SCG NEWS & NOTES

News, notes and commentary about our clients, local and national issues, the communications industry and happenings at the firm.

New Interns Join SCG in 2022

New Interns Join SCG in 2022

SCG is excited to welcome two new interns to the team for the summer. Allison joins us from UCLA, and Alex joins us from Colgate University. Allison Massey Allison is a senior at UCLA where she is majoring in Public Affairs and minoring in Professional Writing. Prior...

Introducing the Newest Member of the SCG Team

Introducing the Newest Member of the SCG Team

As a Southern California native, I couldn’t have been more excited to join a top communications and public affairs firm based in Los Angeles – even if it meant commuting on the 405. Taking on some of our city’s – and nation’s – greatest challenges is an exhilarating...

Chronicling West Coast Ports in Unprecedented Times

Chronicling West Coast Ports in Unprecedented Times

West Coast ports – and indeed all aspects of the global supply chain – experienced tremendous pandemic-related challenges during 2021. Historic cargo levels stretched all links of the supply chain, driving a record number of anchored vessels in San Pedro Bay, the...

A Super Impact on Small Businesses in LA

A Super Impact on Small Businesses in LA

In February 2022, the Los Angeles area hosted its first Super Bowl in nearly three decades, drawing fans from around the globe to the new state-of-the-art sports and entertainment destination SoFi Stadium. It was another unforgettable chapter in an ongoing run of...

SCG Spotted at the U.S. Open

SCG Spotted at the U.S. Open

It’s been 18 months since any Sugerman Group employee has boarded a plane for business travel. But when the opportunity arose to meet with a longtime client and take in a little tennis at the U.S. Open, Steve and Malina quickly remembered how to pack a suitcase and...

Reviving a Historic Laguna Beach Treasure

Reviving a Historic Laguna Beach Treasure

Offering panoramic views of the Pacific, whose waves tumble to shore just a stone’s throw away, the Hotel Laguna is a stately icon in the heart of Laguna Beach – a 90-year-old landmark whose guests have included the likes of Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, and other...

Celebrating LA’s Trailblazers in Equality

Celebrating LA’s Trailblazers in Equality

In early October, Sugerman Communications Group participated in the Los Angeles Equality Awards, hosted by Equality California – the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization. Honorees included LA County Supervisor Shelia Kuehl and Long Beach Mayor...

A New Mobility Solution for Traffic-Plagued West L.A.

A New Mobility Solution for Traffic-Plagued West L.A.

Congratulations to SCG client MoceanLab for the recent expansion of its Mocean Carshare platform – L.A.’s first free-floating car-share service – from Downtown and Eagle Rock to West Los Angeles. The low-emission hybrid electric vehicles are designed to reduce...

Celebrating 10 Years With SCG

Celebrating 10 Years With SCG

The Zoom meeting invitation I received on a recent Friday didn’t seem like anything out of the ordinary. After all, for those of us fortunate enough to work remotely during the coronavirus pandemic, video conferences have become almost as common as picking up the...

Saying Thank You to Frontline Heroes

Saying Thank You to Frontline Heroes

Despite the current crisis, community members are still coming together to help take care of one another even while staying physically apart. Our client Palisades, which is transforming a 5.5-acre site at 1111 W Sunset Blvd, was eager to find a way to help its new...

SCG laces up to fight Parkinson’s Disease

SCG laces up to fight Parkinson’s Disease

T-shirts and running shoes aren’t standard Sugerman Group attire, but it was the outfit of choice for three team members on a recent Sunday morning. The group gathered early in Griffith Park for a great cause: to run in the Los Angeles Fox Trot 5K for Parkinson’s...

Celebrating 20 years of ExED with a special rebrand

Celebrating 20 years of ExED with a special rebrand

This year marks the 20th anniversary since the founding of ExED, a mission-driven nonprofit that brings extraordinary expertise to the business end of managing charter schools. ExED was an early leader of the charter school movement, helping drive the phenomenal...

SCG returns to the Getty to lead crisis media workshop

SCG returns to the Getty to lead crisis media workshop

Steve Sugerman and Randy James joined the Getty’s head of communications, Ron Hartwig, to lead a Media Training and Crisis Communications workshop for participants of the Getty Leadership Institute (GLI), which brings together leaders from prominent museums throughout...

Sugerman Group honored by PRSA-LA

Sugerman Group honored by PRSA-LA

As a communications and public affairs consulting firm, SCG’s customary role is in the background – supporting our clients as they carry out their diverse missions. The recent PRism Awards Dinner was a bit of an exception, however, as SCG received honors from the LA...