Ryan Blais

Ryan Blais

15 Tips for Athletes Using Social Media

15 Tips for Athletes Using Social Media

15 Tips for Athletes Using Social Media

General, Opinion, Social Media

 – The following article was prepared for, and reposted from the AthletesCAN Athlete Handbook – 

My name is Ryan Blais, I am a retired member of the Canadian Freestyle Ski Team; an athlete from the discipline of Aerials. During the ladder years of my career I gained some notoriety from my strategic use of the web and, more specifically, by how I was leveraging social media to share my athletic journey. Although athletes leveraging social media in 2014 is now commonplace, this was certainly not the case back in 2006-2010 when I first started to experiment with these powerful new platforms. At the time, there were very few athletes successfully utilizing these amazingly powerful and accessible new tools.

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We’re Moving…And Re-Inventing Ourselves!

2013 has been a milestone year for nine10 Inc.  We’ve more than doubled in size, expanded our staff, moved to a larger office, changed the way we service our clientele and have completed a strategic merger with GoSocial. Change can be scary; it can also be the catalyst that brings new opportunities.  We’re excited that these opportunities are not just reserved for nine10, they’re opportunities that YOU can take advantage of.  Here’s the skinny…

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The 10 Commandments of QR Codes

Chances are…

  • You’ve heard of QR codes
  • You’d recognize a QR code if you saw one
  • You’re not sure what to do after spotting a QR code

In this post I’ll demystify what those silly little QR codes are and how to use them. This is a must-read if you intend to do any QR code marketing. It might just save you from ending up on this embarassing list of QR code fails.

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Building a Website? Think Social By Design

Social by Design

Building a Website? Think Social By Design

Business, General, Marketing, Opinion, Social Media, Web Design

This article was originally published in the May 2013 edition of Ask The Experts. We’ve also included a video presentation Ryan gave at a recent Digital Technology Forum.

If you’re like most business owners, you understand the importance of having a website.  But have you thought about the implications of the ‘new web’?

In the last 3-5 years, there have been some fundamental changes to the web thanks to smartphones and the rise of social media.  What are these changes, and how do they affect your website needs and strategy?

The Web is Now Mobile & Social

Visit www.nine10.ca/mobilefirst to read our first instalment on Mobile First.

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Mobile First – It’s a Philosophy!

Ryan Blais - Social Media Presentation

Mobile First – It’s a Philosophy!

General, Marketing, Mobile, Opinion, Web Design

Think Mobile-First For the Best Results

This article was originally published in the March 2013 edition of Ask The ExpertsWe’ve also included a video presentation Ryan gave at a recent Digital Technology Forum.

If you’re like most business owners, you already understand the importance of having a website. You know that it’s required, and you’ve decided to move forward with getting one built. That’s great. But have you considered the implications of the “new web”? In the last 3-5 years, there have been some fundamental changes to the web thanks to smartphones and the rise of social media. What are these changes, and how do they affect your website needs and strategy?

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