Meet the Flackable Team
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 20 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
Binh Nguyen is an account executives 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 Forbes, CNBC.com, CNN Money, Reuters, Bloomberg, Kiplinger, US News & World Report, Yahoo! Finance and various industry trade press. She is an active member of the 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 American (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
As the operations manager, Kaitlyn Smith supports the agency’s talent development and business optimizations initiatives. In this role, she applies her account management experience to train and mentor Flackable’s growing team while optimizing client service and general operations. 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.
Kaitlyn joined Flackable as an account coordinator in 2016 before advancing to account executive in 2017. In the account role, she led results-drive public relations and digital marketing campaigns for several financial and professional services firms. Her efforts drove business leads, bolstered search engine visibility and landed clients in top national news outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and CNBC.com. Kaitlyn is a Drexel University graduate, where she earned a B.A. in Communication, and she is currently an MBA candidate at Georgetown University.
Certifications: Inbound Marketing Certification, HubSpot; Advanced Google Analytics Cortication, Google Analytics Academy; Certificate in Writing and Publishing, Drexel University; Luxury Academy Certificate, École Supérieure de Commerce Extérieur à Paris
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 in 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 helped Graphics & Web Development roles in both in-house and agency settings.
Ellen Binkley is the finance manager at Flackable. She is responsible for payroll management, benefit administration, human resources, 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. Additionally, she aids in the on boarding and orientation process of new hires and season interns.
Ellen is a graduate of the Lebanon Valley College where she received her bachelor’s degree in Music Education. Prior to joining Flackable, she serves as a payroll specialist at the Berks county Intermediate Unit.