MP&F Makes The Tennessean’s Top Workplace List For Fifth Consecutive Year

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We are honored to announce that we were chosen once again as a Top Workplace of 2017 by The Tennessean. We’re also excited to be one of eight companies to have won this award five years in a row! Check out the full list of Top Workplaces in The Tennessean here. It also includes seven of our clients who earned spots on the prestigious list. The Top Workplaces list is based on the results of employee surveys that measure qualities such as company leadership, communication, career opportunities, working environment, managerial skills, and pay and benefits. If you are interested in working … Read More

Three Ways Social Media Marketing Is Like a Country Music Song

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Nashville – the home of country music, cowboy boots and the Grand Ole Opry. For most Nashvillians, country music becomes a part of life. If you’re a native, you can probably give personal tours of the Ryman, point out at least three friends who are extras on “Nashville,” and tell me where Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman recently had lunch. At MP&F, we love embracing all things Nashville, including our country music. Maybe it was the recent CMAs or the social media calendars I’ve been working on, but I’ve discovered country music has more to teach me than a lesson … Read More

Here’s what’s … On! Our! Powerplay(list)!

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The Nashville Predators are entering a pivotal Game 5. Our city sits on the precipice of frozen glory. The timid need not apply, as the pressure will only continue to rise, the stakes only to get higher. We at MP&F have made no secret of our borderline creepy obsession with our Preds and have spent much of the last few weeks keeping one eye on our work and the other on Bridgestone, which we can see out our window, just a couple of blocks from our office. To help spread our excitement, we’ve combined forces to create a Preds Pump-Up … Read More

The Results Are in Part 2 … 2017 IABC Music City Gold Pen Awards

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MP&F had a strong showing at the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Music City Gold Pen Awards ceremony last week at Noah Liff Opera Center. In total, for our work on behalf of our clients, we won nine awards of excellence and five awards of merit. Below is the list of MP&F’s winning projects. Award of Excellence Winners  Community Relations: nMotion Media Relations: Marine Week Nashville Digital Communications: Marine Week Nashville Community Relations Marine Week Nashville Marketing, Advertising and Brand Communication Marine Week Nashville Publications Marine Week Nashville Social Media Programs Marine Week Nashville Communication Research Marine Week Nashville … Read More

Local Nashville Restaurants Commit to Wasting Less Food

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Fifty-five restaurants from all over Nashville have joined Mayor Megan Barry’s initiative to reduce the amount of food wasted in kitchens. Restaurants such as Etch, Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, Dozen Bakery and Opry Entertainment are pledging to donate surplus food, compost food scraps and offer more flexible portions, among other measures during the Challenge that runs until May 31. Participating restaurants include a wide range of local favorites and hot spots, coffee shops, and nightlife establishments. “These restaurants have committed to a variety of food-saving practices, and we are eager to tout their success,” Barry said. “From fine dining to … Read More

Local Musicians Face Off In Final Round Of Competition To Win A One-Year, Rent-Free Stay At The SoBro

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SoBro Stars

On Saturday, musicians Jay Filson, Katie Ray, and Parker and Kelly Bradway will compete to be named “The SoBro Star” and win a yearlong, rent-free stay at The SoBro, Nashville’s tallest rental apartment high-rise. The “American Idol”-style final round is the culmination of a month long search for the “The SoBro Star” as part of Magellan Development’s artist-in-residence program. Dozens of musicians entered the contest by uploading a 60-second clip to social media. Wells Adams, “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise” contestant and local radio personality, will emcee the event. Judges Ashley Haugen, managing editor of StyleBlueprint; Morey Hill, co-host … Read More

The Hermitage Launches New Programming For Jackson’s 250th Birthday

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Trump Visit Hermitage

To commemorate the 250th birthday of the People’s President, the Andrew Jackson Foundation will launch a 12-month series of programs on his birthday, Wednesday, March 15, with the premiere of the new film “Jackson” about the seventh president’s life. The centerpiece of a weeklong series of events and programs will be the Presidential Wreath-Laying Ceremony at Jackson’s tomb at 11 a.m. March 15 at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage. Ret. Gen. Keith Huber and Andrew Jackson VI will place the presidential wreath on Jackson’s grave accompanied by the Tennessee Army National Guard. Guests can attend the ceremony, listen to a patriotic music … Read More

Mayor Barry Challenges Local Restaurants to Reduce Food Waste

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Food Waste Initiative

Mayor Megan Barry is challenging local restaurants to reduce the amount of food wasted in their kitchens by participating in The Mayor’s Food Saver Challenge for restaurants – a joint project with the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Nashville Food Waste Initiative. Mayor Barry is the first mayor in the Southeast to issue such a challenge. The Challenge was launched at the James Beard Foundation’s Chef Advocacy Training in Nashville on Monday – where 21 well-known local chefs received training, led by national experts, on strategies to reduce restaurant food waste. Participating chefs included Maneet Chauhan, Levon Wallace, Jeremy Barlow, Matt … Read More

StyleBlueprint Named Emerging Media Leader in International Media Awards

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StyleBlueprint Award

StyleBlueprint, a Nashville-based digital media company, has been named a Leader in Emerging Media by the Summit International Awards, an organization dedicated to recognizing innovative work in the marketing communications industry. StyleBlueprint was named a winner in the “B2C App (Business-to-Consumer)” category for its approach to connecting consumers with local businesses in a meaningful, measurable way. In addition, StyleBlueprint provides businesses with beacon technology, which is typically cost-prohibitive for small businesses. With this technology, businesses have insight into consumer behavior data. Other B2C App winners include Black & Co, an advertising agency in Toronto whose airport app improved the customer … 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