BrEpic Communications LLC will grow your business brand with expert social media postings, crafting click-worthy stories craved by local, regional and national media, successfully pitching them to outlets and providing customer service second to none.
At BrEpic, the goal is simple: Do everything to expand your business’ reach, build your brand and provide the best communications support possible. BrEpic is a growing business with several clients in the education, financial, hotel, insurance, IT, law, leadership development, medical, music, non-profit, public relations, religious, restaurant, self-storage, tech and other industries.
BrEpic clients have appeared in the New York Times, NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt, Wall Street Journal, ESPN, CNBC, U.S. News & World Report, On Air With Ryan Seacrest, USA Today, Fox News, Crain’s New York, Private Wealth Magazine, Forbes Magazine, Reuters, Newsweek, Billboard, The Associated Press, Inside Higher Education, Higher Ed Dive, Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Houston Chronicle, Charlotte Observer, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Denver Post, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Cincinnati Business Courier, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Sacramento Bee, Daily Herald, Green Bay Press Gazette, Champaign News-Gazette, Decatur Herald and Review, Quad City Times, South Bend Tribune, Northwest Herald, Times of Northwest Indiana, Post-Tribune of Northwest Indiana, Arkansas Money and Politics, Chicago Magazine, Seattle Magazine, Seattle Business Magazine, The Atlantic Magazine, 5280 Magazine, Milwaukee Business Journal, BizTimes Milwaukee, Pittsburgh Sports Now, Pittsburgh City Paper, Yahoo News, Yahoo Philippines, Face2Face Africa, Legit Nigeria News, Briefly Africa, MSN News, MLB.com, Playboy.com, NASDAQ.com, Inc.com, GoBankingRates.com, Morningstar, Business In Vancouver, Fort Worth Business News, Dallas Magazine, Orlando Medical News, Western Investor, O’Dwyer’s, PRWeek, Politico, Holmes Report, Financial Advisor Magazine, Accounting Today, Information-Age, SmartBrief, Bass Musician Magazine, Good News Network, Coursera, The Inertia, UpJourney, MarketWatch, MarketScale, The Epoch Times, Asian Journal, AsAm News, The Network Journal, BlackDoctors.org, Black Enterprise, Good Black News, TechCrunch, WGBH Boston Radio, The Business Journals (Boston), The College Post, Sun Journal (Maine), Future Sharks, The Crisis Magazine, Sojourners, Inspirery, 1851 Franchise Magazine, Franchising USA Magazine, Modern Healthcare, Wisconsin Health News, Becker’s Hospital Review, Illinois Public Media, Pioneer Press, 22nd Century Media, Shaw Media, Daily Southtown, Kankakee Daily Journal, Wilmette Life, Patch, FightingIllini.com, Daily Illini, DePaulia, Marquette Wire, Royal Purple News, South Side Weekly, LoganSquarist, DanceLand News, Windy City Times, Illinois Eagle, Pink News, Out Magazine, Chicago Athlete Magazine, Chicago Woman Magazine, Evanston Woman Magazine, Make It Better Magazine, Family Minded, VeryWell Family, GRAND Magazine, Glancer Magazine, Variance Magazine, Hip Hop Magz, American Theatre Magazine, Military Times, US Army, Stars and Stripes, The Real Deal, Moguldom, Radio Public, Irish American News, Inside Self Storage, SpareFoot, Chicago Inno, Lattice.com Uptown Update, Austin Talks, McKinley Park News, Kivo Daily, Chicago Defender, Chicago Citizen, See Chicago Dance, Eater Chicago, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, LegalZoom, Romper, Daily Herald Business Ledger, Cook County Chronicle, DuPage County Chronicle, Journal & Topics, Lakeshore Public Radio, Oak Park Journal, Forest Park Review, Village Free Press, NWIndianaLife.com, Inside Indiana Business, Northwest Arkansas Business Journal, Block Club Chicago, CollegExpress, Reset Button and DNAinfo, plus on CBS New York-TV, CBS San Diego-TV, Fox Seattle-TV, Fox Kansas City-TV, NBC Kansas City-TV, ABC Kansas City-TV, KUTV Salt Lake City, WISH TV Indianapolis, WRAL-TV (North Carolina), WILM-TV (North Carolina), WZDX-TV (Alabama), WTOK-TV (Mississippi), WFXG-TV (Georgia), WRDW-TV (Georgia), WJBF-TV (Georgia), KCEN-TV (Texas), WBIR-TV (Tennessee), Fox 8 New Orleans, Jerusalem Post, Atlanta Journal Constitution, 12 News Now (Phoenix), KATV (Arkansas), WACH