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Robots, Time Travel and The Interview of a Lifetime

It was almost as if I was dreaming when I heard the first words come out of his mouth. It took me right back to those hundreds of hours of CD’s that my high school tennis coach gave me to listen to.. […]...continue reading

Nick Nanton and JW Dicks Hit Amazon Best-Seller List With “The Winning Way”

JW Dicks, business strategist and personal branding expert, and Nick Nanton, Top Agent to Celebrity Experts, recently hit three Amazon.com best-seller lists with the new book, “The Winning Way.” O. […]...continue reading

KIM KARDASHIAN AND THE POWER OF A CELEBRITY BRAND

This post was originally featured on FastCompany.com.  The original blog, written by Nick Nanton and JW Dicks can be found here: Kim Kardashian And The Power Of A Celebrity Brand Kim Kardashian, acco. […]...continue reading

Personal Branding 101: Four Reasons Investing in Others Can Help You Build Your Business

Many of you are familiar with Dr. Ivan Misner, the founder of the worldwide networking organization BNI. I had the privilege of co-authoring a book with Dr. Misner a few years ago, and had the opportu. […]...continue reading

Personal Branding Expert Nick Nanton Publishes Blog Highlighting Personal Branding Strategy

Nick Nanton, The Celebrity Lawyer and Agent to top Celebrity Experts, provides practical advice to business owners. Orlando, FL – September 13, 2013 - Nick Nanton, Esq., Founder of The Dicks and Na. […]...continue reading

Personal Branding 101: To Become a Celebrity… Act Like a Celebrity!

One of the most important lessons I’ve learned is very simple: celebrities are regular people, just like you and I. They have special talents and abilities, just like you do. They just know how to p. […]...continue reading

Celebrity Branding: Four “Little Things” That Will Enhance Your Celebrity Status Overnight

Building a CelebrityExpert® brand is a process. And to achieve this goal, we help our clients to leverage a variety of media tools, from video productions to cutting-edge websites and everything in b. […]...continue reading

Celebrity Branding Online: Five Keys to a Powerful Internet Presence

The internet is an incredible tool for small businesses. We have worked closely with dozens of business owners who have used the internet to leverage their personal brand and their expertise in order. […]...continue reading

Is Your Personal Brand Lost In Translation? How To Clearly Communicate Your Value

This post was originally featured on FastCompany.com.  The original blog, written by Nick Nanton and JW Dicks can be found here: Is Your Personal Brand Lost In Translation? How To Clearly Communicat. […]...continue reading

Personal Branding Experts Nick Nanton and JW Dicks Hit Amazon Best Seller List With “Think And Grow Rich Today”

JW Dicks, business strategist and personal branding expert, and Nick Nanton, Top Agent to Celebrity Experts, recently hit five Amazon.com best-seller lists with the new book, “Think and Grow Rich To. […]...continue reading

Personal Branding for Success: Five Benefits of a Powerful Personal Brand

We have talked a whole lot about personal branding in these articles and on our blog. We have talked about branding strategy. We have talked about practical steps for creating a powerful brand. We hav. […]...continue reading

Personal Branding: Five Simple Ways to Enhance Your Celebrity Status

If you have been reading this blog regularly, you know how valuable it is to build a brand that establishes you as a CelebrityExpert® within your market. Developing your Celebrity status will help yo. […]...continue reading

Personal Branding: What to Do When Things Go Wrong

Every one of us makes mistakes. This is certainly true in the world of business. As hard as we try to do right by our customers, things go wrong from time to time. Sometimes it is a relatively small t. […]...continue reading

Every Entrepreneur's Biggest Mistake (And How To Avoid It!)

This post was originally featured on FastCompany.com.  The original blog, written by Nick Nanton and JW Dicks can be found here: Every Entrepreneur's Biggest Mistake (And How To Avoid It!) In 2006,. […]...continue reading

Personal Branding: Confidence is Key to Making a Great First Impression

Creating a strong first impression is important when it comes to creating a strong personal brand. The first impression you give sticks in the mind of the people you meet—for better or for worse. An. […]...continue reading

Personal Branding: Don’t Be Afraid to Shake Up Your Market

Many of the business owners that I work with are low-key and don’t love the spotlight. And most of them don’t like the idea of creating controversy. But sometimes, as I tell them, generating a bit. […]...continue reading

Boost Your Personal Brand… in Ten Minutes or Less

I talk to a lot of business owners every year. Between speeches, seminars, conferences, and similar events, I am blessed to have the opportunity to get to know business owners from all over the countr. […]...continue reading

The Critic, The Mouseketeer, And The Iron Lady: Three Giants In Personal Branding

This post was originally featured on FastCompany.com.  The original blog, written by Nick Nanton and JW Dicks can be found here: The Critic, The Mouseketeer, And The Iron Lady: Three Giants In Perso. […]...continue reading

