We are a fully integrated marketing and communications company, but we are really in the talent business. We are only as good as the people we hire and the skills they bring to our partners. People drive our creativity. They drive our innovation. They drive our partners’ business.
Which is why we invest so heavily in their training and development. We do this by sending our teams to industry conferences and training seminars all over the country. But we also believe stimulus from outside our industry can push people to think differently. So we encourage our teams to volunteer, become advocates for causes they believe in and be the change they want to see in our communities. By encouraging and indulging their passions we believe they can bring perspectives from outside our industry to drive innovation in our work here at Tierney.
We encourage activism and engagement with the community and believe it benefits the overall productivity of our business. Our team members are actively engaged in supporting various causes through board membership, volunteerism, in-kind advertising and marketing communications services. These causes range from homelessness, LGBTQ rights, women’s issues, prison reform, mentoring at-risk youth, voting rights, the arts, cultural organizations and education.
Over the years Tierney and our employees have been leaders in the community by sitting on boards, being neighborhood activists, and donating personal and company time to organizations that matter to us. We have helped women build their personal brands through the first-ever social media hub at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women. We’ve partnered with local newspapers to get out and vote. We’ve turned New York City into a virtual art gallery to drive awareness of the value of urban reforestation, and we’ve even designed a custom line of sneakers to celebrate the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia with proceeds benefitting a running organization that helps homeless people find structure in their lives. We helped celebrate the centennial of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway by collaborating with a public art installation, and we’ve helped to raise awareness of racial inequality within the LGBTQ community by working with the city of Philadelphia to evolve the iconic rainbow pride flag. We even honored Pope Francis on his historic visit to Philadelphia, by designing “Popesicles,” with all of the proceeds donated to the Trevor project. We are also very proud to say that our employee participation rate for The United Way Campaign has been 100% for the last 10 years.
Passion is at the heart of what we do. Both for our clients and for ourselves. We believe when people feel empowered and fulfilled in their personal and civic lives they are more productive in their work lives. That personal satisfaction can drive thinking that is new and inspired which pushes them to be their best self and produce their best work, and our clients reap the benefits of that diversity of thought. We believe that innovation comes from passionate employees who not only want to make a difference in the work they do but also the world they live in.
We work creatively each and every day knowing that with creativity comes change, and we believe within each of us—there is the power to inspire curiosity.