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Stripe gets pretty muddy with ScottishPower & CRUK

Stripe gets pretty muddy with ScottishPower & CRUK

As you all know, here at Stripe we’re not afraid to get our hands dirty. This was proven yet again at the weekend as we spent the day with broadcaster Cat Cubie and brave cancer survivor, Kate Bowman, to support 300 ScottishPower employees who took part in Race for Life’s Pretty Muddy event in Glasgow to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

Cat offered her support to highlight the important role that fundraising plays in helping to beat cancer sooner. The broadcaster and columnist knows first-hand the importance of research, having lost her grandmother to breast cancer. She was joined by brave cancer survivor and former Motherwell FC cheerleader Kate Bowman, who discovered she had a rare form of cancer when she was just 23.

Cat and Kate supported ScottishPower’s army of fundraisers and started them off as they began the Pretty Muddy event to raise money to help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. ScottishPower has already raised £7 million for Cancer Research UK and doesn’t intend to stop there.

Inspired by the mud and the phenomenal fundraising, some Stripes even said they would sign up next year…

Shining Gold and Silver with IRN-BRU at the Star Awards

Shining Gold and Silver with IRN-BRU at the Star Awards

Stripe scooped two golds and a silver last Thursday at the Marketing Society Scotland Awards. Held in Glasgow this year the awards celebrate the very best of marketing talent in Scotland and Stripe was proud to be rubbing shoulders with the brightest sparks in the industry.

In partnership with the Leith Agency and Blonde we won Gold in the ‘Food & Drink’ and ‘Sponsorship’ Categories for our work with IRN-BRU and their sponsorship of Glasgow 2014 – and we secured a further silver in the PR category.

All in all a great night for the agency and more reasons to pop a can of the fizzy stuff.

You can see a list of all the 2015 Star Awards winners here.

Showtime for ScottishPower Energy Networks

Showtime for ScottishPower Energy Networks

We donned our wellies and raincoats and headed to Ingliston to help launch a new school travel funding scheme between SP Energy Networks and the Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET).

The scheme offered Scottish schools the chance to visit the UK’s largest agricultural event, the Royal Highland Show, to find out more about food, farming and staying safe around electricity with SP Energy Networks’ award-winning PowerWise education programme.

Through an interactive safety trail, over 300 kids learned all about electricity and got to witness an electrifying pyrotechnics display showing the devastating consequences of hitting a power line.

Sparky, the PowerWise crow, flew in to help out – and pose for this pic with Stripes Jen and Georgia.

Find out more about the PowerWise programme at www.powerwise.org.uk

Kathryn Joseph wins Scottish Album of the Year Award

Kathryn Joseph wins Scottish Album of the Year Award

The winner of the coveted Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award was unveiled last night (Wed 17 June) as Kathryn Joseph’s album ‘Bones You Have Thrown Me And Blood I’ve Spilled’. Presented by co-hosts Janice Forsyth and Vic Galloway, an audience of industry insiders, avid music fans and some of Scotland’s best and brightest creative talent watched as Kathryn emerged as the winner from a fiercely competitive shortlist.

Produced by The Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA), and now in its fourth year, The SAY Award has grown to become the most prestigious music prize in Scotland. This year’s shortlist served to highlight the very best in Scottish music, spanning a range of genres and audiences. Each shortlisted album wins the artist behind it a £1,000 prize and a one of a kind quilt from Glasgow School of Art graduate Vanessa Hindshaw.

The winner of this year’s public vote was Paolo Nutini’s ‘Caustic Love, which won an automatic place on the shortlist after a 72 hour public vote. The remaining nine slots were awarded by The SAY Award’s panel of independent judges.

You can watch back the full ceremony at sayaward.com

Stripe Chairman appointed to Marketing Edinburgh Board

Stripe Chairman appointed to Marketing Edinburgh Board

Juliet Simpson, one of the UK’s leading PR specialists and Founder and Chairman of Stripe Communications has joined the board at Marketing Edinburgh, bringing a fresh, strategic communications approach and years of industry experience to the organisation. This high-profile board appointment will further strengthen the organisation’s role in promoting the city as a world-leading investment and visitor capital.

Having founded Stripe Communications in 2006, Juliet became Chairman of the agency in March 2015. Over the years, Stripe has won over 40 awards for its work in consumer and brand communications, digital marketing and events.

Gordon Robertson, Chairman of Marketing Edinburgh and Director of Communications at Edinburgh Airport, said:

“We’re thrilled to welcome Juliet to the Marketing Edinburgh team. Her business acumen, communication skills and advice will be vital in assisting Marketing Edinburgh as we move forward, face fresh challenges and continue to build Edinburgh’s reputation both at home and abroad. Juliet not only brings immense experience from within the tourism sector, she has a genuine passion for the Edinburgh. I know she will play a key role in the future success and tactical development of the organisation in the coming years.”

Juliet Simpson, Chairman of Stripe Communications said:

“Edinburgh is undoubtedly one of the best cities in the world and I’m very proud to call it home. I consider it a real privilege to be joining the Marketing Edinburgh Board and I’m looking forward to playing my part in the next stage of the Marketing Edinburgh journey.”

Dedicated to promoting Edinburgh to the world, Marketing Edinburgh’s paramount objective is to champion Scotland’s capital city locally, nationally and internationally as a world-class destination in which to visit, invest, live, work and study.