Communications for Innovative Technology Brands

We build strategic communications for innovative brands that shape the future.

Our services include:

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Strategic counsel

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Campaign planning

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Media relations

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Corporate positioning

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Employer branding

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Executive profiling

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Thought leadership

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Crisis communications

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C-suite media training

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IPO, M&A, funding announcements

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Internal communications

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Global event and speaker management

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Industry awards and accolades

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Social media and campaign amplification

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Paid media programming

Dan Gamble

Principal

Dan’s 18 year PR & Communications career began in London, England, where he worked for top tech PR agencies and delivered hard hitting campaigns for a range of start-ups and global brands, before relocating to Vancouver B.C. in 2011.

Most recently, Dan was Head of PR & Corporate Communications for Canadian success story BroadbandTV Corp. (TSX: BBTV) from 2013. His tenure included the successful announcement of BBTV’s IPO in 2020, one of the Top 10 largest TSX Tech IPOs of all time, in terms of funds raised.

A true advocate for the PR profession, he created YVRPR shortly after moving to Vancouver, a community of 300+ PR & Comms professionals. Dan blends creativity with logic, and is an advocate for equality and diversity in all forms.

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Elan Paris

Director

Elan is a Director at DGPR. She is a strategic communications leader, whose seven+ year career has enabled some of the world’s largest software companies to increase their reach, strengthen their perception, and scale their teams. 

Her previous clients include Adobe, Check Point Software, Dell, Diligent, Okta, Snowflake, and more. At DGPR her current portfolio includes GeoComply, Later, OpenText, and WeCasa.

Throughout her career, she has built a strong network of communicators, builders, and connectors who she can depend on. Elan is equally passionate about uplifting the next generation of comms professionals and finds joy in seeing her peers succeed.

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Rachel Loucks

Senior Associate

Rachel has a background in public relations, communications, event coordination, and marketing. She has a keen interest in the Canadian media landscape and a passion for the Canadian technology industry. Prior to joining DGPR, Rachel executed PR programs for a range of technology businesses including Diligent, Givex, Lighthouse Labs, Redbrick, and more.

At DGPR, Rachel’s portfolio includes Safe Software, and OpenText, where she supports media relations from beginning to end; from developing story angles and pitching media to coordinating interviews, creating coverage reports and supporting the team with strategic planning.

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Mayank Kashyap

PR & Communications Coordinator, Vancouver

Mayank works with the core PR team to support them on a wide range of tasks from research to scouting for media opportunities for DGPR’s clients. With a passion for storytelling and a knack for crafting compelling content, Mayank strives to help DGPR and its clients get the brand awareness that they deserve. He’s always on the lookout for the latest trends, strategies and loves nothing more than helping clients succeed.

Academically an engineer, Mayank discovered that he preferred talking to people over machines. He started his journey as a PR professional in India, where he supported renowned names in the consumer and enterprise tech space including Intel, Philips, and Avon, during his time at a well respected PR agency.

Mayank moved to Vancouver to pursue an academic credential in PR.

Elan Paris

Director

Elan is a Director at DGPR. She is a strategic communications leader, whose seven+ year career has enabled some of the world’s largest software companies to increase their reach, strengthen their perception, and scale their teams.

Her previous clients include Adobe, Check Point Software, Dell, Diligent, Okta, Snowflake, and more. At DGPR her current portfolio includes GeoComply, Later, OpenText, and WeCasa.

Throughout her career, she has built a strong network of communicators, builders, and connectors who she can depend on. Elan is equally passionate about uplifting the next generation of comms professionals and finds joy in seeing her peers succeed.

Rachel Loucks
Rachel Loucks

Senior Associate

Rachel has a background in public relations, communications, event coordination, and marketing. She has a keen interest in the Canadian media landscape and a passion for the Canadian technology industry. Prior to joining DGPR, Rachel executed PR programs for a range of technology businesses including Diligent, Givex, Lighthouse Labs, Redbrick, and more.

At DGPR, Rachel’s portfolio includes Safe Software, and OpenText, where she supports media relations from beginning to end; from developing story angles and pitching media to coordinating interviews, creating coverage reports and supporting the team with strategic planning.

