Chris is a failed DJ and musician turned dyed-in-the-wool techie, who inadvertently started a modestly successful marketing consultancy.
After a career spent making the bits and bytes of networking technologies interesting and relevant to people, he decided to go it alone and help other people make their businesses interesting and relevant. The aim of Plain Advice, the modestly successful marketing consultancy, was to offer plain advice to small, local businesses. That’s still the aim. The actual result, though, is that Chris works with the likes of Vodafone and Motorola, HP and IBM, trying to get them to talk to their customers in common sense terms. It’s not always easy.
irkafirka was Chris’ idea, fuelled by a need for something other than common sense and a strong belief in Nick’s abilities. While Nick does the pictures, Chris is largely responsible for the ‘voice’. The hastily cobbled together websites and hamfisted mobile apps are his fault. As are the typo-laden twitter updates.
Chris lives just outside Breffield (or is it Shistol) with his wife, two kids,
two three dogs (sheesh!) and a rhubarb forcer.