Harry Hallman’s Business Biography

Harry Hallman business career started at age 25 when he and a partner co-founded Photo Communications Corp. in Philadelphia. The company went from two employees in 1970 to 35 in 1979 and became the premier event production company in the city. The following is a compilation of Hallman’s experience starting with the present.


CEO, Octane Interactive, LLC
September 2005– Present

Hallman provides the Internet and social media marketing consultation and implementation (SEO, SEM, and PPC) that help brands engage their target consumers and clients online and participate in the ongoing conversation in a relevant and meaningful way. He monitor’s the ever-changing Internet and social media landscape and presents timely recommendations for his clients’ involvement. Hallman focuses on methods that add value to the consumer experience while exposing the brand’s message in a natural manner. His clients include business to business and business to consumer companies.

Bill Hallman Inc Stock Holder and Marketing
January 1990 – Present

Bill Hallman, Inc. (Harry’s son) is an apparel design and retail organization operating in Atlanta Georgia. Harry Hallman is an advisor and provides marketing and advertising services.

HIP Inc. (Hallman Interactive Productions) Founder and CEO
1996 – 2005

Seeing that digital media was the future Hallman founded Hallman Interactive Productions. In the beginning,  HIP, Inc. created CD-ROM based programs and quickly started to build websites and other online marketing as the use of the Internet grew. Clients included CNN, Cartoon Network, TBS, BellSouth (AT&T), GlaxoWelcome, and many others.

Corporate Media Communications Founder and CEO
1981 – 1995 (14 years)

After selling his stake in Photo Communications, Hallman took over the Atlanta office of PCC and founded Corporate Media Communications. The fledgling office was just one-year-old at the time and had two employees. Within the first year of operation as CMC, the company became the preeminent event and video production company in Atlanta. In three years the company included marketing and advertising services and worked with the city’s largest organizations including AT&T, BellSouth, IBM, First Union Bank, Equifax, Hitachi, Honda, Star Enterprises (Texaco), and many others.

Photo Communications Corp Co-Founder and CEO
January 1971 – July 1981 Greater Philadelphia Area

After his four-year commitment to the United States Air Force and two tours in Vietnam, in 1966 Hallman became the Chief Medical Photographer for The University of PA’s Vet School. Aside from normal photographic work Hallman also provided support for scientific research programs including Leukemia Research.

In 1970 Hallman and a partner founded Photo Communications Corp. in Philadelphia and provided the city’s largest companies with audio-visual and photographic services. Within three years PCC had become the largest provider of audio-visuals programs and corporate events. Clients included AT&T, Honeywell, Sperry Univac, Opinion Research, McNeil Pharmaceuticals and many others.

Mercy Row Series of Novels
Author of the Fiction Crime Novel Series Mercy Row (www.mercyrow.com)

Mercy Row, Mercy Row Clann, and Mercy Row Retribution are novels about the fictional account of an Irish family in the Kensington section of Philadelphia and their rise to the most powerful organized crime family in Philadelphia. The first book, Mercy Row, reveals the beginning of the gang in the 1920 and ’30s. Mercy Row Clann takes place in 1943 and 1944 during World War 2. The third book, Mercy Row Retribution, covers a period starting in 1967 through to 1975. Integrated into the story are glimpses of the War in Vietnam.

All three books are available on Amazon.com (http://tinyurl.com/l2ku9hf) in eBook and paperback, as well as on www.Audible.com in Audio format.