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Annie McLhinney-Cochran

Principal, ADPR Global 


McLhinney-Cochran has extensive experience in international marketing, public relations, community and employee relations, print and electronic journalism, internal and external communications, market development, corporate promotions, crisis communications, and publishing. 


Cochran was raised in Maryland and expanded her business dealings to the Western United States, Pacific Rim, and Mexico. 


Working with almost every media outlet in the business, including  major daily newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, and now, on-line media, Cochran has operated her full-service public relations business since 1990.


Cochran has created regional, national, and international public relations campaigns for the following businesses:


Air New Zealand

American/American Eagle Airlines 

Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort

Carlsbad Convention & Visitors Bureau

Carlsbad Village Faire

Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Hotel

Las Rocas Hotel & Spa 

Neimans Restaurant

New Port Beach Hotel 

Oceanside Department of Harbor & Beaches

Oceanside Harbor Merchants & Restaurants

Oceanside Visitor Information Center

San Diego North Convention & Visitors Bureau

Poco Cielo Hotel, Restaurant, & Bar

San Diego Business Journal

Taylor Woodrow Homes

VivaLaTravel.com

Zosa Gardens



Prior to opening ADPR Global, Cochran worked with Hastings & Craig, providing professional public relations, marketing, and advertising services for various travel accounts such as:  


Alaska Airlines

British Aerospace (BAE) 

*Carlsbad Convention & Visitors Bureau

Holland America Cruise Lines 

Lufthansa German Airlines

*Mount Hutt Ski Resort 

Seaport Village

State of California Office of Tourism 


* Accounts landed by Cochran


2018 Projects & Clients


Annie Get Your Bag Media Launch

Golls Bakery 

Puerto Nuevo, MX International Tourism Campaign

Speakeasy Museum/Brew Pub Development Project 

Walter Dorsett Photography


Media Background


Contributor

Women of The Chesapeake

The Patch

Vista Magazine

San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyle Magazine  


Travel, Food, Wine, & Dining Editor for NC Magazine


Editor of NORTH San Diego County Magazine


Regular guest on Travel Talk Radio 


Host, Annie Get Your Bag Radio Show 

 

Why Cochran?

I have known Annie McLhinney-Cochran professionally for around 30 years, when she was employed as a Public Affairs Officer, Americas & Europe, with Air New Zealand in Los Angeles. I was employed, long-term, by the New Zealand Trade and Tourism Offices, as Publicity Manager for North America.  Annie was highly efficient in her role involving our joint organization of press trips to New Zealand for leading American travel/airline editors, TV and film crews, etc. - exhibiting excellent people and social skills when often dealing with demanding and exacting media personalities. 


Her organizational skills in drawing up itineraries, making flight arrangements, hotel bookings, special media request, and meeting client needs were impeccable, contributing to our obtaining widespread favorable publicity for Air New Zealand and New Zealand as a tourism/trade destination throughout the USA and Canada.  


I later encountered Annie on the other side of the fence, in my role as a freelance photo/journalist when, as Public Relations Consultant for the City of Carlsbad Convention & Visitors Bureau, she organized a media trip for me which resulted in a major illustrated feature story in Travel Holiday Magazine. 


While we have not worked closely in recent years, since my return to New Zealand, I have continued to hear favorable reports about Annie's professionalism from mutual colleagues.  


Colin Taylor  

Commercial Property Editor 

New Zealand Herald Newspaper



Annie always helped the Newport Beach Hotel in a very professional manner. Her contacts and advice on how to apply our sales efforts were a great part of our success.  


JM Peon

GM (1992-2008)

Newport Beach Hotel

Puerto Nuevo, Mexico

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