Nelson Boyce is a Managing Director at Google, leading travel industry advertising and marketing relationships in the central and eastern US. Prior to that, he was the Director of Agency Business Development at Google, overseeing the relationship with Publicis Groupe, a global advertising and communications company.
Prior to Google, Nelson was the Senior Vice President of East Coast Media Sales for BET Networks a division of Viacom Media Networks. In this role, Nelson was responsible for driving linear and digital ad sales revenue. Aside from creating and maintaining a high level of agency and client relationships, Nelson played an important role in the execution of sales strategy and process for the division. Prior to that, Nelson was the Senior Vice President of Ad Sales Strategy and Marketing at Nickelodeon. He was responsible for supporting senior management in the development of short term and long-range sales strategy and plans, analyzing and developing opportunities for successful new lines of business and representing ad sales in business analyses, deal-making and planning to ensure the division’s continued growth. Nelson had a number of other roles at Nickelodeon, including Senior Vice President of Digital Ad Sales, and Head of sales for TeenNick, Nickelodeon’s teen-targeted network.
Before coming to Nickelodeon, Nelson spent many years at VIBE, Blaze, Honey and Heart & Soul magazines. Before switching to media, Nelson was a financial analyst with PaineWebber (now UBS) in their Mergers and Acquisitions group. Nelson sits on the board HSMAI (Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International), WTTC (World Travel and Tourism Council) Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta, and is a member of BLAG (Black Leadership Advisory Group) and the Exec Sponsor of the Atlanta Black Googler Network Chapter at Google.
A graduate of Harvard University, Nelson lives in Atlanta, GA.