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Grand Visual Hires Former Disney, Microsoft Employees

David Bowry and Ben Clissen will work out of the company's London headquarters.

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Grand Visual, a London-based digital out-of-home advertising company with an office in New York City, announces the hiring of two people to its senior production team.

David Bowry has been named production director. Prior to joining Grand Visual, Bowry worked for Sony Playstation and Disney Interactive, among other places. At Noodlfoot, a games studio that he co-founded, he pioneered motion-based gaming and mobile content for Nintendo and Sony. Most recently he was with The Marketing Store, where he managed digital content production for companies such as McDonald’s, Adidas and Carlsberg.

Bowry will report to Ben Putland, the company’s chief operating officer. He takes over the day-to-day running of the production studio following Putland’s dual appointment as managing director to Grand Visual’s off-shoot advertising technology business, QDOT, earlier this year. Bowry will oversee all production output from the UK and U.S. offices and manage the international production team.

Also bolstering the production team is senior producer Ben Clissen, who will be scoping and managing projects and continuing to maintain Grand Visual’s reputation for delivering scalable and ground-breaking digital OOH work, according to the company. Originally from Belgium, Clissen spent more than eight years as a program manager at Microsoft, with stints in Belgium and London, before joining Mode Media in London. He most recently worked at Initial Rewards, where he was responsible for the creation, development and launch of custom advertising campaigns.

Both Bowry and Clissen will work out of Grand Visual’s London headquarters.

SDG Staff

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