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MPMG Summer Youtube Club

Friday afternoon team viewings of some of Youtube’s best offerings are a time-honoured tradition here at MPMG. It’s important to make time to connect with… keep reading

Welcome to the Team: Allison

Get to know our new Communications Assistant, Allison Birt. Muse: Nature is my muse – I love Vancouver’s spectacular surroundings. I’m lucky enough to have an… keep reading

#HashtagHints

Just a few quick tips + tricks for top-notch tagging from our social savvy digital team. #ICYMI, its #WineWednesday and we’re going to enjoy the… keep reading

Case Study: JOE INK

The Client: Critically acclaimed dance company, JOE INK, is renowned for it’s versatility, creating provocative and lyrical works that balance local performers and projects in partnership… keep reading

Q&A: Chelsea Isenor

Marketing Assistant Chelsea Isenor is one of the newest team members to join the LMPR family. Her passion for theatre and communications helped her discover… keep reading

Ask The Expert: Design

Ask The Expert is a series from Laura Murray Public Relations that calls upon the expertise of arts and marketing specialists to provide insight and… keep reading

Q&A: Sarah Ghosh

Senior Communications Coordinator Sarah Ghosh is one of the newest team members to join the quickly growing LMPR family. Bringing her strong written and communications… keep reading

Q&A: Monique Laaper

Office Manager Monique Laaper recently became a member of the fast-growing LMPR team. Monique began her career in sciences and quickly switched over to theatre,… keep reading

LMPR’s Favourite Summer Songs

In celebration of the beginning of the summer, the LMPR team is thrilled to showcase their favourite shorts-wearing, convertible-cruising, cocktail-sipping songs. Brian Paterson – Wait… keep reading

Job Posting: Marketing Assistant

LMPR is looking for a passionate, creative, and experienced Marketing Assistant to join our growing team of specialists!   If you have a passion for marketing, strategy,… keep reading

City Sounds: Dominique Fricot

In this edition of City Sounds we were lucky enough to catch up with genre-defying musician, Dominique Fricot. We discussed his humble beginnings, the remarkable… keep reading

Case Study: Ballet Kelowna

The Client: Ballet Kelowna is a prominent B.C. ballet company helmed by former Ballet British Columbia principal artist, Simone Orlando. Presenting an annual season of… keep reading

Insight on: Influence (Part One)

Insight on… is an LMPR blog series that examines marketing principles in practice with successful industry examples and explores what makes them effective. LMPR recently… keep reading

Moving BackWord : Comedy & Tragedy

Exploring etymology, Moving BackWord looks into the history and meaning behind artistic terminology. From its ancient origination to modern adaptation, each word contains a backstory much more… keep reading

Week In Review: April 6

Superhero Shuts Down Viaduct X-men spinoff, Deadpool, has taken over Vancouver – shutting down the Georgia Viaduct for filming over a period of two weeks. Starring Vancity native… keep reading

Timing is Everything

September signifies the start of the arts season. And until the season comes to a close next spring, arts organizations will give their full efforts… keep reading

I Used To Be So Popular

How to Increase Your Organic Reach on Facebook. As all arts organizations are aware, social media is one of the most cost effective ways to… keep reading

The Tradition Continues

Why Traditional Collateral Is Still a Vital Tool for Arts Marketers In a digital age where we can reach hundreds of fans around the world… keep reading

City Sounds: Rococode

In this month’s City Sounds, we were lucky enough to connect with Vancouver based indie pop duo, Rococode. We spoke with Laura Smith via phone… keep reading

Moving BackWord : Ballet

Exploring etymology, Moving BackWord looks into the history and meaning behind artistic terminology. From its ancient origination to modern adaptation, each word contains a backstory much more… keep reading

Week in Review – March 2

Researchers Create Music to Meow to Psychologists at the University of Wisconsin have developed feline-friendly music, based on research proving that cats enjoy jamming out… keep reading

Moving BackWord : Actor

Exploring etymology, Moving BackWord looks into the history and meaning behind artistic terminology. From its ancient origination to modern adaptation, each word contains a backstory much more… keep reading

Week in Review: February 2

PuSh Enters Final Week The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival entered the final week of its 2015 season wrapping up on February 8. Since its… keep reading

