We are a production and creative technology company offering services that unlock the communication potential where digital technologies meet the out-of-home audience – where digital experiences intersect with the real, physical world.

We combine creative thinking, technology expertise and production technique to help brands and agencies target audiences across the emerging range of digital media opportunities and physical environments in the UK and abroad.

Our clients are made up of brand teams, creative and media agencies, as well as businesses who own or operate in public facing environments.

Digital inventory has invigorated the outdoor advertising channel. Digital in the UK now represents over 30% of all out-of-home media spend and the rest of the world is following a similar path.

The medium is rich with creative opportunity but is still in the early stages in terms of having mature processes, platforms and standards. Additionally, the market is in constant flux as new inventory and technologies come into play. It’s a fantastic space for creativity and innovation but requires specialist support for brands and agencies.

Grand Visual has been operating in and helping define this exciting channel since 2005.

Meet the team

UK / USA

Neil Morris, Founder & CEO

Neil Morris, Founder & CEO
Neil Morris, Founder & CEO

Neil Morris, Founder & CEO

I am responsible for company growth, financial planning, marketing strategies and commercial partnerships across the digital OOH media channel worldwide.

Anything Else We Should Know?

As a teenager I made a brief appearance on Saturday night telly. It was on Bruce Forsyth's You Bet! game show and involved getting my sister’s dog to bark on command – he refused of course …

Dan Dawson, Chief Creative Technology Officer

Dan Dawson, Chief Creative Technology Officer
Dan Dawson, Chief Creative Technology Officer

Dan Dawson, Chief Creative Technology Officer

As Chief Creative Technology Officer, I'm fortunate enough to drive and maintain our excellence in the field. I manage this through thought, technique, research, development and leadership of the creative and technology teams.

Anything Else We Should Know?

When I'm not living the Creative Technology dream, I'm a keen golfer, avid Spurs fan, a father of two little superstars and a husband to one incredible woman. Amazingly all of these things keep me grounded and rounded as a human being.

Ben Putland, COO & MD USA

Ben Putland, COO & MD USA
Ben Putland, COO & MD USA

Ben Putland, COO & MD USA

My remit is to oversee all production processes and resource management. We are really fortunate to have a steady stream of big, complex briefs to deliver on — so a big part of my role is problem solving, driving R&D and innovation.

Anything Else We Should Know?

I once built a race car. I spent four times my budget and it took six times longer than planned. This was my best and worse project ever.

Ric Albert, Digital Director

Ric Albert, Digital Director
Ric Albert, Digital Director

Ric Albert, Digital Director

My job is to push excellence in the creative output of the company, through thought and technique leadership.

Anything Else We Should Know?

My university course in Classics (Latin and Ancient Greek) provides me with zero help in my current career.

Lisa Portman, Marketing Manager

Lisa Portman, Marketing Manager
Lisa Portman, Marketing Manager

Lisa Portman, Marketing Manager

I am responsible for the marketing & PR strategy and activity in the UK & USA. I work closely with people across all areas of GV to ensure that our clients are kept up to date with all the excitinging developments from GV & within the DOOH industry.

Anything Else We Should Know?

I like to sew… and I also make an awesome lemon meringue pie.

Alix Wood, PR & Communications

Alix Wood, PR & Communications
Alix Wood, PR & Communications

Alix Wood, PR & Communications

My role focuses on building the reputation of Grand Visual, it’s senior leadership team and the great work they do. Developing communications strategies and coordinating their delivery internationally. Day to day this includes maintaining media relations, driving content, writing articles and sharing thought leadership pieces.

Anything Else We Should Know?

I once appeared on Blue Peter... as the fifth head on a six-headed monster

Danielle Portera, Studio Manager

Danielle Portera, Studio Manager
Danielle Portera, Studio Manager

Danielle Portera, Studio Manager

I am responsible for running the NYC studio operations including budgeting and maintaining the overall efficiency of projects.

Anything Else We Should Know?

Self-proclaimed wordsmith, music lover, and foodie.

Ivana Ramos, Account Manager

Ivana Ramos, Account Manager
Ivana Ramos, Account Manager

Ivana Ramos, Account Manager

I’m responsible for clearly understanding client needs and ensuring our team delivers top level projects that meet those needs while exceeding expectations. From ideation to execution, I’m the person you can trust to facilitate a smooth process.

Anything Else We Should Know?

Before entering the advertising world, I had two other career paths I was considering to pursue: psychology or musical theater.

Camila Engelbert, Producer

Camila Engelbert, Producer
Camila Engelbert, Producer

Camila Engelbert, Producer

I am a Producer at GV. I take great care to keep projects on track and deliver exciting products that keep our clients and audience happy.

Anything Else We Should Know?

When I am not working or exploring the great outdoors with my kids, I am most likely at the pool or in the kitchen.

