Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Adam Witty is the chief executive officer of Advantage Media Group and ForbesBooks. Witty has built Advantage Media Group, The Business Growth Company™, into one of the largest business book publishers in America, serving over 1,000 Members in 40 U.S. states and 13 countries. Advantage was listed on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s most rapidly growing private companies in 2016, 2014, 2013, and 2012 and named to the Best Places to Work in South Carolina list for 2013, 2014, and 2015.
Most recently, Advantage has partnered with Forbes to create ForbesBooks, the first book-publishing imprint for the global media company. Launched in 2016, ForbesBooks is the next step in Forbes’ 100-year history of distribution and innovation in the media business. Utilizing the Forbes multi-platform media network, ForbesBooks offers a branding, visibility, and marketing platform to business authors. The exclusive imprint not only gets books to market faster than other top business book publishers, it also provides a holistic branding, visibility and marketing platform for leading business leaders and idea makers.
In addition to his work with Advantage and ForbesBooks, Witty is a sought-after speaker, teacher and consultant on marketing and business growth techniques for entrepreneurs and authors. He has shared the stage with Steve Forbes, Gene Simmons of KISS, Peter Guber and Bobby Bowden. Witty has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, USA Today and more.
He was named to Young Presidents’ Organization 40 Under 40, 50 Most Progressive, and was named to the 2011 Inc. magazine 30 Under 30 list of “America’s coolest entrepreneurs.” In 2012, Witty was selected by the Chilean government to judge the prestigious Start-up Chile! entrepreneurship competition.
Witty is chairman of the not-for-profit Youth Entrepreneurship South Carolina, where they teach entrepreneurial skills to at-risk youth in every South Carolina public school. He also chairs the Clemson University’s Spiro Entrepreneurship Institute board and sits on the College of Charleston Entrepreneurship Center board. Witty is an Eagle Scout, 2012 Clemson University Young Alumnus of the Year, a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), a member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), Learning Officer for Digital Marketing and Media Board and happy to call Charleston, South Carolina home.