Advantage Media Group announced Saturday, during the AUTHORity Marketing Summit, that it has named Nate DaPore as the 2014 Author of the Year.

Hailed as Advantage’s “highest honor” for an author to receive, DaPore has been selected based on his unique, integrative approach to incorporating his book into his business, from the inside out. PeopleMatter: Driving Productivity, Efficiency and Profits through Happier Team Members was published in May 2014 and has since been an integral part of DaPore’s business strategy, growth and expansion. DaPore, Founder, President and CEO of PeopleMatter, states, “This has been a life changing experience personally and professionally. I had been wanting to write a book and this gave me a venue to get our story out.”

Adam Witty, Founder and CEO of Advantage Media Group comments, “Advantage is proud to recognize Nate and his accomplishments. As a fellow entrepreneur, Nate has so effectively embraced what we teach and has used his book as a marketing tool to grow his business. Nate has done an excellent job and is a shining example of the impact authorship has on your ability to build credibility and authority while sharing what makes your business different.”

About Nate DaPore: DaPore is Founder, President and CEO of PeopleMatter, a purpose-driven software company focused on creating change in the hourly workforces of some of the best companies in the world. Prior to PeopleMatter, he was a Principal at Battery Park Ventures investment company and VP of Enterprise Sales at Benefitfocus, where he was part of the team that took the company from startup to the largest employer benefits software provider in the U.S. Nate sits on the Board of Directors of the Charleston Digital Corridor, which helps advance entrepreneurs launching innovative technology companies in Silicon Harbor, and on the Board of Trustees of Hampden-Sydney College. He received TiE Atlanta’s “Top Up-and-Coming Entrepreneur” award in 2011.

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