Nick Nanton and The Dicks + Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency, From Orlando Honored to Be Included in Prestigious Empact Showcase and Recognized at United Nations

Posted by admin on Oct 14th, 2014

Founder, Nick Nanton, among the United States’ “Showcase of Top Companies Started by Young Entrepreneurs”

Orlando, Fl., Oct. 14, 2014 –The Dicks + Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency www.DNAgency.com, today announced that it has been named to the 2014 Empact Showcase by Empact, an organization that celebrates the impact and diversity of young entrepreneurs.

Now in its fourth year, the Empact Showcase recognized Nick Nanton, CEO and Co-Founder as being among the United States’ “Best Companies Started & Run by Young Entrepreneurs.”

“Entrepreneurship is the future of America, and the Empact Showcase is bringing this issue to the forefront. I’m extremely honored to be among such an amazing group of leaders,” Nanton said.

Empact Showcase companies were started and are run by entrepreneurs who are age 35 and under. In 2013, the companies comprising the Empact Showcase contributed more than 10,000 jobs to the economy, and controlled over $1 billion in revenue.

Founders in the Empact Showcase will be recognized for their achievements at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City in October. Past celebrations have taken place at the White House and United Nations.

“Young entrepreneurs are having a big impact on our economy, and it’s so powerful to have so many of these leaders in a room together,” said Sheena Lindahl, Co-Founder of the Empact Showcase. “Many of the companies are social enterprises that are also making a huge difference in people’s lives. It is never an easy road to build a successful organization, and we believe it’s important to celebrate all the spirit and grit these entrepreneurs have put into making the world a better place.”

About the Empact Showcase

In early 2014, entrepreneurs meeting the minimum criteria from across the country were invited to apply for the Empact Showcase.

Applications were then reviewed by Empact and Empact’s Academy of leading entrepreneurs, and include:

  • Jeff Hoffman, Founding Team Member, Priceline.com
  • Clifton Taulbert, Author and Speaker
  • Richard Caruso, Founder and Chairman, Integra Life Sciences
  • Elizabeth Gore, first Resident Entrepreneur at the United Nations Foundation and Chair of the UN Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council
  • Chip Paucek, Co-founder & CEO, 2U & Former CEO, Hooked on Phonics
  • Kay Koplovitz, Founder, USA Network & ScyFy Channel & Chairman, Springboard Enterprises

The Academy selected honorees in several categories including the Empact100 (the top 100 companies in the Showcase), Most Disruptive, Largest Potential, Biggest Social Impact, and Best Female Founder.

Honorees were selected with factors including revenue, employees, social impact, growth over the past year, and innovativeness coming into play.

For more information on the Empact Showcase, visit http://www.empactshowcase.com, or connect with Empact via Facebook at www.facebook.com/iEmpact or Twitter @iEmpact. Please direct any questions to Empact Showcase co-founder, Sheena Lindahl, at team@iempact.com

About Nick Nanton

A 3-Time Emmy Award Winning Director, Producer and Filmmaker, Nick Nanton, Esq., is known as the Top Agent to Celebrity Experts® around the world for his role in developing and marketing business and professional experts, through personal branding, media, marketing and PR.

Nick serves as the CEO of The Dicks + Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency, an international branding and media agency with more than 2200 clients in 33 countries. Nick has produced large scale events and television shows with the likes of Steve Forbes, Brian Tracy, Jack Canfield (Creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series), Michael E. Gerber, Tom Hopkins, Dan Kennedy and many more.

Nick is recognized as one of the top thought-leaders in the business world speaking on major stages internationally and having co-authored 34 best-selling books, including the Wall Street Journal Best-Seller, StorySellingTM.

Nick has been seen in USA Today, The Wall St. Journal, Newsweek, BusinessWeek, Inc. Magazine, The New York Times, Entrepreneur® Magazine, Forbes, FastCompany.com. and has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX television affiliates around the country, as well as E!, CNN, FOX News, CNBC, MSNBC and hosts his own series on the Bio! channel, Portraits of Success.

Nick is a member of the Florida Bar, a voting member of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (Home to The GRAMMYs), a member of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Home to the EMMYs), The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors, and spends his spare time 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.

Learn more at http://www.NickNanton.com and http://www.CelebrityBrandingAgency.com

About Empact

Empact aims to facilitate a culture of entrepreneurship in communities around the world by exposing young people to entrepreneurship, convening entrepreneurs in peer support networks, and celebrating the vital role young entrepreneurs play in our economy. Empact has worked with over 500 colleges & universities, workforce development organizations, Chambers of Commerce, and Small Business Development Centers in the US and abroad to help promote entrepreneurship among aspiring entrepreneurs.

Learn more at http://www.iempact.com.

Personal Branding Agency, Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency, Announces TV Show Deal With Arielle Ford

Posted by admin on Oct 12th, 2010

Nick Nanton, Esq. and JW Dicks, Esq., personal branding experts and Co-Founders of Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency, sign on to produce “Meet the Experts with Arielle Ford” featuring author, publicist and marketing expert, Arielle Ford.

Orlando, Fla. – October 12, 2010 – Co-founders of the Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency and best-selling authors, Nick Nanton, Esq., The Celebrity Lawyer & Agent to Celebrity Experts and JW Dicks, Esq., America’s Foremost Expert on Personal Branding for Business Development, are announcing the development of a TV show hosted by marketing expert, Arielle Ford, a nationally recognized author and consultant.

