Meet the Flackable Team

Brian Hart
Founder & President

As founder and president of Flackable, Brian Hart is committed to helping clients reach a new level of growth by emboldening them with superior communications counsel and services. He is accountable for the planning, development and execution of goal-driven public relations campaigns for clients in financial and professional services. Under Brian's leadership, his team routinely lands 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. 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.

Brian is a Temple University graduate with a B.A. in Strategic Communication and a Political Science minor. He began his career at The Beacon Group of Companies, a broad-based financial services firm in Greater Philadelphia, first in corporate retirement sales and later as a licensed life and health insurance professional. Prior to founding Flackable, Brian represented a number of leading financial services firms at JConnelly, a public relations agency located in New York City and New Jersey.

Certifications: Inbound Marketing Certification, HubSpot; Social Media Marketing Certification, Hootsuite Media Inc.; Advanced Google Analytics Certification, Google Analytics Academy

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Kaitlyn Smith
Account Executive

Kaitlyn Smith is an account executive at Flackable. In her role, Kaitlyn is committed to positioning clients as industry thought leaders through high-profile media placements and digital content development. Her relationships with national consumer press and financial trades have landed coverage in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, The Hill, Financial Advisor IQ, PLANADVISER Magazine and more. Her diverse skill-set and innovative approaches to content development and digital strategy have secured clients contributing writer roles and profile features. Kaitlyn is an active member of Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), and is also part of PRSA's Philadelphia chapter, which is the fifth largest chapter in the country.

Kaitlyn is a Drexel University graduate, where she received her B.A. in corporate and public relations with minors in both global studies and photography. Prior to joining Flackable, Kaitlyn completed internships with Tom Ford, Philadelphia Magazine, Rebecca Taylor, Bottega Veneta, and Estée Lauder. During her time in school, Kaitlyn was an InternQueen Campus Ambassador and a writing tutor at the Drexel University Writing Center.

Certifications: Inbound Marketing Certification, HubSpot; Google Analytics for Beginners Certification, Google Analytics Academy; Business Writing and Publishing, Drexel University; Luxury Brand Management, École Supérieure de Commerce Extérieur à Paris

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Binh Nguyen
Account Executive

Binh Nguyen is an account executive at Flackable. In her role, Binh leads goal-oriented PR and digital marketing campaigns on behalf of her clients, strategically establishing them as industry newsmakers and thought leaders. Binh’s can-do, people-focused attitude has helped her build relationships with media professionals at top national, local and trade publications, which has landed clients coverage in Bloomberg, U.S. News & World Report, ABC27, InvestmentNews, Investopedia and more. She is an active member of Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), and is also part of PRSA's Philadelphia chapter, which is the fifth largest chapter in the country.

Binh is a Temple University graduate, where she received her B.A. in public relations from the Lew Klein College of Media and Communication. During her time in school, she was a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) as well as other student organizations. She established herself as a dynamic leader by serving as vice president of external affairs for the Temple Student Government, while also being an on-camera personality for MyNewPhilly, where she covers news and social events in the Philadelphia area. Prior to joining Flackable full-time, Binh completed agency internships with Flackable and Tierney, a communications agency based in Philadelphia.

Certifications: Inbound Marketing Certification, HubSpot; Advanced Google Analytics Certification, Google Analytics Academy

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Maria Alcoke
Senior Web Designer

As the agency's senior web designer, Maria oversees Flackable's website and graphic design services. In this role she utilizes over a decade of experience in web design, web development, graphic design, digital video and photography. Additionally, she consults and collaborates with the account team and clients on creative strategy for the agency's results-driven PR and digital marketing campaigns.

Maria graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.F.A. in Photography and an Interactive Media minor before earning her M.A. in Digital Arts at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Prior to working with Flackable, she served as a Multimedia Instructor at High Tech High Charter School. She has also held Graphics & Web Development roles in both in-house and agency settings.

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Ellen Binkley
Finance Manager

Ellen Binkley is the finance manager at Flackable. She is responsible for payroll management, benefit administration, risk management and bookkeeping for the agency. She utilizes her nearly 30 years of payroll and other fiscal experience to support Flackable’s growing team. Prior to joining Flackable, she served as a payroll specialist at the Berks County Intermediate Unit.

Ellen is a graduate of the Lebanon Valley College where she received her bachelor’s degree in Music Education.

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