Brian Reich is the managing director of little m media, which provides strategic guidance and support to organizations around the use of the internet and technology to facilitate communications, engagement, education, and mobilization. He is well known for his expertise in new media, web 2.0, social networks, mobile, community, e-commerce, brand marketing, cause branding, and more. Reich is the author of Media Rules! Mastering Today’s Technology to Connect With and Keep Your Audience (Wiley 2007). He blogs at Thinking About Media (www.thinkingaboutmedia.com) and is a contributing expert to Fast Company.
Previously, Reich was a principal of EchoDitto, one of the most successful online communications agencies in the nation; director of new media for Cone Inc., a brand strategy and communications agency in Boston; and a senior strategic consultant and director of Boston operations for Mindshare Interactive Campaigns, an interactive public affairs agency. From 2000 to 2004, he ran his own strategic communications firm, Mouse Communications.
Reich has worked in and around politics, including helping to direct dozens of campaigns across the country. He spent two years as vice president Al Gore’s briefing director in the White House, handling both official activities and activities during his 2000 presidential campaign.
Reich serves on the board of Investigate West, an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to the art and craft of investigative and narrative journalism. He also served as an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University in Washington, DC, and is currently teaching a course on consumer behavior and marketing at Columbia University in New York.
Reich attended the University of Michigan and is a graduate of Columbia University. He and his wife, Karen Dahl, live in New York City with their son, Henry.