Chris Wallace joins AKQA as Client Partner of media in the San Francisco studio. Chris has 15 years’ experience in a variety of digital strategy and global client leadership roles focused on data-driven decision making, innovation and business transformation. He is a proven leader with a strong track record across diverse sectors; consumer packaged goods, retail, luxury, finance, insurance, healthcare, education, telecom and B2B.
Prior to joining AKQA, Chris held leadership positions for WPP in Chicago, London and San Francisco. He has spent the last six years working within the group where he earned his “WPP MBA” while working at Mindshare as Head of Digital for EMEA, Global Digital Lead on Unilever and Global Digital Lead on CHANEL.
On joining AKQA, Chris said “I’m excited to join the ranks of some of the most innovative minds in the industry within AKQA’s Media team. As the opportunities to bring media, data and creative closer together for our clients continues to grow, I look forward to working with an inspiring team to continue to shape this ever-evolving world through the lens of digital.”
Scott Symonds, AKQA Managing Director of Media said: “As we speed forward into a digital, mobile, and programmatic majority media world, we want to provide our client’s the best in strategy, leadership and communication. Chris’s history of delivering deep audience insights for his clients, leading account teams, offices, and global client relationships for top brands, gives him precisely the skillset that we are looking to future-proof our client team leadership.”