People to People, Company to Customer, Ideas to Action

Make the most of your greatest asset: the power of your relationships

In a world that is becoming increasingly impersonal, Chemistry continues to build success for our clients based on the power of relationships.

Chemistry’s trademark is a process we call RelationSteps. This begins with a deep and personal understanding of your business and goals, leading to a strategic plan based on this knowledge and culminating in results-minded execution on a local, regional or national level.

we’re proud of our accomplishments

Agency Accolades

One of America’s Best PR Agencies

One of the Best PR Firms in San Diego

One of the Most Influential Business Leaders in San Diego

Public Relations Society of America Silver Bernays Awards

  • Best Consumer Service Launch
  • Best Creative Tactic
  • Best Institutional Program
  • Best Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Program
  • Best B2B Program
  • Best Public Affairs Program
  • Best Op-Ed/Editorial
  • Best Community Relations Program
  • Best Institutional/Non-Profit Program
Chemistry PR
Founder & President

Audrey Doherty

Idea generator. Influence strategist. Creative connector.

With two decades of public relations and marketing experience, Audrey’s still making waves with her astute business acumen, relentless energy, and the eyes to laser focus in on emerging trends. Audrey has established strong credentials in strategic planning, media relations, marketing, business-to-business, promotions, influencer marketing, and special event planning.

Audrey’s industry experience encompasses commercial and residential real estate, hotels and resorts, restaurants, consumer products and services, architecture and interior design. Her recent client list includes: National Lease Advisors, Gelson’s Markets, Center for Community Solutions, Sheraton Carlsbad Resort; Cassara Carlsbad Resort; the Westin Carlsbad Resort; Ocean Park Inn; DDI Interior Design; Barona Resort & Casino; Trust Restaurant Group (Trust, Fort Oak, Rare Society, Cardellino, The Wise Ox Butcher + Eatery, Mr. Trustee Ice Cream); Spiro’s Mediterranean Cuisine; Patisserie Melanie; Monello; and Bencotto.

In addition to overseeing Chemistry PR, Audrey serves as the Executive Director of the San Diego Building Owners & Managers Association, the leading voice of commercial real estate in the local market. As executive director, she manages public relations and marketing, membership services, social media, and special events planning for more than two dozen commercial real estate events and educational programs annually.

Audrey is also proud to have earned esteemed Silver Bernays Awards from the Public Relations Society of America, San Diego Chapter. Her accolades stretch across multiple categories including Best Consumer Service Launch, Best Creative Tactic, Best Institutional Program, Best Travel, Tourism and Hospitality B2B Program, and Best Public Affairs Program. The San Diego Business Journal named her one of the 500 Most Influential Business Leaders and named Chemistry PR one of the Best PR Firms in San Diego.

Prior to opening the doors of Chemistry PR, Audrey sharpened her skills via multiple leadership roles at San Diego and Los Angeles agencies as well as going independent as a PR consultant. In these early years, her knowledge grew rapidly in launching and successfully running media tours, press trips, print and broadcast promotions and special events for well-known names in the travel, restaurant, and lifestyle segments.

Audrey is a University of California Los Angeles graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies. She is a Past President of the Public Relations Society of America, San Diego Chapter and serves on the Advisory Board of Center for Community Solutions.

Earned Press

Vogue Magazine
The New York Times logo
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USA Today logo

“Thank you for all of your hard work on the Riverwalk project. We appreciate your commitment and creativity making sure the project was portrayed in the best light.”

– Hines Team


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