Dicks and Nanton are also the producers America’s PremierExperts® and The Brian Tracy Show. After producing over 60 episodes of their popular business development, branding and marketing television shows, Nick Nanton and JW Dicks have signed a production deal with Arielle Ford, author of Everything You Should Know About Publishing, Publicity and Building a Platform, and several other books.   The show, titled “Meet The Experts with Arielle Ford,” will feature an interview format, with Arielle Ford interviewing best-selling authors, business leaders and marketing experts from around the world.

As the former president and founder of The Ford Group, a successful public relations and marketing firm, she helped launch the careers of Deepak Chopra, Jack Canfield & Mark Victor Hansen creators of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and Neale Donald Walsch author of Conversations With God. She has also handled publicity for myriad best-selling authors including; Wayne Dyer, Dean Ornish, Debbie Ford, Gary Zukav, Marianne Williamson, Louise Hay, don Miguel Ruiz, Kenny Loggins and many other notable authors, 11 of whom became #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.

Nick Nanton and JW Dicks are two of America’s leading experts on using personal branding to build a business.  Together, they emphasize building a personal brand, and the importance of online and offline marketing to their clients and give them strategies to expand their business in the current economy.  Their agency, The Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency represents many of the top Celebrity Experts in the world.

To learn more about Arielle Ford please visit http://www.soulmatesecret.com

To learn more about Nick Nanton, JW Dicks and the Dicks and Nanton Agency please visit http://www.NickNanton.com and http://www.DicksNantonAgency.com

About Nick Nanton, Esq.:

Nick Nanton, Esq. is known as The Celebrity Lawyer & Agent to Celebrity Experts for his role in developing and marketing business and professional experts into Celebrity Experts in their field, through personal branding, to help them gain credibility and recognition for their accomplishments. Nick is recognized as the nation’s leading expert on personal branding as Fast Company Magazine’s Expert Blogger on the subject and lectures regularly on the topic at the University of Central Florida. His book Celebrity Branding You® has been selected as the textbook on personal branding at the University.

Nick is an award winning songwriter and television producer and has worked on everything from large scale events to reality TV pitches with the likes of Bill Cosby, President George H.W. Bush, Superbowl Champion Don Shula, Legendary Basketball Coach Bobby Knight and many more.

Nick is recognized as one of the top thought leaders in the business world, has co-authored 5 best-selling books, and has interviewed some of the top business leaders in the world, including Donald Trump, Richard Branson and Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com. Nick serves as editor and publisher of Celebrity Press™, a publishing company that produces and releases books by top Business Experts. CelebrityPress has published books by Brian Tracy, Mari Smith, Ron Legrand and many other celebrity experts and has published books for more than 100 best-selling authors. Nick has been featured in USA Today, The Wall St. Journal, Newsweek, The New York Times, Entrepreneur® Magazine, FastCompany.com, The Huffington Post and has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX television affiliates speaking on subjects ranging from branding, marketing and law, to American Idol.

Nick is a member of the Florida Bar, holds a JD from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, as well as a BSBA in Finance from the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business. Nick is a voting member of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS, Home to The GRAMMYs), a 4-time Telly Award winner, and spends his spare time working with Young Life, Florida Hospital and rooting for the Florida Gators with his wife Kristina, and their two sons, Brock and Bowen.

To find out more about and Nick Nanton, please visit http://www.DicksNantonAgency.com and http://www.NickNanton.com

About J.W. Dicks:

J.W. Dicks, Esq. is America’s foremost authority on Personal Branding for Business Development. He has developed some of the most successful mass media and multi-channel business marketing campaigns in the country and built multi-million dollar businesses on the back of them – to the tune of more than $500,000,000 in sales.

J.W.  represents some of the top marketers and professional experts in the world in the growth of their businesses using online and offline business development systems, social media, multi-dimensional marketing, franchising and strategic legal structure to accomplish their goals and capitalize on the assets they create.

A “Best Selling” author with more than 14 published books, and hundreds of articles, J.W. has also been quoted or appeared in Newsweek, The Wall street Journal, USA Today, NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX affiliates as well as Entrepreneur’s Start-Up Magazine, Forbes.com, CNN.com, and many other national and local media outlets.

In addition to coaching and consulting for clients nationwide, J.W. is also a successful entrepreneur living in the trenches himself.  He has built his own businesses, with annual sales exceeding $35 Million, developed real estate in excess of $200 Million and created and sold intellectual property rights for as much as $1.8 Million.

J.W. is a graduate of the University of Florida and George Mason College of Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association, NASD, National Association of Realtors, the Florida Bar and the Virginia Bar.

J.W.’s business address is in Orlando, and his play address is at his beach house where he spends as much time as he can with his wife of 37 years, Linda, and their two Yorkies. His major hobby is fishing… although the fish are rumored to be safe.

JWDicks@DicksNanton.com •  800.980.1626

http://www.DicksNanton.com

About Arielle Ford:

Arielle Ford has mastered the art of making things happen. A nationally recognized publicist and marketing expert, producer, author and consultant she has catapulted many authors and celebrities to stardom and enormously facilitated the rapid growth of the self-help and human potential movement in the US.

As the former president and founder of The Ford Group, a successful public relations and marketing firm, she helped launch the careers of Deepak Chopra, Jack Canfield & Mark Victor Hansen creators of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and Neale Donald Walsch author of Conversations With God. She has also handled publicity for myriad best-selling authors including; Wayne Dyer, Dean Ornish, Debbie Ford, Gary Zukav, Marianne Williamson, Louise Hay, don Miguel Ruiz, Kenny Loggins and many other notable authors, 11 of whom became #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.

