View From 30 Lunch Series: Storytelling for Results

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MP&F is celebrating 30 years in business, and we realize that most anniversary news is met with responses like: Oh, really? That’s nice. Yes, I got the release. No, my readers don’t care. Shoot … I forgot. I’m sorry, honey. Yes, I’ll do the dishes. No, I wasn’t watching the game. I love Gilmore Girls … will you turn up the volume? So … for one part of our yearlong celebration, … [Read more...]

The State of (Social) Media: What is on the Horizon for 2017

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Social media evolves daily, and it can be a challenge to predict the next turn it will take; but I’m willing to make a few predictions based on what we saw in 2016. Here are my predictions for the state of social media in 2017. 1.) Virtual reality will expand from gaming industry into social media  After watching this Ted Talk by Chris Milk, I am convinced that VR will have the ability to … [Read more...]

Corporate Social Responsibility, Advocacy and Branding

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An avid reader of the New York Times, I logged on to get my daily morning intake of business, environmental, science, political and world news. The first thing that grabbed my attention was a Patagonia call-to-action ad. It wasn’t imploring me to purchase any of Patagonia’s clothing; instead it was asking me to put my support behind the protection of public lands in Utah, an issue important to … [Read more...]

MP&F Names Creative Services Director

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MP&F Public Relations is proud to announce that former Southern Living managing editor Mary Elizabeth Davis has joined us to lead our Creative Services department. With almost a decade at one of the South’s most prestigious publications, Mary Elizabeth has a deep knowledge of market dynamics and a passion for design trends that will make her a perfect fit with our award-winning creative … [Read more...]

View From 30: Creating a Culture of Inclusivity

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MP&F is a longtime member of the Public Relations Society of America’s Counselors Academy, an organization whose purpose is to enable collaborative peer relationships among senior-level public relations counselors. Counselors Academy board president Tom Garrity’s February blog post celebrated two member agencies celebrating 30 years in business and included reflections from MP&F’s Mark … [Read more...]

30 Years of Music – A Look Back

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MP&F started as a one-man consultancy in 1987. Thirty years later, we are the largest independently owned, full-service PR firm in the state, have more than 70 employees, and are the winners of numerous local and national awards. Basically, it’s worked out. Many things have changed since 1987. For instance, I “hyperlink” certain words below that, when clicked on, take you to another … [Read more...]

Brantley and Solano Lead Discussions with Nashville Communicators

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Recently, MP&F Senior Vice President Jennifer Brantley and Vice President Javier Solano led separate industry-related information-sharing sessions with Nashville’s governmental, corporate and nonprofit communicators. Brantley was on a panel that discussed how best to create an outstanding Parthenon Award entry. The Parthenons are annual awards from the Nashville Chapter of the Public … [Read more...]

What Your Small Business Can Learn From Community Bankers About Social Media

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Recently, I had the opportunity to address a group of community banking executives on social media best practices at the Tennessee Bankers Association biannual roundtable event. It was an engaged group of 40 or so bankers from across the state, and they asked some great questions. Following are some of the high points of our discussion. With limited time and resources, small-town banks – or any … [Read more...]

Share Our “View From 30”

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There are two ways to gain perspective: Experience and Altitude. MP&F has both. Join us in 2017 as we celebrate our 30th anniversary by sharing the View From 30. “Nobody cares about your anniversary.”           - Anonymous MP&F Pessimist That pessimistic, but true, statement was one of the shiniest of the gold nuggets to come out of our initial planning sessions for MP&F’s … [Read more...]

2016 Year in Review

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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...]