27th September 2017 Neil McKenney

Advertising Our Future

How digital advertising organisations both push the boundaries of experience and use technology for social good.

When Blade Runner came out in 1982 it electrified global audiences by imagining life in the not too distant future. The film quickly became a neo noir classic, and turned out to be remarkably prescient about the world of advertising. With pre-internet visions of digital content and moving-image billboards, Director Ridley Scott took the era’s advertisers’ most progressive ideas and gave the world a preview.

For Andrew Phipps Newman, CEO of DOOH.com – which stands for digital out of home – it inspired his life’s work. “Blade Runner was the film that made me want to work in digital advertising. I knew that what I was watching wasn’t sci-fi, it was the future.”

Read the full article in The Independent.