As one of the nation’s leading book publicists Arielle compiled her knowledge and expertise in the industry to create a 25 audio CD and resource guide, Everything You Should Know About Publishing, Publicity and Building a Platform, www.everythingyoushouldknow.com. It is a favorite among first-time authors and has received rave reviews.

Arielle is also the author of seven books herself, including the popular Hot Chocolate For The Mystical Soul series. Her latest book, The Soulmate Secret: How To Manifest The Love of Your Life with the Law of Attraction, was released in January 2009 by Harper One.

As one of the founding partners of the Spiritual Cinema Circle, a DVD club dedicated to movies about love and compassion, Arielle created unique marketing and affiliate strategies that added to the success of the company, which was bought by Gaiam in 2006.

Arielle is also the co-producer of Deepak Chopra’s Happiness Prescription, a new PBS pledge show that aired nationally in March 2008.

She lives in La Jolla, CA with her husband and soulmate Brian Hilliard. In her spare time she raises money for www.justlikemychild.org, reads historical thrillers, loves traveling to India and exotic locales and truly believes there is enough love in the world for everyone.

For more information about Arielle Ford, go to: http://www.soulmatesecret.com

Personal Branding Expert, JW Dicks, Esq. Discusses Personal Branding and the Power of Recommendations

Posted by mattcollins on Oct 4th, 2010

JW Dicks, Esq., personal branding and business growth expert, discusses the importance of becoming a valuable resource to your prospects.

Orlando, Fla. – October 4, 2010 – Co-founder of the Dicks and Nanton Branding Agency and best-selling author, JW Dicks, Esq., America’s Foremost Expert on Personal Branding for Business Development, recently posted a blog exploring staff recommendations at retail stores and how businesses can use the same strategy to increase their business through personal branding.

The latest blog, titled “Personal Branding Tip: Give ‘Em Your Picks!” was posted on October 4, 2010, on JW’s website, http://www.JWDicks.com. The post includes the following excerpt:

I like the idea of matching a personality with recommendations.  I imagine that if I were a frequent customer of this music store that I went to, I would probably get to know some of the staff and their personalities.  If I ever “pulled the trigger” on one of their suggestions and liked it, then I would be more willing to buy one of their recommendations in the future.

This personal branding strategy works for almost any business.  Personal branding consists partly of showcasing your personality to allow your customers or clients to get to know you.  Once people get to know you and learn to trust your expertise, they are more willing to take your recommendations seriously.  Let your customers know what your “picks” are and provide them with some value that will encourage them to seek out your opinion on other things.

The entire post is available at http://www.jwdicks.com/blogroll/personal-branding-tip-give-em-your-picks.php

To learn more about JW Dicks and the Dicks + Nanton Agency please visit http://www.JWDicks.com and http://www.DicksNantonAgency.com

About J.W. Dicks:

J.W. Dicks, Esq. is America’s foremost authority on Personal Branding for Business Development. He has developed some of the most successful mass media and multi-channel business marketing campaigns in the country and built multi-million dollar businesses on the back of them – to the tune of more than $500,000,000 in sales.

J.W.  represents some of the top marketers and professional experts in the world in the growth of their businesses using online and offline business development systems, social media, multi-dimensional marketing, franchising and strategic legal structure to accomplish their goals and capitalize on the assets they create.

A “Best Selling” author with more than 14 published books, and hundreds of articles, J.W. has also been quoted or appeared in Newsweek, The Wall street Journal, USA Today, NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX affiliates as well as Entrepreneur’s Start-Up Magazine, Forbes.com, CNN.com, and many other national and local media outlets.

In addition to coaching and consulting for clients nationwide, J.W. is also a successful entrepreneur living in the trenches himself.  He has built his own businesses, with annual sales exceeding $35 Million, developed real estate in excess of $200 Million and created and sold intellectual property rights for as much as $1.8 Million.

J.W. is a graduate of the University of Florida and George Mason College of Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association, NASD, National Association of Realtors, the Florida Bar and the Virginia Bar.

J.W.’s business address is in Orlando, and his play address is at his beach house where he spends as much time as he can with his wife of 37 years, Linda, and their two Yorkies. His major hobby is fishing… although the fish are rumored to be safe.

JWDicks@DicksNanton.com •  800.980.1626

http://www.DicksNanton.com

Personal Branding Experts, JW Dicks, Esq. and Nick Nanton, Esq., Discuss How Add Some Personality to Your Brand

Posted by mattcollins on Sep 17th, 2010

JW Dicks, Esq., business strategist and personal branding expert, along with Nick Nanton, Esq., The Celebrity Agent, recently offered some helpful tips on how you can add some personality to your online and offline marketing.

Orlando, Fla. – September 17, 2010 – Co-founders of the Dicks and Nanton Branding Agency and best-selling authors, Nick Nanton, Esq., The Celebrity Agent and JW Dicks, Esq., America’s Foremost Expert on Personal Branding for Business Development, were recently named Top 10 expert bloggers on FastCompany.com.

In their latest blog post, titled “Personal Branding Tip: Put A Little PERSONALITY In It!”, Nick and JW provide some strategies that businesses, small and large alike, can use to display some personality in their online and offline campaigns.  The post also contains a video by Nick Nanton that reveals some great online tools that will allow you to get started instantly.

