Charles Salmore
1947 - 2016
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Charles "Chas" Salmore, a leader in marketing and online consumer influence, passed away April 5. He was 68. His survivors include his wife, Laurie; daughter, Sophie; sister, Ruth Bracken; nephew, Kyle Bracken; and faithful dog, Bailey. Chas was born in Los Angeles on June 27, 1947. A lover of the outdoors, he took up surfing in his teenage years, which became a lifelong source of joy. After graduating from Hollywood High School, Chas went on to obtain a MFA degree from UCLA's School of Film and Television. For over two decades, Chas served as the Founder and CEO of Marketingworks, Inc. In this role, he contributed articles to industry trade publications and spoke at numerous conferences. Before his illness Chas spent much of his time volunteering. A celebration of life is being planned.

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Published in Los Angeles Times on Apr. 10, 2016.
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October 27, 2018
Steven Kunes
I met Chas in 1984 when he hired me to write an ABC Afterschool Special. We became immediate and close friends, and his influence on both my career and personal life has been enormous. We lost contact when he turned his attention to online marketing, but I've thought of him often throughout the years. Today, I learned he'd passed away 2 1/2 years ago. Hindsight being 20/20, I can honestly say that Chas is one of the five people i'd like to meet in heaven. Very intelligent, very funny, very tenacious, very loyal. I learned more from this man than I could ever describe. Sweet dreams, Chas. Until we meet again....
Steven Kunes
August 8, 2017
Over many years and circumstances, Chas and I shared innumerable creative hours together, spinning and then pitching projects. It was always fun working with him. I admired his hustle and his chutzpah, both of which knew no bounds. He was a true entrepreneur who kept us both sane by employing his wit and sense of humor.
Steven Katten
January 27, 2017
Susan and Richard Salmore
Please accept my belated condolences. My most fondest memory of Chas was having him babysit for me at my parents home when I was very young. He was very creative, energetic and very comforting.
Richard Salmore
October 13, 2016
My sincerest condolences to Laurie and her daughter. I worked with Chase in 2009 and 2010 and found him to be a lovely man, extremely well versed professional in the burgeoning field of Social Media Marketing. Chas was always good natured, had a smile on his face and we shared a wonderful camaraderie. RIP Chas. You were a true pioneer.
- Scott
Scott Lange
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