Realtime Media —We are digital marketing experts focused on consumer acquisition and engagement. Our strategic thinking and solutions are fueled by innovative and secure technology and wrapped in data analytics to help you start a conversation, deepen brand engagement and achieve results.

What We Do.

Realtime Media contributes to brand building for our clients through cost effective acquisition, engagement and retention of consumers. We achieve these goals with a full suite of products and solutions including sweepstakes, instant win games, loyalty campaigns, user generated content contests, mobile messaging, and CRM. All campaigns incorporate responsive design and can be integrated across all social platforms.

Additionally, we are:
  • Full Service
    Providing strategic concept development, project and account management, creative, programming, data analytics, legal compliance, prize procurement and fulfillment, we can do as much or as little as you need.
  • Data Driven
    Let our proprietary data analytics platform, Realtime REV, take you beyond email acquisition.
  • Flexible
    Depending on your needs, leverage PromoPick, our turnkey promotions platform, our fully custom solutions, our API, or promotion administration and compliance consulting.
  • Limitless
    We develop games, handle receipt validation, execute and engage users at live events and tradeshows, mobile messaging campaigns, media buying, public relations, and more.
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Who We Do It for.
For 20 years we have worked hand in hand with the largest brands, agencies and publishers in North America to deliver sweepstakes, instant win games, user generated content platforms/contents, loyalty campaigns, CRM, SMS and engagement products, services and platforms.
Our Work.



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Brides live wedding Contest

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The goal.

CNN was looking to grow awareness for CNN Heroes, their stories and CNN content, drive opt-in registrations for remarketing, engage the audience through voting and time spent with CNN, build advocacy through social mentions and create viral lift.

The solution.

To accomplish these objectives, for the 7th year in a row RTM worked with CNN to develop a campaign to honor everyday people who truly make a difference in their community and engage the public to select the Hero of the Year. Year after year CNN looks to RTM as their partner to host the cross-platform, multi-language voting interface to capture votes from fans around the world on desktop, mobile, tablet, and Facebook.

The results.

The goal.

Essie wanted to continuously drive new customer acquisition, partner with lifestyle brands and spotlight their iconic nail polish shades.

The solution.

To accomplish these objectives, RTM developed a series of 6, month long sweepstakes, each focusing on one of Essie’s iconic shades of nail polish. To drive cross pollination of the database each campaign partnered with a lifestyle partner including SLS South Beach Hotels, Piperlime, Rachel Zoe and Kiehls.

The results.

The goal.

For the third year in a row Brides was looking to drive awareness of Brides Magazine, and sponsored content, acquire new consumers for remarketing and provide first-to-market opportunity for Brides’ sponsors by engaging users with featured advertising content via digital, social, mobile and print.

The solution.

Brides Live Wedding is a multi-phase contest brought to life across a three screen experience. Brides were motivated to enter to win a dream destination wedding, their own YouTube series to showcase the big day, and a donation to the charity of the winning couple’s choice. Consumers were motivated to vote to select every detail of the wedding – from the dress, to the cake, to the honeymoon destination.

  • Call to entry phase.
  • Winning couple voting phase.
  • Wedding details voting phase.
  • Live Wedding phase.

Realtime Media is the promotion powerhouse behind this campaign – strategically crafting each phase of the customer experience, creating and integrating advertiser content, aggregating all entries in our backend user generated content engine, motivating social engagement and securely collecting votes throughout each step of the campaign.

The results.

PromoPick is your one-stop source for quick-to-market sweepstakes, instant win games and user generated content contest — including seven creative layouts, responsive design development and implementation, flexible creative, social integration and sharing, admin tool, official rules and legal compliance, reporting, winner notification and prize fulfillment.

Key features include tailored registration with social sign on functionality, ability to run or mirror on Facebook, incentivized social sharing, confirmation email, age gate, returning user log in, countdown clock and more. PromoPick solutions can be live in 5 days from creative delivery.

The best part? PromoPick solutions can be live 5 days after creative asset delivery.

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Realtime REV unlocks the power of promotions by providing actionable data well beyond a name and email address.
Realtime REV is a proprietary platform that marries the consumer’s path to the promotion with both the data revealed during the promotion (demographic, behavioral and social), and the consumer’s path through your site after the promotion. This data allows us to help you build rich individual profiles in the database, and broad learnings through an interactive dashboard that graphically represents the drivers of marketing programs and segmentation.
"Realtime REV helped me get beyond the number of impressions and opt-ins, to a level of understanding my consumer and their interaction with our brand and online presence."

