Chris Edwards

Chris made his advertising debut in 1993 as a copywriter at Arnold Worldwide in Boston. There he used the principles of branding, along with his ever-present sense of humor, to orchestrate what was quite possibly the most widely accepted and embraced gender transition of its kind––at a time when the word “transgender” didn’t exist. He eventually became more known for his creative talent than his transition. He was the first to use YouTube content on TV with two guys rapping about McNuggets and is responsible for the earworm, Gimme back that Filet-O-Fish, gimme that fiiiiish. He was also part of the team on Truth, recently ranked one of the Top 15 Ad Campaigns of the 21st Century. After building an award-winning career spanning nearly 20 years, Chris left Arnold to write his memoir, BALLS, due out Oct. 4th. Since then he’s become a sought-after speaker, inspiring audiences with his courageous story and compelling message that we actually have the power to control how others define us.
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