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Personal Branding Expert, Nick Nanton, Esq., Designated as Expert Blogger For FastCompany.com

Nick Nanton, Esq., personal branding expert and co-founder of the Celebrity Branding Agency®, will be featured as an expert blogger on FastCompany.com with his blog series, “Brand or Die.”

Orlando, Fla. – March 18, 2010 – Co-founders of the Celebrity Branding Agency® and best-selling authors, Nick Nanton, Esq., The Celebrity Lawyer and JW Dicks, Esq., America’s Foremost Expert on Personal Branding for Business Development, will be featured on FastCompany.com as expert bloggers.

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

Dicks and Nanton’s new blog series, called “BRAND OR DIE,” will be a featured blog under the leadership section of FastCompany.com. According to their website, “Fast Company sets the agenda, charting the evolution of business through a unique focus on the most creative individuals sparking change in the marketplace. By uncovering best and ‘next’ practices, the magazine and website help a new breed of leader work smarter and more effectively. Fast Company empowers innovators to challenge convention and create the future of business.”

The first installment of the blog titled, “BRAND OR DIE: The Downfall of the Institution and the Rise of the Personal Brand,” was posted on Tuesday, March 16th, includes the following excerpt:

    Now, in the new “Branded Economy”, you are all allowed to play the role you want in building your brand and building your value. If you don’t take control, you will risk becoming irrelevant and relegated to the position of a cog in someone else’s wheel. You will be at the mercy of a third party whose self-interest will always outweigh our own - just like the players in the sitcom The Office and the comic strip “Dilbert”.

The entire post is available at http://www.fastcompany.com/1585319/brand-or-die-the-downfall-of-the-institution-and-the-rise-of-the-personal-brand.

Kevin H. Ohannessian, Associate Editor of FastCompany.com remarked, “We’re excited that Nick is contributing to FastCompany.com. His insight into personal branding will be a valuable resource to the executives and creatives that frequent our site.”

To learn more about Nick Nanton and the Celebrity Branding Agency®, please visit http://www.NickNanton.com and http://www.CelebrityBrandingAgency.com

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.

To learn more about Nick Nanton and the Celebrity Branding Agency®, please visit http://www.NickNanton.com and http://www.CelebrityBrandingAgency.com