UV50 Startups To Watch: No. 4 Blip Billboards


FOUNDED 2015 CITY Orem EMPLOYEES 55 INDUSTRY Technology WEBSITE BlipBillboards.com FOUNDERS Brent Thomson, 42; James Munnerlyn, 37 THE COMPANY A company that sells advertising space on digital billboards in single 8-second units.


Blip Billboards is redefining the rectangle. Their digital billboards — which they sell by 8-second increments — have leveled the playing field and made it so that businesses small and large can access billboard advertising. They have more than 1,000 digital billboards spread across nearly every U.S. state and a rating of 4.8 stars. Not just a Blip on the radar — this startup is the shape of things to come.


  1. “Stay lean.”
  2. “Build a global brand.”
  3. “Create a generation of superstars.”


TOP 3 EMOTIONS “Huh? Hmmm… Aha! (Usually all together and in that order.)”

BUSINESS HAPPINESS “I love when we figure something out that has broad-reaching implications.”

BUSINESS SADNESS “When I’ve made a hiring mistake.”

BUSINESS FRUSTRATION “When commitments aren’t taken seriously.”

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT “I have a very even temperament. Victories, defeats and challenges tend to feel minor, even when they’re objectively a big deal. It might sound strange, but I’ve asked people around me to take note of our victories and make sure we celebrate.”


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