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Patty Briguglio Of MMI Public Relations to Speak at 2011 CPAmerica International Marketing Roundtable

President of Local Public Relations Firm to Advise CPA Firms on Leveraging PR in a Digital Environment.

Raleigh, NC, May 28, 2011 --( MMI Public Relations (, a Raleigh-based, full-service public relations firm, has announced that Patty Briguglio, President of the firm, will join the 2011 CPAmerica Marketing Roundtable on Tuesday, June 7 from 3:15 p.m to 4:30 p.m. at the Fairmont Chicago Hotel, located at 200 N. Columbus Dr. in Chicago, Illinois to present “The New PR: How to leverage new media tools to build your brand in a Web 2.0 world.” Briguglio will discuss the proliferation of social media, the rise of online video and multimedia, and the role of public relations as CPA firms strive to find more effective ways to connect with local communities and clientele. CPAmerica International, the fourth largest association of independently owned and managed CPA and consulting firms in the world, focuses on improving members and organizations by providing and sharing adequate resources for overall success. For more information on CPAmerica International, visit

“I am honored to join the CPAmerica roundtable to discuss the ability that public relations has in enhancing CPA engagement through new media outlets,” said Briguglio. “Social media has changed the way brands and businesses interact, and by taking advantage of this new media, organizations can raise visibility and connect with clients on a new level, allowing for continuous growth.”

New Media Content:
MMI Public Relations’ Twitter account

MMI Public Relations’ “Be Heard” blog

MMI Public Relations’ YouTube channel

MMI Public Relations’ Facebook page

About Patty Briguglio:
Patty Briguglio is President of MMI Public Relations, a Raleigh-based firm ranked among the top PR firms in North Carolina and nationally. As a recognized expert in the PR industry, Briguglio is a sought-after media personality, speaker and business spokesperson who often addresses the topics of PR, crisis management and economic development issues on television, radio, and at local and national meetings and conferences. Among her many media appearances are the front page of The New York Times (with President Barack Obama), CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX and FOX Business Network. As a regular contributor on Fox Business Network, Briguglio has been named to the Small Business All-Stars broadcast team. She has led her public relations firm to three consecutive Pinnacle Awards for Steady Growth and Profitability from the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, and the Triangle Business Journal has listed MMI among Best Places to Work. Instrumental in founding and promoting organizations that benefit entrepreneurs, Briguglio’s board affiliations include the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors and its Executive Committee, Steering Committee for Regional Transportation Alliance, Communications Committee (chair), Government Affairs Committee, Economic Development Committee, Talent Recruitment Steering Committee, and the Chamber’s steering committee for the “edge 3” and “edge 4” campaigns, which are major catalysts for economic growth and job creation. Briguglio sits on numerous civic and charitable boards, and among her many awards are the 2009 Woman Business Owner of the Year Award from the Raleigh chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Enterprising Women magazine's Enterprising Women of the Year, and the Small Business Champion for North Carolina by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).

About MMI Public Relations:
MMI Public Relations is a Raleigh-based, full-service PR firm that helps its clients start big conversations and make powerful connections. With a strong base in traditional public relations, MMI has strategically evolved into a market leader in emerging PR tools such as social media, online video and podcasting. MMI works with firms and individuals in a wide spectrum of industries across the nation. Ranked one of the top PR firms in North Carolina and nationally, MMI is the recipient of numerous awards in the public relations arena and the community. For more information, call 919-233-6600, visit the MMI Public Relations website at or the MMI Public Relations Blog at

Kathleen Mongero
MMI Public Relations
(919) 233-6600

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