Named “Willy Wonka with a toolkit from Mythbusters,” by Forbes Magazine, Nathan Martin is the founder and CEO of Deeplocal, an internationally acclaimed innovation studio known for building compelling experiences that link the real and online worlds. Nathan isn’t your typical ad agency CEO: a former hardcore singer and artist, in 2006, he spun Deeplocal out of an art and technology lab at Carnegie Mellon University, the world’s leading robotics school. Since then, he has become one of the most recognized leaders of innovation and invention in advertising, creating custom solutions that are often world’s firsts—from a street-printing robot to selfies rendered in balloons to socks that auto-pause your TV show. In the last decade, Nathan has grown Deeplocal’s portfolio to include advertising work for some of the world’s biggest and most celebrated brands—including Google, Netflix, and Nike—and has led the team in launching one award-winning campaign after another.
Nathan has been featured in Wired, Fast Company, AdWeek, and NOTCOT, and regularly speaks at events around the world—including SXSW, Bloomberg Innovators, Ad Age Creativity + Technology, and TEDx. Meanwhile, Deeplocal and its work have earned numerous industry awards including the Ad Age Small Agency of the Year, Ad Age Creativity Innovator of the Year, Communication Arts Best of Interactive, Cannes Lion Grand Prix, One Club Best of the Digital Decade, and many more.