Firedog Communications | About
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Firedog Communications is an award-winning creative communications agency. We offer the science of strategy and the art of creativity to get clients the results they want.


Our talented international team has a long history of success in Northern Ontario and an impressive portfolio of work in UK, European, Asian and Americas markets.


Firedog people are experienced strategists, brand designers, content creators, storytellers and producers from a wide range of backgrounds. We also house world-class crisis communications expertise.


We’re fortunate to work with some brilliantly disruptive companies and progressive organizations. We love what we do and our passion for launching, rejuvenating and propelling brands burns brighter than ever.



Community building and giving back really matters to us. Its one of the many things that makes us unique.


We are passionate about Northern Ontario and support communities where people, ideas and opportunities flourish. We grow long-standing relationships with our clients and volunteer on many Boards of Directors and Committees to support our community.


People join Firedog because they share this culture that we all contribute to.


Firedog Communications was founded in 2003 by British entrepreneur, Stephanie Ash. Having worked in England, France and Australia for leading global brands, Stephanie quickly grew Firedog into a regional and national award-winning company servicing a diverse client base across Ontario and beyond. Since 2004, Firedog Communications has been headquartered in Thunder Bay’s Waterfront District.


The company’s history of awards includes:

  • 2005: Northern Ontario Influential Women, Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
  • 2006: Northern Ontario Business, Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
  • 2010: Northwestern Ontario Aboriginal Youth Achievement, Career Guidance Award.
  • 2011: Northern Ontario Innovation Awards, Innovative Project of the Year Award.
  • 2012: Northern Ontario Visionary Awards (NOVAS), Top 20 under 40 Award Winner.
  • 2012: PARO Business Excellence, Established Business Award.
  • 2014: Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce, Business Excellence Award.
  • 2014: Canadian National Sign Design Award.
  • 2014: PARO Top 20 in 20 Years, Award Winner.
  • 2014: RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, Top 3 Finalist.
  • 2017: Canadian Association of Marketing Professionals (CAMP) Best Integrated Campaign of the Year, Top 3 Finalist.


Firedog Communications is a melting pot for striking ideas and brilliant people. We offer clients the science of strategy and art of creativity to deliver brand experiences that spark conversations and fuel action.


We create positive reactions for our clients and communities.



We are passionate about our professions, our clients and our community.



We always put clients first and are accountable to them in everything we do.



We strive to exceed the expectations of ourselves and others.



We showcase imagination, creativity and innovation.



We build open and honest relationships with people, and conduct ourselves with professional integrity at all times.