When Brian sets his mind to something, he follows through. He’s driven and determined. Steadfast.
It’s that same passion, energy and work ethic that drove him to get his law degree at night after working long days for the Reagan Administration while starting his first agency—all before turning 30. He would then go on to create—and grow—two additional award-winning agencies over 25 years that represented clients from Deloitte Consulting and Verizon to the Pennsylvania Lottery and IBM.
More recently, it drove Brian to assemble a diverse group of investors to buy two storied newspapers – the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News—as well as their website, philly.com. As publisher, his creative approach increased circulation, sparked the fastest growing news site ranked by Nielsen, and catapulted its sales team to #2 in national advertising.
And did we fail to mention win the Pulitzer Prize in Investigative Journalism?
Brian is at his best when he’s in the thick of it—he’s always looking to attract unmatched talent, connect with innovative thinkers and identify the next big opportunity for clients.
So when he founded Brian Communications in 2010, it’s no surprise that the New York Times profiled the move in its business section. He has the foresight and vision to turn big ideas into big results – just ask Independence Health Group, Uber, AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, PokerStars or University of Chicago (to name a few).
Brian didn’t do this alone—“Anything is possible with hard work and great people.” It’s a message he’s taken to heart throughout all his business endeavors, and it’s the ethos that guides Brian Communications today.
As you walk back to his office, you’ll pass a unique collection of strategic thinkers and go-getters. Brian will proudly tell you about a team that has worked at respected global brands, international agencies and high-profile political leaders.
He’s proud because they’re his team. And they could be yours.
Hard work. Good people.
That’s Brian Tierney.
That’s Brian Communications.
Brian believes that leading by example isn’t just a way to success, it’s the way to success.
And he does that by lending his sought-after expertise to a variety of publicly-traded boards and nationally-renowned nonprofits. Brian also chairs the Foundation of The Poynter Institute, which provides training to over 100,000 journalists a year from more than 90 countries and owns the industry-revered PolitiFact.
He served as an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Brian graduated from Penn and loves to help aspiring entrepreneurs realize their potential.
And while he’s more focused on generating coverage for clients, Brian has been quoted in the New York Times, Fortune, Forbes and USA Today. He’s presented at the Milken Institute Global Conference and has spoken at international forums held from Australia to Turkey. He also has appeared on BBC, CBS, CNBC, CNN, ABC, and FOX.
That’s Brian’s story.
And some of the smartest minds in business have asked him to help tell theirs.