Awe & Disgust, Creativity & Planning: Event tackles if we can really LIVE and PAY for the life we want

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

We were honored to have the opportunity to participate in planning and promoting an event hosted by our client, Brennan Financial Services, at the Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT) office yesterday. The luncheon, Money + Mindset: Creating a happier future by aligning your values and finances, featured Debra Brennan Tagg…

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The Value of Breakfast Networking Events: An Intern Perspective

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

In today’s blog we’re pleased to introduce MPD’s newest intern, Katherine Wilkes. A recent Texas A&M graduate (yes, we’re up to two Aggies for those counting), you’ll get to know her this fall as she works on supporting our client projects. While she has only joined us last week, she…

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Together We Dine: A Candid Conversation on Race Relations

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Recently, I joined with Dallas-area leaders to embark on a candid discussion on race relations as part of the Year of Unity project event, “Together We Dine.” The brainchild of Reverend Richie Butler, Year of Unity is a collaborative movement among Dallas-area religious, business, civic, philanthropic, grassroots, and government organizations,…

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What Do The City of Terrell and Sir Winston Churchill Have in Common?

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Most know the U.S. joined WWII a few years after it began. But did you know that earlier we participated through the Lend-Lease Act of 1941, a means for the U.S. to provide military aid to foreign nations during the war? The United Kingdom recognized they would need to train…

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Celebrating Attitudes & Attire’s 21st Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show

Friday, February 24th, 2017

A charitable event like no other, Attitudes & Attire hosted their 21st Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show today. Some 700 of us packed the Dallas Market Center to listen to powerful client stories, celebrate award winners, look at fashion, dine on a scrumptious veggie plate, and for a few lucky…

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Grammar Errors, Funnel Cakes & Fun: MPD’s 11th Annual State Fair of Texas Outing

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

It’s fall in Dallas and everyone knows what that means (or in this case meant): State Fair of Texas. Our team at MPD Ventures Company scooted over on the last Friday it was open for our annual office fair day. We asked one of our fabulous interns, Hailee Binet, to…

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Celebrating 75 Years of Aviation History; Sharing Event Planning Tips & Tricks

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

We are honored to have been a part of a milestone celebration and event for our client, Terrell Municipal Airport. Recently the airport held the 9th Annual Flights of Our Fathers Air Show & Fly-In, and what a grand event it was! This is our fourth year working with Terrell…

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8 Tips for Novice Facebook Live Video Users

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

I recently tried out Facebook Live Video. There are lots of potentially good opportunities for using live video in marketing. In my particular case, I was attending a client event and wanted to generate interest and excitement. As most first-time ventures go, it was a learning experience. Here are my…

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The Art of “Small Talk” at Networking Events (Part 3: Exiting the Event)

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

We’ve made it to the final part of our blog series on networking events. With our first two posts you’ve prepped and chatted with the best of them. Now, let’s make sure you close the conversation and follow-up properly to keep the relationship going. Closing the Conversation Exiting a conversation…

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The Art of “Small Talk” at Networking Events (Part 2: Starting a Conversation)

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Last week’s post shared how to prep and arrive at an event. Today, we focus on the meatiest and most valuable area: what to ask and say during the event. How to Get Started REMEMBER: You already have one thing in common with every person in the room. You are…

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