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George McQuade III
Works at MAYO COMMUNICATIONS (MAYO PR)
Attended Western Washington University, Bellingham, Wa
Lives in Los Angeles, CA
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If you live in LA and you want to know how much of your taxpaying dollars are being spent on #LAHomelessness . Here's a great indepth article by #LATimes   #GaleHolland   #LAHomeless  
Los Angeles spends more than $100 million a year coping with homelessness, including as much as $87 million that goes to arrests, skid row patrols and mental health interventions, according to a report released Thursday.
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This talented violinist has no job has two kids and needs your help. If you shop at Trader Joe's in Woodland Hills at Fallbrook Mall buy his family some groceries tell a nightclub they should hire him he's very good what do you think? #WestHills   #Music    #ViolinistForHire  
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Fish in a bowl when it comes to looking for new business partners, clients or jobs.

#largesgtmixer
#business #ShrineAuditorium #businessnetworking  
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Just publish on Examiner. The inside story on America's Energy Revolution: "The Fracking Truth" by #ChrisFaulkner  
#TheFrackMaster   #oilandgas  
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HAPPY CATURDAY EVERONE. MAY THE FUR BE WITH YOU TODAY
#animalrescue #dogsandcats!
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Do you know what #Fracking  is? Do you want to know why a lot of people a moving to Texas for high paying jobs in #OilandGas  industry?
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#BreitlingEnergy   #ChrisFaulkner  knows his stuff and explains in laymen's terms. He rocks! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1IG71zFUtYakgnxh2sGfqQ 
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This is SoCal's fastest growing young professionals group and hightech connection. RSVP and see you there!

#SiliconBeachGoneSouth #SBYP #SILICONBEACHYOUNGPROFESSIONALS #LucasBean #curb #HybornHomemadeJewelry #GOOGLE #FACEBOOK #EventSPONSORS  
Please join us at Viceroy Thursday April 23rd from 6 to 9:00 PM Get A FREE RIDE to the Event 1. Download the Curb App 2. use PROMO CODE: SBYP15 for a $15 credit 3. Buy A VIP Ticket HERE Apple: DOWN...
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Be sure to check out and follow #PRFirmLA   #MAYOCommunications   #EntertainmentPublicity   #Movies   #Music   #RealityTv   #Crisis  
Los Angeles Public Relations firm with Social Media and Digital Public Relations services. Web Reputation Mgmt. Niche: "We don't guarantee media placement, we just get it!" Bloggers, websites.
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Music Giant Percy Sledge dead at 73. RIP.
#music #jazz
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An interesting read about #Fracking  in California and our water woes.

#FrackingInAmerica   #OilandGas   #CaliforniaDrought  
It's hard to argue that the amount of water fracking uses in the state counts as a major drought contributor.
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WOW...what a great idea to make us less foreign oil dependent!
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Reading LAT about PG&E HUGE fine for fed and state pipeline safety standards violations.
#WORKSAFETY
#PUC #UTILITY #PGE
California regulators approved a record $1.6-billion fine against the state's largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. , even as the new president of the Public Utilities Commission publicly questioned the company’s commitment to safety.
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Education
  • Western Washington University, Bellingham, Wa
    Journalism, history of Journalism, broadcast news, radio news, newswriting, creative writing, philosophy, sociology and public speaking. Worked on the air writing and delivering campus news on KUGS-FM and as a writer for campus newspaper KLIPSUN. Also, photoeditor for two years while attending school.
  • Crisis Management Schools, Ragan Communications, Corporate Communications
    Crisis communications and on camera exercise training. Became a national speaker after creating a one of a kind employee communications. Spoke at several Ragan Communications Corporate conferences and trade shows.
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George McQuade III is a Silicon Beach Young Professional (#SBYP) Board Member. McQuade solves media problems and simplifies complex things in #Corporate #government and #Nonprofit areas with #PR at http://MAYOPR.com
Introduction
         

I cofounded MAYO Communications in 1995, which has mushroomed into very successful international public relations agency based in LA, with offices in San Diego, New York. In my spare time, I currently write on LA Business Investment stories for the Examiner.com, about transportation, entertainment trends, TV shows, film and lifestyle news for Technorati.com. For the last decade I've written PR industry articles for the infamous Jack O’Dwyer PR Publications, http://odwyerpr.com, NY.

