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Our Story


Marc-Ryan Group

 

Founded in 2010, and headquartered in Chicago, Marc-Ryan Group is a publishing, media, services, and consumer products company that produces and delivers original know-how, expertise, and content aimed to inform, encourage, and inspire everyday successes in the home and at work.

At Marc-Ryan Group we work to express our founders' vision, passion, and enthusiasm in the ways our readers, viewers, customers, and clients want to engage.  Marc-Ryan Group is dedicated to producing and sharing the very best fresh and useful ideas based on the expertise of our founders, and that take the guesswork and stress from each topic.

Our Vision

To be a trusted source of original and helpful know-how and expertise that contributes to our customers' and clients' successes, and encourages confidence and capability in their lives.

 

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Our Style


Our Style


Everyday living with style!

 

Marc-Ryan Group was conceived by its two highly accomplished entrepreneur co-founders, Marc J. Sievers and Ryan L. Sievers, to be a trusted source of original and helpful content aimed to encourage savvy home cooking, celebrate everyday entertaining, and enable stress-free life-styling.

The core foundational know-how and expertise at Marc-Ryan Group is driven by the vision and passion of Marc J. Sievers.  It is his enthusiasm for his readers, viewers, and clients—who we think of fondly as our friends—that is our motivation to pursue a simple and direct mission:  To produce and deliver content in creative ways that are engaging, fun, encouraging, and reliable.  We want our friends to know and trust the Marc J. Sievers brand and to come to rely on Marc’s savvy and engaging expertise as genuinely tried-and-true know-how that is useful in elevating their every-day.

Marc-Ryan Group produces and disseminates the creative vision of Marc J. Sievers and the business expertise of Ryan L. Sievers to our readers, viewers, clients, and customers through four core areas of focus:  Publishing, media, services, and products.

 

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Publishing


Publishing


Entertaining with Love, Table for Two, and so much more...

 

In 2012 Marc-Ryan Group published its first major title, Entertaining with Love—Inspired recipes for everyday entertaining, a cookbook and entertaining guide authored by Marc J. Sievers, and designed by Ryan L. Sievers.  The second and revised edition was published in September 2013 in hardback.  Both books are available at Goodreads.com, Indiebound.orgAmazon.com, and Barnes & Noble.  Our second major title, Table for Two—Cooking and Entertaining for You and Your +1, debuted November 5, 2016.   Follow Table for Two, our next major cookbook title is currently in production, with an anticipated release date in 2018.  Our first book focused on business and entrepreneurship will also release in 2018.

In addition to traditional book publishing, Marc-Ryan Group also produces Marc's editorial content La Vie Piquant at marcsievers.com, and supports our founders' other online publishing engagements, including Marc's blog Taste and the City and Ryan's blog the Art of Business at ChicagoNow.com, as well as various guest writing engagements.

 

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Media


Media


From My Kitchen to Yours, and beyond...

 

In 2012 Marc-Ryan Group premiered the web series From My Kitchen to Yours, exclusively on YouTube.  The HD video webisodes invite viewers to join Marc as he teaches and explains with short and lively how-to segments that demonstrate and encourage viewers to try easy-to-follow cooking and entertaining tips and tricks.  Series 4 of From My Kitchen to Yours wrapped in 2016.  Series 5 is being planned and will debut in Q4 of 2016.

Social media is an important component of our content development and enables us to reach more readers and viewers than ever before.  As social media platforms evolve they are becoming increasingly photo-centric and oriented around story-telling.  Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube are our primary social media outlets and help us to drive the right content to the right audience through the media and style of engagement they prefer.

 

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Services


Services


Entertaining, retailing, and wedding registry, just to start

 

Personal and direct engagement is always the most valuable and effective.  Marc-Ryan Group provides core services that enable clients to connect with Marc directly and benefit first-hand from his years of experience and knowledge.  Marc’s services include:  Entertaining Consulting, Retail Consulting, and Wedding Registry Planning.  They are fun, personal, and invaluable experiences designed to help clients achieve their very best in life-style planning, savvy home cooking, and stress-free entertaining.

 

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Products


Products


Watermarc – Art & Appetite

 

Marc-Ryan Group's first foray into consumer products culminated with the launch of Watermarc™ – Art & Appetite.  Marc J. Sievers collaborated with artist and award-winning photographer Linda Marie Clark to create a collection of fine art quality paper products, inspired by their shared passions for culinary delight and fine art, and kindled by their individual professional talents.  Marc's classic, rustic recipes and expert entertaining know-how are brought to life with Linda's vibrant and stunning watercolor interpretations to create very special occasion cards and note cards.

Watermarc is available online.