Chris Pirillo is a personality in whom tech enthusiasts trust to answer questions and lead discussions. From his self-inspired cartoon logo to his real face on national TV, Chris’s ongoing efforts have provided timely, accurate, and reliable information to the mass market. With more people getting connected to the Internet, and an ever-increasing proliferation of decentralized media and self-controlled news sources (e.g., blogs), Chris strives to remain relevant.
In 1996, Chris Pirillo launched Lockergnome.com, intent on delivering personality-infused tech answers to his audience. In 1998, he authored the authoritative book on e-mail publishing – further establishing himself as a thought leader. WHO AM 1040, a popular Midwest talk radio station, invited him to start hosting a weekly “tech show” broadcast in early 2000. His presence was ultimately noticed by both talent and executive producers at the television station, TechTV. He moved from the middle of Iowa to San Francisco in 2001, and began hosting “Call for Help” for them – driving a live, interactive program that focused on solving common technology frustrations.
With a greater understanding of production and entertainment values, as well as a strong feel for (and connection with) his media audience, Chris left the network shortly before it was absorbed by G4. Throughout his time at TechTV, his independent businesses continued to flourish. Leading sponsors like Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, AMD, GoDaddy, GoToMeeting, PayPal, and others have continually recognized the value of being placed in front of influencers from across the globe.
Chris has consistently expressed his convictions outright, supplying practical information to targeted audiences: IT professionals, Web developers, small business owners, technology consumers, et al. He remains a passionate personality in the tech community-at-large, having become the #1 “chris” on Google and often being asked to sit on various advisory boards.
His approachability, undeniable spirit, and candor have drawn hundreds of thousands of persons to follow him and his recommendations. Without feeling that someone is on their side, customer frustrations will eventually lead to permanent disillusionment.
Chris understands that valid communication is fostered through interpersonal connections. After all, people always trust people more than they trust companies. As such, he is ready to leverage his skills, connections, and widespread recognition to help give sponsors a friendlier face. He is never short of ideas.
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