Your Trusted Partner for Critical Communications

Whether you need to promote a product, improve a campaign, or handle a communications crisis, Alchemy Communications has your back.


About Alchemy Communications

We are a full-service strategic communications agency headquartered in Calgary, AB. Our experienced team of writers, designers, media experts and social media marketers join forces, talents and skills to deliver cutting-edge custom solutions for our clients.

We specialize in Crisis Communications & Reputation Management, Public Relations & Marketing, and Nonprofit Strategic Communications.

The core of our work involves developing and executing strategies that maximize brand development, grow your bottom line, and protect your company’s reputation.

We provide a spectrum of integrated communications services, including:

  • Branding
  • Corporate Communications
  • Art Development
  • Content Development
  • Design: Logos, Infographics, Animation + GIFs
  • Video Marketing
  • Crisis Communications
  • Reputation + Issues Management
  • Inbound Marketing: Website Design, Email Campaigns, Social Media Strategy + more
  • Public Relations
  • Media Relations
  • Media Training
  • Speech Writing + Presentations
  • Nonprofit Communications, Marketing + Strategy

Who We Help 

We partner with companies large and small, business owners, entrepreneurs and nonprofits throughout North America. We’ve had the pleasure of supporting clients in all sorts of industries, including:

  • Transportation 
  • Oil + Gas
  • Government Sector 
  • Financial 
  • Healthcare
  • Retail 
  • Entertainment
  • Marketing
  •  B2B
  • Nonprofits

 Our Approach

We believe in putting people first. This means that every strategy we develop, every communication we draft, every message we share is focused on how it will impact people and the communities they live in.

We value honesty and integrity. We say the truth and do what’s right, even if it’s hard.

We take our work seriously but have fun doing it. We love what we do and our clients can tell.


At Alchemy, we use the power of smart, strategic communications to help you build a sustainable, respected and trusted business.

Contact us now to learn how we can help you achieve your goals.


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Kathryn Kolaczek

CEO Alchemy Communications:
Serial Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker, Media Expert

Kathryn Kolaczek brings a wealth of experience in communications, media, and public relations to her role as CEO of Alchemy Communications. Going beyond the foundations of traditional communications, Kathryn works with clients to tackle important challenges in crisis communications and media training. As CEO, Kathryn leads both business development and strategy, using her experience to identify risks and opportunities for a diverse client roster. Kathryn creates and executes on thoughtful communications strategy and marketing plans, ensuring all projects are completed to a high standard of quality and efficiency. An engaging speaker, Kathryn can often be found leading discussions in crisis communications and sharing her knowledge with other entrepreneurs and communications professionals. 

Kathryn’s diverse background in media, PR, and digital marketing has developed into a deep commitment to crisis management and communications. Formerly the founder and editor of a national publication for entrepreneurs, Kathryn has written a book for entrepreneurial women, speaks to entrepreneurial groups, and built Alchemy Communications Inc. on her strong relationships with the media across North America. She specializes in crisis management and crisis communications, public relations, business and product launches, digital marketing strategy, and brand integration.

With extensive experience in both communications strategy and media, Kathryn has tapped into a crucial area of need in our swiftly changing media landscape. Companies and organizations are rarely prepared to handle communications where they need to educate their community or have high stakes conversations with media. With sound strategy and planning, Kathryn helps organizations rise above whatever crisis or event that occurs with thoughtful and timely responses. Her depth of experience helps her clients prepare to sidestep awkward gaffes which can live on endlessly through social and traditional media. Kathryn helps companies to handle these disruptions gracefully, protecting their reputations and future growth.

Under Kathryn’s leadership, Alchemy now offers a full roster of crisis communications support, as well as integrating inbound marketing with traditional internal and external communications to offer strategy, training, and support services to businesses. They work with clients to create plans that educate and inform communities and create risk mitigation strategies from communications and messaging standpoints. They also execute on the strategy and help clients cope with high stakes conversations as they are rolled out. Alchemy works with businesses and non-profits with 20+ employees, as well as municipalities working to engage their communities in positive and constructive ways.

 

 


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Lauren McMurray
Director of Marketing & Communications

Lauren is a communications professional with a passion for creative work. Before moving to Calgary, Lauren grew up in small town Alberta, where she never quite fit in (#SmallTownBigDreams). After graduating from the University of Calgary in 2014 with a BA in Communication Studies, Lauren joined the team at Alchemy Communications. Over the past four years, Lauren has gained experience and expertise in strategic marketing, internal and external communications, public relations, content development, and social media (but she’s yet to predict Facebook’s next algorithm change). Off the clock, Lauren can be found at UNA Pizza + Wine enjoying a kale caesar salad, or adventuring through her beautiful backyard, the Rocky Mountains.

Robyn Betts
Marketing Coordinator

Jen Roney
Content Writer

Keyla Zermeno
Graphic Designer

Corrina Bourbonnaise
Bookkeeper

Angelika Goncalves DaSilva
Chief Financial Officer


Want to intern with us?
Alchemy welcomes opportunities to work with talented communications and design interns. We take our role in training and developing our future workforce seriously.

Contact us for current opportunities.