Creative
Communication.

Creative
Communication.

It’s the key to combining winning strategies, branding identities and public relations. Whether you are starting a new business, have an existing business, introducing a new product or service or you have a specific marketing need, we will help you cultivate success.

Octopus Red is an agency in every sense of the word. Full service. interactive and accountable. Every detail we touch must bring your needs full cycle. From logo design to marketing strategies, Octopus Red will walk you through the process of building and maintaining your promotional programs to help you grow your business.

At Octopus Red, our clients are supported by a team of writers, photographers, film makers, graphic designers, web developers, printers and marketing experts that know how to package your needs into presentable, desirable and successful campaigns.

LUCAS DUGUID
LUCAS DUGUIDOWNER/CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Multi-Award Winning Founder & Creative Director Lucas Duguid heads up a world-class team of creative professionals. Lucas brings to the table a career in Graphic Design, Web Development, Print, Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations spanning more than 20 years. His focus and his passion is Brantford. Branding, Re-Branding and building public awareness for his clients through both traditional & new media arenas. Lucas’ not for profit work is one of the things that sets him apart. Each project is approached with a guided focus of producing professional results both creatively and utilizing tested local marketing strategies to ensure the highest return but with a dedicated budget in mind.
LAURA DUGUID
LAURA DUGUIDOWNER/WEB DEVELOPER
As co-owner of Octopus Red, Laura leads the web development team and oversees all project management. You can find her coding, cursing or singing her heart out in her most comfy pjs or leggings in her basement office lair. A proud mother of two talented and brilliant daughters, she is loyal to a fault and considers every project an opus. She will give it to you straight and loves music, art and never runs from a good challenge. Laura believes in social justice and that the ability to give of ourselves and our time is the best currency we have and money never replaces heart. Family will always come first and that is the most important aspect of a family run business, which is always at the centre of what we do. It’s why we pride ourselves on working with small businesses and why their success is as important to us as it is to them.
NADJA ROBERTS
NADJA ROBERTSMARKETING MANAGER
Nadja Roberts is a graduate of McMaster’s marketing program, with a specialization in digital marketing. She has over 5 years experience in downtown Toronto, working in the film and television industry where she handled social media management, content creation and digital marketing efforts. She has worked with major clients like CBC, Vice, Buzzfeed, Toyota, Coca Cola, Vitamin Water and Lexus. Nadja excels in all digital platforms like Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube and is always seeking new platforms and digital trends.
SHELDON LUDWIG
SHELDON LUDWIGLEAD VIDEOGRAPHER
After graduating with an honours double major in Film and Communication studies from Wilfrid Laurier University, Sheldon began his own video production company in 2007 called Don Shal Productions. Since then Sheldon has broken his way into the Canadian film and television industry becoming a producer, director and editor on many projects including Canada’s Smartest Person, Big Brother Canada, Say Yes To The Dress Canada etc. working with clients like Buzzfeed, Tasty, SUBWAY, Vitamin Water, Coca-Cola, CBC, Vice, and more. Octopus Red continues to offer the best in video production, producing 4K multicam set up videos with professional lighting and sound options, alongside top quality motion graphics, creating a cinematic experience for all.
TOM TRANMER
TOM TRANMERWEB DEVELOPER
Tom Tranmer’s love of computing developed at an early age and led him to pursue a degree in Computer Engineering & Society in Hamilton, Ontario. Balancing an affinity for technology and the environment has alway been a tightrope that he is happiest walking. The past several years has seen him focus on programming and live application and site hosting for the web, which has led him to implementing some very snazzy designs from some talented designers. This is his first third-person bio since appearing on the theatre stage in Toronto.