WE’RE STRIPEY AND PROUD OF IT

A PR & communications agency, staffed by brand specialists, PRs, digital experts, designers and story-tellers

Like a big, colourful stick of rock, we’ve a multitude of stripes running through our service skills. Planning. Strategy. PR. Digital. Social. Design. Online. Offline. All under one roof. Measurable results delivered with passion, enthusiasm and more than a dash of pizzazz. You can come to us for pretty much all your communication needs. In fact, the only things we don’t do are buzzwords, jargon and clichés. Instead, we shoot from the hip and tell it like it is. And if you don’t believe us, just ask our clients.

Stripe About Us Strategic

WE’RE STRATEGIC

If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up someplace else. We’ll help you define where you are today, and where you want to be tomorrow. And then we’ll give you the right plan to get there.

Stripe About Us Digital

WE’RE DIGITAL

When it comes to technology, we have all our digital ducks in a row, with all kinds of social media tricks up our sleeves to get people viewing, liking and sharing your message.

Stripe About Us Creative

WE’RE CREATIVE

Ideas are funny things. They pop out of the air and into the world, making people go ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ until the next one comes along. Our team has the magic to generate the ideas you need for the results you want.

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STARS & STRIPES GRADUATE RECRUITS

THE SERVICES WE OFFER

PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING YOU’LL EVER NEED

STRATEGY FOR SECURING A VOICE, SHARING AND SUCCESS

Applying fresh insight and focused thinking: research and insight gathering, strategic communications planning, message and tone of voice development.

MANAGING THE MESSAGE

The nuts and bolts of accountability: proactive media engagement, dedicated press office, creative consumer and B2B brand PR, corporate reputation management, CSR, issues management.

Communicating in the digital world

A full range of online solutions: digital consultancy, strategic insight gathering and planning, tools and technologies, social media solutions, paid advertising, community management and social operations.

INFLUENCING CHANGE

Getting trend-setters and decision-makers to buy in to your brand: influencer engagement, blogger outreach and media relations.

Creative content generation

Making that lasting impression: StripeyThinking idea generation and brainstorming workshops, content and asset creation, print and digital design, video production, photography and copywriting.

Impact through experience

Bringing your message to life in the real world: event design, experiential concepts and ideation, management, sponsorship sourcing and activation, campaign implementation, paid promotion activities.

Engaging stakeholders and employees

Unlocking internal advocacy: identification and mapping, tailored messaging, internal events, ambassador programmes, employee engagement, toolkits, briefing packs, newsletters and training.

MEASURING SUCCESS

Performance evaluation and measurement: establishing KPI and measurement frameworks, reporting and providing insight through qualitative and quantitative analysis.

Our Work
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CHAPLIN & CORK’S – ALEX JAMES PARTNERSHIP

CHAPLIN & CORK’S – ALEX JAMES PARTNERSHIP

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PADDY POWER – MAKING MISCHIEF FOR EURO 2016

PADDY POWER – MAKING MISCHIEF FOR EURO 2016

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John Lewis – Perfect Hosting with Airbnb

John Lewis – Perfect Hosting with Airbnb

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VELUX – Lovers of Light

VELUX – Lovers of Light

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IRN-BRU – Born to Support

IRN-BRU – Born to Support

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John Lewis – Christmas

John Lewis – Christmas

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THE MTV Europe Music Awards – Bringing the global to local

THE MTV Europe Music Awards – Bringing the global to local

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Rare Management – UCI Mountain Bike World Cup 2015

Rare Management – UCI Mountain Bike World Cup 2015

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Carrier Bag Commitment – Creating behavioural change

Carrier Bag Commitment – Creating behavioural change

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2014/2015

AWARDS

CIPR Excellence Outstanding Consultancy of the Year 2016

Marketing Society Scotland Star Awards 2015 – Winner of Agency Employer Brand of the Year / The Drum Social Buzz Awards 2015 – Best Use of PhotoSharing for VELUX Lovers of Light / CIPR Excellence 2015 – Outstanding Consultancy, Finalist

UK Social Media Communications Awards 2015 – Best Low Budget Campaign, Finalist / Northern Marketing Awards 2015 – Best Sport Campaign, Gold / Northern Marketing Awards 2015 – Best B2C Campaign, Gold

CIPR PRide Awards 2015 – Best Use of Photography, Gold / CIPR PRide Awards 2015 – Best Consumer Relations Campaign, Finalist / CIPR PRide Awards 2015 – Best Low Budget Campaign, Finalist / CIPR PRide Awards 2015 – Best Use of Media Relations, Finalist / CIPR PRide Awards 2015 – Outstanding Consultancy, Finalist

Scottish Business Awards 2015, Best Marketing Campaign, Finalist / Marketing Society Scotland Star Awards 2015 – Sponsorship, Gold / Marketing Society Scotland Star Awards 2015 – Public Relations, Silver

PRCA DARE Awards 2015 – Consumer Relations  /  CIPR PRide Scotland Awards 2014 – Outstanding Consultancy, Gold

CIPR PRide Scotland Awards 2014 – Consumer, Silver / CIPR PRide Scotland 2014 – Public Sector, Silver  /  CIPR Excellence Awards 2014 – Outstanding Consultancy

OUR CLIENTS

We’re proud of our clients. They’re the people that make us, us. They give us the opportunity to bring our talents to life in new and exciting ways. And the challenges they face make success possible. So it’s not surprising we work harder to make them happy.

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SAY HELLO TO OUR TEAM

We have a saying at Stripe that HAPPY PEOPLE = GREAT WORK = HAPPY CLIENTS.

