Arts Umbrella

“We approached Murray Paterson Marketing Group to help us connect our Theatre and Music Expressions Festival with an audience beyond family and friends.

I am absolutely over the moon with the results.  MPMG not only guided me on best practices, but worked with me every step of the way to create a very successful campaign that we were all proud of. We pride ourselves in fostering a creative and supportive environment where everyone feels safe and at home. MPMG fit right in with our family, helping to inspire our young actors and giving them the recognition within the community that they truly deserve.”

Paul Moniz de Sá, Artistic Director: Theatre and Music

Astrolabe Musik Theatre

“I can’t speak highly enough of Murray Paterson Marketing Group. Our company came to Laura with a complex, multi-disciplinary project addressing a difficult subject (mourning and mortality). She responded with an intelligent, thorough understanding not only of our project but also the objectives and mandate of our company, and produced a stellar media campaign.

Professional, creative, intuitive, and committed, Laura is a dream to work with, and I would not hesitate to recommend her and her team to anyone. ”

Heather Pawsey, Artistic Director

Ballet Kelowna

“Murray Paterson Marketing Group’s understanding of arts marketing and the dance industry helped Ballet Kelowna make a remarkable turnaround in the 2014/15 Season.

MPMG’s effective media relations served to not only promote but also educate people about Ballet Kelowna, thereby helping to increase awareness and build audiences for the Company. The return on MPMG’s services have been undeniably positive. Laura and her team are reliable, knowledgeable, professional, on the ball, and always a pleasure to work with.”

Simone Orlando, Artistic Director and CEO

Bard on the Beach

“MPMG’s planning was careful & consultative, the services were clearly laid out and delivered, and sales objectives more than realized.

In addition, they always gave thoughtful, timely responses to any questions or changes sent their way, while working smoothly and collaboratively with our website service provider. Furthermore, their thorough interim and final reports very clearly described campaign achievements and ROI.

Overall, it couldn’t have been better!”

Heather Kennedy, Director of Marketing & Communications

Beijing People’s Art Theatre

“When looking for a marketing agency for our show in Vancouver, everyone we spoke to in the community told us the same thing: You need MPMG.

From day one we were blown away by their skill, dedication, and creativity. We continue to rely on their marketing and publicity expertise every time we bring a new production to the city.”

Rudy Gao, President
Canada-China Cultural Development Association
Bill Reid Gallery

Bill Reid Gallery

Bring on Tomorrow Co.

Bring on Tomorrow Co.

Canadian
Music
Centre

Canadian Music Centre

Caravan World Rhythms

Caravan World Rhythms

Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

“The dedicated, truly passionate team of Murray Paterson Marketing Group has a varied and extensive collective arts background.We are consistently impressed with their ability to garner terrific media coverage with the utmost enthusiasm and care.

Their vast knowledge of the Vancouver media landscape and great rapport with both clients and journalists makes them an absolute pleasure to work with.”

Joyce Hinton, Co-Managing Director

China Broadcasting Performing-Arts Troupe

“When looking for a marketing agency for our show in Vancouver, everyone we spoke to in the community told us the same thing: You need MPMG.

From day one we were blown away by their skill, dedication, and creativity. We continue to rely on their marketing and publicity expertise every time we bring a new production to the city.”

Rudy Gao, President
Canada-China Cultural Development Association

Chutzpah! Festival

“The Chutzpah! Festival recruited [MPMG] to help raise the profile of the 2015 festival.

Through advertising, social media, promotions, and digital marketing – they were able to significantly raise the profile of our brand within the city. The feedback we received on the campaign from colleagues and audiences was outstanding!

I would recommend this creative, fun, and passionate team to anyone who has a story to tell or show to sell!”

Mary-Louise Albert, Artistic Managing Director
The
Cinematheque

The Cinematheque

Citadel + Compagnie

Citadel + Compagnie

Coastal First Nations Dance Festival

“[Murray Paterson Marketing Group] did wonderful work for the Dancers of Damelahamid to promote the Coastal First Nations Dance Festival 2012.

The campaign reached an extensive and diverse audience and significantly raised the profile of the festival, now in its fourth year. The CFNDF 2012 celebrated sold out performances and was a great success.

[Murray Paterson Marketing Group] have shown great respect and openness to the artistic expression and cultural traditions of the Aboriginal peoples of the Northwest Coast and was a pleasure to work with.”

