Stories

At MPRM Communications, we are privileged to work with some amazing storytellers, from independent filmmakers to entrepreneurs. Here we explore the different ways storytelling can be used from transporting audiences to motivating change to creating awareness, and much more!

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday marked by tradition, comforting in its predictability. Last year, mid-surge and pre-vaccine, Covid disrupted our plans. We adapted with virtual, socially distanced or very small immediate family celebrations, but it wasn’t the same. This year finds us more hopeful than last but still cautious. If the

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Climate Change, Does It Need to be a Tragedy?

With all the news coming out of Glasgow about global warming, we need to consider what we can do as individuals as well as companies to make a change. Presidents can pontificate, but it will take people to make a difference. For GenZ climate change is not an existential crisis, it

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A Story About Democracy

Over the last decade pundits have bemoaned the state of our democracy while historians remind us that the country has survived fractious times before. It is not uncommon for the losing side to feel that the elected official doesn’t represent them but it is rare to question the legitimacy of

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A Story About What Keeps Us Up at Night

No, this is not about the issues of the day, it’s about scary movies. Halloween has become the second biggest commercial holiday after Christmas and it’s certainly the number one timeframe for releasing horror movies. It’s good for box office and incidentally for MPRM as well. We just finished working

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Living in an Age of Uncertainty

For almost two years we have been living in a time of uncertainty. When we locked down in March 2020, we thought it would be for about six weeks. That didn’t happen. As we adjusted to the need to mask and socially distance, we made decisions about how we would conduct

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Can We all Get Along?

If we are what we watch, which a number of studies reported on by the New York Times infer, Home Sweet Home, a new unscripted series debuting on NBC, October 15 at 8 pm, is a show that should be watched. The series, from Oscar and Emmy Award-winning executive producer Ava DuVernay, challenges two very

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From Column Items to Social Media, The Change in Entertainment PR

The passing of famed entertainment publicist Bobby Zarem, someone we knew of but didn’t know, triggers some reflection on how the practice of entertainment publicity has changed over the last half century. During their heyday, gossip columnists could make or break careers. The podcast series You Must Remember This featured

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We Can’t Blame Social Media For Everything

Although it is easy to blame Facebook and Twitter for the polarization of America, region, generation, gender, race and politics are often the reason why a single event can occur to people so differently. While social media exacerbates the problem, it isn’t the cause. An MPRM documentary client, Civil War (or,

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A Tale Of Two Narratives

The nation’s response to the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and to President Biden’s decision to mandate vaccines was a study in opposites. With more people dying from Covid on a daily basis than on 9/11 alone, one would think that our country would come together to fight this

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MEMORIES OF 9/11, 20 YEARS LATER

Twenty years later our memories of 9/11 remain very vivid. Because they are so personal, and vary depending upon location and age, the following is a collection of stories from our MPRM team, beginning with the youngest and concluding with the MPRM experience that day, which took place in LA,

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