Digital signage and PowerPoint


Can you use PowerPoint for digital signage?

Yes. Yes you can use PowerPoint for digital signage. Digital signage is broad. It consists of any size screen displaying any type of content for any reason. More specifically, those screens you notice popping up everywhere – at bus stops, on the Underground, in restaurants, offices and shopping centres. These are all digital signage utilised to share information with you, entertain you or (of course) sell things to you.

Digital signage for a lobby

Welcome to our office

Digital signage is increasingly popular because it engages audiences

Digital engagement is far more than traditional static signage which can only display one message at a time. A digital screen can contain an ever-changing mix of visually striking images and videos. All easily updated or refreshed in order to keep the content current and relevant. A good example of this being live weather or flight information. Think RSS feed. Content can change as often as the content creator would like. Even “live” updates with PowerPoint as the source for the signage are possible with the right add-ins. 

Digitial signage flight map

London to Budapest flight map

The market is growing rapidly as it is widely used by many industries. Perhaps the most effective and creative users tend to be retailers who use it in their shop window displays or to promote special offers. Also museums, stadiums, hotels, restaurants, schools, colleges, universities, local councils, hospitals, GP surgeries and corporate buildings are using digital signage for staff communications as well as for guests or visitors. Third generation digital signage is interactive digital signage – which allows end users to interact via touchscreens, body sensors or QR codes on smartphones and tablets.

Digital signage burger order

New burger order page

So, you’ve decided you want to create some signage of your own but don’t know where to start? A quick and easy way to create digital signage is obviously to use PowerPoint! You can do this on your own PC or, even better, let the Presented team create an amazing presentation for you.

We link up with our friends at Presentation Point for their amazing Add-Ins Data Point and i-Point, which can link to any RSS feed, database, excel file – for live updates to your digital screens, all from PowerPoint.

For more information on how we can help you create impactful signage in PowerPoint please contact the Presented team.