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.

Our Work

Beverly Hills x Monocle

We took the City of Beverly Hills in a new direction, away from the expected luxury that it had become recognised for. We reached new global audiences by partnering with Monocle.com, creating film content that showed a different view of the destination through the eyes of the creative talent that live there.

London Eye Re-opening

We reopened the London Eye with a bang by putting the attraction’s General Manager, Sunny Jouhal, 135m high. The images secured widespread national coverage, making us Top of the Pods!

Madame Tussauds London

We enlisted the help of Black Panther super fan and Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to launch the superhero’s first ever Madame Tussauds figure. Pierre’s signature pose drove Marvel-ous results placing Madame Tussauds London at the heart of the national reopening conversation post lockdown.

LEGOLAND Windsor

To launch LEGOLAND Windsor Resort’s £multi-million new land, LEGO MYTHICA, our storytelling and content delivered almost 1,000 coverage hits, including prime time TV. During the Resort’s 25th anniversary year, we positioned the epic flying theatre ride as the must-do theme park attraction in 2021.

Scottish Power

When the UK became the first major economy in the world to pass Net Zero emissions laws, we supported ScottishPower to deliver a £20million fund to supercharge the nation's most innovative green technology projects.

Royal Bank of Scotland: Every Dream Needs a Plan

We enlisted cultural icon and Scottish Album of the Year winner, Nova Scotia the Truth, to launch Royal Bank's new 'Every Dream Needs a Plan' brand campaign, helping young people improve their financial capabilities and recognise their own unique life journeys.

Hammerson: Silverburn

Hiya hen! When Silverburn's long-awaited re-opening arrived, we knew there was only one Queen fit for the job - enter Drag Race UK winner, Lawrence Chaney, who caused a media storm by welcoming back the first shoppers, appearing in our national press campaign.

Social Bite: Break the Cycle

With the support of Olympic gold medallist, Sir Chris Hoy, we launched Social Bite's latest fundraising campaign Break the Cycle. The 60-mile charity bike ride aims to raise £1m to help build Social Bite Villages in two new UK cities, Glasgow and London.

Scot Gov: One Million Words of Kindness

Scots at home and abroad were encouraged to celebrate kindness and community spirit on St Andrew’s Day 2020 by sharing ‘One Million Words of Kindness’, despite not being able to get together physically.

THE LONDON EYE, SOS

We launched a campaign led by Merlin Entertainments, in partnership with the London tourism sector, to lobby the UK Government to help aid the recovery of London’s tourism post Covid-19. An iconic image spelled out the mission to Save Tourism, Organise Campaigns, Support The Industry.

MECCA BINGO

We secured This Morning’s Alison Hammond to do a live broadcast from Mecca Bingo ahead of reopening. The five-minute feature included an interactive game of bingo with Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford back in the studio. The show caught the imagination of the press and was covered in the national press the following day.

LEGOLAND® WINDSOR RESORT

We invited This Morning’s Josie Gibson to be the first to experience the attraction ahead of reopening with new social distancing and safety measures. Broadcasting live from the resort, the hilarious five-minute feature generated instant hits to their website, resulting in a ticket sell out.

BAXTERS

With the number of vegans quadrupling in the UK in recent years, we launched Baxters new Plant Based Soup, resulting in it becoming the one of the brand’s most successful products to date.

COLIN MURRAY’S 52

We produced and launched a sports podcast series for Grosvenor Casinos, delivering original content to fans during lockdown. Hosted by Colin Murray, questions were left to chance from a unique deck of 52 cards. 12 podcasts resulted in +50,000 listeners

David vs Goliath

We attracted new poker players to Grosvenor Casinos and its annual Goliath Poker Tournament by creating a strategic brand campaign and documentary; ‘David vs Goliath’. Featuring David Haye, the film resulted in +1.7 million minutes on Amazon Prime.

IRN-BRU

When IRN-BRU reduced its sugar content, our integrated communications campaign ensured that fans remained loyal, whilst recruiting new, more health-conscious audiences. They may have cut the sugar by 50%, but we helped protect their reputation and share value.

JOHN LEWIS

We tapped into a growing ‘home hosting’ trend to help Britons become the perfect hosts. Partnering John Lewis with Airbnb we created an innovative new masterclass service that boosted homewares sales for the retailer.

