Celebrating Decades in Downtown Nashville

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A version of this post also appeared in The Tennessean. By David Fox Congratulations to the Downtown Partnership as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. As a partner in a company that has operated in downtown Nashville since 1987, I can say that it has made a difference for our city to have an organization like the DP totally focused on making our downtown as functional and user-friendly as possible. As my partner Mark McNeely, who’s on the board of the DP, likes to say, “If you want to make a difference in this city, being downtown is a big advantage.” … Read More

Add visuals to your social media feeds to increase engagement

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If, as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, then doesn’t it make sense to plan visuals for your social media stream? I can see a marked increase in engagement in my own blogs and Facebook posts when I use a photo or share a graphic. Often, the visual makes the first impression and draws the reader into the written story. It’s no coincidence that some of the fastest-growing social media tools (Pinterest and Instagram, for example) are based on visuals. For a great real-world example of how cultural institutions are building their presences on social media, check out this New York Times … Read More

Tips for successful blogging … from MP&F’s successful bloggers

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MP&F’s Sarah de Jong recently wrote about how MP&F is Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk by advising clients on blogging best practices, and hosting a number of personal blogs ourselves. That entry ginned up some great feedback on the various blogging tips it included, so we’ve taken it a bit further and transformed some of those tips into the infographic below. Look down the right-hand column of this page to subscribe to blog updates. Have we missed any of your favorite blogging tips?