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Pamela Yau
Pamela Yau
Arts Administration
Adjunct Instructor, Arts Administration



Pamela Yau is a Philadelphia-based producer, publicist, and marketer. As the Special Projects Coordinator for the City of Philadelphia's Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy, she produces and programs special events and performances including events as a part of Philly Celebrates Jazz, Philadelphia's celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month and the Culture in the Courtyard performance series at City Hall. Pamela also leads the management of the public relations and marketing efforts of the Office. She has worked extensively with arts organizations and artists across the cultural sector to create and implement tailored digital and social media public relations and marketing campaigns and strategies. Her approach to digital marketing of the arts includes the two-fold objective of reaching target audiences and increasing public engagement. Pamela has been honored by Billy Penn as a part of "Who’s Next Communications" as an up-and-coming communications leader in Philadelphia. 

As a strong believer of embracing new technology to communicate the creative and performing arts to the public at large, Pamela has spearheaded projects that have ranged from the integration of social media into the exhibition The Happy Show by legendary designer Stefan Sagmeister to the creation of music blog,, in collaboration with composer and University of Pennsylvania professor Dr. Guthrie Ramsey Jr. Pamela holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of Pennsylvania in Communications and Political Science with a minor in East Asian Languages and Civilizations (Chinese) and a Master of Arts with merit honors from City University London in Cultural Policy and Management. Her dissertation was on the characteristics of creative startups in an economic downturn.

BA, Communications and Political Science, University of Pennsylvania; MA, Cultural Policy and Management, City University London