MADAME TUSSAUDS LONDON

We continuously highjack the news agenda to keep Madame Tussauds London culturally relevant and front of mind, driving footfall and web traffic, harnessing world events and popular culture.

ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND

We helped the Royal Bank of Scotland respond to research that showed a third of female microbusiness owners suffered from “imposter syndrome”. We brought 100 of Scotland’s most inspiring businesswomen together, tackling the taboo and celebrating 100 years since women could vote.

SCOTTISHPOWER

During the UK Covid-19 lockdown, we helped ScottishPower reassure 3.5 million customers that its electricity networks would keep power flowing in homes, businesses and critical infrastructure, such as hospitals and Ministry of Defence sites.

SEA LIFE

We announced the arrival of the world’s first gender neutral penguin, in turn leading to Piers Morgan recognising as a penguin. The stunt, deep-rooted in credible storytelling, resulted in a 260% increase in payment transactions on their website.

FRIDAYS

We helped Fridays keep the Fridays feeling alive during lockdown by launching its innovative Click & Collect service. Our proactive, timely and relentless efforts resulted in mass awareness, and achieving the third most searched term for 'deliveries' on Google.

UBISOFT – WILDLANDS

To launch Ghost Recon: Wildlands for Ubisoft we created a documentary depicting the war on drugs in South America, Wildlands. Premiered at BAFTA and resulting in over 1 Million views, the film showed how a compelling, fictional ‘war on drugs’ narrative was based on reality winning a Cannes Lion in 2018.

BUMBLE

We built Bumble buzz by creating the brand’s first Edinburgh Fringe show – How to Make the First Move: The Good, The Bad and The Funny. The sell-out show resulted in hundreds of new app downloads and users signed up.

MTV EUROPEAN MUSIC AWARDS

When the iconic MTV European Music Awards landed in London we supported the global and local PR teams to make it a night to remember and amplify their voice throughout the city.

CLAP FOR CARERS

When the London Eye closed during the Covid-19 pandemic, we kept the iconic attraction relevant, visible, and made it a beacon of hope and solidarity. As the NHS worked the front line, we lit the London Eye blue in honour of Clap for Carers.

THE LONDON EYE

We captured the attention of the nation and put the London Eye centre stage on the morning of the Mary Poppins Returns global premiere. We placed Poppins on top of a capsule, giving the illusion that she was flying into London for the occasion.

UBISOFT

To launch a new action game from Ubisoft featuring Vikings, Knights and Samurai, we bought the game to life for media through an experiential Viking Bootcamp with “The Mountain” from Game of Thrones, resulting in +20 Million subscribers.

UCI TRACK WORLD CUP

Our creative content approach across social channels delivered the World Cup's highest ever engagement and audience growth. Our content pre-event and at the track captured the interest of fans, spectators, athletes, influencers and newcomers.

FORT WILLIAM MOUNTAIN BIKE WORLD CUP

We worked with rider talent and shifted social strategy to get fans talking about the Fort William Mountain Bike World Cup months ahead of the event, driving record early bird ticket sales and a 20% increase in link clicks.

2017 - 2020

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

Juliet Simpson

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

Morna McLelland

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

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.
Gemma Bell

Gemma Bell

Board Director - Planning
Coffee loving, inversion enthusiast who likes to overthink everything (in a good way).
Gary Coventry Coyle

Gary Coventry Coyle

Board Director - Finance
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!
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!).
Shaun Bell

Shaun Bell

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

Kirsty Grierson

Creative Director
Sarah Ellis

Sarah Ellis

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

Emily Puddephatt

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

Toby Ross

Childhood TV star. Preacher of the Holy Trinity (craft beer, coffee, hot sauce). Been on Instagram since X-Pro II.
Andrew Jennings

Andrew Jennings

Family, friends, food, art, music, scrolling, sharing, travel, walks, runs, London, literature, photography, YouTube, fashion, food, funnies, and feeling uncomfortable with how long this list got.
Samantha Wetherald

Samantha Wetherald

Passionate about making brands famous. A sunshine seeker and daydreamer. Born and bred Yorkshire girl but London stole her heart.
Laura Hathway-Higgins

