With an extensive background in media relations, television broadcasting, digital marketing and social media, Danielle Ricks Productions (DRP) specializes in bringing clients a unique combination of traditional and new media strategies. The team is made up of highly qualified freelancers that focus on building online communities, developing strategic social media and digital marketing plans and designing online and offline marketing campaigns. DRP is mission-driven and dedicated to increasing brand awareness through digital media, video production, and social media.

What does all that mean? At the core of what we do is tell a good story. If you are looking to get the word out about your company, produce digital content, drive people to a call-to-action, promote your cause or navigate through the digital space, we are here to help.

Services Include Producing:

  • Webinars
  • Promotional Videos
  • Social Media Strategies
  • Online Marketing Strategies
  • Media Training
  • Web series
  • In-studio broadcast and video production
  • On-location broadcast and video production
  • Video blogging


Danielle Ricks Productions and RixStar Studios have joined forces to create R&R MediaWorks. With offerings such as promotional videos, EPKs (electronic press kits), studio rental, and film and video production services, we are pleased to roll out our first two joint ventures.

EPK (Electronic Press Kit) – Looking to get media coverage? Need a way to make your story come alive? Then you need an electronic press kit (EPK). EPKs offer those who are seeking media coverage a dynamic way of telling your story. It is also an exceptional way to introduce yourself to the public and capture the attention of media outlets. The EPK below is of Denise J. Hart. She is a speaker, author and coach extraordinaire. Click on the YouTube video to hear her story and let us know if we can help you tell yours.


Coming soon!

The web series that takes a look into the live, mind and psyche of women, Things Black Women Are Tired Of Hear. Check out the trailer and sign up to get notices so you will be the first to know when the web series hits the Internet.

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My Role: Digital Media Consultant / Digital Content Producer

Jim WaitzmanJim Waitzman E-Marketing Coordinator at Cruise Planners

“Danielle made an assessment of the social media platforms that Cruise Planners-  CTWV was using in December of 2014. She tailored a plan that strengthened our presence in Facebook and Twitter and implemented blogs (Tumblr and Word Press) as well as YouTube. Further, Danielle established guidelines that stressed the importance of daily, weekly and monthly tasks that needed to be followed in order to keep up with our new momentum and to continue growth.” Jim was Danielle’s client at Danielle Ricks Productions

Karolyn (Karrie) PoliteKarolyn (Karrie) PoliteTalent Acquisition Consultant & Mindfulness Career Coaching

 “Danielle; a dynamo, I have had the distinct privilege of working on a major conference with Danielle developing a Public Relations and Marketing campaign. What I experienced was a dynamic, exciting and highly knowledgeable professional that produced a highly successful event despite the numerous obstacles and challenges. She grace under pressure, resourceful and certainly an exceptional leader. I recommend her very highly. She is definitely a Rock Star. This experience benefitted my professional growth.

Don NapoleonDon Napoleon – Award Winning Video Producer/Journalist/Field Producer, NCP, LLC &Gearshift TV Productions, LLC

“I have worked with all types of producers in all my productions, but when it comes to on schedule, on time, efficient, smart and good-hearted those words spell Danielle, she is responsible and knows how to get the job done. Producers know how to make it happen, Danielle knows how to make it happen…” Don worked directly with Danielle at Danielle Ricks Productions

My Role: Social Media Specialist

Edward Estes
Edward Estes – Architectural / Urban Designer at DC Office of Planning

“Ms. Ricks provided the DC Office of Planning with an exceptional presentation on Social Media for Social Change. She created the presentation as a Bootcamp for our summer student interns. Overall, the Bootcamp was a hit with the students and impressed the staff with her skill set and extensive knowledge about social media along with ways it could work for our summer project.  I highly recommend utilizing Ms. Ricks for your future group presentations on social media networking. It was a pleasure working with Danielle. Edward was Danielle’s client

My Role: Social Media Specialist

Linda Brown Rivelis
Linda Brown Rivelis – President, Campaign Consultation, Inc., Entrepreneur for Social Change, Founder of Graphic Web Design Lab, Founder of Living Legacy Initiative
“Danielle Ricks is one of the most upbeat, spot-on social mavens I know … I hope we get to work together forever!” Linda Brown managed Danielle indirectly at Campaign Consultation and also became a client of Danielle Ricks Productions

My Role: Executive Producer -Retirement Living TV

Yolanda ArringtonYolanda Arrington– Social Media/Public Affairs Specialist at REJ & Associates, Inc.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Danielle in various environments: a start-up TV network (RLTV), a blogging campaign (DCWEEK) and as volunteer (Women In Film & Video) — and she excels in everything! Her passion for media, technology and gadgetry is unmatched. Danielle is always “hip” to what’s new and on the cutting edge of her industry. She’s a great motivator, educator and mentor as well. Yolanda worked for Danielle at Retirement Living TV

Catherine Hand
Catherine Hand – Owner at Hand in Hand Communications

“Danielle is a highly energetic and self-motivated executive producer. She knows how to come in on time and on budget and is an original thinker who never fails to add interesting layers when developing material. Plus, she’s lots of fun to work with!” Catherine worked directly with Danielle at Retirement Living TV

My Role: Producer, UniWorld Group

– National Director of Integrated Radio Marketing at Radio One

“Danielle has such a “go-getters” attitude that she exemplified as a producer at America’s Black Forum. She was able to pull in talent, with all types of obstacles, without a hitch and did it all without breaking a sweat…it was an honor to work with Danielle.’ Layla worked indirectly for Danielle at UniWorld Group

Jaci ClarkJaci Clark– Interview Producer at America Tonight – Al Jazeera America

“Danielle is extremely creative and highly focused. Her energy is endless and you can count on her to complete projects on time and under budget.” Jaci was Danielle’s client

My Role: Producer, TV One

Don NapoleonDon Napoleon – Award Winning Video Producer/Journalist/Field Producer, NCP, LLC & Gearshift TV Productions, LLC

“You talk about an on point worker, very detailed orientated, team player, smart and on top of her game, that’s Danielle…” Don worked directly with Danielle at TV One

My Role: Producer at The Gayle King Show – CBS Television Distribution

Brian CampbellBrian Campbell– Director at Entertainment Tonight

“I’ve worked with and have known Danielle a long time. I’ve always been impressed with her enthusiasm, work ethic, and taste. She knows how to bring together the elements a director needs to perform a superior job. We’ve worked together at the local tv level and in syndication as well, both live and tape. I welcome any chance to work with Danielle, again.” Brian worked directly with Danielle at CBS Television Distribution

 – Producer / Director – Field / Story / Post and Studio
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Danielle on two different TV shows… and she is DEFINITELY one of the hardest-working people in television! Her commitment and dedication to the project and her staff are unparalleled. I look forward to working with her again in the future!” Rhonda reported to Danielle at CBS Television Distribution

My Role – Producer, Black Entertainment Television

Jeff NewmanJeff Newman Video/Television Production Executive

“With great pride, I’ve witnessed Danielle’s growth throughout her career. I’ve also seen the quality of her work and professionalism. On time, on budget and creative (as well as a pleasure to work with).” Jeff managed Danielle at Black Entertainment Television