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Brian Dries

Senior Vice President, Philadelphia

Brian Dries drives successful campaigns as Senior Vice President at Ceisler Media. He is an expert at crafting a communications strategy from the idea stage through implementation, incorporating marketing, advertising, media relations and public affairs outreach.  

Brian partners with some of Ceisler’s key clients to find creative ways to generate positive media attention.  

He worked with American Airlines to use the Philadelphia Eagles’ appearance in Super Bowl LII as an opportunity to publicize American’s standing as both the Eagles’ official carrier and Philadelphia’s hometown airline. The campaign, which included distributing 6,000 white rally towels featuring both American’s logo and that of the Eagles, generated substantial earned media, engaged public officials and created positive marketing for the airline.  

Prior to joining Ceisler’s Philadelphia office in 2017, Brian was the director of communications for the Philadelphia city controller. There, he led a collaborative effort to create the award-winning “Philly WatchDog” mobile application, the nation’s first app allowing citizens to report fraud and waste directly to a government agency.  

Before joining the controller’s office, Brian was a regional media relations coordinator for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.   

Brian graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and grew up in York, Pa. He lives with his wife in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia, where he serves as a board member for the Green Tree Run community group.