NAME: Chris Hill
COMPANY: Smallball Media
TITLE: Chief Operations Officer
WHY DID YOU JOIN/RENEW AT AMA?
I really enjoy the AMA community and the opportunities to learn and expand my marketing knowledge that come with being a part of it.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A MEMBER?
This will be my second year as an official member. Unofficially, I’ve been involved on and off since college.
WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO GET OUT OF YOUR AMA KNOXVILLE MEMBERSHIP?
In addition to continued learning, I hope to continue to grow existing AMA relationships and make some new friends through AMA in the coming year.
WHAT DOES YOUR COMPANY DO BEST?
We make shareable content for messaging apps, or, to put it simply, we make stickers, emojis, gifs, and apps.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TYPE OF CLIENT?
I love clients that bring a creative challenge to the table.
WHY DO YOU LIKE WORKING THERE?
Working in a startup is its own ongoing creative challenge. Each day can look drastically different, and there’s always a new opportunity around the bend.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THAT JOB?
About a year and three months.
WHAT DO YOU FIND BEST ABOUT DOING BUSINESS IN KNOXVILLE?
It’s a big city, but everyone seems to know each other or be just one degree separated. And growing any business is about who you know.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PAST TIME?
That’s a though one. I really enjoy creative projects. Depending on the time of year, you can find me doing anything from costuming to photography to podcasting. On the less-creative side, I enjoy playing Xbox with my friends online.
DO YOU READ, WATCH MOVIES OR TV, AND IF SO WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITES?
Fantasy: The Lord of the Rings
Fiction: The Shadow of the Wind
Non-Fiction: Good Strategy / Bad Strategy: The difference and why it matters
Movies: Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and Brick
TV: Arrested Development, The Office, Parks & Rec, Better Call Saul, Top Gear, and The Grand Tour