A passionate advocate for long-term business growth driven by innovation, marketing, sustainability, and IP development, Nicholas is an award-winning strategic advisor who has spent the bulk of his career focused on emerging media and community-building experiences. He was part of the team at New Line Cinema that pioneered successful niche marketing strategies for films such as “My Own Private Idaho”, “Metropolitan”, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, and “Nightmare on Elm Street”. As interactive entertainment grew in popularity, he led the teams that created Muppetworld, Dawsons’s Desktop, and Playhouse Disney, among many other pioneering properties. As Chief Marketing Officer at Technicolor, he focused on introducing innovative hardware/software solutions for content management, security, and distribution, while concurrently helping to form the Digital Watermarking Alliance, conceptualizing and launching the world’s first Innovation Centers (in China, France, Germany, and USA), co-founding the New Media Council of the Producers Guild, and negotiating that Guild’s first corporate sponsorships. With a strong background in emerging digital content channels, platforms, and technologies, Nicholas has led and advised numerous business incubator programs, government agencies, and startups, and has been responsible for the launch and development of more than 60 businesses in a variety of markets worldwide. Today, he focuses on helping start-ups, governments, and corporations refine their strategic plans, to better and more profitably integrate sustainability, community, and creativity. Nicholas has served on the Boards of numerous charitable organizations, and was most recently appointed to the Advisory Board of Girls With Impact. He lives in Burbank, California with his wife and daughter, where everybody wakes up to sunny days, but dreams of a little rain.
- City Arts ProjectThe world's first fully immersive 3D interactive community was a multinational collaboration between 62 designers, writers, and producers - all in support of a diverse array of curated creative individuals and organizations. Launched in 1994, City Arts Project was founded by Nicholas de Wolff, and became the 501c3 Not-for-Profit umbrella to such powerful productions as the Los Angeles Performing Arts Festival, and the first online searchable repository of the complete canon of Shakespeare's Play
Presidentde Wolff Advisors
Los Angeles, United StatesFull Time
I've greatly enjoyed advising and helping more than 50 companies strengthen their value proposition and market position - leading to growth, constructive restructuring, and/or equally beneficial strategic actions. Engagements vary depending on the need, and can last between one day and several years. The goal is, and always should be, success. That metric is measurable, however, on a unique and case-by-case basis.
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- Strategic Marketing
- Social Media
- Innovation Strategy
- Brand Strategy
- Business Startups
Keynote HonorAmerican Society of Engineers of Indian OriginInvited to deliver Keynote Speech to one of the world's leading professional engineering
Ovation AwardTheatre LACo-adaptor and editor of award-winning new translation/adaptation of Chekov's "The Seagull", directed by myself at the Hollywood Court Theatre.