M&C Saatchi And Posterscope Listen

Chris Sheldrake


During November, Londoners had the opportunity to interact with a campaign created to raise awareness for the charity RNID (Royal National Institute for the Deaf).

Developed by M&C Saatchi and digital departments Play and LIDA this campaign is a good example of what agencies can achieve when working closely together.

Matt Gordon, managing director, Limited Space told us “Consumer engagement with brands is an essential element of all of our mall advertising formats and the RNID campaign was a great example of how clever creative can enhance one of the many technological opportunities that the Ad HD network can offer.”

Ad:HD Shop Window

Ad:HD Shop Window

The interactive digital installations react to sound featured on bus shelters and various shop windows (that were of course transformed into digital screens).

All of this was reinforced by a print reproduction designed by M&C Saatchi’s Typography department.

During rush hours commuters saw the digital posters working at full pelt whilst during quieter times they allowed waiting passengers the opportunity to interact with the screens – each ‘poster’ was custom fitted with a microphone.

1 in 7 would be happy to hear...

1 in 7 would be happy to hear...

The installation’s message took the form of sound imagery, such as equalisers and sound waves and used said microphone to bring the advert to life, i.e. analysing ambient sound levels and modifying the graphic accordingly.

This message was fluid and was adapted to suit the location in which the installation was deployed; i.e. in Balham, commuters will read “1 in 7 would be delighted to hear that they’ve missed the bus”

The creative was, we are told, trialled at this summer’s V Festival and the Party Political Conferences.

Walker Media and Hyperspace enabled the installations to reach a wider audience, using media secured from Clear Channel and Limited Space.


Creative Director, M&C Saatchi: Graham Fink

Creative Team, M&C Saatchi: Dan Mccormack and Luke Boggins

Lead Motion Designer, Play: Paul Scanlon

Senior Developer, LIDA: Daniel O’Brian

OOH Project Management : Rob McGlynn & Adam Cherry, Hyperspace

Typography, M&C Saatchi: Simon Warden, Jon Muddle, Gareth Davies

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