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November 29, 2012 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
IS BRIAN TIERNEY, the former CEO of a company that owned the Daily News , taking his own name in vain? If he wasn't already, he might be now, given a civil suit that was filed this week in Common Pleas Court in which Tierney is listed as both a defendant and a plaintiff. The case of Tierney v. Tierney pits the public-relations guru and his new firm, Brian Communications Group, against his old company, Tierney Communications, which claims that Tierney is violating an agreement not to use his own name in another business.
BUSINESS
June 3, 2005 | By Wendy Tanaka INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Brian Tierney, the area advertising executive who most recently was vice chairman of Advanta Corp., wants to get back into business - business magazines. Tierney said in an interview yesterday that he and two other investors would bid for Inc. and Fast Company magazines by Monday. Tierney, founder of Tierney Communications and T2 Group, did not disclose financial details. He said, however, that if he and the other investors - J. Brian O'Neill, chairman of O'Neill Properties Group, of King of Prussia, and Strattech Partners, a venture-capital firm in Radnor - could acquire the two national business magazines, they would create a company to leverage the Inc. and Fast Company brands to provide educational services to small businesses.
NEWS
September 15, 2007 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
Stung by community opposition, a pun-inspired Brian Tierney, chief of the company that owns The Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News, said yesterday that he would no longer seek city permission to allow the placement of a giant inflatable bee and banners on the Inquirer and Daily News Building to advertise a Jerry Seinfeld movie. "I wish to end all of the buzz by announcing that our effort to seek a zoning variance is not meant to bee," Tierney said in a statement. "This lighthearted and fun effort was intended to support our city's growing movie industry, to gain some national visibility for our city, and to put a smile on people's faces as they passed by this giant inflatable bee and banner," said Tierney, chief executive officer of Philadelphia Media Holdings L.L.C.
BUSINESS
March 25, 2006 | By Joseph N. DiStefano and Bob Fernandez INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Bruce Toll, a founder and major shareholder in luxury-home-builder Toll Bros. Inc., said yesterday that he is the "lead investor" in a homegrown group that wants to buy The Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News. "It's a wonderful institution, and it's been around forever, and I would love to be part of it," Toll said yesterday. Brian Tierney, a Philadelphia advertising and marketing specialist, said he and Toll have enlisted prominent Philadelphia business owners to join in a bid. Toll also owns car dealerships and other businesses.
NEWS
July 21, 2006
OKAY, ALL you faithful letter writers and readers. Have you noticed the obvious difference in the type, tone and names of the people whose letters are being published since Brian Tierney & Co. took over? He stopped the biased editors dead in their tracks. (Ha!) Rejoice, comrades - things are going back to the way they were. Hope to see all your letters again, soon! Joseph Carey Philadelphia
NEWS
October 26, 2007
SO THE Daily News editorial board wants the property-tax system changed. When Brian Tierney, Bruce Toll, Mark Frisby and, I guess, a great percentage of the rest of management move into the city, then you'll get the right to ask. I've lived and raised my family here. You work hard to improve your home so the city should get a piece of what you worked hard to get? I don't think so. For my taxes, I get trash pick up, and that's about it. Yo, Brian, there's a house on my block for sale.
BUSINESS
June 8, 2005 | By Wendy Tanaka INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Brian Tierney has dropped his bid for Inc. and Fast Company magazines. The Philadelphia advertising executive said in an interview yesterday that he started negotiating with AdMedia Partners Inc., the broker representing the magazines' publisher, Gruner & Jahr USA, Monday night, after he submitted his bid, and ended discussions yesterday afternoon. He would not say why. Tierney bid for the business magazines with area investors J. Brian O'Neill, chairman of O'Neill Properties Group, of King of Prussia, and Strattech Partners, a venture-capital firm in Radnor.
BUSINESS
September 2, 2006 | By Joseph N. DiStefano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Brian Tierney, chief executive officer of Philadelphia Media Holdings L.L.C., has taken the publisher's title at The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com. PMH bought the properties in June. Tierney said he decided not to hire a replacement for Joe Natoli, who announced Aug. 1 that he was resigning to join the University of Miami as senior vice president of business and finance. Before buying the papers, Tierney and other investors signed a pledge that "no member shall attempt to influence or interfere with the editorial policies or decisions of the publisher.
BUSINESS
November 16, 2006 | By Joseph N. DiStefano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mark J. Frisby, publisher of Gannett Co. Inc.'s Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, has been named executive vice president for production, labor and purchasing at Philadelphia Media Holdings L.L.C., which publishes The Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News and Philly.com. Frisby, a Paulsboro native who rose through the ranks at a series of Gannett's New Jersey papers, "has tremendous cost-management skills," Philadelphia Media chief executive officer Brian Tierney said. The appointment was effective immediately.
