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Nick Powills

Chief Brand Strategist

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Nick Powills | CEO & FOUNDER

Nick Powills, CFE, founded No Limit Agency (one of Inc. 5000’s fastest growing companies) in 2008 and its sister companies 1851 Franchise and Estate Envy in 2012 and 2016, respectively. Today he serves as chief brand strategist for the Chicago-based firm as well as publisher of both publications.

Prior to starting No Limit at the age of 27, Nick spent four years working at a franchise PR agency where he mastered the art of building rapport with media outlets and creating newsworthy pitches for earned media placements. Prior to jumping into PR, Powills worked as a writer at the Northwest Herald, a daily newspaper in Chicago; started Lumino, an online music magazine; and had internships at Rolling Stone and Details Magazine. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communication and media studies from Drake University in Iowa.