Ryan Holiday


Media Strategist and Author

Ryan Holiday is the renowned media strategist behind celebrity authors Tucker Max and Timothy Ferriss. After dropping out of college at 19 to apprentice under the strategist Robert Greene (The 48 Laws of Power), he went on to advise many bestselling authors and multi-platinum musicians. His book Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising explains the growth hacker mindset and overnight success of companies like Dropbox, Facebook, AirBnb, and Twitter.

His creative agency, Brass Check, has advised clients like Google, TASER, and Complex, as well as many prominent bestselling authors, including Neil Strauss, Tony Robbins and Tim Ferriss.

Holiday is the former Director of Marketing at American Apparel, where his work in advertising is internationally known. He is a media columnist for The New York Observer, and his other writings appear in Forbes, The Huffington Post, Fast Company, Thought Catalog, and The Columbia Journalism Review, among others. Holiday’s first book, Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator, a tell-all expose of modern online journalism, is a Wall Street Journal bestseller and an Amazon Editor’s Best Book of the Month.