Futurist. Storyteller. Entertainer. Educator. Social Media Architect. Publisher. Collector of Shoes. Tummler.
Stephenie Rodriguez is a global nomad with a Latin American heritage. Rodriguez is the link to all things Puerto Rican. She’s lived in cities including Washington DC, Rochester New York, Miami Florida, and Los Angeles California. She presently resides in Sydney, Australia. Today, she considers herself a “citizen of the world” and is best known online through her persona, Digitalgodess.
Personally, Stephenie is a wife, pet owner, working mother and employer. She is passionate about quality experiences and strives to have a few every day in both her personally and professional spheres. Her online presence transcends her profession and the work of her firm, Mighty Media Group, with a true reach of over 500,000 and a networked audience of 4M. As the Mighty Media Group roots are deeply entwined with the digital web, social media convergence and lifestyle content in rich media formats, at the end of the day Stephenie considers herself a storyteller, conversation facilitator and social anthropologist.
Stephenie’s professional legacy included influencing and creating some of the Australia’s first websites for the Australian government in 1997 and spans through the dot com boom and a stint with Boson-based CMGI. As the digital market recovered from the 2000 landslide, Stephenie shifted into print media and content creation through the licensing and assembling of Ocean Drive Australia – a franchise from SoBe News Inc (now Greenspun Media) as Editor In Chief, Publisher and 62% major shareholder. Ocean Drive Australia became the first national glossy lifestyle magazine in Australia. In 2004, she and her board decided they would not renew the licensing agreement and out of necessity she formed Mighty Media Group as a transfer of publishing knowledge into a custom content agency. In 2005 her team were responsible for creating the first magazine for Italian mega-brand Pirelli, titled Imago, and identifying and creating custom magazine framework for Myer Australia, Fitness First, Stamford Hotels, and Bunnings retailers.
The year 2004 also heralded a launch of Feast2Feed.org, a grassroots online community created to work in tandem with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, www.fao.org and the Telefood projects. It’s legacy touts funding much needed farms in Cambodia in support of the Sunrise Children’s Villages and supporting relief endeavors with local NGOs in response to the Tsunami that impacted Banda Aceh, Indonesia.
In addition to publishing over 300 articles and interviews to her bi-line credit, Stephenie is also a highly sought after public speaker with keynotes in 2010 for Miller Heiman, CeBIT, Teradata and others. She is reputed for engaging and inspiring on future of Social Media, Marketing, and the importance of the personal brand in today’s open social economy. If you are looking for a speaker to educate and inspire, a workshop on Social Media Marketing Practice, or a dynamic speaker on the topic of “The Importance of Social Capital”, “Using Social Networks for Social Good”, “Social Media 101 – Facilitation for Small Business”, or Case studies on current projects please email Stephenie or send her a message on Twitter.
Today Stephenie is an avid blogger on topics that interest her. In the day to day, she and her team create elegant communities, social media architecture, social shopper strategies and manage social media activities for many large brands and businesses. The activities contained herein are personal in nature.