A Day in the life of Chris Hancox

Name: Chris Hancox
Company: Comedy Central
Job title: VP Marketing and Creative Services
What keeps you busy all day? My hard working team

Name: Chris Hancox

Company: Comedy Central

Job title: VP Marketing and Creative Services

What keeps you busy all day? My hard working team.

What keeps you awake at night? Chronic Hayfever.

Describe your working day: Pick up a light saber and pretend to be Darth Vader with my four year old son – watch a bit of last night’s TV or read The Sun on my long commute to work- have a creative meeting in the morning- write a few emails – go for a six mile run in Regent’s Park (honest) – Have a marketing meeting and talk with agencies in the afternoon-approve costs, press releases and creative scripts-Leave at 6.30pm and play PSP or watch a movie on the way home.

What’s your busiest time of day? 7am – 8am getting me and my three kids ready for the day.

What brands/accounts have you worked on? Yorkshire TV, UK Gold, Discovery, Bravo, Living, Paramount Comedy.

Best day at work: Meeting Lamps (Frank Lampard) at an Equinox cricket day, er I mean getting 400,000 viewers for brand new Two and a Half Men.

Worst day at work: Being Dom Joly’s PA. I used to sit at the desk next to him when he worked for Paramount Comedy and had to answer his phone!

Name one thing you’ve achieved that has made your bosses sit up and take

notice: Getting campaigns to work no matter what the budget.

Ambitions: To make Comedy Central famous in the UK.

Advice to other rising stars: Work hard and be patient.

Quote from the boss: “Chris combines the expertise of an industry veteran with the passion of a new graduate.” Jill Offman, MD Comedy Central.

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