Chris can be best described as a chaotic genius with a side of awesome sauce. His marketing acumen is off the charts - he's simply one of the best in the industry. I've never met anyone before who so well understood the market and successful employed long tail strategies.
Chris is one of the most passionate game marketers that I've ever met. He is filled with creativity and importantly knows how to get the job done.
Chris is the most passionate person I have ever had the opportunity to work with. His experience, knowledge and love of the industry is second to none. His ideas are cutting edge and continue to push the game development team/project to new heights. He is a leader that inspires those around him off his energy and enthusiasm alone.
You will not find anyone else more committed, more enthusiastic, or determined to making your product better than Chris Ansell.
His incredibly positive and exciting manner and social nature make him a natural choice to lead any marketing team. He thinks outside the box and finds great solutions to roadblocks...and is always willing to listen to your ideas. I have incredible respect for Chris, he is so invested and cares deeply about his work.
You would benefit ten fold having Chris on your team. You would be foolish to turn him away’
They say the first 30 seconds of meeting someone sets an impression for life. I remember the first time I met Chris in a quasi interview for his executive position at Radical, and my first thought was 'wow, how do we snag this guy'. Chris is such a catch. His mind is always running at 110 gigahertz, he's way ahead of the pack in spotting trends, strategizing, seeing opportunities and openings, and along with all that, he's funny and fun to work with. From the high level of managing teams, to the micro hands on work he does, Chris is a superstar. Don't pass up the chance to work with him.
Chris Ansell is one of the most energized, enthusiastic and creative marketers/leaders I've had the pleasure to work along side in my tenured career doing PR in the video game industry.
Chris is simply the best marketing director I've ever known. A progressive thinker, always looking beyond the cutting edge, he exudes enthusiasm and optimism, enlisting his co-workers' best efforts through his innate soft skills. Definitely a must-have for any marketing department.
Chris did such an amazing job with the marketing for Prototype 2. I saw both fan and media's opinions change from indifference into P2 becoming on many most anticipated lists. He took the time with designers to understand what we were doing so he can show case it to best results.
Chris is a creative, passionate, outstanding and truly global entertainment marketing professional. Chris worked as a part of my team when we were building the interactive entertainment business for the Blizzard and Sierra brands in Australia, Japan, China, Korea and other key Asia markets. His ability to energise local country teams and develop unique and effective marketing solutions to some of the biggest opportunities and challenges in the region is outstanding. Having worked in Europe, Asia, USA and Canada, he is an exceptional custodian for any entertainment brand with serious global ambitions.
Chris is one the smartest and most savvy marketing and PR people I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. Not only does clearly know his chosen area of expertize inside out, he also approaches it with an immensely infectious energy and enthusiasm
Chris is also a great asset to any production team. His knowledge on a variety of game genres and his instincts on the ever changing market conditions helped shape some of what we added to the game.
Chris was a shining star at Activision/Radical. He is one in a million that you rarely come across in this industry or any industry for that matter. His passion, knowledge, dedication, and determination are truly special and infectious among peers. He is one of those guys that steps in any situation, any meeting, any environment good or bad and leaves everyone in his presence with awe and wanting to buy in and make something bigger and better.
Chris Ansell is one of the most knowledgableDirector's of Marketing in the gaming industry... He just get'sit !!!