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Practitioner. Author. Keynote Speaker.

Kevin Ryan founded the strategic consulting firm Motivity Marketing in April, 2007. Today's Motivity is a group of professionals focused on thought leadership, innovation and exacting tactical execution in a modern digital advertising agency environment.


Mr. Ryan is known throughout the world as an interactive marketing thought leader and is a popular speaker at the largest interactive marketing events around the globe. He has hosted or served as keynote speakers at events in 18 countries. He is known not only for his stand-alone wit and wisdom but his interview skills with top industry leaders. Some of the well known industry leadership that have been in 'Kevin's chair' are Marissa Meyer, Steve Ballmer, Satya Nadella, Jack Myers, John Battelle and Jimmy Wales and Rob Norman to name a few.

In addition to his trademark on stage charisma, it is his signature blend of thought leadership, strategic plan development and practical program execution that have earned him a peerless personal client base, he also has 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, State Farm Insurance, Farmers Insurance, Sony, Samsung, Toyota, Lexus, Panasonic, Aramark and the Hilton Hotels brands, to name a few. Kevin has served as an advisory to tech companies big small such as Salesforce, Yahoo, Marin Software, Clickable, Yield, Omniture/ Adobe, Zuum, Facebook and Google.

Throughout his career, he has appeared on CNN, been featured in The Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, ABC News, The New York Times, Forbes, Advertising Age and has published hundreds of articles on digital marketing in nearly every advertising trade publication either as a regular columnist or op-ed columnist. These include; Advertising Age, MediaPost, Imedia, AdExchanger, The Make Good, and Marketing Land. Mr. Ryan is currently a regular contributor for Advertising Age, iMedia Communications and Marketing Land.

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).

His current and former board roles included board of governors for Ad:Tech, UBM Tech Marketing 360, Search Insider Summit, iMedia’Brand and Summits the Forbes Small Business Advisor. In addition industry Kevin has served as an adjunct professor or guest lecturer at such prestigious Columbia University, NYU, The Wharton School of Business and the University of Southern California Annenberg School.

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