Young, unafraid, and outgoing entrepreneur, John Zimmel, produces eye-catching videos for extreme sports and has the personality to match.
John Zimmel is no ordinary 21-year-old. While other young people his age are out at bars, John Zimmel is running four businesses: Grass Fed Audio, West 35 Media, Nameless Productions, and his parent communications company, Labyrinth35 X. John started filming in 2015-at 17-and quickly realized his passion and purpose. He’s worked with small and large companies alike, including General Electric and Samsung. Now, John continues to grow his business and persevere by making a name for himself in the extreme sports industry.
John is not afraid to get down and dirty. He’s right in the action of the athlete and sport. And he’s not just there for the thrill. John Zimmel is an energetic professional who’s on a mission to capture the very things that make extreme athletes so extreme.
“When it comes to extreme sports, you must be quick on your feet and remain aware of your surroundings at all times,” said John Zimmel, owner of Labyrinth35 X and its subsidiaries. “At Labrynth35 X, we know how to get right in the mix to capture the perfect shot and create the best post-production reel that highlights the athlete’s greatest strengths and most epic tricks.”
John recently worked with Pogo Sunt Team and the Guinness Book of World Records to capture the world record for longest pogo jump. He has also teamed up with World Champion Skimboarder, Austin Keen.
“It’s about creating engaging, high-impact content,” said John. “And when the athletes or team don’t have time to manage that content, we help with that too.”
When it comes to extreme athletes, promoting and growing a brand image doesn’t always make it to the top of the to-do list. John Zimmel and his highly creative team at West 35 Media ensures that clients have a full-scale plan of action to attract followers and increase recognition. Clients are consulted on brand growth, and through social media strategy, website design, content management and more, John Zimmel helps brands maintain top Google rankings and social influence. Some of his clients include DJ and music producer, Deoca, and Mark Peynado who is known for his drumming credits on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers.
About John Zimmel
John Zimmel is a young, vibrant entrepreneur from Greenwich, CT who’s eager to take his clients’ brand recognition to the next level through social media strategies and high-quality digital content. He owns and operates four businesses including his modern-day communications parent company, Labyrinth35X; audio production company, Grass Fed Audio; digital content creation agency, West 35 Media; and his video production company, Nameless Productions. John Zimmel is also a performer himself of magic.
John Zimmel doesn’t wait around for things to happen. He makes things happen. John explains his stance, “If you’re not willing to put in the hours, you’re not going to succeed. There are a lot of people that DREAM BIG, and there are even more that TALK BIG, but what they fail to do is the work that it takes to DO SOMETHING BIG. If you’re sitting around on weekends or nights and you’re not spending hours pursuing a dream, then you’re like everyone else that just gets through life. These people go to work (where they usually hate their jobs), spend time with friends or family (which is important), but they live vicariously through someone else. Whether it’s through binging their favorite shows or aimlessly spending hours online or social media, the people that are not making it, are usually settling for the norm.
“If you’ve got a passion—if you’re good at something—you need to put the time into it to make it benefit you and others. Don’t get lazy. Get going, and turn your hobby, your passion, and your dream into reality.
“Don’t be afraid of failure. If your quest for success doesn’t turn out on the first try, you’re not alone. Many talented and successful entrepreneurs failed the first, second, and third time, but the differentiating factor is that they kept trying. Who cares if you fail? Don’t let naysayers hold you back. Why? Other people are not in control of your life and your destination, you are. And if they say negative things, it’s not your problem; it’s theirs. When you make big moves, unfortunately, some people get jealous because they are the ones sitting on their couch, wishing they dared to try.”
John Zimmel is a young entrepreneur running several media companies, and he knows firsthand that hard work always pays off. He firmly believes that everyone makes mistakes, but it’s what people do with the lessons that they’ve learned that makes the person who they are.
John Zimmel uses his ingenuity and creativity to generate business models that others are taking note of and replicating. John Zimmel owns Labyrinth35 X, which is a modern-day communications parent company that manages and operates West 35 Media and Grass Fed Audio. West 35 Media is a digital content creation agency. They have created websites for some talented people such as Mark Peynado (Drummer for Parson James), Deoca (DJ in Orlando, FL) and many more! West 35 Media also have helped some leading brands with social media marketing.
John Zimmel does what all other successful business leaders do; he surrounds himself with talent, but not always in the physical sense. One of those talented individuals is the highly-regarded multimedia expert, Gary Vaynerchuk.
Gary Vaynerchuk is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, inspirational speaker, social media leader, and mentor to many aspiring entrepreneurs. Gary’s messaging fits with John Zimmel’s vision to the T, and recently, Gary posted an article titled, “The $1.80 Instagram Strategy To Grow Your Business Or Brand.”
