CEO, PRESIDENT, and CO-FOUNDER
Rick Hancock is CEO and co-founder of MyMobileLyfe, “a newsroom for brands.” Mobile content, mobile solutions for today’s “mobile lyfe.”
Hancock previously served as an Assistant Managing Editor at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and oversaw the launch of MyAJC.com, a subscriber only website.
Prior to the AJC, he served as Digital Platform Director for CT1 Media, New England’s largest multimedia company (CT1media.com). Hancock managed the day-to-day and long-term digital initiatives for Hartford Courant and FoxCT’s websites, mobile, and social media platforms, and he delivered on-air tech reports for The FoxCT Morning News.
Previous to CT1 Media, he was CEO of Potpourri Media, LLC, a full service digital multimedia consulting company. Clients included leading media companies, trade organizations, and non-profit organizations.
From 2008 to 2011, Hancock served as an Assistant Professor in Residence in the Department of Journalism at the University of Connecticut, where he created the department’s first social media and entrepreneurial journalism courses.
From 2006 to 2008, Hancock served as a Dean in the School of Communications and a Professor of Digital Journalism at Quinnipiac University. In 2003, Hancock was selected as a Western Knight Fellow for Specialized Journalism participant. He’s been a trail blazing advocate for digital journalism for more than 15 years, working in “legacy” media as a news anchor/reporter in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
Hancock earned an MS in Interactive Communications from Quinnipiac University and a BA in Political Science from Howard University.
An evangelist for interactive digital media, he’s a sought after speaker on hot topics surrounding the Internet. He has been presented at international and national conferences including Yale University, the Online News Association, and National Association of Black Journalists. He’s been quoted in national publications, including the New York Times and Broadcasting and Cable.