By Jon Davis
Finance Monthly has named Macias PR the top “PR Consultant Firm of the Year – USA” in 2015 based on the firm’s media deliverables, expertise and innovation in PR.
Among the firm’s accomplishments in 2015, Macias PR launched a publicity mobile app for business owners, a communications app for consumers and it secured prominent news stories with many influential business and tech publications.
The Finance Monthly M&A Awards applies 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.
Its list of 2015 winners included pWc, Deloitte, Grant Thornton and CGI. Macias PR is the only public relations firm selected in the USA.
In the public relations category, researchers measured media expertise and PR innovation through confidential interviews with journalists and clients. Their researchers spent three months, reviewing media deliverables and analyzing the firm’s approach with:
– Strategic Thinking, Planning and Execution
– Media Expertise and PR Innovation
-Innovation in Client Care
– Peer Recognition and Personal Achievement
– Media Deliverables in the Previous 12 months Compared to Industry Peers
In 2015, Macias PR secured prominent news stories for its clients with Bloomberg News, the Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, Washington Post, The Financial Times, CNBC, CNN, CBS News, Private Equity International Magazine, Valuewalk, Business Insider and others.
The founder of Macias PR – Mark Macias – was also named the PR expert for CNBC.com, giving media, PR and branding advice on timely business topics and the US Presidential election.
Macias PR also sponsored hedge fund and private equity forums in New York and Greenwich, Connecticut in 2015, bringing together financial leaders to discuss emerging trends in alternative investing. The New York City forum was covered by the hedge fund publication, AllAboutAlpha and Financial Newswires.
Macias is a former Executive Producer with NBC and Senior Producer with CBS in New York. He has been nominated for five Emmys in the categories: Consumer/Business, Documentary Programming, News & Public Affairs, Religious Programming and Features.
He’s also author of the business book, Beat the Press: Your Guide to Managing the Media, which was featured on Fox Business, the New York Times, New York Post, KCBS, KTVK and others.
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