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MJ Gilhooley- quick glance

MJ is best defined by her ability to integrate:  platforms, mediums, art forms, messages and people. This may be largely due to her unique educational expertise in psychology and communications, which is always at work on behalf of her clients. She enters the universe of the target market, thoughtfully orchestrating her clients' impact with the right score of messaging, media, skills, timing, tenacity and PEOPLE .. inspiring measurable and lasting impressions.
  • Enhances core brand value 78% on average (via visibility, solid production and  communications tactics)
  • Strength: precisely identifies and effectively communicates the integral, defining element within a brand

Work experience

Additional Career Highlights

Utilizing MA in Clinical Psychology Effectively Won Grant Funding for Division of Hospital

Developed Private Practice, Executive for Catholic Charities

Entertainment Personal Management Efforts Increased Clients Income By 52%

Created and developed notable successful commerical casting agency on the Hollywood Center Studios Lot in Los Angeles, California

Efficiently Assisted Acclaimed American Journalist and Entertainment Writer in Beverly Hills Office

Jan 2004Present

Owner, Lead Creative Strategist

Gilhooley Consulting

96% Client Satisfaction on Annual Surveys for Overall Production

  • Successfully established core team of top contractors delivering on-time and within budget on over 200 projects (star team includes marketing specialists, news wires, media monitoring and analysis services, web developers, web analytics, printers, graphic designers, trade show exhibit producers, and team trainers).
  • On average 96% client satisfaction over the thousand press items created and distributed per year  including design/production of marketing collateral, press kits, news placements, speaking engagements, trade shows, point of sale displays, CEU curricula
May 2000Jun 2004

Director, Public Relations

Focal Point Communications

Development and execution of extensive industry-wide campaign winning two million + dollars in media visibility in first year. Per survey, end user market gleaned 78% increase in awareness due to industry trade messages in first year.

  • Successful development and execution of high-value plans for multi-level marketing and public relations campaign involving over 350 companies as well as a large association.
  • Secured "critical mass" message success with key message coverage in both internal and external media outlets. Pre-produced and implemented regularly scheduled internal and external trade shows.
  • Composed all press materials and assisted in the sales and marketing items as well as board reports and renewal proposals. Coordinated all investor relations inquiries, requests and pledges to support program.

Producer/Writing Supervisor, TV

Weller Grossman Productions

Supervision and Coordination of Television  Programs Resulting in Increased Viewership and Program Standings by 28%

  • Producer of Ongoing Series for the Food Network.
  • Call for and Placement of Program Host
  • Supervision of segment producers and story selection
  • Script development
  • Logistics for on-site and in studio recordings


Brad Lachman Productions

Television Producer, Shows Consistently Picked Up at Higher Rates from Networks

  • Ongoing Season Pick Ups for development and production of national network television programming
  • Segment produced and C-Produced various specials that aired nationally on numerous outlets
  • Co-Produced Four Seasons of 'The Planet's Funniest Animals' for Animal Planet
  • Effectively, efficiently worked daily with executive producers to fine tune production elements, storyline, talent and budget.
  • Experience in digital post production, shooting, setting up and scouting shoots, worked extensively with large crew both above and below line.
  • Consistently developed successful story research and international acquisition of film from Film Conventions and shows globally.


creative & strategic

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Enthusiastic Approach
Event Planning & Production
New Business Development
Television Production
Professional Writing
Social Media for Business
Online Visibility/ SEO/
Investor Relations Communications
Print and Online Advertising & Marketing Design
Web Design and Writing
Brand Image Creation & Management
Positioning Persons & Products in National Media