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Ian Millner is the Chief Executive of Iris Worldwide and a founding partner of the agency. Back in 1999, Ian Millner, along with Stewart Shanley set up Iris with the idea becoming a real alternative to the large and traditional advertising led global networks. Fourteen years later Iris has started to emerge as the leading independent agency network with around 1000 people all over the world around including; London, Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne Delhi, Shanghai, New York, Miami, Mexico City, Atlanta and Amsterdam. Iris works with global clients such as Sony, Adidas, Shell, MINI, Unilever, Heineken, VW and Philips across an increasingly diverse range of disciplines such as; branding, CRM, PR, advertising, digital, retail, experiential, branded content, sponsorship, sales promotion, management consulting and research. Before setting up Iris, Ian Millner held the role of New Business Director at IMP (now called Arc), one of the UK’s leading below-the-line agencies. As New Business Director, Ian Millner played a fundamental role in the agency’s growth by securing several high profile new business wins, including Philips, Procter & Gamble, Fiat, Orange and Virgin Direct. Today, Ian Millner continues to lead the charge at Iris HQ in London and is the Chairman of the Marketing Agencies
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Recently ranked in Business Insider’s Top 20 Most Creative People in Advertising, Shaun leads iris’s global creative output. He has been richly awarded across every discipline – his current tally exceed 180 trophies. His recent international work includes brands as diverse as Guinness, adidas, Jeep and MINI.
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Mike brings 15+ years experience to iris, with career nods including the iconic brand launch of Toyota Prius and the pivotal brand revival of Volvo. He hails most recently from Grey NY, where he was Global Planning Director on Volvo, contributing to the marketing initiatives that led to a Grand Prix at Cannes, and a major shift in the brand’s market success. At iris, Mike works across the New York, Atlanta, Chicago and Sao Paulo offices, overseeing the strategy and planning teams and leveraging the agency’s experiential, digital, CRM, social and content expertise across all client business.
Prior to Grey, Mike was VP, Strategic Planning Director at Innocean on Hyundai and See’s Candies. He has also held strategy and new business roles at The Garage Team Mazda/WPP and Saatchi & Saatchi LA.
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I lead teams of talented individuals to help brands and consumers to connect with each other in a mutually beneficial way. Brands have massive power as cultural assets and through inventing and re-inventing themselves in collaboration with their consumers, they can play a really meaningful role in peoples lives and justifiably command a disproportionately high share of the market. Here at iris, we call it Participation Branding. In 2007 I moved to the U.S. to join what would become iris Worldwide's first international office in New York, tasked with helping to grow a multi-client agency ripe to compete with others in the market. Since then we have expanded our network to across the Americas and have had the pleasure of working with a wonderful group of clients over the years in Coty, Philips, Yahoo, Diageo, Barclaycard and Reckitt Benckiser, to name a few. I've also got a bit of a 'bee in my bonnet' about the fact that brands can (and should) use their power for social good more often. To me, all brands should be able to invest in socially positive marketing or product initiatives in a way that drives both society and their business forward at the same time.
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