We’re not going to lie – we are pretty great at what we do!

We’re great storytellers!

Nothing gets us more excited than a great story and we’d really love to help you show-off and tell yours.

Bangel PR is a boutique public relations firm. We believe public relations is about people, relationships and great storytelling. We bring them all together:

  • to grow businesses
  • promote events
  • build awareness for your issue or brand

We’ve been telling stories for almost 20 years and we use every tool in our kit! Through traditional media, a social platform, a blog or social post, a video or a podcast, we can write and create in any medium to share your story, create a connection with your audience and build brand loyalty.

Built from almost 20 years in the industry, we’ve personally worked for almost every news agency. Our relationships and storytelling skills have helped us build audiences for some of Alberta’s most recognized brands through media placements, video production, content creation and social media management.  Our reach is local, national and international.

We’ve cultivated a family of happy clients who collaborate and share their talents with one another. We’re proud to be the link between our clients, that’s lead to business development opportunities and even bigger impact through cross-promotion. In fact we feel like we’ve created a family not a firm.


About Catherine Bangel

Catherine Bangel has been telling Edmonton stories to local, Alberta and national audiences for over a decade. Prior to launching Bangel PR in 2012, Catherine worked as a journalist. Under her maiden name, Catherine Hillerud, she spent seven years working as a radio and television reporter at CBC Edmonton, with stints at CBC Regina and CBC Yellowknife. Catherine then moved on to reporting for Global Television in Edmonton for five years.

During her reporting career, Catherine has covered live breaking news including the Wabamun Oil spill, the RCMP shooting in Mayerthorpe, Alberta, Edmonton’s largest residential fire in the MacEwan neighbourhood, and numerous Federal, provincial and municipal elections. She has filed nationally over her career for CBC Newsworld, The National and Global National. Her stories have also aired on American networks NBC and CNN.

Catherine left journalism and entered the media relations and communications field in 2009. She provided media relations, marketing and communications to the RCMP and the City of Edmonton, including Edmonton Fire Rescue Services.

Catherine is happy her clients often align with her lifelong passions for fitness, cooking, food, gardening, design and fashion, which gives her the creative outlet to write and work in industries she loves. Catherine has a political science degree from University of Alberta and a journalism degree from University of Regina.