Ricki Fairley is a seasoned marketer with over 30 years of marketing experience including 20 years in brand management at Johnson & Johnson, Nabisco, Reckitt & Colman and The Coca-Cola Company, and over ten years in agency leadership encompassing strategic planning and consulting for numerous Fortune 500 companies. She is passionate about helping clients identify marketplace opportunities, establish insight-based objectives and strategies, and build results-driven campaigns with resonating creative. Ricki holds the Leadership Award from the Creative Thinking Association of America, and was named a Top 100 Marketer by Black Enterprise Magazine in February 2011. In November 2013
Ricki received the Association of National Advertisers Multicultural Excellence Award for the African American advertising for the Obama for America campaign. In February 2014, Ricki was inducted into The HistoryMakers. In March 2014, she received the Game Changer Award from Café Mocha and the Atlanta Tribune. In May 2014, DOVE Marketing received the US Trade & Commerce Institute Excellence in Marketing Award. Ricki was featured as Chapter 8 in “The 50 Billion Dollar Boss,” New York Times Best Seller List 2016 for Best Business books. Strategic acumen is a priority and excellence accepts no compromises in delivering a client’s desired results.
As a Stage 3A Triple Negative Breast Cancer Survivor/Thriver, Ricki’s personal purpose, passion, mission, ministry and blessing is to raise awareness and fundraise for a cure for breast cancer. She serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation where she leads the vision and direction, spearheads the Marketing Committee and directs multicultural outreach. She also serves as an Ambassador and Advisor for the Live Humanly Campaign for Immunomedics. Ricki speaks, writes and garners media attention regularly to advocate for awareness of, and research for the disease.
Ricki holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She is the President Emeritus of the Black Alumni of Dartmouth Association. She is also a member of the 2011 Class of Leadership Atlanta.