Icons, RockStars, & Innovators: Gary J. Nix

What makes you an Innovator?

You’re not the problem, you’re the solution! You are traveling the roads not taken…being a pioneer of change…and fearlessly creating groundbreaking initiatives and solutions!

Gary J. Nix is an award-winning, brand-forward strategist who earned his stripes as a disruptor, innovator, and predictor in the entertainment, magazine publishing, and advertising industries. While at R/GA, he was instrumental in the award-winning #PricelessNewYear campaign for MasterCard. Known for merging traditional marketing principles with modern marketing techniques in order to create, build, and evolve compelling brands, his distinct point-of-view in the space has positioned him as a frequently sought after source in Adweek, The Drum & Entrepreneur, an adjunct professor & guest lecturer, as well as a subject matter expert on ethics, culture, and community as a business necessity.

Now, Gary serves as Chair of the Advisory Council for Bold Culture, a communications agency whose aim is to help brands and ad agencies become more diverse, inclusive & culturally active through the implementation of data-driven, customized programs.

On Gary’s downtime he enjoys drinking a good dram of Scotch — neat or with one large ice cube, while watching Morbo the Annihilator on Futurama.

Follow Gary on Facebook and Twitter, and find him on LinkedIn!

The ACNY Foundation is proud to recognize outstanding industry professionals, during our 3rd Annual Black History Month recognition series titled, “Icons, Rock Stars & Innovators”.

It is our way of shining the spotlight on exemplary talent, integral to the evolution and growth of the advertising industry. Each day during Black History Month we profile a selected “Icon, Rock Star & Innovator” across all our digital platforms. In addition, our partnership The Gradient & Mixed Company podcast, allows for our programming to further extend throughout the industry; introducing and promoting these luminaries to new audiences. Follow the series on InstagramFacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn!

Meet our illustrious lineup of “Icons, Rockstars, & Innovators” on February 26, 2020. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/31q13Pc

Take a peek at last year’s event.

P.S. Check out our other content from previous years

2019 – Online Exhibition

2019 – Icons, RockStars, & Innovators

2018 – Icons, RockStars, & Innovators


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