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CASE STUDY: FLIRTEY, THE DRONE DELIVERY COMPANY.

Back in 2014, we took on our first client, a young entrepreneur with a dream to build the premier drone delivery company in America.  Today, Flirtey is worth millions and stands tall beside Amazon and Google as one of the most respected brands in drone aviation. 

Earning public acceptance and building support for an unknown brand is a challenge.  As social engineers and media scientists, we create coalitions that build name recognition and rally support for our clients in highly-complex situations.  That’s what we continue to do for Flirtey and our other clients as well. 

Today, we apply our unmanned aircraft expertise to public communications: Content Creation — campaign images, both video and still photography feeds to your social media channels; Live Broadcasts to your campaign’s social media platforms, featuring campaign stops, testimonials in support of your candidacy.

We are leading the future of public communications with unmanned aircraft.  And we can put this new technology to work for you.  Your visibility.  Your name recognition. Your success.

 

 
 

RYAN MEDIA LAB 

 
 
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FOUNDER AND CEO

MARK A. RYAN 

Mark is an award-winning campaign leader, proven strategic communications executive and advocate, with a strong track record in moving public opinion, often under periods of extreme challenge involving controversial topics with high public profiles.

Ryan Media Lab client, Flirtey, the premier drone delivery company, is worth millions today following several years of business development conducted by Mark in support of the entrepreneurial startup. Mark co-produced the opportunity for Flirtey to fly the first FAA-approved drone delivery in America, proving the life-saving ability of unmanned aircraft to delivery vital medicine in our society.  Mark also co-produced the nation's first ship-to-shore drone delivery flight, bringing together Flirtey and Johns Hopkins to demonstrate how drones will save lives during post-disaster situations. The Flirtey drone sits proudly at the Smithsonian Institution Air and Space Museum, near the Space Shuttle and Wright Flyer, in recognition of its own historic contribution to aviation. 

Mark is a proven and trusted advisor to senior leaders for his sense and ability to successfully position large entities and product portfolios with customers, employees, the investment community, media, national opinion makers and the general public. Mark has a strong customer focus and ability to leverage third-party relationships to meet shared goals.

A highly-effective executive with 30 years of diversified public affairs and communications experience in the health care and chemical industries. Range of expertise includes reputation management, leadership of large integrated, strategic communications campaigns, crisis management, product advertising and marketing communications, government affairs, financial communications, and mergers and acquisitions.

From 2001 to 2012, Mark was U.S. chief communications officer for Bayer AG, a major Fortune 500 company. As a member of the Bayer AG Chairman’s Global Leadership Circle, Mark was in the senior executive rank in the global organization. 

 

Education

Syracuse University - Newhouse School of Public Communications

B.A., Journalism

Georgetown University McDonough School of Business

M.S., Leadership

 
 

 
 
 
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Partner

Kyle M. Ryan

Kyle brings extensive experience in consulting with entrepreneurs on social media strategy and execution. As an RML partner, Kyle focuses on strategic planning, product development and execution.

Ryan Media Lab client, Flirtey, the premier drone delivery company, is worth millions today following several years of business development conducted by Kyle in support of the entrepreneurial startup. Kyle co-produced the opportunity for Flirtey to fly the first FAA-approved drone delivery in America, proving the life-saving ability of unmanned aircraft to delivery vital medicine in our society.  Kyle also co-produced the nation's first ship-to-shore drone delivery flight, bringing together Flirtey and Johns Hopkins to demonstrate how drones will save lives during post-disaster situations. The Flirtey drone sits proudly at the Smithsonian Institution Air and Space Museum, near the Space Shuttle and Wright Flyer, in recognition of its own historic contribution to aviation.

In 2010, Kyle was awarded the Haller Fellowship at The Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh, where he provided counsel in social marketing strategy for clients of the Institute.

 

Education

University of Pittsburgh College of Business Administration

B.S., Marketing 

The New School for Public Engagement

M.S., Media Management