My Guest: Nick Nanton
An Emmy Award-Winning Director and Producer, Nick Nanton, Esq., produces media and branded content for top thought leaders and media personalities around the world. Nick is a leading expert on branding and storytelling, and has authored more than two dozen best-selling books (including the Wall Street Journal best-seller StorySelling™) and produced and directed more than 50 documentaries, earning 5 Emmy wins and 18 nominations. Nick speaks to audiences internationally on the topics of branding, entertainment, media, business and storytelling at major universities and events.
Nick is also the CEO of DNA Media, and oversees a portfolio of companies with over 3000 clients in 36 countries. He is an award-winning director, producer and songwriter who has worked on everything from large scale events to television shows with the likes of Steve Forbes, Ivanka Trump, Sir Richard Branson, Brian Tracy, Jack Canfield (creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series), Michael Gerber and many more.
He has been featured in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, BusinessWeek, Inc. Magazine, The New York Times, Entrepreneur® Magazine, Forbes, FastCompany, and has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX television affiliates across the country as well as on CNN,FOX News, CNBC, and MSNBC from coast to coast.
Nick is a member of the Florida Bar, a member of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Home to the EMMYs), Co-founder of The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors®, and serves on the Innovation Board of the XPRIZE Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing about “radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity” through incentivized competition, best known for it’s Ansari XPRIZE which incentivized the first private space flight and was the catalyst for Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic. Nick also enjoys serving as an Elder at Orangewood Church, working with Young Life, Downtown Credo Orlando, Entrepreneurs International and rooting for the Florida Gators with his wife Kristina and their three children, Brock, Bowen and Addison.
Nick shares his journey to the big time, peppered with marketing wisdom on how to create media buzz and build a big time brand, even for small businesses and service providers. Nick shares his current struggle with selling and publishing the documentaries he produces as the media world shifts from the big networks to the micro, while the audiences still value the big guys more – and producers are caught in the middle.
At 22, Nick started his first official business, and met his business mentor and partner who is 30 years his senior.
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