Marina Maher Communications (MMC) is committed to keeping all employee communications channels wide open. Whether through the monthly agency-wide staff meetings, monthly practice group meetings, the internal bimonthly newsletter “HotHotHot,” new employee breakfasts or the MMC Bunch Facebook page, the firm “prides itself on our level of communication and transparency,” says one employee. “We believe in communicating again and again and again.”
The approach has served the agency well for its 25 years in business, making it poised to succeed in the 25 to come. Its Rotating Staff program is one example of the firm’s attention to professional development needs, giving junior staffers rotating three-month positions in the media department (which handles traditional and social media releases and specific events) to broaden their knowledge of the industry.
Then there is the MMC Masters Program, a multi-level training program designed to enhance employees both personally and professionally. Customized to fit individual career levels, it features interactive workshops on topics that include:
• Building effective communications skills;
• Managing across levels;
• Writing skills;
• Effective budgeting; and,
• Client leadership.
According to one MMC-er, “Our philosophy is based on deeply held beliefs about what makes a great organization. It’s baked into the DNA of our company and our employees.” PRN