Macias will oversee a team that develops communications strategy and public relations campaigns for Rogers & Cowan PMK's high-profile talent and Fortune 500 brand clients. Additionally, as the agency's Multicultural Practice Lead, Macias will be responsible for creating and executing multicultural communications strategies, initiatives, partnerships, and programs - including traditional and earned media, digital and social tactics, crisis communications, and integrated marketing solutions - that further connect brands and talent to consumers and organizations in the LGBTQ+ community, communities of color, and female driven initiatives.
Macias will dual report to Alan Nierob, Entertainment Division Chairman, Rogers & Cowan PMK, and Shirley Hughes, President of Brands, Rogers & Cowan PMK.
"With the expansion of Rogers & Cowan PMK over the last three years, and our continuing growth into new capabilities, adding Stephen to our already strong management team - and launching a Multicultural Communications division - is an important next-step in our business and who we are as an agency," said Mark Owens, CEO, Rogers & Cowan PMK. "Stephen has a reputation for designing innovative campaigns and strategies, and with his expertise this new division will help our clients reach important and growing audiences, and transform the next generation of their businesses."
"I'm thrilled to join Rogers & Cowan PMK and help grow this next evolution of the agency's capabilities and expertise," said Macias. "R&C PMK has a strong track record of leading the industry on many levels, in who they represent and how they serve their clients. The industry and our country are changing, and wisely becoming more inclusive and strategic in reaching new segments and diverse communities. As such, smart companies are understanding that communicating with all audiences is not just the right thing to do, but the only way to do business."
Macias joins R&C PMK from MWWPR, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion Practice Lead. In that role, he was responsible for overseeing LGBTQ+ and multicultural marketing and programming for existing and incoming clients, managing LGBTQ+ and multicultural resources within the firm, and serving as MWWPR's steward for issues pertaining to public relations associated with diverse communities.
Prior to joining MWWPR, Macias founded Macias Media Group LLC., where he grew the agency into one of the top boutique PR firms specifically targeting the LGBTQ+ community. Previously, Macias spent eight years as Executive Vice President and GM for Here Media Inc., overseeing iconic media brands, including The Advocate and OUT magazine, and served as Entertainment Media Director for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).
Macias has also held a succession of senior leadership positions and worked with numerous leading non-profits and organizations in the LGBTQ+ community, including the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Outfest, the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, the U.N., and the Global Equality Fund.