Connecting a Company
Canadian company Agnico‐Eagle Mines, a world leader in gold extraction, needed a way of communicating with their rapidly increasing number of employees. “Beginning in 2006, Agnico‐Eagle went through a period of rapid growth. We expanded from one operating mine to six and from 1000 employees to just over 5000”, Lino Cafazzo, VP of Information Technology at Agnico‐Eagle Mines explains. “The challenge was to make sure that all employees stayed up to date with, at the very least, company news and announcements. So the process began to find a technology that would help us distribute information to all employees, whether they had access to a computer or not.”
The large scale project was handled exclusively by ConnectedSign. A visual epicenter was created for videos, inner‐corporate initiatives, project features, and dig site / division biographies, among other items.
The content created included a number of impressive features such as a division flag rotating inside of a flash based document showing the worldwide mining projects undertaken by Agnico‐Eagle Mines, as well as division information which varies by location and highlights the specific site details of the mine. The screens are broadcast with multilingual functionality based on the region of deployment. The partnership between ConnectedSign and Agnico-Eagle Mines was so successful it ended up being award-winning. ConnectedSign was named the winner of the “Best Content: Corporate Communications” category for their digital signage project with Agnico‐Eagle Mines. The awards, presented by Digital Signage Magazine and The Digital Signage Group, are to “recognize resellers, integrators and service providers who have gone the extra mile to ensure success for their clients, thereby furthering the digital signage industry as a whole.”