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Personal Branding Expert, Nick Nanton, Discusses Five Ways To Protect Your Brand

Nick Nanton, Esq, The Celebrity Lawyer and Agent to Celebrity Experts reveals five simple ways to protect your personal brand.

Orlando, Fla. – October 20, 2010 – Co-founder of the Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency and best-selling author, Nick Nanton, Esq., recently published an article on his website http://www.DicksNantonAgency.com, explaining five basic steps to protecting your personal brand.

The article, titled “Personal Branding: 5 Ways To Protect Your Brand”, gives five things that businesses can do right now to protect their personal brand.  The five things are getting a trademark, buying the right domain, utilizing social media platforms, monitoring your brand and being social.  The piece includes the following excerpt on monitoring your brand:

Being aware of your brand online is extremely important.  This consists of knowing what your customers are saying about you - or if any publications or bloggers are reviewing your services or product, etc.  One of the best ways to monitor your brand is by setting up Google alerts.  If you have a Google account, you can set these up where you can get daily or weekly email notifications when your brand name (or your name, etc) shows up online.  This is a great way to see where your brand is popping up online.

Since more and more consumers are finding and interacting with businesses through social media sites, I also suggest setting up an account with a third party social media manager like TweetDeck or HootSuite.  Through these, you can post updates to several different social media sites at once as well as monitor what’s being said about your brand by Twitter and Facebook users and so on.

On being social Nick writes:

Customers like to know the people they do business with. Be involved with your customers (or friends and followers.)  Isn’t the best to have a” friend in the business?”  So be “friendly” and you’ll be amazed how many people will seek you out when they need your services or product.

Read the entire article at http://www.celebritybrandingagency.com/articles/personal-branding-5-ways-to-protect-your-brand.php

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 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 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