Intelligence. Joy. Strategy. Pride. Aspiration. Care. Dedication. Honesty. Creativity. Excellence.
Our company was founded on these values. Our team lives by them.
– Founder & Principal
Zoe Grams has built a reputation as an esteemed marketing professional, balancing exceptional interpersonal skills with sharp insights.
Prior to founding ZG Communications, Zoe managed marketing campaigns for national and international clients at PR agencies in London and Vancouver, in addition to providing publicity to award-winning authors at D&M Publishers, at the time the largest independent publisher in Canada. She has arranged nationwide tours for leading authors; launched challenging social justice initiatives; and secured hundreds of media opportunities for clients. While earning an MA in Philosophy, she was responsible for managing and redesigning two culture magazines, both of which won national magazine awards during her editorship.
Via ZG Communications, Zoe also manages all marketing and publicity at the Vancouver Writers Fest—one of the world’s largest literary festivals—and, as marketing associate, handles marketing strategy and execution for publishing strategies company, Page Two.
Her writings about politics, arts and culture have appeared in a variety of magazines and newspapers on both sides of the Atlantic. When she is not working with clients, Zoe spends time in her home city of Edinburgh, and her homes-of-the-heart, Paris and Budapest.
Kate is a marketing and publishing specialist with a background in editorial, sales, and marketing with publishers of all sizes. Prior to joining ZG Communications, Kate worked as Marketing Manager at Dundurn Press, one of Canada’s largest independent publishers, and Assistant Marketing Manager at Thomas Allen & Son, where she managed the Canadian marketing and publicity campaigns for publishers such as Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Workman, and Charlesbridge. She holds a BA in English Literature and Art History from Concordia University in Montreal and a MA in Children’s Literature from Simmon’s College in Boston. Kate brings a deep understanding of publishing and storytelling to her position as Publicist at ZG and she is a passionate supporter of stories that fall outside of the mainstream but need to be told.
– Communications Coordinator
Ariel completed the Masters of Publishing program at Simon Fraser University, and a successful internship with Appetite by Random House in Vancouver. She has been a traveler for most of her life, born in the bayous of Louisiana and raised along the coast of California, before heading east for Asia. During a six-year stint in Japan, Ariel worked extensively with award-winning culture magazine Kyoto Journal as a consultant and designer, helping the team there navigate a shifting publishing landscape. Prior to joining ZG Communications, Ariel was a workshop facilitator who taught authors about building up their online presence, as well as a community manager and marketer for an independent self-publishing community. She holds a degree in Japanese Language and Culture from UC Berkeley.
– Publicity Assistant
Rebecca recently graduated from UBC with the English Honours Medal, Roy Danielle Memorial Prize, UBC Arts Co-op Student Of The Year Prize and inclusion on the Dean’s List. She has worked as Editor-in-Chief for The Garden Statuary and a journal assistant for BC Studies. She brings exceptional writing talents and a creative approach to the ZG team.