Ryan J. Davis is the Global Head of Social Commerce at NJOY.

Formerly he was Vice President of Community at Vocativ, Director of Social Media at Blue State Digital and a co-founder and digital director of The Four 2012. Ryan is most proud of his time spent on the internet team during Howard Dean’s 2004 Presidential Campaign.

Davis sits on the Board of Directors of The Ali Forney Center, where he was the founding producer of their annual Broadway Beauty Pageant fundraiser. Additionally, Ryan is on the Board of Directors of The Deconstructive Theatre Project, the Board of Advisors of the startup Public Stand and the Executive Board of LAMBDA Independent Democrats of Brooklyn.

Ryan has written about politics for The Huffington Post, The Hill and Next Magazine. He was once a guest editor of Queerty. For his progressive activism, Davis was awarded two Pollie Awards by The American Association of Political Consultants.

A former theatre creator and director, Ryan’s favorite projects include Veritas (Fringe 2010), Street Lights (NYMF 2009) and the eventually Whoopi Goldberg produced White Noise (NYMF 2006).

Ryan has lived in New York City since 2000 and is a proud resident of Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Here Ryan blogs about politics, film, TV, history, religion, science, books, theater, digital media, LGBT issues, Bushwick & Williamsburg, New York City, and anything else he's interested in at the moment. Oh, and he'll probably talk a lot about himself.

Ryan has keynoted at conferences and universities around the world on digital politics, social media strategy and LGBT rights. Email to discuss setting up a speaking engagement.

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This is a personal blog. Any opinions expressed here and on my Twitter account represent my own and not those of my employer or clients.
Posts tagged "new york city"

Watched the pilot of The Knick last night and it’s incredible. Great performances, shot with style and smarts. Rich backdrop of 1900s New York and “modern” medicine. Gory, but compelling.

Cinemax has put the pilot up for free.

Join Patrick Yacco and me on Monday, August 18th at Gay Tech Meetup NYC to discuss hashtag activism. RSVP here. 

I spoke to NowThis News about LGBT homeless youth. You can watch the video by clicking here. 

New Yorkers: Please attend the Rally in support on Monday, 6PM at Washington Square Park. 

More details and to RSVP:

I’m on the host committee and need to sell some tickets to New York City Anti-Violence Project’s upcoming party Fusion. 

Tickets start at $50 and they have a limited amount of under-30 tickets for just $30. A pretty good deal for an open bar: http://avp.org/support-avp/fusion-2014

FUSION will be held at the BPM Nightclub, located at 512 West 42nd Street in Manhattan, on June 25th, from 6 to 9 pm, and features music by DJ Randy Bettis. The FUSION open bar features American Harvest Vodka, SX Rum, SX Tequila, and GuS Grown-up Soda . Snacks by PopChips.

See you all there! 


Join us at the LGBT Rally For Homeless Youth on June 2nd at 6PM at Washington Square Park. 

It’s a bigger problem than you think, 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBT and as many as 500,000 unaccompanied youths experience homelessness each year. Do the math.

For the 2nd year in a row, I’m on the host committee for the Brooklyn Community Pride Center’s Founders’ Ball.

This year it’s at Dumbo Loft, on Thursday, April 24th and is honoring Edie Windsor and Storme DeLarverie. BCPC a great organization that helps a lot of people, plus the party has an open bar and good company. 

Hope you can make it. Let me know if you’re planning to be there!

Talking about non-profits and the internet in NYC on April 8 with smart people. RSVP here.

When I was 12, at Christmas, my mom made me happy by giving me some great Star Trek gifts. You can make me happy by coming to her New York City fundraiser on Friday, Feb 28th. Tickets here —> http://bit.ly/1c6Vfs4

New York City is in for a treat on Friday, Chase Whiteside and I are sharing the stage at The Peoples Improv Theater.

Be there. Tickets here.

More details below:

A Year Of Action continues! Bills will be passed! Executive Orders will be signed! Reporters will be thrown off of balconies! Travel this bold new era with ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION!

Featuring the Panel: Cathleen Carr (Sea Legs), Robert George (New York Post), Geoff Grimwood (Fake Church), Lucas Hazlett (MTV), Julie Sharbutt (Grounds for Divorce), Jim Tosone (Improv Means Business), and moderator Nate Starkey (Big Black Car, Grillin’ in the City)

This month’s special guests are Mary Phillips-Sandy (managing editor, Comedy Central.com), Ryan Davis (Vocativ) & Chase Whiteside (New Left Media)!

Featuring a sketch by MASHMAW (Matt Sears, Jerry Mouse & Brad Stuart)

Produced by Tom Brennan (Marvel Entertainment)
Technical Direction by Michael Montalbano (Slick Zombie!)
Art by Declan Shalvey & Jordie Bellaire

Click for tickets.

On the L Train home tonight, the entire car sang happy birthday to some guy.

Just joined Bill de Blasio’s UPKNYC campaign to fight for universal pre-k for New York City’s kids. Sign up too —> http://bit.ly/1hzXMiO

Happy to be honored next month at The Deconstructive Theatre Project’s annual gala. I’ve been on the board of directors since 2010 and close friends with the founder, Adam Thompson, since we were both eighteen year-old theatre students.

These guys know how to throw a party and tickets start at just $35. Please join us on December 12th. Tickets and more information available here.  

Looking forward to speaking about Twitter at Inside Social Marketing, December 3-4 in New York City.

For baseball games, Yankee Stadium seats 50,287. If all the homeless people who now live in New York City used the stadium for a gathering, several thousand of them would have to stand.

Looking forward to talking about big things at the Digital Marketing Boot Camp for Arts Marketers on October 20th in New York City. Register!