Marmillion + Company Expands Operations

Marmillion + Company launched an expansion plan to meet the strategic communication needs of national associations, trade groups, advocacy organizations, nonprofits and membership organizations. The firm has new staff and is establishing an office in the Rocky Mountain region.

Gene Rose, recently communications director for the National Conference of State Legislatures, joined the firm as Executive Vice President. The former president of the National Association of Government Communicators will work in Denver and be responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of the company and, working with Marmillion, execute the strategy to grow the company's business.

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Also, joining Team Marmillion as an Account Associate in our New Orleans office is Dominick Maggio. Mr. Maggio assists with the organization of strategic planning, branding campaigns, media relations and social networking strategies for MCo as an Account Associate in the New Orleans office.  He is a graduate of the University of New Orleans with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and a Minor in Management. His course work included Marketing Strategy, Marketing Management, Advertising, and Consumer Behavior.

Events with Impact

Whether we are revealing what drives your audiences, creating a buzz, or bringing together key audiences, Marmillion + Company offers event services that provide a fresh, new look that effectively communicates your mission and event themes. From intimate retreats and community town-hall sessions to major national conferences, we have coordinated events of all manner and scope.

Recently. MCo managed and produced five Blue Ribbon Resilient Communities Forums for The America’s WETLAND Foundation in Lake Charles, Plaquemines, Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes in Louisiana and in Houston, Texas and Biloxi, Mississippi.    

Through these events, the Foundation is helping to ensure that Gulf Coast coastal communities are armed with the information to make clear decisions and take immediate action to create a resilient future.  Learn more about MCo can help you make your upcoming event a success by Clicking Here »

Extraordinary. Always.

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis (TCM) is the largest children’s museum in the world and has a strong local identity and awareness and is recognized as a world-leader. However, the Museum did not have a well-defined and articulated brand for its visitors beyond its 100-mile radius.

The Children’s Museum engaged MCo to help define/re-define the brand of TCM and strategies for implementation of the brand campaign.

MCo’s “Imaginative Outcomes” process provided a solid roadmap to developing a plan that included target audiences, core messages and a brand strategy development and communications plan.

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Messages with Meaning

The Performing Arts Alliance (PAA) approached MCo to develop immediate and longer-term messaging strategies that will help communicate the value of the performing arts in America to a variety of audiences.  In order to address recent threats to cut support for the arts, MCo developed messaging that would align with PAA’s Federal advocacy mission to create action alerts for constituents that would spur them to contact Congress on issues relating to the support of the performing arts.

The longer strategic planning effort includes a report of findings, a toolkit, revised messaging approaches and materials to be shared with an active network of constituent arts organizations and artists nationwide.  The toolkit will give arts supporters in every community strategies for how to make every performance an advocacy event and provide them with the means and motivation to effectively communicate the value of the performing arts with community leaders and the general public.

Integrating the Arts and the Environment

We live in an age when image is everything, so it would seem everyone should recognize why the arts are critically important. But, in reality, many in positions of power today view the arts as an extracurricular activity when budgets are squeezed and programs must be cut.

MCo created and Art, Photo & Essay Content - Keep Your Eye on the Prize competition for the America’s WETLAND Foundation to engage Louisiana students in saving coastal wetlands at a time when coastal land loss is increasing and more Louisiana communities are being affected.

The Keep Your Eye on the Prize program is designed to encourage students across the state to consider the significance of Louisiana's coastal wetlands to their own lives by writing essays, creating artwork or taking photographs on the topic.

The subject of the 2012 contest essay entries will be “How can Louisiana adapt to coastal land loss and what changes should be made?” The subject of the 2012 contest art/photo entries will be, “Why should the area known as “America’s WETLAND be saved?”

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Environmental Education

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These lovable action heroes called the “Estuarians” are the mascots for the America's WETLAND Foundation fight to save Louisiana's coast. Each of the mascots live in America's WETLAND and they depend on us to save their habitat.

MCo books and manages the mascots for the Foundation and they appear all around Louisiana year-round at museums, fairs and festivals.

Let MCo help you reach the your audience with your message and learn more about the “Estys” by visiting www.AmericasWetland.com.

Innovative Productions Spice Up San Antonio Legislative Conference

In August, Marmillion + Company produced general sessions featuring best-selling business author Jim Collins, Texas Governor Rick Perry, the last NASA shuttle crew, national pollsters Peter Hart and Neil Newhouse and even a TV-style talk show to honor the nation's legislative staff.

San Antonio was the host for the National Conference of State Legislatures annual Legislative Summit, a meeting that attracted 4,600 legislators, legislative staff and others interested in public policy. Marmillion + Company produced unique video content for the meeting, each day featuring one of the organization's key messages.
Marmillion + Company handled all aspect of meeting general session production, from video production to graphic design to staging to dress rehearsals. Contact us to learn more about how you can make your meetings worthy of standing ovations.

Imagine what Mco can do for your organization.

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