NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An alliance has been formed by Tennessee public relations companies to offer statewide services to clients.
The Tennessee Public Relations Alliance is being coordinated by Nashville-based McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations. Charter members also are the Carter Malone Group of Memphis and Moxley Carmichael Public Relations of Knoxville.
All three will continue to maintain existing clients and pursue others. But the alliance will be available for businesses and organizations that need statewide communications services.
The PR Alliance’s first news release, announcing its existence, is reproduced below.
News release from Tennessee PR Alliance:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A new statewide alliance has been formed by communications experts from Memphis to Knoxville to provide blanket geographic coverage for products and issues in Tennessee.
Coordinated by Nashville-based McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations, the state’s largest PR firm, charter members of the Tennessee Public Relations Alliance (TPRA) are the Carter Malone Group of Memphis and Moxley Carmichael Public Relations of Knoxville.
“This is a strategic alliance that touches the major population areas of the state and includes talented and experienced principals who have spent their careers in journalism, public service and communications,” said MP&F senior partner Mark McNeely. “We all are friends and have worked on many projects together through the years. This will allow us to leverage local strengths on behalf of clients with statewide or broader needs.”
“I have been extremely impressed by the effectiveness and professionalism of this group, which has been assisting The Land Trust of Tennessee in promoting some of its services statewide,” said The Land Trust’s president and executive director, Jean Nelson.
Each of the independently owned agencies will continue to maintain existing clients and pursue clients needing help from a single agency; but the alliance will offer a unique opportunity to businesses and organizations that need the resources of a cohesive, statewide communications team with strengths in all local markets, principals of the three firms said.
The Carter Malone Group LLC (CMG) is a full-service public relations, marketing and advertising firm, located in Memphis, Tenn. CMG provides creative, dynamic and credible integrated marketing communication strategies that enhance our clients business objectives. CMG is a minority-owned firm with a diverse client list. For more information, visit www.thecartermalonegroup.com.
“I am excited to be associated with such a talented group of public relations professionals,” said Deidre Malone, president/CEO, The Carter Malone Group, LLC. “This alliance showcases our various unique capabilities and gives clients interested in statewide public relations campaigns a solid vehicle for execution.”
Moxley Carmichael is a full-service public relations company based in Knoxville, Tenn. The firm’s client list includes leading companies and organizations in East Tennessee and beyond, including Pilot Flying J travel centers, PetSafe, U.S. Cellular and Ruby Tuesday. They serve clients on a local, regional and national basis. More information is available at www.moxleycarmichael.com.
“Moxley Carmichael is pleased to lend its experience in, and in-depth knowledge of, the East Tennessee market to this highly qualified team of public relations professionals,” said founder and CEO Cynthia Moxley. “On issues of statewide importance, we believe the alliance offers an unmatched opportunity for businesses and other organizations to deliver their messages on a wider and more effective scale.”
McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations is an award-winning, full-service public relations firm in Nashville with operations in Washington, D.C. and Huntsville, Ala. MP&F provides total communications and marketing services for a diversified client mix at the local, regional and national levels. MP&F is also one of the largest independent public relations firms in the Southeast. For more information, go to www.mpf.com.