Recently recognized as the No. 1 bank in the United States by American Banker magazine and the Reputation Institute, Union Bank serves more than one million customers throughout the United States. SCG provides a variety of corporate communications services to the bank, including bolstering the bank’s national reputation as a major player in socially responsible investing by managing the development and production of its annual Corporate Social Responsibility report. Other services we provide include website development, executive speechwriting, and media relations support nationally and locally, including at the annual Tournament of Roses parade.
Live Nation is the world’s largest live entertainment business, with thousands of full- and part-time employees located in Los Angeles County alone. No other company is working directly with so many top artists to help them realize their creative vision and develop collaborative projects that drive excitement and world-class entertainment. Our firm has supported Live Nation in a number of ways, including providing strategic media relations support, public affairs advice and creative services on high profile projects in the Southern California region.
Casey Family Programs
At Casey’s direction, SCG created the Get to the Core campaign to build awareness and enthusiasm among the LA County Department of Children and Family Services’ 7,500 social workers, therapists and other professionals surrounding the Core Practice Model (CPM), an integrated service delivery model designed to improve outcomes for families and children. SCG created a boldly branded, peer-to-peer communications campaign driven by personal stories that demonstrate how the CPM leads to better outcomes for families and emphasize how the CPM closely connects social workers with the mission of their profession.
Loyola Marymount University
SCG created one of the nation’s foremost campus-based communications campaigns to raise awareness among LMU students about critical issues related to sexual assault prevention and victim support. In 2016, the campaign was awarded the JASPA Ignatian Medal for an Outstanding Campus Program, and it continues to reach nearly 7,000 students annually. Our team and LMU traveled to Washington, D.C. to present the campaign to the Higher Education Division of the Public Relations Society of America.
Pacific Maritime Association
West Coast ports are the primary American gateway for international trade, with a multibillion dollar economic impact on the U.S. economy. The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) is the industry association responsible for negotiating and administering labor contracts with the 14,000-member International Longshore and Warehouse Union. For more than a decade, PMA has engaged SCG as a strategic communications and public affairs advisor and creator of its annual report, which has become a critical source of information about this vital economic engine for news media, policymakers, Wall Street analysts, environmental groups and employees of member companies.
Turner Impact Capital
Turner Impact Capital, founded in 2014, is a fast-growing social impact investing firm committed to delivering “profits with a purpose.” Today, Turner is on course to surpass $2.5 billion in investment potential, making it a national leader in the social impact investment space. SCG was retained to dramatically expand Turner’s national profile and position it as a leading voice in its field. The resulting campaign continues to reap national TV, print and online news coverage and earned a 2016 PRism Award from the Public Relations Society of America.
Parsons Corporation, headquartered in Pasadena, is a leading global engineering and construction firm with 14,000 employees across 29 countries and revenues of $3.2 billion in 2015. Parsons engaged SCG to support the rollout of an ambitious reorganization initiative designed to create a large-scale cultural shift throughout the company. Working collaboratively, SCG and Parsons Corporate Relations rolled out a dynamic communications campaign that included dozens of components, while remaining nimble to changes in timing that occurred day-to-day as the reorganization plan evolved. The resulting campaign, called FORWARD, won a 2016 PRism Award from the Public Relations Society of America.
Lincoln Property Company
Lincoln Property Company is a national real estate firm that has developed more than $11.5 billion in commercial properties across the country exceeding over 120 million square feet of space. SCG is working with the Lincoln team to brand the West Coast division as one of the most diverse, entrepreneurial and active full-service commercial real estate firms in the region. Specifically, SCG has helped bring visibility to the company’s varied investments across Southern California. This included providing public affairs and media relations counsel to Lincoln for 100 West Walnut in Pasadena, a 22-acre mixed-use project to transform the Parsons Corporation parcel just north of Old Town. The project won unanimous approval from the Pasadena City Council.
LA Business Council
The Los Angeles Business Council is a dynamic advocacy group working to impact positive change on public policy. We’ve help the LABC lead successful communications campaigns to pass key ballot measures, including Measures R and M, and secure approval of the citywide rooftop solar program (Feed-in Tariff). We’ve supported dozens of summits, trade missions and other high-profile events with strategic media relations strategies and messaging support. And we’ve served as their strategic counselor and partner for more than a decade as they’ve pushed for better solutions to the problems facing Los Angeles today.
Our firm’s first client was Playa Vista – a trailblazing residential and commercial community on the Westside of Los Angeles that we continue representing to this day. Playa Vista not only helped launch our firm; it was the beginning of our long and deep experience working in the real estate industry to help secure entitlements, manage crises, market homes and develop strong community ties. Most recently, we helped secure approval to expand Playa Vista Elementary’ s highly successful STEM curriculum to a new middle school program.