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.


They Said Yes to the Prom Dress

The line outside as Gabrielle Medrano's employees drove up to the downtown Campbell business startled the women, not knowing what to expect from their earlier of deeply discounted and free (with a 3.5 grade-point average or higher) prom dresses to local high schools. The store sold 22 dresses and gave 16 for free on April 1.
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The Story Behind The Guys Selling Fruit On the Street Corners

You see them around town as soon as the weather turns nice. Fruit vendors on street corners -- strawberries first, then oranges, melons and a wide variety of other natural delicacies. In Campbell, on the corner of McGlincy Lane and Curtner Avenue and Curtner Avenue and Shamrock Drive, you often see a pair of vendors sitting in the sun with their fruit, hoping to sell the items straight from farms in Watsonville and Gilroy before they go bad.

The Story Behind Nido Drive's Lights

Just behind the along Winchester Boulevard, an apartment complex elicits wows and smiles from residents of all ages as its holiday lights turn on, one section by one and light up Nido Drive. Signage out front beckon passer bys to stop, park and come inside. “Noela Peace” glows from a sign at the center of it all and cherubs near the complex’s entrance welcome visitors.
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Armed Robbery Victim: 'I Could Not Let Him Go With My Money, So I Tackled Him'

A group of community members were recognized for their actions during an armed robbery at Tuesday night's Campbell City Council meeting. “Far too often you hear of citizens witnessing a crime and deciding to turn away and offer no assistance,” said Campbell Mayor Evan Low. “Frequently they won’t cooperate with investigating officers for fear of retaliation but in the city of Campbell we are fortunate to have a community that values public safety and citizens that are willing to put themselves in harms way to prevent harm to others.”.
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Green Eggs and Ham Come to Life in Campbell

There's just something about Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham that put a smile on children and adults' faces alike. Today is Read Across America Day, a celebration by the National Education Association in conjunction with Seuss' birthday on March 2. Its aim is to bring awareness to reading with children and first kicked off in the United States n 1998.
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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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2-Alarm Apartment Fire Near San Tomas Expressway

A two-alarm apartment fire Wednesday morning billowed smoke into the air near San Tomas Expressway on the San Jose-Campbell border. San Jose Police and Fire as well as Campbell Police responded to a fire at 1405 Phelps Ave. within seven minutes of receiving the initial call for service. When crews arrived, they found heavy smoke coming out from the second story apartment, San Jose Fire Dept.Spokesman Cleo Doss said.
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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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Santa Clara County Same-Sex Couples Say 'I Do'

Twenty six years ago, two men played a game of scrabble and fell in love. Today, they were given the chance to make it official. “I just thought this day would never come” says San Jose Scott Peeler. “I’m overwhelmed with joy and nervous,” he says, minutes before he and his partner for more than two decades, Bruce Crowell, walk into Santa Clara County District Supervisor Ken Yeager’s office.
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Campbell's Not-So-Fast and Not-So-Furious

One of Campbell's residents celebrated his birthday on Saturday with an open house and party. Gus the Galapagos Tortoise turned 28 on Aug. 3 and his owner, Campbell resident Tony Burtz wanted to celebrate the turtle's "hatch day" with the rest of his community. Along with turtle feedings, turtle rids and turtle weight guessing, Saturday's festivities also included a turtle race.
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Campbell Tortoise Makes Slow Look Good

There's just something about a turtle and in Campbell, one very lucky guy celebrated his 28th "hatching" day Saturday. Gus, the Galapagos tortoise is partying up with all his friends-both hard-shelled and human. He shares his Campbell home with several Aldabra, Galapagos, Sulcata and Leopard tortoises, both large and small.
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They've Got a Feeling ...

Campbell has many, many parks to offer. In fact, it even has a that will be opening in December. This month is National Parks and Recreation month and Campbell is celebrating it the best way they know how: organizing flash mobs at the various parks throughout the month. Yesterday, this 300-plus mob belted out the chorus of the Black Eyed Peas "I've Got a Feeling" at .


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