FINN: the fastest growing news channel for the aviation and defence industry is an industry-leading multimedia news channel created by Farnborough International Ltd and the official event TV and live blog channel for Farnborough International Airshow. The channel won the Innovation in Aerospace Journalism & Publishing Award at the 2019 Aerospace Media Awards.

Created as an essential resource for trade, industry leaders and government bodies, FINN (Farnborough International News Network) features the latest stories, insights and analysis from across the sector. The channel

Smart Digital worked with FIA on the initial strategy and development of FINN and has been the official content partner for the channel since its 2017 launch. The Smart Digital team produces a schedule of both video and editorial content, filming at a minimum of six global aerospace events each year.

The Smart Digital Solution:

Creating a media rich channel…:

since its launch in 2017, Smart Digital has planned, filmed, presented and edited more than 400 pieces of video content created from shows across the globe

…and sharing it with a global industry:

Smart Digital ensures all of the latest news in the aerospace and defence industry is shared online 52 weeks of the year. Each week, FINN highlights are sent to an exclusive database of more than 55,000 people across the global aerospace and defence industry. Content is also shared on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

Publishing engaging content: received 300,000 page views with 220,000 video views in its first year and has over 91,000 active users per year.

Extending the brand to event tv at Farnborough International Airshow is the official content channel for Farnborough International Airshow, broadcasting throughout the show at an extensive network of screens throughout the venue, and online, from a dedicated onsite studio.

To facilitate this at FIA 2018 Smart Digital deployed four film crews to cover studio interviews, conference session filming, roving interviews and daily highlights.

Smart Digital’s editorial team managed the live blog and posted throughout each day to and social channels.

The screen network was also sourced, deployed and managed by Smart Digital, ensuring that the latest news reached all corners of the show, including livestreaming the inaugural landing of the Airbus Beluga XL.

We created FINN with the industry in mind. Our aim was to create a ‘one-stop’ digital hub for the aviation community to access insight, analysis and opinion from industry leaders and influencers. Our pedigree as organisers of Farnborough International Airshow and strong links with our parent company ADS, ensure we bring unique insight with access to a large aviation community.

Andrew Pearcey, Chief Marketing and Insight Officer, Farnborough International Ltd


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