Hi. I'm Ryan and I loove the internet. I use it to build things and solve problems.
I have a passion for helping people. I've found that I can help a lot more people as an Internet Marketing Consultant/Entrepreneur than anything else in life.
When I realized this, I had a change in career paths.
Since then, I taught myself how to code, which is the backbone of the technical marketing I do now-a-days.
I can't give myself all the credit. I've spent tens of thousands of dollars on high level courses, and learned even more through Masterminds and from other Entrepreneurs and Educators (Like Avinash Kaushik, Simo Ahava, Chris Mercer, and Ben Collins, to name a few).
Some of which I've been fortunate enough to work with. Some, still to this day.
I consult and am available by select hire revolving around Data Auditing, Architecture, Visualization, Optimization, and ultimately, Analysis.
A few programs I'm highly proficient in, but not limited to are: Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, Microsoft Excel, Google BigQuery, Google Sheets Apps Scripts Development, Google Data Studio, SEM, and Technical SEO.
I joined Ad Skills after talking with some of my industry-expert friends and hearing that this was the training to have to be an expert Media Buyer. That is a skill I don't want to delegate. Media Buying is a serious skill, and when you have the ability to create leads for businesses with Paid Ads, well, you can pretty much write your own script and choose your own jobs and clients.
Media Buying is a medium as a whole. I don't mean just being a Facebook Ads master. It's been done before...
...I mean being able to take a business and intelligently say, "Facebook Ads is largely where you Market is, but we need to supplement with YouTube retargeting, GDN, etc."
A huge added feature is they have a Slack team - so I don't have to log into Facebook for questions or support. I can get it right there and network with other serious media buyers.
I went through the entire Consulting Accelerator and Uplevel Consulting programs with Sam Ovens. You hear a lot of things on the Internet about Sam Ovens. Largely because he has become so successful in his teachings of this. But, some will be skeptical of the courses/teaching - but those are also they same that will always be skeptical of anything online (or quite frankly, need to work more on their service/product). I've found great value in the positioning and structure that Uplevel has created for my new training course. I'm going to be training people on the Measurements and actions with those measurements behind their business. I'm also going to focus on giving advice to people in their Digital Marketing - which is what Renavel Consulting is all about. I have so much experience now and have split-second confidence on what clients need to do with their Marketing funnels. It's time to help more businesses with my knowledge and expertise.
There are lots of different tools, courses, ways to solve SEO problems. There is just so much more in the world of SEO versus media buying/paid ads. In order to efficiently and effectively work with data - most importantly, having systems. I joined Blueprint SEO.
Ryan Stewart and David Krevit are such a great team and have built an amazing training on how to not only do the right thing but the most effective and efficient way to do it, how to position it to clients, etc.
I'm so glad I joined Blueprint SEO to bring my systems, processes, G Suite automations, and positioning/scope of work with clients to the next level.
I joined Traffic Think Tank as a place to ask complex SEO questions to the best of the best. I didn't want to be the "smartest SEO in the room". As well as making sure we are always doing the absolute best, white-hat practices for SEO and all our clients we are doing SEO for or Consulting on. TTT has an incredible group of Marketers inside of Slack - where I already am. So I really enjoy not having to log into Facebook and as questions in a group. Plus, its really well structured and curated/supported. This is definitely my go-to place for making sure I'm implementing the best SEO strategies for my clients.
If you want to learn video marketing, psychology, and everything there is to know about lead and sales generation with YouTube, then Tom Brees is your guy. After I heard him talk had traffic and conversion summit, I bought his entry-level course on YouTube. After going through that in a weekend, I knew I had to have his flagship course. No one makes digital marketing more objective and about math then Tom Breeze. I am on his weekly calls and learn from other campaigns, in addition to proper scripting and storyboarding of the YouTube ads I am managing for a global cybersecurity company. This was me with Tom on a 1 on 1 consulting call I got to spend with him. So valuable 👇🏻
The most recent topic I've learned and spent a lot of time on is data pipelining. I would imagine this is usually a step that comes at a later point in a Technical Marketers toolbox as they simply outgrow the other methods, and get to work with much bigger accounts, which warrants tools and workflows as such. The main data pipeline I learned about and now help clients implement involves: Raw Data = APIs (from platforms like Google Analytics, FB Ads, Salesforce, etc) Nightly ETL (Extract Transform and Load) = Stitch + Google Apps Script (and also Supermetrics) Warehouse = Google BigQuery Data Modeling = DBT (Data Build Tool) Data Visualization = Google Data Studio
Chris Mercer's Measurement Marketing course has been one of the best I have gone through in the Digital Analytics world (that is saying a lot - I've been through a lot). The biggest thing with Measurement Marketing I resonated most with is that we don't look for accuracy in data. That's a big misconception and misinterpretation of what we need to be spending our time on in this industry. We look for usefulness. A lot of people will get hung up on getting a metric more accurate when even if they do, the data isn't useful or actionable. "The truth is in the trend and the power is in the pattern." One of the other concepts I learned from Mercer was to "TBV" - Trust But Verify. As Measurement Marketers, we trust that we set up the measurements correctly, but we then verify, that is, we try to prove to ourselves we set up the measurements incorrectly. Thus, a true QC of the final setup.
I got wind of Ben Collins when I was at a Lunametrics training. I heard another techy Marketer mention he learned from Ben on how to data clean and prep for Google Data Studio. Naturally, I had to check out his courses.
Ben's courses have really encourage me even more to stay out of Excel, unless doing deep analysis. In setting up workflows with APIs and even Apps Scripts Development, you can leverage the power of Google's Cloud and keep your Data Studio dashboard up to date 100%.
This is, for the providers that don't have a direct connection with Data Studio...or you are doing complex metric formulas outside the application itself, and want to have Google Sheet be your "net" where you can much more easily make the correction as opposed to Data Studio, in my opinion and through a lot of experiences.
I also took Ben's Data Studio course, which was great to see the philosophy and how another talented Marketer uses this great tool. I have been through 4 solid data Studio course this year: Conversion XL, Lunametircs Workshop, Measurement Marketing, and now Ben Collins'.
I'm looking forward to Ben's course coming out very soon on Data Analysis. I will most certainly pick it up on opening day as I feel he is a seasoned data expert...and even if I take away one thing from the course it will be a success in my mind. He's an expert in his field. #10,000Hours
I went through the Conversion Optimization Class from ConversionXL.com to really increase my skills in this field. It was both tangible skills on complex topics I have never went too far down this road in (creating data driven personas after surveying, for example). And got even better insights ones I had spent time on - UX guidlines for ecommerce sites, split and multi-variant testing, optimization strategies, etc. The whole degree was broken down into these sections:
I learned from the best of the best in Media Buying. The Bootcamp focused on Facebook Ads (aka, the most dynamic advertising platform out there nowadays), the concepts applied to Google Ads and YouTube Ads as well. We got to breakdown the most successful ad campaigns that Ezra, Boris, Molly, and the team at Smart Marketer ran for Boom! By Cindy Joseph. To get that one on one time with the best in the business was priceless. Also, Molly brought with some coaches. Some of whom were doing even higher volume than Smart Marketer! There are VERY few businesses who DON'T need to be doing FB Ads. There is a reason why I paid thousands to be here.
I used to do most all types of Digital Marketing work, now I only focus on Digital Marketing on all things I can measure (Measurement Marketing).
If there is any client work shown in here, it has been approved to share publicaly by them, and most times I'll have clients in here talking about how I've helped them.
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