We had the good fortune of connecting with Gia Ching and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Gia, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Having worked in the fashion and beauty industry, as well as in plastic surgery and aesthetics for the last decade, I identified a strong demand and need for digital marketing and creative design in these markets that was not being fulfilled by the average agency. Before this there was not an agency truly tailored to supporting emerging beauty brands and medical professionals in Los Angeles. In 2018, I had enough experience, clients, and a proven track record of managing successful campaigns, branding, and go-to-market strategies that had helped brands and medical professionals make an impact in their prospective industries. These foundational factors were the influences in the thought process behind founding GCC Consulting.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?

GCC Consulting is an award-winning marketing and design agency specializing in beauty and medical marketing. We are headquartered in Southern California however we have clients nationwide across the United States and we even have clients internationally in Europe and Asia. Our team is dedicated to helping emerging beauty brands and medical professionals grow their digital footprint online. My team and I design their brand and marketing campaigns with user-experience (UX) integrated into every implementation to help drive results.

Our mission is to enable brands, practices. and medical practices to be able make an impact in their industry. We work very closely with our clients to help them meet the needs of today’s ever-changing digital world. I strongly believe that design and digital marketing is not a one-size-fits-all solution and that every business needs a unique solution based on their unique industry and specific goals. That’s why we provide full-service marketing and branding solutions that are designed to be scalable, to help company’s hit their online goals whether it be visibility, sales, or qualified leads as they grow.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
After living in Los Angeles County for the last decade, we moved our offices to Irvine, CA during the pandemic in mid 2020. It was a little bit of a transition for my team and I at first but now having been headquartered in Orange County for the last year or so, we love how much there is to do in the beautiful city of Irvine. Fun places to enjoy a team dinner or host happy hour drinks include Solstice, Hive & Honey and Watergrille. We also love coffee breaks at CUP Coffee inside the Great Park Neighborhood.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?

I’ve been fortunate enough to have so many influential people in my career. My team and I work collaboratively on many of our client projects and their daily encouragement, support and talents help make GCC Consulting stand out against the competition by enabling us to offer a full spectrum of services beyond our core offerings of digital marketing and website design. Thanks to my growing team we are able to also offer editorial photography and videography services that our clients love.

I am also an active part of professional groups, masterminds and organizations that help me grow professionally and connect with like-minded founders. A few noteworthy organizations I am involved with include: Asian Business Association of Orange County and Los Angeles and Female Founder Collective. Both of these organizations have offered me amazing support and host amazing, memorable networking events. They have offered me a chance to grow my professional network and business.

Website: https://gccconsultinggroup.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gccconsulting/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/gcc-consulting-irvine/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gccconsultingirvine

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