Because every business is different, at Vive, we design custom communication, marketing, and public relations strategies to elevate brand awareness. Through strong content, a defined voice, and captivating storytelling, we work closely with your team to ensure every initiative is met and surpassed.

Our in-house creative team creates unique images, videos, gifs, and cinemagraphs so your content remains fresh, current, and engaging. Working directly with our Account Managers, every aspect of your marketing and public relations strategy has a purpose. It’s not just about posting on social media or hosting an event; it’s about making connections and engaging with your target audience.

We love what we do, and it shows in our work.

Account Manager

Annette Kuan

Creative Lead

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As a graduate from BCIT’s Marketing Communications Program, Annette developed a passion for design, branding, and social media through her school and personal projects. In particular, the powerful connection created between consumer and brand through compelling imagery.

 

Growing up around BC’s beautiful nature, Annette was always drawn towards landscape photography. Pursuing to combine both passions has led her to begin her career at Vive.

Shnane Liem

Founder

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Writing for magazines since she was 15, Shnane’s had a passion for marketing ever since she created her first advertisement back in grade four. As the youngest of five, she learned early how effective communication was vital for having your voice heard; a valuable skill that’s helped her clients build brand awareness and consumer loyalty.

 

Shnane graduated from Simon Fraser University with her BA in Communications, and founded her first social media company back in 2011, which would later become Vive Social + PR. With locations in Vancouver and Toronto, her agency has been fortunate to work with a diverse group of industries, including real estate, hospitality, beauty, fashion, food, and fitness. Her clients have been featured in publications like The National Post, Entertainment Tonight, Elle Canada, FASHION, Forbes, Chatelaine, Fast Company, CTV, Global News, and Daily Hive.

Kristen Chisholm

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Agency Director

Originally from Ontario, Kristen graduated from Western University with an Honors Specialization in Criminology and soon after made the jump to both the West Coast and public relations. After completing Simon Fraser’s Public Relations Certificate program she dived into the industry headfirst and has been passionately working with a variety (read: everything from fitness and beauty to trade shows and personalities) of companies since.

 

Energetic and driven, Kristen works to effectively communicate her clients unique stories, while simultaneously building brand recognition and securing notable coverage.

Ashley Macey

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Ashley is a creative soul with a passion for writing and has worked as a freelance lifestyle writer for various North American publications, including Vancouver Magazine, Yahoo!, Business Insider, Brit + Co, and more for the past five years. After deciding to apply her writing chops to a new industry, she graduated from Simon Fraser University's Public Relations Certificate program in 2018 and developed strong skills in public relations, social media, and issues management, which she honed in her practicum with the Vancouver Economic Commission.

 

With a passion for story-driven content creation and earning positive media coverage for clients, Ashley is excited to bring her media-focused lens to Vive's Vancouver office. 

Katherine Doak

Account Coordinator

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Katherine comes to Vive with experience in digital marketing, and a passion for creative writing and content development. Being a graduate of Humber College’s Public Relations program, Katherine is excited to bring some fresh ideas to the table and create innovative campaigns for clients, while using both her PR & social media experience. 

 

After previously interning at a Toronto PR agency, Katherine realized her desire to further her knowledge in influencer marketing and event management and hopes to build on this experience working at Vive. In her spare time, you can find her biking Toronto’s waterfront or spending time with friends and family. 

Brittany Aoki

Account Coordinator

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Eager to bring fresh and creative ideas to her clients, Brittany comes to Vive with a passion for all things social, digital, and lifestyle. While earning her business degree from the Beedie School of Business, Brittany worked in the tech industry where she gained valuable, hands-on experience in marketing and event management.

 

As someone who loves to collaborate and brainstorm creative ideas, Brittany is excited to contribute her skills to copywriting, community building, and brand strategy in her role as an Account Coordinator. 

Adela Olah

Edward Lau

Account Coordinator

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Creative Specialist

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With a passion for social media and content creation, Adela comes to Vive with a fresh perspective and experience in PR, social media, content creation, and event management.

 

A graduate from Humber College’s Public Relations post-graduate program, Adela's previous experience in the lifestyle and entertainment industry led her to develop a passion for developing client-focused campaigns with a strong emphasis on engaging social audiences. 

Originally from Hong Kong, Edward moved to Vancouver to pursue his education at the University of British Columbia. Whilst completing his undergraduate degree in Psychology, Edward was drawn by the beautiful outdoors his new home had to offer. Combining his passions for creating digital content and the outdoors, Edward developed strong skills as a photographer and videographer.

 

As a freelancer, Edward has more than three years of experience working in a professional photo and video production environment. He brings the same creative passion to Vive, producing engaging content that connects storytelling to an audience.

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