PR experts share ideas for sending treats to business associates

Friday, November 8, 2013, Vol. 37, No. 45
By Hollie Deese

You’d be hard-pressed to find bigger cheerleaders for Nashville – and for all of its homemade, home-grown goodies – than area public relations experts. A few of them shared the sweet local treats they send to their clients over the holiday season.

“There is no better way to end the year and thank our clients, collaborators, and colleagues, than with our favorite sweets from The Cupcake Collection. They simply bring the greatest smile. And the best part is that they ship across the country and deliver right here in the city for our convenience.”

– Kia Jarmon, The MEPR Agency

“We send each of our clients a tin of Christie Cookies. We’ve done this every year since we were founded in 2000. We have a ribbon-tying party as a company, and if we’re lucky, there’s a few extra tins we can share.” – Molly Garvey, The Bradford Group

“One of MP&F’s clients is Christie Cookie. We sent cookies to our clients in 2012 and were able to customize the lid of the cookie tin with our logo. For several years, we sent a Tennessee Cheesecake to clients - those were always a big hit. I have also had a number of staff members tell me that they have ordered personal gifts, especially for out-of-town friends and family, through Batch Nashville.”

Alice Chapman, McNeely Piggot & Fox Public Relations

“We send out Holiday/Christmas cards to our clients and then on Valentines’ Day we send an assortment of Girl Scouts cookies because people are overwhelmed with Christmas gifts during the Christmas holidays. Valentine’s Day is calmer and we love that the local Girl Scouts benefit from the cookie orders.”

– Deb Varallo, Varallo Public Relations