About Us

AHA Creative Strategies Inc. is a full-service, boutique communications agency with offices in Vancouver, Toronto and Halifax. Founded in 2003, by former Maclean’s magazine staffer Ruth Atherley and corporate communications specialist Paul Holman, AHA is a local agency with a global reach. (We’re also easy and fun to work with – and that matters.)

We aren’t your typical agency. We take our work seriously, but not ourselves. We work hard and we have fun – and we want to work with clients who have a similar approach. When we launched AHA back in 2003, we had a vision of what we could be – and we are living that now. We love what we do and it shows – in our company culture, in our relationships with clients, journalists, social media influencers, strategic partners and sub-contractors, and in the results that we generate for our clients.

We are committed to living our values: always doing the right thing – even when it’s hard – and going the extra mile for our clients. We step up and lean in, especially when the going gets tough.

We have big agency experience and skill sets combined with a boutique approach to client service. We are accessible, flexible and available when you need us. If you are losing sleep over something, we are there to help. If you are doing a happy dance about a success, we’re right there with you – and we are focused on maximizing those results and expanding them out.

We build positive relationships with our clients, and that’s why we’ve had many of them for years – even a decade. Check out our client list – we work with high-profile, prestigious organizations and brands, as well as with entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses. And they stay with us – even when other, much bigger agencies are regularly trying to steal them away. (That’s right, we know. Our clients tell us!) They stay with us because we produce results, we work hard and smart for them, and we care. (And that whole “fun to work with” thing – they like that too.)

Working with AHA means that a partner is the lead for every account. You can always reach the senior communications professional who is responsible and accountable. The partners are hands-on. We never pass you off to a junior once you sign the contract. And that’s important.

We provide local, national and international strategic marketing and communications services to a wide range of clients in diverse industry sectors, including financial, real estate & development, entertainment, travel & tourism, education, technology, consumer products, not-for-profit and health sciences. Collectively, our team has more than 100 years of solid communications experience. And we’ve worked in online, digital and social media for close to two decades (we were early adopters).

We are great at what we do and we care. Check out our testimonials if you want to learn what some of our clients say about us.

If you would like to speak with us about your communications needs, please send us an e-mail at: info@ahacreative.com. We would love to talk with you!