Katy Varney Named PRWeek Champion of PR


MP&F Partner Katy Varney was among 40 women nationwide recognized by PRWeek as Champions of PR, for her coalition-building, government affairs and communications work. Read more below or by clicking here. From helping defeat an ill-advised English-only referendum that would have been a national embarrassment to literally saving the life of a battered wife on Tennessee’s death row, Katy … [Read more...]

2016 Year in Review


It’s been a banner year for MP&F! In 2016, we helped more than 100 clients across a variety of industries connect with their audiences through media relations, advertising, social media, web design, event management, community relations, grassroots outreach, video and more. We’re proud to share these highlights with you: Thank you for your support! Your friends at MP&F Public … [Read more...]

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Seeking Nominations for Nashville’s Top 30 Under 30

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 30 Under 30

The Tennessee chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2017 class of Nashville’s Top 30 Under 30 honorees. Middle Tennessee residents are encouraged to nominate friends, family and co-workers who are among the area’s most influential young professional and philanthropic leaders. Past honorees have come from a wide range of backgrounds, including information … [Read more...]

An Inside Look at MP&F’s New Office Space

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MP&F Partner Katy Varney recently penned a guest column for the Nashville Business Journal about the firm’s new office space and how it’s an asset for clients and the future of the company, along with the reasoning for why we stayed downtown. If you’re interested in reading Katy’s column, please click here. To complement the column, the NBJ photographed the new space.  A 27-photo slideshow … [Read more...]

Metro Government, WGU Tennessee Sign Letter of Agreement

WGU Tennessee

The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County has approved a letter of agreement with WGU Tennessee, the online, nonprofit university brought to the state as part of Gov. Bill Haslam’s Drive to 55 initiative. Resolution 198 creates an official partnership whereby WGU Tennessee will offer tuition discounts to Nashville’s more than 9,200 Metropolitan Government employees should they … [Read more...]

Simon Insider Program Launches at Opry Mills

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Opry Mills shoppers can start earning cash and other rewards for shopping at the property’s more than 200 stores. The Simon InsiderSM program rewards members for shopping and dining with cash-back rewards and other exclusive benefits, including access to new reserved parking spaces. The program is free to join and easy to use. No loyalty cards, coupons or codes to remember: Members sign up … [Read more...]

MP&F’s Javier Solano on the Importance of Diversity and Inclusion

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Javier Solano, a vice president at MP&F and at the Tennessee Latin American Chamber of Commerce, recently penned a guest column for the Nashville Business Journal about diversity and inclusion in the Nashville area. Read Javier’s insightful and thought-provoking guest column here (paid online subscription required). MP&F has a robust six-month-long diversity fellowship. If you’re … [Read more...]

MP&F Brings Home 18 Awards at IABC’s Music City Gold Pen Awards Ceremony

Mercy & Magic

The 2016 Music City Gold Pen Awards took place on Thursday, May 19. There are dozens of award categories, which recognize effective communications projects and campaigns across middle Tennessee and southeastern Kentucky. MP&F took home 13 International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Awards of Excellence and five Awards of Merit. MP&F received the 18 awards on behalf of a … [Read more...]

WGU Tennessee Kicks Off Teacher Appreciation Week with $20,000 in Scholarships for Current and Aspiring Teachers

Tennessee Promise

This week, as the nation celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week, nonprofit, state-endorsed university WGU Tennessee is announcing 10 scholarships available to current and aspiring teachers seeking a bachelor’s or master’s degree in education. The online university, which enrolls students the first day of every month, is also waiving the $65 application fee for prospective students who apply to a WGU … [Read more...]

MP&F wins PRWeek’s Public Affairs Campaign of the Year for Red White and Food Campaign

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  We are excited to share that MP&F took home yet another national honor for the Red White and Food campaign at the PRWeek Awards in New York City last Thursday. In the article below, PRWeek explains why MP&F's and the Red White and Food Coalition’s work won the 2016 Public Affairs Campaign award: ‘Where’s the wine?’ That message, uttered by shoppers in Tennessee grocery … [Read more...]