The Native Society Magazine recently profiled the founder of Macias PR. Here are some excerpts from that interview, giving you a little more insight into the personal side of Mark Macias.
- “…when I left CBS, I didn’t have a golden parachute. But I did have a laptop, invaluable experience with the media, and a stronger desire to succeed…. That energy took me through those poor times when I was eating cold pizza and freezing in my apartment because the heating was so expensive. But I plowed through – and I learned that if you are talented and work hard, you will succeed over time if you combine that with perseverance.”
- “Many TV producers find it difficult to transition from network to local TV because of the pace and daily grind. It’s similar with PR and agency work. You are constantly pushing a client to the media, selling a reporter, speaking with new potential clients, assuring current clients. It’s emotional, but I think if you genuinely love people, you will love the connection that comes with PR.”
- “I tell the team all the time, we want to be the smartest PR firm out there. I have no desire to create a global empire and become the largest. I just want the industry to see us as the best when it comes to strategy.”
Macias PR was named the 2016 “Financial PR Firm of the Year – USA” and the 2015 “PR Consultant Firm of the Year – USA” by Finance Monthly. We have launched and led media campaigns for clients in healthcare, finance, tech and the nonprofit sectors. The founder of Macias PR – Mark Macias – is a former Executive Producer with NBC and Senior Producer with CBS in New York. He is also a PR contributor with CNBC, providing media analysis, insight and crisis advice on timely business topics.