Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 - The World Networks, Los Angeles2015
Entrepreneur of Year awarded by World Networks. Aida Mayo, president, MAYO Communications has many accomplishments of giving back to the community. Here are the highlights.
1. 2015 – Aida Mayo, president MAYO Communications pitched a story about a pregnant homeless mom named Sandy Martinez, with two boys, who needed help, to the Los Angeles Times. It landed on the front page of LA Times Business section. The third boy was born about the time the story was actual published ( it took six mons.). Anyway, after the story was published, the LAT readers offered jobs, a smart phone, computer and eventually she ended up in a brand new apartment. And at the grand opening of the Apt. she was asked to speak about her challenged of working two jobs and raising a family by herself. The LA Times also brought in a money manager to help her manage her finances for the family ($3,000 value.) More at this LAT article: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-0301-money-makeover-martinez-20150301-story.html
2. 2013 - Animal Rescuer, Operations Blankets of Love (OBOL). OperationBlanketsofLove.org (Won a free $25,000- 2013 Toyota Van FB contest thanks to MAYO Communications). OBOL Co-owner Brad Smulson is the hands-on worker bee, who talks about what they do. (more). In May, 2012, Aida Mayo single handedly work for hours from morning until night to get Facebook fans to vote and then notify them to share and tell others to vote. When she started working social media, OBOL was in fourth place. Aida realized that the deadline was 9 p.m. that night, and eastern time that meant midnight on the East Coast. So while everyone was sleeping Aida continue thru the evening and went from fourth place to first place right before the 9 p.m. deadline. It was like the turtle racing the rabbit and the turtle catches up and wins the race. Aida helped OBOL win 2013 Toyota Sierra Van in the Facebook Contest, “Toyota 100 Cars for Good,” where OBOL fans voted for them as the "Best Animal Charity" in SoCal. Examiner article on OBOL: http://www.examiner.com/article/charity-operation-blankets-of-love-wins-annual-non-profit-community-award YAHOO photo from article: https://plus.google.com/114487940042789037597/posts/Fx43pBnzzu1?pid=5868420485604329874&oid=114487940042789037597
OBOL article on Examiner: http://www.examiner.com/article/how-the-love-of-animals-unites-musicians-worldwide
More background of OBOL: http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/11/07/animal-shelter-operation-blankets-love-toyota-100-cars-for-good
3. 2010- $1.5 million in fundraising and volunteerism: - Aida Mayo helped plan, orchestrate and promote the first 2010 MAMMOJAM to benefit Dr. Susan Love Breast Cancer Research (celebrity charity) raising $25,000 for research. American Cancer Society Relay For Life in Hollywood. Promoted and volunteered at event, shooting images, videos and blogging for American Cancer Society. ($35,000 fundraiser).
"Top 50 Fastest Growing Private Company SFV Business Journal2009
MAYO Communications grew 1,400% in year 2008 after adding more entertainment clients, actors, directors, independent movies and film
companies to its roster. MAYO's Niche media placement. "We don't guarantee
media, we just get it!"™ Call 818-340-5300 or Publicity@mayocommunications.com today.
Top 20 Woman & Spanish Owned Private Company SFV Business Journal2009
MAYO Communications & MAYO PR is a 100% woman own and 100 percent Spanish owned company based in Los Angeles, with offices in San Diego, New York, Bern, Switzerland and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Niche: Media training
and media placement. Slogan: "We don't guarantee media, we just get it!"™
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Los Angeles Business Journal Top 20 PR and Ad Firms2008
Top 20 businesses with 12 or more employees in the Los Angeles Business Journal. MAYO is in the top 20 Ad and PR agencies in the City of LA.
Los Angeles Business Journal Top 20 PR and Ad Firms2007
MAYO Communications has been listed in the Top 20 PR and Ad agency firms in the San Fernando edition of the Los Angeles Business Journal. It is the second
year MAYO has placed in the top 20.
2005 "Best Corporate Communications" PRSA-LA2005
For the second year in a row MAYO earned "Best Corporate Communications" PRism awards for it's one-of-a-kind "Business Beat News Tip Sheet" that shot
up from 50 business editors to 1,400 subscribers in less than one year.
"Best Media Placement and Campaigns" Wal-Mart-PRSA2005
When Wal-Mart was planning to bring 40 Superstores to SoCal, LAEDC, a client
of MAYO was hired to study the economic impacts. The strategy and campaign
garned numerous positive media articles, including three in the Wall-Street Journal. The stories also were placed during the controversial grocery strike
of which the labor unions and media tried to blame on Wal-mart. Trouble was
the study started three months before the strike did.
