Ryan Wallman

Ryan Wallman


Ryan Wallman is an internationally acclaimed copywriter, described by Drayton Bird as “something of a rarity – not just a good writer and able to sell, but also very cultured.”

Ryan is currently Head of Copy at Wellmark, an Australian healthcare communications agency. With more than a decade’s experience in writing and marketing, his day job involves the creative direction and execution of communications for healthcare and B2B audiences.

However, Ryan is probably better known for his satirical work. Dubbed “a great advertising cynic”, he has twice been listed in Business Insider’s best 30 people in advertising to follow on Twitter.

Before making the shift to writing full-time, Ryan practised medicine. He has since completed a Master of Marketing from Melbourne Business School and a Graduate Certificate in Professional Writing. He has vowed to never study again – and to always split infinitives.

Fighting Words


Ryan Wallman, known to many as the contrarian and copy-satirist Dr Draper, presents a tragi-comic overview of the corrupting influence of corporate bullshit on modern language, including some examples that will raise your ire and bend your mind.