Review: PostSecret: The Show

Both immensely enjoyable and deeply touching, PostSecret: The Show is a profound journey into our innermost secrets – our joys, struggles, and deepest thoughts that… keep reading

Week in Review: January 5

Charlie Hebdo Attacked French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo suffered a brutal attack on January 6, where 12 people were killed. The violence targeting the Paris… keep reading

Review: things near & far

At once visually engaging and immensely thoughtful, things near & far is a journey through time and movement, joined by a consideration of relationships, both… keep reading

Week in Review: November 17

Vancouver’s Eastside Culture Crawl Enters 18th Season The 18th annual Eastside Culture Crawl sees visual artists from East Vancouver’s vibrant arts and culture scene open their studios… keep reading

Tweed & Taffeta: Linda Chow

Tweed & Taffeta is a series from Laura Murray Public Relations that explores costuming in celebrated performances – the varying interpretations from one production to… keep reading

Ask The Expert

Ask The Expert is a new series from Laura Murray Public Relations that calls upon the expertise of arts and marketing specialists to provide insight… keep reading

Week in Review: September 22

VIFF Opens in Vancouver The Vancouver International Film Festival opened this Thursday and runs until October 10. The annual event has become a major attraction… keep reading

What’s Cookin’ at LMPR?

With September came the beginning of an exhilarating new journey for us here at LMPR. With eager anticipation, we packed up our belongings, and made the leap into our… keep reading

Week in Review: September 8

Vancouver Fringe Festival Fills the Stage The Vancouver Fringe Festival entered its final week of performances concluding on September 14. The annual celebration organized by… keep reading

City Sounds: Quick Bites

Vancouver is a multifaceted, multicultural city and with this comes unique talents and a naturally diverse music scene. City Sounds is a new LMPR series highlighting… keep reading

Week in Review: Aug 11

Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall Pass The arts world saw the loss of two major talents in Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall this week.  … keep reading

Week In Review: July 28

Goh Ballet Dancers Earn Top International Awards A pair of 15 year-old dancers have earned the top two spots at the Wein Welt Wettbewerb international ballet… keep reading

Q&A: Shona Wercholuk

Communications Coordinator Shona Wercholuk is the newest member of the LMPR team. With a background in arts administration, public relations, and a passion for Vancouver’s independent music scene,… keep reading

Ask The Expert

Ask The Expert is a new series from Laura Murray Public Relations that calls upon the expertise of arts and marketing specialists to provide insight… keep reading

Week in Review: July 14

Lorin Maazel and Elaine Stritch Pass The arts world lost two of its finest as Lorin Maazel and Elaine Stritch passed away this week.  … keep reading

Review: The Body In Question

On today’s stages, there’s no shortage of thoughtful and creative works from talented dance artists and creators – original choreographies that pull you in through… keep reading

The Week in Review: June 30

  Vancouver Dances on the Edge The 26th annual Dancing on the Edge Festival hit stages across Vancouver this Thursday. The festival celebrates the very… keep reading

Summer Cocktails: Pepparotti

With patio season just around the corner, LMPR recently got together to share delicious summer cocktails from the classic to the eclectic. Every week throughout… keep reading

Week in Review: June 16

Bard on the Beach Celebrates 25th Anniversary Vancouver Shakespeare festival, Bard on the Beach entered the second week of its 25th anniversary season. This year’s festival will feature A… keep reading

Week in Review: June 2

Cirque Du Soleil Lost and Found Cirque du Soleil fell victim to theft during their Vancouver run of Totem this week. Three men reportedly broke… keep reading

Summer Cocktails: Snow White

With patio season just around the corner, LMPR recently got together to share delicious summer cocktails from the classic to the eclectic. Every week throughout… keep reading

Week in Review: May 19

Jessie Richardson Theatre Award Nominations Announced The Jessie Richardson Theatre Award nominations were announced this week honouring the best in Vancouver theatre. Bard on the… keep reading

Week in Review: May 5

Farley Mowat Passes at 92 Farley Mowat, one of Canada’s most treasured authors and environmentalists has passed away at age 92. The recipient of the… keep reading

Tweed & Taffeta: Laura Fukumoto

Tweed & Taffeta is a series from Laura Murray Public Relations that explores costuming in celebrated performances – the varying interpretations from one production to… keep reading

