Hiscox Cyber Live

A Grand Prix campaign that built hackable posters to demonstrate the danger of cyber attacks


We were taked with raising awareness of Hiscox's best in class cyber insurance product, which employs tech, legal and PR experts to quickly put SMEs back in business after a hack. Small business owners don't typically apprecaite the scale of the threat, thinking that it only happens to big business. It was our job to make the threat a reality.

The Idea

We wanted to pyhsically show how often cyber attacks were taking place on small businesses. So we created a 'honey pot' server that looked and behaved like that of one of our SME audience's systems. Then, we connected it to a network of large format digital OOH sites. Every time the server was hacked, our poster would react, the creative would be affected and the live counter would tick up.


Almost 200,000 hacks recorded over the course of a week, and a swathe of PR coverage including Campaign's ad of the day. Between 1st February-1st Mar 2018, our campaign delivered the most successful business period ever for Hiscox Cyber Insurance. Not to mention this campaign won the Grand Prix at the 2019 Campaign Media Awards!