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 by Pulitzer Prize winning writer Tracey Letts.?
 
The ambitious piece transformed the Italian Cultural Centre parking lot from April 15 to May 4 into an immersive theatre experience, recreating a Texas trailer park.

 

The Campaign

Laura Murray Public Relations were hired to provide a media relations campaign that would secure high-levels of editorial coverage and public awareness for the run of the show. The broad range of activities included composing & distributing a press release, pitching local journalists to write features & reviews, coordinating interviews, and being on-hand to coordinate a media tour prior to opening.

 

The Results

Killer Joe received a slew of media attention and the production sold out its entire run.?
 
The extremely successful campaign included interviews, articles, previews, contests, and reviews in major outlets including: The Globe & Mail, Vancouver Sun, Georgia Straight, The Province, Vancouver Courier, North Shore News, Metro Vancouver, Novus Television, Vancouver Presents, View The Vibe, Vancity Buzz, Inside Vancouver, and Review Vancouver, among many others.

 

Campaign Highlights

 

Newsprint:

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The Province - Killer Joe

 

Vancouver Courier - Killer Joe

 

Globe and Mail - Killer Joe? ?North Shore News - Killer Joe

 

Georgia Straight - Killer Joe? ??metro

 

Online:

Inside Vancouver - Killer Joe? ?View the Vibe - Killer Joe

 

Vancouver Presents - Killer Joe? ?Review Vancouver - Killer Joe

 

Television:

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