CEO Ragan Communications, Publisher PR Daily, Ragan.com, Health Care Communications.com
- Greater Chicago Area
Mark Ragan's Overview
- CEO at Ragan Communications
- Political reporter at Copley Newspapers
- Political Reporter at The San Diego Union-Tribune
- City Hall reporter at The Billings Gazette
- Reporter at The Anderson Independent and Daily Mail
- General Assignment Reporter at The Williston Daily Herald
Mark Ragan's Summary
Most of my experience is either as a reporter or as a marketer.
After 18 years running Ragan Communications, I still am not very good reading a balance sheet.
That will come as no surprise to the accountants who work for me.
But I do feel I have a knack for marketing and reporting. The latter has come in handy with the launch of Ragan.com, the first daily news service for corporate communicators.
Specialties: social media, writing and editing, speaking, marketing
Mark Ragan's Experience
1992 – 2013 (21 years)
1986 – 1992 (6 years)
January 1986 – January 1988 (2 years 1 month)
City Hall reporter
October 1981 – October 1983 (2 years 1 month)
Mark Ragan's Publications
- January 1, 2007
Ragan.com is the #1 news site in the world for internal communicators and corporate communication professionals. It emerged from a publication called The Ragan Report, which my father launched in 1968. This well-known industry site is visited by 350,000 people from around the world.
- March 1, 2007
According to Alexa, PRDaily.com is now the top-read industry news site, attracting 1.2 million monthly readers each month. Our visitors hail from every continent, with the largest concentration in New York, London, Chicago, Melbourne, Toronto and other major urban areas.
- January 1, 2010
If you google the search term, 'healthcare communication', the #1 search result is for our daily news site. We cover the waterfront for healthcare communicators: social media, internal communications, marketing, media relations, video communication...just about everything.
- January 1980
Management newsletters that help small business owners save time and money. This publishing group includes the famous, pocket-sized inspirational booklet, "Bits and Pieces."
Mark Ragan's Projects
- January 2011 to Present
The only distance-learning platform in the world for corporate communicators that contains HD-quality videos, interactive courses and archived webinars. It covers 11 topic areas, is updated monthly and contains more than 200 hours of instruction.
- September 2012 to February 2013
Daily news site published by a hospital that delivers health care news to thousands of patients, employees and prospective patients. The project grew out of my strong belief that brands should think of themselves as media outlets.
- January 2010 to Present
This series has produced more than 100 videos with leaders in the media, PR pros and corporate communication executives. The interviews have been viewed tens of thousands of time. The series is in collaboration with NASDAQ/OMX and is shot at their Times Square studios.
Social media Bootcamp
- January 2008 to Present
Launched this workshop on social media and organizational communications and PR. It's been attended by about 2,000 people over the past five years. I still teach it occasionally.
- June 2009 to Present
Mark Ragan's Skills & Expertise
- Internal Communications
- Project Management
- Media Relations
- Social Media Marketing
- Corporate Communications
- Social Media
- Marketing Communications
- Public Speaking
- Community Sites
- Creative Writing
- Content Management
- Social Media Consulting
- Press Releases
- Web Content Management
- Speech Writing
- Public Relations
- Digital Media
- Email Marketing
- Integrated Marketing
- Web Content
- Crisis Communications
- Strategic Communications
Mark Ragan's Additional Information
Publishing, social media, marketing and PR, internal communications, media relations On the personal side, I am interested in theater, classical music, mountain climbing, classical guitar and ballet. I also love to swing dance.
- Groups and Associations:
SIPA; IABC; PRSA; the MyRagan social network, which is like an association;
- Honors and Awards:
So many that I can't even begin to name them. Not enough space or time.
Just kidding, of course. I won several investigative reporting awards when I was a reporter.
Contact Mark for:
- consulting offers
- new ventures
- job inquiries
- expertise requests
- business deals
- reference requests
- getting back in touch