Paul Shio - Account Director
Paul has worked at DQMPR for over 10 years. He has worked on press releases, pitches, coordinated press trips, events management (VEMEX / media events), social media campaigns on twitter/Instagram, MICE and marketing proposals.
He has developed strong media relationships with journalists including:
New York Daily News - While Pitching "Winter Madness in Québec" he coordinated a custom press trip to Québec City and Charlevoix with skiing Le Massif with the Travel Features Editor at NY Daily News, resulted in a published features article in the NY Daily News;
Condé Nast Traveler - While Pitching the "Finnair A350 Onboard Shopping Experience", resulted in correspondences with the Senior Features Editor at Condé Nast Traveler, working on a features article with Experiences on the Finnair A350.
Paul has had several of his photos published along with client pitches including Globe & Mail (Fast Cars and Slow Food Emilia Romagna, Italy), USA Today (Peru), LA Times (Rio de Janerio, Brazil), Departures Magazine (Havana, Cuba), Vanity Fair (Croatia Slide 7 and 8), TravelLife (Saguenay, Quebec), Urban Daddy (Dubrovnik, Croatia), Luxury Travel Magazine (Havana, Cuba) and other publications.
Prior to working for DQMPR, Paul worked for several Wall Street investment banking firms including Credit Suisse, SE Banken and Bank of Tokyo/Mitsubishi with experiences in MICE. Over the years, he has developed expertise in business writing, financial trading products, budgeting and technology.
Paul has a bachelor degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Computer Science with minor in Business Administration. He has taken several finance and business writing classes at New York University and New York Institute of Finance.
Paul has travel all over the world with extensive travels in Europe and Asia. In his spare time Paul enjoys cycling and photography. Paul appeared on broadway at the age of 9 in "The King and I" as a prince. He was born in China, near Shanghai and he is fluent in English, Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese) and basic understanding of French. He enjoys learning new languages and meeting people from different cultures.