“If you want to build your personal brand and be perceived as an expert by your audience, ultimately your expertise has to align with your personality and who you’re trying to connect with. Although scary at times, that means you have to let people in on who you are,” write Dicks and Nanton.  “We’ve heard it said before that it’s 10 percent what you know and 90 percent the other stuff. We’re not positive that ratio is exactly right, but it does a great job at making the point that ‘people have to know you before they’ll listen to you.’ That’s what our friend James Malinchak says and we agree,” continued the authors.

“You’ve got to give people reasons to want to like you, reasons they’ll be attracted to you, think they’re like you and ultimately trust you and do business with you.,” write the authors.  Nick Nanton and JW Dicks also reveal the formula for the origin story. “It will allow you to show your personality as well as the reason why your audience should listen to you and follow what you have to say,” write Dicks and Nanton.

To read the entire post and learn more about these strategies in detail, visit http://www.celebritybrandingagency.com/blog/personal-branding-tip-put-a-little-personality-in-it.php

JW Dicks is one of America’s leading experts on using personal branding to build a business.  JW emphasizes branding, and the importance of online marketing and social media to his clients and gives them strategies to expand their business in the current economy.

Nick Nanton, Esq. is known as “The Celebrity Agent” for his role in developing and marketing business and professional experts into Celebrity Experts in their field, through personal branding, to help them gain credibility and recognition for their accomplishments. Nick’s expertise on branding and marketing has been sought out and featured in the Los Angeles Times, Orlando Sentinel, The Chicago Tribune, The California Chronicle, DailyMe.com, FastCompany.com, USA Today, Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal, among others.

For more information on JW Dicks, visit http://www.CelebrityBrandingAgency.com

To learn more about Nick Nanton, visit http://www.NickNanton.com

About J.W. Dicks:

J.W. Dicks, Esq. is America’s foremost authority on Personal Branding for Business Development. He has developed some of the most successful mass media and multi-channel business marketing campaigns in the country and built multi-million dollar businesses on the back of them – to the tune of more than $500,000,000 in sales.

J.W.  represents some of the top marketers and professional experts in the world in the growth of their businesses using online and offline business development systems, social media, multi-dimensional marketing, franchising and strategic legal structure to accomplish their goals and capitalize on the assets they create.

A “Best Selling” author with more than 14 published books, and hundreds of articles, J.W. has also been quoted or appeared in Newsweek, The Wall street Journal, USA Today, NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX affiliates as well as Entrepreneur’s Start-Up Magazine, Forbes.com, CNN.com, and many other national and local media outlets.

In addition to coaching and consulting for clients nationwide, J.W. is also a successful entrepreneur living in the trenches himself.  He has built his own businesses, with annual sales exceeding $35 Million, developed real estate in excess of $200 Million and created and sold intellectual property rights for as much as $1.8 Million.

J.W. is a graduate of the University of Florida and George Mason College of Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association, NASD, National Association of Realtors, the Florida Bar and the Virginia Bar.
J.W.’s business address is in Orlando, and his play address is at his beach house where he spends as much time as he can with his wife of 37 years, Linda, and their two Yorkies. His major hobby is fishing… although the fish are rumored to be safe.

JWDicks@DicksNanton.com •  800.980.1626

http://www.DicksNanton.com

About Nick Nanton, Esq.:

Nick Nanton, Esq. is known as “The Celebrity Agent” for his role in developing and marketing business and professional experts into Celebrity Experts in their field, through personal branding, to help them gain credibility and recognition for their accomplishments. Nick is recognized as the nation’s leading expert on personal branding as Fast Company Magazine’s Expert Blogger on the subject and lectures regularly on the topic at the University of Central Florida. His book Celebrity Branding You® has been selected as the textbook on personal branding at the University.

Nick serves as the Producer of America’s PremierExperts® television show and The Next Big Thing® radio show, both designed to recognize the top Experts in their field and bring their solutions to consumers.

Nick is an award winning songwriter and television producer and has worked on everything from large scale events to reality tv pitches with the likes of Bill Cosby, President George H.W. Bush, Superbowl Champion Don Shula, Legendary Basketball Coach Bobby Knight and many more. Nick is recognized as one of the top thought leaders in the business world and has co-authored the best-selling books, Celebrity Branding You!®, Big Ideas for Your Business, Shift Happens and Power Principles for Success and has interviewed the top business leaders in the world, including Donald Trump, Richard Branson and Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com. Nick also serves as editor and publisher of Celebrity Press™, a publishing company that produces and releases books by top Business Experts. CelebrityPress has published books by Brian Tracy, Mari Smith, Ron Legrand and many other celebrity experts and has published books for more than 60 best-selling authors. Nick has been featured in USA Today, The Wall St. Journal, Newsweek, The New York Times, Entrepreneur® Magazine, FastCompany.com and has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX television affiliates speaking on subjects ranging from branding, marketing and law, to American Idol.

Nick is a member of the Florida Bar, holds a JD from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, as well as a BSBA in Finance from the University of Florida’s prestigious Warrington College of Business. Nick is a voting member of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS, Home to The GRAMMYs), a 4-time Telly Award winner, and spends his spare time working with Young Life, Florida Hospital and rooting for the Florida Gators with his wife Kristina, and their two sons, Brock and Bowen.

To find out more about and Nick Nanton, please visit http://www.DicksNantonAgency.com and http://www.NickNanton.com

Personal Branding Expert, JW Dicks, Esq. Discusses Personal Branding and the Food Truck Phenomenon

Posted by mattcollins on Sep 15th, 2010

JW Dicks, Esq., personal branding and business growth expert, discusses the recent food truck trend in the restaurant business and how personal branding is playing a role in its popularity.