TV (South Carolina), WLOS TV (North Carolina), NBC Montana, KRCR TV (California), WKYC (Cleveland), MyNews4 (Reno, Nevada), ABC 45 (North Carolina), Tuko (Kenya), WCBD TV (South Carolina), King 5 TV (Seattle), WRGT TV (Dayton), WFXL TV (Georgia), Fox 29 (Philadelphia), KTVO (Missouri), Military.Com, WUTV Buffalo, CBS6 Richmond, CBS Austin, ABC13 Washington DC, WUSA DC CBS 9, Siouxland News (Iowa/Nebraska/SD), WSAV TV Savannah (Georgia), ABC Chicago-TV, NBC Chicago-TV, CBS Chicago-TV, Fox Chicago-TV, WGN-TV, WCIU-TV, WTTW-TV, Windy City Live, Chicago Tonight, Telemundo, Latino Rebels, Latino USA, Thelsmaili USA, NBC Fort Wayne-TV, WCIA-TV, WAND-TV, Radio.com, CBS Detroit WWJ Radio, KNX 1070 Newsradio Los Angeles, WBAP News Radio Dallas, WGN-Radio, CBS Chicago-Radio, 670 The Score-Radio, WLS-AM, WIND-AM, WVON-AM, WNUR-FM, COO Alliance, Viewpoints Radio, SHRM, and hundreds of other media outlets and podcasts across the country and world.
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Justin is an entrepreneur with 20+ years in the media business who can simplify and connect your story to the right clients in a global market. His ability to quickly identify value and clearly communicate is EPIC! I am so grateful we met through Strategic Coach® (Dan Sullivan) and Abundance 360 (Peter Diamandis).
L. Gary Boomer
Founder and Dot Connector at Boomer Consulting, Inc.
Justin is a brilliant visionary and an expert at connecting leading entrepreneurs to the resources they need to create exceptional global companies. Any entrepreneur who wants to make a significant difference as well as lead a fulfilling and meaningful life must read his book.
Russ Alan Prince
Executive Director, Private Wealth Magazine
In 2021, we worked together to introduce me and our organization (Captivated Health and Borislow Insurance) to the Podcast world. There was a tremendous flurry of activity and I am grateful for the exposure. We are both big believers in the powerful insight the Kolbe index provides and that is where we started our journey. From there, you helped me create a profile you could share with your network and opened up invitations to be a guest on both national and international (UK and Jamaica) podcasts – it has been nothing short of amazing. Thank you for helping me and our organization tell the world what we are doing to make healthcare easier and more affordable for people. I look forward to further progress and appreciate you and your genius.
Mark S. Gaunya
Founder & CEO Captivated Health Principal at Borislow Insurance
Justin Breen is a master connector with the ability to figure out the right hook and attention getting strategy to get you noticed, understood and want to do business with you in minutes. He’s truly a gifted messenger.
Founder, The Superpower Accelerator
Justin as an amazing simplifier and courageous story-teller. He’s one of the few who knows exactly who he is and how best to use his powers to add greatness to the world.
Mike Malatesta Entrepreneur | Author | OwnerShift Coach | Podcast Host | YPO | Vistage | A360
Justin is the supreme connector of people. He does what he says he is going to do and then some. Simple, direct and effective, Justin makes things happen.
Author, Speaker, Co-Founder of The Global School of Entrepreneurship
Ten minutes after meeting Justin I knew that I needed him to help my business. He is more connected than a fishing net and has the ability to make just the right introductions at just the right times. It is testament to the man’s character that even though our contract with his company has finished, he still puts us forward when the opportunity is right. For Justin, making meaningful connections isn’t a job, it’s a calling. All that, and you get to have some great conversations too
Founder, Missing Link
Justin’s strategic introductions and specialization in nontraditional public relations have been instrumental in our company’s expansion as we’ve publicly launched into the world. The strategies employed have helped give our company a solid public-facing foundation from which to grow. His authenticity and genuine care for connecting industry experts and like-minded world changers is unmatched. The Cultivated Group is truly grateful for Justin and the ways he’s influenced our trajectory — and this is just the beginning!