The Kanye And Kim Kardashian Lesson In Personal Branding: Combining Audiences For Impact

This post was originally featured on FastCompany.com.  The original blog, written by Nick Nanton and JW Dicks can be found here: The Kanye And Kim Kardashian Lesson In Personal Branding: Combining A. […]...continue reading

Personal Branding: How Video Can Take Your Brand to the Next Level

We’ve discussed a number of tactics and platforms that business owners can use successfully to create and strengthen their personal brand. From appearing on TV to writing a book to leveraging social. […]...continue reading

Personal Branding: Be a Giver, Not a Taker

The legendary motivational speaker Zig Ziglar used to say that “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.” He was right—but you wouldn’t. […]...continue reading

Personal Branding 101: How to Tell a Better “Story”

As I’ve written before, one of the most important elements to creating a strong personal brand is learning to tell a compelling story. Storytelling is what brings your brand to life, and instead of. […]...continue reading

Branding 101: How Will the American Airlines - US Airways Merger Play Out?

The business world has been buzzing since the announcement of a major merger between US Airways and American Airlines earlier this month. As a frequent flyer, I can testify that this story got my atte. […]...continue reading

Your Customer Compass: Are You Headed in the Right Direction?

This post was originally featured on FastCompany.com.  The original blog, written by Nick Nanton and JW Dicks can be found here: Taking Direction From Disney's Customer-Care Philosophy -- Last month. […]...continue reading

Personal Branding: Why It’s Worth Your Time

We talk about personal branding strategies regularly in this space. But every once in a while, it’s a good idea to remind ourselves why we’re working so hard to build a strong brand. The payoff, i. […]...continue reading

Lance Armstrong, Branding Catastrophes, And What Not To Do

This post was originally featured on FastCompany.com.  The original blog, written by Nick Nanton and JW Dicks can be found here: Lance Armstrong, Branding Catastrophes, And What Not To Do ---- For y. […]...continue reading

Personal Branding: Make it a Habit in 2013!

As you’ve heard me say before, a powerful personal brand allows a business owner to differentiate himself and his business from the competition. It allows him or her to charge a premium price and st. […]...continue reading

Make Personal Branding Fun This Year

Personal branding requires work. Personal branding can be very profitable. But there’s nothing that says it can’t also be fun. In fact, the truth is that personal branding is more effective when y. […]...continue reading

Personal Branding: Do You Need to Shift Your Focus in 2013?

As we’ve discussed previously, one of the key elements to a powerful personal brand is focus. Effective brands, personal or corporate, are focused on a particular niche and a particular set of chara. […]...continue reading

Chris Christie, Honey Boo Boo, And The Top 10 Celebrity Branding Success Stories Of 2012

This post was originally featured on FastCompany.com.  The original blog, written by Nick Nanton and JW Dicks can be found here: Chris Christie, Honey Boo Boo, And The Top 10 Celebrity Branding Succ. […]...continue reading

Take Your Personal Brand to the Next Level in 2013, Part Two: Ten Resolutions

In a recent article, I highlighted five New Year’s resolutions to help you take your brand to the next level in 2013. As promised, here are five more: 6) Make your customers feel like insiders. If y. […]...continue reading

Take Your Personal Brand to the Next Level in 2013: Ten Resolutions

The New Year is right around the corner, and this is the time of year where many of us think about what we’d like to accomplish in the next 12 months. Right now, 2013 is a blank slate, full of possi. […]...continue reading

Become a Celebrity: Go Against the Flow

What is the most effective way to corner the market and lock out your competition?  Simple: you need to become a CelebrityExpert®.  You need to develop a compelling, engaging personal brand that po. […]...continue reading

Three Reasons Why The Customer Experience You Provide Can Make or Break Your Business

You’ve probably heard talk about the importance of “customer experience” when it comes to growing your business. But have you ever wondered why it’s so important? Below are three reasons that. […]...continue reading

Celebrity Branding: Establish Your Value and Stop Competing on Price

Why is personal branding worthwhile? There are many reasons, but today we’re going to focus on one of them: Developing a dominant personal brand will allow you to stop competing on price. You won’. […]...continue reading

Are You Leveraging Your Personal Brand to the Max?

As you begin to build a strong personal brand, it is important to leverage it fully in order to grow your business. Whether it is networking, direct marketing, or meeting with a prospect face-to-face,. […]...continue reading

The Twinkie Template For Building An Eternal Brand

This post was originally featured on FastCompany.com.  The original blog, written by Nick Nanton and JW Dicks can be found here: The Twinkie Template For Building An Eternal Brand In the last couple. […]...continue reading

Personal Branding 101: Six Classic Branding Mistakes to Avoid

Personal branding isn’t something that is ever “done”, as I’ve written before. Building an effective brand is a journey. It’s an ongoing process. It requires consistency and it requires that. […]...continue reading

Personal Branding: Five Ways to Draw More Attention on Social Media

Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn can be great channels by which to connect with your target market. The explosive growth these platforms have experienced in recent years gives y. […]...continue reading

Bundling Your Way To Bigger Profits

This post was originally featured on FastCompany.com.  The original blog, written by Nick Nanton and JW Dicks can be found here: Bundling Your Way To Bigger Profits -- Did you ever try to add one ch. […]...continue reading

Celebrity Branding: Which “Hollywood” Strategies Can You Apply to Your Business?

