TALKING DOG is a boutique creative agency.
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What help do you need?
Have a great business but no time to promote it? We can come up with some solutions to make your social media more effective , grabbing the attention you need to build your business, organization or campaign.
Public & Media Relations
It’s your time to shine! If you’re looking to get some attention on you, your business, your issue, your campaign, we can help. We can take a look at your current situation and see how we can improve that spotlight.
Full Graphic Design
Whether you need a simple, yet elegant website for your organization, or perhaps you are trying to get elected and need campaign materials, the possibilities are endless.
Something more strategic?
If you need to take stock of what you are doing and what you can do to improve, we can help. We will find out what needs to be done to make your communications plan as effective as possible.
Are you trying to get a bit more attention on yourself or your business or even a product? Creating publicity around any of those can be a challenge on your own. We can help guide you through that and get it on the map.
Are you being called out for something and need to be accountable for your actions? Or have you run into some trouble within your organization and have to address it in public and to your stakeholders? Give us a call.
Something more creative?
If you need to update yours, or just need to establish the brand for your organization, we can help. Through a fairly pain-free consultation and design process, we’ll target your objectives visually, at a reasonable cost.
Having a tough time trying to find the right words? If you’re looking to hone a speech, create fundraising pitches, bang out a press release, come up with talking points for the media or get an issue across with impact, TDC can help.
Creative, award-winning designs with impact, that’s what you can expect from TDC. If you’re looking to refresh your current look, we can provide options that will work within your means. Samples provide upon request.
Everything at Talking Dog Communications is done with a lens of inclusion and diversity. Decolonizing our communities should be top of our minds whenever we enter into something like a campaign for election, or producing a series around menstrual health, or designing a workshop for making your social media more accessible. TDC strives to put effort into creating more inclusive and progressive products, working with you to find the gaps and bridge your work to meet the needs of our changing world.
With over 25 years of advocacy, organizing and campaigning on social justice issues such as shining the light on imprisoned journalists through media or organizing international marches and campaigns, let’s see what can be done for your issue.
TDC has been helping to boost many unions’ communications to members. Local staff can do the daily business of their union while knowing their website, newsletter, campaigns and social media is being done professionally, and proudly union-made.
Whether it’s a crisis management situation, call-outs on diversity and equity, or even just how to brand better, do social media, and boost their clientele while maintaining strong and progressive business ethics, TDC has helped out many different small businesses succeed.
Creating winning campaigns for all levels of government for over 25 years, all with a proven track record of success. Find out just what you will need to make your campaign the best it can be from communications and sounding like a real candidate!
Behind it all.
Samantha Monckton is a communications expert and campaigner. She has over 29 years of design and public relations experience gathered through various opportunities with unions, non-profits, and elections. Previously, she led campaign to free Mohamed Fahmy in 2015 during his incarceration in Egypt. Monckton also organizes the Foundation’s advocacy campaigns to free prisoners. She is also one of the founders of March On Canada, the civil movement that organized the women’s marches of 2017-2019.
She continues to work on campaigns and be a spokesperson for safe supply, the opioid crisis, women’s rights, the environment, and fighting Islamophobia. In Canada and British Columbia, she has successfully worked to support various elected officials in their bids for re-election.
Samantha also is proudly ADHD and has committed to bringing awareness to people on how neurodivergent people can be an asset to your business or organization.
They probably already are.
"Samantha is an effective communicator and strategist, one of the strongest campaigners I have ever known. I am very happy to have worked with her."
Mohamed Fahmy, Fahmy Foundation
Samantha is so fun to work with! And she does staggeringly beautiful work! Highly recommend!
Andrea Hilder, Hummingbirds Rising
"Thank you, TDC for boosting our social media presence and our clientele."
Cheri, owner of Mon Cherie Boutique, Mission BC
"Samantha Monckton and Talking Dog Communications are a great one-stop shop for strategic communications and campaign design products."
Sam always manages projects and campaigns professionally, affordably, and on time. She delivers a great product, both in terms of visual impact and effective communications, and adds value during the planning phase. – Paul Faoro, former CUPE BC President
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VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA
We acknowledge and thank the Lkwungen People, also known as the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations communities, for allowing us to live, work and play on their lands.
We also give thanks to the ancestors, supernatural ones, hereditary leaders and matriarchs, creatures big and small for looking after the rich resources and cultural teachings of this beautiful land.
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We would like to acknowledge this is the land of the lək̓ʷəŋən People, known today as the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations.