Long before it became fashionable for the big national public affairs firms to talk about applying the techniques of political campaign management to corporate communications, McNeely Pigott & Fox—which plies its trade in the less glamorous Tennessee market—had made that approach central to its business philosophy. Like most politically oriented firms, MP&F emphasizes research, strategic planning, media relations—and winning.
The firm’s marquee clients range from Job Corps, which retains MN&F to handle a major national recruitment campaign to the NFL’s Tennessee Titans, which relied on the agency to build a relationship with the local community after moving to Nashville from Houston, via Memphis. To an already impressive client roster that also includes Dell Computer, and Verizon Wireless, the firm added AmSouth Bank, BPAmoco, Westinghouse, FedEx Pilots Association, and International Paper. The firm estimates 2000 billings of close to $5 million.
The agency also has a reputation as one of the better workplaces in the industry, with an emphasis on team-building and professional development.