Chris Neary is a Brand Strategist. He owns and operates FRANK Advertising Agency in Vancouver Canada. Chris works with companies to create strong brands and helps them translate those brands into meaningful experiences for customers.
I've built marketing plans for corporations and start-ups alike. Creative and fiscally responsive marketing is key to any company. So too is leadership and team development.
I was the Marketing Communications Director that led the team who built the TELUS brand. I've also worked on large brands like Virgin, Telus, Intel, Compaq, GlaxoSmithKline, Coastal Contacts, Canpages, Saputo and Yokahama.
Not everyone can generate good ideas as they require abstract thought and alternate understanding of concepts. Whether you need creative brainstorming or just 'the answer'... I'm sure I can help.
Translating brand strategy into visual assets has been a core aspect of my career. I have a design degree and experience as a Creative Director in a large London Based Agency (Agency.com).
Achieving differentiation and truly representing your positioning strategy through a name is tougher than it looks. I've done a fair few and can walk you through the process. It works. You still need creative flair, but the process works.
“Chris is able to take creative concepts and translate them into marketing campaigns that achieve superior ROI for his clients. His edgy approach allows his marketing messages to stand out and get noticed amongst the thousands of ads we see every day. Chris’s business philosophy is a real “win win” for all parties involved. We look forward to working with Chris again!”
Chris was instrumental in helping our 50 year old family business capture its identity on paper. He followed that up by helping us define our values, mission statement, and overall look and feel. Anyone looking for creative and elegant branding work would benefit from working with Chris.
Chris really knows how to bring the best out in his team and, using a fun, logical and sensible practice, he can whip a team into a creative frenzy with seemingly little effort.
A very popular artisan, Chris has experience beyond his years and I have never seen him lose his cool, even when being driven half-mad in tough project situations.
When I next have a need for a Chris Neary - I'll be sure to hire this particular Chris Neary; as, from my experience, he's quite unique.
I have had the opportunity to work with Chris on numerous occasions, and I have always been impressed by his skills in strategy and execution of highly creative, disruptive and compelling ideas. Chris' approach to communications often uses real language and experiences - cutting through the marketing fluff and jargon - to connect with his client's target audiences on a deeper level. This approach is very successful, as is evidenced by his portfolio and results that his work has driven.
Full of energy, extremely creative and always thinking out of the box - Chris was excellent to work alongside. Would recommend Chris if you're looking to change the way you do things and want to experience results
I had the distinct pleasure of working with Chris launching an Environmental Services website back in 2008. I was providing content, he was providing structure, and flair.
Chris made a strong impression on me, as a creative, as an entrepreneur, and as a gentleman. There are some people out there in the world that are clearly doing great work. He is one of them. If you are looking for top-flite marketing strategist & implementer, Chris is your man.
Chris is a bright "FRANK" marketing professional who knows how to leverage a variety of resources to deliver successful outcomes for his clients. He always brings a wealth of insight, ideas, and “out of the box” thinking to our projects, and he has a unique knack for asking thought-provoking questions that take the project/meeting to another level. Chris is a pleasure to work with and I look forward to a continued long term relationship. I consider Chris a valued strategist and creative partner, and I recommend him personally and professionally with full confidence.
I engaged Chris to work on developing our (then) fledgling business. A really excellent communicator and fully accountable with a depth of experience that helped us to make the right decisions going forward. I have no hesitation in recommending him accordingly.
I've known Chris since his days in Marketing at TELUS. Creative, sharp marketing mind. We used FRANK for multiple projects in the past and were very happy with the results. Highly recommended.
Regardless of what your expecting - Chris will always surprise and delight. 9 times out of 10 in a good way that is. Watch out for that 10th time though - it might make you feel rather uncomfortable.
Chris and I worked together on a nation wide campaign for biolytical, a company that manufactures 60 second HIV tests. His work in the planning and execution of the creative collateral and the event management was superb. Easy to work with and fun, I would recommend Chris for anyone looking for a creative, fast paced communications expert.