I serve on the Silicon Beach Young Professionals (YP) Board of Directors, one of the fastest growing groups in SoCal. Since January monthly attendance of entrepreneurs, startup CEOs and Investors has jumped 500%. The mixers are sponsored by #GOOGLE and #GODADDY EXAMINER: (http://goo.gl/UOzOqa) and TECHNORATI: (http://goo.gl/GFlbLC)   

I have scores of journalism, writing and photography awards, but the award I'm most proud of is the Medal of Valor, California State Firefighters Association for saving the life of a noted UCLA Medical Center doctor from his burning SUV following an early morning head-on crash. I was on my way to a crisis workshop in Century City, too.

I enjoy mentoring buddy PR and media pros and speak at local universities such as USC, UCLA and Loyola Marymount. I maintain dozens of blogs on every industry from business, entertainment to high tech and in social media, too. Some highlights are listed in the column on your right.

I really appreciate feedback and comments on my, and just this year started a new private group called Entertainment Publicists & Communicators (more) on Linkedin.com, which has grows at around two to three dozen new members a week at approaching 5,000 members in a short time. Only communicators can join.

Before public relations, I carved an award-winning TV and radio news career covering LA Riots, earthquakes, courts cops and LA City hall. I'm one of two of original writers on Today in LA Weekends, 1st 90 minute show on NBCLA. As a newsreporter my voice could be heard on KGIL Newstalk 1260 AM, on KFI 640 AM, KNX, CBS and NBC Mutual News. During the devastating earthquakes, wildfires and LA riots he worked as a news correspondent for NBC Mutual New, KNX, KRLA and KZLA FM radio stations.

My last decade of corporate communications and media relations jobs included: MAYO CommunicationsCerrell & Associates, Inc., and the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles. 

I grew up in Washington State. I obtained my Bachelors in Communications and Journalism (double major) at Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA.  I received  technical photography training as US Navy Photographer, (US Naval Schools of Photography, Pensacola, FL) and manned a military CIO and photo lab on base at  Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA. (Honorable discharge).

I'm past president and an active board member of the Entertainment Publicists Professional Society (EPPS) with chapters in New York and LA. I'm also a past board member and publicity committee chairman of Public Relations Society of America, LA Chapter. (PRSA).

If you need help with your PR or Social Media feel free to call my office: 818-340-5300. Pls follow me on www.Facebook.com/MAYOCommunications  on Twitter.com/gmcquade my blog @ MAYO PR and MAYO Communications. Mention you found me on GOOGLE+ and I will provide a free social media assessment of your company or site. One call does it all at 818-340-5300.

 