Founder, The Cultivated Group
BrEpic has been a great partner for us. Justin is a strong storyteller, and he works fast. He has a vast network of media sources. He works tirelessly to ensure our stories get the best possible publicity. Overall, Justin and BrEpic have been a great asset for us at Gies Business.
Chief Marketing Officer, University of Illinois Gies College of Business
Justin has a wealth of outstanding worldwide media connections, palatable authenticity, instant accessibility, and mixing that all together, he created an absolute brilliant masterpiece story about my company. He works at a record fast pace, tirelessly aids in maximizing our benefits, is available for any questions, and generates results! His insider knowledge is priceless and as valuable as insider trading! He has found his heartfelt calling and if you want genuine connections with people who want to change the world for the better and wildly successful results, hire Justin today!
Lynn M. Thomas, JD
CEO Thomas Consulting, Inc.
Justin is one of the most intentional people I have ever met. It is inspiring to see and work with someone who is maximizing his unique ability of simplification. He keeps it simple by making the meaningful connections that will take us all to the next level of excellence. If you are ready for amazing connections and success, talk to Justin Breen!
CEO & Founder Sales Sidekick
Justin is a natural connector and highly respected in his growing network. Thanks to Justin and our engagement with BrEpic, my calendar has filled up with several podcast appearances, media interviews, and newly formed relationships that will last a lifetime. Thanks Justin and the entire BrEpic Team.
Ascendant Financial CEO
It’s been great working with BrEpic to promote the campaign to build our Community Center in Woodlawn. Since our partnership with BrEpic began, we’ve had numerous mainstream media placements, including in Crain’s, WLS-AM Radio and WCIU-TV. It’s been a great partnership.
Pastor Corey Brooks
Founder/CEO, Project H.O.O.D. Communities
Justin is an amazing storyteller who gets results. He engages readers with his compelling reporting and uses his media connections and expertise to ensure our stories are shared with both local and national audiences. He is a passionate, creative, hard-working and honest communications professional who not only meets expectations, but exceeds them!
Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Allstate
Justin Breen brings an uncanny combination of talent to the table. He is a high-powered visionary with an exceptional ability to execute. He brings these to life with his firm BrEpic in the form of changing the game for public relations. His ability to understand complex situations and turn them into simple stories is remarkable. The way he takes that story to market for firms is even more powerful. If you haven’t had a conversation with BrEpic, do it. It won’t take long to see if you are a fit for a massive boost to your organization’s brand and public profile.
AMC Modern IT
Through his numerous media connections and understanding of what makes for a great story, Justin has helped us gain multiple mainstream media placements in the time he has worked with us. He has been a valued addition to our media relations strategy.
Assistant Executive Director of Development, The Salvation Army
As a small business, we understand that good marketing and PR require an investment. The return on investment we saw from doing business with BrEpic far exceeded our expectations. They created a rush of both quality and quantity inquires, I have no doubt we are going to use him again.
CEO at Re:work Training
Justin’s knowledge of how reporters tick and what they want in a story has made him successful in getting so many Bottom Line stories placed in radio, TV and print media. He has great instinct for the stories that journalists want to print, and has helped to elevate Bottom Line’s mission/story throughout Illinois. Working with Justin is a not a typical PR/client relationship. He’s lightning fast, intuitive and a great writer. If you’re looking for someone to help your organization get media coverage within a month, you should hire Justin Breen/BrEpic Communications. Our relationship with Justin has been wildly successful because of his insider knowledge as a former journalist of what the media want to cover.
Martha Elder Khanna
Director of Development & External Affairs, Bottom Line Chicago
As a fledgling small business owner, Justin was an invaluable guide through the world of media relations. In all aspects of starting my own business, working with Justin has proven to be the best investment. His crystal clear directions, along with unparalleled communication and responsiveness, have made my marketing debut incredibly easy and more successful than I could have ever imagined.