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NEWS
August 25, 2015
Don't stop the press It's about time somebody gave overdue credit to journalists and newspapers. As a graduate of Temple's journalism school and onetime radio news reporter, I have had almost a lifelong relationship with the people and products of this challenging industry. I shudder at the claim that print media is an endangered species because, in addition to the reasons cited by former Inquirer publisher Brian Tierney ("Why newspaper content counts for all of us," Aug. 16), journalism has been a source of and a training ground for many artful and trustworthy writers.
NEWS
June 5, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
STEVE WOJDAK never asked the impossible. He might have been one of the city's and state's most effective lobbyists, but Steve Wojdak would not have considered asking a legislator or governor or anyone else for a favor that they wouldn't want to deliver. "He had a way of putting himself in your position," said former Gov. Ed Rendell. "He would never ask for anything untenable. He knew his stuff. "You appreciate someone who understands the conflicts you have and difficulties you have in getting things done.
NEWS
June 4, 2014 | By Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brian Tierney, former part-owner and publisher of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News, and Philly.com, has agreed to help advise the company's interim publisher, H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest, on advertising strategy, Lenfest said Monday. Tierney led the company, then known as Philadelphia Media Holdings L.L.C., from 2006 to 2010. He currently is chief executive officer of Brian Communications, a public relations and advertising agency with offices in Conshohocken. Lenfest said Tierney was not leaving his firm, but would devote time as a consultant to The Inquirer's company, now named Interstate General Media.
NEWS
November 29, 2012 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
IS BRIAN TIERNEY, the former CEO of a company that owned the Daily News , taking his own name in vain? If he wasn't already, he might be now, given a civil suit that was filed this week in Common Pleas Court in which Tierney is listed as both a defendant and a plaintiff. The case of Tierney v. Tierney pits the public-relations guru and his new firm, Brian Communications Group, against his old company, Tierney Communications, which claims that Tierney is violating an agreement not to use his own name in another business.
NEWS
April 3, 2012
WE ASKED a number of influential folks what their expectations were of the new local owners of the Daily News , Inquirer and philly.com. *  "Too many people who ran the newspapers knew nothing about the rhythms of the region. I hope [the new owners] can change the flavor of the papers and reconnect with the people in our communities. " - JERRY MONDESIRE, head of the Philadelphia NAACP *  "It's wonderful that people feel a civic duty to invest in journalism, but there are a lot of things to be nervous about . . . There's so much baggage that comes with each of these people.
NEWS
September 9, 2011 | BY DAN GERINGER, geringd@phillynews.com 215-854-5961
DURING his spiritually soaring Mass of Installation yesterday, Philadelphia's down-to-earth new archbishop took time to say that he knows things are less than heavenly here at the moment. "This Church in Philadelphia faces very serious challenges these days," said Archbishop Charles Chaput, who takes over a diocese reeling from charges of priests sexually abusing children while the church hierarchy covered up the crimes. "There's no quick fix to problems that are so difficult, and none of us here today, except the Lord Himself, is a miracle worker," Chaput said at the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul.
NEWS
July 7, 2011 | By Alan J. Heavens, INQUIRER REAL ESTATE WRITER
The 18-floor office tower that is home to The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and philly.com is inching closer to sale. Philadelphia Media Network, owner of the two daily newspapers and the online portal, is reviewing an unspecified number of bids for the 526,000-square-foot building at 400 N. Broad St. Mark Block, PMN's vice president for external affairs, said Thursday a decision "based on the best offer" would be forthcoming "sooner rather...
BUSINESS
June 3, 2011 | By Mike Armstrong, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 18-floor office tower that houses The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and philly.com is up for sale for the second time in nearly four years. Philadelphia Media Network Inc., owner of the two daily newspapers and online portal, has retained the Center City real estate brokerage Binswanger to handle the sale of the 526,000-square-foot building, at 400 N. Broad St. Bids on the building, as well as the five-level, 502-space parking garage at 15th and Callowhill Streets and adjacent 200-space surface lot, are due by 4 p.m. June 27, according to bidding instructions on a Binswanger website.
NEWS
September 23, 2010 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A coalition of Philadelphia Media Holdings L.L.C.'s largest debtholders has again won ownership of The Inquirer, the Daily News and Philly.com. The group of senior lenders, 16 financial institutions including Angelo, Gordon & Co., Alden Global Capital and Credit Suisse, submitted the winning bid of $105 million in cash today at an auction conducted before Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Stephen Raslavich here. Once again, the senior lenders group outbid a challenge - it started at $50 million and then was increased to $85 million - by local investors Raymond Perelman, businessman and philanthropist, and the Carpenters Union pension fund.
NEWS
September 22, 2010 | By Christopher K. Hepp, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A coalition of The Inquirer's largest debt holders and a partnership of local businessman Raymond G. Perelman and the Carpenters Union pension fund emerged Wednesday as the only two bidders for the newspaper company. Both groups submitted initial bids by Wednesday's noon deadline. It is not known how much either offered, but a minimum bid of $50 million was required. Bidders also had to put up at least $7.5 million as a cash deposit. An auction is set for 10 a.m. Thursday in federal Bankruptcy Court here to determine who will take control of Philadelphia Newspapers L.L.C.
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