Photography by Colin Boyle/Colin B Photography and provided by Jared Chambers

BrEpic Communications LLC will grow your business brand with expert social media postings, crafting clicky stories craved by local, regional and national media, successfully pitching them to outlets and providing customer service second to none.


Our Mission

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, insurance, law, music, non-profit, restaurant and other industries. BrEpic clients have appeared in the New York Times, Crain's New York, Forbes Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Daily Herald, The Atlantic Magazine, Pioneer Press, 22nd Century Media, Patch and DNAinfo, plus on CBS New York-TV, ABC Chicago-TV, CBS Chicago-TV, WGN-TV, WCIU-TV, WGN-Radio, CBS Chicago-Radio, 670 The Score-Radio, WIND-AM and numerous other media outlets across the country.



"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." - Jeanne Warsaw-Gazga, Founding President, MeMA-Music, former marketing director, Virgin Records, and a BrEpic client

"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." - Ashleigh Wayland, Communications Officer, LISC Chicago, a BrEpic client

"Justin has a wide and diverse knowledge and experience base, which he deploys seamlessly and passionately to get results.” - Mike Dorfman, CEO/President of Trick Percussion Products, Inc., and a BrEpic client

"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." - Bruno Abate, owner of Tocco restaurant, founder of Recipe For Change and a BrEpic client

"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." - Roger Germann, 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." - Shalom Klein, founder of Jewish B2B Networking and radio host of Get Down To Business on AM 560

"Justin has his fingers on the pulse of what is trending, what is cool, and what makes people want to engage with a brand." - Karen Firsel, owner of Jar Bar restaurant and former producer at MSNBC, CNN and 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 and 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." - Vinay Mullick, Regional Executive Director at UpMetrics and 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." - Lilia Chacon, Journalist, PR and 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." - Paul Biasco, owner of Quiote restaurant and 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." - David Jakubiak, 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." - Daniel Poneman, entrepreneur, community organizer, NBA player agent

"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." - Leon Dash, Pulitzer Prize winner at the Washington Post and journalism professor at University of Illinois