Dr. Tara Troy, Founder & Gastroenterologist
Comprehensive Gastrointestinal Health, LLC
The most important thing that I can say about Justin is that he delivers what he promises. In the three short weeks that we’ve been working together, he wrote a story on me that hit not only business but personal notes as well. But that was the teaser for the end result. In three weeks, he’s gotten me on two radio shows, published in three online publications, a prominent business podcast, and interviews with three reporters for local and national media. I’m ecstatic. His response? ‘We’re just getting started.
President at CFO Simplified
We are now three months into our work with Justin, and are thrilled with the results. Justin combines his skills for finding and telling stories with vast experience, an incredible network of media connections, and a relentless work ethic. The result: We’ve had more media coverage in three months than we’ve had in three years, and we’re looking forward to continuing our work together.
Head of School, Chicago Academy for the Arts
The success my firm has had from working with BrEpic has been astonishing! Justin got me set up with multiple media outlets before we had our initial interview! BrEpic demonstrates supreme professionalism and care to each of their clients, encouraging the feeling that your story really matters. I never dreamed about being in the publications that BrEpic got me published in. This has been one of the greatest investments in my business since I’ve started.
Founder, Cofield Advisors
Wow! Honest, trustworthy, incredibly knowledgeable, unbelievably connected, with on-point writing and exceptional follow-through. This is Justin. Much more than what you expect from a communications agency.
Founding President of MeMA-Music & Former Marketing Director of Virgin Records
Justin at his core is a reporter. He is truly able to take complex issues and turn them into amazing stories. Ultimately, he produces results that help to raise the profile and visibility of LISC. His relationships in the media world are invaluable.
Communications Officer, LISC Chicago
Justin has a wide and diverse knowledge and experience base, which he deploys seamlessly and passionately to get results.
CEO/President of Trick Percussion Products, Inc.
I definitely saw my work with Justin as more of an investment than a cost. And what I’ve seen after just one month in ROI has been amazing.
Founder/CEO of Martin Creative
Justin has helped me share my story in a way I never imagined before. He has truly assisted me in my mission to inspire an infinite amount of people.
CEO of Badu Enterprises, LLC
My experience with BrEpic has been one-of-a-kind. Justin moves lightning fast, he’s a great storyteller, and thanks to him my organization has gotten over a dozen features from media outlets such as Fox News, Chicago Citizen, Chicago Tribune and NewsOne. I am truly appreciative of his extremely customized, authentic and personable services.
Founder & CEO of The Black Ecosystem
Justin did a great job of getting me the attention for my new book and my practice that I had wanted for a long time. I quickly came to trust his instincts and judgement on these matters and would retain Justin again without any reservations.
Lee H. Eisenstaedt
Founder of Leading With Courage Academy
In my 17 years in business, BrEpic has been the most efficient PR we have had. Thank you Justin for your passion and good service.
Owner of Tocco Restaurant & Founder of Recipe for Change
It has been absolutely fantastic working with BrEpic. My company got so much coverage in the papers, TV and podcasts. As a result of that not only our sales increased, but we have met so many wonderful people that we are now collaborating with! Justin is also truly great and easy to work with: super responsive (within seconds) and constantly looking for various opportunities for our company. Hope to work with him for many years!
Dr. Liia Ramachandra
Working with BrEpic was incredibly easy and valuable for The Magic Penthouse. Not only did BrEpic deliver results (e.g. interviews with WGN, WIndy City Live, Tasty Trade, Mancow, Money Matters, Authority Magazine, Chicago Voyage Gems, Becker Group, …) but Justin truly promoted our company and brand to anyone he met. He made introductions to individuals who aren’t even in the media world, and ended up being clients of ours. Last not but least, Justin is a great guy and gets stuff done. That’s exactly the kind of person you want to be working with!
Co-Founder, The Magic Penthouse
Justin is one of Chicago’s best storytellers and writers. His attention to detail, ability to fully connect with his audience, and meet deadlines are some of the many reasons I’ve always enjoyed working with Justin.
