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Ray Marcano

Canis Digital
Dayton, OH
Ray Marcano has more than 35 years of journalism experience with reporting, editing, leadership, and executive experience. He’s served as Deputy Managing Editor of the Dayton Daily News, where he oversaw the day-to-day operation of the newsroom. He was Internet General Manager at Cox Ohio Publishing, where he was responsible for growing the internet business. He went on to lead the program that built i0S and Android apps for all 85 of Cox Media Group’s newspapers, radio and television stations, and finished his career as senior director of audience growth, where he oversaw the company’s national content desk. The desk helped identify, for all Cox properties, content that could drive digital audience.
He now runs his own consulting firm that helps companies understand their digital audiences, strengthen their digital presence, and works with them on writing and editing to shape their message, especially around SEO and social media strategies.
He’s the former national President of the Society of Professional Journalists, the nation’s most prestigious journalism association, a two-time Pulitzer juror and a Fulbright fellow.