The Futz Butler announces that Chris Dodd has joined the company as Head of New Business. Chris has vast experience on both sides of the creative table having worked for both Aardvark and 5A studios previously in business development and as a creative at a number of top International agencies.
Widnes-born and creatively bred in the wilds of London, 6ft 3″ Chris is a testimony in tattoos, rides a Harley and has a best friend called Dexter (he’s a dog by the way). He has a wonderfully eclectic appreciation of music, from hip hop, soul to classical (there are even unconfirmed rumours circulating that he has even been converted into a 2016 Belieber…)
Chris started planting his Southern roots at the infamous Watford course in art direction and copy writing and after graduating began at Iris, smashing through digital ideas for accounts for Sony Ericsson, Adidas, Think and a few other nuggets.
Following his passion for TV he struck out on his own armed with just a portfolio and worked freelance for the likes of JWT, Leo Burnett and DDB, before finally calling Ogilvy his full-time home, working and winning on Ford, Castrol and Hellman’s. With bags of awards and a creative thirst for more, Chris left to become a self-taught photographer and soon earned commissioned work shooting the likes of Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and a mass of other talent. The natural progression for Chris lead him into directing, forming one half of directing duo Good Boy Wolf, his film work being gritty, edgy and ‘twisty’ in both documentary and commercial formats.
When The Futz Butler began recruiting for the role, they were looking not only for someone exceptionally well-versed in the idiosyncracies of the many-varied fields they have their dirty little fingers in, but equally someone who understands and effuses their same passion for creativity, innovation and of course, attention to detail. Chris has this in spades. He has a can-do attitude at heart and is incredibly resourceful. He knows the industries inside and out, and most importantly understands creative needs (after all he used to be one).