Nick Purdy’s passion for promoting the most admirable aspects of popular culture led to his 1998 founding of Paste Media Group and serving as the Founding Publisher of the award-winning Paste magazine. He led Paste to national prominence and a circulation over 125,000 and was a regular commentator on CNN Headline News and CBS Radio’s 92.9 “DAVE-FM.” In 2006 he appeared in the noted documentary film Before The Music Dies giving commentary on the state of the music business.

Under Nick’s leadership, Paste was hailed as a “vital new magazine…hip without sacrificing credibility on the altar of corporately deemed cool” by the New York Daily News, “my favorite magazine” by Oscar-nominated director Cameron Crowe, “#21” of the 50 Best Magazines 2005 by the Chicago Tribune, “well-rounded, intelligent” by USA Today, “Best Tastemaker” by Atlanta magazine, “deliciously sweet” by My Name Is Earl star Jason Lee, “Magazine of the Year” at the tastemaking 2006 and 2007 Plug Awards and later named “America’s finest rock-music magazine” by the Christian Science Monitor.

A 1993 cum laude graduate of Auburn University in Marketing, Nick started his career on the agency side in direct marketing, followed by an e-business consulting stint with Deloitte & Touche.

Today he’s a publishing, marketing, media and strategy consultant in a variety of media including magazines, online publishers and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.