Flasheforward Communications was founded by Fiona Ashe, who has spent more than 20 years weaving a comprehensive path from traditional PR → broadcast journalism → video communications → digital media. Flasheforward Communications won the Best E-Business Award at the Drogheda Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards 2011/2012.
Fiona got an excellent foundation, graduating with an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications Studies from Dublin City University (DCU) in 1991. She has since provided marketing and PR services – both online and offline – for a range of SMEs, non-profit organisations, business networks and state bodies.
Fiona has specialised in video production throughout her entire career. She holds qualifications from the New York Film Academy and the University of Southern California. She has extensive training and experience in directing, writing, storytelling, visual structure, camerawork and editing. Corporate video clients include Oracle, Enterprise Ireland, the Sandyford Business District, Kingsley Aikins of The Networking Institute and author Orlaith Carmody.
Fiona is an experienced broadcast journalist. She produced news and current affairs programmes for TV3 when it first went on air (it’s now owned by Virgin Media). She subsequently spent eight years as an on air journalist with Today FM, and has been broadcasting news on for Newstalk and Today FM since 2016. Her journalistic mindset informs all of her work in Flasheforward Communications.
Fiona was one of the first graduates of Dundalk Institute of Technology’s 2007 New Media Factory. She has provided social media training and mentoring services through the Irish Internet Association / Irish Times Training, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Enterprise Ireland, Local Enterprise Offices, the Novation Enterprise Platform Programme (NEPP) at Dundalk Institute of Technology, the Synergy EPP at IT Tallaght, NovaUCD, and Chambers of Commerce. She has also been commissioned by Fáilte Ireland to design and deliver training courses on Creative Writing, Video Production and Creating Compelling Content.
Fiona was one of the first SME Advisors for Bank of Ireland’s All About Business Hub, which featured the ‘dragons’ from Dragons Den. She wrote an A–Z Guide To Social Media for the Bank of Ireland’s special magazine publication for National Enterprise Week 2010.
“I love storytelling. A great story – well told – will resonate with viewers all over the world! Whatever story you want to tell, we’ll find the way that impacts most upon your target audience.
“We are always delighted to hear from new contacts. We guarantee to serve you to the highest standard. So please get in touch for a chat about how video, copywriting, blogging, podcasting, training, book editing or storytelling can help you to grow your business.”
– Fiona Ashe, owner of Flasheforward Communications