Maria Chrissovergis is an award-winning journalist who spent many years as a reporter and anchor for NBC, ABC and CBS affiliates covering stories across the country. During that time, she also collaborated with many newspapers and spent time writing articles to dive deeper into the stories she covered on television. From covering George W. Bush on 9/11 to award winning investigative reports, Maria’s passion for writing is what fueled her love for the television news industry.
Anastasia Mankin is a University of Florida marketing graduate with extensive experience in digital marketing having worked on impressive social media campaigns with various brands including non-profit agencies. Anastasia comes to the MC PR Agency team with account management experience from other agencies. During her time at the University of Florida, Anastasia quickly gravitated to the world of marketing due to her passion for creative writing, content marketing and the ever-changing world of social media. As MC PR Agency’s Director of Digital Marketing, Anastasia researches new social media platforms and their advantages and benefits for the industries MC PR Agency represents. Her ability to create social media marketing campaigns that are engaging and populate impressive viewership numbers makes Anastasia an integral member of the Maria Chrissovergis Public Relations team. Anastasia was part of the Collegiate Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2013.
Natalie Salem is an Indiana University Kelley School of Business graduate with degrees in Human Resources and Management. Natalie comes to MC PR & Marketing with six years of leadership experience in the non-profit sector including brand management, client relations, merchandising and fundraising. While in the non-profit sector, Natalie executed organization strategy to help clients achieve their goal of taking their organization to new heights by thinking outside the box. Her passion for social media and creative content motivates her to deliver media campaigns that stand out. One of Natalie’s specialties is identifying and developing a client’s voice and their narrative for their brand. In her spare time, Natalie loves traveling, trying new restaurants and exploring her new city – Jacksonville, Florida.
John Thompson is a University of Florida graduate with diverse work experience in a variety of industries. Starting as a medical student, John worked in the fast-paced dynamic world of health for several years, but he continuously found himself drawn to a career of creativity and collaboration outside of medicine. His transition from the health industry began as he channeled his inclination for creative writing towards a position in television script coordination for various production companies. With this background in writing scripts and creating concepts for the screen, John uses his unique eye for content writing and strategic planning to bring a creative spark to any project. John’s final move to the marketing industry came after he traveled across 23 different countries and further realized the power of connection on a global scale. Soon after his travels, his passion for global connection led him to pursue an MBA in Marketing at Florida International University as well as an Executive MBA at the Real Madrid Universidad Europea in Spain.
Now, John’s growing knowledge of business management and marketing helps him to build a strong foundation between each client and their audience. Not only is John focused on bridging relationships globally, but he is also passionate about local markets, especially his hometown of Jacksonville, FL. Born and raised in Jacksonville, John has always prioritized giving back to the community that gave so much to him. Currently, as account coordinator, he works diligently to create connections across this community and convey every client’s brand in an innovative and effective manner.
“John is a natural fit for our organization,” shared Maria Chrissovergis, President of MC PR & Marketing, “His creativity and exceptional writing skills are what most businesses are hungry for. Marketing campaigns are seen multiple times a day on digital media, pushing the envelope for more content on a daily basis. Adding John to our marketing and public relations team only strengthens and deepens our bench. He’s got great ideas and our clients will benefit from what he is bringing to the table.”
Effie Quintana graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2003 with a fine arts degree in graphic design. Over the past decade her work experience has included (but not limited to) graphic design, video animation and illustration. She is a true artist with a creative mind that continually produces work that is eye catching, professional and always one of a kind. Her creativity and passion for executing exactly what the client envisions is what makes Effie an important part of the Maria Chrissovergis Public Relations Agency team. However, if the client is willing to relinquish some creative control, Effie has a brilliant way of collaborating with the MC PR Agency team to design a creative product that will always hit the mark!
Samantha Brewer has more than a decade of graphic design experience in every aspect of new and legacy media. Samantha’s work has supported public affairs campaigns, corporate positioning, social marketing, advertising, and collateral production. As homebuyers across Florida flip through the pages of marketing and collateral material promoting developments including St. Joe Company and the HGTV Smart Home 2013 community of Paradise Key South Beach, they are looking at the work of Samantha Brewer’s. Her creativity, attention to detail and ability to captivate the target market through her creative design has made Samantha an important part of the Maria Chrissovergis Public Relations Agency team. Samantha has a degree in fine art from the University of North Florida.
Dana Jiles’ career path has taken her across the country and through several different industries over the past 12 years, but all in the public relations, advertising and marketing realm. Her creativity, passion and ability to market the companies she has worked for led Dana to her most favorite role as a trainer – teaching employees how to effectively market and sell products. A graduate of Jacksonville University, Dana spent many years in the Jacksonville real estate industry working for the largest management company in the nation. While climbing the industry ladder she landed in the same office with MC PR President and Owner, Maria Chrissovergis, working for one of the world’s largest publication companies of enthusiast magazines. As the strongest member of Maria’s sales force Dana effectively assisted clients with all their advertising, marketing and public relations needs. And in the down spiral of the real estate market, her clients praised Dana for her strategy of marketing on a shoestring budget. Dana’s ability to collaborate with clients, create an advertising campaign and bring it to life online and in print make her a vital part of the Maria Chrissovergis Public Relations team. Dana has quickly grown the agency’s client portfolio in our Charleston, South Carolina office. Her sales and marketing experience coupled with her training expertise have made Dana an invaluable extension to each of our clients.
