Do Great Work, Have Fun, Make Money

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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 … Read More

Midyear Retreat – Going Old School

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MP&F staff recently headed to The Old School, a farm-to-table restaurant, garden and event venue, for our annual midyear retreat, where family and friends later joined for a 30th anniversary party complete with MP&F-themed cocktails. Staffers spent the day learning about best practices, reviewing successes for the year so far, participating in brainstorming break-out sessions and strengthening our best asset – our culture. Scroll down for a glimpse of our retreat and our 30th anniversary party – it’s Our View From 30 (at the farm). To kick off the day, staffers took a tour of the on-site farm at The … Read More

View From 30 Lunch Series: Storytelling for Results

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MP&F is celebrating 30 years in business, and we realize that most anniversary news is met with responses like: Oh, really? That’s nice. Yes, I got the release. No, my readers don’t care. Shoot … I forgot. I’m sorry, honey. Yes, I’ll do the dishes. No, I wasn’t watching the game. I love Gilmore Girls … will you turn up the volume? So … for one part of our yearlong celebration, we will be holding regular events to engage the community. For example, we’ve just kicked off our “View From 30 Lunch Series,” a free, quarterly lunchtime professional development series … Read More

View From 30: Creating a Culture of Inclusivity

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MP&F is a longtime member of the Public Relations Society of America’s Counselors Academy, an organization whose purpose is to enable collaborative peer relationships among senior-level public relations counselors. Counselors Academy board president Tom Garrity’s February blog post celebrated two member agencies celebrating 30 years in business and included reflections from MP&F’s Mark McNeely. Here, Mark looks back on 30 years of MP&F and the firm’s successful model of transparency and inclusion. Create a culture of inclusivity “Two things my partners and I have learned to cherish as our firm celebrates its 30th anniversary are transparency and inclusion. We’ve always … Read More

30 Years of Music – A Look Back

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MP&F started as a one-man consultancy in 1987. Thirty years later, we are the largest independently owned, full-service PR firm in the state, have more than 70 employees, and are the winners of numerous local and national awards. Basically, it’s worked out. Many things have changed since 1987. For instance, I “hyperlink” certain words below that, when clicked on, take you to another “page” of the “internet.” Many things haven’t changed since then, though, like our core values, our commitment to our clients and our excellent work. Outside of work, I’m an avid music collector and still DJ when I … 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