Your professional communications team

Dooley Communications offers senior level marketing communications and public relations services to a range of non-profit, private and public sector clients. We believe in fostering strong, memorable brands through open, credible communications strategies.

We help our clients fulfill their purposes by developing winning marketing communications strategies.

Our job is to help you win fans, customers and believers. We’ll help you look good on the news and in social media, and we’ll polish your digital marketing to reel in conversions.

Adam Dooley

Adam Dooley

President
Over the past two and a half decades, Adam has developed and executed communications programs for regional, national and North American organizations. As an expert at integrating public relations with advertising and marketing tactics, Adam’s strategies build strong brands and polished corporate images.

He launched Dooley Communications in 2007 after an award winning career as a reporter, editor and corporate communications executive. Under his leadership, Dooley Communications has grown to become the largest PR firm in Manitoba with clients including Ford of Canada, Princess Auto, Cando Rail Services, the Government of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg.

He was formerly Vice-President of Marketing and Communications at Cambrian Credit Union, one of the largest financial institutions in the Canadian Prairies. Prior to that, he helped manage communications for Assante Corporation across Canada and the United States.

Adam holds an honours BA in History from the University of Saskatchewan and a Master’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario.

Lisa Bernstein

Lisa Bernstein

Senior Communications Manager
Lisa Bernstein is a Senior Communications Manager at Dooley Communications. Her passion and experience in the public relations industry is evident by her enthusiasm, creativity and the thoughtful leadership she brings to her projects and clients.

Throughout her career she has focused on planning, managing and implementing strategic PR campaigns and social media strategies, building strong relationships with media and creating and executing successful events for clients. She has an extensive background working with a variety of clients from non-profit organizations to business and consumer products and services, including Ford Motor Company of Canada.

Lisa also has an in-depth understanding of the ever-evolving new media landscape, staying on top of industry trends and techniques. Her awareness allows for innovative approaches to optimizing local, regional and national visibility and generating relevant media attention for her clients. She has secured high-impact coverage for clients in top tier publications, such as Outdoor Canada, Chatelaine Magazine and The Huffington Post Canada. She also has a high level of experience with cultivating relationships with bloggers. Whether it’s organizing a large-scale event or pitching the newest trend, she works hard to ensure the client’s story is unique and newsworthy.

Lisa graduated from Red River College’s Creative Communications program and holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree from The University of Manitoba.

Stephanie Fung

Stephanie Fung

Account Associate
Stephanie is a recent graduate from The University of Winnipeg in the Public Relations, Strategic Communications and Marketing Management Diploma program. Stephanie joined Dooley PR as an Accounts Associate following an internship at Assiniboine Park Conservancy. In addition to creating sponsor reports, media releases, social media content and conservation articles, Stephanie enjoyed the daily life behind-the-scenes at the Conservancy.

Prior to her recent studies at The University of Winnipeg, Stephanie obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration from Brandon University. She is currently rounding out her education by completing an additional certificate in Project Management at Red River College. She is also a current board member of
CPRS Manitoba. As part of the professional development and events committee, she works to connect and highlight the amazing communications professionals in Winnipeg and Manitoba.

When not exploring new learning opportunities, Stephanie enjoys exploring the world with family and friends. Her combination of education and global experience provides a unique perspective in the constantly changing world of media. She has witnessed a breadth of cultures and ideas while abroad and looks forward to translating her experiences in new and exciting ways at Dooley PR.

Krista Lawson

Creative Director - Graphic Design & Branding
Krista is the principal of Black Rook Design. She has more than 10 years of experience in creating solutions that are beautiful, functional and accurately represent the unique needs of our clients. Her focus is on strategy and results-driven design.

The Black Rook team has worked in the arts, health care, aboriginal, private and commercial sectors. By leading design projects for the Talking Stick Festival, Sunova Credit Union, United Way, Winnipeg Health Authority, Manito Ahbee Festival and The Circle, our clients have allowed us to bring new life to each campaign.

Brand management is her specialty. Black Rook creates corporate identities and campaigns for companies of all sizes. We have designed many logos and brands from scratch, but work just as well with established brands and visual identity guidelines.

Ryan Santschi

Ryan Santschi

Full-Stack Developer
Ryan Santschi is the owner/operator of Interplay Design that specializes in high-performance websites powered by WordPress. A full-stack developer that is passionate about building digital solutions that are scalable and easy to use, Ryan spends his time, joyfully, going over every detail of how to increase your website’s effectiveness, accessibility, site speed, and security. Ryan is a friendly and experienced communicator who is committed to educating people on responsible site development.
As an organizer of the WordPress Winnipeg meetup, Ryan spends his time contributing to the project that powers 30% of the internet. There Ryan comfortably talks on topics ranging from “how-to’s” for beginners to “Optimizing Server-side Cache” for experts. In 2016 and 2015 Ryan organized the Winnipeg WordCamp, a WordPress conference, that has two tracks for both users and developers. Ryan loves the open-source world where he continually has the opportunity to both learn and teach.