Patrick Kelly from Says ‘Yes To The Dress’ and to the MMP Entertainment Blog

Special thanks to Patrick Kelly, CEO of Oklahoma City’s, for the generous praise of MMP’s business practices and our Blog.

“Marcello Pedalino spoke last year at the WMBA and has done an amazing job with his blog this year.  It has a professional, but personal look at what Marcello and his team does, which is help his clients celebrate their events in grand style.

While Marcello has star qualities, he makes the client feel like royalty and thus they become his raging fans.

Marcello does a great job in his blog on showing future clients the joy his company can bring to any event.  You can tell every post has taken some thought and effort before it’s posting. Such as an inspiring video, links within the blog and well-placed pictures.

It so very important, as busy as we all can be, to take a moment to look and see how other professionals are using every tool in their tool box to attract new clients.

In the wedding industry, the challenge is to see through the eyes of a twenty something bride. They take the time to look at our blogs and see how it looks and how current it is. A little time out of your week can boost the perception of your company and thus, bring you more business. “

In his monthly newsletter, Kelly also announced that iDo will be collaborating their advertising efforts with TLC’s hit show, Say Yes To The Dress. Very exciting!

I look forward to seeing Patrick and other top wedding industry professionals again this year at the Wedding Merchant Business Academy Conference coming up this  September in Las Vegas.  -mp


Staying Connected With Skype and a Business Profile on Facebook

skypeAfter attending a 70th surprise birthday party last September, I knew I was a little behind the times. The MMP website and MMP blog had been getting rave reviews since their inception so I thought I was on top of the social media cool-factor scale… not quite. When you have 70 year old guys talking about video-calling their grandchildren overseas (via Skype) and saying things like, “yeah, I left a message on their wall and they posted some great pictures” (via Facebook), it’s time to do some catching up.

Within the next few weeks, all of my previous clients and industry contacts will be getting an e-invitation tobecome a fan” of MMP Entertainment and Event Production on Facebook. After a month-long trial and getting my virtual feet wet, I’ve managed to merge the MMP Entertainment blog with the MMP Entertainment Corporate Profile page on Facebook. For those of you that follow the blog, you know that we feature event highlights, industry news, helpful event planning information, inspirational stories and a few videos that will offer you some peace of mind if you’re having a bad day.   So, don’t worry about being bothered by twitter-like posts such as, “I just ate a bagel here at Starbucks…wish they gave me more cream-cheese.” Nope, not gonna happen.   All kidding aside, Facebook finally started catering to its corporate members who wanted to utilize the benefits of their vast network without the distractions of their social network pitfalls.  With the introduction of Business Profiles and enhanced filters, Facebook is now a must-have tool for the 21st century entrepreneur.

facebookNext up is Skype.  Even though I’ve been traveling internationally for a few days, my clients (and family) love that MMP utilizes Skype  communications to keep in touch.  Back in the day, being able to check in with the office via e-mail was cool. When cell phones began offering international and global plans, making a call was even cooler. In 2010, not only can you stay connected, you can be the coolest person in the crowd by video-calling your friends, family and business associates. Did I mention that it was free? Did I mention that all you need is a laptop with a high-speed connection? Bonus, it only takes 5 minutes to set up an account and I haven’t gotten any related spam since I’ve been using the program for the past month.

Special thanks to my good friends, John Walter and social media guru, Andy Ebon, for the inspiration and the little social media kick in the butt.

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