Blogger Summit: Bringing influencers and brands together

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At MP&F, we work closely with clients who benefit from having a blogger/influencer strategy in their communications plans. These clients include, but are not limited to, Kirkland’s, The Hermitage, Renaissance Nashville Hotel and Opry Mills. ‘Blogger’ has become a permanent tab on many of our media lists, and we are always searching for new ways to work with this influential group of digital media contributors. Recently, we helped Opry Mills host a successful blogger summit with bloggers from ‘drive markets,’ –markets close enough for shoppers to drive to Opry Mills but outside the immediate vicinity. Our wonderful guests came to … Read More

The Results are in… 2017 Parthenon Awards

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MP&F had a great showing at the awards ceremony this week for the Nashville chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. We won more Parthenons than any other agency, collecting a total of 36 awards (15 Parthenons and 21 awards of merit). Our work on behalf of the U.S. Marine Corps for Marine Week Nashville collected the most hardware with eight Parthenons and two awards of merit and also was a finalist for the Best of Show award. Below is a total list of MP&F’s winning projects. Parthenon Winners Project Media Relations-Media Placement: Marine Week Nashville New Media: Marine … Read More

MP&F Welcomes Two New Staff Associates

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Mercy & Magic

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

What Your Small Business Can Learn From Community Bankers About Social Media

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Recently, I had the opportunity to address a group of community banking executives on social media best practices at the Tennessee Bankers Association biannual roundtable event. It was an engaged group of 40 or so bankers from across the state, and they asked some great questions. Following are some of the high points of our discussion. With limited time and resources, small-town banks – or any small business – can’t do everything on social media, nor should they. Make your social media channels work for you with these tips and recommendations. Consider your resources. Don’t create presences on every network … Read More

Share Our “View From 30”

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There are two ways to gain perspective: Experience and Altitude. MP&F has both. Join us in 2017 as we celebrate our 30th anniversary by sharing the View From 30. “Nobody cares about your anniversary.”           – Anonymous MP&F Pessimist That pessimistic, but true, statement was one of the shiniest of the gold nuggets to come out of our initial planning sessions for MP&F’s 30th anniversary, which began on January 1, 2017. That statement has endured as our guiding mantra, reminding us that, in order to leverage our anniversary to engage external audiences – to make you … Read More

2016 Year in Review

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It’s been a banner year for MP&F! In 2016, we helped more than 100 clients across a variety of industries connect with their audiences through media relations, advertising, social media, web design, event management, community relations, grassroots outreach, video and more. We’re proud to share these highlights with you: Thank you for your support! Your friends at MP&F Public Relations

The Power of Networking

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Most college students hear the mantra “network, network, network” if you want to get a job after graduation. And while most graduates hear what their professors are saying, actually diving in and doing it is a different thing. But it works. Let me tell you how I got my first several internships and, now, my first real job. From internships at Fletcher Rowley, Inc., a political consulting firm, to the Tennessee General Assembly with Sen. Jeff Yarbro, and now at MP&F, my network has helped me climb the ladder. That’s not to say I didn’t work hard or do everything … Read More

Tennessee Public Relations Alliance Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

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TPRA 5th Anniversary

The Tennessee Public Relations Alliance celebrated its fifth anniversary this fall, and plans are underway to continue its growth and reach in the state. “The alliance concept has been very successful, and I think it is fair to say that it has exceeded the expectations of all of the partners,” said McNeely Pigott & Fox (MP&F) Public Relations managing partner David Fox. “Since we announced the alliance in October 2011, TPRA members have been engaged in more than a dozen projects that allowed them to utilize their singular knowledge and expertise in the state’s major markets.” Among the projects were … Read More