Chris Kyriakos

Chris Kyriakos

Head of Production at phenomenon
Los Angeles, United States

About me

Chris Kyriakos has 15 years of experience working with top ad agencies, and has produced award-winning integrated campaigns including Burger King’s "Whopper Freak Out" and Microsoft’s "I’m a PC". His work has been the recipient of Cannes Titanium, Integrated, Cyber, Film and Ambient Lions, AICP Next Awards, Clio Integrated Campaign and Interactive Branded Content, to note a few.

Chris started Octopus of Mind in June 2012 as an integrated production partner for ad agencies, production companies, start-ups and new media companies on a creative project basis. In addition, Chris continues to freelance for various agencies including 72andSunny, Digitas, and TBWA\Chiat\Day.

Prior to starting Octopus of Mind, Chris served as VP, Executive Integrated Producer at Crispin Porter + Bogusky for a number of years, where he led and managed integrated staff for clients including Burger King and Microsoft on a global scale.



Head of Production
Los Angeles, United States
August 2016 - Present (4 years 10 months)
Founder, Executive Integrated Producer
Octopus Of Mind LLC
June 2012 - July 2016 (4 years 1 month)
Octopus of Mind is a hybrid integrated media entity. Our first project, a non-traditional collaboration with Alex Bogusky on the global brand repositioning of SodaStream, including Super Bowl XLVII advertising. Spots include SodaStream "Effect" and "Gamechanger".

Partnered with Grenadier on their first Integrated Campaign.
Consulted on Integration at Wexley School For Girls.
Partnered with Alex Bogusky and Humanaut on SodaStream Super Bowl Production with Scarlett Johansson.
Freelance with various agencies including 72andSunny, DigitasLBI, Victors and Spoils and TBWA\Chiat\Day.
Executive Integrated Producer- Freelance
San Francisco, United States
March 2016 - May 2016 (2 months)
eBay Brand Campaign
Senior Integrated Producer-Freelance
Los Angeles, United States
October 2015 - February 2016 (4 months)
Working on bringing the Olympics to Los Angeles. #FollowTheSun #LA2024

Target Holiday-
Interactive Storybook
Freelance Senior Producer
Los Angeles, United States
May 2015 - July 2015 (2 months)
\\\Adidas Global Football
Executive Integrated Producer-Freelance
Los Angeles, United States
November 2014 - March 2015 (4 months)
-Oversaw Integrated Film and Digital efforts on the Airbnb account.

-Executive Produced/Produced #OneLessStranger Global Social Campaign.
"Participants touched by the #OneLessStranger campaign take the risk, survive it and often walk
away elated and more importantly, empowered."
Fast Company
Consulting Head of Integrated Production
Boulder, United States
January 2013 - January 2014 (1 year)
VP Executive Integrated Producer
Santa Monica, United States
November 2007 - January 2012 (4 years 2 months)
Digital & Interactive Production Highlights Include:
-Burger King:
Whopper Freakout- This production included an award winning 8 Minute Online Documentary.
Huckin’ Chicken- Included a micrsosite called The more hits the site received,
the more videos of stunts revealed, culminating with the worlds longest motorcycle jump by a man in
a chicken suit.
I’m A PC- Campaign included user generated videos of people all over the world proclaiming their allegiance to PC's
-Internet Explorer 8-
Online Scams Taken Offline- Included an award winning Online Documentary.
Meet the Volkswagens -Campaign included a Facebook App that matched users with the right car model based on data from their profiles.

Integrated Production Highlights Include:
-Burger King: Whopper Freakout, NASCAR Stuff of Legend’s, Huckin’ Chicken,
-Microsoft: I’m A PC, My Idea Campaign-Real People, Focus Groups,5 Countries.
PC Pop Up Store.
-Internet Explorer 8- Online Scams Taken Offline.
-Alliance For Climate Protection-Clean Coal: Directed by The Coen Brothers
-Volkswagen -Meet the Volkswagens
-Truth - Whudafuxup ?
-Sprite Sublymonal-with Lebron James

Designated Account Head & Management Experience:
-Lead & managed Microsoft, Windows Phones, Internet Explorer, Bing, Burger King, Coke Zero & Domino's Pizza accounts.
-Managed client, production team, and creative technology group on Microsoft Global Multi-Product Holiday Campaign from pitch to execution for 35 countries.
-Involved in integrated department operations.
-Provided leadership and mentoring for producers at every level.
-Conducted performance reviews for staff producers.
-Planned and executed Integrated Department presentations, including case studies for Interactive and Broadcast projects, with an emphasis on cross department exposure and synergy.
-Coordinated staffing needs.
Senior Integrated Producer
Santa Monica, United States
November 2005 - November 2007 (2 years)
New York, United States
October 2002 - October 2005 (3 years)
-Managed all aspects of commercial production from inception to delivery of final master.
-Worked closely with creative, content teams and clients to produce projects on budget and on schedule
-Bid and supervised all post production for commercial projects including editorial, music, sound design, telecine, CG and online finishing.
Assistant Producer
Foote, Cone & Belding
September 2000 - October 2002 (2 years 1 month)
Production Coordinator
Foote, Cone & Belding
September 1998 - September 2000 (2 years)
Head of Production
Venice, United States
Boston, United States
Santa Monica, United States



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