Christopher Owens: Brand Planning Director
Christopher was born and raised in and around Columbus, Ohio. After college, he hit the road playing drums in a ska band. Who wouldn’t?
After four years with the band, he discovered the world of advertising. During the 1990s, he cut his teeth strategizing for first-wave dot-com brands before being accepted into the renowned Miami Ad School Account Planning Boot Camp. Since he joined The Richards Group in 2000, his award-winning strategic efforts have helped guide a broad range of brands including The Home Depot, GameStop, TGI Fridays, MetroPCS, Sub-Zero, and Wolf.
When he’s not helping parent two daughters, he spends his fleeting free time as an overbooked educator, lecturing around the country on advertising research and brand planning for SMU, VCU, and 4A’s. He’s most proud of becoming the first Miami Ad School Boot Camp grad to ever be invited back to teach as faculty, an annual role he’s taken on since 2007.