Episode 03 – Brian Hart: On Turning Press into Profits: Simplifying Public Relations for Financial Advisors
In this episode of 16 Ways from Sunday, Mark Mersman interviews Brian Hart, Founder and President of Flackable, a PR agency for financial advisors. Brian discusses the difference between paid media, owned media, and earned media, along with how to leverage earned media. He touches on the value of Twitter in your PR strategy and how to track ROI on your PR efforts.
Show Notes & References
Quote: Benjamin Franklin – “Either write something worth reading; do something worth writing about.”
Brian Hart is an online columnist for Inc. Magazine and founder of Flackable, a national, full-service public relations and digital marketing agency headquartered in Philadelphia. The agency, which he bootstrapped in 2014 at the age of 27, now represents a national client base of financial and professional services firms. His professional recognition includes Irish America Magazine's 2017 Business 100, PR News’ 2017 Rising PR Stars 30 & Under, Lehigh Valley Business’s 2016 Forty Under 40 and Adweek’s 2015 PR Industry 30 Under 30.
As founder and president of Flackable, Brian is committed to helping clients reach a new level of growth by emboldening them with superior communications counsel and services. His team's efforts bolster brand engagement and routinely land clients in top news outlets including The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Fox Business, Bloomberg, Forbes, Barron's, US News & World Report, The Associated Press, Reuters and various industry trade press.
Brian is a Temple University graduate with a B.A. in Strategic Communication and a Political Science minor. He began his career as a licensed life and health insurance professional at a broad-based financial services firm in King of Prussia, PA. Prior to founding Flackable, Brian represented a number of leading financial services firms at a public relations agency in New York City and New Jersey.