- RT @brian_pat: In same vein as #DISSOLVE review yesterday: awesome new study shows compassion can be cultivated: http://t.co/e9tcZpnvoe 54 minutes ago
- 22 art installations you'll want to live inside: http://t.co/ATGyvxcfDd 17 hours ago
- Can't wait!!! RT @daynaschmayna: Music in an old mine, it'll be fun to play with these acoustics. http://t.co/9qfqQRPpwu 17 hours ago
- Our review of @Shamelesshussy's #DISSOLVE - starring @emmmmelia & running to tmrw night at CBC Studio 700: http://t.co/GkgwNL96W0 19 hours ago
- RT @vancouverweekly: #Contest Win two tickets to the opening night of Slowpoke at The Russian Hall June 11, 2013 http://t.co/plS4Gs021r 23 hours ago
- @fennell_kate In 140 chars, eh? There is no question that Vancouverites care deeply- this is complex. We can chat when I'm next out! 1 day ago
- RT @radixtheatre: Congrats to our friends & colleagues nominated for 2013 Jessie Awards! http://t.co/MeTA5bRUTk 1 day ago
- Congrats to LMPR clients Lucky Budd & @RHVickers - Raven Brings the Light is the #2 Children's book in Canada! http://t.co/aeFOJp149N 2 days ago
Here are some of the amazingorganizations we work with...
ASTROLABE MUSIK THEATRE
“I can’t speak highly enough of Laura Murray Public Relations. 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,
Astrolabe Musik Theatre
BARD ON THE BEACH
If you want flair, imagination, intelligence and enthusiasm, but also need things done on time, if you want detailed planning plus the pleasure of seeing your audience-building goals met (even exceeded!), then I would say you want Laura Murray and her Associates as your publicists.
John Wright, Artistic Director
Blackbird Theatre Company
CHAN CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
“We place an enormous amount of trust in Laura Murray and her team to provide the best possible media coverage for all of our presentations. This coverage is always delivered with the utmost professionalism and grace – earning rave reviews from our artists and their managers and most importantly, drawing audiences out to the Chan Centre.”
Rachel Lowry, Marketing Manager,
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
COASTAL CITY BALLET
In the fall of 2011 we hired Laura and her team at LMPR to promote the launch of Coastal City Ballet. Laura is innovative with strong ideas on how to market productions and maximize our exposure, while keeping our vision focused sharply.
Laura’s strong cohesive marketing plans and approachable personality makes her very easy to work with. We initially hired her for a short term but after the quality and efficiency of her work we extended the contract. We look forward to having an ongoing relationship with LMPR.
Andrea Allen, Company Director,
Coastal City Ballet
“The Cultch hired Laura Murray Public Relations 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 LMPR to anyone.”
Cindy Reid, Managing Director
DANCERS OF DAMELAHAMID
Laura Murray Public Relations 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.
Laura Murray Public Relations 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.
Executive and Artistic Director,
Dancers of Damelahamid
DANCES FOR A SMALL STAGE
“I have worked with Laura Murray Public Relations only for a short time. During this time, I have been astounded by Laura’s knowledge of dance and how fantastic her instincts are with regards to media and public relations.
She really knows how to sell a show!
I value Laura’s insights into the market – an extremely difficult balance, with the ever changing trends and developments into social media and the ecomomy of
arts. I have a very unique event, but Laura and her team are never afraid to jump in and give it their all. I look forward to the future with Laura Murray Public Relations!”
Julie-anne Saroyan, Artistic Producer,
Dances for a Small Stage
DWD THEATRE DESIGN + CONSULTING
As a new organization we faced, initially, the handicap of having no presence with the public at large; and therefore no credibility as producers. LMPR took this on, not as a shortcoming, but as a challenge; and helped us create, within months, a visible, viable public face within the cultural fabric of the entire Lower Mainland.
It was more than just promotion; it was a seamless and well conceived campaign from beginning to end; and all done with immense skill and civility.
I cannot imagine our undertaking succeeding without LMPR and will not hesitate to enlist their skills and services in all future endeavors.
Director, The FOG
FRIENDS OF CHAMBER MUSIC
INDIAN SUMMER ARTS SOCIETY
“It’s been a privilege and pleasure to work with LMPR for Indian Summer.
