David Shing is AOL’s Digital Prophet, a position he took up in AOL’s New York HQ in January 2011. In this role David works across both North American and International territories to identify new opportunities for the business and assist in building the external profile of the company across the globe.
He also regularly speaks at conferences across the globe, discussing the latest trends and the future of the web, providing his insight on the evolving digital landscape and where he believes it is headed in the future. An example of David in action at Ad Age’s Small Agency Conference is available here: http://adage.com/article/small-agency-awards/small-agency-conference-video-aol-s-dave-shingy/229046/
Prior to moving to New York, David was based in London and held the position of VP Media & Marketing for AOL Europe. There, he focused on delivering the best possible online experience for AOL users by delivering on all aspects of the media content vision and marketing strategy including online, offline, social and viral partnerships of AOL and its brand and product range. He was also the lead for creative design and key experiences innovation.
David joined AOL in 2007 as European Marketing Director. Prior to that he spent more than 12 years helping build successful web technology start-ups and multimedia businesses in the US and Australia.