Brian Connolly Biography

by Scott Baradell | PR and Pop Culture

Brian Connolly Biography

We didn’t know much about Brian Connolly, who has been accused — falsely, according to Brian — of being Strumpette.

So we Googled him.

Here’s some info. Official bio, from his site:

Brian Connolly is one of the founders of the Literati Group.

Brian is a mathematician turned poet, a combination that makes him a particularly passionate and effective client advocate. He’s accomplished at articulating models and relationships in dynamic business situations. He’s also skilled at engineering creative communications strategies that optimize outcomes.

With more than 20 years in marketing communication, Brian has provided communications counsel to clients ranging from business service firms to consumer companies. He has provided strategic and tactical support to major brands such as Sears, McDonald’s Corporation, Coopers & Lybrand and T.Rowe Price, to name a few.

In the last 10 years his primary focus has been in the technology sector. His client portfolio has included IT management firms and internet security management companies, as well as companies involved with enterprise software, supply chain management and application development. As Senior Vice President and head of the Technology Practice in the Chicago office at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, he was a recognized leader in the Practice globally. At the time, Ogilvy was the #1 firm in Tech communications internationally.

Brian’s career also includes senior management positions at several nationally recognized communications firms including Cone Communications/Boston, and Manning, Selvage & Lee/Chicago.

Throughout his career, Brian has always pushed the envelope to expand the depth and breathe of communications services. He launched a successful competitive intelligence firm. He was also a principal of a company offering a web platform that facilitates marketing communications automation and brand management.

Brian was on the board of the Chicago Chapter of the Association of Internet Professionals. He was also a member of the executive committee of KnockNOW.

Contact: phone 312.482.9229, e-mail

Here’s some other info about Brian: He was involved in a big stink with the open-source community a while back — details here.

He’s also posted comments on Steve Rubel’s blog from time to time.

The attached pic, we believe, is of Brian Connolly. It was on the Literati Group Web site.

That’s all we know, for now.

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