Our agency is called the Celebrity Branding Agency, as most of you know. And we didn’t choose that name at random. While you may not realize it, virtually every celebrity in Hollywood has at least o. […]...continue reading

Five Personal Branding Secrets You Can Apply Today

We talk a lot about personal branding on this blog, and most of the strategies focus on long-term strategy, planning, and solutions. Today we’re going to change it up a bit and highlight five brandi. […]...continue reading

Personal Branding and the Presidency: How Personal Branding Impacts Political Races

We are in the heat of election season now—not like you could have missed it! It seems like you can’t go five minutes without hearing or seeing an advertisement for President Obama or for Mitt Romn. […]...continue reading

Why You Need a Personal Brand, Not Just a Company Brand

Branding is a very common element of a marketing campaign, and has been for many years. We all recognize the power of international brands like Nike, Coca-Cola, and Apple. Personal branding, on the ot. […]...continue reading

Personal Branding: Do You Have a Book in You?

One of the best strategies for building a powerful personal brand is publishing a book. I’ve helped hundreds of business owners through this process—and most of them would tell you that publishing. […]...continue reading

Giving Your Brand Story “Primal Power”: The Science of Storytelling

This post was originally featured on FastCompany.com.  The original blog, written by Nick Nanton and JW Dicks can be found here: Giving Your Brand Primal Power Through Storytelling “Once upon a ti. […]...continue reading

Personal Branding Success: Why Relationships Are the "Missing Ingredient"

There are a whole lot of elements that go into building an effective personal brand. Credibility and visibility are two of these crucial elements—credibility to ensure that the business owner is per. […]...continue reading

Build Credibility Without Re-Inventing the Wheel: Learn to Repurpose Your Content

If you have been paying attention to this blog, you know how important it is that you are consistently creating content that reinforces your expertise and your authoritative status within your market.. […]...continue reading

Create Raving Fans: It's All In The Details

I’ve talked about the value of “raving fans” previously on my blog, but let’s take a moment for a quick refresher. A raving fan is a customer or client who isn’t just satisfied… but is so. […]...continue reading

Build Raving Fans: What the Music Industry Can Teach You About Inspiring Loyalty, Part Two

In the previous installment of this series, I covered four valuable lessons that business owners can draw from the music industry and apply to their own businesses. Specifically, the topic we’re add. […]...continue reading

Great Video Tool

If you’re looking for something a little different for your website, whether it be for marketing or for pleasure, you’ve got to check out Animoto It turns your photos and videos into movie preview. […]...continue reading

New Product for Making Money in Music!

I’ve just finished working on a product with Music Marketing GURU, Bob Baker, author of the best-seller Guerilla Music Marketing. It’s called “7 Secrets to Making Real Money with Your Music.”. […]...continue reading

Help Out The OaKs – Lollapalooza

For those of you who haven’t heard the OaKs, you’re missing out. Check them out at www.myspace.com/wearetheoaks Anyway, they are great people and great musicians, I got this from Matt Antolick tod. […]...continue reading

Nick Nanton, Esq. with Conrad Dimanche

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Tim McGraw PreShow Party

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Tim McGraw PreShow Party, ori. […]...continue reading

Ok…so I don’t want to sound like broken record

but at least it will be a broken multi-platinum record. I know I’ve already posted twice on this blog about Colbie Caillat. And I don’t know how to explain it other than I just know when I hear so. […]...continue reading

Is Music Licensing for Television the New “Record Deal”

Check out this article from CMJ that certainly opens your mind to this as a new model and possibly makes it the “highly coveted prize” of today (similar to how major label record deals used to be. […]...continue reading

NashVegas and some great links to make more money in music

I’m in Nashville right now finishing up producing a record for Hanna Peterson at the County Q recording studio. We worked with an amazing band, here’s the highlights: Paul Scholten – Drums/Band. […]...continue reading

Music Lessons – A Must Read from Seth Godin

most of you have heard me preach this same message, but this guy gets more press than I do, so maybe you’ll believe him http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2008/01/music-lessons.htm when you’r. […]...continue reading

The Holy Grail for Indie Musicians?

Those of you who talk to me on a semi-regular basis know that I’m a broken record when it comes to the following concepts: 1. Make people feel like a “member” of your band and you will have a ve. […]...continue reading

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