MMI Associates, Inc. Wins Best Places To Work Award

Local Marketing and Public Relations Firm Finishes Among Top Three in Small Business Category

Raleigh, NC, October 05, 2006 --( Patty Briguglio, president of MMI Associates, Inc., a Raleigh-based marketing and public relations firm, has announced that the firm won the 2006 Best Places to Work award from the Triangle Business Journal at a luncheon Sept. 14 at the Embassy Suites in Cary. The PR firm finished among the top three in the small business category for the annual award, based on a survey performed by Triangle Business Journal with Quantum Market Research. The small business category encompasses businesses with 50 or fewer employees.

“I am honored that MMI Associates has received this award,” said Briguglio. “I have endeavored to make our company an attractive place for employees to do their job. I am particularly excited that four of our clients – Brogan & Partners, Iatria Day Spa & Health Center, The Castleton Group and The Executive Staffing Group – won this award as well.”

About the Best Places to Work Awards:
Workers in the Triangle nominated their employers as a Best Place to Work in the survey. Nominated companies received an online opinion survey to distribute to workers. Employees then were asked to gauge their level of agreement to a set of 40 quantitative questions that probed their opinions about the organization, managers, co-workers and their own jobs. The survey also allowed respondents to enter qualitative, general comments anonymously. A total of 100 local companies participated in the survey; 92 met the threshold of employee participation to qualify for the competition. Thirty companies received awards after the survey results were analyzed. Winners were the top 10 finishers among small, midsize and large businesses.

About MMI Associates, Inc.:
MMI Associates, Inc. is a full-service marketing and public relations firm offering a wide range of services to help clients achieve measurable results in brand awareness, name recognition, market penetration and crisis management. Established in 1994 in Phoenix, Arizona, this award-winning firm was named one of the top 10 public relations firms in the state by Arizona Business Magazine and bizAZ Magazine. In North Carolina, the Triangle Business Journal’s Book of Lists for 2004 and 2005 recognized MMI as one of the top public relations firms in the Triangle. The firm has received numerous MarCom Creative Awards, the 2005 Videographer Award and the 2005 Millennium Award. For more information, please call 919-233-6600 or visit the Web site at

Patty Briguglio
MMI Associates, Inc.
7406-H Chapel Hill Road
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 233-6600 • (919) 233-0300 (fax)

MMI Associates
Patty Briguglio