Christian Arens

Usually, when someone says "that guy wrote the book on advertising," it's just flattery. When they say it about Chris, it's an observation: Contemporary Advertising, which Chris co-authored, is one of the leading college-level Advertising texts. It just published its 14th edition.

In addition to his theoretical know-how, Chris brings more than 15 years of practical advertising and marketing experience to Burnham Marketing. He has served in such positions as Partner at Catalyst S+F, President at MindTime Technologies, VP/Digital Strategy at DraftFCB and VP Group Media Director at Carat.

Chris has worked on such clients as Motorola, RadioShack,, Electronic Arts, EarthLink, AT&T, Taco Bell, Levi's,, AAA, Microsoft, Avaya, Progressive insurance and more. He's also been a successful entrepreneur. In 2006, he helped start a mobile advertising ad network called Ad Infuse, helping raise close to $20 million.

Chris continues to advise digital media start-ups. He's also an active leader in the digital advertising community, frequently speaking at industry events.