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. Experiential and 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.

56
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
36
HOURS OF TRAINING PER HEAD P/A
25
STARS & STRIPES GRADUATE RECRUITS

OUR SERVICES

WHAT WE DO

COMMS, BRAND & DIGITAL STRATEGY

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

PR

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

SOCIAL MEDIA

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.

INFLUENCER RELATIONS

Getting trend-setters and decision-makers to buy into 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.

SPONSORSHIP & EVENTS

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

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

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
The London Eye: Capturing a moment in time

The London Eye: Capturing a moment in time

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Madame Tussauds: Going Global

Madame Tussauds: Going Global

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Glasgow 2018 European Championships Mascot Launch

Glasgow 2018 European Championships Mascot Launch

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E&J Brandy – Winning the Urban Market

E&J Brandy – Winning the Urban Market

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IRN-BRU: Putting IRN-BRU back at the heart of Scottish football

IRN-BRU: Putting IRN-BRU back at the heart of Scottish football

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John Lewis – Perfect Hosting with Airbnb

John Lewis – Perfect Hosting with Airbnb

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MTB World Cup: A new approach for 2017

MTB World Cup: A new approach for 2017

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John Lewis – Christmas

John Lewis – Christmas

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CHAPLIN & CORK’S – ALEX JAMES PARTNERSHIP

CHAPLIN & CORK’S – ALEX JAMES PARTNERSHIP

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2014 - 2017

AWARDS

UK 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.

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

Jenny Ingram

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

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.

Crissie Campbell

Crissie Campbell

Director
Ambitious, passionate and a self-confessed chatterbox that is obsessed with Arsenal FC, popcorn and going to music festivals…although spends more time going to toddler music classes with her toddler than gigs.
Gemma Bell

Gemma Bell

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

Maz Purdie

Business Development Manager
Constant smiler with an edge of sass. Weekday city chick, weekend country bumpkin. Impeccably organised with a ‘Keep Calm and Be Happy’ attitude to life.

Hilary Joiner

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

Iain Pope

Editorial Director
Big islander turned city dweller; print media survivor and digital media dabbler; known to whistle 80s disco at inappropriate junctures; loves life, often found at a table with friends.

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.

Samantha Crawford

Senior Account Director
Globetrotter with eight years’ experience working for agencies in London, Sydney, and Dubai. A qualified yoga instructor, when not hard at work, you’ll find Sam on a yoga mat.

Shaun Bell

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

Emily Puddephatt

Senior 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.

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.

Adele Thomson

Account Director
Hungry for new ideas. I like hearing stories and telling good ones too. They say I laugh too loudly but what’s wrong with that?

Andrew Boocock

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

Hannah Murray

SENIOR 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

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

Laura Duncan

Senior Account Manager
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.
Jordan Pollock

Jordan Pollock

Digital Designer
Keen traveller and film fanatic. Constantly thinking about all things colourful and creative. Living each day with a little bit more sass.

ALEX CRATE

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

Kara Gaughan

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

Sammy Khan

Account Manager
True southerner, always the first and last on the dance floor, Event management queen with an unhealthy obsession with Instagram insights and hashtags.

Laura Blyth

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

Tom Hallam

Senior Account Executive
Thoroughly Lancastrian, passionate about proper planning and a full-time penguin enthusiast.

Kathryn Wilkie

Senior 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!

Liam McNamara

Account Executive
South East Londoner, from the mean streets of Greenwich. Lover of sport, gaming and the pub. Has developed a strange obsession with to-do lists.

Nona Stancheva

Account Executive
Thought as a child there would be no appropriate job when she grew up because all she wanted to do was talk – then she found out PR existed.

Jade Roberts

Account Executive
Social media addict, chatterbox and entertainment junkie! Creative thinker by day and cocktail connoisseur by night.

Rebecca McNaughton

Junior Account Executive
Instagram enthusiast, caramel latte addict and forever optimistic. A constant giggler with the belief in finding a solution to every problem. Often caught confessing she chose her uni for the night-life.
Katherine MacKenzie

Katherine MacKenzie

Junior Account Executive
Creative thinker, writer and photograph taker. Big fan of a pun filled Instagram caption and a strong believer that a cup of tea fixes everything.

Fiona Watson

Junior Account Executive

Collector of knowledge, shoes, and books. A lover of all things digital, social media and blogs albeit partial to a glossy magazine.

Harriet Martinovic

Harriet Martinovic

Junior Account Executive
Recently relocated from Devon to the North, with a love of American reality tv and Harry Potter. Lives life in lists and will never be found without one!
Henry Lawes

Henry Lawes

Junior Account Executive
Moderately musical, PR  minded maverick. Essex boy with his heart in London. Moreover, a stone cold puppy lover.
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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Give us a call or come and visit

SAY HELLO

Drop us a line at hello@stripecommunications.com

Edinburgh

86 Commercial Quay
Edinburgh
EH6 6LX

+44 (0) 131 561 8628

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