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Paul O'Sullivan Paul O'Sullivan

President, Creative Director and Receptionist | Modern Publicity

Greater San Diego Area, CA, UNITED STATES

Modern Publicity = Public Relations | Social Media | News Influencing








Career Highlights

Co-creator/spokesperson/program coordinator of The Salvation Army Homeless Outreach Program "HOPE" which was awarded the 1992 United Way Zanville Helping Hands Award for innovative community service.

International outreach coordinator for Father Joe's Village SHARE program distributing food to San Diego South Bay/Tijuana churches and schools.

As co-founder, The San Diego-Tijuana Sister Cities Society, co-produced with Mexican counterpart, Carlos Bustamante Mora, first-of-its kind "binational graffiti paint out" featuring over 200 youths from both cities.

As a member of the World Affairs Council of San Diego Board of Directors, produced event featuring Dr. Arturo Warman, Cabinet Secretary to Mexican President Zedillo, to discuss Chiapas crisis the only instance outside of Mexico.

Co-coordinated political campaign with my wife winning largest education bond issuance ($250mm) in California history Eight years as policy and community outreach aid to two San Diego City Council members of both political parties

2009 agency client accounts - The Chula Vista Nature Center and the Chula Vista Parkview Little League - earned two MarCom Awards for excellence (Silver and Gold)

Spokesperson for 2009 Little League World Champion raising $160,000 in two weeks and arranged client appearances with George Lopez, The Tonight Show and a visit to the White House to meet President Barack Obama.

Hundreds of news story placements in local/national news media including ABC News 20/20, The Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal

Industry Expertise (1)

Public Relations and Communications

Areas of Expertise (3)

Public Relations

Marketing Communications

Social Media

Education (2)

University of San Diego: B.A., International Relations 1992

University of San Diego: B.A., International Relations (political science) 1991

Affiliations (1)

  • · Friendly Sons of St. Patrick (1998-Current) · HomeAid San Diego Board of Directors (2009-Current) . San Diego Media Communications Association Int'l · San Diego World Affairs Council Board of Directors (1994-'98) · San Diego-Tijuana Sister Ci

Sample Talks (1)

Be Your Own Publicist

Modern publicity isn't about who you know, it's about your passion and why anyone should care. The Internet has flattened out the communications hierarchy allowing easy access to online influencers - journalist, bloggers and pundits - as well as conventional news outlets. All that is needed is the use of conventional PR protocols, effort and a good story.



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