Case Study: ITSAZOO Presents Killer Joe

The Client ITSAZOO Productions specializes in fun, affordable, and accessible theatre presented at site-specific and non-traditional venues. The youthful company presented the grisly, pitch-black comedy, Killer Joe penned… keep reading

International Dance Day 2014

Movers and groovers around the world are celebrating International Dance Day today, April 29, with unique and creative festivals, parties, and performances.   First introduced… keep reading

Week in Review: April 21

Alistair MacLeod Passes at 77 Acclaimed Canadian novelist, Alistair MacLeod has passed away at age 77. MacLeod has been recognized as one of Canada’s greatest… keep reading

Q&A: Jesse Tanaka

Digital Coordinator Jesse Tanaka is LMPR’s newest member of the team. With a background in independent music and a special skill set in online marketing, Jesse… keep reading

Week in Review: April 7

CBC Cuts Deep CBC announced significant cuts due to funding and revenue shortfalls this week. The cuts will result in a loss of 657 jobs and… keep reading

Week in Review: March 31

Vancouver Fooled This year, April Fools’ Day rocked Vancouver with creative pranks from top-ranking organizations across Metro Vancouver and beyond. Highlights included the proposed Vancouver… keep reading

Week in Review: March 17

Music Streaming on the Rise For the first time ever, paid music streaming services including those like Spotify and Beats Music have broken the $1… keep reading

The Venue: York Theatre

The venue is a profile series from Laura Murray Public Relations that ventures behind the scenes of Metro Vancouver’s foremost arts and culture venues, diving… keep reading

Tweed & Taffeta: Romeo + Juliet

Tweed & Taffeta is a series from Laura Murray Public Relations that explores costuming in celebrated performances – the varying interpretations from one production to… keep reading

Job Posting: Online Coordinator

LMPR is looking to add a highly-skilled, big-thinking, arts-loving Online Coordinator to our team! If you have a passion for digital marketing, social media, and the arts,… keep reading

Week in Review: December 30

New Order of Canada Inductees Recognized 90 new appointments were made to the Order of Canada – an honour that recognizes outstanding achievement along with… keep reading

Week in Review: December 9

Chris Hadfield Takes to the Stage Canada’s favourite astronaut is stepping into a new adventure – and the spotlight. The National Ballet of Canada has… keep reading

The Week in Review: November 25

Need A Lozenge? Ask the Chicago Symphony Orchestra At a recent performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 9, Conductor Tilson Thomas was irked by coughing fits from the audience.… keep reading

Designing Floyd Collins

This fall LMPR had the opportunity to work with Vancouver-based artist Emily Cooper as she designed artwork for Patrick Street Productions‘ 2014 season. The photographer… keep reading

Q&A: Sarah Cruickshank

Coordinator, Marketing + Online Sarah Cruickshank is LMPR’s newest member of the team. With a background in dance and PR, Sarah looks forward to combining her passions and working with… keep reading

The Week in Review: October 28

New York Times Rejects Banksy The notorious street artist was denied a spot in the New York Times popular op-ed section, so he self-published his article to his website−a scathing critique of the World Trade… keep reading

The Week in Review: October 14

BANKSY IN NY The infamous street artist Banksy is loose in New York this month, conducting the most unconventional of residencies. The city-wide exhibition, called… keep reading

The Week in Review: August 19

ART & THE MIND A Canadian study released this week demonstrated that artists are better protected against  Dementia. Coming out of St. Michael’s Hospital in… keep reading

The Week in Review: July 29

THE RETURN OF THE SIMINOVITCH The Canadian theatre community issued a collective sigh of disappointment last fall, when it was announced that the Siminovitch Prize-… keep reading

The Venue: Malkin Bowl

The Venue is a profile series from Laura Murray Public Relations that ventures behind the scenes of Metro Vancouver’s foremost arts and culture venues, diving… keep reading

The Week in Review: July 1

EMILY CARR SHORTLIST UNVEILED A shortlist of architects for the new Emily Carr University was announced this week. The three final candidates are Vancouver-based Bing… keep reading

