As part of a year-long celebration of the centennial of Marcel Proust’s Swann’s Way, dozens of French and American writers, artists, and Proust fans, including Ira Glass, Mike Birbiglia, Dominique Ansel (creator of the cronut and pictured above), and author Edmund White participated in a weeklong live reading of the classic at venues across city last week.
To bring Proust’s world to life, PKPR client Moleskine also curated live drawing events for each reading featuring students and alumni from the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay department at the School of Visual Arts.
Coverage highlights included a front page Arts section feature in the New York Times, a pick as one of the five best events of the week by Time Out New York, a behind-the-scenes look at the readings in The New York Observer, and a wonderful photo feature on all of the live sketches in Brain Pickings.
Canstruction, the world’s coolest art competition and food drive, once again transformed Brookfield Place into pop art wonderland with over 25 sculptures created from 100,000 cans of food.
PKPR secured coverage far and wide—from national outlets like ABC News, USA Today, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, and Mediabistro Unbeige to NYC media like Time Out New York, New York Post, Gothamist, am New York, CW11 Morning News, and Curbed.
Aiming to give small- and mid-size arts organizations the same technology and marketing power as major cultural institutions, Fractured Atlas last week unveiled Artful.ly, a free, web-based software system that helps arts groups sell tickets, raise funds, and grow their audiences and organizations.
PKPR placed exclusive launch day stories in the Wall Street Journal and Fast Company and then secured post-launch stories in outlets ranging from Backstage and Filmmaker to Xconomy, Digital Music News, and IndieWire.
SpaFinder Wellness’ Last Minute is highlighted in the November issue of InStyle as part of its annual Best of the Web.
If you use foursquare or Uber, you’ve used a map powered MapBox. Now, thanks to raising $10 million in Series A funding from The Foundry Group, you can expect to be hearing a lot more from this Washington, DC-based startup.
For today’s announcement, PKPR placed an exclusive story with the Wall Street Journal’s Lora Kolodny, who provided a terrific overview of how the funding positions MapBox as a major challenger to Google Maps.