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?
The agency’s business was hobbled by sweeping top management changes and a loss of business especially from Covid-afflicted businesses, but by winning more business from star client Samsung and building three or four other pillars, it hopes to regain lost ground.
It was a tale of turbulence for M&C Saatchi in 2020, of plunging declines and rapid recoveries, that meant the agency network spent most of its time planning for normalcy rather than developing new products.
After 11 years, John leaves Iris, while Ng steps up from her previous role as head of talent. MD Richard Bleasdale is leaving TSLA after about 16 months.
Singapore’s supermarket chain puts out an idealistic ad about ‘values learned’ during the lockdown period. But part of the story is missing.
AGENCY REPORT CARD: See Iris' overall grade and our detailed report breaking down its 2019 performance in terms of leadership, creativity, innovation, business growth, and people/diversity initiatives.
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