Canary Promotion just wrapped up our publicity campaign for Museum Without Walls: AUDIO, a public art project by the Fairmount Park Art Association. One of our final pieces of press coverage secured for the project includes an in-depth feature by Associated Press writer Joann Loviglio, a story which was first published last week and continues to make it’s way across the country. The AP story - Philly’s New ‘Museum’ Is Free, Outdoors, Open 24-7 - is great exposure for Museum Without Walls and the city, once again positioning Philadelphia as a destination for public art and other cultural attractions.
To date, the wide-reaching AP story has popped up in The Seattle Times, ABCNEWS.com, Yahoo! News, MSNBC.com, The Huffington Post, Nola.com, Stamford Advocate, The Canadian Press, Marin Independent Journal, The Philadelphia Tribune, METRO, Greenwich Time, Desert News, The Republic, The Pioneer Press, and PhillyBurbs.com, among others!
Today, we are announcing a transition at Canary Promotion. Canary co-owner and head of our design department, Mason Wendell, has taken a new position as Creative Director at another Philadelphia web development firm called Zivtech. We’re thrilled for Mason and this new opportunity to develop the newly created design department at Zivtech. And although Canary Promotion will no longer offer design services, we’re excited about the opportunity to focus fully on the “Promotion” side of our business and expand our publicity, marketing, social media and consulting services with some new clients and upcoming projects.
On a personal note, Mason and I have been working together in some form for about 17 years - pretty much since we met the first day of college. First, we worked together as musicians and songwriters, then as indie record label owners, and for the past nine years, as co-owners of Canary Promotion + Design. Most people say to us, “Oh, I could never work with my spouse.” But it’s always worked for us. We motivate and inspire each other to do our best work (even if the constructive criticism isn’t always easy to swallow).
I’ll miss having Mason in the Canary office, but thankfully we’ll still see each other at quitting time. And yes, as Technically Philly reported this morning, “marital bliss remains in place.”
Read on for our official press release on the transition.
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