Former Executive Vice President of Shedd Aquarium
Justin is an incredible communicator and I have been excited to work with him because we share a common value of helping businesses grow. He brings a spirit of creativity and entrepreneurship to every project he gets involved in. It is my pleasure to recommend his services.
Founder of Jewish B2B Networking & Radio Host of Get Down To Business on AM 560
Working with Justin opened up a whole new world of publicity for our nonprofit. From radio interviews to a prime spot in the Chicago Tribune and some air time on FOX 32 news, we were thrilled and amazed with his connections! It was also exciting to hire Justin because he chooses only projects that he truly believes in: projects that are good for mankind.
Founder Pinta Pride Project
We have truly enjoyed working with Justin. He gave open and honest feedback about the best ways to market our business through his written piece. He also was clear about expectations and outcomes while being very accountable and responsive. His piece that he wrote for us was very popular and we received a lot of attention as a result. It was definitely a worthwhile investment for us.
Dr. Gameli Dekayie, MD
Co-Founder Quench Wellness
Justin has his fingers on the pulse of what is trending, what is cool, and what makes people want to engage with a brand.
Owner of Jar Bar Restaurant & Former Producer at MSNBC, CNN & the Oprah Winfrey Show
Over the years that Justin has covered my career and family, I have found him to be honest and a very creative writer and thinker. He has the rare ability to create a unique narrative that projects his subjects in their best light.
Deon L. Thomas
Big Ten Analyst, Fighting Illini Basketball Analyst, Public Speaker, Mentor & Author
Justin is a person of a high character and a straight shooter. He does an amazing job bringing stories to life through his reporting and writing. He genuinely cares about the people he works with and writes about, and does a great job fostering and building relationships. I consider Justin an amazing colleague and resource, and he is a great person to know and work with. He is always there when you need him.
Regional Executive Director at UpMetrics & Co-Founder at Monroestar, Inc.
Justin is a consummate pro, a guy who knows the media landscape and who can sniff out a great story. Justin works fast, the man is always on deadline. He is curious, decisive and can shape a story or a website with equal precision. I enjoy working with him and have recommended him without reservation. He’s also a great birdwatcher who shares an enthusiasm for the natural world.
Journalist, PR & Communications
Justin’s work ethic is something I did not think was humanly possible. He is relentless and does so with extreme care and genuine pride. Justin is the type of person who can be counted on regardless of the situation at hand.
Owner of Quiote Restaurant & Former DNAinfo Chicago/Daily Herald Reporter
Justin understands audiences and what makes people engage, which is a powerful combination at a time when competition for attention is so fierce.
Director of Media, Environmental Law & Policy Center
I feel very lucky that Justin Breen has become a part of my life and network over the past few years. Everywhere I look in Chicago, I find another person who knows Justin Breen and whose lives have been affected by him. His local reporting at DNAinfo was unique and special to our Chicago community, and the rate at which he was able to find interesting stories and report on them was news worthy in its own right. As he moves onto this new stage of his professional life, I have absolutely no doubt that he will be successful, innovative, creative, and touch many more lives every day in profound ways.
Entrepreneur, Community Organizer & NBA Player Agent
There is no one better today at helping the mid-sized business and large academic institutions than Justin Breen. He is a force of nature and works very smart and diligently to gain great exposure for his client base. He is an institution and entrepreneur’s best ally.
Publisher Beckers Healthcare, Publisher Becker Group Business Strategy
I have known Justin since he was a student of mine in my first advanced reporting class at University of Illinois in 1998. I have watched Justin rise in the journalism business through hard work and creative thinking, and he will bring both attributes – and much more – into his communications business.
Pulitzer Prize winner at the Washington Post & Journalism Professor at University of Illinois
As a startup with almost no budget, we were initially hesitant to invest in press and media. We are so glad we took the risk! Justin has a gift for storytelling and building community. Within a few weeks we were featured in numerous outlets from FOX Chicago, to a handful of podcasts, and WGN Radio! This awareness brought in multiple sales leads and partnerships that have set our company on a completely new trajectory.
CEO, City Health Tech
Justin’s the Man, if you got a story to break, he is the guy to turn to!
