Meet the Team: Talana Morris

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

As our MPD team blogs regularly these days, we’re profiling team members in a brief Q&A series. Today’s Q&A is with Talana Morris, principal. Tell us about yourself. I am a wife and mother of two awesome young men: Preston (21) is just beginning his career as a firefighter in…

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Big Shoes to Fill: Lessons from Our Fathers

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Oh…dads. How can one person have so much knowledge and so many bad jokes at the same time? And yet, many of us have few sources of wisdom more valuable than our fathers. In honor of Father’s Day and all the men who have made a difference in our lives,…

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An Evening with Bo Burlingham: How to Be a Small Giant

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

So, Monday evening I had an ultimate fan-girl moment: I attended the Grow With Purpose event that featured Bo Burlingham. Yes, that Bo Burlingham – the rock star small business writer of Inc. and Forbes fame as well as five books. I’ve been a voracious reader of his articles for…

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Meet the Team: Jamie Boelens

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Because our MPD team is blogging regularly, we wanted to give you an opportunity to know our bloggers better with a brief Q&A series that we will publish periodically. This week, we’re starting with our newest team member, Jamie Boelens. Tell us about yourself. Though an Oklahoma native, I was…

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Kindness in the Workplace: 4 simple ways to be kind (Part II of II)

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

This is the second entry of a two-part blog series on kindness in the workplace. In my first entry, we discussed social and business benefits reaped from genuinely caring for others. Like most things worthwhile, kindness can be an elusive concept. We all move so quickly these days that sometimes…

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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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Celebrating a Shared Culture & Honoring a Visionary: APQC’s Inaugural Founder’s Day

Friday, October 9th, 2015

As some of you noticed on @PaigeDawson yesterday, I had the good fortune to spend the day with APQC (the American Productivity & Quality Center) for the Inaugural Founder’s Day & Jack Grayson’s 92nd Birthday Celebration. What an inspirational event! I have a special affinity for APQC (as a long-term…

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