Stephen Bernier, Creative

Stephen Bernier, Creative
Stephen Bernier, Creative

Stephen Bernier, Creative

I'm responsible for creative problem solving in response to client briefs, creating any visuals to help communicate these concepts put forward, and additionally any design work needed for internal or live projects.

Anything Else We Should Know?

I'm the proud parent of two fur children. A fabulous feline named OJ (like the juice not the killer) and a rescued Pitbull puppy named Osmo. Living in a NYC apartment, they constantly keep me on my toes.

The work we create and execute has been recognised by awards programmes around the world.

Cannes Lions

Cannes Lions

  • 2015: Bronze Media Lion — Oreo Eclipse
  • 2014: Bronze Cyber Lion — Google Outside
  • 2014: Bronze Outdoor Lion — Google Outside
  • 2014: Bronze Outdoor Lion — Pepsi Max Unbelievable Bus Shelter
  • 2014: Bronze Promo & Activation Lion — Google Front Row
  • 2013: Silver in Media, Best Use of Screens — Huffpost: Conversations Start Here
  • 2012: Gold in Mobile —Microloan Pennies for Life
  • 2012: Bronze in Media — Lynx Angel Ambush
  • 2011: Bronze in Outdoor — Lynx Angel Ambush
The Drum Marketing Awards

The Drum Marketing Awards

  • 2016: Best Programmatic Strategy — Google Programmatic
The Webby Awards

The Webby Awards

  • 2016 Finalist: Best Online Video Viral — Disney Shadows
D&AD

D&AD

  • 2016: Wooden Pencil: Tactical Outdoor — Oreo Eclipse
  • 2015: Wooden Pencil: Ambient Outdoor — PepsiMax Unbelievable Bus Shelter
Brand Republic Digital Awards

Brand Republic Digital Awards

  • 2016 Best use of Digital Out of Home — Oreo Eclipse
  • 2015 Best use of Digital Out of Home — Pepsi Max Bus Shelter
Obie Awards

Obie Awards

  • 2016: Gold: International — Oreo Eclipse
  • 2016: Silver:Interactive Content — Disney Shadows
  • 2015: Gold: International — Pepsi Max Unbelievable Bus Shelter
Festival of Media

Festival of Media

  • 2016: Bronze: Creative Use of Media — Oreo Eclipse
  • 2016: Best Communications Strategy — Oreo Eclipse
MediaPost DOOH Awards

MediaPost DOOH Awards

  • 2015: Platform (Augmented Reality)— Disney Side Shadows
  • 2015: Mall Execution — Disney Side Shadows
  • 2015: Digital Street Furniture — Share A Coke vending machine
  • 2014: Best in Show — Google Front Row
  • 2014: Platform (Augmented Reality) — Pepsi Max Unbelievable Bus Shelter
  • 2014: Best Venue/Location Based Execution — Google Front Row
  • 2014: Best Park/Sports Arena/Stadium Concert Venue — Google Front Row
  • 2014: Best Execution, Industry Vertical (Beverage) — Pepsi Max Unbelievable Bus Shelter
  • 2014: Best Technology/Consumer Electronics — Google Outside
  • 2013: Mobile Integration, CPG Brand, & Best-in-Show ‘Industry Vertical’ — Dispicable Me 2
  • 2013: Consumer Packaged Goods — Lynx Apollo
  • 2013: Best in Show — Lynx Apollo
Eurobest

Eurobest

  • 2015: Gold Outdoor Integrated Campaign — Oreo Eclipse
  • 2015: Silver Digital Posters — Oreo Eclipse
Media Week

Media Week

  • 2015: Silver Media Idea Launch — Oreo Eclipse
  • 2015: Silver Media Idea Medium — Oreo Eclipse
  • 2015: Bronze Media Creativity — Oreo Eclipse
  • 2015: Silver Large Collabotion — Oreo Eclipse
Outdoor Planning Awards

Outdoor Planning Awards

  • 2016: Highly Commended, Best Use of Multi-Media — Oreo Eclipse
  • 2015: Grand Prize — Google Outside 2.0
  • 2015: Highly Commended, Best Use of Digital — My Monopoly Live
  • 2014: Best Use of Digital in Outdoor – Google Outside
  • 2013: Best use of Innovation in Outdoor – Marmite Interactive Christmas Lights
  • 2012: Best use of Innovation in Outdoor – Lynx Angel Ambush
COOH Awards

COOH Awards

  • 2015: Best international Ad/Campaign — Disney Shadows
  • 2015: Best Use of Live Data — Oreo Eclipse
  • 2014: Chairman’s Award — Google Front Row
  • 2014: Viral — Pepsi Max Unbelievable Bus Shelter
  • 2014: Innovation — Google Front Row
  • 2013: Best Use of Live Updates — Benadryl
  • 2013: Best Low Budget Campaign — Missing People
  • 2013: Best Digital Campaign — Lynx Apollo
  • 2012: Best use of Mobile — Microloan: Pennies for Life

View More

Got a project you'd like to discuss? Please get in touch.

Or we can call you...