Robert R. Frump
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Robert Riggs is the consummate professional with a gift for narrative storytelling that connects people and ideas. I’ve worked with Robert on must-win C-level projects where he’s come through with compelling and winning videos on tight deadlines that would fluster others. He is a natural in dealing with people from the C-level suite to the man-on-the-street. He’s my go-to when a big project comes on my plate.
Private Wealth Advisor
The Novelli Group
Robert’s video profile about me and my family created an inspirational story that struck a responsive chord across the broad population of our firm. Here’s a sample of viewers comments:
“I often wonder if I will be a success here at Morgan Stanley as an African American woman. My goal is to become a financial advisor. Your video has given me the encouragement that I needed.”
“My colleague actually stopped me in my tracks and said you’ve got to take a look at this video.”
“The short film with you and your family gave me inspiration. Thank you. It was an amazing feeling to see someone identical to me.”
“It really helped to lift my spirits after a tough week of prospecting and meeting cancellations. Thanks for sharing your story and your mother’s candidness. It’s very uplifting and I will be sharing it with my mother as well.”
Vehicle Safety Trial Lawyer
Robert played a vital communications role in my defective repair lawsuit against one of the state’s largest collision repair facilities in Texas. It resulted in a $42 million jury verdict. He told the story about the catastrophic injuries suffered by my clients using dozens of blog posts, videos, and press releases in an analytical and heart touching style. His journalistic reputation helped me connect with reporters from television stations, newspapers, radio and online industry trade journals across the nation.
William L. Peel, Jr.
Executive Director of Innovation & Strategic Planning
Mays Business School @ Texas A&M University
Robert Riggs is a communication genius. He has a unique ability to “see” a story and craft messages that resonate with the target audience. His experience as a broadcast journalist, working under demanding deadlines, equips Robert with the ability to respond quickly and effectively. He has a high sense of urgency and understands the importance of speed to market. Robert’s three-part process of “Listen-Think-Speak” results in communications that are crisp, creative, and captivating.
With the story in hand, Robert is a master at crafting the messages and media in a manner that achieves the desired outcome. He never ceases to amaze me with his thirst for knowledge and how he continuously refines his craft to be on the leading edge in our increasingly challenging attention economy. When Robert Riggs “speaks” people listen.
Former Manager of Counter-Terrorism Intelligence Operations — Texas Dept. of Homeland Security
National Security Fellow – CIS – Washington, D.C. Think Tank
Fresh from many years in public sector government intelligence and new to a position requiring a very unfamiliar public presence, I had no idea how to use social media and the online universe to promote my new personal brand and to seize management control of my online reputation.
Robert taught me to fish for influence in this new digital world, equipping me with a wide variety of methods. He squared me away in short order. His hands-on personal brand training quickly took my website from nonexistent in Google searches of my name to consistently in the top three results – right where it needs to be.
Riggs Media is a one-stop shop. Because I had little to no savvy about being interviewed for television, radio, and podcasts. Robert worked directly with me in his studio and over the phone. He taught me how to listen, think, speak in on-air media interviews.
To top off all of that, I walked away with training about how to make my own videos for posting to my blog. His website features a best iPhone video gear list which got me started.
Robert’s support didn’t stop once the check cleared, either. He’s there all the time for me, a phone call or text away. He bolstered my confidence for my next appearance on Fox News. I am now armed with Robert’s tips from his deep personal experience in front of news cameras that help me connect with the audience.
Gaming Industry Executive
Robert handled news media relations during high profile litigation. Our executive team and the legal team found him wise, collaborative and it was a pleasure to work with him under difficult circumstances. As a digital content strategist, he helped our company cross the chasm to the Internet. He also wrote LinkedIn profiles, company descriptions, and produced personal branding videos for our executives as well as for our products.