Scott McDowell has 15 years of experience in public relations and 5 years in broadcast journalism. After working in multiple disciplines in the higher education sector, during the last decade he has focused on social justice and civil rights, reflecting his passion for these issues.
A strategic thinker, Scott highlights the excellence of his clients and promotes them as thought leaders in their communities and nationally. He works with clients to nurture and shape their initial ideas and develop them into noteworthy communications strategies and pitches that journalists find compelling. Scott consistently leverages his network of contacts to garner media coverage locally, nationally and internationally that resonates with clients’ target audiences.
Scott has a proven track record of success in media placements, nurturing relationships with journalists interested in social justice, equality, civil rights, government policy and legislation, civic engagement, crime, housing discrimination, and tenant abuse. Media coverage of note includes two front-page stories in the New York Times; multiple stories by the Associated Press; CNN in-studio appearances; a 60 Minutes segment; coverage by CBS Evening News; a six-page spread in People Magazine; numerous articles in The Guardian and dozens of expert quotes placed domestically and abroad.