This year has been a whirlwind at Arke and we’ve grown tremendously. But, even as the year draws to a close, our team continues to grow. Now, it’s time to say hello to our new Account Director, Chris McNair, who we’re sure you’ll see more of in the New Year! Keep reading to find out more about Chris and his role at Arke.
Welcome Chris, tell us a bit about yourself
Hey, I’m Chris. Originally from Hitchin in Hertfordshire, I moved to Brighton in the summer of 2009 (I can’t believe it’s been so long) and never left! After university, I started working in campaign delivery & success and haven’t looked back. Since, I’ve worked for over 13 years on the publisher side and now I’m at Arke I can’t wait to get stuck into the agency world of account management.
Can you tell us some fun facts about you?
My dad used to be a pilot, and in my early twenties he taught me and my brother how to successfully land commercial aircraft. Although, I’m not sure I would trust my skills these days!
I love running and last year I set myself the target of running the distance of Land’s End to John O’Groats and I smashed it! Next year, I’m looking forward to running my first ultra marathon – I’ve just got to start training for it again in the New Year after I’ve recovered from eating all the festive foods!
I also enjoy brewing my own beer and can’t wait for the day I have the space to have my own all grain brewing setup – watch this space!
What are your goals at Arke?
First things first, I need to get my head around all the projects, processes and people. I’m a details person and always want to know the ins and outs. I ask a lot of questions, so I’ll be leaning on my wonderful colleages in the Account Management team at first! I can’t wait to meet all of our clients, build our relationship and understand what they’re hoping to achieve next year with Arke.
Next up I’ll be looking to get involved in driving the successes of our current client base, helping to manage the great relationships the team has built and supporting their campaigns.
In time I look forward to representing Arke out and about, connecting organisations’ challenges to our expert offerings. I’m excited to take brands from early stages to a multi-year relationships, building strong partnerships as I know that’s what Arke do best!
I’m also quite a reflective person, so a big goal for me is to look back in three, six and 12 months and see the real growth and progress, both in myself and Arke. I’ll be working with my team to put these reflections to good use, making improvements to our accounts processes for even better client-agency relationships.
Thanks Chris! Is there anything else you want to add?
I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. 2023 is going to be a great year and I can’t wait to meet you all! 😊