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Primary Chapter: Vancouver, BC

Ryan Holmes

  • Corporate Administrator
  • Professional
CEO, HootSuite Media Inc.

HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes' entrepreneurial endeavors include successes in a variety of industries from founding a pizza restaurant chain to building the top online paintball equipment supplier in Canada, before founding Invoke, the agency that created the popular social media dashboard tool. 

His interest in tech emerged early after winning an Apple II in an elementary school programming contest. Ryan founded digital agency Invoke Media in 2000 to provide holistic marketing, development and design services. Invoke also developed products including early CMS and e-commerce web apps, the Memelabs contesting platform, and then social media dashboard HootSuite.

Rapid growth led to spin-out and funding of HootSuite in December 2009.

Ryan frequently presents at conferences internationally — including 140tc, OMMA, 140conf, IMA, Open Network Labs — speaking about the evolution of the social web. He is widely quoted in media sources including NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Guardian (UK), and Venture Beat. Personally, he is an enthusiast of yoga, rock climbing, paragliding, surfing and playing with his dog Mika.

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03.09.2011
HootSuite Reinvents Social Analytics ~ Custom Reports to Measure Success
From new networks to more mobile, HootSuite has come a long way in just a short while. Thanks to all the Hoot-Fans who fly with us, the dashboard has surpassed a million users, won awards from...
Social Media Observer
03.04.2011
Owls in Austin ~ Hang with #HootSuite at #SXSW
Are you ready for SXSW Intreractive 2011? At HootSuite, we are – though some of us are still getting over the one last year! We want to meet as many Hootfans as possible so here’s a round-up...
Social Media Observer
03.03.2011
New HootSuite Info Sheet and Case Study ~ Talking About Team Collaboration Tools
The owls at HootSuite know that running social media campaigns is anything but simple. Marketing managers, community directors, and customer support personnel all have a big role to play. It was...
Social Media Observer
03.02.2011
HootSuite Opens Affiliate Program to 1.4 Million Users
Since launching the HootSuite Affiliate Program, we’ve seen tens of thousands of new sign-ups come from the creative campaigns our Pro users have created all over the world. But we’ve found that...
Social Media Observer
03.01.2011
Working with URLs ~ HootSuite Info Sheet: Advanced Topics
At HootSuite we’re always listening to feedback from fans of the dash so that we can continue to add exciting new features for you to enjoy. And in addition to the new functionality, we want to...
Social Media Observer
02.28.2011
#HootTip: Adding Lists In Your Web Dashboard
Last week we kicked off our weekly #HootTip feature with a handy tip all about Re-Tweet styles. Today we’re continuing with another useful feature from the HootSuite dashboard to help you keep up to...
Social Media Observer
02.23.2011
Business Social Media Report ~ HootSuite Partners with Useful Social Media for Corporate #WhitePaper
We don’t have to tell you that social media is everywhere – and the rapid rise in popularity shows no signs of slowing. The result of this growth is that many companies are still learning the power...
Social Media Observer
02.22.2011
HootSuite #BlackBerry update: Now Free with Linkedin, Foursquare, Facebook and Twitter
Berry Exciting! HootSuite for BlackBerry is ready for even more social tasks with additional social networks and more ways to interact with your followers – and it’s free! Here’s whats new: LinkedIn...
Social Media Observer
02.21.2011
#HootTip: Change your Re-Tweet Style on the Fly
With so many features in the HootSuite dashboard, even experienced users can have a tough time staying up to date with all the ways to monitor and engage on the social web. Each #HootTip will help...
Social Media Observer
02.19.2011
HootSuite Updates Facebook Pages ~ Do more from the Dash
We’ve got a treat for all the Hoot Fans using Facebook Pages in your dashboard – we’ve updated Facebook Pages to take advantage of the recent updates from Facebook. These tweaks will give you more...
Social Media Observer

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