Ian Millner

Ian Millner

Past Chairman of the Marketing Agencies Asociation at (MAA)
London, United Kingdom

About me

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

Positions

Past Chairman of the Marketing Agencies Asociation
(MAA)
2011 - Present (8 years 7 months)
CEO and Co-founder
iris Worldwide
1999 - Present (20 years 7 months)
In 1999 we got together to try to create a global marketing agency that does extraordinary things and that can be a real alternative to the advertising led 'super groups'
Global CEO & Co founder
London, United Kingdom
1999 - Present (20 years 7 months)
New Business Director
IMP Ltd (now Arc)
1997 - 1999 (2 years)
Practised the dark arts. Managed to be successful somehow....brought Philips, P&G, Fiat, Orange, Virgin Direct to the agency
Account Executive to Account Manager
IMP
Madrid, Spain
1993 - 1999 (6 years)
Made things happen for clients...across Umbro, UDV, Triumph, British Sugar, Ericsson.
New Business Director
London, United Kingdom
1993 - 1999 (6 years)
Practised the dark arts. Managed to be successful somehow....brought Philips, P&G, Fiat, Orange, Virgin Direct to the agency

Education

A 'desmond', Movement Science

A 'desmond', Movement Science

Trade Organizations

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