Nick Griffin: CreativeCow.net Leader
Creative COW Forum Host, Magazine Writer, Web Writer, Podcast Leader, Advisor, Contributing Editor
: Nick Griffin
"Nick Griffin is one of those rare people that you want by you in a battle," says Creative COW's CEO and Co-founder, Ron Lindeboom. "It would be no exaggeration to say that without Nick, there would be no Creative COW. When we lost our last website to some lawyers and the Dot Bomb of 2000/2001, it was Nick who would call regularly to tell us that what we had built was real and that if we tried again, it would work even better the second time around. He analyzed the situation and would break it out and look at the formula, the process and the destination -- and he was right. His encouragement and friendship during those dark times can't be measured. Nick is an amazing man whose insights into business -- and people -- make him one of the most popular leaders in Creative Cow -- and for good reason. No matter if the venue is the COW itself or one of the tradeshows or seminars where he speaks, Nick has a way of communicating his ideas that leaves his audience better for the experience. He's a 'leaders leader' and we are proud to have him in Creative COW."
Nick Griffin operates Griffin Communications, a marketing communications firm located in suburban Maryland, not far from both Baltimore and the nation's capitol in Washington DC. In his 35+ years in business, Nick has developed branding, marketing strategies, advertising and public relations for a variety of regional, national and international clients. Griffin has helped launch many B2B products and services. Before focusing exclusively on B2B, Nick also created marketing programs and materials for clients in retail, politics, recreation and
An ardent user and advocate of the Macintosh platform since late 1984,
Nick and his business have grown with the Mac. From the earliest stages of pre-PageMaker desktop publishing to several of today's most empowering applications, Griffin has purchased more version 1.0 software than good sense should have dictated. At present, Griffin Communications operates two Media 100/FCP edit suites with an accompanying still photography and video studio.
As his company's sole salesperson and negotiator, Nick Griffin has developed strategic marketing plans, consulted on sales and delivery issues and made proposals and presentations to all sizes of domestic and international businesses.
You can find Nick Griffin hosting in Creative COW's Business & Career Building, Corporate Video, and Art of the Edit Forums.
Articles by Nick Griffin
Business & Marketing|
12 Things I Know About Business at 55 That I Wish I'd Known at 25
12 Things I Know About Business at 55 That I Wish Id Known at 25 appeared in Creative COW Magazine and was one of our most popular articles. It is a true timeless classic in which COW leader, contributing editor, and Senior Business Adviser to Creative COW, Nick Griffin shares wisdom he's learned the hard way in over 30 years in business. His experience will help you to avoid mistakes, manage clients, and prepare yourself to achieve your greatest success.
Editorial, Feature, Business
Business & Marketing|
How TV Spot Strategies Come Into Being
Nick Griffin has worked with a wide range of clients both national and international. He has worked in a wide range of capacities for his clients and he is successful because he knows how to listen and how to function as a part of a team, even when he's the guy with all the responsibility. In this article he shares some of the basics of building a successful strategy from which strong campaigns can be built.
Adobe Premiere Pro|
Broadcast Quality at Bargain Prices
Brand new to the market and loaded with high-end features, Flanders Scientific has introduced four high definition LCD panels specifically developed for the pro market. With the help of the COW's Walter Biscardi, Jr. and senior telecine colorist Ron Anderson, Nick Griffin offers a first look at these high definition broadcast monitors from FSI.
Making the Transitions to HD with Media 100
Everyone was talking HD to Creative COW's Nick Griffin. Everyone that is except his clients... until the latter part of last year. Making the transition from a Standard to a High Definition shop was far simpler than he'd ever imagined. In this article, Nick describes the transition.
Business & Marketing|
|Marketing: Staying Effective in Tough Times|
Creative Cows Nick Griffin says that, When we are in a changing marketplace, we can go in one of two directions: we can make smart choices or dumb, knee-jerk reactions. In this article, Nick explores ways that we can make the smart choices and hopefully avoid becoming a casualty of the market malaise that is resulting from the real estate and stock market collapses of 2008.
Inside HBOs The Wire
Set in Baltimore, Maryland, The Wire will begin its fifth and final season in January 2008 on HBO. As different from standard TV as it gets, the show has received the highest levels of critical acclaim, being referred to by multiple reviewers as the best show on television. In its last issue of 2006 Time Magazine ranked The Wire first on its list of 10 Best TV Shows. And Finally recognized as the best series on TV. Sorry, Tony (Soprano), was Newsweeks description. Creative COWs Nick Griffin spent time on set earlier this year and interviewed one of the shows Producers. Heres his inside glimpse into The Wire and its production.
Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Business & Marketing|
|To Be or Not To Be Self-Employed|
Self-employment may be your personal path to riches and enlightenment, or it may be one of the worst choices you'll ever make. In this article, Creative COW's Nick Griffin discusses the pros, cons and realities of starting your own business and gets into some of the things that should be considered before making the leap.
Media 100 Producer: Media 100's software-only editor
Creative Cow's Nick Griffin, a longtime Media 100 user, switched to Final Cut Pro a few years ago. Here, he explores Media 100 Producer, a new software-only editor from Media 100. Media 100 Producer offers a mobile and scalable editing environment as well as FireWire I/O and Panasonic P2 acquisition capabilities. Ideal for in-the-field or mobile editing, editors using Media 100 Producer can shoot using their Panasonic P2 camera and immediately begin editing. In addition, Media 100 Producer can use media captured by Apple Final Cut Pro and Media 100 and output via FireWire or export to DVD or web. Nick explores this latest offering from Media 100 and gives it 4-1/2 Cows out of five. Why? read on...