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How Chris Cunningham Turned Social Media Into A Thriving Career

Chris Cunningham graduated from Virginia Tech with a double major in Business Management and Global Business. He started his tech career at Cvent, where he became one of their youngest managers and helped them grow as they went public (NYSE). Currently, he’s Vice President of Business Development at Elevator Studio and runs massive influencer marketing campaigns for Dan Blitzerian’s Ignite, LYFT, 1st Phorm, and many more!

Chris Cunningham began his tech career at Cvent, where he became one of the youngest managers and helped them grow as they went public (NYSE). He moved on to help start ClickUp in San Francisco and head Business Development there. Now he’s Vice President of Business Development at Elevator Studio and runs massive influencer marketing campaigns for Dan Blitzerian’s Ignite, LYFT, and 1st Phorm. 

Chris Cunningham is the Vice President of Business Development at Elevator Studio and runs massive influencer marketing campaigns for Dan Blitzerian’s Ignite, LYFT, 1st Phorm, and more. Growing up in a small town in Vermont, Cunningham went on to graduate from Virginia Tech with a double major in Business Management and Global Business. He started ClickUp in San Francisco and helped grow Cvent as they went public (NYSE).

What does Elevator Studio do?

Elevator helps companies grow their social media presence and gain followers through influencer marketing. Our agency spent over $60 million in 2019 on influencer campaigns in industries including protein, CBD, fashion, movies, apps, alcohol, and more. 

Did you ever come close to giving up?

I put a lot of my money into an app called Mimri (pronounced like “memory”) and we started off with a great buzz and promise! Two months later, Snapchat created the “Memories” feature and we lost everything. At that point, I thought I thought this whole idea of working on my own terms might be over and I’d have to go back to working in the corporate world.

What does the future hold for you and your work? 

I’m just getting started. I truly feel like I have the tools and I’m building the habits I need to get exactly where I need to.

Be sure to follow Chris on Instagram and YouTube.

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