A short history of Technically Media

April 2013 — The third annual Philly Tech Week Presented by AT&T welcomes more than 20,000 people.

March 2013 — Launch Technical.ly, which brings together our network of local tech news

October 01, 2012 — First day at our University City newsroom.

September 20-30, 2012 — Held inaugural Baltimore Innovation Week.

June 2012 — Launched Technically Baltimore.

April 2012 — Held second annual Philly Tech Week.

December 2011 — Hired first non-founding reporter.

April 2011 — Held inaugural Philly Tech Week.

January 24, 2011Announced Philly Tech Week.

January 5, 2011 – First day at our Center City newsroom.

December 22, 2010 – Soft launch of Constitution Daily.

December 6, 2010 – Second full-time employee.

December 2010Submitted Cobblestone to Knight News Challenge.

October 6, 2010 – First Switch Philly. Also the night of Roy Halladay’s post season no-hitter.

June 25, 2010 – First full-time employee.

November 2009 – Submitted News Inkubator to Knight News Challenge.

Sept 2009 – Sold our first advertisement. And there was much rejoicing.

April 22, 2009 – Hosted first BarCamp NewsInnovation.

Feb 9, 2009 – Created Technically Philly, company based in Frankford.

2006 – 2008 – All three Technically Media founders meet at The Temple News while in college.

Why We’re Here

Technically Media is an online publishing strategy firm.

We are best known for our local technology news sites, including Technically Philly and Technically Baltimore, which are largely funded by Philly Tech Week and Baltimore Innovation Week, respectively, in addition to other events.

Additionally and separately from our independent editorial work, we have taking lessons on building audience elsewhere.

Our consulting work focuses on the building better audiences through content, editorial and social media strategy, in addition to innovating news in revenue and engagement.

Our mission is empowering, expanding and bolstering new and existing content creators and instilling an understanding of authentic audience growth with the journalistic ethics of transparency. At heart, we are journalists.

Simply we build better audiences.

What We Do

Founded in February 2009, TM’s small, focused, innovative team operates in two broad and related functions: content and editorial strategy.

Technical.ly — Our flagship work is with Technnical.ly, a local technology news network that launched in 2009 with Technically Philly. The  mission is to make cities better through technology. (Read more about our journalism projects.)

Consulting — Our client work focuses on web publishing, primarily in editorial and social strategy. (Read more about our consulting work.)

Where We Do

Though proudly based in Philadelphia, our work brings us elsewhere. Contact us if you’re interested in hearing more, or try filling out our Project Planner.

Because of our passions, we also help organize the local ONA and Content Strategy Meetup groups.

Technically Media Inc. is an incorporated business in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Officially based in the Fishtown neighborhood, we have offices in Center City Philadelphia.

Founding Partners

Technically Media was founded in 2009 by three young journalists, with backgrounds in technology, business and work-flow innovation.

Brian James Kirk | brian@technicallymedia.com


Lives: Point Breeze, South Philadelphia.
Philosophy: Don’t talk about it; do it.
Twitter: @brianjameskirk
When you see Brian ask him about: Early 90’s punk rock / biking / coffee.

Kirk, a co-founder, handles business development, marketing and product development for the Technical.ly network, developing new partnerships, building brand identity and coordinating events and projects. He manages efforts like Philly Tech Week and Connect Philly. Kirk is a graphic designer at heart, responsible for making sure that even the company’s spreadsheets are pretty. In his spare time, he’s actively seeking the best bar in South Philly.

Christopher Wink | chris@technicallymedia.com


Lives: Fishtown, Philadelphia.
Philosophy: No judging in brainstorming.
Twitter: @christopherwink
When you see Chris ask him about: Philadelphia politics.

Christopher Wink is a co-founder and full-time partner with Technically Media, where he is editor of the Technical.ly local technology news network. He writes regularly about news innovation and best business practices on his blog here. In his free time, the bicyclist commuter contributes to hyperlocal news site NEast Philly and launched the Story Shuffle story series.

Sean Blanda | sean@technicallymedia.com

Lives: South Philadelphia.
Philosophy: Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the finished.
Twitter: @seanblanda
When you see Sean ask him about: The Philadelphia Eagles.

Co-founder Blanda transitioned out of day-to-day company responsibilities in May 2012. In his three years with the company, he led IT for the company, venture capital coverage for Technically Philly and was project manager for client National Constitution Center.

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