Walk West announced today that Chris Austin has become a partner and has been promoted to Vice President, Marketing.
“We are excited to welcome Chris as a partner,” said Brian Onorio, CEO, President & Founder of Walk West. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team while his contributions have enabled our agency to grow and bolster our marketing depth. Having a seasoned veteran as the head of marketing helps us provide a world-class experience for our clients.”
Chris joined the Raleigh digital agency in February by way of Los Angeles, where he led marketing efforts in categories as diverse as tourism and fantasy sports. Over 15 years on the West Coast, Chris developed integrated marketing campaigns that were both revenue-generating and award-winning on behalf of brands like Norwegian Cruise Line, Pepperdine University, NBA.com, Crush, Disney, Care1st Health Plan, Catalina Island and many more.
“I’ve seen Walk West nearly double in size since I arrived here in February”, said Chris. “We’ve grown by virtually every measure – breadth of services, size of clients, headcount and revenue. I’m thrilled to become a partner at an organization with such amazing people and immense potential.”
Having served as a marketing director, account director, strategy lead, creative director and copywriter previously in his career, Chris has developed a unique ability to connect a brand to its audience across all marketing channels. At Walk West, he’ll serve a dual role in helping clients connect to their customers while promoting the agency in the community.