“Artist, globe trotting speaker and market seeker, he is a storyteller who identifies emerging trends, and inspires clients to think differently.” - Forbes
David Shing (known as “Shingy”) is an Australian futurist, speaker, creative director, strategic digital consultant, and entrepreneur. Known for his performative persona and his bold and polarizing moniker, the digital prophet, Shingy is a multidimensional creative who specializes in advising clients about inventive and effective approaches to optimizing brand value within the digital landscape. He is passionate about educating big brands about the unique opportunities afforded by emerging digital, social and mobile technologies.
SHINGY, THE DIGITAL PROPHET, REFLECTS ON HIS
TIME AT AOL AND WHAT’S NEXT
Earlier this year, the tech world was rocked by the exit of Shingy. Yes, the rumors were true: Shingy was leaving AOL. Shingy (a play on his legal name, David Shing) made headlines in 2014 when he appeared on TV, touted as AOL’s “Digital Prophet.”
DIGITAL PROPHET DAVID SHING GIVES CAREER ADVICE FOR THOSE IN THE ADVERTISING, MARKETING, AND TECHNOLOGY SPACES.
Advertising Week caught up with Shingy to ask his advice to those who are looking to work in the marketing, brand and technology spaces. He has much to reflect upon in this video discussion.
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE WITH SHINGY
As it’s the week of what was supposed the Cannes Lions, this week’s podcast is with David Shing (more commonly known as “Shingy”), who one of the festival’s iconic faces and someone who has graced the main stage at the Palais more than most.
Up until last year, Shingy worked advertising industry and worked with AOL and then Verizon Media as their digital prophet. Shingy is part-marketer and part-futurist, and is now working independently with a number of clients. In this episode he joins Vincent Flood, Editor-in-Chief of Video Ad News, to discuss the predictions he got right and wrong, how he came to become a digital prophet, the Tim Armstrong years at AOL, the state of video and TV advertising, AR and VR, and of course what the future holds…
AFTER 12 YEARS AS A DIGITAL PROPHET, DAVID SHING
IS MOVING ON FROM VERIZON MEDIA
'Futurist' was one of the media industry's most recognizable figures. It's what many would deem the end of an era, David Shing, better known as “Shingy” or “the digital prophet” of Verizon Media, has left the company after a more than 10-year run that saw him become one of the most recognized faces in the industry.
DAVID 'SHINGY' SHING, DIGITAL PROPHET, TO LEAVE VERIZON MEDIA
“After over a decade of enjoying the work I have done within AOL and Verizon Media, I have decided it is time to explore a new path,” he said in a statement Wednesday. “When I started in this business, I was a consultant running media and marketing for AOL Europe and ended up being an intrapreneur within Verizon Media—becoming the digital prophet, inspiring audiences, educating brands and agencies and providing a unique perspective on what this industry needs to advance forward.”
DIGITAL PROPHET DAVID 'SHINGY' SHING DEPARTS VERIZON MEDIA
Self-anointed digital prophet David Shing – aka Shingy – has departed his role at Verizon Media. The Australian marketing veteran joined AOL in 2007 as a marketing director and has been with the company through its transformations into Oath and Verizon Media.
GOODNIGHT SWEET PRINCE: DIGITAL PROPHET SHINGY DEPARTS AOL
Shingy, né David Shingy, has relinquished his role as digital prophet of AOL and Verizon Media, after 12 years with the company. The anime-maned futurist announced the departure in a LinkedIn note. “I have decided it’s time to explore a new path.” Shingy wrote in the letter.
PODCAST: SHINGY TALKS ABOUT HOW THE SOCIAL MEDIA AND DIGITAL LANDSCAPE IS UNDERGOING A FUNDAMENTAL SHIFT
In the 11th episode of Asking Out Loud with the New School, David Shing, Verizon Media’s digital prophet, talks about how the social media and digital landscape is undergoing a fundamental shift.
HOW TO CREATE YOUR DREAM JOB INSIDE A COMPANY
David Shing’s career story is a perfect example. Originally hired to lead AOL’s marketing efforts in Europe, Shing maneuvered into the self-created role of “digital prophet” in 2011. It was a move sparked by his outspokenness: then-CEO Tim Armstrong was looking to change the company’s lengthy mission statement and had asked employees to weigh in. Shing told him AOL’s vision at the time “stunk,” and because of that, he was asked to take part in formulating a new one. He also began speaking on panels, presenting at conferences and developing a forward-thinking perspective that began to ripple across AOL and the industry.