Our marketing, editorial content and packaging expertise is the force behind numerous bestselling books, several feature-length motion pictures, and many indelible social media and advertising campaigns. Our client base is diverse, from 1# bestsellers Mastery by Robert Greene and The 4-Hour Chef by Tim Ferriss, to companies like creativeLIVE and American Apparel. All our clients–whether they are authors like Paulo Coelho, the motion graphics studio Simplifilm or indie stars turned major-label act Young & Sick–have one thing in common: successful storytelling masterfully executed through online tools.
Ryan Holiday is a media strategist and prominent writer on strategy and business. After dropping out of college at 19 to apprentice under Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power, he went on to advise many bestselling authors and multiplatinum musicians. He served as director of marketing at American Apparel for numerous years, where his work was internationally known. His campaigns have been used as case studies by Twitter, YouTube, and Google and written about in AdAge, the New York Times, Gawker and Fast Company. His first book, Trust Me I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator–which the Financial Times called an “astonishing, disturbing book” was a debut bestseller and is now taught in colleges around the world. His subsequent books, Growth Hacker Marketing and The Obstacle is the Way were both published by Penguin/Portfolio.
He currently lives in Austin, Texas and writes at RyanHoliday.net, Thought Catalog and for the New York Observer.
Tucker Max is the author of multiple NY Times Best Selling Books (including long time 1# best seller I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell), and is credited with being the originator and leader of a new literary genre, “fratire.” He is only the third writer (after Malcolm Gladwell and Michael Lewis) to ever have three books on the NY Times Nonfiction Best Seller List at one time. He has produced several TV shows and movies, including the movie based on his life/book, titled “I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell.” He was nominated to the Time Magazine 100 Most Influential List in 2009. He has been featured and profiled in almost every major national publication, including The New Yorker, Forbes, and The Atlantic.
In addition to starting his own publishing company, he serves as an advisor to numerous media start-ups, and has early stage invested in over a dozen companies. He received his BA from the University of Chicago in 1998, and his JD from Duke Law School in 2001.
Nils Parker is an editor, writer and highly sought after story consultant for creatives across all genres and verticals. He has edited multiple New York Times & Wall Street Journal bestsellers, written and produced the screen adaptation of #1 bestseller I HOPE THEY SERVE BEER IN HELL, developed several TV show concepts, written for touring stand-up comedians and consulted on the development of digital and print media campaigns for major motion pictures, national travel brands, and multinational conglomerates.
Nils received his BA in History from the University of California, Berkeley in 2000 and went to law school at Seton Hall University for one year before having some sense knocked into him. He currently splits time between Milwaukee and Los Angeles with his wife and their dog, Buckley. He is also the founder of Command+Z Content, a content and editorial services agency.
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