Orlando, Fla. – September 15, 2010 – Co-founder of the Dicks and Nanton Branding Agency and best-selling author, JW Dicks, Esq., America’s Foremost Expert on Personal Branding for Business Development, recently posted a blog exploring the growing popularity of gourmet food trucks and how personal branding is key to their success.

The latest blog, titled “Personal Branding: The Food Truck Phenomenon,” was posted on September 10, 2010, on JW’s website, http://www.JWDicks.com. The post includes the following excerpt:

Gourmet food trucks are starting to pop up in major cities across the country…this time in front of office buildings, parks and downtown areas.  And it is no longer snack food.  These trucks are staffed by well-trained culinary experts and experienced chefs.  I’ve noticed that, just like themed restaurants, these trucks are using marketing and branding to set themselves apart – specifically personal branding.

The personal branding lesson?  Ask yourself how you can shape your business around your personality.  What traits can you market to other like-minded people? Combine your personal brand with your expertise, and you’ve automatically made yourself and your product or service unique.

The entire post is available at http://www.jwdicks.com/blogroll/personal-branding-the-food-truck-phenomenon.php

To learn more about JW Dicks and the Dicks + Nanton Agency please visit http://www.JWDicks.com and http://www.DicksNantonAgency.com

About J.W. Dicks:

J.W. Dicks, Esq. is America’s foremost authority on Personal Branding for Business Development. He has developed some of the most successful mass media and multi-channel business marketing campaigns in the country and built multi-million dollar businesses on the back of them – to the tune of more than $500,000,000 in sales.

J.W.  represents some of the top marketers and professional experts in the world in the growth of their businesses using online and offline business development systems, social media, multi-dimensional marketing, franchising and strategic legal structure to accomplish their goals and capitalize on the assets they create.

A “Best Selling” author with more than 14 published books, and hundreds of articles, J.W. has also been quoted or appeared in Newsweek, The Wall street Journal, USA Today, NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX affiliates as well as Entrepreneur’s Start-Up Magazine, Forbes.com, CNN.com, and many other national and local media outlets.

In addition to coaching and consulting for clients nationwide, J.W. is also a successful entrepreneur living in the trenches himself.  He has built his own businesses, with annual sales exceeding $35 Million, developed real estate in excess of $200 Million and created and sold intellectual property rights for as much as $1.8 Million.

J.W. is a graduate of the University of Florida and George Mason College of Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association, NASD, National Association of Realtors, the Florida Bar and the Virginia Bar.

J.W.’s business address is in Orlando, and his play address is at his beach house where he spends as much time as he can with his wife of 37 years, Linda, and their two Yorkies. His major hobby is fishing… although the fish are rumored to be safe.

JWDicks@DicksNanton.com •  800.980.1626

http://www.DicksNanton.com

Personal Branding Expert, Nick Nanton, Discusses How Protecting Your Personal Brand is Imperative

Posted by mattcollins on Sep 15th, 2010

Nick Nanton, Esq, The Celebrity Agent and personal branding expert, discusses the only sure-fire way to protect  your personal brand

Orlando, Fla. – September 15, 2010 – Co-founder of the Dicks and Nanton Branding Agency and best-selling author, Nick Nanton, Esq., recently published an article on his website http://www.DicksNantonAgency.com, explaining how defending your personal brand online is a necessary key to success.

The article, titled “Personal Branding: Protecting Your Brand,” explores that when their branding agency focuses on personal branding for their clients, one of the most important things they emphasize is “protecting the brand.”  The piece includes the following excerpt:

Defending your personal brand online is key to making sure that your clients are always getting the true representation of your brand in everything you do.  Your choice of employees, the tone of your marketing campaigns, your social media activity and your public speaking or sales events – all should revolve around one thing – the lifeblood of you business: your personal brand.

Just by staying actively involved and being aware of how your brand is being perceived will keep you ten steps ahead of the competition.  Make sure you know what your customer’s preferences are.  Make sure you know immediately if they have complaints – and find a way to rectify them.  Not only will you understand your customers better, but they will also respect you more, knowing that you have your head in the game.

Read the entire article at http://www.celebritybrandingagency.com/articles/personal-branding-protecting-your-brand.php

Nick Nanton and business partner, JW Dicks, are two of America’s leading experts on using personal branding to build a business.  They emphasize building a personal brand, and the importance of online and offline marketing to their clients and give them strategies to expand their business in the current economy.

To learn more about Nick Nanton, J.W. Dicks and the Dicks and Nanton Agency please visit http://www.NickNanton.com and http://www.DicksNantonAgency.com

About Nick Nanton, Esq.:

Nick Nanton, Esq. is known as “The Celebrity Agent” for his role in developing and marketing business and professional experts into Celebrity Experts in their field, through personal branding, to help them gain credibility and recognition for their accomplishments. Nick is recognized as the nation’s leading expert on personal branding as Fast Company Magazine’s Expert Blogger on the subject and lectures regularly on the topic at the University of Central Florida. His book Celebrity Branding You® has been selected as the textbook on personal branding at the University.

Nick serves as the Producer of America’s PremierExperts® television show and The Next Big Thing® radio show, both designed to recognize the top Experts in their field and bring their solutions to consumers.