Promoting the first edition of a new annual festival is always a challenge, all the more so when a festival spans various arts genres as ours does. LMPR not only deeply understood the diversity of our programming, they were also able to reflect this in the media campaign. The impressive breadth and quality of coverage our festival received is due in no small part to the innovative, dedicated and ever cheerful professionals at LMPR.
We have nothing but praise and thanks to give them.”
Laura Byspalko, Managing Director,
& Sirish Rao, Artistic Director,
Indian Summer Arts Society
“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 LMPR!”
Joe Laughlin, Artistic Director
JOHN ALLEYNE – CHOREOGRAPHER
“Consistent professionalism and a never-ending amount of imagination. I have been so grateful for the opportunity to work with Laura through this time of artistic career transition.
The support, guidance, and impact she has shown and had on the reforming of my artistic career has been exciting.
I am so impressed with how succinctly Laura is able to discover and zero in on the “Big Ideas” – then how she goes about the actions and details needed to produce the clarity of communication.”
Laura Murray Public Relations rescued us when we needed a concert publicized quickly after a tour, and our regular publicist was unavailable.
When we met the team (our team was Laura and Brian) it was clear they were unpretentious, savvy, and eager. In a brief three-weeks they got a lot of action and visibility for Mascall Dance (so let’s add fast, on the ball , and ready, to the list). They knew dance and they liked the dance of ours they were to publicize.
We look forward to working with Laura and her company on a long-term basis.
Jennifer Mascall, Artistic Director,
MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY
LMPR is an absolute joy to work with! They bring nothing less than complete and total enthusiasm, dedication and professionalism to their work.
Working with LMPR has breathed new life into how we approach and discuss marketing initiatives, and has inspired us to improve our social media efforts and find new and creative ways to reach our audience.
We highly recommend the team at LMPR!
NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE
PARADE OF LOST SOULS
PLASTIC ORCHID FACTORY
ROY HENRY VICKERS
ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET
“Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet has been working with Laura Murray in our West Coast markets for the past number of years.
Her high standards of professionalism, her in-depth grasp of her markets, and her obvious enthusiasm for the arts have made her the ideal agent for a dance company of our calibre.”
Senior Director of Marketing
Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet
SHADBOLT CENTRE FOR THE ARTS
“I cannot say enough about the wonderful Laura Murray and her amazing staff at LMPR. Professional, conscientious, creative and frankly just a whole bunch of fun!
I have had the great fortune to work with Laura and her team on a number of projects over the past year and have been absolutely delighted with their work. They were always, thankfully, a few steps ahead in their vision for the various projects and their dedication to delivering incomparable service.
I highly recommend Laura and her company – she is the bee’s knees!
Facilities & Event Services Coordinator,
Shadbolt Centre for the Arts
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
VANCOUVER ACADEMY OF MUSIC
“LMPR is the epitome of professionalism. From start to finish LMPR 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 LMPR’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 LMPR garners with a broad spectrum of media outlets across the Lower Mainland. LMPR is VAM’s go-to firm for all media relations.”
Joseph Elworthy, Executive Director,
Vancouver Academy of Music
VANCOUVER BACH CHOIR
“I am amazed, thrilled and humbled by the actions of LMPR. You and your team have done a job so far ahead of what we could have ever contemplated.
As well as selling El Nino for us, you have managed to leapfrog us years ahead in the very challenging world of non-profit arts organizations.
I am eternally grateful to your entire team!”
Barbara Livingston, General Manager
Vancouver Bach Choir
VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL SALSAFESTIVAL
“I’m looking forward to working with Laura Murray Public Relations on the 2012 Vancouver International Salsafestival campaign. The past two years would never have been as successful without Laura’s passion and dedication, as well as her expertise in the industry. I was so impressed with both her team and her personal attention to every detail. I highly recommend anyone who requires public and media relations services to meet with Laura and her team to explore opportunities. ”
Vancouver International Salsafestival
VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL SONG INSTITUTE
Working with Arts clients on a promotional image must be among the most complicated “people-management” skill-sets out there. LMPR came on board just a few months before production and was hit by a hurricane of ideas, needs, deadlines, and high-profile expectations. Laura’s manner in sorting out the components and finding solutions within our budget was incredibly receptive, warm, and thoughtful.
LMPR delivered a tremendous outcome on a mind-boggling timeline – and kept their calm and wonderfully decorous manner throughout. Given the large roster of clients, one never felt anything but 100% commitment to our project’s needs. As has been said, a dream to work with!
Rena Sharon, Artistic Director, VISI