April 17, 2020



Hi, I'm Brendan.

I'm a writer, editor, and social media manager based in Chicago. I am the Social Media Manager for recording artists The Hold Steady and Craig Finn, and I have contributed to Noisey and Men’s Journal. I also founded the blog Obviate Media in 2006, am the Digital Content Strategist for a workplace safety organization, overseeing social media and the company's digital media plan.

I graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a focus in magazine writing. I have previously worked at U.S. Cellular and Apple, and I interned at Flavorpill when I lived in New York City.

I’m passionate about engaging users on social media, and I enjoy finding solutions to the challenges of building community, fostering connections and increasing brand recognition. I see enormous value in establishing a voice, and interacting with followers. Offline, I enjoy continuing that connection with users as well.