Ryan LevanderDigital Marketing Consultant


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Breakthrough Advertising
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Simo Ahava's Blog
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Traffic and Conversion Summit
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Google Tag Manager

About Me

/Who Am I




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.





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You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.

- Charlie Jones -


Services

/What I do


I consult and am available by select hire revolving around Data Auditing, Architecture, Visualization, Optimization, and ultimately, Analysis.

I have a strong background and experiences in data analysis, digital analytics, measurement protocol, and use my Development skills with languages such as SQL, R, and Javascript to be a truly data-driven Marketer.

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.



PLANNING

This is the step that so many people don't do to the extent one needs to. Or worse, they skip it altogether without realizing it. Its by far the least sexy to do, but by far the most important.


BUILDING + REPORTING

If you do a great job in the planning stage, your building and reporting will be much more efficient and accurate. I definitely have my go-to building and reporting tools, but I've built with many of the industry-standards out there, and all the concepts are the same. Reporting is done via APIs for accuracy and to eliminate drudgery.


FORECASTING + OPTIMIZATION

There are clients that are still impressed that I can guess what the sales are going to be for the week, month, sometimes even quarter with high accuracy. For me, it comes down to the detail I go through in the planning and building stage. It also helps that I have a high knowledge and past experiences of Paid Search Techniques and Strategies. We forecast to plan and optimize to increase the sales. These are the final steps of the Measurement Marketing process. Yet, we are never done 🙂



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11years of experience
48Different APIs Connected
$12,284,700Revenue I've been Directly in Charge Of
510Campaigns Overseen

Resume

/My Recent Timeline

Education
Jan 1, 2020

AdSkills.com – Media Buying Mastery

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, […]

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.

Uplevel Consulting

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 […]

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.

Dec 27, 2019
Nov 28, 2019

Blueprint SEO

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 […]

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.

Traffic Think Tank

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 […]

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.

Nov 20, 2019
Apr 4, 2019

YouTube Ads with Tom Breeze

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 […]

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 👇🏻

Data Pipelining

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 […]

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

Jul 29, 2018
Jul 29, 2018

Measurement Marketing

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 […]

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.

Data Cleaning + Apps Scripts Development in Google Sheets

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, […]

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

Jul 29, 2018
Apr 6, 2018

Conversion Optimization Masterclass

ConversionXL

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: 

  • Foundations
  • Conversion Research
  • Testing
  • Optimization Strategies
  • Conversion Optimization Program Management
I have taken many other courses on ConversionXL.com - one of my all-time favorite sites to learn from. Here are a few that I have taken:
  • Excel for Marketers
  • Digital Analytics Minidegree
  • Growth Marketing Minidegree
  • Advanced Google Tag Manager
  • Advanced Google Analytics
  • Data Studio Masterclass
  • A/B Testing Mastery

Market Motive Certifications

Market Motive

Got certified through Market Motive in Web Analytics, Search Engine Optimization, Conversion Optimization, Email Marketing, Google AdWords, Mobile Marketing, and Content Marketing.

Feb 2, 2017
Dec 22, 2016

DigitalMarketer.com Certifications

9 Different Certifications

Became certified for Conversion Funnel, Optimization and Testing, Data and Analytics Mastery, Search Marketing Mastery, Paid Traffic Mastery, E-Commerce Marketing Mastery, Copywriting Mastery, Email Marketing Mastery, and Content Marketing Mastery from the Digital Marketer Headquarters. I've also gone through "The Machine" Email Marketing course. The Profitable Traffic Workshop, and countless others that have given me the knowledge and confidence to bring my own and other client's Digital Marketing and Business Development to new levels.

Lynda.com Courses

Countless Courses

Have learned everything from javascript fundamentals to advanced motion graphics and everything in between at Lynda.com. This has not only been supplemental, but a go-to resource in learning to effectively code, produce media, write scripts, architect sales funnels, and so much more.