Laura Hathway-Higgins

PR by day, amateur baker by night. From Jurassic landscapes to fairy gardens – if you need a birthday cake, I’m your girl. At the weekend you’ll find me being a history geek at a castle of country manor.
Alison Melton

Alison Melton

A frustrated musical theatre wannabe now making “life” her stage. A former journalist always on the hunt for a story or making one up! When she’s not working or being a mum, you can find her catching up with her friends over a nice glass of chilled Rose ( blush if anyone is asking!)
Andrew Boocock

Andrew Boocock

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

Adele Thomson

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?
ALEX DAVIES

ALEX DAVIES

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

Alice Bravery

Big ideas, small person, medium Nandos. Podcast devotee, smooth(ish) skier and TikTok lurker. Fan of lists of threes.
Seonaid Heeps

Seonaid Heeps

Optimistic pessimist and social media obsessive that never grew out of her emo phase. Can be found either scrolling TikTok, at a gig, or petting the nearest dog.
Tom Hallam

Tom Hallam

Thoroughly Lancastrian, passionate about proper planning and a full-time penguin enthusiast.
Jordan Pollock

Jordan Pollock

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

Rosie Kearns

Celeb obsessed, shopping addict with a passion for PR and Manchester United (for my sins). Life motto; Spice up your life!
Megan Cunningham

Megan Cunningham

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.
Fraser Clarke

Fraser Clarke

Edinburgh lad, storyteller with a passion for all things sport. Most likely found hacking his way round the golf course or secretly watching Love Island.
Ainsley Piggott

Ainsley Piggott

Ambitious, outgoing and overly organised gal who is forever labelled as ‘the Monica’ of the group. Out of office hours I’m a prosecco drinker with a worrying addiction to Real Housewives and a gym regime that always “starts on Monday”…
Lyndsey Taylor-Whitelaw

Lyndsey Taylor-Whitelaw

A passionate and enthusiastic chatterbox who always does her research. Loses hours scrolling Instagram and never leaves home without her camera and lipstick.
Izzy Stiven

Izzy Stiven

Local Leither with a soft spot for an Instagrammable brunch and a creative idea. Friday night gin aficionado, Monday morning storyteller.
Sophie Churcher

Sophie Churcher

An eternal optimist with a drive for all things new in social (internet rabbit hole, anyone?) Former book editor, aspiring yogi. Gives a good pep talk.
Lorena Konta

Lorena Konta

A passionate kismet believer hailed from a wee town in Croatia. Wine, olives and truffles have always been the main manifesto. A wearer of many hats. Utter Steve Jobs fan, gifted napper and professional true crime addict. Oh, and I can officiate weddings too.

Lynne Webster

Lynne Webster

Creative perfectionist with an eye for detail and a good story. Likely found baking up a batch of Pret cookies or with her nose in a book. Always on the hunt for the best coffee.

Lea Lhomme

Lea Lhomme

Absolute David Lynch lover. Always up for discovering new places and cultures. Most likely found listening to music while drinking coffee. Tends to get lost easily. Loves a good bold typography and minimalist colour palette combination.
Michael Scott

Michael Scott

A professional wanderer who’s always upbeat and could talk the ears off anyone. Obsessed with cars, photography and creative campaigns. Often found driving down roads to “see where it goes”.
Alex Fraser

Alex Fraser

All singing and dancing Weegie who relocated to the Big Smoke via sunny Melbourne. Smiler, storyteller and salt and vinegar crisp aficionado.
Sophie McCulloch

Sophie McCulloch

Came to Edinburgh to study and 8 years later I’m still in love with the city. When not working you can find me eating tapas, playing tennis or boogying to disco.
Connor McCallum

Connor McCallum

Edinburgh native with a low key obsession for questionable bright shirts, typography and Ru Paul’s drag race. Easily excited about new concepts and anything animated.
Lisa Mouette

Lisa Mouette

Swapped French baguettes and Swiss chocolate for afternoon tea. Always talking, eating, laughing or organising something, if not all at once. Obsessed with getting everything as visually satisfying as can be. Low key dreaming of owning a little cafe and bakery.
Charlotte Sparling

Charlotte Sparling

Lover of prosecco, reality tv and sausage dogs. Constant TikTok scroller. Always looking for the latest creative idea.
Karen Hemmati

Karen Hemmati

Adding spice to your life with Scottish and Iranian heritage, an Event Producer by trade with a passion for all things communications. Constantly seeking sunshine and feeding my sweet tooth while obsessively cleaning everything in sight.

