Score (self-awarded): 8
Number of staff: 400 in Europe
New business / billings: Not Supplied
Summary of the year so far: "After our best year to date in 2013, we started 2014 like we meant to go on, with Samsung consolidating its UK business into iris.
Since then we’ve been appointed by Guinness, Club Wembley, J&B (as a result of our growing relationship with Diageo globally), Nescafe and Sol – in addition to developing new campaigns for our existing clients including Britvic, Mini, Domino’s, Philips, Adidas and Barclays.
We expanded our global footprint with the launch of three new offices in Munich, Chicago and Sao Paulo, following the acquisition of local market leaders Pepper Global and Router – taking us to 17 offices worldwide.
We’ve hauled in 20 awards this year, from Cannes Lions to MAA Agency of the Year, made Squash’d in space with Oscar winners Framestore, created a match in heaven between Domino’s and Tinder, supported Adidas in Brazil to become the most talked about brand at the World Cup – and much more.
Our rapidly expanding team in London continues to go from strength to strength – as Chris Baylis joined at the beginning of the year from Tribal DDB, Max Wright as planning director from Kindred and more recently, Leila Bartlam as Head of TV, Film and Content from Havas Worldwide."
Awards won so far in 2014:
The One Show Interactive Awards
Cannes Media Lions
Bronze x 2
MAA Best Awards
Agency of the Year
Best Youth Initiative
Best International Campaign
Best Shopper-led Marketing Campaign
Best Digital Innovation
Best Creative Sales Promotion
Gold for Branding & Identity, Marketing to Youth
Gold for Digital Campaign
UK Sponsorship Awards
Sponsorship of the year
Sports sponsorship over £2m
Sports Industry Awards
Best sponsorship of a team or individual
Silver for Social Strategy
Gold for Sales Promotion
PR Week Global Awards
Consumer Launch of the Year
Pick of the Year: Beats by Dr Dre, "the game before the game" by R/GA
Turkey of the Year: Cadillac "poolside" by Rogue