The story of Martin Charlton Communications shows how connecting with others supports success.

Paul Martin and Mary-Lynn Charlton had a connection from the beginning. Both were born and raised in Weyburn. It’s the southeast Saskatchewan community known as The Opportunity City.

Each found opportunity in Saskatchewan to use their communications skills, connections and insights to build successful careers that included owning their own businesses.

Paul, a renowned business journalist, broadcaster and public speaker, combined his talents with those of his wife Marsha, who specializes in event planning and public relations, to form Paul Martin Communications.

Mary-Lynn, meanwhile, parlayed her connections in agri-business, industry, and government to found Charlton Communications, a company focused on publishing, writing and public and government relations.

The two companies often collaborated. That connection demonstrated to both the opportunity that could be seized if they combined their expertise and experience.

Martin Charlton Communications was formed in a merger that took place on March 1, 2010.

More than 50 years of insightful and strategic thinking in the communication business was brought together by that merger. A team of talented and skilled communicators in government relations, communications, media, content creation and events was formed.

The team quickly built a diverse global business portfolio that includes some of the largest companies in the world. Its work has supported the success of its clients again and again by telling their stories to connect to people and inspire action.


Paul Martin


You’ve heard him on the radio, seen him on TV and read him in newspapers and magazines. Paul is a popular keynote speaker on topics ranging from the economy to tapping community potential. His unique blend of communication and business knowledge has made him a highly sought-after consultant. As the Chair of Martin Charlton Communications, Paul is MCC’s ‘go to’ guy for all things business in Saskatchewan. He is the chair of four Saskatchewan branches of TEC (The Executive Committee) – a global organization dedicated to improving the performance and enhancing the lives of CEOs – which has more than 50 CEOs and senior executives among its Saskatchewan members. The long and short: Paul knows the province’s corporate community and business economy like few others. He is a potent conduit for anyone looking to do business in Saskatchewan, Canada’s fastest growing economy. His strategic advice is unrivalled.

Mary-Lynn Charlton

President and CEO

Mary-Lynn has lent not only her name to the firm but also her character: tough and smart, resourceful and compassionate. Her background in journalism gives her a firm belief in the importance of storytelling. Her goal is ensuring our clients’ stories are told in a convincing and compelling way to all audiences that need to hear it. Mary-Lynn’s career has included a stint as an Alberta weekly newspaper reporter, an internship in a Manhattan agency and working as a trusted advisor to a provincial cabinet minister before starting her own communications company. She also has deep roots in government relations. She has served in a number of senior roles with the provincial government and has been on the boards of federal and provincial agencies. She has been a pioneer in public relations and communications since founding Charlton Communications in 1988.