Plain and simple, Maria and her team at MCPR Agency will make you look great! For Glenn Layton Homes, it’s so important for the clean architectural design of our homes to be reflected as our brand and without a doubt that’s what MC PR & Marketing provides for us. They keep us updated on current trends and ensures that our brand is consistent in all marketing efforts. Everything from our social media content, advertisements, press releases, brochures and of course our beautiful magazine has that same clean and elegant flow. They’re so easy to work with, quick turnaround and they make your brand look good in the process.
- Katrina Watkins, Sales and Marketing Broker
- Glenn Layton Homes
MC PR & Marketing did an amazing job getting started on marketing my medical practice! The staff is incredibly creative, attentive and detail oriented. Their level of knowledge and customer service is second to none! I always feel like I’m their most important client! Their recent marketing campaign proved to be very successful for my practice and we received several leads – proven ROI!
- Dr. Stratis Lagoutaris
- Podiatry Associates of Florida
Maria Chrissovergis and team has helped Artisan Homes tremendously in all areas of our PR and marketing ventures. Along with aiding in design elements of our website, marketing collateral material and visual branding. MCPR has helped us in spreading the true meaning of Artisan Homes to The Florida Times Union, Amelia Island Chamber, Residentnews.net and more to come in 2018.
As one of Northeast Florida’s premier local home builders, we greatly appreciate the assistance and expertise from MC Public Relations and Marketing and look forward all future projects together.
- Scott Dennis, President
- Artisan Homes
I can say, 110% certainty, that Maria, Jennifer, Anastasia and the rest of the MCPR team are patient, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable. Their guidance helped me take my online and social media marketing to the ‘next level’, and without their help, I can honestly say that I would have been lost. Highly recommended!
Recently I had a competing builder visit one of our models and he loved our magazine. He asked how come they didn’t have something like this and I replied, because they don’t have MC PR & Marketing! Being a boutique custom home builder, it’s necessary to have a team that gives you every essential part of public relations and sometimes on a moment’s notice. I can’t tell you the times I’ve sent a request late one day and find the beautiful results waiting in inbox the following morning. This is the kind of quality service you can expect with MC PR & Marketing. You couldn’t ask for a better agency to partner with.
- Katrina Watkins, Sales and Marketing Broker
- Glenn Layton Homes
…Our experience working with MC Public Relations & Marketing has been nothing short of phenomenal. From discussing branding and marketing strategy, to sales training and event coordination, every element of our campaign was handled perfectly, so much so that after going “live” in April, we signed our first three clients before the end of the month. Maria and her team are an essential, integral part of our continued success (sometimes we forget she’s not an actual employee of Aria Homes!), and we are grateful for her keen eye, expertise, and unwavering commitment to our growth and success.
- Irina Johnson, President
- Aria Homes
As someone who has an extensive background in marketing and advertising, I am pretty selective when it comes to hiring an agency to represent my listings. MC Public Relations & Marketing is delivering incredible results. People continue to make references to my real estate listings and a lot of the buzz is being generated from my social media marketing which MC Public Relations & Marketing is handling. They have incredible sense of how to market, where to market and what to market. And the results show, this team is exceptional!
- Maria Pappas
- The Legends of Real Estate
I want to express my appreciation to you and your staff for the exceptional value you have added to YCC’s efforts to increase the community awareness of our services. Through your focused approach, our social media connections have increased multiple times from the volume they were at when we began working with your agency approximately eighteen months ago. This increase has directly produced donations and visits to our campus by interested members of our community. Thank you for your professionalism and for the commitment you demonstrate to helping YCC.
- Greg Steele, President/CEO
- Youth Crisis Center
…I’ve known Maria Chrissovergis for a number of years, and consider her to be the best of the best in Public Relations. Maria has worked directly for me as well as in consulting positions. She understands our industry and how to leverage media exposure in a purposeful way…
- Glenn Layton, Managing Partner
- Glenn Layton Homes &
Builder of the HGTV Smart Home 2013
It has been a pleasure working with Maria and her marketing team over the past few years. The MC Public Relations & Marketing team of highly motivated and talented staff have created some of the most productive and successful digital and print media for our projects that I have experienced in years. I am most appreciative of the team’s complete understanding of the real estate business including, both the new homes and existing home sales and marketing. Maria and her team’s combined knowledge and experience in real estate public relations, marketing and sales puts them in a unique position as a PR and Marketing agency.
We are thankful for their creative ideas and most of all for the success we have experienced on our projects. We look forward to a continuing relationship as we bring new projects to the market.
- Timothy G. Shea, President
- Shea Properties, Inc.