CBC Regional Event Panelists

Chris Crawford

Chris Crawford is a 15-year veteran of the Marketing & Advertising industry. Chris has created and managed integrated campaigns and partnerships for artists and brands such as Beyonce, Kevin Durant, Russell Wilson, JJ Watt, Nintendo, Ford Motor Company, Sony Pictures, CAA, Boost Mobile, U.S. Army, American Express and Red Bull.


In 2003 Crawford created the Stomping On The Yard National Step Show Tour. “Stomping On The Yard” is the live event, tour and ESPN television special that inspired the movie “Stomp The Yard”.  In 2007 Chris licensed his platform, trademark and intellectual property to Sony Pictures for the blockbuster film.  To date Stomp The Yard has grossed more than $100 million in worldwide box office sales.


In 2013 Crawford left Vital Worldwide, the company he helped build over the last 10 years to launch Elite Media. Elite Media is a content collective focused on helping clients connect with consumers via “subculturally relevant” campaigns and both short and long form content. Elite’s clients include Nickelodeon, American Family Insurance and Apple Music.


Crawford also serves on several charitable boards and acts as the Chief Reimagination Officer for the Because of Them We Can campaign.

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