Do Great Work, Have Fun, Make Money

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I have only been at MP&F for 30 days. Already, I see how the tagline “do great work, have fun, make money” represents the culture at MP&F – a culture that has lasted for 30 years. From the little things, like moving a staff meeting outside when the office is too cold for some, to the unexpected things, like taking pictures with a catfish to support the Preds, surprises are common. But, working here is not always fun and games. Alongside playful Instagram shoots and pingpong tournaments, staff members are dedicated to producing the highest-quality work for the firm and … Read More

Why Mentorship Even Matters

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The idea of “mentorship” is a hot topic in the public relations sphere right now, and justifiably so. It’s a concept that has grown in the communications field, and there are countless thought-provoking pieces on the subject (Erica Cooke’s Platform Magazine blog on the subject is a great example). My purpose here is not to tell you how to pursue mentorship in your own career, but rather to explain why it’s even worth your time. Having a mentor or being a mentor yourself may seem to be yet another item on your infinite to-do list as a PR practitioner, but … Read More

Three Ways Social Media Marketing Is Like a Country Music Song

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Nashville – the home of country music, cowboy boots and the Grand Ole Opry. For most Nashvillians, country music becomes a part of life. If you’re a native, you can probably give personal tours of the Ryman, point out at least three friends who are extras on “Nashville,” and tell me where Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman recently had lunch. At MP&F, we love embracing all things Nashville, including our country music. Maybe it was the recent CMAs or the social media calendars I’ve been working on, but I’ve discovered country music has more to teach me than a lesson … Read More

Katy Varney Named PRWeek Champion of PR

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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 Varney is proof that effective PR pros can do great things. In her 24 years as partner at MP&F Public Relations in Nashville, Varney has built a strong background in government affairs, communications, and building coalitions. She’s led grassroots campaigns supporting a … 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 Relations

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

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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 technology, health care, business, finance, education and government. For nomination applications, please visit www.nashville30under30.com or contact Sarah Mickle, development director for the Foundation’s Tennessee Chapter, at smickle@cff.org. All completed nominations must be returned by Aug. 1 at 5 p.m. Benefits for honorees include … 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 can be found here. (A paid online subscription is required to read the column and view the photos.)

Metro Government, WGU Tennessee Sign Letter of Agreement

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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 choose to enroll. “This partnership with WGU Tennessee offers Metro employees a great opportunity to get their first or second degree in a learning environment that works around their schedule,” said Mayor Megan Barry. “We appreciate WGU Tennessee’s commitment to providing a … 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 with just their email address and their existing credit and debit cards to start earning rewards as they shop across the shopping center. Simon Insider is powered by Spring, a rewards platform that works directly with … 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 interested in learning more, please click here and scroll to the bottom of the page.