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 leads Alchemy Communication’s emerging media team, integrating inbound marketing with traditional internal and external communications to strategically maximize brand development and identity. Kathryn has first-hand knowledge of the exceptional needs of entrepreneurs and solo-preneurs. As the founder and editor of The Mompreneur Magazine, a national publication built for entrepreneurial women, Kathryn earned her social media and PR stripes as the company’s CEO and used PR as the main marketing tool to grow the magazine and develop the company’s online communication and social media strategy. Since selling The Mompreneur, 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.

Communications expert Kathryn Kolaczek specializes in business and product launches, digital marketing strategy, PR, brand integration, and crisis management.


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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.

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Karla Helm
Business Manager

As a WAHM (work at home mom) Karla claims to have the best of both worlds: mom to 4 great kids with a house and barn full of animals! Her days are full of activities with the kids: Dance, sports and chores! She enjoys home projects and crafts and runs a small cake baking business. “When our schedules permit my passion is travel: anywhere warm I can fly to, and summer camping in Northern Saskatchewan”.

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Brian Williams
COO

With over 25 years of experience in the banking, insurance, retail, and defence intelligence sectors, Brian brings a diverse background to every client engagement with a focus on developing successful sales, marketing, and leadership programs. Brian spent 10 years in the US Army serving as a ranger and intelligence officer. After leaving active duty, he completed his MBA in leadership at the University of Washington. Brian is a proven motivator with a successful track record of leading local, regional, and national teams to achieve meaningful revenue goals. He also has experience with driving cost-effective talent acquisition; creating interdependent teams, profitable sales programs, and vision; and executing well-developed strategies.

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Catherine Russell
Content Specialist

Catherine specializes in:
• content writing to build online visibility, create social media marketing campaigns and engage your audience
• content marketing and social media that converts visitors to customers
• nonprofit communications and marketing
• social media marketing for authors and entrepreneurs
• social selling strategies and building an online audience for small business
• personal branding strategies to build and manage your online presence
• I lived and worked abroad for 8 years and have a global clientele and international marketing expertise

 

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Elisa Greenberg
Content Specialist

Since graduating from The University of Pittsburgh in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Film Studies, Elisa has put her acquired skills to use as a brand and content developer. Elisa's working experiences have allowed her to think critically, research independently, multi-task, and execute creatively. Elisa enjoys reading, going to the beach, and spending time with her husband Craig and her dog Raina.

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Meet Judit Kelecsenyi: Marketing Coordinator
Judit is an internationally, educated marketing professional with over 7 years of experience in communication and brand management at both strategic and operational levels. She specializes in product marketing, packaging development and implementing segmented marketing tools. Judit enjoys hiking with her family and silk painting in her free time.


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.