Ethel Da Costa
Founder-CEO at Think Geek Media
Ethel De Costa is a Founder-Executive Director, Producer, Chief Creative Director at THINK GEEK MEDIA. She is a lifestyle, fashion journalist, columnist, writer, published author, radio head, media and entertainment professional, public relations, corporate communications consultant and concept creator by profession. A music, fashion and art aficionado by passion, she was born and raised in the Middle East (Kuwait), and she now currently based in Goa, India. Edited/Freelanced as a lifestyle writer/columnist for various leading national/local publications like The Times of India, Femina, OHerald Publications (Heart to Heart), DNA (Me), FnL (Da Costa Diary), Hi! Blitz, Better Interiors, See Goa. Her work continues to be featured on local & national media/TV/websites, as also her association with the Daniel Pearl World Music Days as Ambassador, Goa. Her skill Specialties and Core Strengths are Passion, Drive, Ambition, Conceptualization of ideas, brand building strategies, image and media marketing, production and execution of innovative, trend-setting out-of-the-box concepts, tasks, events, campaigns in media, fashion, lifestyle and entertainment formats. She possess very strong enthusiasm, passion for work and challenges, coupled with skilled efficiency in time management, organizational abilities, networking, effective negotiation, inter-personal, social and business skills. Big Account Clients (Local, National) seek me out for concepts, quality handling of their accounts and after-sales follow-up. She believes in punctuality with deadlines and possesses multi-tasking skills, with professional leadership qualities to enable work in solo capacity and/or lead team from concept to finish. Attention to detail, achieving quality benchmarks in concept and execution is very important to me. She has received many awards like Jaycees Creed Award, JCI India, Goa, `Brotherhood of Man Transcends Sovereignty of Nation’ for exemplary contribution to society through media, June 2013. ; The Pillar of Hindustani Society Award, 2010-11’ by Trans-Asian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (TACCI) Mumbai, for dedicated contribution in the field of `Media, Radio, Entertainment,’ Feb 2011. ; Top 4 Finalist Radio Mirchi `Flame Thrower of the Month’ Non-Revenue Category, April 2008. She is a Station Director & Programming Head, Radio Mirchi 98.3FM, Goa, Entertainment Network (India) Ltd, and Mumbai (ENIL). A Times Group Company. She has worked with Entertainment Society of Goa, Government of Goa, International Film Festival of India (IFFI) as a Head of Media, PR, Editor Festival Magazines, 2005-08. She holds the degree of Masters’ in Arts from Goa University and Bachelors’ in Arts from Caramel College for Women.