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Team Members

Meet:

Laura Davidson

President & Founder

Laura Davidson is the owner and creative force behind LDPR, a leading New York-based travel and lifestyle public relations agency. For 25+ years, Laura has been at the top of the industry, constantly stretching the traditional boundaries of PR, embracing new digital solutions and innovating services for her evolving roster of international clients. In addition to her agency work, Laura has played an active role in the travel industry, participating in numerous organizations including SATW (Society of American Travel Writers), CTO (Caribbean Tourism Organization), CHTA (Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association), HSMAI (Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International), ILHA (International Luxury Hotel Association) and others. Laura is a founding board member of the Family Travel Association (FTA). Committed to giving back, Laura involves her agency in several philanthropic initiatives—from sponsoring teachers at a primary school in Benin, West Africa to sending soccer gear to schools in Kenya and Antigua. Laura is also an ambassador for Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy and supports the Old Road Fund in Antigua. Laura is a proud recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for PR from the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association (HSMAI)as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). She lives in Weston, Connecticut with her husband Andrew Bill, and has two sons Tobey (18) and Jake (17) who are both intrepid travelers, ticking off destinations almost as quickly as mom does.

Next on the Vacation Bucket List: Mexico City, the Azores, Scotland, and Patagonia.

Dream Dinner Guest: Hugh Jackman. No explanation needed.

My life motto is: “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift and that’s why they call it the present.”

Are you ready for a more rewarding partnership?

While many PR firms are mere vendors, LDPR is your strategic advisor. We will work with you to create a specialized, integrated approach to your PR needs. There’s a reason our clients stay with us year after year. If you're ready to take your PR game to the next level, reach out to us.

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LDPR has secured 150+ industry awards & accolades
“Most Powerful Travel & Hospitality
PR Firms of 2018”
“Best Travel PR Companies”
Lifetime Achievement Award
for
Founder Laura Davidson
Best in Show

Client Testimonials

“LDPR has been a trusted partner of ours for over five years, becoming a true extension of our marketing team. Their passion, energy and industry relationships have proved invaluable to us over the years. LDPR’s focus on driving to KPI metrics have enabled us to quantify our success bringing insight and clarity to our strategic planning. We would highly recommend them to any brand looking to significantly grow brand awareness and drive sales through public relations and social media.”
Yvonne Williamson
,
Global Marketing Manager
Briggs & Riley
Our LDPR team can always be counted on to recognize valuable opportunities and represent us with professionalism across the board. They are well-connected, consistent, thoughtful, and tireless; it is a true pleasure to collaborate with them. LDPR believes in our business and shares in our successes, demonstrating that they care not only about our company, but also about the relationships behind it.
Andy Levine
,
President & Founder
DuVine Cycling + Adventure Co.
The team has been a total game-changer for the hotel. Through my many years of working with NYC agencies, I can say LDPR is by far the most professional, enjoyable, and results-driven team I’ve worked with.
Joseph Poteet
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Marketing Manager
When Travel Portland started working with Laura Davidson Public Relations it was like finding a key that unlocked the door to a world of media opportunities. LDPR works like an extension of our internal public relations team – building on our strengths and reinforcing our weaknesses. They know media. They know travel. They know our story and how to tell it to generate results. It has been a wonderful partnership which allowed us to push our domestic media program to new heights.
Marcus Hibdon
,
Director of Public Relations and Communications
Travel Portland, Oregon

Client Testimonials

DuVine Cycling + Adventure Co.
Our LDPR team can always be counted on to recognize valuable opportunities and represent us with professionalism across the board. They are well-connected, consistent, thoughtful, and tireless; it is a true pleasure to collaborate with them. LDPR believes in our business and shares in our successes, demonstrating that they care not only about our company, but also about the relationships behind it.
Andy Levine
President & Founder
Travel Portland, Oregon
When Travel Portland started working with Laura Davidson Public Relations it was like finding a key that unlocked the door to a world of media opportunities. LDPR works like an extension of our internal public relations team – building on our strengths and reinforcing our weaknesses. They know media. They know travel. They know our story and how to tell it to generate results. It has been a wonderful partnership which allowed us to push our domestic media program to new heights.
Marcus Hibdon
Director of Public Relations and Communications
Ocean House, Rhode Island
Every time they deliver we raise the bar, and every time we raise the bar they manage to deliver. I cannot recommend them highly enough to any luxury hotel looking for world-class public relations representation.
Daniel Hostettler
President and Group Managing Director
The Resort at Paws Up, Montana
The bottom line is LDPR is responsive, proactive, competitive, strategic and most importantly, they are nice genuine people. We wouldn't trade LDPR for any other PR firm in the world!
Larry Lipson
Owner