Introducing MP&F Strategic Communications

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MP&F has been spreading its wings of late and, with it, the scope of our services. After the best year in company history in 2017, we are proud to announce major enhancements to our communications offerings and a new name: MP&F Strategic Communications. MP&F’s commitment to providing solid strategic counsel has been a hallmark of this agency for more than three decades. What’s changing today are the tools at our disposal to implement strategies, deliver messages and track results. Our menu of services now includes: Integrated marketing: We have enhanced our marketing capabilities by developing a data-driven, integrated approach under … Read More

MP&F Earns Prestigious National Award and Local Parthenons

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MP&F earned a national Gold SABRE on behalf of the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation for the Count It! Lock It! Drop It! campaign, at the recent North American SABRE Awards ceremony in New York City. The three-year campaign won in the Healthcare Providers category. It was MP&F’s third SABRE award in the past seven years. MP&F Public Relations also received 30 awards, including 12 Parthenons, at the 32nd annual Parthenon Awards ceremony at Country Music Hall of Fame. The ceremony, sponsored by the Public Relations Society of America’s Nashville chapter, celebrates the best public relations campaigns of 2017, … Read More

MP&F is all-in on transit

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I’m proud of the great job we’ve done. I just voted FOR transit, and here’s why: It’s an investment in infrastructure, like water pipes, electric lines, sidewalks and fiber, we have to make for the good of the city. It’ll cost each of us about 17 cents per day over the 25-year life of the investment. That is not unreasonable, and tourists will help us pay for it. It will start by helping those who need it most. The first thing that will happen if we vote yes will be major improvements in our bus system. New buses, more frequency, … Read More

MLK50

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By Ira Hughes There are many people throughout the world who contribute to making the communities where they live better. Some are even able to effect change in a larger scale. But, in the grand scheme of things, not many individuals are able to leave a lasting mark on society that impacts generations and penetrates the broader social consciousness. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a towering figure whose teachings and leadership still are influencing action and inspiring us 50 years after his assassination (April 4, 1968). I am a young African-American professional in the field of communications at MP&F … Read More

What Job Candidates in the Communications Industry Need to Know

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This May will mark 25 years since I was an eager college student embarking on an internship at MP&F Public Relations. Little did I know then that it would be the start of a rewarding career in communications. After a few years of client work under my belt, I began to manage our intern program and did that for seven years. For the better part of the last decade, I’ve been screening and interviewing all of our firm’s job candidates. Needless to say, I’ve seen a lot of changes over the years regarding skills that make a successful PR practitioner. … Read More

Using Digital for Brand Authenticity

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You often hear the phrase “the customer is always right” in industries ranging from fast food to public relations. This comes from the understanding that, without a strong base of consumers, a business will die. So the importance of knowing what a consumer wants and values is paramount to building a brand. Studies by Cohn and Wolfe and the Boston Consulting Group  have identified brand authenticity as one of the top factors in attracting customers. While it looks different for everyone, brand authenticity is the proximity between the image a brand projects and the reality of what that brand represents. … Read More

Big changes are headed to Facebook (Now’s the time to get ready)

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Last week Mark Zuckerberg announced that major changes are in the works at Facebook. The social network is shifting its algorithms again — this time to make sure you are seeing more content from family and friends. It’s likely that changes to Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, are on the way, too. According to Zuckerberg, the shift will take time, but you should see some changes in your news feed quickly. More content in your news feed from people that matter to you means less visibility for content from brands, businesses and news publishers. If your business relies on … Read More

2017 MP&F Year in Review

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When the Marine Corps needed a few good PR folks to provide strategic communications support for its annual Marine Week activities, the brass turned once again to the crack team at MP&F Public Relations. For the second year in a row – Nashville in 2016 and Detroit in 2017 – MP&F provided the Marines with a wide range of services, from event logistics and execution to advertising to media and community relations, as part of an integrated campaign promoting the Corps’ largest outreach program of the year. Throughout, we analyzed and reassessed to see how we could adjust and continue … Read More

MP&F: A History of Comebacks for 30 Years

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This has been a remarkable year for MP&F Public Relations. We have celebrated our 30th anniversary, in ways large and small, all year long. It has been the best year in our history, with more than $8 million in billed fees. The future is bright, and as long as we can continue to attract the smartest, most motivated, effective and caring people, I know that the company will continue to prosper. It hasn’t always been like this. I wanted to look back over the past 30 years at some of the major challenges, and successes, that the people at MP&F … Read More

Holiday Home Tour With Kirkland’s

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Earlier this month, MP&F coordinated a Holiday Home Tour with 15 social influencers from across the country on behalf of our client Kirkland’s. It was a huge success, and we loved the Christmas décor inspiration our blogger partners provided us! As part of the home tour, each social influencer was given a Kirkland’s gift card to shop for seasonal, on-trend products to style and photograph in their homes. Throughout the week, they linked to the other influencers’ posts to invite readers to hop from one blog to the next. To gain excitement and engagement, Kirkland’s gave away a $1,500 gift … Read More