As the principal architect of MPMG, Laura Murray has built an award-winning full-service marketing agency founded on the passion, creativity, and integrity that define the artistic process. A classical ballet dancer and journalist by training, Laura brings the strength and discipline of dance to her leadership with the insight + exactitude of reporting, managing and guiding her team’s collective talents toward blockbuster results. Recognizing a need for a firm dedicated exclusively to supporting the arts + culture sector, Laura launched MPMG in Vancouver in 2011. Since then it has served a national roster of clients including Bard on the Beach, Bill Reid Gallery, Vancouver International Film Festival, Kidd Pivot, Harbourfront Centre, Fall For Dance North, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and The National Arts Centre, among many others.
Laura was recognized as a Business in Vancouver ‘Forty Under 40’ winner in 2016, acknowledging the city’s most successful entrepreneurs under the age of 40 and the ones to watch. In addition to leading MPMG, Laura has provided arts commentary and reviews for the Vancouver Sun, Georgia Straight, Dance International Magazine, and 24 Hours. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Arts and Culture, Made in BC: Dance on Tour, and the Vancouver Ballet Society.