Nick Nanton, Esq., personal branding expert and co-founder of the Dicks + Nanton Branding Agency, was recently featured in a University of Florida Law Magazine article about alumni practicing entertainment law.
Orlando, Fla. – June 18, 2010 – Best-selling author, Nick Nanton, Esq., marketing and branding expert and co-founder of the Dicks + Nanton Agency, was recently featured and quoted in UF Law Magazine. The article titled, “A Talent For Entertainment,” written by Kara Carnley Murrhee, focuses on several University of Florida Levin College of Law alumni who “have built successful careers navigating the maze of media issues that athletes, musicians or celebrity clients confront on a daily basis.” Murrhee writes, “Because of the close relationships they’ve forged with their clients, these attorneys often provide advice and counsel that extend beyond legalities into the realm of private and personal.”
In the article, Nick commented on how brand building is one of the most important structural necessities to building and maintaining a successful business. Nick remarked, “I teach my clients how to become the best-known expert in their industry by using the principles that entertainers use to lock out their competition and be in demand.”
“My job is to create enough buzz about my clients through the creation and distribution of content, that the media comes to us…In this new economy, I tell my clients they’ve got to be in the media business — you’ve got to be creating your own media so that you can control the message,” Nanton continued. “So that’s what we do by helping them create their own content, much like Oprah or Dr. Phil, and then pushing that content through various outlets both online and offline.”
This strategy of developing and marketing business and professional experts into Celebrity Experts in their field to help them gain credibility and recognition for their accomplishments has led to Nick being known as “The Celebrity Lawyer.” 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.
The article also features other University of Florida Law School Alumni, including executive vice president and general counsel for MySpace, Lin Cherry; seasoned sports agent and solo practitioner at Pro First Sports Management in Jacksonville, Florida, Paul J. Healy; Darren Heitner, founder of Dynasty Athlete Representation; and Mark NeJame, leading defense and trial attorney and senior partner in the Orlando-based firm, NeJame, LaFay, Jancha, Ahmed, Barker & Joshi, PA.
The entire UF Law Magazine article can be found at http://www.law.ufl.edu/uflaw/10spring/features/a-talent-for-entertainment-law
About Nick Nanton, Esq.:
Nick Nanton, Esq. is known as “The Celebrity Lawyer” 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’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, television producer and, the co-author of the best-selling books, Celebrity Branding You!®, Big Ideas for Your Business and Shift Happens. Nick also serves as editor and publisher of Celebrity Press™, a publishing company that produces and releases books by top Business Experts. 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 also a voting member of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS, Home to The GRAMMYs) and spends his spare time rooting for the Florida Gators with his wife Kristina, and their two sons, Brock and Bowen.