Jay Young Promoted to Managing Director at Grand Visual

Grand Visual, the creative OOH production agency, today announced the promotion of Jay Young to Managing Director. In his new role, Young, previously Chief Client Officer, will focus on client servicing, new business, and the day-to-day UK operations.

Grand Visual has been at the forefront of OOH creativity for nearly two decades, known for their show-stopping and innovative creative campaigns. They became part of Talon through acquisition in 2019. In 2023, Grand Visual spearheaded over 200 show-stopping OOH campaigns. They turned heads by turning a London building into a giant racing helmet for Nissan Formula E and led the global anamorphic OOH with 3D creative for Wonka, Lenovo, Puma, Timberland and Oppo. Their experiential activation for Budweiser, “The Stage is Yours to Take,” won a Bronze Media Lion at Cannes and received several D&AD awards. Grand Visual also formed a strong allegiance with PepsiCo, campaigns included an augmented reality treasure hunt and interactive experience for Rockstar, and an iconic projection on the White Cliffs of Dover for the Lionnesses.

Dan Dawson, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, will continue to lead creativity internationally and lead the company’s growth in Global markets.

Commenting on his promotion, Jay Young said, “Stepping into this new role, I’m excited to work alongside our exceptional team to drive forward the creative boundaries of OOH and deliver even more amazing work for our clients. 2023 was a brilliant year for OOH creativity and I am committed to propelling Grand Visual into another year of growth and innovation in 2024.”

Sarah Parkes, Group Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at Talon, said, “Jay has been an integral part of the Talon team for the past seven years, championing creativity in OOH and embodying our people-first philosophy. With Grand Visual’s continued success, we’re excited for him to lead the UK operation and for Dan Dawson to drive Grand Visual’s international expansion.”