Thursday, December 19, 2013

Maggie Palmer Interview on The Start Up Sessions: December 19, 2013

Well, I typically spend my time behind the camera but Michael Knouse was kind enough to put me in front of it, as his Episode 8 Interview of The Start Up Sessions.

Have a look at the episode where I do my best to share insights and lessons learned along the way to being an entrepreneur. 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Women's Healthcare Associates on AM NW, December 11, 2013: Press Hit

Women's Healthcare Associates appears on AM NW to discuss their integrated services for behavioral and mental health to patients.

Watch the segment here:

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Barbur World Foods Announces Move to the Pearl with New Store: Press Hits Dec.3, 2013

Barbur World Foods Announces Move to The Pearl District: Dec.3, 2013

Highlights of Press Pick Up Include:

Portland Business Journal

KATU Channel 2

Daily Journal of Commerce

PR Web

PDX Eater Blog

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Dovetail Coffee Roasters land on local coffee blog: October, 2013

After a few hours of sipping, tasting and chatting, local coffee blogger of Caffeinated PDX came out with this content-packed blog post promoting Dovetail as "changing the suburban coffee landscape." What a thrilling title!

SMART makes the cut for post from The Oregonian's "Omamas" blog with these Read Aloud Tips: October, 2013

VendNext Captures the Attention of Industry Trade Publications: October 2013

VendNext (client) has been capturing the attention of industry trade publications with their announcement about a VIP wait list for a product that- get this- hasn't even been revealed yet! Teasing the product through an innovative website, combined with a social media campaign of videos from the founder, and media relations that keep only certain publications and journalists in the loop, makes for an exciting build-up to the "big reveal" set for the national trade show for the vending industry, in Chicago in spring of 2014.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Press Hit: Dovetail Coffee Roasters on ABC's AM NW morning show: Sept.10, 2013

Dovetail Coffee Roasters makes their TV debut  on ABC's AM NW morning show, showing the audience how to make a great cup of coffee and giving host Dave a great taste test!

Check out the video here.

Friday, August 30, 2013

211 Family Info Line on ABC's AM NW- August, 2013

As an associate of Weinstein PR, I am privileged to work on accounts with Lee Weinstein and his amazing team of associates.

Here is WPR client 211 Family Info Line appearing on ABC's AM NW morning show discussing the program and giving much needed parenting advice to local viewers.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Dovetail Coffee in the Beaverton Valley Times: August, 2013

Local profile on Dovetail Coffee owner Cathy Zellmer and her passion for brewing coffee, helping cafe's and devotion to all things local and coffee.
This meticulous attention to detail is indicative of the care and passion Zellmer puts into Dovetail Coffee Roasters, the business she opened in April 2012 at 7901 S.W. Nimbus Ave. 

Read the story here.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Drew Carney features Portland Piano Company on KGW morning show- June 12, 2013

Local TV personality came out (bright and early) to profile client Portland Piano Company to celebrate their grand opening! Here he is getting a private lesson from local music teacher Barbara Roberts. I'm sure playing with your foot is not the traditional method but hey, whatever works Drew ;)

New Name, Same Trusted Piano Experts at Portland Piano Company

Desire to remain committed to music in Portland prompts Sherman Clay employees to form new company

PORTLAND, Ore. — June 4, 2013 — Mitch Paola, General Manager of Sherman Clay Pianos for 25 years, has opened the Portland Piano Company in the historic Tiffany Center in downtown Portland. When Sherman Clay closed its Portland store earlier this year, Paola and the Sherman Clay staff decided to utilize their shared experience, passion for music and dedication to the community, and open their own store.

“It was the next logical step for us; we just weren’t ready to be done,” says Paola, whose love of music led him to join the family business, Moe's Pianos (which later partnered with Sherman Clay), 30 years ago. “Moe's Pianos is named after Maurice (Moe) Schuster, my grandfather, a violinist with the symphony who loved to rebuild pianos. Supporting the local music community, and providing expertise and quality instruments, is my passion. I can’t imagine doing anything else.”

