/ˌtirəmēˈso͞ o,-ˈmēso͞ o/
Italian tiramisù, equivalent to tira pick + mi me + sù up
When I was in college. I used to order from a little Italian spot called Vito’s a few blocks from my dorm. I would get a slice of pizza, cheese fries with bacon, and tiramisu. I usually wouldn’t be able to finish everything, so I’d save the tiramisu for the morning.
Tiramisu For Breakfast started as a beauty blog - a fun break from my job on the social media team at Capital One. Before that job, I worked in advertising at The Martin Agency. I’d always wanted to work in beauty, but didn’t get that opportunity with any of my clients up to that point.
Eventually, Tiramisu For Breakfast grew into it’s own company, combining marketing and advertising experience with a passion for beauty and creativity and giving back.
We bring our experience in different fields - advertising, marketing, public relations, blogging, and show our clients how to put those skills to use.
We lift clients up to make them feel confident with their content strategy - teaching them techniques for the long run, not just for now.
words we live by
“I quote others only in order the better to express myself.”
― Michel de Montaigne
get to know us
Chatting with Kelli Lemon of Coffee with Strangers
a peek into the journey
I started my career at The Martin Agency after. I often say that I should have paid them for my time there because of how much I learned. I LOVED working on Cool Whip
With encouragement from my friend and coworker friend Liz of I Heart Vegetables and Virginia Bloggers, I started Tiramisu For Breakfast as a beauty/fashion blog (you can see my very first post here)
2017 was a big year for TFB. Style Weekly named me one of the top 40 in their cover story.
Here's my official bio: Christina Dick is the founder of TFB Agency, a social media-focused marketing and PR strategic consulting firm with a client list including McDonalds, Scottish Salmon Company, Patient First, and the VCU Brandcenter. Christina was named by Style Weekly as one of Richmond’s Top 40 Under 40 recipients for the class for 2017 and VCU Alumni’s 10 Under 10.
Christina began her career in advertising as a broadcast media buyer at The Martin Agency, and has worked at Capital One, Big River and Aquent, marketing for brands including GEICO, Cool Whip, Walmart, Virginia Lottery, sweetFrog, and The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
An VCU’s Robertson School of Media and Culture as an adjunct professor of advertising and served as president of the Advertising Club of Richmond, the former president of the Richmond Ad Club and associate board member for Richmond CenterStage served on the board of the Public Relations Society of America’s Richmond Chapter, Wine, Women & Shoes committee to benefit Bon Secours Forensic Nursing and the junior board of Celebrate RVA.
Bringing The First Boxing Title Fight to Richmond, VA
May 17, 2023
TFB Expands McDonald’s Business to Hampton Roads/Tidewater.
January 1, 2023
After working with the 69 McDonald’s restaurants in Richmond since 2017, the McDonald’s/TFB business expanded to include the 89 restaurants across Hampton Roads/Tidewater.
Hosting VCU’s 10 Under 10 awards
October 29, 2022
After being a recipient of the 10 under 10 awards in 2016, I was honored to emcee the 2023 ceremony at the VCU’s Institute of Contemporary Art.
VCU Donor Panel
October 7, 2022
I joined Juanita Leatherberry (CPA and realtor) and George Emerson (head of Emerson Companies, a real estate development group) to speak to VCU’s development team about the Tiramisu For Breakfast Scholarship.
Raising the Standard on Raising Chickens
October 13, 2021
We brought the Farmer Focus Message to Richmond, Atlanta, and Durham through partnering with chefs, journalists, food influencers, and local restaurants.
The Container Store Opens in Richmond
March 20, 2021
We developed and implemented an influencer campaign for the launch of The Container Store in Richmond.
TFB Signs Makeup By Holly Beauty Partners!
October 19, 2020
TFB Agency Signs Exact Stormwater Management
August 5, 2020
We’re excited to work with Exact Stormwater Management on Social Media, Marketing and Business Strategy.
TFB Signs Short Pump Town Center
August 3, 2020
We’re excited to partner with Short Pump Town Center on the Summer of Surprises giveaway campaign.
Spot On: The Enduring Appeal of Leopard Print
May 1, 2020
We wrote a piece for Richmond Home Magazine on the history and enduring style of leopard print.
