Andy Hines Wiki – Andy Hines Bio
Andy Hines was best known for creating the very popular Slim Jim Instagram meme account. He died on May 6, 2020. Spencer Fivelson, Slim Jim’s brand director, explained to PR Week how Hines came to be hired by the meat company owned by Conagra Brands. He said, “Our Instagram content was trying to be fun and get attention, but it didn’t hit the mark. Consumers felt they were being marketed and it was invented. ”
Andy Hines Age
He was 36 years old.
Andy Hines Wife & Children
Hines was married to wife Meghan and the father of two boys. A cause of death was not immediately made public. Daniel Zavaro, who created the fundraiser on behalf of Hines, wrote the following message:
- Our beloved friend Andrew Peter Hines passed at the age of 35. He was a loving father, husband, and son who brought happiness and laughter to his loved ones, and to millions of others through his creative endeavors. He was brilliant, funny, and truly one of a kind. We have created a fund to support his son Danny and step-son Ryan. All proceeds will be going straight to them and appropriately distributed throughout their upbringing as they create lives of their own in their father’s absence. Donations of all sizes are appreciated.
Andy Hines Instagram
Spencer Fivelson, the brand director of Slim Jim, explained to PR Week how Hines came to be hired by the meat company owned by Conagra Brands. He said, “Our Instagram content was attempting to be funny and gain attention, but it missed the mark. Consumers felt like they were being marketed to and it was contrived.”
In 2018, Hines’ copycat account, called @SlimJimsDoingThings, had garnered over 15K followers, while the real Slim Jim page only had 5K. In September 2018, Hines posted a meme to his page with the caption, “Me realizing I have more followers than the actual Slim Jim page and they still won’t hire me as director of marketing.” Fivelson said, “We wondered: How is this account doing this? They are not paying for this and they have three times as many followers as we do. We noticed the content was really funny. It was connecting with a unique voice and fans were responding to it.” After inviting Hines out to a Slim Jim pop up event in Washington D.C., they hit it off in person and the rest was history.
Hines’ mother-in-law, Loren Cosgrove Fitzgerald shared a personal tribute on Facebook. She wrote, “I will deeply miss my son in law! He could make anyone laugh. Unfortunately, he is gone too soon leaving behind Ryan and Danny. There is going to be some challenges ahead for them. But they will be better young men for having had their Dad/Step-Dad in their lives. Rest in Peace Andy.”
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