Vive Social + PR
Vancouver

#913, 525 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC
V6B 3K4

Toronto

#403, 51 Wolseley Street
Toronto, ON
M5T 1A4

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Team Vive
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Introducing Team Vive! We’re a blend of innovative creatives and storytellers that genuinely love what we do — and it shows in our work! Functioning as your in-house marketing team, we handle everything from your public relations and social media strategies and execution, through to creation of engaging brand photography and videography.

VIVE SOCIAL + PR

Meet Our Team

Shnane Liem

Founder

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.

Ashley Macey

Account Director

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.

Adela Olah

Account Manager

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.

Alexandra Stenhouse

Project & Influencer Lead

Coming to Vive with experience in project execution and a passion for bringing campaigns to life, Alexandra is apart of our Toronto team, leading influencer partnerships and agency initiatives. With a knack for team collaboration and an eagerness to always be learning, she thrives in working with others to craft innovative strategies to drive impactful projects, from influencer campaigns, to event activations and anything in between.

Beyond her work, Alexandra considers herself an avid reader, a dog-lover, a yoga enthusiast and a connoisseur of oat milk lattes.

Katja Martin

Creative Lead

Born and raised in Vancouver, Katja has been a dynamic force in the photography and film industry since 2016. Currently holding the role of Creative Lead at Vive, she brings a distinctive and seasoned visual storytelling perspective to our team. With a comprehensive background in all facets of production, Katja assumes the lead in guiding our clients and accounts team through the entire process, from pre-production to the final shoot day. Serving as our in-house creative, she not only guides but also captures the majority of our client work, creating assets that strategically resonate and effectively align with brand goals. Additionally, she oversees and directs our skilled creative team, comprising of both photographers and videographers based out of our Toronto office.

Kate McGovern

Account Coordinator

Coming to us from Ireland, Kate has experience in content creation, event management, media relations and has a passion for emerging trends in digital marketing.

Kate holds a BA (Joint Honours) in Media Studies & Law from Maynooth University and a HDip in Public Relations and Marketing Communications from the University College Dublin.

When she’s not working, you’ll find her iced coffee in-hand, exploring the mountains, browsing the city for the best brunch spots, or listening to Taylor Swift, of course.

Selena Brind-Boronkay

Account Coordinator

Selena graduated from Bishop’s University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Post graduation, she lived in Italy and France for a year before returning to Canada. As an Account Coordinator, Selena brings her highly organized and detail-oriented skills to the Vancouver office. When she’s not perusing through TikTok, you can find her running on the seawall, hiking the North Shore mountains, reading anything by Taylor Jenkins, or travelling to Europe.

Tyler Martindale

Account Lead

Coming to us from the UK, Tyler has experience in social media, content creation, and public relations and has a passion for all things creative. Tyler holds an MA in Public Relations and Strategic Communications from Leeds Beckett University, and a BA (with Honours) in Drama from Anglia Ruskin University. On the weekends, you’ll most likely find Tyler binging episodes of The Real Housewives, or holding a Taylor Swift dance party.

Margaret Thedy

Photographer

Margaret is an accomplished food and advertorial photographer based in Toronto with over 10 years of experience. Holding a Bachelor degree in Graphic Communication, Margaret specializes in producing stunning images for diverse clients, demonstrating expertise in lighting, composition, and post-production techniques in photography.

When she’s not behind the lens, Margaret can usually be found relaxing with a good book and a glass of Riesling.

Kristen Wells

Photographer

Kristen is a Toronto-based commercial and editorial photographer specializing in food photography. Her passion stems from over a decade of experience in the hospitality and food service industry across Canada, the UK, and Australia. Today, she applies this deep understanding by working closely with chefs and restauranteurs to capture and bring their vision to life – from plate to palate. Kristen’s other professional expertise includes lifestyle and branding photography, product photography, and travel photography. When she’s not on a shoot, you can find her hiking in a National Park or eating her way around whatever city she’s found herself in!

Kay Panchal

Photographer

Armed with a degree in Fashion Design & Styling, Kay is a Toronto-based photographer and has been capturing moments since 2018. Her creative flair and technical expertise capture photographs that are visually captivating, magnetic, and timeless. Transforming ordinary moments into extraordinary visual narratives, Kay has turned the lens into a canvas for her creative expression. Whether it’s a fashion shoot or a vintage-inspired project, her work embodies a distinctive perspective and a profound appreciation for aesthetics.

Lauryn Wachsberg

Account Coordinator

Lauryn graduated from Queens University where she studied economics, followed by a certificate from Parsons Paris. With a background in fashion and business, Lauryn combines her analytical skills and her creative eye to bring a new perspective to marketing. When she’s not perusing TikTok or researching new influencers to partner with, you’ll find her doing yoga, going for a run, or attending a workout class. She loves spending time with her family and friends, as well as discovering new restaurants in the GTA.

Careers

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