Award-Winning Team Bailey and Cocke Reunite To Lead Creative Department at MP&F 

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Bailey joins, Cocke promoted to director of Creative Services roles  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 17, 2022) – MP&F Strategic Communications today announced that Don Bailey and Tom Cocke, two industry powerhouses, will lead and grow its award-winning creative team as directors of Creative Services.   Bailey, a multi-time Art Director of the Year award winner, will join the agency as director of Creative Services, Design. Cocke, an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience, joined MP&F last year and has been elevated to director of Creative Services, Copy. Bailey and Cocke assume the leadership roles following Mary Elizabeth Davis, the …

MP&F Strategic Communications Names Knight Stivender as Partner in Firm

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 24, 2022) – Marketing veteran Knight Stivender has been named a partner at MP&F Strategic Communications, it was announced today. Stivender joined MP&F in 2018 as the firm’s first director of integrated marketing and data analytics. She led a growing team of marketing professionals on behalf of a variety of clients, including Log Still Distillery, Aegis Sciences Corporation, ADS Security, United Way of Middle Tennessee, Solstice Senior Living and the University of Tennessee. “Knight began making a difference in this company from the first day she arrived,” said Jennifer Brantley, MP&F’s managing partner. “Her marketing and data …

MP&F Strategic Communications Announces Three New Promotions

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 9, 2021) – MP&F Strategic Communications announced today that longtime employees Courtenay Rossi, Mary Ruth Raphael and Leigh Lindsey, APR, have taken on new roles within the company, effective immediately. Rossi is the new principal for the Washington, D.C., office, and Lindsey and Raphael have been named senior vice presidents.   “Courtenay, Mary Ruth and Leigh all exemplify every trait we look for in an MP&F team member,” said Katy Varney, partner at MP&F. “Their leadership has helped make a mark on the city of Nashville and on communities across the country, and their 51 years of collective work for MP&F shines through our growth and numerous awards.”  Rossi joined MP&F in 2004 and manages the company’s national marketing contract for the U.S. Department of Labor’s …

MP&F Strategic Communications Names Brantley Managing Partner

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 3, 2022) – MP&F Strategic Communications has named Jennifer Brantley managing partner of the firm. Brantley, 53, joined the firm in 1992 and became a partner in 2017. She succeeds Alice Chapman, who died unexpectedly in November. The firm, which celebrates 35 years in business in 2022, has 75 employees, has annual revenues in excess of $10 million, and specializes in public relations, marketing and advertising. MP&F is a seven-time winner of the prestigious Silver Anvil Award from the Public Relations Society of America, and its work on behalf of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee to combat the …

Educational Media Foundation Global Headquarters To Relocate to Berry Farms in Franklin, Tenn.

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. (Dec. 15, 2021) – Educational Media Foundation (EMF), the parent company of K-LOVE and Air1 radio, announced today the closure of a land purchase, continuing a three-year, phased relocation of its global headquarters to Berry Farms in Franklin, Tenn. Construction on the 170,000-square-foot space is scheduled to begin on the 11-acre property in mid-2022. The campus’s six floors will include broadcast facilities, podcast and video production studios, and a worship center. “Middle Tennessee is the hub for Christian musicians, publishers, filmmakers and industry professionals, making it a great place for us to call ‘home,’” said EMF CEO Bill Reeves. “It is incredibly important …

Largest Real Estate MLS in Tennessee to Expand

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Realtracs Focusing on Memphis and Chattanooga Markets, Others To Follow NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 2, 2021) – Realtracs, the largest multiple listing service (MLS) in Tennessee, is expanding service to new markets across the state with the goal of becoming Tennessee’s first statewide MLS. Realtracs is initially expanding to the Greater Memphis and Chattanooga areas, with future plans to enter other Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and Kentucky markets. Realtracs currently has more than 18,000 users in over 1,700 real estate offices across Middle Tennessee and parts of Alabama, Georgia and Kentucky. The expansion marks the first time Realtracs has entered markets with …

McEwen Northside releases next phase of development

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. (June 14, 2021) – The next phase of development has officially been released at McEwen Northside, a 45-acre mixed-use urban district in the heart of Cool Springs with direct access to the I-65 McEwen Interchange.   The new release, located at 5001 Aspen Grove, will feature 126,000 square feet of Class A office space that tops 26,000 square feet of ground floor specialty retail and restaurant space with covered parking. Scheduled to be completed by the end of 2022, the $62 million project is now available for leasing.   “This new release is the next step to accomplishing our vision of building a vibrant walkable community …

MP&F Strategic Communications adds three interns

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 3, 2021) – MP&F Strategic Communications announced today it has hired three interns for its summer 2021 program. Erin Lewis, a senior at the University of Florida, has gained industry experience through positions with Uproar PR, an Orlando-based agency; Gator Wesley, a college ministry; PRSSA; Alpha PRoductions, a student-run firm at UF; and the Institute for Public Relations. She will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in public relations, a minor in event management and a certificate in international communication in May 2022. Kiran Wheeler is a rising senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, …

Enexor Joins Halliburton Labs, Prepares for Global Launch

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FRANKLIN, Tenn., and HOUSTON (Feb. 9, 2021) – Enexor BioEnergy, LLC, of Franklin, Tenn., announced today it has been selected as one of three companies to participate in Halliburton Labs’ clean technology accelerator program, where entrepreneurs, academics and investors come together in a collaborative environment to advance cleaner, affordable energy. Enexor BioEnergy manufactures an on-site, renewable energy solution to help solve the world’s organic and plastic waste problems. The company’s patented bioenergy system converts almost any organic, plastic or biomass waste in any combination into affordable, renewable power and thermal energy. This modular system allows for quick deployment and on-site …

BlueCross Foundation Announces 10 New BlueCross Healthy Place Projects for 2021

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation plans to create 10 new BlueCross Healthy Places across the state in 2021. In celebration of the company’s 75th anniversary, the foundation is investing $750,000 in each space, bringing the statewide total to $7.5 million. The 10 project sites are spread across communities large and small in each of the state’s three Grand Divisions. The 2021 BlueCross Healthy Place sites and project packages include: Alamo: Crockett County High School – Community Hub Baxter: Baxter Seminary Park – Thrive and Play Chattanooga: St. Elmo Park – Fitness and Fun Farragut: Town Hall …