DAM New York 2024

The Art and Practice of Managing Digital Media


John Pagano

Vice President

Nickelodeon Digital Studio

John is a seasoned creative professional with over seventeen years of experience in media. He began his career at Nickelodeon, advancing from Production Assistant to Executive Producer, where he led a large creative team in crafting promos and branding pieces for major live events and digital channels.

In 2018, John played a pivotal role in launching Nickelodeon's Digital Studio, producing content for popular YouTube channels like SpongeBob, NickToons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. His direction helped these channels gain millions of subscribers and billions of watch time minutes. Currently, John and his team supervise 53 YouTube channels globally and generate 1.2K videos a month.

John excels in DAM, organizing and executing massive amounts of media content. His expertise has been crucial in efficiently managing and optimizing Nickelodeon's vast digital media assets, ensuring seamless content production and distribution. Recently, John launched an AI-based system that super-speeds the editing and post-production process, further enhancing the efficiency and output quality of the studio’s projects.

Additionally, John has served as Executive Producer for linear and steaming specials like SpongeBob’s Super Bowl Party and Behind the Dangerverse. He is a recipient of multiple awards from ProMax, Kid Screen, and The Shorty Awards.


What others say

This was my first Henry Stewart DAM Conference in my 15-year career of Digital Asset Management and I am so grateful to David Lipsey and the team for the opportunity to connect with other likeminded individuals and gain more knowledge and use the learnings to bring back to my team. Looking forward to what's to come!

Briana Rabatin
The Hershey Company

HS DAM events are one of the few opportunities to get together with other DAM professionals, speak to multiple vendors, learn, and make connections.

John Kaprielian
New York Power Authority

The HS DAM NYC conference was a great way to learn about new developments in the field, compare practices with colleagues, and make new DAM friends and connections. It was awesome!

Wendy Dorsett