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Summer is a bestselling author, award-winning creator, founder, CEO, board member, advisor, and C-level consultant. With a career spanning over two decades, having built and sold a national media firm with clients including Food Network Magazine, People, and ELLE, Summer is recognized for building omni-channel ecosystems, complex content strategies, and partnerships that change narratives.​

Bestselling Author Summer Nilsson

Through her own consultancy firm, NIIS Corp, and as a member of WE ARE THE BOARD, Summer advises corporations, talent, and startups on content and brand strategy, creative marketing solutions, brand identity, partnerships, purpose alignment, and developing overarching ecosystems.


Summer has worked with startups and Fortune 100 corporations to identify industry white space, maximize revenue, launch and grow brands, products, apps, global campaigns, and partnerships including Walmart, Neiman Marcus, Dell, Kendra Scott, American Express, among others. 

Summer previously co-founded a national media sales and marketing firm with offices in Dallas, Boston, Detroit, and Atlanta, serving Meredith, Hearst, Clique Brands, Group Nine, etc. Summer built the firm from the ground up to provide a single point of contact for national publishers to maximize outer market revenue, reverse engineer content platforms, establish tentpole programming, leverage celebrity talent, monetize merchandising priorities, integrate co-op initiatives, and facilitate B2B partnerships. 

Summer is the founder of Loodor, an entertainment franchise and producer of the Loodor Tales Series. The Loodor Tales target tweens and teens with storylines to support mental health. The series launched with Amazon bestsellers, The Land of the Pines, and sequel, The Land of the Strays. Critical acclaim led to the development of multi-media IP, with a four-book series, film/tv, gaming, and podcasts.

Summer is a sought-after speaker for keynotes, commencements, morning shows, panel discussions, and schools.
Summer's tale of social anxiety and imposter syndrome, coupled with hard work and perseverance, inspires audiences of all ages to unlock the power of their voice. 


Summer has collaborated with The Birthday Party Project, Girl Scouts, Dell Children’s, Children’s Health, Scottish Rite, and St. Jude to support kids of all ages. Summer also serves on the National Advisory Council for Girls Inc.

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