AN INTEGRATED CREATIVE COMMUNICATIONS AGENCY DELIVERING BRAND, SOCIAL, PR AND DIGITAL

Insight and strategy drive our offering. Through planning, creative concepts, on and offline campaign mechanics, delivery and reporting, all our work is ambitious, has clear focus and measurable results. Delivered with passion, enthusiasm, and integrity, Stripe is all you need.

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.

42
Cups of coffee consumed (a day)
26
Stars & Stripes recruited
57
Awards won
100%
People happy to work at Stripe
1083
Songs on the Stripe playlist
1 in 3
Addicted to Instagram
Our Work
All
THE MTV Europe Music Awards – Bringing the global to local

THE MTV Europe Music Awards – Bringing the global to local

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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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Ledaig – Reaching whisky connoisseurs

Ledaig – Reaching whisky connoisseurs

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Drink Drive Legislation Change Campaign

Drink Drive Legislation Change Campaign

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Deanston – An artisan social strategy

Deanston – An artisan social strategy

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2017 - 2018

AWARDS

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.
Gemma Bell

Gemma Bell

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

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.

Katharine Ware

Katharine Ware

Director
Cat loving, shopaholic with a sunny disposition and a passion for process. If she’s not at her desk, you’ll probably find her at Barry’s (bootcamp that is!).
Laura Morris

Laura Morris

Associate Director
Gin and brunch lover who has major OCD when it comes to processes. Passionate about client relationships, results and survives on coffee.

Hilary Joiner

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

Sarah Ellis

Board PA
Aussie born and bred, traded the sunshine for the rain, and loving it! Process and to-do list driven. Life revolves around the three V’s – Vintage, Vegemite and Vino.

Emily Puddephatt

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

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.

Kirsty Grierson

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

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.

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.

Adele Thomson

Senior 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.

Jen Ward

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

Laura Duncan

Account Director
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.

Hannah Murray

Digital Account Director
Scottish ex-London living digital marketer. Passionate about driving results through innovative ideas. Will run more 10Ks when I drink less prosecco.
Gabriella Cantelo

Gabriella Cantelo

DIGITAL ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

Passionate about transforming brands on social with data-fueled creativity. Appreciates a good pun and self-proclaimed ‘cool mum’.

Andy Humphreys

Andy Humphreys

Campaigns Account Director
Rugby loving country boy and Cocker Spaniel owner. Passionate about great insights and strong strategy.

ALEX CRATE

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

DANI MONTGOMERY

SENIOR CONTENT & COMMUNITY MANAGER
Lover of innovative social and thumb-stopping content. Found in a slogan tee, listening to a murder podcast.
Gary Coventry Coyle

Gary Coventry Coyle

COMMERCIAL FINANCE MANAGER
Rainbow unicorn enthusiast and lover of musical theatre.  Strong believer that accountancy is a creative career.  Extols the virtues of Mary Poppins – practically perfect in every way… spitspot!
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.

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.
Zoe Stephen

Zoe Stephen

Digital Account Manager
Detail obsessed, digital media enthusiast.  Avid traveller, photograph taker and lover of the outdoors.
Laura Lloyd

Laura Lloyd

Account Manager
Lover of pub quizzes, dogs and a well-timed gif, she always likes to be armed for any situation with an appropriate playlist. Usually found outdoors, trying to discover new places.

Kathryn Wilkie

Account Manager
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!

Laura Blyth

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

Tom Hallam

Account Manager
Thoroughly Lancastrian, passionate about proper planning and a full-time penguin enthusiast.
Denise Mantey

Denise Mantey

JNR CONTENT AND COMMUNITY MANAGER
Obsessed with trainers and scrolling through TL’s. You’ll probably find me trying to fit a lot of info into 140 characters and looking for a one way ticket to Wakanda.

Liam McNamara

Senior 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.

Fiona Watson

Senior Account Executive

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

Katherine MacKenzie

Katherine MacKenzie

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.
Megan Cunningham

Megan Cunningham

Account Executive
Former fashion stylist with a passion for all things creative. Ex-US living chatterbox with an addiction to Instagram, glossy magazines and coffee. Ambitious, risk taker, dream maker.
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.
Sedi Kukwikila

Sedi Kukwikila

Junior Account Executive
North West Londoner who spends an unhealthy amount of time watching movies. A lover of Instagram and Pat Butcher earrings!
Hamish Maclean

Hamish Maclean

Junior Account Executive
Glaswegian with a love for food and disco music. I enjoy creative ideas and solutions, as well as laughing at my own (often poor) jokes.
 Lyndsey Taylor-Whitelaw

Lyndsey Taylor-Whitelaw

Junior Account Executive
A passionate and enthusiastic chatterbox who always does her research. Loses hours scrolling Instagram and never leaves home without her camera and lipstick.
Alyce McTigue

Alyce McTigue

Junior Account Executive
Resident of the seaside, lover of the city and to-do lists. Travel enthusiast, dog lover and huge ice-cream fan actively trying not to wear black every day.
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.
Natasha Malekyazdi

Natasha Malekyazdi

Receptionist
Fanatic about dogs, a keen explorer with a love of travel and exotic food. Considers herself a skillful dancer and karaoke enthusiast, despite being tone deaf and lacking rhythm.

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