Founder & CEO

Chris Gorell Barnes

Chris, a former ad executive, founded the agency in early 2008 when he saw an opportunity in a new era of marketing, where every brand can be a publisher or broadcaster in their own right. Chris is a high profile entrepreneur, at the forefront of new media content and technology. He is an expert in helping clients navigate the new marketing landscape and transform their marketing operations to help them improve business performance.

Chris cares passionately about oceans and marine conservation. He was an Executive Producer for first of its kind documentary THE END OF THE LINE , heralded as one of the most successful documentaries at bringing about social and behavioural change. Following its success, he co-founded the BLUE MARINE FOUNDATION, a new kind of charity dedicated to creating marine reserves and establishing sustainable models of fishing. Since its inception, Blue has achieved a huge amount of impactful ocean conservation, including catalysing the creation of the world’s largest marine reserve and has protected over 4.5m sq km of ocean.

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