Ryan Media Consultants

Who we are


Mike Ryan | President of RMCMichael T. Ryan is the founder of Ryan Media Consultants. An award-winning journalist with 35 years of media experience, he recently was a vice president at The Arizona Republic, overseeing as general manager all 18 of its community Republics and their associated Web and mobile sites. He created the Scottsdale Republic which was the template for the launch of community Republics throughout the Valley. He was involved in all facets of the multi-media operation including advertising, news, digital, marketing, circulation, production and community relations.


Before moving to the Valley, he was managing editor at the Pensacola News Journal in Pensacola, FL. The newspaper won more than 70 national and state awards and was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in Public Service. Before that, he worked in Rochester, N.Y., as sports editor, news editor and eventually assistant managing editor at The Times-Union and Democrat and Chronicle. He also wrote a nationally syndicated sports television column for Gannett News Service and occasionally for USA Today.


Ryan earned his B.A. degree in journalism from St. Bonaventure University and his MBA with a focus in marketing from Rochester Institute of Technology. He and his wife, Margaret, established a scholarship at St. Bonaventure for talented mass communications students who need financial assistance.


He is a founder of the Fit City Scottsdale health/wellness initiative and is/was on the boards of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, East Valley Partnership, WESTMARC, Arizona Newspaper Association, Scottsdale Leadership, Scottsdale Executive Forum, Scottsdale Healthcare Community Stewardship Advisory Council and the Morrison Institute Arizona Directions Advisory Committee. He was past vice president of the Rotary Club of Scottsdale.


The Scottsdale Chamber selected him as a Rising Star for his contributions to the community and the chamber. The Scottsdale Republic received the Sterling Award in the Big Business category for its innovation and community leadership. The East Valley Partnership recognized him and the Republic with its Kerry Dunne Sustaining Leadership Award for its long-time contributions to the East Valley.


Services we provideRyan is extremely active in the community. He started televised mayoral forums in the East and West Valley to increase dialogue among community leaders and to discuss issues affecting their areas. He previously hosted a television program in Scottsdale that featured community leaders.


Ryan has at his disposal a team of national consultants who can provide additional expertise and who specialize in digital media, social media, newspapers, television and radio.


Put Ryan Media Consultants (RMC) to work for you.

We can help you:

  • Develop a compelling message.
  • Tailor your message to the proper audience.
  • Make sure it gets to the right people.
  • Formulate a comprehensive communication plan.
  • Design a strategic marketing plan.
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