TAG Strategic Partners With Digital Media And Games Leader Sean Ryan

Los Angeles, October 7, 2009 – TAG Strategic has formed a partnership with Sean Ryan, a highly-respected consultant and digital media entrepreneur with more than 12 years of experience in the video game, social media and digital music industries.  Ryan will develop new business opportunities and co-consult new clients as TAG’s Head of Games and Social Media.

Sean Ryan brings a rich background in interactive media to TAG – after receiving his MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School in 1996, he led Business Development for SegaSoft Networks, one of the pioneers in online gaming, including the first Internet-enabled game console, the Dreamcast. After Sega, Sean moved to Listen.com where he led the Business Development efforts for this digital music leader, before being promoted to CEO where the company developed and deployed the award-winning Rhapsody subscription music service.  After selling the company to RealNetworks, Sean served as VP Music Services at Real, leading the largest operating unit of the company. Looking to satisfy the entrepreneurial itch, Sean then founded Meez, a leading avatar, game and virtual world company where he still serves as Chairman. Along the way, he also co-founded online karaoke company SingShot (sold to Electronic Arts) and virtual goods platform TwoFish (sold to Live Gamer where Sean is now a Board member). Earlier in his career, Sean worked at Chemical Bank and helped launch the Old Navy chain at the GAP. Sean holds a BA from Columbia University.

TAG Strategic Founder & Managing Partner Ted Cohen remarked, “TAG Strategic is thrilled to add Sean Ryan to our team. His experience with online and mobile games and social media platforms will be invaluable to our current clients and will expand our footprint into these emerging and essential technologies.”

TAG Strategic is based in Los Angeles, CA, with offices in New York City and London, UK and can be found online at:

TAG Strategic is a digital entertainment consulting firm focused on leveraging its collective experience and expertise in building relationships, identifying market opportunities and growing brands for the entertainment, technology and mobile industries. TAG provides expert strategy, guidance, market intelligence, product ideation, business modeling and business development services to multinational companies and select emerging businesses.  TAG delivers market leadership and sustainable, defensible advantage in the dynamic and rapidly evolving global marketplace.  TAG’s clients have included Coca-Cola, SanDisk, Zedge, Sony ATV Publishing, Verizon, Mozes, Gibson, iMeem, Qualcomm, GoTV and many more.


Karen Allen, TAG Strategic, +1 310.402.2800

Posted by Ted • Wednesday, October 7, 2009 .