Tim Nolan was named Executive Creative Director, A+E Networks in 2016. He oversees marketing creative for all of A+E brands globally, including A&E, History, and Lifetime. As Executive Creative Director, Tim focuses on fostering a culture of creative excellence and equally ensures a strong creative consistency across every A+E brand touchpoint around the world.
Prior to this role, Nolan was Sr. Vice President of the Creative and Brand Strategy, where he created on-air campaigns for some of the network’s most successful series and specials and oversaw all on-air, print, online and out-of-home marketing efforts. Moreover, Nolan oversaw the development and production of on-air promotions, short-form programming, VOD and sales videos across all History platforms, including HI™ (formerly History International), History en Espanol™, Military History™ and History.com™. In 2014, his role was expanded to include all of the female-focused brands under the A+E Networks umbrella, which consist of Lifetime®, LMN™, and FYI™.
In 2008, Nolan received an Emmy® Award as Executive Producer of Great Moments from the Campaign Trail, a series of documentary shorts produced exclusively for Elections ’08 On Demand, a VOD channel with material created for the 2008 presidential campaign season. The New York Times called the series “the most polished pieces on Elections ‘08.”
During his more than ten years at History, Nolan executed on-air promotion campaigns for a number of successful series and specials, including Pawn Stars, American Pickers, America The Story of Us, Ice Road Truckers, Ax Men, Life After People, 102 Minutes that Changed America, 1968 with Tom Brokaw and Band of Brothers, among many others.
Prior to joining History, Nolan was a writer and producer for A+E Networks, where he produced topical promos for its signature series Biography, Investigative Reports and American Justice. He also worked in the on-air promotions department at HBO, working on numerous projects, such as the Emmy-nominated special preview, First Look, Mike Tyson. Nolan began his career writing, producing and editing commercials for broadcast on local cable in New York’s Hudson Valley.
Nolan is a graduate of Ramapo College and resides in New York City. For six years, he has served on the conference committee board for Promax, the global community of professionals passionately engaged in the marketing and promotion of television and video content. In addition, he remains heavily involved in a number of charitable organizations. He is a member of the board for “Design on a Dime,” the newest supportive housing development by Housing Works, and maintains strong engagements with the Lupus Foundation of America, Fashion for Action and Broadway Backwards.
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