Staff Reporters
Feb 10, 2021

As the pandemic bites, Iris’ vision blurs

AGENCY REPORT CARD: As a small agency in a consolidating market, Iris already has the odds stacked against it. With top management flux and several business losses, can Iris keep its focus and thrive despite its lack of heft?

As the pandemic bites, Iris’ vision blurs

It was a hectic 2020 for the top management at Iris. Even as the creative shop did strong work for the like of Singapore’s NTUC FairPrice, as well as brands such as Philips and Samsung, it was hit hard by the pandemic. Experiential and sports clients cut back, and Diageo in Indonesia and hospitality giant IHG also cut adspend to cope with the pandemic. Rather than try to focus on one or two specialisations, the agency spread itself out—it lists a full 28 specialisations—as it sought to go after new business. Has the agency spread itself too thin?

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