WE’RE STRIPEY AND PROUD OF IT

A full-service communications agency, staffed by super-sharp marketing ninjas

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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INDUSTRY AWARDS SINCE 2006
61.8
DAILY AGENCY COFFEE CONSUMPTION (CUPS)
100%
STAFF ARE PROUD TO WORK AT STRIPE
7481
SONGS ON THE STRIPE PLAYLIST
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HOURS OF TRAINING PER HEAD P/A
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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
All
John Lewis – Christmas

John Lewis – Christmas

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IRN-BRU – Born to Support

IRN-BRU – Born to Support

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VELUX – Lovers of Light

VELUX – Lovers of Light

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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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Festival of Museums – Targeting Families

Festival of Museums – Targeting Families

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SAFETY FIRST – MAKING SAFETY RESONATE WITH MOTORBIKERS

SAFETY FIRST – MAKING SAFETY RESONATE WITH MOTORBIKERS

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MODELS OWN – An influencer strategy with impact

MODELS OWN – An influencer strategy with impact

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2014/2015

AWARDS

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.

VELUX
MAGNERS
JOHN-LEWIS
IRN-BRU
RBS-GROUP
SCOTTISH-POWER
BARR
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SOURZ
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MIDORI
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OLIVER-BONAS
MOBO
MTV-EMA
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ANGOSTRURA
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SCOTTISH-GOVERNMENT
MARKETING-SOCIETY
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DOBBIES
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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

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.
Anna Russell

Anna Russell

Director of Strategy
Half Swedish, half Scottish, lived for the last decade in USA. Collector of bizarre sayings, driver of innovation, passionate about building brands. Probably the loudest typer you’ll ever meet.

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.

Elaine Cowan

Elaine Cowan

PA to the Board
Super organised, smart thinking, fast talking lassie with a love for life and Stripe!

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.

Gemma Bell

Associate Director

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

Alison Downs

Associate Director

Living in daily organised chaos – a creative, glass half full kind of gal. Loves food, fashion and family – preferably all at the same time.

Kate Forster

Associate Director

Talk, plan, deliver, dance: the key ingredients of my PR career so far. From London to Edinburgh, microprocessors to whisky – been there, sold it in.

Hilary Joiner

Hilary Joiner

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

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.

Sarah Stringfellow

Sarah Stringfellow

Account Director

Former art history geek turned comms pro. Nomad. Karaoke-lover. Magazine and weekend supplement hoarder. Urbanista. Glass half full, always.

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

Senior Account Manager

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

Kirsty Grierson

Senior Account Manager

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.

Rachel Patrick

Designer
Creative powerhouse. Cake baker extraordinaire. Grafter – not afraid to get her hands dirty.
Orla McGowan

Orla McGowan

Account Manager

Serial Instagramer, lover of books and eater of pasta. Belfast native, trying my hand at all things digital.

Emma Paul

Account Manager

Devoted bookworm, multiple pub quiz champion and lover of mixtapes – bringing puns to press releases since 2012.

Jen Ward

Account Manager

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

Alex Crate

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

Georgia Lea

Account Manager
Cheshire-born farm girl spreading her wings in the big city. Attentive to detail, weirdly fond of grammar, and passionate about books, baking and baths.

Ben Marshall

Account Manager
Beardy, bass player, craft beer enthusiast and lover of all things brand, marketing and Biffy Clyro related.

Joe Boyle

Senior Account Executive

Proper lad, hufflepuff and synchronised swimming enthusiast.

Yasmin Ahmad

sENIOR Account Executive
Capturing life through pretty pictures. Self-confessed Instagram addict. Aspiring for a life that is Pinterest worthy by never forgetting the little details. Or a good theme.

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?!

Ben Philip

Account Executive
Jordan Spieth’s doppelgänger. Previously a sand salesman in the Middle East, accomplished noodle taster in the Far East and now continuing my UK adventure. Professional charmer and blether (ble-thir- Doric for chatterbox!)
Laura Blyth

Laura Blyth

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

Tatiana Aldana

Junior Account Executive
Latin-American native with a profound appreciation for magazines, graphic design and all things Tarantino. Kanye West enthusiast and “professional” fashionista, or so her degree says.

Tara D'Agostino

Junior 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.

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SAY HELLO

Drop us a line at hello@stripecommunications.com

Edinburgh

86 Commercial Quay
Edinburgh
EH6 6LX

+44 (0) 131 561 8628

Glasgow

Studio 10  4th Floor
The Whisky Bond
2 Dawson Road
Glasgow  G4 9SS

+44 (0) 141 378 0082

London

12 Flitcroft Street
Covent Garden  London
WC2H 8DL

+44 (0) 20 7655 9960

JOIN THE TEAM

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