Digital Strategist & Social Media Professional

Rico Hogue

We've been able to create some amazing results for some amazing brands and it all started with a sound strategy and an in-depth understanding of our clients’ vision and goals. 

Rico Hogue Wildfire SMM

Nice to meet you


I'm a Social Media Marketing & Web/Graphic Design Professional with over 20 years of experience influencing buyer behavior. For the past 6+ years, I've focused on organic & paid social media marketing, community management, and content marketing in the healthcare, real estate, education, automobile, home improvement, entertainment, food service, construction, & non-profit industries. In each case, I've generated revenue, increased my clients' brand awareness, and grown a community for my clients. 

Overview of my experience

I've managed communities as large as 17k on Instagram, 30k on Facebook, 22k on LinkedIn, & 33k on Twitter. I've enriched their social media presence by providing full creation & administration of their profiles, growing & engaging their audience, scheduling & publishing content, managing their brands' reputation, and implementing advertising strategies on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, & LinkedIn.

Wildfire Social Media Hubspot certified
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Client Work

Created & administrated regional marketing & social media accounts. Created original written and video content, managed posts, and responded to followers. Grew community across all channels. Represented brand in a positive, cohesive way to achieve marketing goals. Remained up-to-date with the latest digital technologies and social media trends. Exhibited excellent communication skills and expressed the company’s views creatively. Handled all aspects of social media management ensuring high levels of web traffic and customer engagement.

Renew Spinal Care
(Healthcare Provider)
Wildfire client #1
300% increase in sales
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Client Work

Created, administrated, & managed social media profiles. Increased brand awareness and audience engagement on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, & YouTube. Drove organic & paid traffic of 9,000 sessions to the website & generated 30,000 link clicks on Facebook campaigns. Grew followers by more than 350% across all platforms.

(YouTube Influencer)

wildfire smm client # 2

over 100,000 clicks to website

Client Work

Organic & paid social media marketing which led to consistent monthly growth. Created content & scheduled post on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter. Proactive social listening & reputation management across all platforms. Obtained customer reviews to showcase on social platforms as social proof.

A1 Emergency Leak Detection & Water

(General Contractor)
wildfire smm client #3

increased fb followers 30%

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Client Work

Social media profile creation & optimization. Created, planned, and administrated paid social media campaigns & organic profile growth. Successfully created, launched, & analyzed all Facebook & Instagram ads. Executed lead generation campaigns for compiling email marketing. 

The Small Business Toolbox

(Affiliate Marketer)

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increased landing page views by 1200%

Client Work

Optimized social media profile & images. Curated original ad content for social media profiles. Executed paid ad campaigns which increased revenues, brand awareness, and generated thousands of link clicks to website. Grew followers across all platforms & increased page likes by 400%.

JG Credit Advisors

(Financial Advisors)

wildfire smm client #4

increased page likes over 400%
generated 100's of leads

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Client Work

Created profile, ad copy, & posting calendar. Drove revenue & increased sales by more than 200%. Executed paid and organic campaigns on Facebook & Instagram. Spearheaded all projects and worked on digital and traditional marketing campaigns. Produced engaging graphics & design experience using software such as Photoshop and Illustrator .

EZ Motors of Cabot

Auto Dealership

wildfire smm client #5

200% increase in new business 

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Client Work

Social media management & marketing. Grew followers & community by 300 percent. Performed online reputation management. Administered paid campaigns to generate leads & form submissions. Researched social media trends and informed client of changes that are relevant to the company’s marketing activities. Set key performance indicators (KPIs) for social media campaigns, such as targets for a certain number of shares or likes and measured the campaign’s performance against the KPIs. 

JG Investors
(Real Estate Investors)
Wildfire smm client #6

grew followers over 30%

generated 100's of new business opportunities

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Client Work

Performed marketing for public relations initiatives and community engagements. Drove sales and formed lasting and sustainable relationships with the community. Fostered and maintained the organization's brand. Developed marketing campaigns 

across all platforms.

Charlotte- Mecklenburg Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #9
Non-profit Organization

wildfire smm client #7

increased annual revenues up to 33%

increased sales over $70,000 per year

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Client Work

Developed communication plans, researches, designs, and executed them according to organizational objectives. Developed content that to be utilized across social media channels. Offered recommendations about new communication vehicles and strategies. Collaborated with team to develop communications for proactive Public Relations (PR) priorities.
(Health & Fitness)

wildfire smm client #8

grew community & followers over 800%


Client Work

Responsible for researching market trends and compiling reports about client needs, creating marketing campaign content like graphics, blog, or social media posts and executing marketing events for the organization. Brainstormed marketing initiatives with the focus on introducing new customers to the client.

Charlotte Firefighters Association
Non-Profit Organization

wildfire smm client #9

increased revenues over $120,000 annually

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Client Work

Created and administered content on all social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter to build an audience and increase customer engagement. Monitored site metrics and proven growth on social media.

Travel & Save Travel Agency

wildfire smm client #10

generated 100's of leads
grew followers over

My Expertise

  • Social Media Strategy

  • Social Media Management

  • Social Media Advertising

  • Social Media Audit

  • Profile & Image Optimization

  • ​Google, Yelp, Bing Advertising

  • Generation​Lead

  • Brand Awareness

  • Keyword & Hashtag Research

  • Content Calendar Creation & Scheduling

  • Graphic Design

  • Web Design

  • Follower Growth

  • Marketing Consulting

  • Reputation Management

  • Inbound Marketing

  • Social Listening

  • Email Marketing

  • SMS Marketing

  • Promo Videos, logos, flyers, business cards

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