So how do we keep our people happy? A lively and supportive working environment. One that’s challenging, fun, dynamic, and rewarding, with structured training, coaching and career development plans for all. Which could explain why 100% of staff say they are proud to work for Stripe.

Juliet Simpson

CEO
Should have been in the circus – ringleader, lion tamer, tight rope walker, juggler, organ grinder and occasional clown.

Morna McLelland

Managing Director | Scotland
Creative enthusiast who loves bright colours, bold ideas and laughing at her own jokes.

Chris Stevenson

Managing Director | London
Ideas junky, ruthless pursuer of creativity, delivering brave work and results that matter for clients. Dad, French bulldog owner, sleep depleted but loving life.

Jenny Ingram

Director
Passionate and ambitious. Loving and eating some of the best brands in Scotland. Food fanatic & magazine addict.
Stephanie Robertson

Stephanie Robertson

Director

Been there, done that, faxed the release. Experienced – old. Inquisitive – nosy. Witty – irritating.   Keen communicator – loves to chat.

Darcie Tanner

Digital Director

A Texan lassie with a dash of punk rock and obsession with animals. Digital media geek by day, digital media geek by night.

Gemma Bell

Strategic Planner
Coffee loving, inversion enthusiast who likes to overthink everything (in a good way).

Lesley Morton

Head of Brand Entertainment
Stripe’s resident music snob and brand activation guru who has racked up air miles working in NYC, Vegas, Miami, Africa & Amsterdam. Avid playlister and mood board-er.
Claudia Esnouf

Claudia Esnouf

PA to the Board
South African and Latin American cross-breed. Obsessed with bullet points and post-it notes. Would love to write a novel in the Himalayas, but would miss her flat whites too much.

Hilary Joiner

Creative Director
Organiser of chaotic thought. Lepidopterist of the abstract butterfly. Cat herder extraordinaire. Outdoorsy, art lover with an unhealthy pinterest habit
Chris Warr

Chris Warr

Associate director | Creative & Digital

Brighton via London. Massive fan of Spurs, video games & puns although not always in that order. Experienced Zero G without losing his breakfast.

Clara Eldridge

Clara Eldridge

Associate director | Corporate

The calm in a storm, been around the block a few times. Precision tea brewer. Culinary creator and consumer.

Nadine Reilly

Senior Account Director

Creative communicator and enthusiastic scribe. Lover of style who needs to be totally in the know. Dance and sing get up and do my thing.

Emily Puddephatt

Digital Strategist

Professional problem solver and thinker of thoughts. Pop culture encyclopedia and collector of hobbies. Likes games, loves winning. The devil’s in the detail.

Shaun Bell

Account Director
Perfectionist most likely found flying the flag, wearing a headset or working the dance floor. Infectious laughter and impeccable taste included.
Euan Glen

Euan Glen

Account Director
Former international DJ and barman extraordinaire with a fondness for check shirts. Strategic thinker and sport fanatic, who would love to have joined the Peloton.

Kirsty Grierson

Account Director
Groomaholic with small Shellac obsession. Resident foodie, gin lover and all round media guru. Hugely organised by day, massive faff by night.

Andrew Boocock

Senior Account Manager
Guitar-slinging sheep farmer’s son. Relationship builder, strategic thinker and believer in the power of a good story. Mascot-for-hire.
Laura Mansbridge

Laura Mansbridge

Senior Account Manager
Lover of a list. Admittedly has a silly, childish sense of humour. Happiest when on the dance floor.

Hannah Murray

SENIOR DIGITAL ACCOUNT MANAGER
Scottish ex-London living digital marketer. Passionate about driving results through innovative ideas. Will run more 10Ks when I drink less prosecco.

Jen Ward

Account Manager
Inquisitive question-asker. Former swimmer and Girl Guide. Lover of food. Could have been a professional Nutella-eater.

JOE BOYLE

ACCOUNT MANAGER
Proper lad, hufflepuff and syncronised swmming enthusiast.

ALEX CRATE

ACCOUNT MANAGER
A Geordie – no translator needed. Love eating, sport and creative writing. I’ll forever be a grafter.

Laura Duncan

Senior Account Executive
Fashion addict and lover of coffee, glossy mags, the sunshine and positive vibes. A creative and enthusiastic PR full of ideas and never without a list or a highlighter.

Kara Gaughan

Senior Account Executive
Edinburgh born and bred – though have previously called an African Safari home. Love organising and can never be without a to-do list, Monica Gellar who?!

Tara D'Agostino

Account Executive
Planner by day, Prosecco drinker by night. Globe trotting enthusiast but home is where the roast is. Constantly laughing at her own jokes.
Laura Blyth

Laura Blyth

Account Executive
Chatter box, shoe hoarder and closet sci-fi geek. Would love to write a book, if she ever stops procrastinating.
Kathryn Wilkie

Kathryn Wilkie

Junior Account Executive
Highlander with a love of humour, porridge and puppies. Psychology state of mind and explorer of home and away. Once won an award for sassiest dancer…make of that what you will!
Emma Bodiam

Emma Bodiam

Junior Account Executive
Pole vaulting, fiddle player with a love of all things tartan. A strategic thinker with a quirky, creative flare. Studied geology, so you know she rocks.
Kari Livingston

Kari Livingston

Receptionist
From the South to the North and often mistaken as an Aussie. Any excuse to throw a party. Wishful horticulturist. Always up for new challenge.

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Drop us a line at hello@stripecommunications.com

Edinburgh

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Edinburgh
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+44 (0) 131 561 8628

London

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WC2H 8DL

+44 (0) 20 7655 9960

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Are you Stripey? We’re always interested to hear from talented, creative and hard-working individuals who are interested in joining our family here at Stripe. Send your wonderful CV to talent@stripecommunications.com