We are excited to announce the addition of our newest host Amy Nicklaus, managing partner of Nicklaus Marketing in Morristown NJ. For her first show she interviews Brand Specialist, Blog Maven and Author of her new book, Shine Through The Noise, Akasha Garnier. They discuss Akasha's new book, how she got to where she is today and where she might or might not be going tomorrow.
Akasha first started writing Gothic stories to entertain her Halloween party guests in St. Paul, Minnesota. She went to college in Minneapolis where the radio station nominated her to be Production Director and “the voice of WMMR”. Akasha enjoyed a wide range of musical influences from The Beatles, The Who, Prince, U2, Pearl Jam, Madonna, The Replacements, Lady Gaga and house music. She then honed in on a show featuring dance music hosted with a friend from her honors writing class. Fortunately the first PR proposal she ever wrote said ‘yes’! Voila, First Avenue of “Purple Rain” fame sponsored her award-winning radio show. Akasha continued to round out her writing, PR and producer skills in alternative radio, event and film production.
Akasha’s proud of her work as a writer, producer and activist; she balanced branding work as writer and producer in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, London, Paris/Cannes, Maui and Hawaii. She excels at helping clients shine with 15 awards/accolades since 2007. Akasha also enjoys giving back through her promo partners, the main partners are The Who’s charity: Teen Cancer America and her Italian family’s tasty restaurants, Nando Milano.
Akasha was invited to write a motivational book based on her branding expertise, love of travel and ability to inspire with the right blend of business and creative skills: Secrets to Shine Through the Noise (August 2016 Motivational Press release). "Shine Through the Noise" helps amplify personal and professional brand value with an action-able plan. Akasha will celebrate the book’s release in a few select cities, and then finish negotiating her travel thriller series for release in best-selling book and film form.
Amy Nicklaus is the owner of Nicklaus Marketing and PR, located in Morristown NJ. Amy has over 18 years of advertising sales, marketing and executive experience working for companies like CBS, Clear Channel, & Beasley Broadcasting as well as acting as V.P. of a National Association. Amy's experience and proven client results motivated her to step out to start her own company.
Amy and her husband have two little girls 6 and 8 years old and two boys (yellow Labradors). She believes in working hard and being the best example she can be in business and in life for her girls.