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George McQuade III has been awarded a Medal of Valor from the California State Firefighters Assn. and a hero award from Los Angeles City Council for rescuing a noted UCLA Medical Center cardiovascular radiologist from his burning SUV. Survived the recession and the Northridge Earthquake after it demolished McQuade's house.
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I’m a highly creative communications executive with 10+ culturally, diverse years of global experience covering brand management and reorganizations, media relations, public affairs, marketing, social media and community relations. I’m a trusted results-oriented leader and strategist who can influence various stakeholders and drive business performance. I possess the Golden Radio voice that commands attention in any presentation. I’ve successfully worked on some of the highest stakes media campaigns in the country and globally in corporate, government, hi-tech and nonprofit environments.
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Multimedia expert with advanced Government Relations, Social Media, Photography and media training skills. Blogger for several news blogs online. Crisis manager and national public speaker. Additionally, an award-winning former working member of the press (TV/radio news).
Employment
  • MAYO COMMUNICATIONS (MAYO PR)
    VICE PRESIDENT/GENERAL MANAGER/CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS, 2003 - present
    George McQuade III cofounded full service Los Angeles based public relations firm with offices in San Diego, New York, and Bern, Switzerland. Provided exceptional management and development oversight resulting in 110% business growth over 5 years and 50% growth during recession.  Globally branded Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation as the “Go To Think Tank” for all economic news, for 10+ years, under two CEO’s, doubling membership and boosting assets to $30+ million. Capturing global media: 2011-2012 LAEDC Economic Forecast . PRSA awards:”Best Media Placement (2 yrs in a row)”, “Best Education Campaign–Wal-Mart”.  Created the largest statewide media campaign (w/four former California governors), that resulted in the passing of California’s $20 billion “Prop B” transportation measure.  Revitalized PERI Software Solutions, Inc.’s corp. comm.. and (Newark, NJ) reputation management, keeping the company from suffering devastating loss from US Dept. of Labor multimillion dollar fines. Launched successful, national NARUC education campaign on smart Grid Tech. The Co. grew from $50 -$80 million, adding multimillion dollar SoCal utility contracts.
  • Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA)
    DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS/ MEDIA RELATIONS / GOVERNMENT RELATIONS at Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Los Angeles, California Public Relations and Communications, 2013 - 2015
    As head of communications, George McQuade III is also multimedia expert, who speaks to local civic groups, universities and Social Media panel workshops on media technology changes. George develops effective internal and external communications for LAHSA and manage media relations in the City of LA and Los Angeles County. Our team provides information to the public, the media, political stakeholders, nonprofit partners and agencies with a common goal to end homelessness. Following the Federal Strategic Plan, "Opening Doors", Los Angeles is prioritizing three key goals: 1-Ending chronic homelessness; 2- Preventing and ending homelessness among veterans and 3- Preventing and ending homelessness for families, youth and children. By advocating for better programs, funding and legislation at the federal, state and local levels, LAHSA will advance its mission to support, create and sustain solutions to homelessness in the City and County of Los Angeles. About the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) is a joint powers authority of the City and County of Los Angeles, created in 1993 to address the problems of homelessness in Los Angeles County. LAHSA is the lead agency in the HUD-funded Los Angeles Continuum of Care and coordinates and manages more than $80 million annually in federal, state, county and city funds for programs providing shelter, housing and services for homeless people. If you would like to volunteer for any of our LAHSA programs and for more info on LAHSA visit: http://www.lahsa.org. Media please call us at 213.225.4891 for the LAHSA Homeless Count, LAHSA events and stories about homelessness. We welcome your inquiries and we have experts for your talk shows and news segments and publications. We would love to add you to our media list, too thanks. gmcquade@lahsa.org. Blog at: http://lahsacommunications.org
  • CERRELL ASSOCIATES, INC.
    MEDIA DIRECTOR/ ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, 2001 - 2003
    I supervised all media campaigns for a two dozen accounts and a team of 40 employees at the oldest public affairs and lobbying firm in CA. Develop and nurtured relationships and communications with consumer media. Successfully placed cable news updates and cable legislation stories about Adelphia Cable and other related clients in various media outlets. Directed CAI's international media campaign for a Manco Duct Tape Wedding, just two weeks after 911, setting a worldwide record of 50 million viewers. Cerrell Chairman & CEO Hal Dash said, "The best publicity Stunt" at Cerrell (LABJ, MARCH 26, 2012). Prevented crisis at fur protests at Century City Shopping Ctr. Managed national crisis communications for Glaxo Smith Klein “Paxil” and Lead Paint Class Action Lawsuits Produced Global Crossing & Adelphia Cable Communications, MPAA. Increased media coverage and placement for all 50 clients by 40 percent.
  • HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES
    DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS, 1995 - 2000
    As the director of public relations at the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), George McQuade III managed public image, stakeholder partnerships and internal communications for HACLA board of directors and executive director. Developed and implemented public relations campaigns, resident relations and employee communications. He also handled all media and houisng resident campaigns for 24 housing projects, 1,500 employees. Turned housing protests into positive media hits with aggressive proactive campaigns, which attracted and resulted in multimillion dollar HUD grants. Dissuaded “CBS 60 Minutes” from doing a negative story after two Housing Authority of City of Los Angeles (HACLA) board members resigned under fire (“60 allegations of wrong doing”). International Business Communicators (IABC) and PRSA recognized stellar achievements in strategy with first place Awards for “Best Crisis Communication.” Also, “Best Media Placements.” Calif. State Firefighters Assn. handed me a Medal of Valor for rescuing and saving the life of a noted UCLA doctor from SUV crash. LA City Council handed me a hero’s award.
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L.A.'S ULTIMATE BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENT OF THE YEAR IS BACK THURSDAY, JULY 16 AT THE SHRINE AUDITORIUM EXPO CENTER! IT ONLY HAPPENS ONCE A

