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The PR firm consists of Megan Neher and a group of trusted and experienced consultants. This team offers services including: strategic planning, media relations, campaign development, event planning, social media, ad buying, employee communications, community relations and partnership development.

And the work doesn’t end with the clients. All MNPR consultants are heavily involved in local philanthropic programs serving on committees and volunteer boards for non-profits such as Ronald McDonald House, Salvation Army, Synergy Services and Variety.

The firm’s experience crosses a number of market sectors including real estate, development, retail, hospitality, entertainment, healthcare, restaurant and food products. For more information regarding MNPR, please email Megan@MNPR.biz.

Megan Neher
Word-Loving Grammar Freak
Megan has 20 years of combined experience in a mix of market sectors. Before founding Megan Neher Public Relations (MNPR) in Greater Kansas City, she managed corporate communications for an international public company, served as an editor and journalist for a daily newspaper, and worked as an account supervisor for a large advertising and public relations agency in Scottsdale, Ariz.

In her spare time, she has served as a disaster action team member for the Red Cross, worked as a freelance writer for a variety of publications and currently serves on the marketing committee for Ronald McDonald House Charities, Harvesters and Salvation Army. Megan is a member of the board of directors for the Love Fund for Children. Her PR campaigns have received several industry awards, and she was named IABC’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2007.

Megan lives in Overland Park, Kansas with her two kids, two dogs, two cats and only one husband!
#LikeABoss
@meganneherprMegan Mullikin NeherMegan Neher
Ashley Cleveland
Public Relations
Ashley is a fresh face in KC public relations bringing innovative ideas
to various areas of professional communications. She provides writing, special events planning, media relations and strategic planning services to her
variety of clients.

She began working with MNPR as an intern in college and has remained an integral part of the agency’s consulting services.

Ashley has successfully placed stories about her clients in dozens
of national and local news organizations. She has also established productive relationships with local media contacts through persistence and successful pitching.
#OwnIt
@PRgirlinKCAshley ClevelandAshley Cleveland
Erica Cohen
Marketing Diva
Erica Cohen has more than
10 years of experience in both
B2B and B2C marketing and public relations, specializing in writing, media relations, social media,
events, website development and strategic planning.

Prior to joining MNPR, Erica spent eight years leading marketing and
PR for a mobile startup company that was acquired by Sprint in 2013.
She managed the company's relationships with Google, Apple, Microsoft, RIM and Amazon and secured positive media coverage in The New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, CNN, TechCrunch, Wired, and BusinessWeek among many other prominent outlets. Before that she worked for a large Fortune 500 healthcare IT company, leading PR initiatives that helped propel the company past $1 billion in revenue. She also was the very first MNPR intern at the start of her career!

Erica graduated from the
University of Kansas with a degree in Journalism. She is a proud native of Kansas City and lives in Overland Park with her husband and two boys. She’s an avid sports fan, technology enthusiast and chocolate chip cookie aficionado.
Erica's Claim to Fame: Once got licked in the ear by Gene Simmons (don’t ask how!)
Laurie Morrissey
Public Relations
During a college internship with Sandstone Amphitheater, Laurie convinced the owners to hire her for her first full-time gig. She spent the first summer of post-college working 70 hour work weeks and seeing the results with 18,000 people showing up at the concerts. She was hooked on the marketing industry. During the past 20 years, Laurie has sold radio and print advertising, bought radio, print, TV, digital, outdoor and online advertising, worked for a non-profit, executed large-scale events, created online content and implemented PR campaigns for many clients in Kansas City. Her jam is knowing the KC market inside and out and giving her clients creative ideas and positioning them as experts in their field to build their business.

Laurie graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Journalism. She is from Omaha and now lives in Prairie Village with her husband, three kids and two dogs.
Laurie's Claim to Fame: Her wedding was featured on the original reality show "The Wedding Story" in 1998.
Kari D'Amato
Creative Visionary
Kari knew she wanted to be a graphic designer at 12 years old.
She has worked at ad agencies and design firms in the Denver area producing award-winning work for clients such as AT&T Broadband, Denver Zoo, and Denver Botanic Gardens and Pentax. Since 2000, she has been self-employed and has worked on projects for McStain Homes, Olde Westport Spice,
Tri-Land Properties, and
Infiniti of Kansas City.

After graduating with a BFA in
Visual Communications from KU, Kari high-tailed it to Vail, Colorado where she worked and skied for
5 years. In 1999, after moving to Denver, she met her husband at a Stanley Cup Playoffs viewing party and, little did she know, hockey would become a huge part of her life! She is now the happy wife of a hockey-playing husband and the proud mom of a hockey-playing son. Having been a high school cheerleader, she is overjoyed to coach her daughter's cheer squad.
An interesting fact about Kari: She has just visited her 49th state! Only Alaska remains--Anchorage photo shoots, encouraged!
@junebugjujubeeKari McKenzie D'Amatokari@damatos.net

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