Ben Essen, Iris

Chief Strategy Officer Email Ben Essen, Iris


As Chief Strategy Officer, Ben has been at the forefront of Iris’ Participation Brand building work over the past 10 years, producing award-winning work for Samsung, adidas and Pizza Hut. Ben spent two years in the USA providing strategic direction for Coke and Reckitt Benckiser and has since helped build Iris London’s strategy unit to over 50 planners, strategists and analysts. Ben is a regular speaker at Adweek, SXSW and Cannes on topics around creativity, culture and progressive branding and was awarded the Admap prize in 2015 for his thinking on data and creativity.

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We need to stop fixating on the tip of the iceberg and understand the power of creativity below the brand’s surface. Because often it’s the invisible interventions and minutiae of creative craft that make the biggest difference.

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