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iris Appoints John Grant as Chief Strategy Officer

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Author and co-founder of St Luke’s will lead strategy on the global Samsung business

iris Appoints John Grant as Chief Strategy Officer

iris has appointed John Grant as Chief Strategy Officer for its global Samsung business. 

Grant, who in a career spanning 30 years has won the IPA effectiveness Grand Prix, co-founded St Luke’s and written best-selling business books (with a 7th book out later this year) has worked with iris on a consultancy basis for 14 years. 

On his new appointment, John Grant said: “After the longest courtship in agency history, iris and I finally decided to become an item. It’s any strategist’s dream job - an amazing opportunity to help iris trailblaze with their relentlessly innovative and ambitious global Samsung client. And builds on the personal friendships and professional rapport forged through over a decade of pitching, planning and plotting futures together.”

In the newly created role, Grant will dedicate his time mainly to creating and converting high impact global opportunities for Samsung – and collaborate with leading iris planning teams around the world to be the catalyst for breakthrough thinking across APAC, Europe and Americas. 

Sam Noble, Co-Founder & Deputy CEO, commented: “John’s track record in brand innovation and transformative strategic thinking is second to none and he's been a valued collaborator with the agency for many years. We’re delighted that he wants to focus on helping both iris and Samsung to become the most inspiring, exciting and innovative businesses we can be.”

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Iris, Tue, 31 Jan 2017 11:40:12 GMT