Margaret J. Blankers PR Group Celebrates 10 Years of Service to Credit Union Community
Firm enters 11th year with enthusiasm and dedication to promoting cooperative industry
LENEXA, KS (August 1, 2013) — Drawing from a combined 50-plus years of working within the industry, Margaret J. Blankers Public Relations Group has concluded its 10th year of helping credit unions, corporates, CUSOs and other service providers tell their stories, interpret their financials, increase positive awareness and manage unexpected issues.
MJB PR Group, founded by its namesake, Margaret Blankers, has seen its share of changes, celebrations, growth, and events within the credit union community since its launch in 2002. The agency has worked alongside numerous clients to navigate mergers, rebranding efforts, natural disasters and business issues, as well as media and promotional activities to build awareness.
For more than eight years, e-marketing firm DigitalMailer, Inc. has turned to MJB PR Group to help it grow brand recognition in the credit union industry. “MJB’s knowledge and expertise surpass anything I could have brought in-house for our organization,” said Ron Daly, President/CEO of DigitalMailer. “MJB is a critical piece of our thought-leadership as well that we just couldn’t live without. MJB helps us position our company and our executives as industry experts in the digital communication space.”
As an industry insider, MJB PR Group understands the issues that confront the credit union community, as well as the member-centric philosophy that drives the movement.
“One of the things I love about my job is getting to feel good about what I do – working with credit unions, CUSO sand their service providers that are dedicated to improving the financial lives of ordinary citizens,” said Blankers, President of the Agency. “Just as credit unions are committed to serving their members, our firm brings that same level of dedication to our client relationships.”
Over the years, MJB PR Group has won numerous awards for public relations management, financial reporting and crisis communications, earning a reputation as a boutique firm that provides personal service and broad communications expertise.
One client turning to that expertise is ALM First Financial Advisors, LLC.
“At ALM First, we’ve enjoyed working with Margaret and MJB PR Group for several years and have come to respect their communication skills,” said Angela Calvert, ALM First Partner. “Their help in placing newsworthy stories and timely educational articles, as well as other efforts to increase positive awareness, has helped increase our name recognition.”
To mark its 10-year milestone, MJB PR Group has redesigned its website, incorporating a new blog offering perspectives on cooperation, media relations and crisis communication. The new site is designed with simple navigation and helpful links, while showcasing the variety of PR services available.
“Our industry has a proud heritage of being here to help, whether it’s obtaining reasonably priced financial services, getting a loan to start a small business – like I did – or simply helping restore someone’s credit,” said Blankers. “At the risk of sounding sappy, I admit that my heart is engrained in this industry, and I’m committed to doing my part in its continued success.”
About Margaret J. Blankers Public Relations Group, LLC
MJB PR Group was founded in 2002 and serves clients nationwide. The firm provides communications and strategic public relations services primarily to credit unions and small businesses. Combined, MJB PR Group has more than 50 years’ experience in credit union public relations and corporate communications. Visit MJB Public Relations Group at www.mjbpr.com.