About Samuel P.N. Cook

Samuel P.N. Cook

Samuel helps thought leaders and experts scale their impact by telling inspiring stories online.

Samuel is the founder of James Cook Media, which combines documentary film-making with marketing to help experts connect with their audience through powerful, inspiring stories.

Samuel P.N. Cook is the author of the StoryTelling in the Digital Age masterclass which has over 100,000 subscribers across the world.

James Cook Media specialises in helping experts, thought leaders, and authors developing their business and marketing strategy, and scripting, filming and producing their film-based marketing funnels.

Samuel has built his first website in 2005 while serving as an Army Officer in Iraq. His first documentary was also produced in 2005 about his unit's experience in the Battle of Tal Afar. In 2008, Samuel built his first business - a tour company. He became so fascinated by the website and marketing, he founded his own agency in 2014. Over the past 5 years, Samuel has built five 7-figure marketing funnels from scratch for authors in personal development and business coaching. He has personally produced dozens of marketing videos. He has coached over 50 entrepreneurs in building their own marketing funnels. 

James Cook Media has spent 3 years developing soon-to-be-released StoryFunnel Software - an all in-one 'Shopify for Authors' -  an expert-in-a-box, block-chain based Software as a Service Platform that will allow authors to create the marketing pages, content delivery, and analytics and administration. The software aims to eliminate all technical barriers to delivering their content online - the software will contain every function an author needs to technically accomplish online.

Samuel honed his skills in Storytelling through an eclectic career that started with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in European History from the United States Military Academy. As a U.S. Cavalry Officer, he served 2 tours in Iraq. 

James Cook Media is based in Kiev, Ukraine and Warsaw, Poland. In his personal time, Samuel loves reading history, running, and traveling around historical sites in Europe.

Samuel P.N. Cook's Media & Public Speaking Endorsements


Washington Post Book Launch

In 2009, NY Times Best-Selling Author Tom Ricks launched his second book on the Iraq War. In his research for the book, he arrived at 3 stories that he found most interesting. One of those stories was Samuel P.N. Cook's story as the commander of Crazyhorse Troop, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment. This story ran on the Washington Post series launching the book which went on to become a NY Times Best-Seller


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SuperFastBusiness Conference

In 2014, top marketing expert James Schramko, the founder of SuperFast Business asked Samuel P.N. Cook to speak on his stage in Sydney, Australia. James Schramko gave a personal endorsement of Sam's performance at his conference.



Sage Business School

In October, 2016, Sage Business School founder Peter Sage asked Samuel P.N. Cook to deliver a talk on marketing in front of the audience of over 1,000 people who attended his business school in London and online from around the world. The highly successful conference was a result of the marketing efforts of the James Cook Media team. This talk was the beginning of the StoryMatters movement.



The StoryTelling in the Digital Age MasterClass

After the successful launch of the StoryMatters training programs, Samuel P.N. Cook became a sought-after speaker on marketing. He delivered a series of talks at Google's Innovation Campus in Warsaw, Poland. These talks inspired the local business community in Warsaw, Poland to think differently about marketing. This is a small highlight of the talks he gave in Poland.



James Cook Media Launches the StoryMatters Academy

In August of 2018, James Cook Media moved it's Headquarters to Kiev, Ukraine in preparation for the launch of the StoryTelling in the Digital Age MasterClass. It has quickly become the top selling marketing course online. It also includes a free trial to The StoryMatters Academy - a marketing strategy training academy that includes the StoryFunnel software that allows you to deliver your funnel in the software. The StoryMatters


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