Frank Maggio is a Tampa Bay, Florida-based entrepreneur, author, and inventor.
Following a brief but intriguing brush with promotional contest history in the mid 1980’s, Maggio “retired” from Procter & Gamble in the late 1980’s, and went on to help found or co-create nearly 50 diversified enterprises headquartered in the Tampa Bay region. Almost without exception, his endeavors focused on two primary fields: luxury waterfront development, and disruptive new media technology. Since 2012, he has dedicated time almost exclusively towards innovating the media, mass media advertising, and media-related transaction industries.
By 2005, Frank’s real estate ventures had generated over $250 million in residential and marina sales, gradually assembling one of the largest privately held luxury residential land portfolios in Florida. However, as the real estate cycle began to unravel nationally in 2006, Maggio’s began divesting his projects that had been slated to generate over $1.4 billion in sales revenues. This unwinding process, in hindsight, provided Frank with his most important business and life lessons – and the time necessary to focus on media and advertising technology.
In 2007, after having created ReacTV, LLC and TV ratings upstart erinMedia, LLC, Maggio helped form Maggio Media, LLC, a “reactive media” incubator focused primarily on reactive media e-learning platforms, interactive hardware, and mobile app technology. He still serves as Maggio Media’s CEO and Manager, and serves in similar capacities with Transactive, LLC (a FinTech enterprise) and Media IP Holdings, LLC, which holds the Maggio-related companies’ growing patent and patent application portfolio.
In 2013, Frank formed TV In A Card, LLC, in cooperation with a U.K.-based firm by the same name. Marketed through www.TVinaCard.com, and the related do-it-yourself enterprise, ExpressVideoBrochures.com, the companies specialize in manufacturing and distributing TV (“Targeted Video”) brochures, further supported by an innovative combination of dynamic QR codes, reactive web apps, and virtual brochure technology.
Mr. Maggio remains actively involved with React, LLC, stemming from his interest in “reactive” advertising, a category of media that he has pioneered and championed. His treatments for two proprietary, “reactive” reality TV game shows are currently completing development, for a planned 2017-18 TV season debut. His U.S. and Mexican patents related to CRAV® reactive advertising, combined with eight U.S. patents** accumulated in the TV and media ratings industry, continue to form the technology framework for his myriad media ventures. (**Note: Maggio Media Research LLC, holder of the erinMedia patents since 2008, successfully transacted the sale of that portfolio to an undisclosed international technology company in the Spring of 2012).
Mr. Maggio is an occasional contributor to online publication Mediapost. A student of monetary reform matters, Maggio has met with international experts on the topic, has edited one book on the topic, and even authored its Forward. Simultaneously, Frank continues to conduct research for The Redemption, a joint book and documentary film endeavor that will unveil innovative yet simple solutions to the inherent flaws hidden within virtually all global debt money currency schemes.