Guest – Kevin M. Ryan

Kevin M. Ryan is CEO of the strategic consulting and project management firm Motivity Marketing. Motivity Marketing has a single core focus: helping companies in the world of connected marketing move forward with greater impact and return than they may ever have thought possible.

Mr. Ryan is known throughout the world as an interactive marketing thought leader and is a popular speaker at interactive marketing events around the globe.  But, it is his signature blend of thought leadership, strategic plan development and practical program execution that have earned him a peerless personal client base, a roster of marketing leaders who return to him year after year for support and collaboration.

Kevin Ryan' s current and former client book  of business reads like a "who's who" in big brands; Rolex Watch, USA, State Farm Insurance, Farmers Insurance, Minolta Corporation, Samsung Electronics America, Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Panasonic Services, and the Hilton Hotels brands, to name a few.

Prior to launching Motivity, Ryan founded Kinetic Results, an Advertising Age Top 20 search engine marketing firm, served as VP, Global Content Director for Search Engine Watch and Search Engine Strategies and VP of Interactive Media for the Interpublic Group agency, Wahlstrom Interactive.

Throughout his career, he has appeared on CNN, been featured in The Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, Advertising Age and has published hundreds of articles on search and interactive marketing. Mr. Ryan is currently a regular contributor for Advertising Age and iMedia Communications.

Mr. Ryan always has been dedicated to the expansion of online marketing. Industry groups and organizations include; American Association of Advertising Agencies, Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), Microsoft Search Advisory Council, Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO), 212 Interactive Club and Direct Marketers Association (DMA). He currently serves on the board of advisors for Ad:Tech and is search editor for iMedia Communications.

Ryan believes in sound guidance, creative thought, accountable actions and collaborative execution as applied to search, or any form of marketing. His principled approach and staunch commitment to the industry have made him one of the most sought-after personalities in online marketing.