Welcome TFB’s Newest Client, the Richmond Parade of Homes
March 3, 2020
McNugget Bouquets For Galentine’s Day
February 13, 2020
Galentine’s Day is all about sharing the love, and what better way to show your love than with a McNugget bouquet?! Keya Wingfield of Candy Valley Cake Company worked with us to design these custom Galentine’s Day bouquets made with real McDonald’s Chicken Nuggets. We also worked with local illustrator Hayden Ireland to create a card with the likenesses of some of our favorite RVA gals in celebration of Galentine’s Day.
Bring on The Tooth Brigade!
October 9, 2019
Meet the Tooth Fairy’s newest helpers: Ollie, Blue. and Potato (pictured Left to Right). We’re so excited to welcome our brand-new client, Zula Play toys and their first product, The Tooth Brigade!!!!!!! I worked with Andy at Martin Agency and I’m so excited to meet his wife Sharon and partner with them on launch! We’ll be working on social content strategy, media outreach, and an influencer campaign.
July 8, 2019
Patient First’s First Influencer Campaign
May 11, 2019
Elizabeth Thomson (Who founded both I Heart Vegetables AND Virginia Bloggers) is the one who encouraged me to start Tiramisu For Breakfast as a blog when we were working together at Capital One (after she helped me get a job there after meeting in our adult gymnastics class. It’s been so awesome to get to work with her through TFB Agency for my clients at Patient First on their first influencer effort! Thanks to Ian Slinkman, Taylor Robertson, McKay Gorse, and Rachel Erwin for all of your work on this!
Art Popup To Benefit The Tiramisu For Breakfast Scholarship
May 11, 2019
Celebrating with the 2019 graduates of the VCU Robertson School
May 10, 2019
Rev Your Bev Day
May 9, 2019
Female Founders Month
May 7, 2019
We loved speaking to Startup Grind’s Richmond Chapter
LOFT Littles Announcement
May 5, 2019
I joined Ryan of The Blessed Mess and a bunch of other bloggers to help promote the launch of LOFT’s “Littles” Mommy & Me collection. I met this hard-working little model, Maci, when I was in the store looking at the collection for the first time, and she graciously agreed to be part of this shoot!
Meeting Austin Kleon
May 2, 2019
I’m a big fan of Austin Kleon’s books Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work. My Brandcenter mentee Catharine and I, along with my former professor and friend Scott Sherman went to see him at his Richmond Library stop for the tour for his new book, Keep Going.
Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative joins TFB
April 17, 2019
We are happy to add SVEC to our client roster!
Catherine’s First Cannonball
April 12, 2019
Our Brandcenter mentee, Catherine Gellatly won her first award at the annual Richmond Advertising Awards. “It actually was my first rodeo 🙄 but I won bronze at The Richmond Show in the student category for my GRTC app”
March 4, 2019
We designed the logo for our friends at Wink Beauty and Brow Bar.
TFB Welcomes Eleanor Cox Fine Art
January 15, 2019
The McRib returns to Richmond
November 4, 2018
We collaborated with RVA Coffee Stain to celebrate the return of the cravable and delicious McRib.
TFB attends VCU’s International Business Forum
October 24, 2018
Christina spoke on the panel about the positive impact of social media in today’s business world. “Looking outside of our own group is really trying to understand people who think differently than us,” she said. “[Social media provides the opportunity] to learn from other people, to talk about what you are hearing around you, what you’re putting out there and what you’re taking in […] A lot of people think that we have become a nation of people who are constantly staring down at our phones and not paying attention to the world around us. But social media is allowing us the capability to reach people not just on the other side of America, but also to spread ideas across the globe.”
At Your Door Pediatrics Joins TFB
September 27, 2018
We’re so excited about our newest client! Dr. Jimmy Wiley of At Your Door Pediatrics, a house-call only concierge pediatric practice.
Tiramisu For Breakfast Scholarship
July 1, 2018
The Tiramisu for Breakfast scholarship at VCU will be open to undergraduate students in The Robertson School of Media & Culture(Journalism, PR, and Advertising). Recipients of the scholarship will receive funds to go toward conferences, professional organizations and networking events. I have benefited hugely from VCU and also organizations like Advertising Club of Richmond, AMA Richmond, AIGA Richmond and PRSA Richmond Chapter. I want students to have the same opportunity to be involved in the #RVA community.
Richmond’s Scottish Addition
June 27, 2018
We brought Richmond chefs, restaurateurs, and foodies together to celebrate Scottish Salmon Companie’s Virginia launch.
