A highly accomplished Director and Music Supervisor, Clark comes to Squeak E. Clean following 11 years as global music lead at Leo Burnett Chicago. Clark will leverage his expertise spanning original music production, music strategy, artist partnerships, deal negotiation and licensing to facilitate new creative collaborations between clients and Squeak E. Clean Studios’ slate of award-winning composers, sound designers and more.
Clark has secured track placements in content for top brands including Samsung, Nintendo, MillerCoors, P&G, McDonald’s, Allstate, Esurance and many others.
“We couldn’t be more excited to grow our Chicago studio and presence with Chris at the helm. The rock solid team we’ve got in place to support him creatively is stronger than it’s ever been, and he’s gonna hit the ground running alongside our team of Justin Hori (CD), Julie Nichols (Sr. Composer) and Surachai (Lead Sound Engineer),” notes Hamish Macdonald, Managing Director, Squeak E. Clean Studios.
“Chris truly understands and respects the trajectory and culture of our company as a former client; his exceptional abilities and experience will only continue to heighten Squeak E Clean’s offering to our clients. Tis truly an exciting time in the Midwest”
“At a time where audio is truly coming back to the forefront of marketing strategies for brands and CMOs, it’s a perfect point to pivot from the agency side to join what I consider one of the most innovative music companies in our space,” adds Clark. “Squeak E. Clean Studios is singular in its historical cultural footprint and I couldn’t be more excited to grow Chicago’s music infrastructure with the expansive music and audio solutions that our global team offers.”
Clark’s creative achievements most notably include work on the Coors Light “Chill” campaign, and his supervision of Samsung Global’s new product launch commercials featuring “Rocket Man” by Elton John and a cover of “Across the Universe.” He has also lent his musicianship to take a stand in relevant social dialogue, supervising the creation of “Put The Guns Down”–an original anti-gun violence song and accompanying video for Chicago Ideas Week–and taking an agency lead position with P&G and Free The Bid to build the largest database of woman composers to-date.
In addition to a successful lineup of music-driven projects under his belt, Clark was recently named a 2019 Billboard Branding Power Player. Over the years, he has established himself as a thought leader in the music and advertising spaces, leading panel discussions at major conferences and festivals such as the Cannes Lions, MIDEM, New York Advertising Week, SXSW, Winter Music Conference, among others.
SOURCE: SQUEAK E CLEAN