We have sat in the seats of our clients as publishers, chief executives of major brands and the leaders of large agencies. That experience allows us to ensure our clients' success. Smart and hard working, we're always thinking strategically about our clients and delivering exceptional results through relentless execution.
Brian P. Tierney | CEO
Brian Tierney is the CEO of Brian Communications and Realtime Media (a digital marketing firm) and is a nationally recognized expert in marketing and communications.
Prior to Brian Communications and Realtime Media, Brian was owner and publisher of the Pulitzer-prize winning Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News as well as the Chief Executive Officer of its parent company, Philadelphia Media Holdings.
Brian has a distinguished record of building brands for some of the largest companies in the United States such as Exelon, Commerce Bank, Marriott, IBM, Deloitte, ARAMARK and Independence Blue Cross. He has launched several successful advertising and public relations companies, including T2 Group and Tierney Communications, which he grew to $275 million in billings and sold to the Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE: IPG).
He has served as Entrepreneur in Residence at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, has presented at the Milken Institute Global Conference and appeared on the BBC, CNBC, CBS, ABC and FOX. Tierney serves on the board of NutriSystem (NASDAQ: NTRI) and Republic Bank (NASDAQ: FRBK), as well as several privately held businesses. He has served on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations including the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Thomas Jefferson University, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Episcopal Academy and the University of Pennsylvania Museum.
Brian received his bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law and a Doctor of Humane letters from Cabrini College.
Ed Mahlman | Executive Vice President
Ed Mahlman has created strategic advantages that deliver measurable outcomes for leading brands. Ed previously served as Chief Marketing Officer for The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com, where he and his team created the nationally recognized Media Lab™, Research Lab™ and dimensional newspaper advertising.
Prior, he was the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Lottery. Turning around what had been 10 years of flat sales; Ed grew the business from two to three billion dollars, an increase of 50 percent in just four years. Before that, Ed held several positions at Tierney Communications handling accounts such as the Pennsylvania Lottery, Sunoco, Deloitte, ARAMARK, Verizon as well as several casinos.
A graduate of Saint Joseph's University, he also has a master's degree from the Boston University College of Communication.
Matt Broscious | Senior Vice President
Leading the public relations department at Brian Communications, Matt provides strategic direction for many of the agency's clients. Serving as one of the agency's top reputation counselors, he has most recently provided issues management, media training and change communications for clients such as ARAMARK, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Independence Blue Cross, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Saint Joseph's University, and Villanova University. Matt brings a breadth of experience having managed communications programs for clients across a multitude of industry sectors.
Prior to joining Brian Communications for its launch in 2010, Matt spent six years rising through the ranks at Tierney Communications. Most notably, he oversaw the public relations efforts for one of the agency's largest clients. Matt also held positions at Comcast and Elizabethtown College. He lives in Ardmore, Pa. with his wife and two sons.
Meg Kane | Vice President
With wide-ranging industry knowledge and experience, Meg Kane consistently focuses upon delivering results for agency clients while enhancing and protecting their brands. In this position, Meg has served as in-house, day-to-day counsel for The Philadelphia Orchestra during its high-profile bankruptcy and has helped to lead strategic communications efforts of the new Faith in the Future Foundation, which now oversees the 17 Catholic high schools and four schools of special education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Prior to joining Brian Communications in 2010, Meg spent four years at Vault Communications and previously served as the Director of Public Relations for Mount Saint Joseph Academy.
She earned her bachelor's degree from La Salle University and a Master's Degree in Strategic Communication, Crisis Communication and Political Rhetoric from the University of Maryland . Elected to the La Salle University Alumni Association Board of Directors in 2004, she served as its President from 2009-2011. In October 2012, Meg was appointed to the La Salle University Board of Trustees for a five year term. Keeping with her Lasallian ties, Meg was appointed to the Board of Trustees of La Salle Academy, an independent Catholic grade school, in February 2013.
Jackie Zima-Evans | Vice President
Jackie Zima-Evans has over 12 years of public relations and digital media experience. She develops and implements strategic and tactical public relations and communication programs for a number of Brian Communications clients including Independence Blue Cross and Cadient Group.
With strong top-tier media contacts, Jackie has secured national and regional coverage in media outlets, including The Ellen Degeneres Show, The New York Times, ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s Today Show, USA Today, Entertainment Tonight, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, EXTRA, E! News, NPR, People, Time, InformationWeek Healthcare, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Washington Post, Good Housekeeping, Forbes, Prevention, Modern Healthcare, CNN Headline News, Woman’s Health, Men’s Journal, and ESPN.
Jackie has expertise in strategic planning, media relations, blogger relations, issues management, project management, event research and planning, internal and external corporate communications, media training, securing speaking engagements, and social media management.
She holds a bachelor's degree in Communications from West Virginia University and a master's degree from La Salle University in Professional and Business Communication.