Managing Director - Wise PR
With more than 20+ years of experience of leading traditional PR and social media campaigns for technology, advertising, marketing, media, entertainment, health, financial, and cannabis brands, John McCartney is a results-driven marketing communications executive with a stellar reputation and work ethic as one of the best PR professionals in the industry and someone you want to work with. John spent the last eight years working at Wise PR, an integrated marketing agency, rising from Director of Media Relations in the New York office to West Coast Managing Director, between San Francisco and Los Angeles. While he was in San Francisco, John immersed himself in the PR community by teaching a PR 101 class at General Assembly, serving as a PR mentor for several Silicon Valley tech accelerators, and also served on the PRSA San Francisco Chapter Board of Directors, most recently as President for the 300-member trade association of public relations professionals. John also serves as an advisor with Women Who Code, the global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to succeed in tech careers. John has garnered accolades from places like Business Insider for their annual PR 50 list of the Best PR Professionals in Tech to Hot Topics Top 100 list of the Best Tech PR Agency Executives in the World. John has also published his guest columns in outlets like the Bulldog Reporter, PR Daily, PR Newser.