King St. Q&A w/ Nick Miaritis

January 21, 2011 |

Nick approves his daily dose of the news

Nick Miaritis is an Account Supervisor on the Miller & IAVA account at SaatchiNY. You may have seen him mentioned in some of our past posts on the great work the Miller team has done with the IAVA in the past year.  If you’re looking for a laugh or interesting story to perk up your day, be sure to also check out his blog, Unintentional Greatness.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?
At the tender age of 7, I was made to dress up as a Native American and walk around my family’s restaurant handing out toys to the children on Thanksgiving. I made over $125 in tips and spent nearly every penny buying cookies from the school cafeteria for the entire 3rd grade.

WHAT LED YOU ON THE PATH YOU’RE ON TODAY?
Mostly my feet.

IF YOU WEREN’T IN ADVERTISING, WHAT CAREER WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO TRY?
Musician.

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE YOUTUBE VIDEO?
Hmmmm….  Tough to pick just one.  Right now, I’m really into an old clip from Saved By The Bell where Mario Lopez is dancing at The Max. It’s about as good as it gets.

TELL US SOMETHING SURPRISING ABOUT YOURSELF:
At the age of 8, I ate breakfast with the Dalai Lama. At the time, I had no idea who he was and I was definitely not on my best behavior. I’m still doing good deeds to dig myself out of that Karmic black hole.

WHAT ARE YOUR LOVEMARKS?
Robert August surfboards, Fender guitars, Whole Foods, Starbucks, Pearl Jam, Chipotle, Cocoa Puffs, Steven Seagal movies

FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TELEVISION PROGRAM?
Tie between Alf and Duck Tales.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CREATIVE PURSUIT?
Writing music.

WHAT DO YOU DO FOR FUN?
Surf, snowboard, music, cook, read, write, work out, compute

WHAT BLOGS/MAGAZINES/BOOKS/PAPERS/WEBSITES CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT?
Magazines: Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, Foreign Affairs

Websites:  Surfline.com, CNN.com, commondreams.org

Blogs:  Richard Branson’s blog, Mark Cuban’s blog

BOOK THAT YOU’RE CURRENTLY READING?
The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean by Susan Casey

A GUILTY PLEASURE FOR ME IS:
Dark Chocolate.  Pretty sure I’m an addict.

WHAT DO YOU THINK THE GREATEST INVENTION IS IN YOUR LIFETIME AND WHY?
Hands down, the KFC Double Down.  Because buns are so played out.

WHAT’S THE LAST GREAT TRIP YOU WENT ON?
Night snowboarding at Jiminy Peak last weekend.  We rode from 9am – 10pm.  It only costs $4 extra for night snowboarding and there are no lift lines.  Think I may stop riding during the day all together.

WHEN’S THE LAST TIME YOU GAVE A STANDING OVATION?
The IAVA’s Heroes Gala.

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2 Comments

  1. John Bowman says:

    Nick, you look so serious in these photos. But whenever I see you, the smile on your face puts one on mine.

  2. Nick says:

    That’s pretty much the joke.

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