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Chip Futch

Chip Futch Director, Digital Strategy and Business Intelligence

Starting his marketing career almost 30 years ago as a 3D/visual effects artist and video editor, Chip would later become a Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Technology Officer for a Mexican restaurant development group where he’d oversee their marketing efforts and technology infrastructure. However, Chip truly perfected his skills as a destination marketer by serving on various tourism committees for VISIT FLORIDA, and excelling as the Marketing Director for Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor and Convention Bureau. As the Director of Digital Strategy & Business Intelligence for Aqua, Chip analyzes data to help our clients navigate the digital media landscape, stay at the forefront of developing trends in traveler behavior, and adapt campaigns to exceed client expectations. When he’s not poring over numbers, Chip likes to travel, get outside for a little fishing, and spend time with his wife and three children. Chip currently sits on the Industry Advisory Board for the University of Florida’s Eric Friedheim Tourism Institute.

B.A. in 3D Animation (Vancouver Film School)

Full-Service. And Full of Surprises.

Formed in 2010, Aqua is one of the few firms in the country specializing in both destination marketing and economic development. Our staff possesses extensive experience in both fields and is one of the most highly awarded firms in the destination marketing industry. Year after year, Aqua is recognized for its efforts on a regional, national and international scale.

A fully integrated, multi-functional marketing communications firm, Aqua’s staff understands the complete gamut of requirements to competitively define and market destinations. Every one of our staff is deeply experienced in their area of expertise as well as how it applies to and is leveraged within your industry. That experience includes branding and brand development, advertising, public relations, social media, media relations, events, lead conversion, collateral creation, broadcast and video production, web development, database development/management, as well as all aspects of online marketing (PPC, SEO, SEM and more).

And to top it off, you’ll find we’re really nice people and a joy to work with. We specialize in making life easier for our clients. So besides being constantly innovative, we’re also constantly willing to be flexible, pick up the slack, and help in any way.