I’ve worked with Ryan in 3 different companies for close to 4 years now, either working on the same team together, or working on separate teams that required large amounts of creative collaboration. He has an uncanny ability to understand how members of different social communities interact with one another, and takes advantage of that knowledge to grow a brand naturally and holistically through content and social promotion strategies. Ryan researches and generates highly creative content campaigns for a wide variety of industries, and I’m always amazed at the ideas that come out during ideation sessions. Because he’s so deeply ingrained in different social communities, he understands the who, where, why and how of promoting content to get in front of the eyes of a brand’s target aud…
I count Ryan among an elite group of internet marketers who are responsible for some absolutely stunning results. His success has come based upon two incredibly important factors: the diversity and length of his experience, coupled with an almost endless creativity. In order to be a successful marketer, you need to understand your audience. I’ve never met a person with such deep and nuanced understanding of social communities. Coupled with his unparalleled library of insight and community knowledge, Ryan has the intuition to formulate and execute campaigns that have direct, powerful impact. He is incredibly talented, easy to work with, and just a plain good guy. If you want to learn to really leverage your campaigns to their fullest, find a way to work with Ryan.
Ryan is an extremely diligent employee with a passion so strong that’s reflective in his work and all that he does. Ryan came to me with a thirst for knowledge, a “can do” attitude, and put his head down to move mountains for clients and for the company. It paid off as he rose to the top as the company grew. It’d be hard to find anyone who would possibly say a bad word about him. He is an extreme pleasure to work with and be around. An all around nice guy with great communication skills. Ryan is an MVP for sure and a real catch for anyone hiring or working with him. A diamond in the rough!
Ryan’s work at BlueGlass was a great help for us. He definitely had to deal with a lot of our issues in the process, and we always got through it smoothly.
Ryan would certainly be a top pick on my Internet marketing dream team. I have never known anyone as knowledgeable about Internet trends and subculture as Ryan (I have some pretty geeky friends, so that’s saying a lot!) Ryan and I worked together on the strategy team at BlueGlass, and then more indirectly while I was on the marketing team. As a team mate, Ryan is selfless, hard working, highly creative, and always willing to help out. I loved being in brainstorming sessions with him just to hear his ideas, it was often a huge learning experience for me just to listen to him talk about which ideas would be popular given the current trends. As an editor, I always looked forward to Ryan’s contributions to the BlueGlass blog –his posts were consistently some of the most popular, continuing …
Throughout the life our campaigns with Blueglass Ryan has provided exceptional service and insight on viral marketing as well as social media in general. Ryan was always timely in his giving feedback and was extremely creative with coming up with new social tactics to implement.
It’s been nothing short of amazing to see Ryan use his vast knowledge of the inner workings of different social networks to determine the best course of action for promotions. Knowing that a ‘one size fits all’ mentality doesn’t work, he takes the time to find the right fit at the right time.
My group seeded a major entertainment website in 2010 – Ryan ran our social marketing program. He is effective. One of our articles received over 2 million individual reads, most were in the 50,000 to 100,000 range, some in the 10,000 to 25,000. He is a very experienced, skilled, client-facing consultant, as well as an effective, connected member of the social media world. We highly recommend him if you are including social media in your marketing program.
I can honestly say it was a pleasure to work with Ryan. He was very welcoming when I joined the company, readily offering his assistance to help me get my team set up and running smoothly, despite his having a very busy schedule. He was always generous with his time, whether I needed help with a project, or just had a question. One of the things I enjoyed most was brainstorming with Ryan about new content mediums, and trying to come up with new and different ways to create visual representations of data in order to better serve our clients. Ryan is very creative, but also knows his stuff on the technical side. It’s always fun to work with someone who is willing to take creative risks, and who also encourages others’ ideas. I’ve never met anyone who has the in-depth knowledge of socia…
As a client, I’ve coordinated with Ryan on countless social promotion campaigns since his days at Search and Social. I’ve hired the companies he’s worked at numerous times over those 5 years, and that is significantly due to the amazing job he does. He understand the markets I was targeting, and he created visual content those markets organically and vigorously responded to. His efforts directly grew my sites’ brand awareness and search and social reach. His creativity and passion for developing content humans actually care about is remarkable.