Today’s most successful businesses communicate a clear, consistent and compelling brand story to every stakeholder. They speak with one voice to their customers, employees, franchisees, investors, supplier partners and the media.
At Magpie Communications, we leverage strategic planning, public relations, graphics, production and technology to tell our clients’ stories to the world.
With offices in Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay, Magpie Communications was founded on the principals of hiving, long before hiving was a term. To us, it just made sense: bring the best talent to each job, eliminate overhead fees, deliver great work, and keep costs in check. Together, our team creates communications that grab attention, deliver a call to action, build brands and protect reputations.
Our Corp Comm Approach
Magpie creates corporate communications strategies that get your internal and external audiences excited about your company’s success stories, your operational initiatives, and your vision for the future. Our services include:
Our Convention Approach
Content. Creative. Execution. These are the three keys to any successful event, tradeshow or convention, and at Magpie, we do all three. We understand that meetings are only successful when the content is strategic and on message; when the creative is compelling and memorable; and when the execution is flawless and on budget.
Our Crisis Management Approach
As Warren Buffett famously said, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.” That statement may never have been truer than it is today. With the rise of social media and smart phones, every customer and every employee is a virtual reporter with endless capabilities to capture and distribute negative content about your business.
That’s why strategic crisis management plans are so important. For more than 15 years, the professionals at Magpie have created and executed crisis management plans that protect brands and restore reputations.
Our services include:
“Kim Francis has been a trusted partner to Checkers & Rally’s for nearly 10 years, providing strategic corporate communications guidance and insightful crisis management leadership to our brand.
The Magpie Team also produces our annual convention, taking the content, staging and video production to new levels of creativity year over year, wowing our franchisees, investors and employees. Because of their dedication and passion for our brand, the members of Magpie feel like family to our entire executive team.”
Terri Snyder, EVP, CMO
Checkers & Rally’s Restaurants, Inc.
“I have worked with Kim Francis as both co-worker and consultant over many years. She has proven herself to be a smart, creative problem-solver and communicator. Whether it’s creating an event from soup to nuts; developing a company’s messaging; or helping an organization to weather a crisis; Kim is spot on with her strategy and execution. She’s also particularly thoughtful with and respected by her clients. Kim is a sure bet if you need a well-rounded communications pro who can master most any situation.”
Shari Boyle, Director of Marketing
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
4885-A McKnight Road #500
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
310 10th Ave. N.
Safety Harbor, FL 34695