MMI Associates, Inc. Writer Releases New Book

Raleigh, NC, April 11, 2007 --( Patty Briguglio, president of MMI Associates, Inc., a Raleigh-based marketing and public relations firm, has announced that Wesley Hyatt, writer for the firm, has released the book Kicking Off The Week: A History of Monday Night Football on ABC Television, 1970-2005. Chapters cover Monday Night Football’s inception, its many lineup changes in the announcers’ booth, how it influenced sports coverage on other networks and the relationship between the NFL and ABC. Hyatt, a native of Chapel Hill, has written five other nonfiction books, including “The Encyclopedia of Daytime Television,” “The Billboard Book of Number One Adult Contemporary Hits,” “Short-Lived Television Series, 1948-1978,” “A Critical History of Television’s The Red Skelton Show, 1951-1971” and “Emmy Award Winning Nighttime Television Shows, 1948-2004.”

“I interviewed many participants who were involved in Monday Night Football and researched countless books and articles to come up with a book I feel is both factual and entertaining,” said Hyatt. “I hope others other’s enjoy the book as much as I did.”

“I am excited to announce the completion of Wesley’s book,” said Briguglio. “He is a brilliant writer and an asset to MMI with all of the work that he does in and out of the office.”

About Wesley Hyatt:
Wesley Hyatt is a Writer at MMI Associates, Inc., a full-service marketing and public relations firm. Wesley is responsible for a wide range of duties at MMI, including writing press releases, biographies, and other collateral, as well as proofreading copy, editing copy and tracking news clips. Prior to joining MMI, Wesley worked as a Senior Editorial Assistant with Divers Alert Network, a nonprofit scuba diving and dive safety association affiliated with Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He has served as editor for weekly newspapers in Hillsborough, N.C. and Jamestown, N.C. Wesley is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Communications and English. A North Carolina native, he resides in Chapel Hill

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.

MMI Associates
Patty Briguglio