Scott is a co-founder of the agency and leads Allison+Partners’ Social Impact group. He developed the agency’s proprietary Corporate Socialanthropy™ process, which helps corporations identify social impact partners and builds the foundation for long-term campaigns that incorporate employee recruitment and retention programs, internal and external communications, and cause-related marketing strategies. In addition to creating cause initiatives for numerous brands and charity organizations, Scott has extensive experience providing communications and crisis counsel to nonprofit organizations and developing board and ambassador training programs. Prior to Allison+Partners, Scott opened the Los Angeles office of Connors Communications and spent eight years with The Gable Group. Previously, he worked with the City of San Diego and helped to launch the Aaron Price Fellows as one of its original facilitators. Scott teaches sponsorship and cause marketing courses through UCLA Extension, speaks globally on cause-related marketing and serves on nonprofit boards and advisory committees, including: Adopt-A-Classroom, City Scholars Foundation, West Valley YMCA and the Southern California Leadership Network. He sponsors the Enid Ruth Pansky Aspire Award at Arizona State’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, and is a patron of San Diego State University’s School of Journalism and Media Studies, providing a founding gift to the Glen M. Broom Center for Professional Development in Public Relations.
With 24 hours to soak up the sun, start your morning overlooking the Pacific Ocean as you dine in style on the patio of the Veranda Restaurant at the historic Georgian Hotel in Santa Monica. After indulging in their signature French Toast Soufflé, take a stroll down the world-famous Third Street Promenade before heading over to the Santa Monica Pier to take in breathtaking views while riding the world’s first and only solar-powered Ferris wheel. If you’re up for a little more adventure before lunch, join the stand up paddleboard craze and get your SUP on a few miles up the coast in Malibu at Poseidon Stand Up.
With an appetite from the morning’s excursions, it’s time to catch the new METRO train and get downtown to LA’s recently revived Grand Central Market. While there, hit up G&B Coffee for the caffeine-fueled sensation that The New York Times recently called the best iced latte in America. Pair that with a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich from the famed Eggslut, and you are good to go. After lunch, meander over to The Broad to check out the Jeff Koons exhibit and get your LA selfie on with his famous “Michael Jackson and Bubbles” sculpture.
Wind down with drinks at The Ace Hotel and then stroll to Howlin Ray’s, in the heart of LA’s Chinatown, for chef Johnny Ray Zone’s world-famous spicy fried chicken. Following dinner, head downtown to enjoy a sporting event featuring one of our many world-famous teams at Staples Center or a musical performance at the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Frank Gehry-designed architectural masterpiece.