Marc-Ryan Group

Our Story

 

Founded in 2010, and headquartered in Chicago, Marc-Ryan Group is an advisory, publishing, and commercial services company.  We are dedicated to producing and sharing the very best fresh and useful ideas leveraging the expertise of our founders, and expressed in the ways our readers, viewers, customers, and clients want to engage.

We are a creative company.

At our founding we knew we there was untapped potential for new and creative ways to engage our clients and customers.  The year 2010 left the angst of the previous decade firmly behind, and also confirmed that the digital transformation, so intensely impacting every imaginable industry, was only going to gain momentum.  We understood that certain elements of business strategy and customer engagement would never vanish in this new paradigm.  Command of the fundamentals was more important than ever, as well as the skill to navigate connecting those fundamentals to the promise of the data and digital-driven business world.  At the heart of our co-founders' sense of opportunity in the moment was that creativity would be the spark that would perpetuate their business.

We are a company of ideas.

Unbounded by traditional corporate dogma, purposefully boutique, and eager to find non-traditional connections across disciplines, we set out from the beginning to do business our own way.  Business models may change, but the principles of commerce are still sound.  And we want to help our clients take that to the bank.  Our ideas, our inventiveness, we believed, could be of value to more than just us but to our clients as well.

We help bring yours to life.

We have built four areas of expertise and honed our focus to offer client engagements that truly drive new thinking and bring creative new ideas to life.  And we do this in a way that is both refreshing and built on the most important elements of business:  Partnership and trust.  The digital landscape can be used to our clients' advantage.  We believe technology is merely a tool to accomplish whatever creativity the mind can generate.  We use our expertise to create the very best ideas that will inform, encourage, transform, and inspire real and lasting success.

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What's In a Name, Anyway?

Our co-founders knew their passions and interests would take their business to places they could not foresee from the outset and so the name they chose for their company combines their first names for a sense of informality and friendliness, and includes the word "group" as a means of inviting and including new ventures and business interests that may come, unbounded by traditional brand dogma.

Our Brandmark

Our brandmark, or logo, is also a reflection of the playfulness and energy Marc and Ryan intend to broadcast through their company.  At its center is the “RM” symbol with the reversed “R” that is fully joined with the ”M”.  Derived from their personal monogram, the “RM” symbol is a playful representation of the duo’s balance, differing perspectives, and support of one another—which is foundational to the Marc-Ryan Group company.

Our Palette

Bursting from the “RM” symbol is the soleil—a corona of sunrays representing light, energy, and the vision of our company founders.  Light gives warmth and creates the conditions for growth—in our case for ideas and business.  Our signature "magenta" color is energetic, bright, and intended to embody l'énergie du soleil.  Our supporting color of purple represents warmth, richness, and depth.

 
 
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