Emily MacKinnon

Emily MacKinnon

Optimistic and creative chatterbox with an affinity for Harry Potter. Vegan food blogger, abstract acrylic artist and bookworm. You will find me with a paintbrush and canvas wherever the best light is. Always seeking to challenge the status quo. The sky is our limit!
Tara Saleem

Tara Saleem

Scottish version of Dora the Explorer, hopping around the world. Pinterest lover always looking for anything “aesthetically pleasing”, wannabe fashionista and conspiracy theory enthusiast. Dream is to become taller

Ellie Christie

Ellie Christie

Edinburgh girl born and raised with a passion for a boogie on a dance floor. Natural ‘planner’ of the friendship group, by choice. I will probably have a post-it note stuck to me, or a glass of prosecco in my hand.
Ryan Kay

Ryan Kay

Local boy born and raised in Edinburgh. Obsessed with a symmetrical photo and a strange life-long fascination with the sea. When I’m not at work you’ll find me wandering around taking photos, insisting I choose the music, or trying to force myself to go for a run.
Murray Caldwell

Murray Caldwell

Amateur Boxer, Climber & Gamer. Natural storyteller with a passion for writing poetry & prose. On weekends you’ll find me dangling off a climbing wall that’s probably above my pay grade.
Pendar Sadeghi

Pendar Sadeghi

A bubbly Persian babe who grew up in Scotland and moved to London with a passion for creative and bold PR ideas, you can typically find her on the dance floor or passed out on a coach with a large cup of tea.
Valery Villanueva

Valery Villanueva

Venezuelan and Spanish heritage, lover of dogs, sunny days and traveling. Organization guru and scented living enthusiast. Three words that describe me are patient, empathic, and determined!

Ke-arn Haddad

Ke-arn Haddad

Passionate about good games, great content and the conversations that come from exciting campaigns. Also impartial to a slice of cheesecake!

Greg Proctor

Greg Proctor

Enthusiastic, outgoing, and truly fascinated by the digital world of social media. Always brings a tripod and a ring light in his bag. Still considers scrolling through TikTok as ‘research’. Loves to be the hype man but needs to work on his indoor voice.
Alec Blaikie

Alec Blaikie

Once an avid horse rider who hung up the boots after exceeding 6”4’. Never turn down a challenge or the chance to learn something new. Can be found in the centre of the dance floor or in the gym trying to squat more than I weigh.
Sophie Pell

Sophie Pell

Former ski instructing Weegie turned creative thinker and list-making dog mama. Commonly found scrolling Pinterest, marathon training or sipping an Aperol.
James McLaren

James McLaren

Personable and passionate people person. Obsessed with organisation. Agile with admin. Lover of alliteration, quiet coffee nooks, photography and books. A nature boy at heart with an eye for art.
Rebecca Williamson

Rebecca Williamson

Talent Partner
Diversity & Belonging

We’re committed to reducing barriers so that everyone has the opportunity to succeed based on their talent, passion and commitment.

We’re driven by actions, not just words – which is why we’re committed to making a difference through education, action and celebration. Throughout 2022 our focus areas are gender parity, LGBT+ equality and ethnic diversity.

We’re working hard to build diversity into the fabric of our agency. Today two-thirds (67%) of our Senior Leadership Team are female and a fifth (20%) identify as LGBT+, which is reflective of the wider Stripe team.

Currently 18% of our team is from a minority ethnic background, which is ahead of the UK population at 13% and Scotland’s population at 9% (2011 census). We’re on a journey to increase ethnic minority representation to 20% by 2025 through Stripe’s recruitment and retention programmes.

To support this goal, we’ve launched a new long-term agency partnership with the Taylor Bennett Foundation, an award-winning charity that encourages people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds to pursue careers in communications.

At Stripe we support people to fulfil their true potential so they can be the best they can be.

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