Client Case Study – Compliance Service Sector Industry

Many PR campaigns require a component of compliance, including campaigns for elected officials, healthcare and financial. MACIAS PR has run media campaigns in those regulated industries. We’ve also launched media campaigns for one of the country’s largest compliance firms. Blue River Partners is based in Dallas with offices across the country. The firm approached us with help introducing their firm to fund managers via the media. It was a very targeted B2B need.

MACIAS PR worked closely with the partners to identify stories of interest. We identified thought leadership angles that helped grow their brand via the media. The Wall Street Journal, International Business Times, New York Post, Fox Business and others are just a few of the business media that covered their company.

In addition to the media coverage, MACIAS PR also organized a hedge fund and private equity forum in New York that brought together fund managers from the alternative space. We organized the event, generated publicity and helped track the attendees for future business leads.

The founding partner of the firm spoke on the panel about emerging trends he is seeing in the alternative industry. The forum was covered by the hedge fund trade publication – All About Alpha.

You can see more of our work for this compliance firm by clicking here.

ABOUT MACIAS PR

Finance Monthly named MACIAS PR the 2017-2020 Strategic PR Firm of the Year, and PR Firm of the Year. This was the third year in a row that Finance Monthly recognized our firm. The founder – Mark Macias – is a former Executive Producer with NBC and Senior Producer with CBS in New York. He’s a PR contributor with Entrepreneur and Forbes, providing media analysis, insight and crisis advice. City & State Magazine named him a 2024 top Political PR Player in New York.

Client Case Study – Private Equity Firm Commercial Real Estate

MACIAS PR launched a media, branding and crowd funding campaign for a private equity firm that needed help raising capital for their commercial real estate projects.

The PE firm had specific goals. They needed help funding their real estate projects in Arizona, Long Island and Ohio, and they wanted to target accredited investors. Equally important, the PR firm didn’t have a CMO or marketing team. MACIAS PR worked closely with their CEO to conceptualize story lines, identify media outlets and markets, and pitch reporters.

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Press Conferences – How to Prepare for the Media

By Mark Macias

Earlier this week, President-elect Donald Trump gave his first press conference since the election. It was a big event for journalists since many news organizations haven’t been able to directly ask him questions regarding investigative stories they were pursuing.

During my time with NBC and CBS, I covered many press conferences from politicians, CEOs and celebrities. Now, as the owner of this PR firm, I have also organized and coached many executives on how to deal with the media.

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Macias PR Named Top PR Firm of the Year

By Mark Macias

We aren’t even in the 4th quarter yet, but 2016 has already been a great year for Macias PR.

Finance Monthly just selected Macias PR as the 2016 “Financial PR Firm of the Year – USA.” We are the only public relations firm in the USA honored with this award, and recognized for the second year in a row.

So how did we get it?

I like to say that this isn’t some made up PR award given by other publicists. This award was given by the people who matter most in the world of PR – journalists, researchers and clients. Without clients, we don’t have a business; without journalists, we don’t have media placements; without researchers, in-depth reporting doesn’t exist. All of these people were part of the selection process in naming Macias PR the firm of the year.

How Finance Monthly Identified the PR Firm of the Year

Researchers with Finance Monthly applied a 10-point criterion in selecting the best firms in legal, accounting, public relations, consulting and asset management across Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America and the Middle East. Other big names honored with the award in other sectors include: KPMG for Taxation Firm of the Year, UBS Wealth Management for Investment Firm of the Year, Deloitte for Business Outsourcing Firm of the Year and China Bank for Banking and Finance Firm of the Year.

And then you have Macias PR – the scrappy PR firm that lives with the motto we must out-think and out-work the competition. We might be smaller than the larger firms, but we are more hungry – especially around 12:30pm EST when we go to lunch as a team.

Public relations is competitive, especially in New York. Every year, agencies are forced to merge or shrink in size as the competition gets tougher. But Finance Monthly described it best how public relations is changing. In their profile story on Macias PR, which you can read here, they wrote:

The world of financial public relations is changing rapidly as new regulation and technology disrupt the finance industry.

The outdated PR business model of writing a press release and distributing it on the newswires no longer ensures media coverage like it did a decade ago. In most cases, a press release today doesn’t even land your business in the news section of Google.

Despite this industry change, most PR firms continue to stick with the outdated approach of writing and distributing press releases. They rarely bring creativity and innovation that is desperately needed in finance, but there is one public relations firm in New York that is completely revolutionizing the world of financial PR.

And that public relations firm is Macias PR.

While these awards hopefully bring an extra sense of confidence with our firm’s ability, what ultimately matters most is what I said at the end of this Finance Monthly article, “I have no desire to become the biggest PR firm in the world or USA. I just want to be the best.”

 

PR Firm of the Year – Finance Monthly Award

By Mark Macias

New York City is full of energy, and it’s a driving force behind Macias PR. Manhattan gives our team close proximity to journalists, it ignites fresh ideas daily and keeps us in the center of the media capital of the world.

Yes – the city can be challenging at times, but like any other game, the spirit around you tends to lift you and take you to a more competitive level. Here’s a look at the City that inspires us and continues to take Macias PR to higher levels.

The energy from New York City is part of why 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.

Top PR Firm of the Year – USA

By Mark Macias

New York City is an artist’s muse and for creative publicists, it’s equally inspiring. Our team put this video together to showcase our home – the place where we work around the clock to make sure your business gets the attention it deserves.

Here’s a glimpse at why Macias PR was named the 2015 and 2016 Firm of the Year by Finance Monthly.