INSURGENTS

The status quo is the enemy of the enterprise.  We're here to fight in your battle. 

ANDY ABRAMSON 

Communication Design & 
Market Maneuvers 

Andy started his career in the marketing department of a professional sports team at age 14.  He's been at it ever since.

 

Andy Abramson is the founder of Comunicano, Inc., a full-service value creation communications agency, servicing start-ups, companies in transition and established brands with regard to marketing, advertising, public relations, promotion, events and reputation management.

Founded in 1992, Comunicano operates globally as a virtual company, since 2000 the company has participated in the 44company exits in thefintech, web, Internet, mobile, telecom or IT infrastructure sectors.

He has held a series of marketing and communications managerial roles with three professional sports teams - Philadelphia Wings, Philadelphia Flyers and Denver Nuggets, with roles in senior account management within the Foote, Cone and Belding/Impact and guiding the public relations and sports marketing for The Upper Deck Company, before founding Comunicano in 1992.

Often quoted in the consumer and technology press, since 2003 Andy has authored VoIPWatch (http://www.andyabramson.com), a leading industry blog focused on mobile, video, voice, collaboration and OTT technology. He also currently serves as a member of the board of advisors of multiple startups around the world.

 

When Steve Jobs re-took Apple’s helm, he called on Bill Ryan and his Niehaus Ryan team to manage Apple’s turnaround and to launch the iMac. When two Internet entrepreneurs at Stanford with a little-known enterprise called Yahoo! wanted to burst onto the national scene, they too turned to Ryan.

 

For more than 25 years, Ryan has helped create, shape and evangelize breakthrough ideas that define market landscapes and drive demand.  Executives seek out Ryan as a strategic catalyst to:

 

  • Clarify their vision, mission, and strategy;

  • Achieve breakthroughs by thinking through critical issues in unique, unconventional ways;

  • Out-maneuver competitors by redefining market criteria, dynamics, and positioning;

  • Re-craft their brand/story/messaging – enabling the company to quickly communicate with investors, employees, customers, regulators, and influencers in ways that are credible, concise and compelling;

  • Architect next-generation web and media experiences to drive market awareness, engage customer communities and utilize user data to drive new revenue streams.

 

A true industry insider, Ryan sits on the Boards of several companies and foundations, such as Craigslist Foundation, where he serves as Chairman Emeritus. He is currently working on several books on his unique Mandala Method™ approach to marketing and image building, including Speed to Cool, Marketectures: Business Pictures That Tell a Thousand Words and Mastering the Art of Business Prevention: A User’s Guide for Driving Your Company Out of Business.

 

In his free time, Ryan collects contemporary art with little concern for available wall space,
studies landscape design and horticulture, practices yoga and the martial arts, 
listens to jazz and electronica, enjoys anything Asian and regrets not being able to squeeze
more movies into Web time.  

THOUGHTWARE 

Speed-to-Cool: Crafting stories that engage, inspire & sell

Learn how to quickly move audiences from 'interesting' to 'cool' -- that aha moment where they finally get it.  Published each month as an interactive
e-book along with fresh examples of great pitches and interviews with with industry thought leaders.   

Mastering the Art of Business Prevention 

Learn how to quickly move audiences from 'interesting' to 'cool' -- that aha moment where they finally get it.  Published each month as an interactive
e-book along with fresh examples of great pitches and interviews with with industry thought leaders.   

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Brand Strategist
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