MP&F Welcomes New Creative Services Director

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MP&F Public Relations has named Mary Elizabeth Davis, former managing editor of Southern Living magazine, as its first Creative Services director. At Southern Living, Davis was responsible for directing brand operations and overseeing the production of editorial content. She has deep experience working across multiple brand platforms to identify and execute new business opportunities, and has worked with brands such as Swanson, Delta, South Walton Beach and Thermador. Davis will manage MP&F’s six-person Creative Services department, which is responsible for clients’ graphic and digital design needs such as marketing materials, advertising, websites and videos. “A communications strategy that integrates topnotch … Read More

MP&F Welcomes Two New Staff Associates

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MP&F Public Relations has hired Bailee Jordan and Millie Wert as the firm’s newest staff associates. Bailee Jordan, a native of Athens, Ga., graduated from Georgia Southern University in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in public relations and minors in marketing and sustainability. She most recently served as an intern for MP&F from August to December of 2016. During her time at GSU, Jordan completed internships with Mandy Edwards Marketing Services in Statesboro, Ga., and Caren West Public Relations in Atlanta. She was also an active member of Kappa Delta sorority, where she served on the executive … Read More

MP&F Welcomes New Assistant Account Executive and Three New Staff Associates

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MP&F Public Relations has hired Cole Miracle as the firm’s newest assistant account executive and Viviana Bertorelli, Aya Harasawa and Sara Salisbury as staff associates. Cole Miracle, a native of Worthington, Ohio, graduated from Miami University in May 2015 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in strategic communications and journalism. Prior to joining MP&F, Miracle worked for Golin, formerly Golin-Harris, in Chicago, as part of the firm’s health care division, and completed internships with Chicago-based Red Frog Events and Capital Crossroads, a Columbus, Ohio-based nonprofit group. His experience includes internal and external communications for brands ranging from health insurance providers to … Read More

MP&F Adds Community Relations & Sustainability Expert

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 MP&F Public Relations has hired Lindsey Ganson as the firm’s newest account supervisor. Ganson, a Brooklyn, N.Y., native, is a nationally recognized communications professional with more a decade of experience in sustainability, infrastructure and grassroots campaigns. Since moving to Nashville in 2014, Ganson has been leading the public outreach efforts for nMotion, the 25-year strategic plan of the Nashville Metro Transit Authority and the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee (MTA/RTA). With Ganson’s guidance, MTA/RTA has participated in more than 100 events and received over 19,000 comments and survey responses from Middle Tennesseans over the past 16 months. Before moving … Read More

MP&F Public Relations Promotes Controller to Chief Financial Officer

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MP&F Public Relations has promoted Chad Raphael from controller to chief financial officer. “Chad has done a great job of streamlining our accounting function and implementing new reporting features while providing accurate and timely financial analysis,” said David Fox, managing partner of MP&F Public Relations. “He has stepped up to the role of CFO, and we are proud to give him the title reflecting that greater role in our company.” Raphael is responsible for managing all accounting and financial functions, including budgeting, forecasting and consolidated financial statement reporting. He also directs the reporting and monitoring of the organization’s financial performance … Read More

Mark McNeely Honored as the Nashville Emerging Leader 2016 Impact Award Winner

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MP&F’s founding partner, Mark McNeely, was recently presented with the Nashville Emerging Leader 2016 Impact Award by YP Nashville and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. The award honors a top Nashville leader who has made a significant impact on guiding and mentoring young professionals in the community. Since MP&F’s doors opened in 1987, hundreds of PR pros and interns have contributed to the company’s success. Mark has invested in the professional development of each and every one of them. Mark also supports communications students through his relationships with universities across the state and continued support of communications scholarships. In … Read More

MP&F Public Relations Welcomes Diversity Fellow

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University of Tennessee graduate Aya Harasawa has joined MP&F Public Relations as the agency’s 2016 Diversity Fellow. The MP&F Diversity Fellowship Program is designed to prepare participants from diverse backgrounds for careers in public relations. Fellows will participate in MP&F’s mentorship and professional development programs, while gaining work experience in areas such as research, media relations, project management and digital communication. The highly competitive program allows fellows to learn and explore public relations activities at MP&F for up to six months. Harasawa, a Nashville native, graduated from the University of Tennessee in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in communication and … Read More