In this analogy of growing your brand and business specifically through Instagram, John Zimmel points out that the foundational message can be used on all social media platforms, and in life in general. The principal message ties into the $1.80 referenced in the title. Basically, Mr. Vaynerchuck is suggesting the following:
- Be a part of the conversation
- Engage with similar mindsets and goal-oriented people
- Leave Comments
- Be authentic and leave encouraging, thought-provoking messages or replies
- Make Meaningful Connections
- NEVER spam or clickbait your brand
Gary Vaynerchuck states, “The $1.80 Instagram strategy, which translates to leaving your personal .02 cents on the top 9 trending Instagram posts for 10 different hashtags that are relevant to your brand or business every single day. By the end, you haven’t just left your .02, but a full $1.80 of thoughts online in the specific category, niche, or industry you want to become a part of. I have always discussed how important it is, not only to build influence but to build community and become part of the conversation online.”
John Zimmel implements this $1.80 method into his Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and all other social media outlets, and real-world encounters. John uses hashtags and also search words depending on the platform in which he’s interested. John only connects when he feels empowered to do so.
John Zimmel said, “It’s not going to benefit you or your brand to connect or engage with individuals that you don’t respect or can’t stand behind. I ask myself if I would be comfortable talking to this person live, would I like to hang out with them, or would I want to exchange tips with them on a regular basis. However, if I believe there is a real connection to make, I make it without any hesitation.”
John Zimmel is a multimedia entrepreneur with several successful businesses in place. John has established himself as an ardent professional with a vision and plans for future development. He embraces new ideas and out-of-the-box thinking.
John Zimmel began as an entrepreneur just a few years ago at the age of 21; he may be young, but he’s already established himself as an ardent entrepreneur with a vision and plans for future development. He owns several companies, such as Labyrinth 35x, which is a communications company with wild ambition, drive, and established credentials.
John Zimmel continued, “I tell everyone just to try new things. It’s important to let your ideas be known. Don’t hold back. I don’t always know how things will turn out, but I take risks. Why? Because even though some things will fail, many will be successful. You have to try because you want to. Don’t be afraid or intimidated before you even attempt something. Don’t worry about what others will think or perceive. I believe staying focused on the mission is key.
“For my four companies, I always try to visualize this statement when taking a risk, ‘If there is a problem, find a solution. If there is no problem, don’t create one in your mind before you even get started.’ Do what you can and make a difference in the world for the good of others. If you stay focused on that, you will find success.
“My favorite quote is from President Barack Obama, ‘The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope; you will fill yourself with hope.’ When you stop focusing on self-gain and just try things for the right reasons, it almost always pays off in one way or another.”
John Zimmel’s owns Labyrinth 35x that manages and operates West 35 Media and Grass Fed Audio. West 35 Media is a digital content creation agency. They have created websites, social media, and marketing for leading brands and celebrity talent.
Entrepreneur, filmmaker, investor, and innovator, John Zimmel knows a thing or two about the importance of social media marketing, what works and what doesn’t.
John Zimmel owns Labyrinth35 X, which is a modern-day communications parent company that manages and operates West 35 Media and Grass Fed Audio. West 35 Media is a digital content creation agency.
They have created websites for some amazing people such as Mark Peynado (Drummer for Parson James), Deoca (DJ in Orlando, FL)and many more!
West 35 Media also have helped some leading brands with social media marketing.
John Zimmel’s top tips for a successful social media campaign are as follows:
#1 Image and Branding
Sticking to your image and creating stand out branding is key for entrepreneurs and influencers, so when you begin to think about your social media presence, make sure that your brand and image match up with what you’ve got online. If you’re looking to change your image, then you may need to create a new persona or vlog about why you’re making a move to change your slant or goals.
I can’t specify enough the importance of hashtags. You should be incorporating at least 15 with every post. Posting as much as you can is also critical to make yourself known, but do not lose your quality with those posts. Make sure your hashtags and posts are relevant so that people will want to follow you. With your Instagram stories, it’s essential to tag other influencers because this will increase your followers. It’s like asking for referral inadvertently.
If you can, including giveaways in your social media campaign is a great way to gain new interest, keep people loyal, and market yourself in the real world. How? If you give away paraphernalia with your logo, people wearing your hats or t-shirts are walking billboards for your brand.
#4 Promoting other Products or Projects
Just like with tagging other influencers, promoting organizations or products that you’re passionate about or the ones you use daily are great ways to build partnerships. Yes, you’ll be talking about these for free, but it could actually pay off. Let’s say you love Lays potato chips, and you talk about them, eat them or have them sitting in your shot in most of your posts, you could possibly strike up a deal with them. Crazier things have happened.
John Zimmel’s Labyrinth 35x has three locations to serve their clients (Florida, New Jersey, and Connecticut), and they plan to expand further as time permits. They operate as one parent company with branches that run individually. It’s a fun, family-friendly environment. Labyrinth 35x has a media and digital communication focus.
John Zimmel is only his twenties, but he already has four major business ventures under his name with more to come as he uses his ingenuity and creativity to create business models that others are taking note of.
Understanding the complexities of social media, John Zimmel incorporates those platforms into each of his endeavors. This year, he made a commitment to vlog every single day, so far, he’s sticking to that goal. We asked John why vlogging is essential in today’s world.
“Making a vlog is creating an information pipeline that’s enveloped in countless creative outlets. No matter what you’re trying to convey, market, brand, or tell, vlogging gets the attention of crowds of people and lets them in on what’s going on behind the scenes.”
