Founder & President
Shelli Dallacqua is the Founder and President of Shelten Media, a Raleigh, NC-based Digital Experience company. Born in Richmond, VA and raised in Chattanooga, TN., this single mother of four decided to return to college as a non-traditional student in 2005. She attended Georgia Perimeter College, where she was inducted into the National Honor Society and was awarded a position on The National Dean’s List. After moving to North Carolina, she enrolled in NC State’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences to finish her degree in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations.
It was while studying abroad at Oxford University during 2009 that she began to realize the global reach of digital communication. When she returned to the USA, she began acquiring the knowledge and skills needed for this type of marketing. Her entrepreneurial efforts also began around this time as she supplemented her income by doing freelance social media marketing for small business owners with whom she was acquainted. She began to make a name for herself in the community and at NC State as a social media expert. Unbeknownst to her at the time, she had found her niche.
In the fall semester of her senior year, her part time freelance work evolved into her launching her own social media marketing firm. She founded Shelten Media in March 2012..
In October 2012, Shelli was named one of the “Top Movers & Shakers of the Triangle” by Business Leader Magazine. She sits on the advisory board of Enterprising Women Magazine and the Enterprising Women Foundation, the Board of Directors for The HELPS Education Fund and Athena International. She is a keynote speaker and published author on topics related to digital PR and marketing best practices and reputation management.
Shelten Media offers services that include reputation management, content development, social media marketing campaigns, email marketing campaigns and blogging services. We also provide live, digital event coverage and real-time social engagement streaming. Our clientele includes B2B and B2C organizations, as well as non-profits. We write blogs, white papers, host webinars and teach classes relating to the topics of digital communication and reputation management.