We’re consultants, strategists, storytellers, problem solvers, planners, creators and advisors.
What sets us apart is our experience, our expertise, and our approach. We know that communications strategies and challenges shouldn’t be siloed but instead integrated into every aspect of the business to support the end goals. We love telling stories and helping other people figure out how to tell theirs. And we like our clients–as consultants we get to spend a lot of time hanging out with clients, getting to know who they are and what makes their company tick or tock. We value those long term relationships, some of which extend back 30 years. Get to know some of our clients.
We’ve lived life in businesses like yours—meaning we don’t have agency tunnel vision. We’ve worked in-house for Fortune 200’s and innovative start-ups. We’ve been responsible for meeting business objectives and managing the bottom line. And we’ve developed programs that have attracted and retained large audiences. Communications isn’t just something we majored in—it’s what we’ve used to create solutions to very real business challenges. That’s why we work as a consultancy and not an agency—our holistic approach as consultants means we work with you to understand your overarching business objectives, not just your marketing or promotional plans.
What got us here
Mike started in radio and television before he graduated from high school and was a television executive by age 24. Mike was an executive producer of the evening news, live sports (including Super Bowls), live political coverage, documentaries and even a Papal visit. He moved from the production suite to the C-Suite when he joined the Tribune Company, where he launched the nation’s largest regional 24-hour cable news channel. He was the first person to introduce cameras into the print newsroom, at Knight Ridder, and has consulted for the BBC, CBS, Fox and the CPB.Prior to launching Bridge View Media, Mike created both a venture capital fund and a strategic advisory firm that worked with consumer products, online education, finance and technology firms. He also served as President of an international online learning company and has extensive expertise in both curriculum and instructional design for both profit and non-profit organizations. In his free time Mike golfs, cooks, collects wine, shepards his dogs and stays glued to the TV whenever the Saints or LSU are playing. Link In with Mike.
Nora is passionate about story. She launched the first online film site in 1998 (The Bit Screen), as an experiment in emerging digital cinema and interactive narratives. She went on to innovate and produce a number of ground-breaking online narrative projects including the first live online film mix, with artists in Quebec, Paris, Philadelphia and Mexico City; and the first global, collaborative film production via the Internet 2, with students in China, Brazil, Sweden, Seattle, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and Philadelphia. She has served on a number of film juries and published about narrative structures. She has written for the Wall St. Journal, Forbes, Reuters and has contributed to several books.
Nora has also written extensively about how to leverage the strategy of story in business communications. She leads executive communications and story skills workshops, coaching speakers for live events and town halls. In her free time Nora cycles, plants trees for the City of Philadelphia, re-reads John Le Carre novels, explores medieval history and adds to her collection of conversant languages. Link in with Nora.
About our clients
Our clients come from the worlds of tech, biotech, pharma, online learning, finance, media and manufacturing. Learn more here.