Kitty’s First Office Visit
June 25, 2018
she hated it…
TFB Goes International
June 19, 2018
Scottish Salmon joined the roster, becoming TFB’s first international client.
TFB Intern Emily Mattice wins Photoshop World Award
June 3, 2018
🏆 Emily was honored with the Photoshop World 2018: A KelbyOne Conference’s Guru Award for Excellence in Photoshop Design in the Student category!
Welcome Candy Valley and Keya + Co.!
June 3, 2018
We’ll be working with Keya Wingfield of Candy Valley Co. to develop a new brand, Keya + Co, around her Indian-American culture.
Two Wins At The Virginia PR Awards
May 24, 2018
TFB Agency’s campaigns with VCU Brandcenter and Overcoming Bias won at the PRSA Awards! We loved being the social media sponsor for the event and seeing everyone’s tweets and Instagram posts on the screen!
Welcome to TFB, Richmond Dermatology!
May 24, 2018
Morris Tile Joins The Client Roster
May 4, 2018
TFB Turns Two!
April 16, 2018
It’s officially been TWO years since TFB became official.
Christina Hoang Joins TFB As Intern
April 9, 2018
Giving the Keynote At The Her Campus Mid Atlantic Conference
April 8, 2018
Virginia Communications Hall of Fame
March 29, 2018
It was an honor serving on the selection committee for the Virginia Communications of Fame and to celebrate the inductees.
TFB Intern Emily Wins First Place In The Dog Jog!
March 24, 2018
Congrats to TFB intern Emily Mattice on getting first place in her age group at the Richmond SPCA Dog Jog!
Tiramisu For Breakfast For Bobbi Brown
March 17, 2018
We teamed up with Bobbi Brown, Megan of the Sweet Sauce Blog and former TFB intern Kat Pierre of Beauties Beholder for a blogger event at Nordstrom in Tyson’s Corner. Check it out here.
ChamberRVA Joins The Client Roster
March 14, 2018
We are so excited to welcome ChamberRVA to our client list. We’re working to communicate their latest project, FutureRVA, which focuses on studying and developing talent in our region. We brought in our friends at Think to design their annual report.
TFB Launches Events Calendar
March 13, 2018
Check it out here: events calendar.
Love-Bombing The VCU Brandcenter With Mickey Ds
February 14, 2018
TFB Gets A New Logo
February 3, 2018
Thanks to our branding partners at THINK 804!
TFB Moves Into Shockoe Office
February 2, 2018
1901 East Franklin Street Suite 119
Go For 20 Hits A Milestone
January 31, 2018
What a difference a year makes. One year ago today, she had a mastectomy. Today, she’s kicking butt and working to launch GoFor20. I’m proud to know you, Emilie Kiritsis! (Photo by Kegham Hovsepian/Stephen Wing Ong)
Office Renovations with QCHI
January 23, 2018
TFB Welcomes Clementine To The Client Roster
January 16, 2018
TFB welcomes McDonalds to The Client Roster
January 11, 2018
We’re loving it! So excited to welcome the newest TFB Agency client, McDonald’s. We think these cake pops from Candy Valley Cake Company just might have sealed the deal. We’ll be handling PR for their Richmond market.
Richmond Biz Sense Feature: Social media marketer settles down in Shockoe
January 9, 2018
We’re grateful to Jonathan Spiers of Richmond Biz Sense for the writeup.
Joining the Celebrate RVA Board
January 2, 2018
I’m also happy to announce I’ve joined the board of CelebrateRVA, an organization committed to throwing birthday parties for disadvantaged children. Some of the children touched by this group have never celebrated a birthday before and had to have the act of blowing out candles shown and explained to them. I’m so excited to work with CelebrateRVA and be a small part of bringing them joy. I encourage you to read up on what they’re doing and volunteer to attend a party if you can.
Eating Bird Food Joins The Client Roster And Lands A Spot On CBS
January 1, 2018
Clementine Joins the Client Roster
December 19, 2017
TFB Signs Lease On First Office
December 12, 2017
TFB Styles December Issue of Richmond Mag
December 1, 2017
We styled our first piece in Richmond Mag’s December issue.