— Keith H. Scott, Brand Manager - Sterling Vineyards & Chalone Vineyard, Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines

Download the Rev whitepaper today to learn how RTM clients are advancing customer marketing through promotions.
Our Team.
We have sat in the seats of our clients as publishers, chief executives of major brands, and the leaders of large agencies. That experience allows us to ensure our clients’ success.
+ Brian Tierney

Brian Tierney


Brian Tierney is the CEO of Brian Communications and Realtime Media and is a nationally recognized expert in marketing and communications.

Prior to Brian Communications and Realtime Media, Brian was owner and publisher of the Pulitzer-prize winning Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News as well as the Chief Executive Officer of its parent company, Philadelphia Media Holdings.

Brian has a distinguished record of building brands for some of the largest companies in the United States such as Exelon, Commerce Bank, Marriott, IBM, Deloitte, ARAMARK and Independence Blue Cross. He has launched several successful advertising and public relations companies, including T2 Group and Tierney Communications, which he grew to $275 million in billings and sold to the Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE: IPG).

He has served as Entrepreneur in Residence at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, has presented at the Milken Institute Global Conference and appeared on the BBC, CNBC, CBS, ABC and FOX. Tierney serves on the board of NutriSystem (NASDAQ: NTRI) and Republic Bank (NASDAQ: FRBK), as well as several privately held businesses. He has served on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations including the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Thomas Jefferson University, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Episcopal Academy and the University of Pennsylvania Museum.

Brian received his bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law and a Doctor of Humane letters from Cabrini College.

+ Jodi Kerr

Jodi Kerr

SVP, Strategy & Business Development

Jodi Kerr is currently the Senior Vice President of Strategy and New Business Development at Realtime Media. She has been with the company since 1999 and has been responsible for creating great ideas that trigger consumers to engage with brands, managing and executing national online, social and mobile promotional campaigns supporting major brand strategies. Some of her top-notch clients include Aol, Toys "R" Us, Comcast, Children’s Place, Unilever, eBay, Diageo, Martha Stewart, Maybelline and Novo Nordisk.

Many of her projects involve creatively applying new technologies and amplifying via social media including Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, Vine and Twitter.

In 2012, Jodi won the PECO: Women Who Empowers Us Award. She is also involved with the Junior League of Philadelphia.

+ Tara Armstrong

Tara Armstrong

SVP, Operations

Tara is an analytics maven. She brings over twelve years of interactive marketing experience to Realtime Media, as VP of Analytics and Strategy, overseeing analytics, digital strategy and media planning. In short, she gets the word out, and the word that matters is “results.” With a passion for data-driven marketing strategy and experience leading both agency and client-side teams, Tara maintains a relentless focus on measuring against the bottom line. Her integrated solutions and innovative technologies hit the mark for Toys "R" Us, Royal Caribbean, Maybelline, SC Johnson, Lindblad Expeditions, Behr, Genentech, Meijer, The Goddard School, Hollister, Cracker Barrel and AT&T.

Tara received her MBA from Arizona State University and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arizona with Honors. Tara has contributed to “Perfecting the Landing Page,” among other analytics and social media papers and articles.

Tara was previously National Director of Media and Analytics at Band Digital Interactive, where she independently built the media, search and measurement division. Before Band Digital, Tara served as Media Director at the University of Pennsylvania for The Wharton School. By leveraging her technology background to engineer usability and process improvements, she drove increased revenue. Working as a brand steward and innovator, she also brought a fresh outlook to Wharton’s media planning by testing and reporting on new media technologies, such as blogs, social listening, and innovative PR.

+ Ed Mahlman

Ed Mahlman

Executive VP

Ed Mahlman has created strategic advantages that deliver measurable outcomes for leading brands. Ed previously served as chief marketing officer for The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and, where he and his team created the nationally-recognized Media Lab, Research Lab and, earlier this year, America's first contemporary three-dimensional newspaper advertising.

Immediately prior, he was Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Lottery. Turning around what had been 10 years of flat sales, Ed grew the business from two to three billion dollars, an increase of 50 percent in just four years. Before that, Ed held several positions at Tierney Communications handling accounts such as Sunoco, Deloitte, Aramark, Verizon as well as several casinos.

A graduate of Saint Joseph's University, he also has a master's degree from the Boston University College of Communication.

Get in touch.

Realtime Media

200 Four Falls Corporate Center
Suite 100
West Conshohocken, PA 19428
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Phone: 484-385-2900

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Realtime Media is always looking to recruit top level talent in the following areas, Sales, Project Management, Creative Services and Programming.

Realtime Media builds acquisition and engagement campaigns for some of the country’s top brands. Our fast-growing firm builds campaigns across mobile, social and web. Brands such as Toys "R" Us, Aol, Conde Nast, Sam’s Club and Maybelline, as well as top-tier agencies, utilize Realtime Media’s promotions and loyalty platform. Our agency differentiates by providing more actionable marketing data than anyone else in this fast-growing space. Our company is headquartered in West Conshohocken, PA.
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