Dan Murphy is a "Communications Integrator" with Outsource Marketing. In 2003 he founded M-Phatic Communications "a strategic and communications service" which merged with Outsource Marketing in March 2005.  With Outsource Marketing Murphy's role is to "concentrate on expanding Outsource Marketing's media relations, publicity and business communications capabilities." 
Since 2000 Murphy has contributed a weekly column, "The Vocal Point" to The Meatingplace.com, a food industry news publication which he founded in 1996. He describes his column as bringing "a mainstream sensibility to activist-driven discussions of policies affecting food safety, animal rights and diet and health issues." 
Murphy worked Vice President of Public Affairs for the American Meat Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based lobbying organization "where he headed up media relations and helped build a proactive agenda for communicating the membership's viewpoint on Capitol Hill and within the federal regulatory agencies." 
A biographical note lists him as a former editor of MMT magazine the Pacific Northwest. 
A biographical note states that he has been "a reporter, writer, and editor of several B2B magazines and trade publications" over twenty years. During this time he was involved in "creating or re-launching the editorial content of six monthly magazines in fields ranging from clinical medicine to meatpacking to commercial embroidery," the biographical note states. 
"A self-described 'concept specialist,' Dan has made a career of taking complex technical and scientific information and refining it into clear, concise communications across both marketing and editorial channels," it states.
He is a member of the International Association Business Communicators.
"As editor-in chief of such food-industry business publications as National Provisioner and Meat Marketing & Technology, he debated activists on National Public Radio, addressed such groups as the Southeastern Poultry & Egg Association, the American Association of Meat Processors and the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and delivered a pro-industry speech at the 2002 national Animal Rights Convention," the media release announcing his merger with Outsource Marketing states. 
Other SourceWatch resources
Articles by Murphy
Fallout from BSE 'positive' positively dripping with irony]", '"The Vocal Point'", Meatingplace.com, June 17, 2005.
- Sandy Skrinjaric, "Meatingplace.com 'cavalier, cowardly' on BSE issue", Meatingplace.com, December 27, 2001.
- Dan Murphy, "FDA changes in feed restriction won't reduce BSE risk, industry groups say", Meatingplace.com, January 15, 2003.
- Dan Murphy, "USDA's latest BSE response prompts query -- Is this their final answer? ", Meatingplace.com, March 19, 2004.
- Outsource Communications, "Outsource Marketing Names Dan Murphy Communications Integrator", Media Release, March 1, 2005.
- "Dan Murphy - Communications Integrator", Outsource Marketing, accessed June 2005.