Rick is our founder and principal at the agency. He is the principal inbound marketing consultant, helping companies determine their digital strategy and how they go to market online.
His specialties include working with B2B firms, manufacturing companies and economic development organizations.
Rick also speaks to groups on the topic of transformative marketing -- using a digital strategy to develop measurable new business and accountability around the digital channel.
He has been named a Top 200 Global Influencer by Onalytica for lead generation.
He has over 20 years of experience in websites and digital marketing. He developed a website and advertising strategy for a small 2-person family business in the mid-90s, helping the company to profitability and over a half million in revenue annually.
He then was the Design Manager for Circuit City’s website, where he helped design the first "buy online, pick up in store" process flow, managed a $5 million media plan and helped online sales reach $1 billion annually.
He founded Whittington Consulting in 2006.
How Rick Helps You
Rick understands that websites and digital marketing can be intimidating and constantly changing. It’s his job to stay current, understand your business challenge and come up with a digital marketing strategy that creates measurable business results for your company.
A digital strategy can include maintaining and optimizing your company website, search engine optimization, content marketing, inbound marketing, email, sales enablement through technology, and much more. Rick's job is to tailor a digital strategy to your company based on business growth goals.
BA, Communication Studies
Deacon at Cool Spring Baptist Church
Praise band member, Cool Spring Baptist Church
Board member, Virginia Economic Developers Association
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