As Deputy Publisher of the Los Angeles Times, Nicco Mele will focus on content, revenue, product and audience development for all of The Los Angeles Times' products and services. This includes ensuring that existing digital products and services are growing, developing new business opportunities and launching new products and services while looking for possible acquisitions in the digital space. He will start in the newly-created position in January 2015.
Nicco's first book, The End of Big: How The Internet Makes David The New Goliath, was published by St. Martin's Press on April 23, 2013. In it, he explores the consequences of living in a socially-connected society, drawing upon his years of experience as an innovator in politics and technology. For the last six years, Nicco has served on the faculty of the Harvard Kennedy School teaching graduate-level classes on the internet and politics.
Nicco co-founded Echo & Co., a digital consulting firm with offices in Boston, Detroit and Washington, DC. Echo & Co. aids clients who are facing, and being overtaken by, overwhelming technological and social change. In addition to Echo's strategic consulting practice, our design and technical teams have ten years of experience designing digital experiences and executing technical projects. We are recognized experts in Drupal development.
Born to Foreign Service parents, Nicco spent his early years in Asia and Africa before graduating from the College of William and Mary in Virginia with a bachelor's degree in government. He then worked for several high-profile advocacy organizations where he pioneered the use of social media as a galvanizing force for fundraising. As webmaster for Governor Howard Dean's 2004 presidential bid, Nicco and the campaign team popularized the use of technology and social media that revolutionized political fundraising and reshaped American politics. Subsequently, he co-founded Echo & Co.
Since his early days as one of Esquire Magazine's "Best and Brightest" in America, Nicco has been a sought-after innovator, media commentator, and speaker. He serves on a number of private and non-profit boards, including the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. Nicco is also co-founder of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival.
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