Small Agency of the Year, 76-150 Employees, Silver: ISL
As it expanded from 50 full-time employees to 82 in the past year, ISL has accomplished a lot more than graduating from founder and CEO Peter Corbett's apartment in Washington, D.C. Two campaigns it worked on -- the launch of NBC Universal's "Mr. Robot" and Lockheed Martin's "Field Trip to Mars" -- collectively took home 20 Cannes Lions last month. For NBC Universal, ISL created an innovative "debt deletion" campaign by which viewers watched a three-day live-stream of a hacker making PayPal Users' debt (sums ranging from $20 to $5,000) disappear. Other ISL clients include Kroger, Dramamine and PediaCare.