Public Relations Society of America, PCLA and IABC 2000-20072004
Public Relations Society of America -LA'S PRisms Awards Spotlights
MAYO Communications For Media Events and Media Placement
MAYO Wins Five Awards among stiff competition and 300+ Entries
Los Angeles, CA — MAYO Communications won five awards last night
(Thursday, November 6, 2003) at the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA-LA) Los Angeles Chapter Annual Awards Gala in Beverly Hills, CA.
MAYO Communications was the only agency that earned two PRisms for the category of “Media Placement - Print,” for two separate media campaigns. The first, “10-Day Walkout,” which revealed a $5 billion dollar national and statewide economic impact of the Long Beach (LB) and Los Angeles (LA) Ports dockworkers labor dispute. MAYO’s staff timed an 18-month study results by its client Orange North-American Trade Access Authority Rail Corridor (OnTrac) to be released during the intense labor struggle that was reported on in nearly every major newspaper in the country and other media outlets.
The Second PRism winning entry: “First Economic Warcast,” which was an economic forecast study about to be released weeks before the Iraq War. MAYO Communications coined the phrase “Warcast,” and pitched it as the first economic forecast with war impact scenario authored by client and Chief Economist Jack Kyser, Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC). MTA’s CEO Roger Snoble was the host for the event held in its boardroom. MAYO also received a PRism award for media placement following a May 19th campaign “Made In China #1- LAEDC Trade Trends,” which revealed that China is now America’s number one trading partner. The study and announcements also included economic impacts of terrorism on the nation’s freight system and the economic impact of the “SARS Scare.”
Additionally, MAYO Communications received two “Awards of Excellence.” One, for “Media/Press Kits – Print,” which were used at a news conference at railroad tracks at Union Station, during a news conference on International Trade Trends that included a bright orange, Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railway and METROLINK Engines as a backdrop.
The second “Award of Excellence” was for the category of “Government-Public Affairs,” the “!0-Day Lockout” of the dockworkers in the LA/LB ports labor dispute.
“MAYO Communications is no stranger to the media,” said President Aida Mayo, MAYO Communications. “The national and local media rely on us for contacts, interviews and resources for high profile and breaking news. Our niche: ‘We don’t guarantee media, we just get it.’”
About MAYO Communications
MAYO Communications has been serving its clients' media and public relations needs with the niche knowledge of media relations, branding government and politics. We have more than 30 years of combined media, public relations and marketing communications experience. MAYO Communications is one of the leading Los Angeles-based public relations firms. Public Relations Society of America, Los Angeles Chapter award MAYO with five citations including “Best Media Campaign,” “Best Media Placement,” “Best Public Affairs Programs,” and “Best Media Placement-print.”
The client roster includes such high profile companies as: C I Host, one of the world’s top hosting company; Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC); World Trade Center Association –Los Angeles/Long Beach; Orange-North-American Trade Rail Access Corridor Authority (OnTrac); City of Placentia; O’Dwyer Publications, NY; Advantage-Security Competitive Intelligence (Counterterrorism Expert and Former Spy Elsa Lee); Stevie Wonder’s Stitches Technology; D&L Toy Company, original Toy manufacturer of the Stomp Rocket™, BuyButtons.com and Baron’s Moving & storage. Recent projects include Wal-Mart Superstore Economic Impact study; California Chamber of Commerce 2B2 campaign; MTA transportation projects; CBA & Associates, Inc. and BuyButtons.com.
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"Best Media Placement" PRSA, IABC AND PC-LA2002
Public Relations Society of America award MAYO first place "Best Media Relations" and "Best Media Placement" PRism awards for its outstanding 10-day lockout of
Los Angeles and Long Beach Ports that cost the nation $5 billion. The story was
published in nearly every paper in the country. Client, LAEDC provided the economic impact on every state in the country, California showed a $2 billion
dollar impact alone.
Communicator Awards 1998-20002000
MAYO received best writing and radio broadcasts awards for an innovation
called "The Employee Grapevine" and inside Gas Company radio dial-up program,
two years in a row. The employee program was launched on a daily basis and
at the high of downsizing earned 18,500 calls in less than four weeks. Later
is was launched at the Housing Authority of the City of LA on a weekly basis
and earned several awards that year, too.