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
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Rudy Gao, President
Canada-China Cultural Development Association

Bill Reid Gallery

“It is an honour to work with the passionate, media savvy team of Murray Paterson Marketing Group. Their marketing expertise has helped broaden the awareness of emerging and established Indigenous artists over the past few years. MPMG helps us propel our gallery’s vision to reveal the vital and diverse Indigenous cultures of the Northwest Coast. As well, they demonstrate respect and kindness to the cultural traditions within the multifaceted arts community. Their attention to details and nuances for each and every campaign make them a stand-out. Haw’aa – Thank you MPMG for your service to the arts community and for always bringing your A-game!”

Wayne Louie
Marketing Specialist
Canadian
Music
Centre

Canadian Music Centre

Chor Leoni

Chor Leoni

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

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

Culture Days

“Working with MPMG was an absolute pleasure. The team was invested from the start, taking care to fully understand the history and goals of our organization before developing a campaign strategy. MPMG offered a refreshing new perspective on communicating our message and were successful in garnering extensive media coverage across the province, thanks to their strong media relationships. They didn’t leave a single rock unturned. I would happily work with MPMG again, as I know our campaign would be in trusted hands.”

Nazanin Shoja, BC Culture Days Manager

“Ontario Culture Days was thrilled to work with MPMG for the first time this year. Their knowledgeable staff were dedicated to getting the best coverage for us, and it yielded results. They succeeded in raising awareness of our events beyond expectations, and reaching new audiences. We look forward to working with MPMG for many years to come!”

Ruth Burns, Ontario Culture Days Executive Director

DanceHouse

“MPMG has been a remarkable addition to our marketing and communications arsenal. Their ability to bring a fresh approach and take to everything they do is inspiring, but most importantly effective and impactful. DanceHouse’s brand has grown directly due to their efforts.”

Jim Smith
Co-Founder, Artistic and Executive Director

Dance: Made In Canada

“Laura and the team at MPMG really care. Of course they are everything else: professional, knowledgeable, plugged-in, agile and on-budget, but they really, really cared about the success of our festival. They cared enough to tell us things that perhaps we didn’t want to hear, cared enough to work with our people to build their knowledge and skill base. We look forward to working with them in the future.”

Yvonne Ng, Artistic Director/Co-Festival Director/Curator

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
DELINQUENT
THEATRE

Delinquent Theatre

DOXA
Documentary
Film Festival

DOXA Documentary Film Festival

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
Electric
Company
Theatre

Electric Company Theatre

EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY
OF ART + DESIGN

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Esmeralda Enrique

Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company engaged MPMG to work on marketing for our 2019 Toronto season production: Impulso.

The team worked closely with us to ensure the campaign reflected the artistry of flamenco and the intension of this production. The digital campaign was successful in both reaching our target audience and increasing sales over recent years.

It was a pleasure to work with everyone at MPMG and we look forward to our collaboration for our 2020 production!

Jennifer Watkins
Administrator, Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company

Fall for Dance North

“We were incredibly satisfied with the work MPMG did for us in the fourth edition of Fall for Dance North. Working with us on festival PR in addition to deploying and strategizing social media and display advertising, their team helped us obtain a record level of publicity for the festival, with a multitude of community and high profile features in print, radio and television.

Their warm, proactive and astutely talented team helped us tap into new markets, elevating the profile of our new expansion to a second stage and the doubling of our programming. Laura, Brian and their team are super responsive and dedicated, a joy to work with – we were very impressed with their professional yet friendly approach.

We can’t wait work to with them again to promote our fifth anniversary season!”

Nicole Crozier, Marketing Manager + Ilter Ibrahimof, Artistic Director
FIREHALL
ARTS CENTRE

Firehall Arts Centre

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
Grunt Gallery

Grunt Gallery

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
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

Jodi Proznick

“Working with the team at MPMG has been a dream. They are so professional, supportive and they genuinely love what they do. The team always went beyond the call of duty and the success of my project was a direct result of their incredible support behind the scenes. I highly recommend them to anyone who is ready to take their project, career, festival or arts organization to the next level.”

Jodi Proznick
two-time JUNO award nominee, Western Canadian Music Award Jazz Artist of the Year 2019

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
KIDD
PIVOT

Kidd Pivot

Knowledge Network

Knowledge Network

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
Lea Salonga

Lea Salonga

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
NORTH VAN
ARTS

North Van Arts

Opera Atelier

“MPMG has consistently exceeded our expectations. Laura, Brian and the whole team at MPMG are responsive, professional, knowledgeable and diplomatic – as well as being a joy to work with. They truly understand the unique challenges and requirements of a non-profit performing arts organization.

I wholeheartedly recommend MPMG – hire them!”

Alexandra Skoczylas, Executive Director
Opera
Concept MP

Opera Concept MP

Opera Kelowna

Opera Kelowna

Peggy Baker
Dance Projects

Peggy Baker Dance Projects

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

PlayME Podcast

“For our first season of PlayME on CBC, we knew we needed to work with the best in the business to help spread the word about our podcast. MPMG was professional, attentive, and knowledgeable about developing and growing an online presence.

They were an essential part of our marketing out and we would recommend them to companies looking to expand their digital reach.”

Laura Mullin
Co-Artistic Director/Producer
The Polygon Gallery

The Polygon Gallery

Presentation House

Presentation House

ProArteDanza

“ProArteDanza is indebted to an amazing team of hard working people at MPMG. We couldn’t have asked for a better marketing and PR performance for our new creation, The 9th!.

There’s no doubt in anybody’s mind at ProArteDanza who will be our Marketing and PR company next year.

My heartfelt gratitude to the whole team at MPMG! You all are the very best!”

Roberto Campanella, Artistic Director

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
Queer Arts Festival

Queer Arts Festival

Sal Ferreras

Sal Ferreras

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
SOUNDSTREAMS

Soundstreams

The Spongebob Musical

“MPMG is a company that is professional, strategic, creative and collaborative. The team is enthusiastic, resourceful, and they communicate and deliver results.

We have worked with most of the team – whether it’s digital, promotions, or media relations, and the results have been positive. I have regarded them as an extension of our team and appreciate their focus, and collaborative efforts in making the projects a success.”

Mary Ann Farrell
Vice President of Marketing & Communications

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

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

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

TO Live

“MPMG is a company that is professional, strategic, creative and collaborative. The team is enthusiastic, resourceful, and they communicate and deliver results.

We have worked with most of the team – whether it’s digital, promotions, or media relations, and the results have been positive. I have regarded them as an extension of our team and appreciate their focus, and collaborative efforts in making the projects a success.”

Mary Ann Farrell
Vice President of Marketing & Communications
The
Toronto Consort

The Toronto Consort

Tourism
Vancouver

Tourism Vancouver

Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound

Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound

Vancouver Christmas Market

“MPMG has helped Vancouver Christmas Market bring holiday cheer to the community for the past 4 years. Whether it’s pre-season or during the rush of the market we know we can rely on the team to provide quick responses and creative thinking. Through all of our marketing efforts MPMG has blended our German inspired roots with the holiday traditions of Vancouver and wrapped it all up with a beautiful bow.”

Denise Sharleen Wegener
President

Vancouver Folk Music Festival

“Murray Paterson Marketing Group have really helped us broaden our Festival attendees, through their excellent and affordable digital marketing strategies. As a non-profit with a large event and small staff team, their help has been invaluable.”

Debbi Salmonsen
Artistic/Marketing Director
Vancouver Foundation

Vancouver Foundation

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 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