Margaret Grenier, Executive and Artistic Director

The Cultch

“The Cultch hired [Murray Paterson Marketing Group] to manage publicity for four of our shows this 12/13 season.

We were blown away by the amount of media attention we received. Laura and her team managed to obtain record-breaking coverage for us – successfully raising the profile of our events to an unprecedented level. Everywhere we looked, there we were – in print, radio and television!

We would highly recommend [MPMG] to anyone.”

Cindy Reid, Managing Director

Dancers of Damelahamid

“[Murray Paterson Marketing Group] did wonderful work for the Dancers of Damelahamid to promote the Coastal First Nations Dance Festival 2012.

The campaign reached an extensive and diverse audience and significantly raised the profile of the festival, now in its fourth year. The CFNDF 2012 celebrated sold out performances and was a great success.

[Murray Paterson Marketing Group] have shown great respect and openness to the artistic expression and cultural traditions of the Aboriginal peoples of the Northwest Coast and was a pleasure to work with.”

Margaret Grenier, Executive and Artistic Director
DOXA
Documentary
Film Festival

DOXA Documentary Film Festival

DWD
Theatre Design
+ Consulting

DWD Theatre Design + Consulting

Early Music Vancouver

“MPMG has produced an incredible return on investment and given us the courage to continue programming music that we believe in.

From our very first meeting, it was clear that this was an energetic team who valued directness and applying best business practices to the promotion of high quality art. These are two notions do not often go hand in hand.

We feel extremely fortunate to be working with MPMG and see them as a key partner in our continued growth and success.”

Matthew White, Artistic Director

Eastside Culture Crawl

“The Eastside Culture Crawl contracted [Murray Paterson Marketing Group] for its’ 18th annual event and we were extremely pleased with the extraordinary media coverage provided by Laura and her team.

It is clearly a challenge to represent some 400+ artists in 80+ locations in the Eastside over a four-day period. They did an amazing job and we were pleased with all the extensive coverage we received, which is why we are contracting them for the 19th annual Culture Crawl.”

Ester Rausenberg, Executive Director
Firepot Performance

Firepot Performance

Flamenco Rosario

“Celebrating 25 years of flamenco in Vancouver, The Vancouver Flamenco Festival and Flamenco Rosario approached [MPMG] to help raise the profile of our organization.

We received many messages form friends and aficionados, congratulating us on the excellent and extensive coverage that the festival received and asking who our PR company was.

With their professionalism and hard work, [MPMG] helped to raise the awareness and the profile of The Flamenco Festival and Flamenco Rosario in this city. The result: More people in Vancouver enjoyed the flamenco experience.

A big and deserved GRACIAS to the amazing team at [MPMG]!”

Rosario Ancer, Artistic Director

Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir

“Having just celebrated a decade of singing and performing, Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir was looking for a PR firm that would propel us into our second decade, help us expand our audience base, and establish increased media awareness.

MPMG has done all of that and more. We were thrilled with the growth in awareness and in seeing the results of their hard work and creative approach in publicizing our concerts. Their desire for success matched our own and their understanding of the arts, and music in particular, played a significant role as they worked to help us meet our goals.”

Gail Suderman, Artistic Director

Hardline Productions

“Hardline’s presentation of Redpatch smashed our box office records. I attribute much of its success to the hard work and diligence of the MPMG team.

As a seasoned independent theatre producer in Vancouver, I am acutely aware of the importance of strong, relentless and professional marketing. MPMG is by far the one of the best marketing firms that I’ve ever worked with.

I am so thankful that MPMG exists in our community.”

Sean Harris Oliver, Co-Artistic Director

Holla Jazz

“I can’t say enough about the incredible work by MPMG in relation to our production: FLOOR’D.
This was our company’s first major project and they were so great at taking the time to understand what our goals were and how we could work towards achieving them together – not just as hired help but being true extensions of the artistic work. The amount of publicity and awareness they were able to help generate for our shows was more than I imagined and speaks to their high level of expertise.
Looking forward to working with the team again in the future!”

Natasha Powell, Artistic Director

Image China

“When looking for a marketing agency for our show in Vancouver, everyone we spoke to in the community told us the same thing: You need MPMG.

From day one we were blown away by their skill, dedication, and creativity. We continue to rely on their marketing and publicity expertise every time we bring a new production to the city.”

Rudy Gao, President
Canada-China Cultural Development Association
Infinity Films

Infinity Films

ITSAZOO Productions

“Without a doubt the best press coverage we ever got was with MPMG. Their passion for the arts manifests itself with every interaction – that’s why you’ll see Laura, Brian, or one of the team at nearly every theatre event in town.

