We’re glad you’re here! That’s me (Ryan Gray) on the left and I’m (Ralph “Ruck” Ruckman) on the right. Maybe you’ve seen us around Industry Conferences such as Affiliate Summit, Ad-Tech, Leadscon, iDate, AppsWorld or a half dozen others we attend and/or speak publicly at.
Or maybe you caught one of our 2,000+ blog posts we’ve published here on IMGrind. Whatever the reason may be, the important thing is that you’re here now. Welcome!
Our Properties: Internet & Mobile Marketing Resources
Reaching over 50,000 unique visitors and 200,000 page views a month IMGrind.com has quickly become one of the most recognized Internet Marketing resources online. Thousands of visitors originate daily interested in the multiple sectors of making money online including how to grow and expand current online businesses. Ralph & Ryan have combined their two-decades full of making money online knowledge to create an effective resource for beginners and experts. Having both owned a number of different Internet start-ups, Ralph formally co-founded one of the top ten CPA advertising networks in the world and Ryan has successfully managed over a billion website impressions to leverage advertiser’s brands, responses, and lead generation techniques since 1998. Together Combined, Ryan and Ruck have founded, created and operated over a half a dozen multi-million dollar projects, properties and companies online.
The facts are this. We help more. Period. We are available online 17 hours a day. We are socially active unlike any other forum owner out there. Seriously, go look at these guys profiles on social media. Some of these people operating these Internet Marketing Forums creep me out much like the movie “Catfish” in which some of these forum owners are just oddly socially awkward. What’s even scarier is the “herd mind” of people who actually join them. On top of that our Industry Reputation is immaculate. We speak publicly around the world, live at many Conference and Trade Shows including Affiliate Summit, Ad-Tech, Mobile World Congress, Leadscon, iDate, AppsWorld and about a half-dozen others I can’t even think of. Where are these other Forum owners and “so-called-coaches?” Getting by. That’s where they are…getting by. While we continue to grow daily with 1,500+ currently active members. Here are just a few types of the people who join the IMGrind Private Forum:
- Rat Race & Cubicle Escapees
- Web + Mobile CPA Affiliate Marketers
- Internet Marketers & Advertisers
- Mobile Marketers & Advertisers
- PPC & PPV Marketers & Advertisers
- Social Media Marketers & Advertisers
- Mobile Ad Network Owners & Reps
- Bloggers, Branders & PR Strategists
- Inbound Marketers & Content Marketers
- Android & iOS App Developers
- Email Marketers & List Builders
- Affiliate Network Owners
- SEM And SEO Marketers
- Web & Mobile Traffic Source Owners
- Adult Affiliates, Advertisers & Network Reps
- CPA Performance Affiliates & Advertisers
- Website Owners & Webmasters
- Small Business Owners & Entrepreneurs
- Lead Generators & B2B Marketers
- Facebook Marketers & Advertisers
We have a wide range of topics and wider range of Entrepreneurs coming into the forum each month. We are typically expanding our categories at the rate of 1-2 per month to stay organized with each Industry type. Feel free to reach out to us via the contact page to see if we would be a beneficial fit for you.
Revived Media is a full-service Mobile Affiliate Network and Performance Marketing Agency providing Mobile CPA Performance Advertising solutions to Advertisers and developers. We are headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri USA. Revived Media’s owners Ryan Gray and Ralph Ruckman are also the founders of popular Internet Marketing Blog and Premium Coaching Forums – IMGrind.com as well as the Industry Leading Self-Hosted, Proprietary Mobile Ad Tracking Software – iMobiTrax.com
What We Do:We provide a risk-free, CPA (cost-per-action) performance model for mobile content advertisers and app developers. We bridge the mobile gap between mobile advertisers and mobile publishers. In other words, we create a centralized media buying hub for mobile marketers to simplify the mobile user acquisition process.
Our Reputation and relationships with our Advertisers is the lifeblood of our business. At Revived Media, we work with you directly on each and every unique offer/campaign you bring to us to deliver only the highest quality of leads and conversions to further maximize your ROI. Every campaign is set on manual approval and every publisher applying for your campaign is rigorously interviewed before ever sending traffic. Furthermore, every advertisement, landing page and piece of creative is sent for your approval before a campaign is ever set live. Revived Media has the most advanced compliance policies and programs in the Industry to ensure you are only paying for the results you want. Ryan and Ralph have been working with over 500+ clients in the Industry for nearly a decade and our reputation is immaculate.
Mobile Advertisers – we offer an exclusive media buying Agency focused on generating only the highest-quality, mobile-focused, leads and sales to a variety of clients spanning over 200+ countries. Our specialties include Mobile Cost-Per-Action (CPA) Performance Advertising. We only partner with the most stable Mobile Advertisers Partners who share our same vision in providing the top-converting offers from each respective global region within the right mobile publishing channels.
Mobile Publishers – Revived Media offers a Industry-Unique Affiliate Interface that has been customized to include all the latest tools, resources, strategies and guides from Industry Speakers and Revived Media Network Owners – Ryan Gray and Ralph Ruckman. We work with a variety of mobile publishers including mobile website owners, mobile app developers, mobile lead generators, mobile affiliates & media buyers, mobile ad networks and other Mobile CPA focused partners.
