Ryan Cohn is Vice President of Social/Digital Operations at Sachs Media Group. A nationally-acclaimed digital media thought leader, Cohn teaches advanced social media at the Florida State University. He serves as contributing author to Social Fresh and AllFacebook, and has been featured by a variety of prominent media outlets, including Mashable, Adweek, The Next Web, Thomson Reuters, and TheStreet.com.
Industry Expertise (10)
Areas of Expertise (10)
Top-20 Public Speaker Nationwide (personal)
The National Forensics Association honored Ryan as one of the top 20 public speakers nationwide in the category of Rhetorical Criticism.
Featured by Prominent Media Outlets (professional)
Ryan has been featured a variety of prominent media outlets, including Mashable, Adweek, The Next Web, Thomson Reuters, and TheStreet.com
Named to "40 Under 40" List (professional)
In 2012, 850 Business Magazine named Ryan to its "40 Under 40" list. The list represents the year's top-40 businesspeople in North Florida under 40 years old. Ryan was the youngest member of 2012's list.
Bulldog Digital/Social PR Awards (professional)
The Bulldog Reporter, a prominent PR trade publication, has honored Ryan with three awards in its annual Digital/Social PR Awards: 2013 Gold Award (top in the nation) for Best Use of Search Engine Optimization in a Campaign, 2012 Gold Award (top in the nation) for Best Use of Digital/Social for a Health/Fitness/Medicine Campaign, and 2012 Bronze Award (top-3) for Best Online/Social Media Community of the Year.
Golden Image PR Awards (professional)
Since 2011, the Florida Public Relations Association has awarded Ryan several Golden Image Awards and Judge's Awards in the categories of Social Promotion and Social Engagement.
America's Most Promising Companies Finalist (professional)
Forbes Magazine named Ryan's previous business, What's Next Marketing, a finalist for the prestigious America's Most Promising Companies List in 2011.
Led the Acquisitions of Two Successful Businesses (professional)
Ryan led the acquisition of two successful businesses: What's Next Marketing by Sachs Media Group (2012) and ForensicsOnline.net by the National Forensic League (2007).
Adjunct Professor at the Florida State University (professional)
Ryan teaches Advanced Social Media Management, the first course of its kind in Florida, to students in FSU's College of Communication & Information.
Florida State University: Marketing & Psychology, Service Operations, Performance Management/Behavior Analysis
B.S. Marketing (Service Operations)
B.S. Psychology (Performance Management/Behavior Analysis)
William T. McFatter Technical Center: Technical, Journalism
- Florida State University
- Florida Public Relations Association
- Florida Chamber of Commerce
- Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce
Event Appearances (5)
What Doesn't My CEO Get About Social Media?
Social Fresh EAST Conference Tampa, FL
Harnassing the Facebook Ad Power Editor
Advanced Facebook Advertising Conference New York, NY
The Frontier is Now: How Social Media is Rewriting the Association Playbook
Tallahassee Society of Association Executives Tallahassee, FL
Leveraging the Power of Social Media in Commercial Real Estate
Real Estate Trends Conference Tallahassee, FL
Social Media, Leadership and Trust
TechExpo 2012 Tallahassee, FL
Sample Talks (5)
What’s Next? Emerging Trends in Social Media
Brand Value: Why Some Fans and Followers are Worth More than Others
What Could Go Wrong? Preparing a Social Media Crisis Communication Strategy
Leadership Social Media: Turning Leaders into Celebrities
The ACED IT Model: A Guide to Improving Your Organization’s Facebook Presence
- Workshop Leader
- Corporate Training