Portland Piano Company continues the ongoing commitment to provide the highest quality sales and service by offering new and used pianos for every budget and special event pianos through Moe's Pianos Concert & Event Rentals. They carry Fazioli, Grotrian, Baldwin, and Heintzman Pianos. For more information, visit

Portland Piano Company is the Northwest’s premier piano store. Their new showroom is located in the historic Tiffany Center, at 711 S.W. 14th Avenue and open for business. They carry Fazioli, Grotrian, Baldwin, and Heintzman Pianos. For more information, visit

MKP signs new client Dovetail Coffee Roasters and discovers she's been drinking bad coffee for years- June, 2013

It's a tough job, but we're up for the challenge! 
Welcome new client Dovetail Coffee Roasters!

This local coffee bean roaster is full of spirit, passion and personality, and we're very excited to be handling their Public and Media Relations strategy as well as social media campaigns.

Here's a photo I took while sampling the latest blends and learning about all the different ways you can brew coffee. I enjoyed a latte, espresso, and cold brew coffee. Yes, I was wired for the rest of the day but wow- I had no idea how awful the coffee I've been used to drinking has really been.

I am sure I will turn into a coffee snob shortly but once you taste the real deal, it's hard to go back. Stay tuned to see their new website and other exciting happenings for this local coffee bean roaster and wholesaler! -MP.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

VendNext and story of Paresh Patel's exit from VendScreen continues to dominate vending trade news- April, 2013

VendNext launch news and story of Paresh Patel's exit from tech start-up VendScreen continues to dominate local business news and vending trade news:

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

VendNext story breaks first in The Oregonian: April 16th, 2013

VendNext founder Paresh Patel is letting the media in on his side of the story behind his departure from VendScreen. 

 Read the story here.

VendNext lands top local story in The Portland Business Journal's daily email blast: April 16, 2013

Read the full story here

April 16, 2013: Vending Market Watch and Vending Times cover the departure of VendScreen Founder and Former CEO Paresh Patel and the launch of VendNext

Vending Market Watch and Vending Times cover the departure of VendScreen Founder and Former CEO Paresh Patel and the launch of VendNext. Read the story here.

InPower Fitness profiled on KATU evening news, April 17th 2013, during Commit 2 Be Fit segment

KATU news profiles client InPower, cancer exercise specialist founder during Commit 2 Be Fit series, during the evening news on Wednesday, April 17th.

WeVillage Founder Karen Beninati profiled in the Mudroom of Portland Monthly as the "RainMaker" May, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wonders of Walking on KATU News at 5 o'clock, March 2013

So you think walking is easy? Think again. KATU News Reporter Melanie Wingo consults with a walking coach to learn how to be effective with each stride. Click here to watch the video.

Jonathan Adler Store Opening on the Cover of Explore the Pearl, March, 2013

Jonathan Adler Store Opening earns front page cover of Explore the Pearl, a magazine devoted to highlighting the trendy downtown area of Portland, OR called "The Pearl."

Includes a full feature story in the inside.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

211Family Info in The Oregonian: February, 2013

If you're a parent in Clackamas, Multnomah or Washington counties, 211 is the new 411.

211info, an independent nonprofit that provides free information about more than 5,000 health, community, and social services in Oregon and southwest Washington, has a new free service, 211 Family Info, that targets parents, grandparents and others caring for children in the Portland metro area.

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Women's Healthcare Associates on AM NW, KATU Channel 2: February 20, 2013

Women's Healthcare Associates midwives discussing CenteringPregnancy, a new approach to prenatal care, on local morning show AM NW.

 Watch the segment here.

Women's Healthcare Associates in The Scribe: Press Hit February, 2013

Client Women's Healthcare Associates in The Scribe, February 2013.

Press Hit: Pearl Women's Center on KATU Channel 2 Morning Show, AM NW: February 15, 2013

New client Pearl Women's Center has an amazing Vein Clinic in the heart of the Pearl. For our 1st and 2nd quarter intiatives, we've been tasked with drawing attention to the Vein Clinic at PWC.

To start things off with a bang, we landed the client a spot on a local morning show that rates top in the market to discuss the clinic. He received 4 minutes and we worked to craft the messaging and talking points prior to the segment, as well as some media training. Dr. Rosenfield hit this one of the park! He was able to keep a clear, consistent message and hit all of the main points. The result was more calls about the Vein Clinic and local recognition for Dr. Rick and his practice.

You can watch the segment here.