FIR Interview – Mark Ragan, CEO, Ragan Communications: August 19, 2007

This interview with Mark Ragan, CEO of Lawrence Ragan Communications, Inc., was conducted on June 7, 2007, at the Ragan/Simply Communicate “Engagement and Social Media” conference in London. Mark asked us to hold the interview when he learned that the launch of would be delayed. We are pleased to present the interview now that has been online for several weeks.

Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz spoke to Mark Ragan, about, MyRaganTV, and Ragan’s future plans.

About our Conversation Partner

Mark RaganMark Ragan is CEO of Ragan Communications. Mark was trained as a reporter, and for 15 years covered politics and the White House. He came to Ragan in 1992 after stints as a newspaper man in Montana, South Carolina, North Dakota, Washington D.C. and California. He attended DePaul University, where his roomate was Ragan publisher Jim Ylisela. Jim and Mark hit the road every year, teaching corporate writing to Ragan customers. Mark’s two-year goal is to take the Ragan conference and e-publishing business into the UK, the rest of Europe and Asia.

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(Cross-posted from For Immediate Release, Shel’s and my podcast blog.)

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.