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Ryan is Senior Manager, Online Communications, for Ketchum. He’s an avid cyclist and blogger, and is proud of his Southern roots. Feel free to check out his personal website, or connect with him on Twitter – @RyanShell.

Why I Would Not Go to SXSW

by Ryan Shell| March 14, 2013

I’m fresh off my first trip to SXSW and it was an enlightening and interesting experience. I was fortunate enough to hear some great keynote speakers, and also attended a fun session with Shaquille O’Neil. We posted insights on the blog all throughout SXSW Interactive and, while there are many reasons to attend the conference, […]

Shaq Steals the Show at SXSW & Kisses Brian Solis

by Ryan Shell| March 11, 2013

I’ve been to some fantastic sessions at SXSW, but the one I attended this afternoon with NBA star Shaquille O’Neal was particularly amazing. He was interviewed by Brian Solis, a well-known media strategist and principal at the Altimeter Group. The session touched on everything from education (did you know Shaq has a master’s degree and […]

How Brands Can Stand Out at SXSW

by Ryan Shell| March 10, 2013

There are two types of brands at SXSW: established and un-established. Both want to capture as much attention as possible, but that’s no easy task. One way to attempt to do so is by plastering posters on columns. End result? Becoming part of an artistic collage and receiving very little brand awareness.

I’m a SXSW Virgin

by Ryan Shell| March 6, 2013

I was talking to a friend about SXSW Interactive the other day and mentioned that I was looking forward to going for the first time. He responded, “How in the world have you never gone to SXSW?” I’ve not been avoiding it, but for one reason or another I’ve never made it before until this […]