Jonathan Rick is the president of the Jonathan Rick Group, a digital communications firm that helps brands use social media to shape and tell their story. Whether via a website, social network, blog, vlog, ad, or app, he’s employed e-strategies to build brand equity, create buzz, and drive public opinion.
Clients for whom he’s led campaigns range from those in the Fortune 100 and the federal government, to national nonprofits and trade associations, to startups and individuals. He created the digital strategies for the widely lauded White House initiative, Startup America, an eight-city, cabinet-level road show to encourage entrepreneurship, and spearheaded the digital marketing for Operation MySpace, the first concert broadcast online in high definition.
Mr. Rick writes for publications including Mashable and Fast Company, is quoted in media outlets including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, and speaks before organizations including Twitter and Visa. He also teaches business writing at the University of Maryland, serves on the board of directors of the Washington, DC, chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators, and holds a BA in Government from Hamilton College.
The Jonathan Rick Group partners with a small group of the sharpest minds in their respective fields—from speechwriters and email specialists to designers and developers. If we can’t help you, chances are, we know someone who can. A partial list of JRG partners:
Jami Beaton Eidsvold. JRG’s West Coaster and a mother of two young boys, Jami specializes in cultivating high-authority influencers (think mommy bloggers and beauty Instagrammers). She’s led consumer campaigns for clients such as Red Bull, Whole Foods, Invisalign, CoolSculpting, Sony, and Nokia, and her keen eye for strategy has earned a plethora of awards, including an ADDY, Webby, Belding, and Davey. Fun fact: When we say Jami is our West Coaster, not only are we referencing her home (Orange County, California), but also her hometown (Aiea, Hawaii).
Greg Galdabini. Greg blends exceptional writing and editing skills with a communications strategist’s mind. (And great hair.) He can translate any subject—no matter how complex—into a crisp and compelling story that shapes public opinion. As the first editor in chief of FreeEnterprise.com, he oversaw a team of designers, writers, editors, photographers, social media specialists, and print and web production managers. His portfolio includes speeches, congressional testimony, talking points, editorials, articles, blog posts, news releases, and radio and video scripts.
Jeanne Jennings. A sought-after speaker for industry conferences and workshops, Jeanne is recognized as one of the world’s top email marketers. Or, as BuzzFeed might put it, here are the top three reasons why she’s the queen of email:
- Since 2001, she’s written a column on the subject for ClickZ.
- She wrote an entire book on the subject: The Email Marketing Kit: The Ultimate Email Marketer’s Bible.
- Her client list includes brands such as Hasbro, PayPal, Scholastic, Verizon, and WeightWatchers.
Michael Long. As a speechwriter, Mike has penned remarks for members of Congress, cabinet secretaries, governors, diplomats, presidential candidates, CEOs—even a guy named Jerry Seinfeld. As a professor, he directs the Master of Professional Studies program in Public Relations and Corporate Communications at Georgetown University. In his spare time, he writes and directs plays. In a previous life, he studied physics as a graduate student.
John Serrao. John is that rare technologist who can elucidate technology, whether in a pitch meeting, client memo, or blog post for Tech Crunch. An expert in all things digital, he’s been leading large-scale website projects for over 10 years, and can do everything from biz dev to project management, coding to design, writing to wireframing. Personally and professionally, he’s also active in the fields of nutrition, wellness, and agriculture.
Fletcher Rick. Known as the “cutest cat in Clarendon,” Fletcher Ethan Rick—FER for short—serves as our company therapist. He reminds us that naps, snacks, and more naps are the keys to the good life. Please don’t tell him what happens on the next season of House of Cards.