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Jordan Ancel is a serial entrepreneur, author, and artist with strong leadership skills and a commitment to inspiring success in others by providing CEOs, entrepreneurs, and artists with his unique brand of coaching and problem solving. He recently launched PimpMyPooch.com, a daily deal e-commerce site similar to Groupon and LivingSocial, but sells only high end dog products and services and donates a large portion of its profits to dog rescues.
For the last few years, Jordan has been an independent business consultant. He currently sits on the boards of Fresh Charities and Game Nation, Inc. advising them on business strategy, marketing, and growth. He also consults CEOs and entrepreneurs on creative direction, growth, product development, cause-based partnering, and Social Media Marketing. Clients currently include Aim High Creative, Smart Vision Branding Inc., Infinity Projects L.A., TrueRemedies Skincare, Le French Butcher, KettlebellConcepts, Inc., Dr. Kevin Ross Emery, Adam Leipzig, Cultural Weekly, The Art of The Song/Standing “O” Project, Roots & Shoots Photography, and The Actors Green Room, plus numerous individual artists and entrepreneurs.
With over 20 years experience in the entertainment industry, startups, internet advertising, marketing, and branding, his profound understanding of these industries give him the tools to conceive and execute high-concept ideas with great success.
Previously, Jordan was integral in launching Amp’d Mobile, a cutting-edge multi-million dollar mobile entertainment company/MVNO/world-class e-commerce mobile media portal. He oversaw multiple teams, plus outside vendors, to produce the multi-million dollar website, including front-end design, back-end CMS, and original content by joint partners such as MTV, Warner Music, Sony Music, College Humor, Break. com, and BMI.
From Amp’d, Jordan joined 30sixty Advertising as Director of New Media, a department he started, where he oversaw the production of online advertising campaigns for Paramount Pictures, Sony, Warner Bros., and HBO. He was also responsible for the creation and deployment of interactive games and websites to coincide with theatrical and DVD releases of feature films.
Prior to his business success, Jordan was a founding member of the award-winning Off-Broadway theater company, The Greenwich House Theater Company in The West Village of NYC, whose members included (the late) Academy Award-Winning Kim Hunter. He also achieved great success in commercials, having done major campaigns for GNC, American Express, Budget, and Chrysler, to name only a few.
After moving to Los Angeles from New York in 1995, Jordan wrote and produced the award-winning short film, 875, in London. He then went on to become one of the top print casting directors for major advertising campaigns including Fuji, Boost Mobile, Sony, and AT&T.
Having also been a leading editorial and advertising photographer in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, New Zealand, and Australia, Jordan has had the privilege of getting to know some of the top people in the entertainment industry from agents and managers to casting directors, producers, and directors.
Because Jordan knows first-hand how hard it is for actors to break into the industry, he recently wrote the book Behind The Lines: What it Really Takes to Make It as an Actor to help those pursuing their dream by providing them with a candid look at how the industry really works, from the experts’ and decision makers’ perspectives.
Jordan’s success in the arts followed by his success in business stems from his desire to be a living example of accomplishment and to inspire and help others to live into their own greatness.