Make Your Office a Great Place To Work: a Couple of Days at MP&F’s Company Retreat

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At MP&F, our staff is organized into two teams, 1 and 2. This is done for a few reasons, mainly organizational. At every annual company retreat, typically held the first week of December, teams 1 and 2 go head to head in a friendly, but competitive series of games. Since team 1 took the trophy last year, my team colleagues and I decided to ratchet it down a notch, so our friends on team 2 … [Read more...]

The Power of Networking

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Most college students hear the mantra “network, network, network” if you want to get a job after graduation. And while most graduates hear what their professors are saying, actually diving in and doing it is a different thing. But it works. Let me tell you how I got my first several internships and, now, my first real job. From internships at Fletcher Rowley, Inc., a political consulting firm, … [Read more...]

The polls are in! MP&Fers reveal their most used apps

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PR life can be busy, hectic and challenging. But we love it. Now that mobile is the new desktop, apps have become our best friends. So I took an internal poll: What are your favorite apps that lessen your stress? Facebook and Instagram, we love you. But you were omitted since almost all of us use you. One thing I learned is that MP&Fers are hardworking, multitasking and multifaceted. We … [Read more...]

MP&F Partner Keith Miles presented with national award

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The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Foundation and the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) named MP&F Partner Keith Miles as the 2016 Dr. Frederick H. Teahan Outstanding Professional Adviser for his work with the Belmont University PRSSA chapter. The award is based on a professional adviser’s exemplary display and encouragement of professional attitudes and … [Read more...]

MP&F has two named to annual NBJ Power 100

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MP&F Public Relations has, not one, but two people named to the prestigious Nashville Business Journal Power 100 list this year. Partner Katy Varney and Account Supervisor and Metro Councilman Colby Sledge were named to the Power 100, now in its second year. Varney also made the 2015 list. The NBJ looked at Nashvillians who have the biggest impact in the business community by wielding … [Read more...]

A First-Timer’s Experience at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage

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Many visitors arrive at Andrew Jackson’s home with their opinions already fixed, sometimes using words like “crazy” and “violent.” At first, I visited The Hermitage solely to enjoy the history. But I left with a clearer image of the man, whom I felt wasn’t as easy to label as I’d first thought. Visitors are greeted by larger-than-life portraits of the general looming next to compassionate quotes … [Read more...]

Work/Life Balance: Intern Edition

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So my college major, grades and transcripts won’t matter in the “real world,” or at least that’s what I’m told. The question then becomes ‘what can we students do to land that postgraduate dream job?’ College students have figured out that experience is everything and internships are priceless – literally. (Most are unpaid.) Finding the right internship is difficult, but a whole new challenge … [Read more...]

MP&F’s Javier Solano Leads Facebook Live Diversity Chat

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Earlier today, MP&F Vice President Javier Solano led an online “diversity chat,” presented by the Nashville chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Solano, also the vice president of the Tennessee Latin American Chamber of Commerce, was the guest expert during a Facebook Live discussion about diversity and inclusion initiatives in the communications industry. Born in Santa … [Read more...]

So, your brand wants to experiment with disappearing images?

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Disappearing images are all the rage on social media lately, starting with the increasingly popular 5-year-old Snapchat and, more recently, Instagram’s disappearing stories feature. So now that there are two platforms doing the same thing, which one should brands use? The bottom line is deciding which platform is more effective for reaching your audience. Snapchat was introduced as a … [Read more...]