Mar 1, 2014
Experience
May 24, 2019

In Person Facebook Ads Mastermind With Molly Pitman and Ezra Firestone

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 […]

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.

Digital Marketing Analyst

Internet Alchemy Team

I was apart of the Internet Alchemy team for a little over 3 years. The team is made of A+ players only, it's a very high-level environment that really challenges me every week.

My role for the team has been focusing almost exclusively on the Lead Generation piece. Which has me working across a lot of different mediums, tools, platforms, and websites in order to maximize our growth, widen our funnel, and create new opportunities we weren't even implementing previously.

I look at the lead generation work I've done for them so far in 3 steps: 1. Making sure the data we have is as accurate as possible, so we can get as accurate as possible (nothing is ever 100% in Digital Marketing Analytics) in order to trust our data. 2. Turning our real-life goals into micro and macro Digital Marketing Business Goals. Building out funnels along the way and tracking the customer journey with both qualitative and quantitative research. 3. Actionable steps based of the data and analysis. Anyone can aggregate as much data as they possibly can. But if you can't get actionable and it doesn't answer the "why" and "what next questions", then it's useless.

Apr 6, 2018
May 21, 2017

Chief Marketing Officer

MODUS Real Estate

Chief Marketing Officer for MODUS Real Estate, a Denver based brokerage in the Lower Highlands focused on the best Digital Marketing, driven by data, for it's agents.

I oversaw the complete Content Marketing strategy, from both a production and an optimization standpoint. Also was in charge of property website development, ux, browser testing, conversion rate optimization, scalability, and paid advertising methods relating to the property websites.

I also helped create lead magnets for MODUS in thinking through ways to acquire contact information in exchange for valuable pieces of information.

Digital Marketing Advisor

iX Systems

Advisor to Silicon Valley tech company, iX Systems. They flew me out to help them strategize their video content, re-think their value propositions, and create updated productions that were used in countless paid media campaigns. Working with the team at iX Systems has given me the next level insights, experience working with massive Search Engine Marketing (SEM) campaign budgets, and confidence to take any business to the next level.

Mar 21, 2017
Jan 1, 2014

Project Manager

Robert Atlas Marketing

Help design and develop websites for marketing firm. Work with copywriter, designer, developer, and marketing lead. I lay website foundation, lock down security, assign tasks, and do a little of each listed above myself. Work with and know HTML, CSS, mySQL, WordPress, PHP, Google AdWords, Analytics, Infusionsoft, etc.

Digital Marketing Manager

Prestige Dodge

- Re-designed layout of site in order to convert more leads with the user experience and behaviors at the forefront. Since re-design at the start of the year the leads have increased by over 35% from strong previous numbers. -I also communicate with our SEO/SEM companies to keep things consistent with our branding, company visions, and marketing strategies. -Managing weekly digital marketing budget (I cut costs and increase leads AND conversions by over 300%) -Video production to story tell to our audience about what sets us apart from other area dealerships. -Graphic Designs from print-ready flyers to newspaper ads to email templates using Adobe Illustrator and InDesign. -Branding and marketing across all social media platforms. -Weekly and monthly writing/copy writing for blog and newsletter, respectively. -Analyzing Google Analytic stats to correlate trends and effective marketing strategies. -Take/create photos/videos for missing car inventory to keep website media rich. I wear a lot of hats here but I've learned a ton since coming on and am transitioning into more of a consulting/business development role.

Dec 12, 2013
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Skills


92%Media Buying Mastery
95%Conversion Rate Optimization
97%Optimization + Testing
100%Analytics + Data

Case Studies

/My Recent Work


(Work I have done over the last year for clients who have authorized me to share this in my portfolio)

 

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).

 


Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.

- Steve Jobs -

The Lab

/Results from Tests I've Run


Everything I write about here are actually tests I've run (I LOVE to run tests and use the data to drive my decisions) and real results I've generated myself.

 

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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