Mayra Flores De Marcotte

Multimedia Journalist

San Jose, CA

Mayra Flores De Marcotte

A geeky mom, social media nerd, PR Pro and multimedia journalist in the Silicon Valley. Chronic documentarian, occasional gardener and enthusiastic listener of stories, I split my time between learning new things and [re]discovering life through my 10-year-old's eyes.


City Renews Two-Year Contract with Urban Village Farmers' Market Association

Campbell City Council unanimously approved the two-year renewal of its contract with Urban Village Farmers' Market Association at its Tuesday night meeting, allowing the operator to continue to run the downtown Campbell Farmers' Market until Dec. 31, 2014. The move was made to accommodate downtown merchants during the holiday shopping season.
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Sonya Paz is Ready to Play

Four years ago today, Sonya Paz opened her art gallery in downtown Campbell. "It’s bittersweet," Paz says. "I designed the space from the colors on the floor to the slated walls. That in itself is a successful art piece that I’m extremely proud of and representative that I’ve done it and succeeded.
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Snake & Butterfly Offer More Than Just Chocolate

This local Campbell business can be called home-grown and community-focused from the ground up. Snake & Butterfly began with a group of individuals passionate about great tasting, hand-made and responsibly-purchased chocolate. They moved the operation from their home kitchen to the downtown Campbell Farmers Market and, with the help of loyal customers and friends, into a retail space along E.
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Campbell's Frost Wins Food Network's Cupcake Wars

Andrea Parks and Ashley Ingoglia invited residents, family, friends and supporters to their Cupcake Wars viewing party on May 19 and celebrated their win. "Winning Cupcake Wars is unreal to me," says Frost Cupcake Factory owner Andrea Parks. "Even though I already knew I won, I had no idea the outpour of support would be so intense!
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Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets still plan to move into Willow Glen

As the new Zanotto's Grocery Store opened on Foxworthy Avenue in Willow Glen, residents on the other side of town were wondering if the two grocery stores promised to them were ever going to open. Both locations have seen some work done on them, including exterior painting at the Bird Avenue site, but little else.
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Allow Us Pet Services makes owning a pet maintenance-free

Having pets in the home is a lot of work. The time commitment that goes into walks and feeding, not to mention the cleanup, can be daunting. These are among the reasons people think twice about owning a pet, but Almaden resident Brian Flack says if you want the joy of having a dog or cat or even an aquarium in the home, then you should, and have his business, Allow Us, do the rest.
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Downtown Campbell's Color Me Spring Fashion Show 2013

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Black Friday Shoppers in Campbell in Good Spirits

Black Friday kicked off at 12:00 a.m. at the , and in Campbell with crowds waiting in lines in the hopes of getting a good deal. Van Cao and Trien Nguyen of San Jose both came out to Fry's together. It's Cao's fourth Black Friday and Nguyen's second. "We're out just to have some fun," Cao says. "Get into the feel of Black Friday."
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Business-savvy and collaboration help Willow Glen independents in bad economy

More and more "For Lease" signs are posted on the windows in local shopping districts, and familiar, longtime San Jose establishments that were staples in their communities are closing their doors. In the midst of all this bad news for small business owners, a group of businesswomen in Willow Glen has decided the best way to fight the economy is together.
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Dasha Denied

The Campbell City Council Chambers were bursting at the seams with both supporters and opponents of Melodann, Inc.' s application to convert the former Gaslighter Theater into Dasha, a restaurant and lounge. People stood in the isles, at the back of the room and in the lobby. Dasha supporters held signs that read "We Support Dasha."
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Milpitas Artist Opens Campbell Lighting Shop

The warm glow seeps out of the floating shapes in the window. Upon further inspection, each is made up of dozens of smaller pieces, forming shapes where they intersect. These small shapes are actually behind the name of Campbell's newest addition to the downtown. "When you look at the connecting pieces, they look like kaleidoscopes," Tan Le says.
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Psycho Donuts Celebrates Three Years

There's no place like it. Local art. Wild themes. Oddball events. Not to mention a donut you'll never forget. Campbell's turns three today and the business is celebrating with a week-long " Homecoming" of former donuts that are no longer in circulation. Owner shares a few tidbits with Campbell Patch about his business, his large online following and the donuts that never returned to the front counter.
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Mayra Flores De Marcotte

I enjoy communication and find it a vital part of building community. This has been at the core of my career. A more informed community is a more effective and cohesive one. And these communities become quality audiences and advocates.

I have fine-tuned my skills in most forms of communication and storytelling through traditional and online media, digital, social media and public relations.

My specialties include team and community management; social media strategy and management; digital content strategy, creation and curation; and digital analytics and measurement.



  • Storytelling
  • Editing
  • Social Media