200+ countries. The exclusive, invite only program is designed to connect multi-national enterprises with PPDS’ closely aligned regional integration specialists, combining local expertise with Philips professional displays and PPDS’ proven display solutions, anywhere in the world.
The GPA currently includes 60 members, specialising in a variety of verticals – including retail, corporate, hospitality and education. Supporting clients in 200+ countries, the Alliance covers Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and now, with Deel Media, and Media Services Worldwide, both in North America.
“The PPDS Global Partner Alliance (GPA) is an exclusive program consisting of our most elite business partners from around the world,” said Simone Gagliardi, international key account director at PPDS, who is heading up the PPDS GPA. “Through this Alliance, our regional and global customers benefit from an unrivalled international framework that ensures consistency and relevancy in their operating markets, delivering the best products, services, solutions and installations with precise strategies and positioning.
“With the GPA, our international customers are provided with complete peace of mind and confidence in our collective capabilities, paired with an incredible geographic reach for installations without the headache of managing geographical technicalities.”
Each PPDS Alliance Partner has been selected into the GPA based upon their capabilities, certifications, and ongoing relationship with PPDS. All GPA partners are trained and certified to deliver the best knowledge and performance across PPDS’ portfolio of products, services, and solutions.
PPDS GPA partners, including Jacob Volk, executive VP of client services at DEEL Media, came together to network and share experiences and opportunities at the Alliance’s inaugural gathering in Barcelona during ISE 2022.
Commenting on DEEL Media’s new membership to the PPDS GPA, Volk said: “DEEL Media has been working with Philips professional displays for more than seven years and our relationship with the PPDS team has grown from strength to strength. We are delighted to have become the first PPDS GPA member in North America, reinforcing our business globally, while giving us the opportunity to support our international peers as well.
“It was great to meet fellow members at the GPA event in Barcelona. We look forward to working with a great many of our new colleagues on a global level and to meeting with them again soon.”
Garry Darvin, president & CEO, Media Services Worldwide, added: “We are excited to be invited to be one of the first members from the US region to join the PPDS Global Partner Alliance. As a part of the ‘best of the best’ of integrated solution partners, we are thrilled to work together to collaborate with our partners in developing strategies for new opportunities and end-to-end solutions.”
Milan-based solution provider, Tailoradio, has been a GPA member since its formation, selected by PPDS as a partner for the design, installation and maintenance of Philips professional digital signage solutions for the retail market. Founder and CEO, Massimo Petrella spoke about the opportunities it provides the business: “Tailoradio’s engagement in the Global Partner Alliance has provided us with the incredible benefit of being able to affiliate ourselves with a program that has worldwide reach and immense opportunities in the co-development and presentation of our capabilities and solutions.”
GPA projects are managed, positioned, and supported – from tender to completion – by PPDS’ International Key Account Management (IKAM) team. First launched in 2021, the team provides a single point of contact for global brands and enterprises to ensure fast, reliable, and optimised solutions, with unparalleled responsiveness and efficiency.
Speaking to members at the event in Barcelona, Franck Racapé, head of global commercial & vice president EMEA – Philips professional displays at PPDS said: “Creating a network of local system integration heroes to cover the 200+ countries where Philips professional displays are operating was, from day 1, our North Star. With the PPDS GPA, we have embodied this strategy, offering a single point of contact, with global engagement, powered by working together as a team with all of you. These are the optimal conditions for global business.”
He concluded: “Whether you are a system integrator, a consultant or any other business, at PPDS we aim to inspire you with the very best products, services and connections solutions. Including proven software and complementary hardware recommendations, and a premium warranty offered on a global scale, supporting your business to push through the boundaries of today’s technology with cutting edge solutions. Together we can accomplish the world.”