Congratulations to Chad Raphael, MP&F CFO, on being a finalist for the NBJ’s CFO-of-the-Year Award

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I am a big fan of accountants, an appreciation I developed back in the early 1990s when I worked with ADT Automotive and its CEO, Mike Richardson. Mike was/is an accountant who rose through the ranks at ADT to eventually run the company. He was a visionary whose deep financial knowledge underpinned every decision he made, and had much to do with the success of his company. At MP&F, the man with the accounting chops is CFO, Chad Raphael, who I am very happy to have nominated for the NBJ’s CFO-of-the-Year Award. When I became managing partner at MP&F several years … Read More

For Agency Owners, Diversity Is a Steppingstone to the Future

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MP&F partner Alice Chapman serves on the board of the PRSA Counselors Academy and is a PRSA member. Her most recent blog post, about the importance of diversity in an agency setting and MP&F’s commitment to being a diverse and inclusive workplace, first appeared on the PRSA blog, PRSay, in honor of Diversity Month. Read her entire post below. I’m not an expert on the topic of diversity, but I am a partner in a midsized, independent communications firm that has made a serious commitment to increasing its staff’s diversity. Diversity is important to us, to our employees – especially the … Read More

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 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 Public Relations Welcomes Fall Interns

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MP&F Public Relations has hired six interns for the fall 2016 semester. The firm’s internship program attracts top university students and graduates who are looking to gain valuable experience in the industry. “Our new interns are a talented group who arrived with energy and enthusiasm,” said Katy Varney, MP&F partner. “We look forward to helping them develop as young public relations professionals and make contributions to our client services team.” The fall 2016 interns are: Mary Marshall Anderson (Nashville, Tenn.; Vanderbilt University) Alyssa Furth (Cleveland, Ohio; Vanderbilt University) Kelsey Hutchison (Brentwood, Tenn.; Belmont University) Bailee Jordan (Athens, Ga.; Georgia Southern … 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 Brings Home 18 Awards at IABC’s Music City Gold Pen Awards Ceremony

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The 2016 Music City Gold Pen Awards took place on Thursday, May 19. There are dozens of award categories, which recognize effective communications projects and campaigns across middle Tennessee and southeastern Kentucky. MP&F took home 13 International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Awards of Excellence and five Awards of Merit. MP&F received the 18 awards on behalf of a range of client projects. Job Corps, NashvilleNext, CSX, Kirkland’s, Red White and Food, Nashville Public Education Foundation, and Nashville Mayor Megan Barry’s Inauguration all won Awards of Excellence. Job Corps, NashvilleNext, Kirkland’s and Nashville Mayor Megan Barry’s Inauguration also won Awards of … Read More