25 Years of Elmore PR: 2014

2017 is a big year for Elmore Public Relations—we’re celebrating our 25th anniversary! For the past 25 years, our agency has been working with numerous clients to help them achieve their goals, or as we say – connecting strategy, expertise and results. Each week we’re highlighting a year of Elmore PR. 

Last week, we looked back at our work with longtime client, the Harris County Flood Control District. In light of recent events, this week’s blog post is particularly meaningful to us as we reflect on our long history working with our city’s incredible performing arts organizations. Our very first client in 1992 was the Theater District and we have been fortunate to work alongside many of Houston’s premier performing arts groups and witness the magic they bring to the stage.

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Can’t Miss Holiday Activities in Houston

By: Nataly Torres

‘Tis the season for hot chocolate, apple and pumpkin pies and scarves! Well, the temperatures are not quite dipping just yet but the team at Elmore PR is certainly in the holiday spirit! If you’re looking for holiday family-friendly activities, a fun date night idea or simply a daytime outing with your pals, we’ve got a list for you.

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Shoppers Paradise at the Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market

By: Kim Tarleton

IMG_1428Wow, I can’t believe the 35th Annual Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market is over. What an honor it was to work on this amazing project that generates millions of dollars for the Houston Ballet Foundation, its Academy and scholarship programs. For many, the Nutcracker Market is the ultimate shopping extravaganza that kicks-off the holiday season and this year did not disappoint!

Thanks to the hard work of Patsy Chapman and Daisy Perez the event was a huge success. We are still awaiting the final numbers, but they will be impressive I am sure. We at Elmore PR also had a great time working with this dynamic duo. Is it too early to start thinking about 2016?
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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a Mariachi Performance to Remember

By: Megan Flinn

HSVPA Mariachi Band

One of my favorite parts of working in public relations is the opportunity to experience our clients’ events and seeing the great work they do first-hand. Whether it is attending an opera performance, a dog-jumping competition, or in this case, watching an amazing mariachi band, there is always plenty of inspiration, and never a dull moment!

The renowned High School for the Performing and Visual Arts has two of their own traditional mariachi bands—Advanced (Mariachi los Pasajeros) and Intermediate (Mariachi Nuevo Jalisco), among the many talented student performing arts groups at the school. Students in the mariachi bands are trained to play their instruments (including guitars, violins and trumpets) classically while also learning the various styles of mariachi music—in addition to singing. These students spend three hours every day in rigorous study in this art discipline, while also attending academic classes. Continue reading “Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a Mariachi Performance to Remember”

Supporting Houston Ballet Academy’s autism-friendly performance

By: Kate Withall

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Dancers interact with audience members following the autism-friendly performance. Photo courtesy of Houston Ballet Academy, photo credit to Amitava Sarkar.

In March 2015, Houston Ballet II presented a performance of a beloved classic, My First Ballet, for individuals on the autism spectrum, and their families. The performance was the first of its kind to be offered by Houston Ballet Academy and complemented its year-round Adapted Dance program; dance classes that adapt existing Houston Ballet Education Outreach programs for populations with specific needs.

The autism-friendly performance offered a friendly and supportive environment for the audience, with house lights kept on throughout the performance, the ability for audience members to easily enter and exit the theater as needed, and “fidget” toys were available to help keep children calm if they became agitated. Quiet spaces and activity areas were set-up outside the theater, while trained staff and volunteers provided encouragement and assistance to patrons. Online materials were also available so families could prepare ahead of time. Continue reading “Supporting Houston Ballet Academy’s autism-friendly performance”