We’re Integrated Media Group A full-service digital agency focused on Marketing & Technology
IMG is a place where data and creativity collide.
Founded in 2016, we began as a small group of out-of-the-box thinkers looking to pair our love for storytelling with a passion for helping people.
Ralph Coppolino & Gil Lantini, Co-Founders
Over the course of the next several years, Gil and Ralph continued to work together and gained a mutual respect for their work. The relationship grew stronger as Gil launched his first full-time company, Focus Business Solutions in 2003. Gil’s company continued to work with Ralph on several branding, print and web projects. In 2011, Gil sold his firm and was looking for a new venture. That’s when he reconnected with Ralph on the idea of launching a business publication. Ralph’s expertise in publishing, combined with Gil’s knowledge of branding and marketing, is when Rhode Island Small Business Journal (RISBJ) was born.
Within the first few years of launch, RISBJ was the most distributed print publication and had the largest digital following of any business media in the state. By creating such a strong digital footprint, Gil and Ralph quickly realized that there was a need to help other businesses establish their digital presence. After a few years of helping local businesses under the RISBJ brand, Gil and Ralph made the decision to launch a new company with a national footprint focused on helping other small businesses with these same services. In 2016, Integrated Media Group was born.
Initially, IMG was a small team of 8 offering social media and email marketing services. In 2017, the team had a client that came to them with software they just purchased and asked for help with email marketing. That software was Salesforce and this was a pivotal moment in the company’s history. While IMG had no internal knowledge of how to use Salesforce or their email marketing tools, this was an opportunity to learn something new.
Not knowing how impactful this would eventually be, Gil personally took on this first project. At this point, IMG was cautiously optimistic that this could be a service that could be offered to others and added a small amount of staff to support those needs. At the same time, the need for web development services was becoming more apparent. That is when the web division of IMG began, offering both WordPress development services along with landing page creation for marketing campaigns.
Currently, with 50 marketing and technology professionals on the team, IMG has experienced SUPER growth over these past 6 years and has most recently been named to the Inc. 5000 list as well as a top 5 fastest growing company in Rhode Island for the 3rd time. Over the past year, IMG has helped over 800 small to mid-sized companies in over 40 states.
No frills. No empty promises. Just hard work, skill, and unshakeable commitment.