What my Clients Say about My Experience in Public Relations, as a Copywriter and an SEO Copywriter:

Ronald Marc Weber, Global Director of Digital Marketing at Teradata: “Gary was my manager and mentor during the early days of the Internet. He was a visionary, opening one of the very first digital agencies in San Diego, and was a visionary with helping clients get better results. He taught me well, and I have gone on to an amazing career because of it. Gary is an asset, and would be one to any organization.  I later hired Gary as an SEO copywriter for projects for my company, SD Interactive, and for our clients, including SEO, Inc., Jacuzzi, Sony Pictures, Passages Malibu, and others.”  Contact Ron on LinkedIn

Christine Heine, Business Owner at Ideas + Logic:  “I am a client of Gary’s services, and a supplier of services to Gary, as well as a friend. I’ve known Gary for a long time. He is insightful, grounded, and easy to work with. Gary is very knowledgeable about marketing, customer experience, sales and many other aspects of business ownership. He is an excellent writer and SEO copywriter. Gary would bring much to any position and organization.”  Contact Chris on LinkedIn

Media Relations and Public Relations:

These are a few of the public relations campaigns, media relations projects, that I have led, and have written SEO-optimized press releases for:

  • San Diego Association of Realtors – San Diego, California – Annual Convention Publicity
  • San Diego Hispanic Chamber of Commerce – San Diego, California – Publicity for Membership Drive
  • Capital Realty – Peoria, Illinois – Press Conference and Media Relations for Greenwood Estates. Composed press release. Pitched story to media. Secured coverage in major Peoria media (see below).
  • Mobile Maxx- Peoria, Illinois – Media Relations –  Wrote and pitched story. Secured coverage in the Business Section of the Peoria Journal Star
  • belo (spelled correctly) – San Diego, California – Media Relations – Coverage in major San Diego media and 944 Magazine

Selected Media Relations Project


Capital Realty came to me with a public relations challenge:  get maximum media exposure for a grand opening event for their property in Peoria – Greenwood Estates – with less than a week lead time.  I provided the following services for the project:

  • Media Relations
  • Media Training/coaching for the principals in the event
  • Event and Press Conference coordination

A press conference was scheduled, which included Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis, Peoria City Manager Patrick Urich, and officials from the Peoria Police Department, as well as principals from Capital Realty and residents of the property.

I did the media relations for the event,  securing coverage from several major media with a very short lead time, and also worked with the principals involved with the event to coach them on their statements.  I also coached them on how to handle potential follow-up questions from the media.

The event was a great public relations success, being the lead story on the 5 pm news with WMBD – TV.  It was also covered by WEEK-TV and WCBU radio.

Selected Press Release Portfolio

Greenwood Estates Press Release

Heart Press Release

belo Press Release #5

belo Press Release #1

Selected Website Copy Projects

I have had over 15 years’ experience in website copywriting, as an SEO copywriter.

A few of the entire websites I have written:  My marketing agency site.  I wrote the entire site. I wrote the entire site, based on information from the client.  I wrote the complete site.  I wrote the entire site.

Selected SEO and Copywriting Portfolio

Magazine article on marketing, IBI Magazine, Peoria, Illinois:
Three steps to Game-changing Marketing Magazine Article

SEO Website Copy, All Safe Pool, Orange, California:
All Safe 1

SEO Website Copy, Kramer Engineering, Tustin, California:
Kramer Engineering