Client Absorbs Tierney’s Pr Shop

Longtime ad executive Brian Tierney and his partners are folding their 6-month-old PR shop, T2, into their client Advanta, which issues credit cards to small businesses. Tierney left Tierney Communications, the Philadelphia agency he founded in 1989, last year and launched T2 in January. He will serve as vice chairman at Advanta. T2 partner Eric Hollreiser joins as chief communications officer, while partners Maureen Garrity, Maxene Fernstrom and Alison Grove join as vice presidents.