Viral Nation, a leading social media marketing transformation, talent and technology company, announced today the launch of its new podcast division and the expansion of its 360 creator services following the hire of two seasoned industry executives, Stephen Perlstein (who will oversee the Podcast Division) and Chelsea Durgin (who will oversee Viral Nation_Talent’s 360 Creator Services).
“I am thrilled to be joining Viral Nation_Talent and to embark on this exciting new chapter,” said Perlstein. “Together, we will create an extraordinary podcasting experience that elevates and expands creator’s content, captivates listeners and solidifies the company as a leading force within the industry, delivering end-to-end solutions that benefit creators of all kinds.”
“I’m looking forward to playing a pivotal role in driving the expansion of Viral Nation_Talent’s 360 Creator Services,” said Durgin. “Having had the privilege of working alongside high-profile digital stars and managing major brand partnerships, I’ve witnessed firsthand the transformative power of strategic talent management. Now, as I embark on this exciting chapter with Viral Nation, I am eager to bring my refined style and strategic approach to foster talent growth across all aspects of the businesses. The potential is immense, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be part of Viral Nation’s journey.”
Two experienced executives in their respective fields
With a wealth of experience in the podcasting industry, Stephen’s creative vision and entrepreneurial spirit will be instrumental in developing content creation strategies that resonate with diverse audiences. His expertise and track record will be invaluable in propelling Viral Nation_Talent’s podcast division to new heights.
With extensive experience in both traditional and digital entertainment, Chelsea brings a refined management style and a strategic approach to foster the growth of talent across all aspects of their businesses. Her previous roles include managing distribution and marketing partnerships with Lionsgate for the film “Natural Born Pranksters,” as well as working as a talent manager and agent for IPSY’s in-house creators. Chelsea’s expertise and proven track record in driving brand sponsorships and campaign production will undoubtedly elevate Viral Nation_Talent’s 360 Creator Services.
“We are proud to launch our new podcast division and announce the expansion of our 360 Creator Services, underlining Viral Nation’s commitment to challenge the status quo of representation and truly be business partners to our creators. Our mantra is driving multiplatform growth and delivering exceptional value to creators,” said Jonathan Chanti, President of Viral Nation_Talent. “With the addition of Stephen Perlstein and Chelsea Durgin, we are confident that our talent will have access to the best resources, support, and opportunities to excel in the podcasting and creator space, delivering on our goal of providing a comprehensive experience that empowers our talent to unleash their creativity and reach new heights.”
About Viral Nation
Established in 2014 as an influencer marketing agency, Viral Nation is a new media innovation group that powers the social ecosystem through integrated solutions that align strategy, talent, media, and technology. Viral Nation includes the full-service creative agency, Viral Nation_Marketing & Intelligence; creator and athlete-influencer management agencies, Viral Nation_Talent; and the technology division, Viral Nation_SaaS. Ranked 5th in the 2022 Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ award, Viral Nation currently operatesin eight countries and Viral Nation_Talent represent a diverse and award-winning roster of over 500 content creators, celebrities and NIL athletes across all platforms and over 35 verticals.