Cross-channel. Mobile Communities. Augmented Reality. Ubiquitous computing. Amongst the buzz we are seeing evidence that all media is getting ready for a digital hyper-drive, fuelled by consumer desire for entertainment-on-demand and always-on-communication. Hidden within this emerging world is the utopian promise of addressable advertising – across all media. Yet set against a backdrop of big brands trending to bring elements of control in-house, Dean Donaldson, Director of Digital Experience at Eyeblaster asks ‘is media technology really set for where next or does reality reveal we are locked in the past?’ and challenges the notion of the purely digital agency.