Q&A: Rachel Lowry

Director, Communications + Promotions Rachel Lowry is LMPR's newest member of the team. With a rich background in music performance and marketing, Rachel comes to… keep reading

The Week in Review: June 17

DANCE YOUR THESIS 2013 KICKS OFF A delightful online competition kicked off this week open to past and present Ph.D. students working in science fields.… keep reading

The Venue: Performance Works

The Venue is a profile series from Laura Murray Public Relations that ventures behind the scenes of Metro Vancouver’s foremost arts and culture venues, diving… keep reading

The Week in Review: June 3

VANCOUVER’S MANHOLE COVERS GET ARTISTIC MAKEOVER The City of Vancouver launched a competition for artists to design manhole covers for the city, to distinguish sanitary… keep reading

Colour & Character: Purple

Colour & Character is an LMPR blog series that looks at the emotional and psychological associations different colours possess and the ways in which marketers… keep reading

The Week in Review: May 20

JESSIE RICHARDSON THEATRE AWARD NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED The 31st Annual Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards nominations were announced this week in Vancouver. A celebration of the city's thespian… keep reading

The Week in Review: May 6

VAM ANNOUNCES MAJOR HONG KONG PROJECT The Vancouver Academy of Music (VAM) announced their involvement in the development of a brand new, world-class education music… keep reading

The Venue: The Orpheum

The Venue is a profile series from Laura Murray Public Relations that ventures behind the scenes of Metro Vancouver’s foremost arts and culture venues, diving… keep reading

The Week in Review: April 8

LORNA CROZIER WINS LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR’S LITERARY PRIZE BC poet and Governor General award-winner, Lorna Crozier, was awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence at… keep reading

Q&A: Rebecca Sharma

Marketing Director Rebecca Sharma is LMPR's newest member of the team. With a rich background in non-profit and arts marketing, Rebecca comes to LMPR from… keep reading

The Week in Review: February 25

PUSH FESTIVAL’S NORMAN ARMOUR TO DIRECT PAULINE Norman Armour, known best for heading the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, will direct City Opera’s anticipated new… keep reading

The Week in Review: February 11

After a hectic January, with numerous arts festivals and recaps of 2012's offerings, February shifts focus toward year ahead, including numerous 2013/14 artistic seasons and… keep reading

The Week in Review: January 28

IT’S OFFICIAL: ART IS GOOD FOR YOU Hill Strategies’ recent report, The Arts and Individual Well-Being in Canada, provided impressive arguments for including culture within… keep reading

The Venue: Pacific Theatre

The Venue is a profile series from Laura Murray Public Relations that ventures behind the scenes of Metro Vancouver’s foremost arts and culture venues, diving… keep reading

Unscripted. Unstaged. Joe Laughlin.

Unscripted. Unstaged. is an interview series from Laura Murray Public Relations that speaks with fascinating artists, advocates, administrators, and other individuals who keep the artistic… keep reading

Colour & Character: Green

Colour & Character is an LMPR blog series that looks at the emotional and psychological associations different colours possess and the ways in which marketers… keep reading

Unscripted. Unstaged. Peter Chu.

Unscripted. Unstaged. is an interview series from Laura Murray Public Relations that speaks with fascinating artists, advocates, administrators, and other individuals who keep the artistic… keep reading

The Venue: Biltmore Cabaret

The Venue is a profile series from Laura Murray Public Relations that ventures behind the scenes of Metro Vancouver’s foremost arts and culture venues, diving… keep reading

Designing the Don

Last year we wrote a post called 'Designing for Godot' that followed the creation of a poster for Blackbird Theatre's Waiting for Godot from final concept… keep reading

The Week in Review: October 2

Highlights, conversations, and news from the world of arts & culture.   PICASSO WROTE PLAYS FOR A PHILOSOPHER’S DREAM CAST The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum will… keep reading

The Week in Review: September 17

In our new series, we bring you the weekly highlights of cultural conversations and news from the arts world.   RUSHDIE CELEBRATES INDEPENDENT BOOKSELLERS Author Salman Rushdie… keep reading

Unscripted. Unstaged. Carmen Aguirre.