Nick is an award winning songwriter and television producer and has worked on everything from large scale events to reality tv pitches with the likes of Bill Cosby, President George H.W. Bush, Superbowl Champion Don Shula, Legendary Basketball Coach Bobby Knight and many more. Nick is recognized as one of the top thought leaders in the business world and has co-authored the best-selling books, Celebrity Branding You!®, Big Ideas for Your Business, Shift Happens and Power Principles for Success and has interviewed the top business leaders in the world, including Donald Trump, Richard Branson and Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com. Nick also serves as editor and publisher of Celebrity Press™, a publishing company that produces and releases books by top Business Experts. CelebrityPress has published books by Brian Tracy, Mari Smith, Ron Legrand and many other celebrity experts and has published books for more than 60 best-selling authors. Nick has been featured in USA Today, The Wall St. Journal, Newsweek, The New York Times, Entrepreneur® Magazine, FastCompany.com and has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX television affiliates speaking on subjects ranging from branding, marketing and law, to American Idol.

Nick is a member of the Florida Bar, holds a JD from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, as well as a BSBA in Finance from the University of Florida’s prestigious Warrington College of Business. Nick is a voting member of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS, Home to The GRAMMYs), a 4-time Telly Award winner, and spends his spare time working with Young Life, Florida Hospital and rooting for the Florida Gators with his wife Kristina, and their two sons, Brock and Bowen.

To find out more about and Nick Nanton, please visit http://www.DicksNantonAgency.com and http://www.NickNanton.com

Personal Branding Expert, Nick Nanton, Explains Importance of Choosing to be Different

Posted by mattcollins on Sep 14th, 2010

Nick Nanton, Esq., The Celebrity Agent and personal branding expert, highlights how creative marketing can showcase your personal brand

Orlando, Fla. – September 14, 2010 – Co-founder of the Dicks and Nanton Branding Agency and best-selling author, Nick Nanton, Esq., recently posted a blog on his website http://www.CelebrityBrandingAgency.com, discusses the importance of creative marketing, citing an example from legendary rock band Cheap Trick.

The latest blog, titled “Personal Branding Tip: Choose To Be Different!” explains how Cheap Trick released their most recent album on 8-track, along with the more traditional mediums, and how they’ve been able to use this as a superb marketing tool.  The piece includes the following excerpt:

Being involved in personal branding with our branding agency, this got me thinking about niche marketing and how personalities and businesses can use quirky and unorthodox branding and marketing methods to add to the desired perception of your brand.

I think this was a brilliant idea by Cheap Trick.  I’ve always believed that when planning your marketing strategy, it’s always a good idea to see what others are doing, and do the opposite!  Now, I’m not saying that you should neglect some of the more obvious forms of marketing – advertising, email campaigns, direct mailing, etc – but find that niche of your industry that you can also try to serve as well.

The music business is certainly a crowded marketplace – much like many other industries. Think of ways that you can separate yourself from the noise and stand out when it’s time for you to push a new product or service.

The entire post is available at http://www.celebritybrandingagency.com/blog/personal-branding-tip-choose-to-be-different.php

Nick Nanton and business partner, JW Dicks, are two of America’s leading experts on using personal branding to build a business.  They emphasize building a personal brand, and the importance of online and offline marketing to their clients and give them strategies to expand their business in the current economy.

To learn more about Nick Nanton, J.W. Dicks and the Dicks and Nanton Agency please visit http://www.NickNanton.com and http://www.DicksNantonAgency.com

About Nick Nanton, Esq.:

Nick Nanton, Esq. is known as “The Celebrity Agent” for his role in developing and marketing business and professional experts into Celebrity Experts in their field, through personal branding, to help them gain credibility and recognition for their accomplishments. Nick is recognized as the nation’s leading expert on personal branding as Fast Company Magazine’s Expert Blogger on the subject and lectures regularly on the topic at the University of Central Florida. His book Celebrity Branding You® has been selected as the textbook on personal branding at the University.

Nick serves as the Producer of America’s PremierExperts® television show and The Next Big Thing® radio show, both designed to recognize the top Experts in their field and bring their solutions to consumers.

Nick is an award winning songwriter and television producer and has worked on everything from large scale events to reality tv pitches with the likes of Bill Cosby, President George H.W. Bush, Superbowl Champion Don Shula, Legendary Basketball Coach Bobby Knight and many more. Nick is recognized as one of the top thought leaders in the business world and has co-authored the best-selling books, Celebrity Branding You!®, Big Ideas for Your Business, Shift Happens and Power Principles for Success and has interviewed the top business leaders in the world, including Donald Trump, Richard Branson and Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com. Nick also serves as editor and publisher of Celebrity Press™, a publishing company that produces and releases books by top Business Experts. CelebrityPress has published books by Brian Tracy, Mari Smith, Ron Legrand and many other celebrity experts and has published books for more than 60 best-selling authors. Nick has been featured in USA Today, The Wall St. Journal, Newsweek, The New York Times, Entrepreneur® Magazine, FastCompany.com and has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX television affiliates speaking on subjects ranging from branding, marketing and law, to American Idol.

Nick is a member of the Florida Bar, holds a JD from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, as well as a BSBA in Finance from the University of Florida’s prestigious Warrington College of Business. Nick is a voting member of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS, Home to The GRAMMYs), a 4-time Telly Award winner, and spends his spare time working with Young Life, Florida Hospital and rooting for the Florida Gators with his wife Kristina, and their two sons, Brock and Bowen.

