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George McQuade III
Works at Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA)
Attended Western Washington University, Bellingham, Wa
Lives in Los Angeles, CA
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Sunday is made for watching #Squirrels and R&R. Hope you had a great weekend. Do anything special? Walk your #dog ?# Your cat?
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MEMBERSHIP has double thanks you everyone! Be sure to send me your email privately so I can invite you to the new group! Thanks send request to join the new Group to gmcquade@gmail.com. Thanks! It is a private group. You also have to have a free gmail acct. so 
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Be sure to send me your email privately so I can invite you to the new group! Thanks send request to join the new Group to gmcquade@gmail.com. Thanks! It is a private group.
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This is quite surprising for a national organization that is supposed to
support PR Pros and the media they work with. This is a double edged sword where a publisher of newsletters and magazines of the #PRSA industry is blocked from becoming a member after 40 years of writing stories and publishing for FREE their national and regional events. Something is not right here. Your thoughts? #communications   #Journalism
  #JackOdwyerPR #KevinMcCauley #JohnOdwyer  
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  I just started a brand new community to help Communicators, Freelancers and new business startups grow their business via traffic, SEO, Marketing or via Social Media. Please feel free to post a question, suggestion or share a link , image or video of your upcoming campaigns, movies, events and let us know what works and what didn't. I have 20+ years of experience in print, TV, radio journalism and I still blog for Technoraht, Yahoo and Examiner.com

I also have a private group on Linkedin, too: Please share this community with your coworkers and friends and this site on Linkedin.

https://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=82638&trk=anet_ug_hm1
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The guy on the left is the #HACKER of my #Twitter  @Twitter  #twitteraccount   He CHANGED my #USERNAME by adding "e" on the end of my last name to @gmcquadee and then sent a request to #Twitter to change the password.
Now mine doesn't work, and when I request to change the email or password it changes for the double "e" account the Hacker created @gmcquadee with two "e's" instead of one, very sneaky.

I have complained to #TWITTERcustomerService #TwitterFraud #FakeTwitterAccounts   to no avail. I'm thinking about doing a promoted #Tweet to get #Twitter .com attention. Does anyone have an idea of how to get #Twitters attention beside using an #IdentityTheft #lawyer ? I even tweeted him (the hacker) showing he hacked me look at Smiling Dudes' username and mine below the third photo down. I photograph my tweet on the computer.
HELP!!!!! The first photo shows what happens when you GOOGLE my first initial last name @gmcquade But look at my Twitpics to everything else and you see my name's history.
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If you do a lot of Social Media Marketing you might check off these items in your tuneups.
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Has your social media marketing fallen into a routine? Here are five tasks to help you stay active on the different networks and increase your reach!
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Happy Sunday! Gina on #Squirrel patrol.

#Dogs #weekends #DodDayAfternoon
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Feel free to post your questions or solutions to postings or share campaigns that work or don't work without mentioning names will keep us all safe, fyi. You got a lot challenges others could benefit from in how you overcame those hurdles.
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 I just started a brand new community to help Communicators, Freelancers and new business startups grow their business via traffic, SEO, Marketing or via Social Media. Please feel free to post a question, suggestion or share a link , image or video of your upcoming campaigns, movies, events and let us know what works and what didn't. I have 20+ years of experience in print, TV, radio journalism and I still blog for Technoraht, Yahoo and Examiner.com

I also have a private group on Linkedin, too: Please share this community with your coworkers and friends and this site on Linkedin.

https://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=82638&trk=anet_ug_hm1
https://plus.google.com/u/1/communities/110791340902231700121
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+femi oni send me you're email so I can invite you, gmcquade@gmail.com Request to JoinGoogle+ group in Subject line, thanks!
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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 in corporate, government 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).
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  • 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 - present
    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
  • MAYO COMMUNICATIONS (MAYO PR)
    VICE PRESIDENT/GENERAL MANAGER/CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS, 2003 - 2013
    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.
  • 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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Seattle - Pensacola, FL - Bellingham, Wa - Everett, WA
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George McQuade III is a SBYP Board Member. McQuade solves problems and simplifies complex things in #government with #PR at http://www.LAHSA.org
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.

 

Bragging rights
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 my house.
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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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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