For some, it may be hard to imagine that those of us working here at Callis have a life outside of work. After all, we eat and breathe Callis. (As a side note, we also know what to say to keep the boss happy.) But the truth of it is that there are many different personalities and faces that collaborate daily within the walls of our agency. For the next couple of months we are going to provide a brief insight into the minds that work and “live” here.
Chris Young, a.k.a “The Addicted One”
As Interactive Director at Callis, Chris’s responsibilities include overseeing web site development and management, e-commerce implementation, search engine optimization, pay-per-click, Internet advertising and social network integration. He also supports sales and execution of interactive marketing projects within the agency. Prior to joining Callis, Chris was the managing partner at an Internet services company. He has 20+ years of experience in Information Technology and Internet marketing.
It didn’t take long for us all to catch on that Chris has a few addictions in life. The most noticeable one is his infatuation with Diet Coke. Breakfast, check; Lunch, check; Snack, check; Dinner, check! If only his dependence on this product was enough to land him a life-time supply! His second addiction qualifies as somewhat of an obsession; Disney World. This is by far Chris’ favorite vacation destination for the Young family. In October of last year, Chris took his love of Disney to Facebook. After realizing his family’s favorite Disney greeter was retiring, he organized a fan page on the social media site to encourage fans to join and spread the word to generate 1,000 fans by the greeter’s retirement date. The word spread like wildfire and not only did the fan site exceed its goal, Disney took notice and began using social media to recognize other employees, by creating cast member profiles. (At least Chris is taking credit for this). This is proof that not all obsessions or addictions are a bad thing!
When it comes to both his work and home life, Chris is outnumbered in the male to female ratio. After a long day in the office where females also outnumber males, he then heads home to his wife and two young daughters. Chris is also an active member of Rotary and he and his family have enjoyed hosting their third exchange student via the Rotary Youth Exchange. Beyond family and work, Chris’ interests include technology, reality television, singing, piano, 20th century jazz, pop, and rock. He truly is one talented and versatile individual!
Stay tuned as next week we will dish on another face of Callis. Hint: This Account Executive is one energetic, happily married, working mother.