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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 30, 2021) – MP&F Strategic Communications has named Lisa Swinson senior digital strategist, adding to its integrated marketing and data analytics team. Swinson joined MP&F as a senior account executive in 2017 and was subsequently promoted to account supervisor. During her time at MP&F, she has used data to guide award-winning marketing, advertising and public relations campaigns for clients in the health care, tech, education and government sectors. “Lisa’s analytic mindset and creative eye make her a unique asset to our firm,” said Katy Varney, partner at MP&F. “Her ability to integrate the most important aspects of … Read More

Talking to Strangers

Javier SolanoBlog, Uncategorized

Man with mask looking out of window at crowd of people

As we reclaim our social lives and return to some version of pre-pandemic normal, the loners are freaking out. Believe it or not, this is a thing.  I believe it. I’m a loner. Big pile of awkward. I hate talking to strangers. (No offense if you don’t know me. It’s not you.)  So while others were baking sourdough, making art and doing other sequestered things, I decided to do something about my biggest fear. No, not actually talk to strangers. Too much, too soon. Instead, I talked to someone about talking to someone. Meet Lily Clayton Hansen, Nashville author, actor … Read More

How To Talk About Your Work (Organization, Project, Etc.) Without Bragging

Knight StivenderBlog, Uncategorized

As an editor at The Tennessean several years before joining MP&F, I knew the folks at the firm before I became one of them. Whenever an MP&F executive entered our newsroom – especially a partner wearing a suit, which was the only thing partners wore to the newsroom in those days – we knew the story they were bringing with them would be important, exclusive, top-secret – or all of those things. Now that I am lucky enough to work at MP&F myself, I understand that beneath my colleagues’ polished presentations are people whose pandemic work-from-home lives are just as … Read More

Are You Remaining Virtually Engaged With Colleagues?

Angela ArgiroBlog, Uncategorized

In a time of remote work, making sure we find ways to enjoy each other is more important than ever. Do Great Work. Have Fun. Make Money. As a member of MP&F’s RAA-RAA (aka party planning) Committee, fulfilling the “Have Fun” portion of our company tagline has always been one of my favorite parts of working here.  From monthly birthday treats to extravagant Halloween parties, to making sure the Kegerator always has a great local beer on-tap, it’s never been much of a challenge to make sure my fellow MP&Fers enjoy a never-ending supply of fun. Now in a time … Read More


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Event Will Feature Community Leaders, Elected Officials,and Special Guest Rosanne Cash • Event begins 11:30 a.m. CST on Tuesday, August 18• Watch on the library’s YouTube channel:• New exhibit explores Tennessee’s role in making the 19th Amendment law NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A century ago, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, finally securing women’s right to vote. One hundred years later to the day, Nashville Public Library will host another milestone in the city’s history and wants everyone to join them. On Tuesday, August 18 at 11:30 a.m. CST, the library will … Read More

Does your website need an SEO audit?

Cole MiracleBlog, Uncategorized

If customers aren’t finding you, it’s time to find out why Is it time to conduct an SEO audit of your company’s website? You’re not alone. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced almost every business to re-examine its digital presence and capabilities. As a result, the digital marketplace for goods and services has become significantly more crowded. It is more difficult than ever for a business to stand out. The best way to maintain or improve your business’s digital standing among your industry peers is to improve your website’s search engine optimization through an SEO audit. A good SEO score … Read More


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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 3, 2019) – Top-tier entertainment business management firm FBMM has promoted Abby Middlemas from account executive to account manager. In this managerial position, she will focus on her clients’ financial goals, whether that’s budgeting for a tour, buying their first home or planning for retirement. “Abby has been a valuable asset to our team for the past four years,” said FBMM owner Duane Clark. “She has proved herself a reliable resource to her clients, and has shown the depth of her financial management knowledge throughout her time here. We’re proud to have her on our team.” Middlemas … Read More

Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage Hosts Monthly Dog Days Event

MPF StaffNews, Uncategorized

HERMITAGE, Tenn. –Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage will host its monthly Dog Days event Saturday, June 29, opening its historic grounds and nature trails for families and their dogs to enjoy together from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A grounds pass will allow guests to explore the acreage of The Hermitage as they walk the historic estate, hike the preserved trails and enjoy the scenic surroundings of the grounds and 19thcentury architecture. By purchasing a combo ticket, guests will also have access to an exclusive Hounds Hike the Hermitage tour, guided by a Hermitage team member. For 60 minutes, participants will hear … Read More