Strategic Communications Advisors
25 Hits is a marketing communications firm that supports leaders of organizations as they navigate through the challenges that could prevent them from reaching their goals.
Wonder why we have such an interesting name? It’s because a washed-up catcher in the Carolina League showed us that you don’t get from the minors to the big leagues overnight. True success takes hard work and persistence to earn that “one extra flare … a gork … a ground ball with eyes … just one more dying quail a week” needed to get where you want to go. That’s why we wake up with a passion to help our clients get a little better each day…
For executives who don’t have a background in marketing and communications, we are strategic advisors who can help them evaluate their broader business decisions through a communications lens.
For marketing and communications leaders inside an organization, we support their teams, we help fill gaps, we leverage decades of relationships and bring an outside voice to their internal conversations.
For startups and growing brands, we bring knowledge, relationships and expertise to an area that isn’t a strength until they have the resources to staff accordingly.
Great brands foster emotional connections with their customers. They make products or services that enhance the lives of their customers every day. Like great sports teams, brands have fans that tell their story and support them when they fail. We help great brands tell their story in good times and repair fractured relationships when times are tough.
We polished the stories of great brands in:
QUICK SERVICE RESTAURANTS
Sports organizations are experts at telling the story of the action on the field, but as they evolve into billion-dollar brands and community assets, their exposure to broader audiences leave many organizations in need of additional support.
We crafted compelling stories for:
COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENTS
EQUIPMENT & APPAREL BRANDS
The world of academia works differently than the rest of society. A campus is a kingdom unto itself and communicating in and around the ecosystem of a higher education institution takes patience and experience. We help institutional leaders effectively communicate to audiences inside and outside the academy.
We served on the campuses of:
COLLEGES WITHIN THE INSTITUTION
25 Hits is led by Bryan Harris, a 20+ year veteran in the communications field who has led complex and high-profile communications programs for industry-leading sports organizations, consumer brands, higher education institutions and public sector projects.
Prior to founding 25 Hits, he spent 17 years at Jackson Spalding, one of the nation’s leading marketing communications firms. In his time there, he led their sports and crisis practices, while serving as an advisor on many corporate accounts. He still serves as a strategic partner of the agency on key accounts where his relationships and expertise are needed.
Bryan has led outreach for high-profile sports properties like the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons, College Football Hall of Fame, ESPN/SEC Network, UGA Athletic Association, LakePoint Sports, Mizuno and many others. He has also helped manage media relations for marquee events including the College Football Playoff National Championship, MLS All Star Game, Super Bowl LIII, U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and multiple PGA TOUR-sanctioned events (RSM Classic, TOUR Championship, Mitsubishi Electric Classic and Stadion Classic at UGA).
In addition to his sports work, Bryan has led communications programs for higher education institutions, (University of Mississippi, University of Georgia), complex public sector communications programs (Gwinnett County Government, Atlanta Public Schools, Midtown Connector Park) and corporate brands (Chick-fil-A, Publix, Cricket Wireless and Google). He also managed crisis communications across many client sectors, helping companies of all sizes prepare for and manage though sensitive and high-profile situations.
Bryan attended Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Ala., where he was a member of their nationally-ranked golf team before transferring to The University of Georgia to finish school. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Sports Studies with a minor in mass communications and a master’s from UGA’s Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication with an emphasis in political communication. He is still involved at UGA, where he helped launch their Sports Media Institute and has served as an adjunct professor since 2012, teaching a class each fall on sports communications. Bryan is a past chair of the Grady Society Alumni Board and now serves on the Grady College Board of Trust. He is a leader in the Atlanta sports community and serves on the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Sports Council. He also serves on the Board of Extra Special People, which provides transformative experiences for people with disabilities and their families.
Bryan and his wife Ashlea live in Athens, Ga. with their two children – Kyle Grace and Hannon.