Spotlight on Iris Worldwide

Posted by Prospect‘s UK Team

We find out more about Iris Worldwide, the integrated agency with deep expertise in helping to turn brands into ‘Participation Brands’.

What is it?

iris is an innovative agency network with over 1000 people in 13 offices.  The London headquarters is 450 people including a dedicated ‘Culture’ team which incorporates PR, Influencers, Partnerships and Sports Marketing, amongst other things.  iris imaginatively occupies a large, 1970s building in London Bridge and has fashioned an inspiring creative working environment which is both quirky and exciting.  Recently part bought by the huge marketing group, Cheil, iris manages to retain it’s independent culture.

What does it do?

iris delivers an integrated experience for brands.  You could be working on both UK and global campaigns that would involve influencer relations, celebrity ambassador campaigns and large events as well as press office.  Most client programmes integrate across disciplines, and so could see you working closely with advertising, design, sponsorship, experiential and digital / social experts.

Clients?

Clients include a brilliant long-term portfolio such as MINI / BMW, Adidas, Speedo, BRITA, Wonderbra and Samsung.   Because of it’s long-standing relationships and large network, most new business is developed organically, meaning no cold calling.

What’s it like to work there?

Football on a Monday, yoga on a Tuesday, massages on a Friday, an in-house personal trainer, an on-site mini tennis court, organised socials, plus everyone works off a lap-top with the opportunity to work anywhere in the building.  All of these things are accessories to the cult of iris.  Plus, if you have the desire to develop your skills across other areas, the integrated focus allows you unique exposure to the wider marketing portfolio, as well as providing employees with huge opportunities to work on very high profile cultural campaigns across music, design, technology and general lifestyle.   Tempted?  You should be….

To find out more, visit:  www.iris-worldwide.com