A word on buzzwords

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It’s taken me a long time to ideate this piece of snackable content. After all, I was working to craft a cutting-edge, viral blog post with perfectly synergized messages aimed at exposing pain points around the pervasive use of jargon and buzzwords in the world of communications. All right, who needs a translation? That first paragraph incorporated a number of frequently used communications … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Tennessee Public Relations Alliance Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

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The Tennessee Public Relations Alliance celebrated its fifth anniversary this fall, and plans are underway to continue its growth and reach in the state. “The alliance concept has been very successful, and I think it is fair to say that it has exceeded the expectations of all of the partners,” said McNeely Pigott & Fox (MP&F) Public Relations managing partner David Fox. “Since we … [Read more...]

MP&F Public Relations Welcomes Fall Interns

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MP&F Public Relations has hired six interns for the fall 2016 semester. The firm’s internship program attracts top university students and graduates who are looking to gain valuable experience in the industry. “Our new interns are a talented group who arrived with energy and enthusiasm,” said Katy Varney, MP&F partner. “We look forward to helping them develop as young public relations … [Read more...]

Our Time With the Marines During Marine Week Nashville

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Marine Week, the Corps’ largest community outreach event of the year, was held in Nashville, Sept. 7–11. MP&F had the honor and pleasure of working with the Corps on this large-scale project. There were more than 80 events across the city celebrating “Community, Country and Corps,” during a five-day span. Without getting into too much detail in this blog post, there was a lot of planning and … [Read more...]

There are bad ideas in brainstorms … And that’s good!

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You are doing yourself and your fellow creative professionals a disservice if you embrace the mantra of “There are no bad ideas in a brainstorm.” Almost every idea in a brainstorm is bad. That’s why only a few – at best – survive. Don’t go negative on me though, bro! All of these bad ideas are not a bad thing. What really is bad is ignoring the opportunity that comes along with a bad idea. … [Read more...]

The Marines are coming!

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More than 700 Marines are headed to Music City! MP&F Public Relations is working with the United States Marine Corps on their largest community outreach event of the year: Marine Week from Sept. 7 to 11. The events will feature hands-on displays, live demonstrations, time-honored Marine Corps traditions, an array of musical performances by the Marines and other artists, and additional … [Read more...]