Los Angeles Press Club members pay celebrate the life of TV Legend Stan ...
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This story was first published on Examiner.com A crowd of family members and top SoCal Journalists packed into the Steve Allen Theater, Holl

Masquerade Oscar party unmasks new medical breakthrough in early signs o...
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This story was first published on EXAMINER.com A great way to push the message out that after 15 years, researchers at Stanford University h

What should Brian Williams do to manage his crisis?
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The NBC News anchor recently admitted a story he retold on several occasions was incorrect. In the wake of his misleading statements, what s

Crews starting demolition on historic Candlestick Park |
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Taiwanese rescuers hoisted the wrecked TransAsia Airways plane from the Keelung River in Taipei.

RTNA present Golden Mike Winners 'Oscars of radio & TV' news...
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This story was first published on Examiner.com (pls Share) If they were not exchanging business cards they were tweeting and posting their f

NewsConference EXTRA: Counting the Homeless in LA
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How many homeless are there in Los Angeles County? And how do you count them? Clementina Verjan, Acting Director of Policy and Planning for

Southern California weather forecast - Los Angeles, Orange County, Inlan...
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Rob Marshall, director of 'Into the Woods,' talks about the casting choices he made and how he brought the play to the big screen.

How do I back up my NationBuilder site?
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How to backup your NationBuilder website.

LA Mission treats homeless to gourmet Thanksgiving Dinner
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This Story was first published in Examiner.com What better way to get into the season of giving this Thanksgiving Holiday weekend than to he

ACCELERATE: 30 Day Social Media Success Challenge
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Exclusive Mentoring Program with Top Social Media Influencer, Mari Smith Do you ever feel like you’re just winging it with your social media

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(Downtown LA Business district)One of the challenges of working in a large city like Los Angeles, there are a lot of job openings you need t

Hollywood Film Festival tackled social impact issue of homelessness
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This story first appeared on Examiner.com “People end up in homelessness for various reasons, “said Threatt. “Any one of us could end up hom

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Jeep Owner Gets Last Laugh Over Corvette 'Annoyance'
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Kyle DeMattia, 20, pulled his mud-covered Jeep beside a Corvette taking up two spots.

Another Summer Blockbuster at the box office: Guardians of the Galaxy
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In the opening scene on planet Earth in the year 1988, young Peter Quill sits in the waiting room of a hospital, listening to the Awesome Mi

I sat at the Counter (no pun intended here) so I could watch the bar tender, servers and customer reactions to the activity going on. I only had a hour for lunch, but as a first timer visiting I received the red carpet treatment. I felt so motivated I started tweeting and even posting my lunch plate online. The place is amazing. I had the signature Counter burger, which includes bacon, sunny side up egg on top inside a french bun (choose your own bread), but my mouth is so small, so I had a challenge just taking bite. It was delicious delicious. The frys were hot and yummy, too. Since I was working, I did not get a chance to try the dozen or so beer choices on tap, but I notice a sign that said you can have up to four sample taster tests (4 ounches each, which = 16 ounces of free beer) I will be back Friday night. Thx!
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I attending Whisky a Go Go during a teen concert for my client Dance Moms and was amazed at the size of the place in Hollywood. It has a great stage for bands, huge floor and also a great balcony with seating for about 75 people. It has great light, access and parking and history with music giants in Hollywood.
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One of the most critical agencies in Los Angeles County making a difference in fighting Homelessness. Getting homeless families (children, too) off the street and into a home costs taxpayers less than 1/3 of the costs to pay for homelessness on the street. Think about it and take action. LA Homeless Services Authority always need volunteers, are you in? I am.
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I attended an awards show and was wowed by the decorations and lighting. Very warm lighting for a nice evening dinner. Also the food is very delicious and served hot. The venue is perfect for funding raising events, red carpet celebrity charity events and it has a stage and PA system. If you need a dancing floor they have a wooden floor that is huge in the middle of the ballroom. There is also balcony seating for a spectacular view of everything going on in front of you. Nice place!
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