01 Feb 2022

Visual Art strengthens the Finnish office with an experienced Business Manager

Visual Art is growing rapidly in Finland, and Country Manager Juha Kaavinen is strengthening his team. Karri Naakka, is the new Business Manager, who will drive business development and support future expansion. Karri has 14 years of experience from Digital Signage and was one of three founders of the company Marketmedia Oy, which in 2015 was acquired by the competitor ZetaDisplay.


The cloud-based Digital Signage software CMS Signage Player is the heart of Visual Arts solutions and creates a solid foundation for growth through SaaS revenue. K Group, McDonald’s, Jungle Juicebar and Nobia together with an exciting pipeline form a stable customer base that enables future growth.


Kesko (K Group) recently signed a long-term agreement with Visual Art. An agreement that applies to a customized version of Visual Arts’ own developed software CMS Signage Player. This Digital Signage software is used to create and publish content on more than 15,000 digital communication channels in Kesko’s grocery stores.


– Visual Art is an inspiring tech and media company with a strong corporate culture that invests in growth. I feel that we have an incredibly strong position in the market with CMS Signage Player and that we have the internal capacity to constantly develop this to meet our customers’ needs, as well as customize when needed. I have seen many digital signage software and this is the simplest and most intuitive platform despite the innovative features that are in it, says Karri Naakka, Business Manager at Visual Art.


– Karri and Juha have previous experience of jointly establishing and running a digital signage company to become the market leader in Finland, to see their drive and vision to do it again with Visual Art is incredibly inspiring. With his 14 years in the industry, he has a solid knowledge and network that allows him to start delivering from day one. He understands what drives our customers’ business and will be a key person for further investments, says Pontus Meijer, Chief Revenue Officer at Visual Art.


– The internal Design Studio also impresses me. So many talented people in concept development and content production, this is a lead that very few competitors can compete with, Karri Naakka continues


For more information:

Pontus Meijer, Chief Revenue Officer, Visual Art
Tel. +46 70 937 67 00, pontus.meijer@visualart.com

Monika Lindquist, Marketing & Communications Director, Visual Art
Tel. +46 72 333 23 83, monika.lindquist@visualart.com


About Visual Art Group

Visual Art is a leading full-service agency within digital communication channels (Digital Signage)in Europe, with head quarter in Stockholm. The company was founded 1997 and have today 120 employees within sales, tech, strategic and creative content production and support. Visual Art is a tech and data-driven strategic partner that helps its clients create real business value and to reach their KPI’s. www.visualart.com


Revenue: 210 MSEK (2021)

Software licenses: 40 000 licenses in 32 countries


Employees: 120 employees in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Spain, Great Britain and the US.

Clients: McDonald’s, K Group (Kesko), Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, Audi, Circle K, 7-Eleven and others.

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