Justin Breen of BrEpic helped put WorldWise Tutoring on the map! I appreciate all his strategic introductions and opportunities. The people and organizations I have met through Justin have all been like-minded leaders who helped me form other powerful partnerships. Thanks Justin for helping provide me with a platform so that I can help so many others.
Lindsey Wander, Founder and CEO
WorldWise Tutoring LLC
Justin has helped me connect with so many like-minded people. It has helped me deliver my message to the world through these connections. My mind has also grown because of the wonderful people I am meeting. It’s an amazing platform to spread your word to the world.
President, Bloom Financial Company
We were looking for results. We found exactly that by working with Justin and BrEpic! He took immediate action and delivered! It has been a pleasure working with Justin! We highly recommend BrEpic!
President at ZONEZ
BrEpic works with a client to develop a list of story ideas. BrEpic chooses the best ones and writes stories that have a good chance to be picked up by mainstream media.
After editing the story with BrEpic, the client puts the story on its website and sends the link to BrEpic, which markets the link to media locally, regionally and nationally.
If media is interested in the story, BrEpic introduces the media contact to the client, which coordinates interviews with the story subject or subjects.
BrEpic monitors successful mainstream media placements and posts successes on its social media platforms, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.
BrEpic Communications LLC is guided by Justin Breen, who has 20+ years in the media business, has won dozens of editing and writing awards, and is an author of countless viral stories. BrEpic will write clicky stories that highlight you or your business, and find the right pitch for multiple media outlets. Let BrEpic build your brand with creative content and successful pitches to mainstream media today.
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Linze Rice is a professional writer, freelance journalist and entrepreneur. She is the founder of Pink House Media, where she specializes in written communications, PR, photography, content marketing and social media. Linze was a beat and special assignments reporter for DNAinfo Chicago and is now a contributor to Block Club Chicago. Her bylines have appeared in publications such as Chicago Magazine and the Chicago Sun-Times, and she has taught journalism at Loyola University.
From car crashes, to crime, to local and presidential elections, “sexy” statues, food, education, business, property development, historical architecture and more — she’s covered it.
Publicity Club of Chicago, Silver Trumpet Award Winner 2021
Publicity Club of Chicago, Silver Trumpet Award Winner 2020
Publicity Club of Chicago, Golden Trumpet Award Winner 2019
Publicity Club of Chicago, Silver Trumpet Award Winner 2018
Responsible for covering sports, food, science, arts, wildlife and feature topics for the website encompassing 77 Chicago neighborhoods. Develop and deliver content for 40+ community newspapers published weekly. Serve as night editor reading 30+ stories, assigning breaking news and compiling the nightly report for the next day’s publication.
9,000+ followers on Twitter cultivated as the most productive, most followed tweeter in the company.
Helped hire and interview 30+ staff members prior to launch yielding in a strong, competent journalist team.
Collaborated daily with the executive and managing editors in a team with two additional assistant managing editors. Developed daily and Sunday content for each newspaper section. Specialized in centerpiece articles for A1. Contributed to and designed content for the company website. Partnered with the publisher, advertising director and promotions director on special projects, preview sections and communication strategies. Supervised the photo department comprised of four fulltime and 10+ freelance photographers.
Recognized as one of the country’s top “25 publishing leaders under 35” by Editor and Publisher magazine.
Participated in Leadership Northwest Indiana, a consortium of leaders, key players and community leaders.
Instituted a daily and Sunday centerpiece plan leveraging editors and reporters from three bureaus.
Assigned schedules and deadlines, drafted employee evaluations and led staff strategy meetings. Involved in the daily editors meetings. Maintained a monthly budget for 20+ correspondents of $5,000+ to supplement coverage from full-time staff. Directed a team of 15 assistant sports editors, page designers, writers and clerks.
Journalism Chair of College of Media Alumni Board
Won a Full Tuition Scholarship from the Illinois War Veterans Memorial Scholarship
BrEpic is working with leaders in the education, financial, hotel, insurance, IT, law, leadership development, medical, music, non-profit, public relations, restaurant, tech and other industries. Here are some of our partners.
BrEpic is looking for more exciting and forward-thinking business partners… like you! Be sure to Join the BrEpic Network and reach out when you’re ready to get started. We hope to hear from you soon.