Award-winning integrated communications and marketing firm Olomana Loomis ISC has hired former Pacific Business News reporter and Hawaii Business managing editor Jason Ubay ('05) as communications project manager. He will be responsible for managing and implementing comprehensive public and media relations initiatives for the agency’s clients, as well as providing strategic communications counsel.
“Our clients depend on us for clear, results driven communications and marketing strategies to advance their businesses and reputations in a competitive, rapidly changing marketplace,” said Alan Tang, chairman, CEO and president of Olomana Loomis ISC. “Jason’s extensive experience as a business journalist and his in-depth knowledge of the local business and news industry will serve our clients well. He also has a deep appreciation for the science behind marketing, and that makes him an excellent integrated communicator.”
At Hawaii Business, Ubay managed the publication’s largest editorial research project, the Hawaii Business Top 250, and oversaw its signature editorial lists, including Best Places to Work in Hawaii and Hawaii’s Top 100 Realtors. He also managed its social media channels, and launched its blog. At Pacific Business News, Ubay reported on tourism, financial institutions, venture capital, insurance and economic development, and maintained its Twitter accounts.
“I’m excited about this new chapter and the opportunity to partner with businesses and nonprofits to create positive change in Hawai‘i,” said Ubay. “As a journalist, I’ve seen how news coverage can make a difference for organizations. Now, I’m looking forward to helping them tell their stories.”
Ubay serves as president of the Asian American Journalists Association, Hawai‘i Chapter. He holds a BA in journalism with a focus in print journalism and a minor in English studies from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.