Christopher A. Thompson-Walls
marketing, Public Relations, and Project Manager in Atlanta, Georgia
Christopher A. Thompson-Walls got his first break in the entertainment industry at an early age as a wardrobe assistant for Janet Jackson during her Number Ones, Up Close and Personal tour.
His relationships and experience afforded him other opportunities to assist with wardrobe and casting for independent films including the film “Blackbird,” directed by fellow college alum,Patrick-Ian Polk. In 2012, Christopher started his own entertainment and lifestyle marketing agency, House of Heralds Arts and Entertainment, where he honed and developed his skills. His client roster includes BET Networks, Coca-Cola, McDonald's, ESSENCE Magazine,Grammy’s, Nike, and NBA.
Christopher’s passion for entertainment eventually lead him to Turner (formally Turner Broadcasting, Inc.) where he supports the company’s day to day strategic communication, brand management and philanthropic efforts across major networks CNN, HLN, TNT, TBS, Adult Swim, and Cartoon Network. Prior to joining Turner Broadcasting, he worked as an Assistant Sponsorship Activation Manager for ESSENCE Communications (TIME, Inc.) where he contributed to integrated marketing strategies and experiential branded activations for sponsors like Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Verizon, Ford and State Farm resulting in $1.5M in revenue.
He also supported the launch of ESSENCE festival’s Entertainment All-Access Screening Room geared to help entertainment clients, including STARZ, Universal, Warner Brothers, Screen Gems, OWN, FOX and WGN curate conversations around African American programming, cast meet and greets, and talk backs.
In a similar role at Viacom, he helped manage red carpet and media logistics for the network tent-pole specials, including BET Awards, Hip Hop Awards, Black Girls Rock, and BET Honors. He has also supported the strategy of daily programming of shows 106 & PARK, Real Husbands of Hollywood, and THE GAME.
He advises several non-profit organizations and serves on the boards of Atlanta Association of Black Journalist, NAMIC-Atlanta, PRSA, United Way Young Professional Leaders, AmeriCorps, Boy Scouts of Atlanta, and Urban League of Greater Atlanta – Young Professionals. He holds a dual bachelor degree in Broadcast Journalism and Entertainment Industry Management from the University of Southern Mississippi.