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 its clients.

In honor of MP&F’s anniversary, I wanted to discover how MP&F created this creative work hard/play hard environment over the past 30 years. MP&F was recently chosen as a Top Workplace by The Tennessean for the fifth consecutive year, so we must be doing something right! Below is a list of 30 reasons my fellow MP&Fers can do great work, have fun and make money.


After reading these, I’ve pulled out two themes: the people and the work.

Our People: Almost half of the responses to the question “Why do you love working at MP&F?” involve the people. From the partners’ leadership to everyday email conversations, the people have been the foundation of MP&F for 30 years. As a new intern, I have realized (and appreciated!) this since my first day in the office.

Our Work: According to our website, MP&F is a full-service communications firm with a diversified client mix at the local, regional and national levels. But, more importantly, MP&F is dedicated to its clients. Whether it is a federal government program, large railroad corporation or local nonprofit, my team leaders are passionate about the client and ready to produce the highest-quality work.

So, what is my big takeaway? MP&F has embodied the phrase “do great work, have fun, make money” because of the organization’s high standards for people and the type of work.

Catherine Jackson, a summer intern at MP&F Public Relations, is from Hendersonville, Tenn. A rising senior and Ingram Scholar at Vanderbilt University, Catherine is pursuing a degree in human and organizational development.