Who we are

We are a posse of talented writers, editors, publicists, videographers, designers, and illustrators.

Here are some of the people who can help make your communications projects successful.

Dylan Tweney, Writer and Editor

Photo by Michael O'Donnell
Photo by Michael O’Donnell

Dylan Tweney is the founder and president of Tweney Media, and he oversees and edits all of the content projects we produce.

The former editor-in-chief of VentureBeat, he is also a former Wired editor and an award-winning tech journalist.

At VentureBeat, he managed a global news team of more than a dozen staff journalists and many freelancers from 2011-2015. During that period, the editorial staff doubled, while the site’s audience more than quadrupled, from 1.5 million to 6.5 million monthly visitors. He continues to publish occasional pieces on VentureBeat and on LinkedIn, where he is followed by almost 300,000 people.

Previously, he led Wired’s publication’s gadget and business blogs to record growth. Prior to that, he worked at three different content startups and wrote widely read columns for national magazines Business 2.0 and InfoWorld.

Here’s Dylan’s personal blog. He’s dylan20 on Twitter.

Amy Castor, Writer and Editor

Amy Castor, Castor Communications

Amy Castor is a versatile writer with two decades’ experience covering technology for companies big and small, and for a variety of publications, including Design News, Mass High Tech, ProgrammableWeb, Venture Beat, and others.

As a freelance writer, she’s covered a range of topics, including big data, analytics, APIs, virtual reality, and more.

She started her career at Xerox, later worked for PTC writing about computer-aided design, and now, based out of Cambridge, MA, runs her own show, helping tech companies across the country translate their vision into words.

Visit Castor Communications on the web.

Bill Lessard, Media Relations and PR

Bill Lessard

Author, entrepreneur, and media maven Bill Lessard has executed thousands of successful media campaigns. He loves startups and big companies that think like startups.

His clients have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Bloomberg News, NPR, the Washington Post and thousands of other mainstream and specialty outlets. He loves what he does for a living. He only works with people who feel the same way.

His writing has been featured in Wired, NPR, McSweeney’s and the San Francisco Chronicle. He co-authored two books about working in the age of the Internet. He has been profiled by PBS NewsHour, the BBC, the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Wired and NPR.

He enjoys teaching PR workshops to startup founders. He curates tech tours of NYC and San Francisco, drawing upon his 20+ years in the technology industry.

Visit www.prwithbrains.com for more information.

Annaliza Savage, Multimedia Producer and Writer

photo of Annaliza Savage by Clay Enos

Annaliza Savage is an award winning film, video and multimedia producer as well as writer. She works with Bay Area start ups, established corporate clients, non profits and well known media outlets. She has created video and written articles for a variety of clients including Reuters, The Guardian UK, The Daily Beast, and Wired as well as corporate clients including Kleiner-Perkins, Dialpad, Deutsche Bank and Unilever.

Before launching her freelance career Savage was the Head of Video and Multimedia at Wired, producing award winning video segments and podcasts. Previously she was show producer/script writer for Cranky Geeks with John Dvorak, and Series Producer/Director for Gamespot TV and Extended Play for TechTV.

Savage also produced and directed the documentaries ‘Unauthorized Access’ about the early days of computer hacking, and the award winning experimental multimedia documentary ‘Creating the Nebula’ for the Web, iPhone and iPad.

Visit savage.net for more information and videos.