Roisin Maxwell
Mayank Kashyap

PR & Communications Coordinator, Vancouver

Mayank works with the core PR team to support them on a wide range of tasks from research to scouting for media opportunities for DGPR’s clients. With a passion for storytelling and a knack for crafting compelling content, Mayank strives to help DGPR and its clients get the brand awareness that they deserve. He’s always on the lookout for the latest trends, strategies and loves nothing more than helping clients succeed.

Academically an engineer, Mayank discovered that he preferred talking to people over machines. He started his journey as a PR professional in India, where he supported renowned names in the consumer and enterprise tech space including Intel, Philips, and Avon, during his time at a well respected PR agency.

Mayank moved to Vancouver to pursue an academic credential in PR.

Clients

Geocomply

BroadbandTV

IDMWORKS

Future Capital

Wecasa

Later

BWZ

Discord

OpenText

Discord

Discord

Discord

Client coverage

‘An extreme tragedy that they didn’t ask for’: How B.C.’s GeoComply relocated workers from Ukraine

2022/08/18

Publication: The Logic

Client: GeoComply

Discussing the massive hybrid work risks for Canadian Businesses

2022/12/15

Publication: Canadian SME

Client: OpenText

Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022: Anna Sainsbury has the cybersecurity industry covered with GeoComply

2022/10/16

Publication: BC Business

Client: GeoComply

Home for the Holidays? Vacation Property Co-Ownership Company Launches in Canada

2022/08/21

Publication: Storeys

Client: wecasa

How Workplaces Can Fight Proximity Bias

2023/02/17

Publication: Canadian Business

Client: Later

Instagram reels are the most profitable format for sponsored content

2023/04/21

Publication: Business Insider

Client: Later

“We Have it All”: Open Text Stock Invests in AI, as CFO Says Billions in Revenue to Come

2023/08/09

Publication: The Motley Fool

Client: OpenText

Later acquired by US influencer marketing platform Mavrck

2022/04/22

Publication: Betakit

Client: Later

Why staff ‘workcations’ should be in every leader’s 2023 budget

2022/08/21

Publication: Fast Company

Client: Black & White Zebra

The economy stinks—but that didn’t stop these five founders

2022/08/21

Publication: The Logic

Client: wecasa

We will continue to expand our mission through acquisition: OpenText CEO

2023/02/3

Publication: BNN Bloomberg

Client: OpenText

Pricing for the Creator Economy Is All Over the Map

2023/03/20

Publication: ADWEEK

Client: Later

‘We will need to hire’: How one B.C. firm is approaching working with AI

2023/05/21

Publication: The Globe & Mail

Client: Safe Software

Testimonials

Crystal Kwon

Principal at front + centre PR

“Dan is someone you want on your team. He has deep expertise in tech PR, bringing both a strategic POV to create sound plans and the tactical chops to get the work done. As a tech company looking to grow, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend DGPR.”

Cam Gordon

Head of Communications, Twitter Canada

“Dan is a bright, plugged-in mind in an industry driven by content & conversation. I’ve always been impressed by his insights & approach to communications, one that blends a deep understanding of the tech & business environments with a broad understanding of cultural trends & the psychology of landing one’s message in a smart, strategic fashion.”

Lobna Abulhassan

Head of Programming, Web Summit

“I’ve had the pleasure working extensively with Dan over the last 5 years on various high profile projects and campaigns. His grasp of the technology and innovation landscape is second to none, and I relied on his professionalism, insight and good humour to produce excellent results for everyone involved. I am over the moon to hear that he is launching DGPR to ever new heights of excellence.”

Shahrzad Rafati

Chairperson & CEO, BroadbandTV Corp

“Dan is an exceptional partner for BBTV, from his strategic insight to his unwavering professionalism and drive. We’re proud to work with a firm that shares in BBTV’s core values and has such a deep understanding of our complex and evolving media tech landscape.”

Marlon Thompson

Founder & CEO, Future Capital

“Dan’s extensive knowledge of the North American startup and tech media landscape makes him an incredible PR advisor for our business, having him onboard is critical to drive brand messaging and awareness. Dan is a considerate, collaborative and decisive leader and we’re confident that he will play an important role in our continued growth.”

Let’s connect

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