Crisis Communication: Do You Have a Plan?

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019


Your business probably has a disaster recovery plan in place for your IT network—in the event of a power outage or natural disaster there is a documented process for preserving your data and getting your team up and running fast. But what if something else dramatic and unexpected happens to…

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Mastering the Art of Storytelling

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

What’s your story? Why do you exist? Why are you here? Why are you better than AND different from every other option that exists? And, can AND DO your employees, partners, and clients tell the same story? ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦  Last week I had the privilege to do one of my favorite things:…

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Uncover & Share Your Story: The value of a key message workshop

Monday, October 16th, 2017

I met with Paige recently to discuss our social media marketing approach. I asked questions like how do we want to portray our brand? How often should we post? What kind of content should we post? And so on. The answer to many of these questions boiled down to who…

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Getting Things Done with Trello

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

As a marketing and communications firm, our team members collaborate on a variety of projects on a daily basis: PR, rebranding, web design and development, and email marketing to name just a few. Some of our team members work remotely, so it’s crucial that we have a web-based tool that…

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Focused, Fast & Fun: Our Q1 Recap

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

The old saying that time flies–and goes faster the older you are–certainly held true for Q1. My thanks to our fabulous team for your skills, dedication, creativity, and care and to our awe-inspiring clients who entrust us with their branding, marketing, and communication needs. Focus is a key success factor…

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What I’ve Learned After My First Weeks at an Agency

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

As I sit drinking coffee, I reflect on my first few weeks as Marketing Coordinator for MPD Ventures Company. Compared to my internship, my responsibilities have increased in number, in intensity, and in interest level. Not that my role as an intern wasn’t interesting, that is inherent in the work;…

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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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A Millennial Perspective of Simon Sinek’s Take on the “Me” Generation

Friday, February 17th, 2017

At MPD Ventures, we periodically open up our blog to share insights from our current interns who tend to be about two decades younger than us (hard to imagine, I know). Today please meet Jamie Boelens who shares her own millennial take on a video trending these days by Simon Sinek. Recently,…

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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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How to Make the Most of a Summer Internship

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

It’s that time of year once again: summer internship season. This month many college students will begin summer jobs in their field of study, so let’s dust off a blog from last year on how to be a great intern. This time with a twist….from the voice of MPD intern and…

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