Episode 42 – Ryan Harris of Arcane Marketing
Bringing the right type of people to the table is the key to success and the reason that Strategic Social Partners is now Arcane Marketing. As we've learned in previous episodes, 7 companies have merged to form Arcane Marketing, a comprehensive digital marketing company. Ryan says about his role as chief visionary, “I get to do the things I'm best at.”
Ryan knew when he began SSP he realized that he needed people around him to take the business to the next level, but he also knew he needed to hire the best. His vision has always been to provide more for the customers so they could achieve more and he feels that he has accomplished that with this recent merger.
“We offer innovative solutions for growth ready companies,” he says, “the offering of digital marketing is only one part of that….the other is RizeCon and the value we are seeing that brings to the marketplace and recognizing the power of connecting people authentically and what that does for business.” Ryan believes that this connection is key.
Ryan recognizes the complexity of combining several companies and each leader's contribution. He said the success is dependent on having each member “buy-in” and that the structure is built off of core values. Those values are 1) Building for the greater good of the company & community 2) Grit and hustle 3) Vision & innovation 4) Do what you say you are going to do. He feels confident that they are all headed the same direction and are going to accomplish amazing things as Arcane Marketing having these values to measure their success and decisions against.
With the idea of extending service to local business, last summer Ryan had what he explains as an “inspiration” to create RizeCon. “I woke up at 3 am and had the thought that I needed to put on a business conference,” he said. “I tried to go back to sleep but couldn't and started to thinking about ‘what if'.” One of Ryan's favorite sayings is from Zig Ziglar, he says, “You can have everything you want in life by helping enough other people get what they want.” He felt that this conference was aligned with his ultimate purpose of helping others achieve their business goals. The first RizeCon was held in November of 2018.
Ryan also discusses RizeX, the monthly mastermind event, and the vision for it. “People always ask me what it is and I have a hard time explaining it….it's more than a networking group, it's different from some of the passing leads….it's like a glimpse into business owners that…have questions ” never talked to someone that didn't come out of a RizeX event and have the next steps identified.” “It's a world of investing in each other in a way through authentic means and measure that really changes the dynamic of life,” he says. “Authenticity is what makes it work.”
Ryan attributes his success to his parents teaching him how to work hard and instilling in him that he can accomplish anything he wants to. He saw both of his parents work hard and also saw how they treated people. He had this perspective as he went into his own business journey and wanted to model this for his kids too.
He feels the important thing is to leave a legacy and feels that it is much more important than how big your house is and who you took a selfie with. “Comparison is the thief of joy,” he says. Gratitude gives you confidence. The journey of life is so much better when you are on it with people that you enjoy and he knows he's found that with his family and his “redesigned” business.
Join us at RizeCon, November 7-8th at Shoshone-Bannock Casino and see Ryan Speak and live his vision and mission.
For tickets or information on RizeCon check out their site at https://idahorizecon.com/rizecon2019/
To learn more about Arcane Marketing go to https://www.arcanemarketing.com/
Thank you to Disruptive Productions for editing the show, check them out at https://disruptiveproductions.com/