Our Story

Read all about how Integrated Media Group started

We started as a new concept in local publishing
In 2011, co-founders and successful entrepreneurs Gil Lantini and Ralph Coppolino had a vision to create a monthly small business magazine that would educate and help business owners grow their business. By February of 2012, the Rhode Island Small Business Journal (RISBJ) was launched.

Immediate impact and growth
From the first issue, RISBJ made an immediate impact in the small business community. From partnerships with Chambers of Commerce, local Universities, the SBA and political leaders, to content from Rhode Island’s most successful entrepreneurs, RISBJ was connected to every aspect of local business. Within our first year of publishing, RISBJ became the most circulated business publication statewide both in print and online, overshadowing competing publications with almost 30 years of distribution.

We did it again
In February of 2013, we launched RI Fit Magazine, built on the same premise as RISBJ. We filled a void as the state’s only magazine dedicated to fitness, health and wellness. RI Fit Magazine reached profitability within 6 months and has grown since.

Helping others using our proven content marketing strategies
Over the past 4 years, we’ve proven that content is in-fact king. By generating content that our audience connects with, and leveraging successful social media, email and web strategies, we generate millions of page views each year. When clients started asking for our help, Integrated Media Group was born. Using processes we’ve perfected over the years, IMG has quickly grown to over 80 clients, including the largest precious metal refinery in North America, the global leader in Digital Air Machine manufacturing, a 600 million dollar hospital group, banks, real estate firms and other mid to large companies throughout the Northeast.