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
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
Prior to opening ADPR Global, Cochran worked with Hastings & Craig, providing professional public relations, marketing, and advertising services for various travel accounts such as:
British Aerospace (BAE)
*Carlsbad Convention & Visitors Bureau
Holland America Cruise Lines
Lufthansa German Airlines
*Mount Hutt Ski Resort
State of California Office of Tourism
* Accounts landed by Cochran
2018 Projects & Clients
Annie Get Your Bag Media Launch
Puerto Nuevo, MX International Tourism Campaign
Speakeasy Museum/Brew Pub Development Project
Walter Dorsett Photography
Women of The Chesapeake
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
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.
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.
Newport Beach Hotel
Puerto Nuevo, Mexico