Iris CMO Christine Mills exits, agency wins Starbucks
Iris has won the digital and social account for Starbucks across the APAC region as it announces it will introduce a new logo and propositioning in 2018. All offices within the Iris network will work with the new branding, existing brands will be streamlined to offer more clarity of service to clients and acquired companies within its network will rebrand to fully sit within the agency’s ecosystem. In other Iris news, chief marketing officer APAC Christine Mills is set to exit the agency after seven years working across London, Asia and Australia. Mills has a brief break from Iris in 2015 to step up as temporary marketing manager at Samsung, one of Iris' clients, before returning to the agency. Her exit comes shortly after the departure of group account director Callum Walker. She is yet to announce her next role but AdNews understands she is remaining in adland.
303 MullenLowe bolsters leadership
303 MullenLowe expanded its executive team with the appointment of Lee Robson as managing partner of communications. With an extensive background in PR and publicity both in-house at and in various global agencies, Robson’s remit will include up-weighting 303 MullenLowe’s integrated communications function across PR, social and experiential. Robson joins 303 MullenLowe from Fox Sports, where as head of publicity he oversaw the PR launch for Fox League.
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