Who is Chris Otchy?
Writer, Content Strategist and Internet Marketing Professional
Hey there, thanks for stopping by. I am a writer, content strategist and internet marketing professional living in San Francisco. I also produce experimental electronic music and write quite a bit about it on Medium.
Career in Brief
My career began working as a journalist in Southeast Asia, where I was traveling to visit some friends in Bangkok. When the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake occurred, devastating southern Thailand with a massive tsunami, I was asked to report on the aftermath from Ban Nam Khem, one of the hardest hit regions, on behalf of some English language newspapers.
I continued to work as a writer and editor throughout the region for the next three years, contributing pieces to CNN, the International Herald Tribune, the Bangkok Post, and the weekly publications now corralled under the Asia City Media Group.
I returned to my home turf (New York City) in 2008, where I leveraged my skills to begin brand consulting and marketing for various media clients. I helped to launch several key initiatives for HBO, MTV Networks, and IFC (formerly the Independent Film Channel).
In 2012, I relocated to San Francisco and have been working as a digital marketing consultant ever since. My specialty is helping brands to grow by telling their story in a compelling way and promoting that content to their target customers.