Meet The Team


Emily Ptak

Founder + Principal

Being an agency vet herself, Emily founded Ptak + Co to help businesses foster more meaningful relationships within their communities and create new ones. Her years of perfecting social media marketing has taught her that it’s not about shouting from the rooftops, but it’s about creating a strategic foundation to generate long-lasting impact and legacy.

Emily is a Toronto-born writer and marketing expert based in Calgary since 2013. After graduating cum laude with an Honours B.A. in English from the University of Ottawa, she put her writing talents to the test in the marketing and advertising world. Her impact can be seen in outdoor and lifestyle brands, residential and commercial real estate, arts and entertainment, podcasting, education and more.

She has had the pleasure of writing extensive copy for artists including: Elton John, Ted Nugent, Billy Talent, George Michael, and James Taylor. Her work has been used for brands like Go RVing Canada, University of Lethbridge, Pepsi, Healthy Choice, VH Sauces, Chef Boyardee, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, and Snack Pack.

Emily has been a life-long activist focused on gender equality and anti-racism work. Her latest partnership with her friend, Chido Mbavarira, led to the birth of AmpliNow, a curated list of events in Calgary taking place during Black History Month.

Amber Rowden

Marketing Coordinator

Originally hailing from Edmonton, Amber moved to Calgary where she is now based as a digital marketing specialist and social media expert. Amber has a love for everything marketing; establishing connections through story-telling, content creation, social media marketing, building websites, and graphic design.

In 2018, Amber graduated from Bow Valley College where she pursued a double major and received a diploma specializing in Marketing and Digital Marketing. She has worked with companies like GlobalFest, Scout Engineering, and Pumphouse Theatre.

Amber has a background in theatre and is passionate about performing in local community theatre productions. Her passion for creativity shines in the marketing projects she works on. She is the Founder of a reader’s theatre start-up company called Once Upon A Story, which is her passion project.


Erica Leong

Founder of Hey Hello

This born and raised Calgarian is a passionate marketer and website developer. Erica graduated from SAIT in 2012 with a Marketing Diploma and returned to obtain her Web Development Certificate in 2020.

Erica brings a spark of creativity to every project she takes on. With over 7 years of marketing experience under her belt, Erica has quickly become a trusted partner of Ptak + Co, supporting them on projects for a variety of clients.

Erica is a passionate individual who keeps busy teaching yoga, taking long walkies with her Labradoodle Indie, travelling the world, hiking mountains and she is a proud plant mama. You can learn more about Erica and Hey Hello by visiting her website.

Erica Leong

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Emily Ptak, Ptak + Co

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Calgary, Alberta

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