As the We Are Unicorns herd continues to grow and evolve, we get excited about sharing some new faces. Joining the team as a Senior Strategist, Chris Dickerson recently spent his time at Hammerquist Studios working as a Project Manager and Account Manager. Less of a new face than a new acquisition, Chris has spent plenty of time around the Unicorn family over the years and is a familiar figure in the industry. In order to get to know him a little better, we sat down with WAU Founder, Molly Hawkins, and Chris separately to find out what they are most excited about, what skills Chris is bringing to the table, and what single food he’d choose to eat for the rest of his life.
Chris, who are you and where did you come from?
As a small boy, I grew up in the quaint maritime village of Edmonds, Washington, and grew up to become the Senior Strategist and Partner at We Are Unicorns. Most recently, I worked for Hammerquist Studios / Cole & Weber as a Project Manager/Account Manager/Producer (we wore all hats), focusing mainly on Hydro Flask and Sage Fly Fishing (Agency of Record for both). Before that, I was the Customer Retention Manager at evo.com, as well as at Zumiez, ramping up their e-commerce platform and store/site/email marketing integration.
Molly, since each Unicorn is unique and special like a snowflake, why are you excited about adding Chris Dickerson to the team?
Not only does Chris have an infectious smile and great attitude, I constantly see how that carries forward into his work and enthusiasm for marketing. I could walk down the street any day of the week and find a brilliant marketer, but it’s almost more important for me to align with individuals who I want to spend a hell of a lot of time with. Because I love my work and it’s basically my only hobby right now. Chris seems to fit that bill.
Chris, it sounds like you’ve worked with some pretty big names, how do you think your past experience will be relevant to WAU?
Having worked for so many brands in a variety of businesses, small and large, as well as on the agency side, I have the unique position of having sat on both sides of the table and have been fortunate enough to learn from a ton of awesome people.
Molly, how do you think Chris’ skill set will apply to what WAU has got going on already?
Chris is now officially the oldest employee at WAU. That means he’s wiser, super smart and never wrong. Less pressure on me, I suppose!
What will be Chris’ role at WAU and who can look forward to hearing from him via email or seeing him in person?
As a Senior Strategist, Chris will have his fingers in nearly every cookie jar. Though working with our internal team to develop campaigns and strategy, he will work directly with a handful of clients, as well along side me on business development.
Chris, what are you most excited about digging into at WAU?
Coming into such a passionate group and unique agency. The collection of people at WAU and clients they work with adds a special spice that is rare to find.
Molly, if Chris could only eat one food for the rest of his life, what do you think he’d choose, and why?
Clif Bars. They have a long shelf life, they’re compact, efficient...just like Chris.
Chris, if you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? BTW, Molly thought you’d pick Clif Bars.
Pizza. My great grand parents were Sicilian. My blood is, in fact, pizza sauce.
We're sure you'll be seeing more of Chris in the future as he begins to take the reigns around here.