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Rick is our founder and leader at the agency.

He is the principal consultant, helping companies determine their digital strategy and how they go to market online. 

Photo of Rick Whittington, Owner and Inbound Marketing Consultant

About Rick

His specialties include working with senior care organizations, manufacturing companies and economic development organizations.

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 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.

Rick is incredibly passionate about giving back to the community, logging over 400 hours of community service every year. He is a dedicated baseball coach for a group of 16 year old boys, is active in his place of worship where he serves in church leadership and plays in the worship band, and is active in the Virginia Economic Developers Association (VEDA).

He founded Whittington Consulting in 2007.

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.

About Rick


BA, Communication Studies from Virginia Tech

Favorite Food

Steak on a charcoal grill


Emporia, VA


  • Being outdoors
  • Grilling
  • Playing guitar
  • Kayak fishing
  • Virginia Tech football

Community Involvement

  • Baseball coach
  • Deacon at Cool Spring Baptist Church
  • Praise band member, Cool Spring Baptist Church
  • Referee for youth basketball
  • Active member, Virginia Economic Developers Association

HubSpot Certifications

  • Inbound Marketing
  • HubSpot Marketing Software
  • Marketing Hub Implementation
  • HubSpot Sales Software
  • Inbound Sales
  • SEO
  • Content Marketing
  • Delivering Sales Services
  • Sales Enablement
  • HubSpot Solutions Partner
  • Developing a Sales Plan
  • Delivering Client Success
  • Client Management
Photo of Rick and his kids enjoying a summer night

Ready to make your marketing a sales engine?

Let’s have an initial conversation to answer any questions and discuss how it works for your business.

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