MEPR Agency is a full service boutique public relations and brand strategy agency based in Nashville, TN. Since 2006 we have been serving local and regional small businesses, non-profits, and government agencies by bridging traditional communication with a hybrid of social and digital strategies. Our work is centered around connecting brands with their heartbeat through storytelling, community building, and the integration of culture as a strategy and not a buzzword.
We influence change, position brands, affect consumer decisions, and increase visibility through storytelling and community building.
Your story should be told whether traditional media wants to cover it or not. So we treat each client like the media, identifying tools that will help us best communicate the message.
You have the ability to impact the world with powerful messages and stories. We want to create relatable stories that connect with your audience.
Your voice is important - no matter how big or small.
Culture is more than color. Culture is the framework of expectations your team will share. They will take those characteristics and share with your audience.
Diversity is the outcome of an intentional decision for your organization to provide messages (and a team) that is reflective of the audience and community you serve.
The brand is the sum of the experience people have with your business which they react to and strengthens or reduces their desire to continue their experience.
Not everyone communicates the same. We translate messages for your audience not just for language but for context. We call it cultural translation.
We Localize Your Brand & Message
Over the past few years there has been a large push for more consumers to participate in the local fiber of a community and equally as large of a push for national businesses to offer local incentives. One of our strong areas is taking your national or regional message and providing local-rich content and strategies to excite your consumer. No matter the type of business one thing we know is that by creating local messages and opportunities you provide your customer with a strong sense of neighborhood and they will thank you for it!
Boutique is an Experience, Not a Size
We often get the question "why do you consider yourselves a boutique agency?" From the day we opened we quickly made a decision that we wanted our role to be specialists for our clients with unique and customized engagement. The experience clients have with us is much like shopping in a vintage boutique; classic yet unique and original pieces that can't be found in other places. We want you, the client, to know that we will not manage the brand of your competitor and are committed to giving you the most custom service to best fit your overall goal. Our philosophy is that you will receive full service results with a boutique experience.
Our firm is built on the premise that brands should have an intimate relationship with giving to and strengthening their communities. Being socially responsible is more than checking a box at the end of the year but rather the intentional cultural practice that we create together or manage alongside your team. Because we practice what we preach, we are also socially responsible and use our work as a platform to educate businesses on how to be more efficient. Ultimately, our goal is to increase the value of giving and impacting the community while working to increase your bottom line.
We Understand Diverse Audiences
We have carved out a specific niche in understanding varied audiences and the best forms for communicating with them. We know that everyone receives messages differently and we have been known for identifying the audience, crafting the story (message), and developing long-term relationships that lead to results. While we are working with general markets, our work is to also be inclusive of audiences that are often left out of the conversation. Our relatable approach allows for a two way conversation; allowing us to tap in and listen to the needs of the consumer and being prepared to share your story with that targeted audience, regardless of the age, race, gender, faith or other diverse differentiators.