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Chrisco Media Services - Established September 1985

Karen K Christoffersen

I was so jealous of the babysitter who was caring for my firstborn, Bart, only six months old. It seemed every day when I returned home, so excited to see him, another milestone had occurred. He rolled over; he smiled; he said “mama,” but not to me; his first tooth appeared, and the list continued to grow. I could not bear it. The result was Chrisco Media Services. I brought my business home.

Halfway through my Masters, a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, emphasis in Cinematography, I had been working actively in commercial and motion picture production since I graduated in the spring of 1980; from 1975, however, I had been a freelance production assistant for a short time, until I was called up to do script and continuity, for national and regional commercial productions with clients like Dodge, Toyota, Hasbro, General Mills and more. I had acquired some decent experience in ad production for TV and film.

When I began Chrisco, I had been doing all the radio and television production for a large part of ZCMI, the largest department store chain in Utah. The final year with them I produced 365 TV commercials; and countless radio ads. But October 31, 1984, changed all that. When Bart arrived, my full-time employment ceased and I began working for myself.

My first client? The ZCMI Home Store. Yes, I continued working for them on a freelance basis and began buying their media as well. Eventually, I added all aspects of advertising for my clients, including live radio production (producer), live television production (producer/director), infomercials, outdoor advertising, video mailers, you name it. The list of clients began to grow quickly. Here are just a few:

  • KSL TV Production Coordinator, 1982-83
  • KSL TV’s Days of 47 Parade Producer, 1983
  • ZCMI
  • Collette’s Home Furnishings (the largest furniture store at the time)
  • Harmon’s (the Your Neighborhood Grocer was my campaign as well as all the branding and logo creation which is still displayed on their stores)
  • Kent State, Emmy-Award-winning docu-drama (post-production coordinator)
  • Richard Paul Evans, who now has 37 consecutive New York Times bestselling books, many of which went to #1, beginning with The Christmas Box which has sold over 8 million copies internationally
  • In 2006, I became the director and producer for BookWise Publishing, designed mainly for self-published authors and have completed over 300 books to date, and the list continues to grow.

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