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Topic: Iris Worldwide

What I Learned Judging the Innovation Lions, Where Actions Are the World's Best Ads

'Will it endure? Can it change lives?'

Cannes Lions was born out of the Cannes Film Festival in the 1950s. And so, unsurprisingly, its origins were in narrative filmmaking—it awarded good commercials. Billboards weren't added until nearly…

This Small Shop Uses a Precise Approach to Punch Above Its Weight

Iris Concise’s powerful parent gives it a full-service edge

Specs Who Director Mike Navarrete (l.) and global CEO and co-founder Benj Chilcott (r.) flank managing director Adam Abrahami What Global strategic consultancy Where New York True to its name, Concise—part of iris Worldwide—seeks…

Inside Philips' Lovely, Time-Traveling Stop-Motion Ad Showing How Lighting Has Changed

One family and 150 years in 85 seconds

IDEA: Still using that same old incandescent lightbulb that was invented in the 19th century? Get with the program, Luddite. That's the basic message, told more charmingly, of this expertly constructed…

Smirnoff Sponsors Formula One Team in Drive to Make Racing Less Elitist

Forget the yacht, just bring your good spirits

Smirnoff is getting in the driver’s seat with current No. 5 ranked Formula One team Sahara Force India to do away with the velvet rope around this exclusive form of…

4 Brands Unplugged for Earth Day to Brainstorm—Vote for Their Best Ideas

Choose between Philips, Reckitt Benckiser, Barclaycard, Coty

Ad agency Iris Worldwide yesterday invited clients to come to its downtown New York office to come up with marketing ideas the old-fashioned way—no Web, no email, no smartphone, no…

Johnnie Walker's Stunning Glass Car Reflects Human Fragility in Drunk-Driving PSA

Inside Iris' CGI spot

IDEA: It's a brutal irony of the automobile: Speed and power are its strengths, yet they combine to make its occupants ever more vulnerable. It's true of any driving, and…

Facebook Video Ads Could Bite Into Twitter's Social TV Dominance

Tube marketers may prefer auto-play's buzz to static units

Facebook’s auto-play video ads will certainly attract marketing niches that are already invested in online video—from entertainment (movies, particularly) to automotive to consumer-packaged goods to retail. But one of the…

Mini Cooper’s Brilliant Take on Horse Meat

Great tagline, lots of social buzz

Not every real-time marketing event—like Oreo’s now-famous Super Bowl blackout breakthrough—happens in an instant. Take Mini Cooper, whose marketing team saw a real-time opportunity unfold across several days—the week after…

Weather Channel Soaks People at Bus Shelters in Real Dick Move

New app, though, keeps you from getting wet

Marketers just won't let people waiting in bus shelters have any peace. Case in point: The Weather Channel and ad agency Iris recently tricked out one shelter with hidden sprinklers…

Meredith Goes Abroad

Martin Reidy Explains Iris Investment

Meredith Corp. has made yet another ad agency investment with a minority stake in Iris Worldwide, but unlike the company's earlier ventures, this one is notable for its international footprint. London-based…

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