Ryan O'Meara: publisher, author, digital media expertRyan O'Meara is a former professional dog trainer and founder of the award winning digital media company Total Pet Publishing. He is the author of 3 books, a regular speaker at industry events and frequent media commentator.
What I Do
Over the past 10 years I’ve been a regular contributor to many industry publications, talking about web-related business strategies and have given talks and seminars advising companies on how to make effective use of digital media opportunities across a wide variety of industry sectors. As well as talking about digital business, I am often asked to give comment in the media discussing dogs and animal welfare. Amongst others, I’ve appeared on BBC Newsnight, ITV’s Daybreak, BBC Breakfast, The One Show, Big Brother’s Little Brother and Sky News.
Having launched a digital media business at the height of the dot com bubble in 2000 (at the age of 24) I’ve been lucky enough to observe and partake in the rapid and exciting opportunities of doing business online. I passionately believe that all organisations – private or public sector – can greatly enhance what they do by harnessing the power of digital media, with just a little help from someone who’s done it and, more importantly, someone who is not only willing to explain how they’ve done it but is positively delighted to help people unlock the secrets of new media.
It’s fair to say I’m pretty keen on dogs. It took me 16 very long years before I got my very first dog and he was a life-changer. I write about dogs for K9 Magazine and talk about them frequently in the media. I’m passionate about public education in relation to issues such as breed specific legislation and un-ethical dog breeding practices. I am incredibly lucky to have realised a lifelong ambition by becoming a professional dog trainer and running a company involving pets. You can read some of my dog articles here on my site and find out about the work we do on various pet education campaigns.