• Hiscox Displays Real-Time Cyber Attacks in DOOH First

    This innovative billboard campaign by Grand Visual not only highlights the importance of cybersecurity but also uses the dynamic programming potential of digital billboards by displaying cyberattacks on the billboard in real time.

    In a bid to drive awareness of advanced cybercrime and the threat to small businesses, Hiscox insurance has launched an intelligent and hard hitting Digital Out of Home campaign. In a media first, the data-driven creative is powered by real-life hackers and displays real-time cybercrime in a tactical execution which will run nationwide across key city and roadside locations from the 19th – 26th February.

    The campaign works by pulling data from a purpose-built honeypot system typical of any standard small business server set-up. The honeypot monitors live hacks and the poster creative responds with a real-time pulsing “Cybercrime” headline and a ticker showing passers-by the cumulative amount of attacks to have hit the honeypot that day. Based on initial trials, the number of attempted attacks each day is averaging 23,000. As the breaches build, so too does the headline, with each poster evolving and reacting throughout the course of the day.

    Here is a video provides some background on the campaign:

    The campaign was created by AMV, with production and tech build by Grand Visual. Dynamic content is managed and delivered by QDOT, using the AdTech platform OpenLoop to analyse real-time data and distribute to multiple screen formats and networks across the UK.

    Olivia Hendrick, Head of Marketing and Partnerships at Hiscox UK & Ireland said: “Hiscox CyberLive is about making small businesses more aware of the very real threat that cybercrime poses and challenging the belief that cyber criminals only target larger organisations. We were genuinely astounded by the number of attacks, especially up to 60,000 in one day, and hope this disruptive campaign serves as a reminder to all of the importance of cyber security.” 

    Dan Dawson, Chief Creative Technology Officer, Grand Visual commented: “Clever use of data and technology means this digital OOH campaign delivers a hard-hitting message and a compelling call to action for Hiscox Small Business Insurance. The threat is real, the proof is here, and the figures speak for themselves.”


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