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New Year, New Branding at Miller Tanner Associates

Happy New Year!  2017 is off to a fantastic start at Miller Tanner Associates (MTA) and we are looking forward to seeing you and your team at a global event very, very soon!  Before we launch into what is new and exciting for the coming year, let’s pause and look back at some of the exciting trends of 2016! Trend #1 – The Road Less Traveled… While 2016 certainly had its share of popular event city usage, (hello again – Chicago, Buenos Aires, Frankfurt, Sydney!) the real trend of the...


2017: The Gift of Time

Greetings! Welcome to 2017!  Every year Miller Tanner Associates (MTA) begins the year with a theme.  In 2016, our theme was “Efficiency” which we hope you’ll continue to see applied in 2017.   This year’s theme is – “Time”.  Of all our resources, time is one you cannot make more of – time is finite.   I chose “Time” as our 2017 theme for a number of reasons – one main reason is to recognize an MTA milestone in 2017 as May 1st will mark the 20th year that MTA has...


Happy Holidays from Miller Tanner Associates!

The team at Miller Tanner Associates wishes you a happy and healthy holiday season! 


2016 Highlights: Miller Tanner Associates’ “Year of Efficiencies”

It happens every year!  Time just flies. It seems like only yesterday I declared 2016 a “Year of Efficiencies”  for Miller Tanner Associates – a year dedicated to exploring how MTA could incorporate more efficiencies into our work product by working smarter. Now 2016 is coming to an end and I am proud of the strides we’ve made regarding efficiencies that will have both a positive impact on our clients and our internal team. Here are some highlights from the year: Emergency Contingency Plans In pre-planning for MTA events, our team puts in place our...


How to Optimize Your Risk-Based Monitoring Plan

Over the past few years, the pharma and CRO industries have been focused on creating better quality monitoring, using risk-based monitoring plans, to change and improve the ways that site monitors work. Technology and a risk-based plan outline what to watch for in the data, and define when a monitor should go on site as well as what amount of source data verification is required. One of the variables that is assessed in these risk-based monitoring plans includes directives for staff turnover and staff training needs.


The Value of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Annually, we survey our Miller Tanner team, and without fail one of the aspects that is most valued among our staff about our company is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). And we think we have a hunch as to why. We, as a company, personally value CSR because it fosters a sense of connectivity among our virtually-based global team members. With our team dispersed across the globe, it’s an important opportunity to not only connect with each other but also with the community at large and the needs around us. It’s become...


5 Ways To Keep Your Event Costs Low

Do you want to keep event costs low while providing a flawless, top-notch event for your attendees? Then hiring a meeting and event planning company is a must. At Miller Tanner cost savings and cost avoidances are a way of life and the constant goal for all our departments. In fact, in 2015 we were able to save our clients a combined $750K. Cost savings isn’t just a purchasing or finance activity, but it extends to our operations and media teams as well. Each and every day Miller Tanner strives...


Creating Meeting Experiences: Team Building

Planning a meeting is one thing. Planning a memorable meeting experience is another. The difference is — personalizing it. That’s what Marnie Battistini, CEO of Miller Tanner Associates believes.  “You create a memorable meeting experience by connecting with people. Personalizing it. If you are going to spend money to bring your team together, then maximize that investment by making it a memorable experience.” In this series on our blog, we will explore dynamic ingredients, that we deem the secret sauce, for creating not just a meeting, but a memorable meeting experience that...


MTA Superlatives Awards

2015-2016 Miller Tanner Associates Superlatives Awards We are pleased to announce our inaugural “Superlatives” for the year! In July, at our Miller Tanner Global Workshop, we recognized and awarded distinguished team members for their outstanding contribution to Miller Tanner throughout the previous year. Their special talents and skills contribute to the “Miller Tanner Difference”. We thank them for their dedication and hard work throughout the past year. Here are our “Hall of Famers” for 2015-2016: 


5 Advantages of Partnering with a Certified Women-Owned Business

For 18 years, Miller Tanner has proudly maintained a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third-party certifier of the businesses owned and operated by women in the U.S. Nationally recognized by thousands of major U.S. corporations and federal, state and local government entities, this certification is no small feat. The process is a lengthy and intensive one. To achieve WBENC certification, women-owned businesses complete formal documentation and a site visit process which is administered by one of WBENC’s 14 Regional...