MACIAS PR was founded in 2009 by a former Executive Producer with NBC and Senior Producer with CBS in New York. Journalists and marketing peers consistently rank MACIAS PR as one of the best PR Agencies based on our results.
Over the years, MACIAS PR has launched publicity, media and branding campaigns for companies from all industries. We’ve worked with boot-strapped startups as well as established international brands, securing publicity with the most influential news publications. We have client case studies in several industries, detailing these campaigns.
Our clients always work with an experienced media strategist. We don’t pawn you off to a junior account executive. And as a boutique PR firm, our communications process is streamlined, while our execution is hyper-focused.
PR Awards – Earned by MACIAS PR
Marketing peers named MACIAS PR the Strategic PR Firm of the Year from 2017-2020. As part of the selection process, marketing and PR professionals reviewed media campaigns promoted by our agency.
Finance Monthly also named MACIAS PR the 2015-2017 Financial PR Firm of the Year. And in 2021, City & State Magazine named our founder a Top 50 Political PR Power player in New York.
It seems like there is new speculation everyday when it comes to media mergers. If you’re looking to get your brand in front of these media outlets, you really have to pay attention because it does impact the way publicists sell stories.
I recently wrote a story for Forbes on this topic, which you can read here. If you’re short on time, I’ll give you a quick summary.
This new alignment of media conglomerates has a huge impact on the overall news industry and the way publicists sell stories to reporters.
Back in 2003, I was Executive Producer with NBC at the time of the Telemundo acquisition. Many of my Hispanic colleagues said the new acquisition would create a stronger news force for our community.
We would have the power of NBC behind us — they said — giving us more journalists to pursue stories in our community. Sadly, I predicted it wouldnt work like that and today we can see the results. Emails for the Telemundo news department have been converted to nbcuni.com addresses. And the news desks in New York for NBC and Telemundo are combined into one desk.
News organizations need to turn a profit. And the larger organizations that have shareholders are even more beholden to the bottom line. Many business owners tell me why the media has a responsibility to do certain stories. And many times, I agree.
But capitalism ranks higher than journalism based on my media experience. If the news story doesn’t generate an audience, it’s unlikely to move forward.
This is one of the strategies behind our agency. We look for that commercial angle before we pitch any reporter.
If you want to learn more, you can read my Forbes article that gives you more background on this topic. I elaborate on what publicists need to do to stand out in this new world.
ABOUT MACIAS PR
Marketing peers named MACIAS PR the 2017-2020 Strategic PR Firm of the Year. In 2015, 2016 and 2017, Finance Monthly named MACIAS PR the Financial PR Firm of the Year. The founder – Mark Macias – is a former Executive Producer with NBC and Senior Producer with CBS in New York. City & State Magazine named him a PR Political Power Player in 2021.
Forbes recently reached out to me and 14 other entrepreneurs, asking for some insight on 2021 customer behavior trends. What are the big trends we anticipate this year?
There were some interesting predictions in the article, which you can read here. If you’re short on time, I’ll break down the trends that I think are most valuable in this article. I’ll start with my advice that I offered Forbes.
If you do any research on the different PR newswires, it’s very easy to believe that their distribution lists will lead to coverage. Unfortunately, that’s a bit misleading from my perspective from inside the media.
Yes, many of these news organizations will publish your press release, but it’s less likely people will find it. In addition, Google is picking up fewer of these press releases.
I wrote a story in Forbes that was published today – Do press releases lead to media coverage? You can read the story to get a deeper assessment on when press releases are more effective. Here’s a shorter version of that content to help you understand when press releases can work.
Content marketing is critical to search engines. If you’re doing it wrong, you don’t exist to consumers since they won’t see you on searches.
Lately, I’ve been receiving a lot of emails from companies and brands, asking if they can publish their content on MACIAS PR. I suspect they see our great SEO and appearance on the first page of Google, so they want to join our party.
That is not effective content marketing for both the brand and your SEO. Don’t let other companies or brands leverage your blog.
Unless you’re a huge company, like Starbucks, your blog should be devoted solely to your brand. Don’t create clutter or confusion to your readers.
Business owners always ask me how can they measure the ROI of PR. The question inspired a recent thought leadership article I wrote for Forbes, which you can read here.
Contrary to what many business owners and entrepreneurs think, you can measure an effective PR campaign. Here are 5 approaches that I broke down in my Forbes article. You can read that article if you’d like to hear more in-depth on these approaches.
I didn’t want to give the obvious, so I thought about my own clients and mistakes I’ve seen them make over the years. Here’s what I told Forbes.
“The CEO is a crucial component for any successful branding campaign. Think Jobs, Musk, Zuckerberg—you know their companies. I’ve worked with a lot of brands that don’t like to use their CEO in the media and I don’t understand it. Any CEO must be receptive to speaking with the media, discussing business trends and thought leadership with reporters. The best publicists know how to leverage the CEO.”
Leverage Your CEO with Branding
A few years, our agency worked with a digital health brand that didn’t want to give us access to their CEO. I understand the CEO is likely busy, but the corporate gate-keepers actually made our job more difficult. How could we identify trends or position the brand as a leader if we weren’t given access to any of this insight?
I tried to share my concerns with their marketing team but they assured me the CEO didn’t want to speak with the media. Making this even more frustrating, their biggest competitor was leveraging their CEO for an IPO.
Don’t make that mistake. If you’re CEO, leverage that title and experience for media coverage. I understand if the CEO is shy, but the top sales guy needs to be over-exposed with the media.
Finance Monthly named MACIAS PR the 2017-2020 Strategic PR Firm of the Year, and PR Firm of the Year. Our founder – Mark Macias – is a former Executive Producer with NBC and Senior Producer with CBS in New York. He’s also a PR contributor with CNBC and Forbes, providing media analysis, insight and crisis advice on timely business topics.
There are several rules that MACIAS PR applies to every campaign we launch. I can’t elaborate on every critical factor but I will elaborate on the one rule from our playbook that delivers results.
News editorial. Our editorial strategy comes straight from the newsroom. As an Executive Producer with NBC and Senior Producer with CBS, I had a close-up leadership role in determining news placements. Our team – regardless of role – always applies these principals to our strategy and execution.
Here’s a closer look at the Top 10 Reasons why your business will get better results by turning to MACIAS PR. This list isn’t a sales pitch. If you read closely, you’ll see it’s an objective approach, just like the news media requires.
Before I introduce my clients to a reporter, I always try to research the journalist’s background to get a better idea of their experience. It reveals more insight for my communication style with them.
NEW YORK, September 29, 2020 – The top tech and healthcare PR agency — MACIAS PR — has released its Q3 media report, detailing the media coverage it secured for clients from July to September 2020.
In the third quarter, MACIAS PR secured national news stories, several local TV segments and online features that reached some of the biggest news organizations across the globe, including the New York Times, Politico, The Independent, The Hill, San Francisco Chronicle, and the UK Daily Express.
In September, MACIAS PR secured a front page story with the New York Times that featured an artist and political activist who is using his art to empower voters. The international newspapers, The Independent and the Daily Express in the UK, also ran several features on the activist who secretly recorded President-elect Trump during a meeting with civil rights leaders in January 2017.
Mark Macias, the founder of the firm, says all of these media placements came during COVID when traditional news stories were harder to place.
“Much of the media is hyper focused on the upcoming elections and COVID, yet we were able to find creative ways to help our clients stand out,” said Macias. “This media exposure is even more influential for our clients where consumers are constantly searching for updates. This is a captivated consumer during COVID, so news is even more powerful.”