In 1998, T.J. Connolly was nearing the
end of a decade as vice president for External Affairs for Time
Warner Cable, then known as Paragon Cable and the nation’s
seventh largest cable system. As a seasoned business manager,
Connolly recognized that a current void existed for a public relations
firm specializing in message management and he felt it was an
appropriate time to establish such firm in San Antonio.
Connolly envisioned a small-to-mid-sized
office of public relations, advertising and marketing specialists
who provide the full spectrum of creative communications for clients
in a variety of industries.
In 1998, he opened Connolly & Company
with a telephone, two computers, a secretary and a client that
was negotiating a deal with a telecommunications giant. From the
beginning, the plan was to grow a small but versatile staff, avoiding
the bureaucracy and inefficiency of a large, impersonal agency.
Today Connolly & Company’s dynamic
staff service clients in telecommunications, commercial real estate
development, healthcare, law, manufacturing, hospitality, tourism
and banking clients – among many others.