I’m Ricci (pronounced Rikki) and I have been specializing in digital marketing since 1999. Originally from Corpus Christi, TX, my life took many twists, turns and travels, and I eventually landed in Austin, TX.
After relocating back to Corpus Christi in November 2013, I found my way to North Padre Island in March 2014. I’ve reconnected with friends that I’ve known from many years ago and have made many new friends. I love it here very much and am so happy to be home!
My passion has always been to support local business. With an extensive knowledge of internet marketing, website development, content creation, social media management, reputation management and multi-media advertising, my focus is on best practices for reaching our area residents, visitors and newcomers with the amazing options that local businesses have to offer in Corpus Christi and on North Padre Island.
From utilizing the resources at our CorpusChristiCurrent.com partner website to creating custom marketing and branding packages to placing media advertising buys, Island Girl Media & Co. helps make sense of all that is available in today’s advertising and marketing choices.
Contact us for a complimentary consultation for your business. 361-210-6911 I would love to find out more about you and how we might best support you!
Wishing you great success,
PS: My official bio is below. I also make myself available for speaking and training. Please fill out the contact form or call 361-210-6911.
Using a borrowed laptop and a dial-up internet connection, Ricci taught herself HTML and built her first website for her independent party supply distributorship in 1999. She became an award winning retailer and eventually a corporate trainer for that company, specializing in internet marketing techniques. Through various bootstrap efforts, she grew her personal database to over 10,000 contacts, which included over 3,300 customers.
Soon afterwards, Ricci joined eWomenNetwork, a membership-driven, international professional women’s networking organization. She eventually became a Managing Director and coordinated and marketed regular monthly luncheons (50+ attendees) and smaller breakfast/after-hours events, building her local rolodex from zero to over 4,800+ connections in 18 months, and formed strategic alliances and partnerships within the business community and media.
Over the years she’s strengthened, encouraged, and supported business professionals as a Certified Dream Coach®, purpose-driven marketing advisor and an empowering keynote speaker.
As a graduate of Dream University’s “Become an Inspiring Speaker” program, Ricci studied with Marcia Wieder, award-winning speaker Patricia Fripp, and celebrity vocal coach Arthur Joseph. She has spoken and trained at PubCon, Women Impacting the Nation, RISE Conference for Entrepreneurs, Association for Women in Technology and the Direct Selling Women’s Alliance.
Whether hosting, speaking and training at live events or working with clients individually or in groups, her tactile and practical methods, combined with her purpose-driven mission, propels professionals to achieve their dreams and goals. She has been referred to as a pioneer for business marketing through new media and social media technologies, and is the author of multiple proprietary curriculum for her programs, such as WordPress for Businesses & Marketers, Social Media Marketing Success, and Go Google Local – How to Market your Business for Local & Mobile Search, and is a contributing author to “Networking for Novices” (Social Media Nugget). In 2010, Ricci authored a twelve-week coaching curriculum for independent professionals, entrepreneurs and small businesses, titled “Build Your Revenue; Build Your Platform”.