Langton Communications, Toronto PR agency, Lifestyle communications and PR FIRM


Langton Communications Inc. is a Toronto-based consulting firm that specializes in media relations and event planning services for the beauty and lifestyle industries.


Established in 1996 by Donna-Lee Langton, Langton Communications Inc. has represented some of the most prestigious brands in the beauty, health and lifestyle businesses.

Today, Langton Communications represents various clients in the fields of cookware, houseware, hair care, skincare, nail lacquers, salons, spas and some of the biggest shows and events in the professional beauty industry such as the Allied Beauty Association Shows and the Contessa Awards. We’ve been fortunate to be named in Cosmetics Magazine within the top 6 in Canada for Beauty PR Reps for three consecutive years.

Our staff is comprised of seven creative and enthusiastic individuals who bring more than 30 years of combined experience in the areas of media relations, event planning, journalism and advertising.


Donna-LeeLangtonDonna-Lee Langton, President has worked in the advertising and public relations fields for twenty- five years, nineteen of which have been spent specializing in media relations for the beauty industry. From 1991 to 1996, she handled all advertising and public relations activities for Joico Canada. During this time she planned and executed local and national advertising campaigns and product launches, coordinated special events and oversaw all charitable donations.Since the inception of Langton Communications in 1996 she has coordinated media relations for the Allied Beauty Association Shows – Canada’s largest beauty industry trade shows – in eight of the major Canadian cities annually; executed media launches for the fragrances of A-list celebrities such as Mariah Carey and Hillary Duff, arranged interviews for Chef Jamie Oliver and coordinated all the personal appearances and media interviews for Anna Sui’s first press tour in Canada. Donna-Lee’s accomplishments include being rated in the top six public relations professionals by Canada’s beauty media in surveys conducted by Cosmetics Magazine for their May/June 2008, 2009 and 2010 issues. The magazine polled 57 beauty editors who named the top 30 professionals who excelled in beauty industry public relations.After living in Toronto for sixteen years, Donna-Lee moved to Vancouver in 2006. She divides her time between the two cities and maintains homes and offices in both, visiting Toronto on an average of every two weeks.


Maxine McDonald, Vice-President began her academic journey studying politics, but found her niche in Public Relations.  She earned a degree in Internationl Studies from York University and a post-graduate certificate from Centennial College in Public Relations.

At Langton Communications Inc., Maxine has worked on a number of successful PR campaigns for clients such as Elizabeth Arden, Moroccanoil, T-fal, Nicole by OPI and the Allied Beauty Association.  She has been rated among Canada’s top 10 Beauty PR reps by Cosmetics Magazine.

Maxine has coordinated client sponsorship and media activities at TIFF, the MMVAs, and Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto and New York Fashion Weeks.  Recently, she worked on Zac Posen’s first Canadian runway show, coordinating the hair team and facilitating backstage media coverage.

As Vice- President she works to consistently improve communication between clients, media and consumers, while identifying new ways to deliver information.  Each day she draws on her passion for beauty and lifestyle brands, entertainment, and events to assist in the creation of fruitful campaigns.



Channy Mool, Account Coordinator brings a positive and creative spirit to the Langton Communications team. She holds a diploma in business management and public relations from Algonquin College.

As an Ottawa-native, she took a chance and moved to Toronto in hopes of landing a career in public relations. With over three years in the salon and spa industry and experiential marketing under her belt, Channy is excited to draw from her previous work experience while working at Langton Communications

Channy works closely with the Langton account managers offering support and insight. She assists in brainstorming project and campaign ideas, assembling press kits, creating work plans, media tracking, liaising with clients and vendors, coordinating event logistics and managing any other project related activities. She is truly a helpful member of the Langton team.




Stephanie Beaudoin, Event Consultant revels in creativity. A graduate of the Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, School of Animation, Art & Design, with a major in photography, Stephanie enjoys working in a variety of artistic projects.At Langton Communications, Stephanie determines the selection and design of press kits, invitations as well as media event décor and leads the Toronto team in executing these creative elements. Her artful attention to detail ensures that attention-grabbing press kits are sent in a professional and timely fashion. She places great emphasis on thoughtfully tailoring ideas to fit each client and product.Stephanie loves to explore new art, food, culture and photography. She has travelled to Japan, London, Poland, Paris, New York, Hawaii and various cities across Canada realizing endless possibilities and inspiration. Thinking of creative, interesting, and innovative ways to present even the simplest element is what Stephanie looks forward to each day.




vanessaVanessa Ponti, Office Manager Having a keen interest in the communications field, Vanessa completed a four year program at the University of Guelph-Humber, earning a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Media Studies and a Diploma in Public Relations. During her tenure with Langton Communications Inc., Vanessa moved through the ranks of Account Coordinator and Account Manager and has worked in every area of the company.  Her experience encompasses client relations, press kit sourcing and production, event management, strategy development and project evaluation.

In 2013 Vanessa changed roles and now applies her experience to overseeing office operations. As Office Manager for Langton Communications Inc., Vanessa is responsible for ensuring all aspects of the office are running smoothly, assisting with media events and  coordinating media monitoring for all of Langton’s clients.  She works closely with the entire team to evaluate current procedures which enable Langton to run at maximum efficiency.