Unscripted. Unstaged. is an interview series from Laura Murray Public Relations that speaks with fascinating artists, advocates, administrators, and other individuals who keep the Canadian… keep reading

Colour & Character: Blue

Colour & Character is an LMPR blog series that looks at the emotional and psychological associations different colours possess and the ways in which marketers… keep reading

Unscripted. Unstaged. Rob Gloor.

Unscripted. Unstaged. is an interview series from Laura Murray Public Relations that speaks with fascinating artists, advocates, administrators, and other individuals who keep the Canadian… keep reading

Indian Summer à la Instagram

The team was out yesterday evening for the Indian Summer Festival‘s Opening Gala. In between managing the media desk and working with journalists to coordinate… keep reading

The Venue: Audain Gallery

The Venue is a profile series from Laura Murray Public Relations that ventures behind the scenes of Metro Vancouver’s foremost arts and culture venues, diving… keep reading

Unscripted. Unstaged. Barb Clausen.

Unscripted. Unstaged. is an interview series from Laura Murray Public Relations that speaks with fascinating artists, advocates, administrators, and other individuals who keep the Canadian… keep reading

Colour & Character: Red

Under the Influence, a fantastic CBC program exploring the marketing industry, recently aired an episode devoted entirely to colour. It focused on how different hues… keep reading

The Venue: Chapel Arts

  The Venue is a profile series from Laura Murray Public Relations that ventures behind the scenes of Metro Vancouver’s foremost arts and culture venues,… keep reading

Unscripted. Unstaged. Mark Fewer

Unscripted. Unstaged. is an interview series from Laura Murray Public Relations that speaks with fascinating artists, advocates, administrators, and other individuals who keep the Canadian… keep reading

Unscripted. Unstaged. Julia Drake

Unscripted. Unstaged. is an interview series from Laura Murray Public Relations that speaks with fascinating artists, advocates, administrators, and other individuals who keep the Canadian… keep reading

Unscripted. Unstaged. Leslie Dala

Unscripted. Unstaged. is an interview series from Laura Murray Public Relations that speaks with fascinating artists, advocates, administrators, and other individuals who keep the Canadian… keep reading

World Theatre Day 2012

Here at Laura Murray PR, we're pretty unabashed about how much we love the performing arts; the  joy, insight, and multitude of benefits they bestow… keep reading

Unscripted. Unstaged. Sean Devine.

Unscripted. Unstaged. is an interview series from Laura Murray Public Relations that speaks with fascinating artists, advocates, administrators, and other individuals who keep the Canadian… keep reading

Unscripted. Unstaged. Josh Beamish.

Unscripted. Unstaged. is an interview series from Laura Murray Public Relations that speaks with fascinating artists, advocates, administrators, and other individuals who keep the Canadian… keep reading

Unscripted. Unstaged. Amanda Green.

Unscripted. Unstaged. is an interview series from Laura Murray Public Relations that speaks with fascinating artists, advocates, administrators, and other individuals who keep the Canadian… keep reading

Unscripted. Unstaged. Simon Webb.

Unscripted. Unstaged. is an interview series from Laura Murray Public Relations that speaks with fascinating artists, advocates, administrators, and other individuals who keep the Canadian… keep reading

A Tale of Two Posters

It is always fascinating to work on national touring productions, especially when each city is able to exercise their own distinct imagination, infusing the main… keep reading

Unscripted. Unstaged. Anosh Irani.

Unscripted. Unstaged. is an interview series from Laura Murray Public Relations that speaks with fascinating artists, advocates, administrators, and other individuals who keep the Canadian… keep reading

Unscripted. Unstaged. Stephen White.

Unscripted. Unstaged. is an interview series from Laura Murray Public Relations that speaks with fascinating artists, advocates, administrators, and other individuals who keep the Canadian… keep reading

Unscripted. Unstaged. Rob Kitsos.

Unscripted. Unstaged. is an interview series from Laura Murray Public Relations that speaks with fascinating artists, advocates, administrators, and other individuals who keep the Canadian… keep reading

Unscripted. Unstaged. Eric Morin.

Unscripted. Unstaged. is an interview series from Laura Murray Public Relations that speaks with fascinating artists, advocates, administrators, and other individuals who keep the Canadian… keep reading

Designing for Godot

As this article is typed, reams of pristine, white paper are rolling through a press in an East Vancouver warehouse. Once the ink is dry,… keep reading