Mobile App Developers – Don’t worry! We get it! You want to work with a truly experienced and knowledgeable Mobile Affiliate Network who can actually help scale your current business. You’re in luck – that’s us. Not only do we know how to monetize and generate app installs on both sides of the Advertising and Publishing channels, we are also App Developers on iOS, Android, Facebook, Amazon and Windows 8 ourselves.
Revived Media isn’t here to sell you. Our Mobile Advertising Clientele and Affiliates come to us usually by word-of-mouth recommendations or from connections we meet publicly with at Industry Conferences and Trade Shows. Our Philosophy is to work with a manageable client base to help them get the most from their advertising dollars while balancing the thin line between publishers to help them scale their publishing businesses as well.
Maybe you’ve seen one of my articles, blog posts, forum posts, sales letters or products online, and you’re wondering, “Who is this guy Ruck?” I came online in 2006. Full-time marketer and entrepreneur online since 2007. Over the last half-decade I’ve created 3 multi-million dollar businesses. I’ve coached and trained thousands of marketers from nearly every country in the world on how to scale their businesses beyond their dreams with out-of-the-box marketing tactics. I’m also a Public Speaker – Grind Session, Grind Mastermind, iDate, Affiliate Summit, Ad-Tech, Leadscon, Grindcon I’ve got a photographic memory. It’s a bit weird. I see, hear, do it once. Then I can do it easily again and again. A gift and a curse I guess but it’s helped me immensely learn a variety of things online faster and more efficiently than most average joe’s. I bring my memories, strategies and gifts to life on the blog here by helping as many people as I can Escape The Cubicle, And Acquire Wealth. Even though it’s a marketing blog, it’s also a chronicle of my Entrepreneur way of life. I just help as many people as I can along the way, dust myself off when I get knocked down and keep on….keepin on.
Fun Facts About Ruck:
- Has Moderated A Half-Dozen Of Some Of The World’s Top Internet Marketing Forums
- Has coached numerous people into creating wealth for themselves and multiple monthly millionaires.
- Has been interview countless times with people such as: Scott Rewick, Ian Mason, Andrew Wee, Rohail Rizvi, Affiliate Paying, PPC.bz, Jonathan Volk,
- Ruck Is The Former The CEO of a Top 10 CPA Affiliate Network – Convert2Media
- Ruck is the former owner of Cashtactics
On December 28, 1998 13-year-old Ryan Gray got an idea it would be cool to create a website. Enthralled by the fact he could have a voice heard by people around the world, he set to work with his new Gateway desktop and began teaching himself HTML and Perl. Shortly into 1999, Ryan used now defunct Geocities to create a website called Sportsfan_13. The website was very simple but diligently updated by Ryan and his identical twin brother Richard featuring news from all sports including the NFL, NBA, NCAA, Pro Wrestling, etc. 1999 came to a close with Ryan and Richard becoming increasingly frustrated as they were only reaching twenty to fifty unique visitors a day to their websites. It was Richard who saw the need for online coverage of Professional Wrestling. The industry that had simmered since the late 80’s was now in a full rolling boil and there was a big online niche to fill. Agreeing with Richard’s assertions, Ryan helped him start 4CornersWrestling.com, a website dedicated to the latest WCW, WWF, and ECW news. It quickly began outperforming any other enterprise the duo had started. January 2nd, 2000 saw Richard again coming up with a big idea. Combine the names of the two largest professional wrestling organizations into a domain. That evening, a search revealed that wcwwwf.com was available for registration. Eventually they established revenues that left their parents awestruck (and asking if what they were doing was legal). $4,000 – $6,000 a month became the norm with revenues eventually exceeding $10,000+ a month! Rather amazing money for two kids in high school.
In late December, 2000 Ryan and Richard were alarmed by some life-changing news. The growing dot com bubble had burst and left their main advertiser UGO scrambling to cover its financial obligations. Shocked by the news and with bills still pouring in, Ryan and Richard continued to grind it out selling advertisements to anyone that would buy. Unlike the bygone days of UGO, generating a profit was no a struggle and some months only allowed for breaking even. By spring of 2001 the duo made the decision to sell wcwwwf.com. While the decision did not come easily, it was the best option. In 2002 the twins came back with a new pro wrestling website called WrestlingUnlimited.com. In 2003 they acquired WrestlingNewsWorld.com and launched a website hosting company at TheHostRack.com. For the next four years Ryan and Richard’s main focus was completing their education but they did continue to run both companies until the web hosting company became too much to handle and was sold. Eventually WrestlingUnlimited.com and its subsidiaries were all merged into one at WrestlingNewsWorld.com.
At the completion of college in 2007 Ryan and Richard returned to their hometown of Beckley, WV where they set up a brick and mortar office complete with a secretary, determined to take things to the next level. After researching more about making money online Ryan became familiar with promoting affiliate offers like ring tones, dating, and payday loans on Google Adwords and other pay-per-click platforms. After a monumental amount of work, the twins’ experimental marketing division was making just as much as their wrestling division that put them on the map. In 2008 while reading the local newspaper, Ryan read an article about another young guy in Beckley with an online business. Immediately Ryan began searching and the introduction between him and John Kirkpatrick was made. By December 2009, Ryan, John, and Richard had started a media buying company and were making over $2.6 million a quarter in revenue