Thanks to their commitment and dedication, our production was covered in nearly every publication we could have wanted along with great preview and review coverage.

Killer Joe was not an easy sell: violent, profane, at times pornographic, intense, and highly intimate. But Laura’s team knew how to handle it and that, combined with our stellar production, created one of the most talked about shows in Vancouver’s 2014 season and helped us sell out every show!”

Sebastien Archibald, Co-Artistic Director
Jam Theatricals

Jam Theatricals

Joe Ink

“I want to express my sincere gratitude for the stellar job you all did in promoting Retrospective: 25 Years. I appreciate all the work you did and the major attention the show and myself received.

We had a great run and great houses with the last show selling out and even turning people away! Just the way we like it!

On behalf of myself, Shannon and New Works a big thank you to MPMG!”

Joe Laughlin, Artistic Director
Kokoro
Dance

Kokoro Dance

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

“MPMG are not just an outstanding, professional, innovative and talented team  – they take the projects personally, exceed all expectations, and raise the bar for everyone else in the business.

Having produced shows for more than a decade I’ve seen good, bad, and excellent marketing – and MPMG are beyond excellent. Your team is the reason why we are looking to present more shows in Vancouver market.”

Svetlana Dvoretsky, Presenter
Love It
or List It
Vancouver

Love It or List It Vancouver

Marianas Trench

Marianas Trench

Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts

Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts

Museum of Anthropology

“For the last year, the UBC Museum of Anthropology has worked with Laura Murray and her team to promote our exhibitions, including our major summer exhibition Safar/Voyage: Contemporary Works by Arab, Iranian and Turkish Artists.

We have been thrilled with the results—greater local and international exposure, outreach to new audiences, and increased visitors. Since starting to work with [MPMG], our attendance has increased 10% and more people in Vancouver are aware of our exhibitions and programs.

[MPMG] has been a pleasure to work with— knowledgeable, professional, and always willing to share their expertise and thoughts about how better to promote MOA, its programs and activities. I highly recommend them.”

Anna Pappalardo, Assistant Director
Museum of
Vancouver

Museum of Vancouver

National
Arts Centre

National Arts Centre

Opera Kelowna

Opera Kelowna

Pi Theatre

“Murray Paterson Marketing Group is a terrific company to work with. Their enthusiasm is infectious, their attention to detail is impeccable and the quality of their work is excellent.

MPMG works hard to make each of their clients feel like their particular project is the most important project on the MPMG schedule.”

Richard Wolfe, Artistic Director
Presentation House

Presentation House

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

“Murray Paterson Marketing Group provided expertise and insight around digital advertising, giving the PuSh Festival a big boost in our overall communications strategy.

The MPMG team armed us with the knowledge to build the foundation for our future plans. Their friendly and community-minded approach made the process a delight. Every question was greeted with professionalism, enthusiasm, and thoughtful advice.”

Bonnie Sun, Communications Manager

Show One Productions

“MPMG are not just an outstanding, professional, innovative and talented team  – they take the projects personally, exceed all expectations, and raise the bar for everyone else in the business.

Having produced shows for more than a decade I’ve seen good, bad, and excellent marketing – and MPMG are beyond excellent. This team is the reason we are presenting more shows in Vancouver.”

Svetlana Dvoretsky, President

SFU Woodward’s

“It was a great pleasure to work with Brian Paterson on the digital advertising component of SFU Woodward’s marketing campaign for the presentation of Ex Machina’s 887 during SFU’s 50th Anniversary. With his clever campaign, we were able to target new audiences which resulted in a sold out run of presentation.

Tickets were in such high demand that we added an eleventh show to our run, and the ads were targeted in a way that not only accomplished our goal, but left us funds that we can put towards a future projects. Genius!”

Leanne Prain, Marketing and Promotions

STOMP

“STOMP hired MPMG to oversee advertising, publicity and promotions for our engagement in Vancouver January 2017.  Their knowledge of the media landscape was exceptional and their approach was very professional and quite creative.

Highest praise came from our cast members, who said the publicity events MPMG put together were: ‘The best we’ve ever done!’”

Catherine Major, C Major Marketing & PR

Talk is Free Theatre

“The firm is truly one of a kind and much needed for the clients in the GTA and in a wider Ontario region. They demonstrated tremendous vested interest and vision for our project.

