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Colin Nagy

The Barbarian Group

Colin Nagy is Executive Director of Media at The Barbarian Group. In this role, he leads a team that provides client counsel at the intersection of creativity, public relations, social media and emerging platforms.

Before becoming a Barbarian, Nagy was a partner at New York-based consultancy, Attention, where he oversaw the media, entertainment and travel practices. His earlier career experience includes strategic communications roles for organizations including Golin/Harris and The Brunswick Group.

Throughout his career, Nagy has represented clients including GE, Samsung, Bloomberg and Pepsi, and holds media expertise stemming from his work with The Guardian, Newsweek, The Daily Beast, and CNN. Nagy is also active in the New York startup scene, serving as an advisor to companies including Lot18, Percolate, and OLO.

He has contributed opinion pieces relating to marketing, technology and culture for publications including Forbes, AdWeek, PSFK and Dazed, and has been quoted in outlets including The New York Times, The Financial Times, and Monocle. Most recently, he was recognized as one of Business Insider’s ‘Most Creative People in Social Media Marketing’.

An accomplished speaker and moderator, Nagy has spoken in the US, Asia, and Europe about a broad range of topics including startups, media, politics, technology and culture. Nagy holds a BA in Politics and European studies from New York University and can be found on Twitter @CJN.