The Fine Art of Marketing and Artistic Partnerships,
Media Communications & Meaningful Events
In this day of digital, visual and live media, Mediart Partners recognizes how important it is to make the right impression, fascinate the senses, touch the heart and stimulate the mind…. delivering a branded experience or intelligent tidbit of news that stays with the consumer long after the glitter is gone.
Accountability and Results Driven in a well organized plan customized for each and every objective.
President and Managing Director
Laura Manning earned a Bachelor's degree in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin and numerous credits toward a Master's degree in Educational and Behavioral Psychology from the University of Houston. She has spent most of her career in media and marketing leading dynamic sales teams, delivering spectacular sponsorship events and galas for causes of which she is passionate. Her bevy or corporate, media, national & local events and non-profit clients have been long term and impressive. From Tiger to Tinker she has worked with local to worldwide clients. She has served on many not-for-profit boards including the American Advertising Federation - Houston where she remained for 10 years including the President/Chairman of the 95+ year old organization.
She has worked for the Hearst flagship, The Houston Chronicle, Houston Home & Garden, Houston Metropolitan magazines and operated her own marketing, promotions & publishing firm, Marketing Masters, Inc. for ten years. Her written work has appeared in numerous national, regional and local publications and websites as well as her own original blog AdVentures for The Houston Chronicle's Chron.com about the media and advertising industry. Theatrically trained, she has directed and taught theatre arts in public school.
".....beyond the attributes of trustworthy, energetic, imaginative, driven, courteous, hard-working, enthusiastic and collaborative, Laura has also proven time and time again to be an extraordinary professional who knows our business. Specifically addressing our most recent project together where she served as Chair of the Trailblazer Awards Gala (I was Honorary Chair), she was tireless, resourceful and very organized. Without Laura - no event. Period. Her attention to detail, and her tireless enthusiasm are a rarity. And, a godsend. I recommend Laura highly. Again. "
Alex López Negrete
President/CEO Lopez Negrete Communications, Inc.
“I had the privilege of working with Laura to produce an annual event that had become stale. Our intent was to reinvent the evening giving new life to the event. Her vision, attention to detail, organizational skills, astute judgement, and dedication all played a central part in the success."