It felt like our colleagues at MPMG were part of our staff in the office, rather than promoting our production from a country away.

It was a wonderful partnership, something we are keen in repeating as soon as possible.”

Arkady Spivak, Artistic Producer

Ted Seeberg

“I want to say how much I appreciate the work MPMG has done for me. They are a small firm with the large firm capability of providing seamless, integrated services. Every member of the team has been vetted by a management that fully understands the process and is capable of recognizing and hiring only the best.

I am impressed with the skill and motivation of everyone I have met at MPMG, no dead wood here.

I love the website MPMG designed and put together for me. Also I am looking forward to the next phase when they start marketing my art work. Many thanks MPMG!”

Ted Seeburg, Visual Artist
The
Dance
Centre

The Dance Centre

Theatre Under the Stars

“From the start, MPMG understood what we are and why we are. They put into words what we, as a group, felt in our hearts.

With abundant creativity, a marketing plan emerged and was executed with perfection. The whole team of MPMG have a wonderful blend of passion, commitment, expertise, hard work, financial acuity and genuine desire to attain the very best results for their client. They are incredibly proactive, ever available and open to navigate the unexpected.

We would not hesitate to recommend working with them.”

Jill Fairclough, Director of Operations
Tom Lee Music

Tom Lee Music

Tourism
Vancouver

Tourism Vancouver

Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound

Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound

Vancouver Academy of Music

“[MPMG] is the epitome of professionalism. From start to finish [MPMG] delivered every goal outlined in their pre-launch strategy session. Not only has the Vancouver Academy of Music (VAM) enjoyed unprecedented media exposure, but as a result of [MPMG]’s campaign we have made advances in areas of fundraising, cross-promotion, and community engagement.

Throughout VAM’s multiple campaigns, it is readily apparent the respect [MPMG] garners with a broad spectrum of media outlets across the Lower Mainland. [MPMG] is VAM’s go-to firm for all media relations.”

Joseph Elworthy, Executive Director
Vancouver
Christmas
Market

Vancouver Christmas Market

Vancouver
Folk Music
Festival

Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Vancouver International Dance Festival

“Thanks to [Murray Paterson Marketing Group], the 2014 VIDF had the best publicity in its 14 year history!”

Jay Hirabayashi, Executive Director

Vancouver International Flamenco Festival

“Celebrating 25 years of flamenco in Vancouver, The Vancouver Flamenco Festival and Flamenco Rosario approached [MPMG] to help raise the profile of our organization.

We received many messages form friends and aficionados, congratulating us on the excellent and extensive coverage that the festival received and asking who our PR company was.

With their professionalism and hard work, [MPMG] helped to raise the awareness and the profile of The Flamenco Festival and Flamenco Rosario in this city. The result: More people in Vancouver enjoyed the flamenco experience.

A big and deserved GRACIAS to the amazing team at [MPMG]!”

Rosario Ancer, Artistic Director
Vancouver Latin American Film Festival

Vancouver Latin American Film Festival

Vancouver Recital Society

“MPMG has made an invaluable contribution to the Vancouver Recital Society, helping us get to know our family of patrons even better, helping us revamp our offerings to maximize value for our subscribers, and helping us create our vibrant new identity, values and mission. We learned a lot about who we are and what we stand for through the process.

All of these initiatives taken together constitute an extraordinary contribution to the Vancouver Recital Society and we are all extremely grateful!”

Sean Bickerton, Executive Director

Vancouver Writers Fest

“We were delighted with MPMG’s digital advertising campaign for the 2016 Vancouver Writers Fest. They are unquestionably some of the best in the industry at using online marketing to drive audiences to cultural events.

Their team are knowledgable and passionate; providing insightful, strategic, and precise advice, as well as fathomless support. They not only understood our goals and identity – but took them on as though they were their own.”

Zoe Grams
Principal, ZG Communications & Marketing Manager, Vancouver Writers Fest

The Virtual Stage

“Laura Murray and her team were professional, courteous, and very creative as they worked closely with The Virtual Stage’s publicity team to create an effective campaign to promote the show to the public.

The [MPMG] media campaign for our 2014 production was a huge success; the show was featured in 39 prominent media outlets via print, radio and TV throughout the Lower Mainland. We were thrilled with the results, and extremely satisfied to have worked with such a talented and professional media relations team.

We certainly look forward to contracting [MPMG] in the future to promote our company’s future productions.”

Andy Thompson, Artistic Director