To find out more about and Nick Nanton, please visit http://www.DicksNantonAgency.com and http://www.NickNanton.com

Personal Branding Expert, JW Dicks, Esq. Gives 3 Ways To Bolster Your Personal Branding Strategy

Posted by mattcollins on Sep 14th, 2010

JW Dicks, Esq., personal branding and business growth expert, discusses the importance of adhering to the basics of personal branding

Orlando, Fla. – September 14, 2010 – Co-founder of the Dicks and Nanton Branding Agency® and best-selling author, JW Dicks, Esq., America’s Foremost Expert on Personal Branding for Business Development, recently published an article detailing three ways to bolster your personal branding strategy.

The article, titled “3 Ways to Bolster Your Personal Branding Strategy,” was posted on August 31st, 2010, on JW’s website, http://www.JWDicks.com. The post includes the following excerpts:

Sometimes it’s imperative that we take a step back and try to view our business or personal brand to see if we are adhering to some of the basics of personal branding.

We forget to understand that what makes our expertise valuable, is that not everyone knows what we know!  It’s what makes us each unique.  We each have certain talents and knowledge that others seek out.

It’s our personal achievements and talents that form the basis of our personal brand.  Personal branding is simply a way of building and maintaining our reputation within our field of expertise.  We all strive to be the “go-to” expert in our field, but it takes a solid reputation, an exceptional product or service and a marketing strategy that bolsters your reputation – or personal brand – to do this effectively.

Below are three basic steps to bolstering your personal brand.  Regardless of whether you’ve been in business for years, or if you are just starting out – it’s important to always be aware of your brand.

The entire post is available at http://www.jwdicks.com/articles/3-ways-to-bolster-your-personal-branding-strategy.php

To learn more about JW Dicks and the Dicks and Nanton Agency please visit http://www.JWDicks.com and http://www.DicksNantonAgency.com

About J.W. Dicks:

J.W. Dicks, Esq. is America’s foremost authority on Personal Branding for Business Development. He has developed some of the most successful mass media and multi-channel business marketing campaigns in the country and built multi-million dollar businesses on the back of them – to the tune of more than $500,000,000 in sales.

J.W.  represents some of the top marketers and professional experts in the world in the growth of their businesses using online and offline business development systems, social media, multi-dimensional marketing, franchising and strategic legal structure to accomplish their goals and capitalize on the assets they create.

A “Best Selling” author with more than 14 published books, and hundreds of articles, J.W. has also been quoted or appeared in Newsweek, The Wall street Journal, USA Today, NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX affiliates as well as Entrepreneur’s Start-Up Magazine, Forbes.com, CNN.com, and many other national and local media outlets.

In addition to coaching and consulting for clients nationwide, J.W. is also a successful entrepreneur living in the trenches himself.  He has built his own businesses, with annual sales exceeding $35 Million, developed real estate in excess of $200 Million and created and sold intellectual property rights for as much as $1.8 Million.

J.W. is a graduate of the University of Florida and George Mason College of Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association, NASD, National Association of Realtors, the Florida Bar and the Virginia Bar.

J.W.’s business address is in Orlando, and his play address is at his beach house where he spends as much time as he can with his wife of 37 years, Linda, and their two Yorkies. His major hobby is fishing… although the fish are rumored to be safe.

JWDicks@DicksNanton.com •  800.980.1626

http://www.DicksNanton.com

Personal Branding Expert, Nick Nanton, On The Importance of Using Your Personal Brand To Fill A Marketplace Need

Posted by mattcollins on Sep 8th, 2010

Nick Nanton, Esq, The Celebrity Agent and personal branding expert, discusses niche marketing and using personal branding to fill a void in a marketplace

Orlando, Fla. – September 8, 2010 – Co-founder of the Dicks and Nanton Branding Agency and best-selling author, Nick Nanton, Esq., recently published an article on his website http://www.DicksNantonAgency.com, explaining how use personal branding to take advantage of a marketplace that is in need of your services.

The article, titled “Personal Branding: Something Needed? YOU Provide It!”

Uses a local Jacksonville, Florida small business called “Sauce-a-holics” to illustrate the importance of recognizing a need in the marketplace, and using personal branding to satisfy that need.  The piece includes the following excerpt:

Just like many small businesses, the competition may seem to be a hurdle that is too hard to jump.  In this case, Sauce-a-holics will be competing against the large grocery chains like Publix, who offer a pretty good variety of these items, along with larger specialty stores like Total Wine, where they have a somewhat large selection of sauces and gift items that often accompany beer and wine stores.

So what do they need to do?  They need to market themselves as being the go-to experts in all of Jacksonville.  They have to give customers a reason to specifically go to their store to buy these items.  The best reason?  These guys know everything there is to know about salsa and hot sauce.  Specifically, Stephen (a nephew of one of the owners tapped to run the store) can post a weekly blog about the latest trends in the business, new products, gift ideas, etc.  Perhaps Stephen or Don can pitch a recurring segment on the local news to show ways to spice up everyday meals. Pretty soon, people will be saying “if you want sauce, go see Don.”  Don’s personal brand as the Jacksonville’s sauce expert will help drive business, because why would you buy from someone who isn’t an expert?  You get the idea.

Read the entire article at http://www.celebritybrandingagency.com/articles/personal-branding-something-needed-you-provide-it.php

Nick Nanton and business partner, JW Dicks, are two of America’s leading experts on using personal branding to build a business.  They emphasize building a personal brand, and the importance of online and offline marketing to their clients and give them strategies to expand their business in the current economy.

