World Trade Center Los Angeles/Long Beach (WTCA) and the Los Angles County Economic Development Corporation have chosen MAYO Communications as its agency of record for 2007-2008. The nonprofit organization first hired MAYO during the 10-day lockout of the LA/LB Longshoreman's dispute, for an economic impact media campaign, which earned MAYO the prestigious "Best Media Placement " Prism Award by Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). The lockout cost the country $5 billion.
"MAYO brings a world of experience and difference in managing our media," said Chief Economist and Senior Vice President Jack Kyser. The LAEDC is relied upon by media, government and private industry for economic research and consulting. Published reports include the semi-annual Economic Forecast, which was ranked #1 by The Wall Street Journal and was awarded by the American Economic Development Council. Kyser has led the research team in producing the Economic Forecast and Industry Outlook for 10 years.
As the region's premier business leadership organization, the LAEDC's mission is to attract, retain and grow business and jobs in the regions of Los Angeles County, as well as to identify trends and affect positive change for the local economy. With the World Trade Center Association Los Angeles -- Long Beach as a subsidiary, the LAEDC now provides international trade connections that benefit the Los Angeles region. The LAEDC and WTCA actively pursue worldwide opportunities that bring direct foreign investment into the local economy.
The LAEDC also offers free Business Assistance services such as site selection, workforce resources, incentive packages, permits, licenses, zoning or local industry analyses for companies expanding or relocating in LA County.
MAYO Communications (MayoCommunications.com) is a full service national public relations firm, based in LA with offices in New York and San Diego. MAYO’s niche is branding, media training, media placement, damage control and is known for award-winning campaigns that get results. Some of MAYO's other clients include: SafeMedia Corporation; University of Southern California (USC); Warrior Records, Swirl Films; AJ Wells Productions; Singers Eddie Money, Benny Mardones, Aron Cowen and Seven Silvasy and a list of other entertainment clients. Last year MAYO added Internet Marketing and Web Design to its portfolio of services. MAYO is a member of the Entertainment Publicists Professional Society (EPPS) and Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).