2024 Creative LIAisons Coaches

Grant Hunter

Chief Creative Officer
, United Kingdom

Grant is the Iris Chief Creative Officer, creating socially driven brand experiences that people want to participate with.

During his time at Iris he has led the talented Iris teams on award-winning campaigns including Good Life 2030, Cop 26, No More Red, Starbucks What’s your name? (Winner of the C4 Diversity award, D&AD, Eurobest Glass, Clios), Samsung’s 4d VR A Moon For All Mankind experience (LIA, Cannes) Vertical Gig (Campaign Big), Formula e (Cannes, Clios), KFC’s Royal China Bucket (One Show) developed Johnnie Walker's F1 branded content series 'Step Inside The Circuit'(Spikes), the 'Force Of Black' platform for adidas' partnership with the All Blacks (One Show) and led the design team on the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Mascots. 

He is the co-author of Newsjacking published by Thames and Hudson and is a regular speaker and judge at creative industry events including D&AD (& Shift), Spikes, Eurobest, Clio Sports, LIA and Dubai Lynx. Grant sits on the Straight 8 film advisory board. He is also an active member of The Great Re-Set, the UK creative Industry initiative to promote sustainable living post Covid lockdown. 

Speaker at D&AD 23, Cannes 2018, Spikes Asia 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016, Social Media Week 2012 & 2013 in Singapore, Dubai Lynx 2014 and Mumbrella Sports Marketing Summit 2016 Sydney. SXSWi 2011& 2012 on the subject of Urgent Genius with Jon Burkhart. 

Judged: D&Ad commerce 23, Drum Roses 23, Campaign Purpose 2021, Creative Circle 2021, Clio Sports 2020, New York Festival Exec Jury 2020, D&AD Branded Content 2018, LIA Branded Content 2018. APAC EFFIES 2017 & 2018, Eurobest interactive, mobile, digi craft 2017, Creativepool top 100 influencers 2017. Adstars Korea 2015 & 2016. Spikes Asia Innovation 2015, Dubai Lynx Integrated, digital, promo 2015.

Iris London Creative Director for 4 years.

Co-Founded Premier League backed Fanatic Sports Marketing in 2003.

Founded White Matter creative consultancy in 2002 specialising in music and sports marketing.

Previous agencies Leo Burnetts, Melbourne; Maverick, Sydney; M&C Saatchi/LIDA; Arc/D'Arcy, IMP

Specialties: Making tea