To learn more about Nick Nanton, J.W. Dicks and the Dicks and Nanton Agency please visit http://www.NickNanton.com and http://www.DicksNantonAgency.com

About Nick Nanton, Esq.:

Nick Nanton, Esq. is known as “The Celebrity Agent” for his role in developing and marketing business and professional experts into Celebrity Experts in their field, through personal branding, to help them gain credibility and recognition for their accomplishments. Nick is recognized as the nation’s leading expert on personal branding as Fast Company Magazine’s Expert Blogger on the subject and lectures regularly on the topic at the University of Central Florida. His book Celebrity Branding You® has been selected as the textbook on personal branding at the University.

Nick serves as the Producer of America’s PremierExperts® television show and The Next Big Thing® radio show, both designed to recognize the top Experts in their field and bring their solutions to consumers.

Nick is an award winning songwriter and television producer and has worked on everything from large scale events to reality tv pitches with the likes of Bill Cosby, President George H.W. Bush, Superbowl Champion Don Shula, Legendary Basketball Coach Bobby Knight and many more. Nick is recognized as one of the top thought leaders in the business world and has co-authored the best-selling books, Celebrity Branding You!®, Big Ideas for Your Business, Shift Happens and Power Principles for Success and has interviewed the top business leaders in the world, including Donald Trump, Richard Branson and Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com. Nick also serves as editor and publisher of Celebrity Press™, a publishing company that produces and releases books by top Business Experts. CelebrityPress has published books by Brian Tracy, Mari Smith, Ron Legrand and many other celebrity experts and has published books for more than 60 best-selling authors. Nick has been featured in USA Today, The Wall St. Journal, Newsweek, The New York Times, Entrepreneur® Magazine, FastCompany.com and has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX television affiliates speaking on subjects ranging from branding, marketing and law, to American Idol.

Nick is a member of the Florida Bar, holds a JD from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, as well as a BSBA in Finance from the University of Florida’s prestigious Warrington College of Business. Nick is a voting member of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS, Home to The GRAMMYs), a 4-time Telly Award winner, and spends his spare time working with Young Life, Florida Hospital and rooting for the Florida Gators with his wife Kristina, and their two sons, Brock and Bowen.

To find out more about and Nick Nanton, please visit http://www.DicksNantonAgency.com and http://www.NickNanton.com

Personal Branding Expert, JW Dicks, Esq. Discusses Business Growth and the Importance of Resurrecting Ideas

Posted by mattcollins on Sep 8th, 2010

JW Dicks, Esq., personal branding and business growth expert, offers ways to inject new strategies in your business from old ideas.

Orlando, Fla. – September 8, 2010 – Co-founder of the Dicks + Nanton Branding Agency and best-selling author, JW Dicks, Esq., America’s Foremost Expert on Personal Branding for Business Development, recently posted a blog exploring the possibility of resurrecting old ideas to help spark new business ideas.

The latest blog, titled “Personal Branding Strategies: Out of New Ideas? Check the Attic!,” was posted on August 30th, 2010, on JW’s website, http://www.JWDicks.com. The post includes the following excerpt:

So what does this (previous story) have to do with business growth and personal branding?  This family had completely run out of options… they were stuck.  Many of us have been in this position with our business.  Now, you may not have been on the verge of closing up shop, but were you stuck on a plateau?  Was your business just not growing?  Had you run out of ideas?

When was the last time that you stopped to think about all of those ideas that you once had, but had just stuck in the “attic?”  Maybe when you started your business, you had a certain direction in mind, and just got sidetracked.  Perhaps other opportunities came about and were easier or more lucrative to pursue.

Well, if you’re ever in that place where you feel stuck, why not pull those old ideas out of the “attic” and see if they can fit into the business that you have built.  It might just be the perfect idea to stimulate a new marketing campaign or business strategy.  Maybe it will help you reach a certain niche within your client base.

The entire post is available at http://www.jwdicks.com/blogroll/personal-branding-strategies-out-of-new-ideas-check-the-attic.php

To learn more about JW Dicks and the Dicks + Nanton Agency please visit http://www.JWDicks.com and http://www.DicksNantonAgency.com

About J.W. Dicks:

J.W. Dicks, Esq. is America’s foremost authority on Personal Branding for Business Development. He has developed some of the most successful mass media and multi-channel business marketing campaigns in the country and built multi-million dollar businesses on the back of them – to the tune of more than $500,000,000 in sales.

J.W.  represents some of the top marketers and professional experts in the world in the growth of their businesses using online and offline business development systems, social media, multi-dimensional marketing, franchising and strategic legal structure to accomplish their goals and capitalize on the assets they create.

A “Best Selling” author with more than 14 published books, and hundreds of articles, J.W. has also been quoted or appeared in Newsweek, The Wall street Journal, USA Today, NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX affiliates as well as Entrepreneur’s Start-Up Magazine, Forbes.com, CNN.com, and many other national and local media outlets.

In addition to coaching and consulting for clients nationwide, J.W. is also a successful entrepreneur living in the trenches himself.  He has built his own businesses, with annual sales exceeding $35 Million, developed real estate in excess of $200 Million and created and sold intellectual property rights for as much as $1.8 Million.
J.W. is a graduate of the University of Florida and George Mason College of Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association, NASD, National Association of Realtors, the Florida Bar and the Virginia Bar.

J.W.’s business address is in Orlando, and his play address is at his beach house where he spends as much time as he can with his wife of 37 years, Linda, and their two Yorkies. His major hobby is fishing… although the fish are rumored to be safe.

JWDicks@DicksNanton.com •  800.980.1626

http://www.DicksNanton.com

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