NEW BOOK! ART PIMP: Inside the Cutthroat World of PR

ART PIMP is the groundbreaking new book by Adam Nelson that takes you inside the cutthroat world of PR. Tales of flimflam, fixes and fornication. Media contact
MANHATTAN, N.Y. - April 30, 2013 - PRLog -- ART PIMP is a minimalist manifesto for the disenfranchised lay-offs among us. It preaches jailbreak. Read it and you’ll discover why desperation gets things done, why you should unsubscribe, friend your mentors, look for loopholes, cop an attitude and work for free. Let the uptown crowd stuff themselves into cubicles. This is a new playbook for modern age entrepreneurs who never want to have a boss again or give into the old Flim Flam. Traditional media is dying. So how do you get the goods across today when people aren’t buying? Learn how to be more industrious, how to establish brands with celebrity craftsmanship, and a slew of revolutionary concepts that will both rouse and rally you. The perfect blueprint for anyone who’s ready to get their hands dirty: Miserable day jobbers, fortune-hunters, media soldiers, recent grad’s, lay-off victims and dreamers who refuse to take no for an answer. Visit

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For more than 30 years, I have dedicated myself to the visual language of shill earning my stripes as a foot soldier under industry mavericks. As a grunt, part of my job was to get visible ink for the virtually un-ink-able. That rhythmless tap dancer, the milquetoast actor, the self-proclaimed Bar-mitzvah photographer all whom you have read about in glowing terms and find yourself wondering why?

You can thank pimps like me.

But even the most artistic pimp can't turn tricks fast enough to satiate today's media ravenous. The countless brands, businesses and brothers who pay top dollar for the luxury of promotion.

Art Pimp is my tall tale. A statement on the dark and desperate need to see our names in print. Personal war stories are laid bare in the gossip-slung world of those who buy and sell. Not a superficial tell-all. More like a prepared state of readiness for you tenderfoots on patrol.  

Check out a sample chapter here:

Adam Nelson is the Founder & CEO of WORKHOUSE. Established in 1999, Workhouse is a leading boutique agency that has developed marketing campaigns and worldwide events for a wide range of legendary clients, including The Rolling Stones Ronnie Wood, Francis Ford Coppola, David LaChapelle, Interview Magazine, International Emmy Awards, Galleries Lafayette, Virgin, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Wantful, Saks Fifth Avenue & Versace. In 2012, Workhouse swept three of the industry's highest honors when it was bestowed with the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Silver Anvil Award, the PR News' Platinum PR "Wow Award" and the Bulldog Reporter Silver Medal Award. The agency was also named a PR Daily/ Dow Jones "Grand Prize: PR Campaign of the Year " Finalist. Prior to Workhouse, Mr. Nelson was a senior publicist at Jason Weinberg & Associates, where he represented Tim Burton, David LaChapelle, Lennox Lewis and Sean "P Diddy" Combs, among others. Previously he was a senior publicist at the Peggy Siegal Company, overseeing the Warner Brothers account. Mr. Nelson has been recognized for outstanding creative, receiving the U.S. Commerce Association's 2009 New York Award, the National Congressional Committee’s 2003 National Leadership Award and was elected to serve as an Honorary Chairman of the Business Advisory Council. He was selected by the International Who's Who of Executives in 2004. He earned his BFA from the University of the Arts and attended certificate programs at both Yale and Oxford University. He is married to Alison Nelson, founding owner of the Chocolate Bar whose locations include New York's West Village and 30 locations in Dubai and the Middle East. They have two children a daughter, Lulu Scout and a son, Sailor. Visit
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