Rayan joined Elias Arts in 2003 to conquer the last frontier of integrated marketing: audio. Deploying his experience in branding, UX and experiential marketing, Rayan formalized the core components of Elias’ audio branding methodology, including best practices and audio branding taxonomies, and has helped develop Audio Identity Systems for Cisco, Nike, American Express, Coca-Cola, Citi, Orange Wireless, and Sun Microsystems. Rayan has created numerous “Best Practices” modules and authored White Papers and book chapters on the discipline of Audio Branding. Prior to joining Elias Arts, Rayan was Director of Brand Strategy for The Futurebrand Co. in New York, where he oversaw key branding and identity programs for companies including Saudi Aramco, Trivent Financial and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Rayan holds a BA in European History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a MBA from Georgetown University in Washington DC.
Rayan will participate in the panel discussion Audio Branding: Art, Science or the Art of Science?