VCU’s Top 10 Under 10
November 11, 2017
I was honored to be among 9 others as VCU Alumni’s Top Ten Under Ten. VCU Alumni’s 10 Under 10 awards program honors alumni who earned their first VCU degree (undergraduate, graduate or professional) within the past 10 years and who have: Enjoyed remarkable professional success Made important contributions to their community Loyally supported the university
Joining The Richmond Ad Club Mentor Program
November 2, 2017
Yay! The Advertising Club of Richmond Mentor Program kicked off today and I got to meet my mentee, Isabelle
Top 40 Under 40
October 26, 2017
I was honored to be among the 39 others named as Richmond’s Top 40 under 40.
PRSA Student Connections Week Panel
October 25, 2017
Tiramisu For Breakfast Guide To Richmond Launch
October 23, 2017
Women In Advertising Panel
October 23, 2017
Fashion Show To Benefit Forensic Nursing
October 19, 2017
Speaking at the Chesterfield Chamber
October 18, 2017
Tiramisu For Breakfast Guide To Richmond Launch At Quirk Hotel
October 16, 2017
Celebrated National Business Womens Week with Sonabank
October 16, 2017
Sonabank POWER celebrated women entrepreneurs for National Business Women’s Week.
ARTOBER WITH RVA COFFEE STAIN
October 2, 2017
To celebrate Artober, James River Air partnered with RVA Coffee Stain for a sponsored “Art Abandonment” series.
Rebelle Con Kicks Off
September 11, 2017
TFB Signs Go For 20
August 30, 2017
TFB Focus Group
June 14, 2017
In an effort to learn more about the Tiramisu For Breakfast community of readers and month we hosted a focus group/meetup.
VCU Brandcenter Social Recruitment Campaign Launch
May 31, 2017
The social recruitment strategy we developed for the VCU Brandcenter is in full swing and it has been awesome to see new students being welcomed into the “brandfam.”
James River Air Social Media Campaign Wins at the Virginia PR Awards
May 10, 2017
Remember our campaign for James River Air Conditioning to Benefit the Richmond SPCA? We’re thrilled to announce that it won a Capital Award at the Public Relations Society of Virginia Awards. More importantly, the campaign raised over 11,000 for homeless dogs and cats in Richmond. We couldn’t have done it without the animal-loving RVA community and we can’t thank you enough for your support. We’re thankful to have such a generous and community-driven client in James River Air Conditioning. Special thanks to BES Studios and Bonnie Blackwood at Blue Moon Marketing for working to bring the campaign to life.
Tiramisu For Breakfast Makeup Class with Bobbi Brown
May 4, 2017
Emily Mattice Joins TFB As Intern
April 18, 2017
TFB Turns One!
April 16, 2017
VCU Brandcenter launches Ask Hawley Video Series
April 12, 2017
VCU Brandcenter launched a video series aimed at walking prospective students through the application process. Feel free to pass along to any budding ad students with big dreams.
James River Air Celebrates 50 Years with the RTD
April 7, 2017
James River Air is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the “From the Archives” section of Richmond Times Dispatch. Check it out and browse stories about Richmond’s history. You can even contribute your own photos.
Tiramisu For Breakfast Gets Trademarked!
March 22, 2017
TFB Intern Katlyn Sendoff
January 7, 2017
TFB’s first intern, Katlyn Pierre, had her send off. She has big dreams for NYC and we can’t wait to see what she does next! Keep up with her at BeautiesBeholder.com.
The Month In Social Newsletter Launches
January 3, 2017
TFB Intern Katlyn Pierre Graduates from VCU!
December 9, 2016
TFB Signs VCU Brandcenter
November 24, 2016
Social Media For Realtors Article Published
November 9, 2016
We shared social media tips for realtors in NC Realtor’s Insight publication. Our biggest piece of advice is to let your expertise show through and build trust through social media.
Gilmore Girls Feature On CBS
October 5, 2016
Read about it here.
TFB Signs Author Tiffany Jana
October 4, 2016
Katlyn Pierre Joins TFB As Intern
August 24, 2016
TFB Signs Patient First
May 16, 2016
Virginia PR Awards Win
May 11, 2016
TFB wins the Blogger Category at the Virginia PR Awards for the Elements Beauty Bloggers Campaign.
TFB Agency Becomes an LLC
April 16, 2016
Thanks to Threshold Council LLC for making us legal!
TFB Signs First Client, James River Air Conditioning
March 22, 2016
Tiramisu For Breakfast Blog Launches
January 29, 2014
With encouragement from our friend Liz at I Heart Vegetables, Tiramisu For Breakfast launches as a beauty blog.