John Zimmel is also the creator and collaborator of several different YouTube channels. John’s Vlog is uncensored. John Zimmel explains further, “Whatever I say goes. It’s very natural to just be me. Some of the other videos that I create for others are more censored, more family-friendly. Some clients like to have their own channel, where they promote products, but my company is very high-tech, professional and our vlogs are of the highest production and quality.”
John Zimmel went on further to explain how he is reinvesting in his company at this point in his life, making every project, connection and decision with the utmost of care to continue forging ahead and creating really compelling storytelling. He places a large emphasis on the direction of storytelling and says the future of his productions and businesses are well on the way to becoming hugely successful.
John Zimmel’s owns Labyrinth 35x, which is a modern-day communications parent company that manages and operates West 35 Media and Grass-Fed Audio. West 35 Media is a digital content creation agency. They have created websites for some amazing people such as Mark Peynado (Drummer for Parson James), Deoca (DJ in Orlando, FL)and many more! West 35 Media also have helped some leading brands with social media marketing.
John started his professional filmmaking career in 2015. Since then John has worked for some major companies such as General Electric, Guinness Books of World Records and Samsung. John also is an audio engineer. He has worked with artists such as Parson James, Chris Blue, and drum techs for Mark Peynado. John has also taught himself social media marketing strategies. John is always looking at ways to make his companies thrive and loves finding new styles to try out
Escaping reality is often what many people need to unwind and disconnect from work or obligations. Magic is an illusion that intrigues many individuals of all ages. John Zimmel is an ardent entrepreneur with a grasp on the entertainment world. One of his projects is magic-entertainment, which is a magic production and distribution company that sells over 15,000 products through Murphy’s Magic. Invictus Magic is JohnZimmel’s partner in this endeavour, as John owns 30% of the company. Invictus and John Zimmel help magicians seeking distribution and promotion as well as social media campaigns and filming and production services. John Zimmel is also a magician and loves to invent and create new magic tricks!
John is a professional, fun, easy going young entrepreneur with big dreams, but the fact of the matter is, he’s making those dreams a reality. John has always had an entrepreneurial spirit, and now operates four different startup companies. John started his professional filmmaking career in 2015. Since then John has worked for some major companies such as General Electric, Guinness Books of World Records and Samsung. John also is an audio engineer. He has worked with artists such as Parson James, Chris Blue, and drum techs for Mark Peynado. John has also taught himself social media marketing strategies. John is always looking at ways to make his companies thrive and loves finding new styles to try out!
“We have Partner with West 35 Media and John Zimmel to bring digital content creation. We try our best to bring the best quality to all our projects as possible. We film up to 6k with our RED Cameras, all of Invictus Projects are filmed in 4k minimum . John and West 35 Media has the eye for magic, because they are all Magicians as well.”-Invictus Magic
John Zimmel began as an entrepreneur just a few years ago at the age of 21; he may be young, but he’s already established himself as an ardent entrepreneur with a vision and plans for future development. John embraces new ideas and out-of-the-box thinking. He welcomes new ideas and looks forward to continuing to make his mark on the world and in the entertainment industry.
John Zimmel began as an entrepreneur just a few years ago at the age of 21; he may be young, but he’s already established himself as an ardent entrepreneur with a vision and plans for future development. He owns several companies, one in particular, Labyrinth 35 X, which is a communications company with wild ambition, drive, and established credentials.
John Zimmel’s, Labyrinth 35x is a modern-day communications parent company that manages and operates West 35 Media and Grass Fed Audio.
West 35 Media is a digital content creation agency. They have created websites for some amazing people such as Mark Peynado (Drummer for Parson James), Deoca (DJ in Orlando, FL)and many more! West 35 Media also have helped some leading brands with social media marketing!
Grass Fed Audio is a full Mixing, Music Production company. GFA (Grass Fed Audio) has also worked with some incredibly talented artist such as Parson James and Snarky Puppy’ Drummer. GFA also works with musicians as their technicians. John Zimmel states, “Some of the artists that we tech for include Mark Peynado (Drummer for Parson James), Chris Blue (session 12 winner of The Voice) Dave Pettigrew Band (Christian Rock Band) and many more. We are planning to expand our services and look forward to working with many established and new, up and coming artists.”
Labyrinth 35 X has two locations to serve their clients (Florida and Connecticut), and they plan to expand further as time permits. They operate as one parent company with branches that operate individually. It’s a fun, family-friendly environment. Labyrinth 35 X has a media and digital communication focus.
John Zimmel explains, “West 35 Media is hitting high goals through social media marketing such as Instagram and Facebook. We work with small local companies to large scale corporations like General Electric, NY Fashion Week (Samsung Headquarters), and XPOGO.”
Grass Fed Audio does a lot of different things such as consulting, reviews new work, and helps artists find direction through music production. Grass Fed Audio obtains a small but very professional recording studio for mixing and basic recording needs for local artists, and general audio house. If there is a show that needs a few freelancers, they reach out to GFA for all of their studio and live event needs.