About Ryan

Ryan Holtz Gives Expert Opinion On The Ice Bucket Challenge Marketing Campaign

Ryan Holtz is an internationally recognized automotive marketer, social media expert and renowned keynote speaker. Having found great success in the role of Marketing & Internet Director at Zender Ford, Ryan has since formed his own company and now specializes as a trainer, public speaker and overall marketing force. Known for his open-minded and energetic “just do it” attitude, Ryan’s reach now goes far beyond the automotive field as he is continuously sought out by professionals in industries such as construction, healthcare, jewelry and real estate to help them achieve their sales and marketing goals. Highlights of Ryan’s recent success include negotiating an exclusive agreement with The Motor Dealers Association of Alberta to provide Social Media/Digital Training to all of their 350+ Alberta Auto Dealers and securing an agreement with The Edmonton Realtors Association to provide monthly Digital Marketing workshops for all of its Realtors.

Ryan has been an outspoken and charismatic keynote speaker at various events, conferences and committee functions and is in high demand when it comes to anything automotive and marketing related. Recent speaking engagements include Internet Battle Plan in Seattle and the Canadian Jewelry Expos in both Edmonton and Toronto. Despite his busy schedule, Ryan always makes time for community involvement and enjoys hosting local events and initiatives. Ryan also sits on the Communications Committee for the Ronald McDonald House North. With a passion for storytelling, an obvious love for what he does and his charming obsession with crazy socks, Ryan easily connects with audiences, clients and his peers.

Ryan has proven himself to be a leader, innovator and trendsetter in the automotive industry. After having specialized in his field for only 11 months, he was most notably responsible for getting his dealership to be the FIRST EVER automotive dealership featured alongside Barack Obama by Twitter themselves and as a result was invited out to tour Google, Facebook and Twitter at their head offices in San Francisco. Ryan was also invited to Los Angeles to attend the Internet Sales 20 conference for his contribution to The Automotive Success Magazine. Adding to his list of accolades, Ryan was the 2013 recipient for “Marketer of The Year” by Spruce Grove Chamber of Commerce. Ryan has been featured by The Automotive News (3 Times), Twitter, Automotive Success Magazine, Canadian Auto Dealer Magazine, Edmonton Journal, Spruce Grove Examiner, CISN Country, Joe FM, Breakfast Television and Global News. Ryan is also a blogger/ columnist for Auto Success Magazine and Canadian Auto Dealer Magazine.