Latest Facebook Update Means Page Managers Need to Reevaluate their Strategy

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Is it the end of the [Facebook business Page] world as we know it? Well, it may not be the end, but business Page managers are going to have to up their game if they want their content to be seen according to a news announcement from Facebook last week….

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What’s in a Word – One Word for 2018

MPD One Words for 2018: Peace, Profitability, Productivity, Positivity

“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” – William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Words are funny that way. The associations we make between them and what they represent, whether or not there is any logical connection, makes them driving…

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“These are a Few of our Favorite Things”

MPD Ventures happy holiday graphic 2017

Ahh…the holiday season. You know what they say (or sing, rather): “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Here at MPD, we’ve been reminiscing about some of our holiday memories and traditions and want to share our favorites with you. Paige Dawson Rodriguez What is your favorite holiday memory?…

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Mind Reading for Managers: It’s possible to create a culture that promotes engagement and productivity

In today’s blog, MPD Ventures Intern Katherine Wilkes shares key takeaways from Pearson Partners International’s HR Roundtable event featuring Ignite Global. Mind Reading for Managers I recently attended a DFW HR Roundtable event hosted by our client Pearson Partners International. Our clients constantly create learning events for their respective industries –…

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Helpful, Free Resources for Small Business and Nonprofit Marketing

For small businesses and nonprofit organizations, free online tools and programs can be lifesavers for producing efficient and quality marketing. Most small enterprises have limited funds for paid software solutions, yet still have marketing needs to be met to woo customers, donors, volunteers, partners, and the like. Happily, this blog…

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

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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Vonlane Keeps Giving Texas Travelers What They Want

We knew he was onto something. When Alex Danza came to us in 2014 to help with Vonlane’s business launch, we were so excited about his innovative concept and mission to change the way Texans travel. It didn’t take long for Vonlane’s luxury motor coach service to catch on, and…

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

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

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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Setting up a YouTube Channel: Why and How

Is your company using video as a marketing tool?  Many businesses are now leveraging the power of video content, whether promoting products and services, sharing client testimonials, or providing how-to videos for customers. The possibilities are endless, and it’s easier than ever to record and share video content. For clients…

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