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

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.

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.

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.

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 | Scotland
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.
Lou Harris

Lou Harris

Chief Strategy Officer
Strategic thinker, collaborator, best practice advocator and results driven. Big on creativity, born from insight and lover of simple ideas. Virgin StartUp mentor and KitKat muncher.
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).
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!).
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
Sarah Ellis

Sarah Ellis

Operations Manager
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.
Vicki Lee

Vicki Lee

Office Manager
Organised, wine drinking Essex girl. Keeps the London office stocked with the chocolate. Loves travelling and making friends along the way.
Emily Puddephatt

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.
 Samantha Wetherald

Samantha Wetherald

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
Passionate about making brands famous. A sunshine seeker and daydreamer. Born and bred Yorkshire girl but London stole her heart.
Nadine Reilly

Nadine Reilly

Group 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

Kirsty Grierson

Group 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

Shaun Bell

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

Adele Thomson

Group 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?
Hannah Ivory

Hannah Ivory

Group Account Director

London raised, Edinburgh living. Determined self-starter and lover of all things tech, travel, sushi and cat related.

Andrew Boocock

Andrew Boocock

Senior 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

Jen Ward

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

Hannah Murray

Senior Content Producer
Scottish ex-London living digital marketer. Passionate about driving results through innovative ideas. Will run more 10Ks when I drink less prosecco.
ALEX CRATE

ALEX CRATE

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

Kara Gaughan

Account Director

An Edinburgh gal, navigating life as a Scot in the big smoke. Obsessed with lists, processes, and cafe patron.

 Tara D'Agostino

Tara D'Agostino

Account Director Brand Experience

Party planner by day, tequila drinker by night. Has the ability to find a pun for (almost) anything. Often found trying out the latest insta filter – after all, if you didn’t gram it, did it really happen?!

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.
DANI MONTGOMERY

DANI MONTGOMERY

SENIOR DIGITAL CONTENT MANAGER
Lover of innovative social and thumb-stopping content. Found in a slogan tee, listening to a murder podcast.
Niamh Jenkinson

Niamh Jenkinson

Senior Account Manager
A logical creative thinker, chocolate enthusiast with an Irish passport, English postcode. Appreciates a good pun and all things Ryan Gosling.
It’s pronounced N-E-V-E!
Alice Taylor

Alice Taylor

Senior Account Manager

Keen communicator previously based in Copenhagen and London. Sustainable fashion fanatic and Mary Berry wannabe with a love for painting and prosecco.

Tom Hallam

Tom Hallam

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

Nader Ghahreman

Digital Account Manager
Always seeking out innovative social media and influencer campaigns. Spend my free time looking for new places to travel and claiming that I’ll run a half marathon (but never getting around to it!).
Ally Ebdon

Ally Ebdon

Digital Content Manager
Serial hobbyist currently hydroponic gardening and pole dancing. Lover of anything sunshine yellow. Forever chasing the “wow!”.
Rosie Kearns

Rosie Kearns

Account Manager
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

Account Manager
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.
Ainsley Piggott

Ainsley Piggott

Account Manager
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”…
Fraser Clarke

Fraser Clarke

Account Manager
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.
Hannah Wallis

Hannah Wallis

Account Manager
WSET trained wine enthusiast with a love of shopping, eating out and my two little Frenchies. Passionate about seeing results and love the satisfaction of completing my to-do list!
Liam McNamara

Liam McNamara

Account Manager
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.
Caitlin Trew

Caitlin Trew

Business Development Manager
A certified grandma in a millennial’s body, can be found baking, knitting or audibly gasping any and every time a dog walks past. Still amazed to have found a way to turn LinkedIn stalking and talking on the phone into a career.
Hayley Gibson

Hayley Gibson

Senior Account Executive
Former Dubai expat with a Diet Coke addiction and a passion for all things PR. Slightly obsessed with BTS, motivated by organisation and always writing to-do lists.
Henry Lawes

Henry Lawes

Senior Account Executive
Moderately musical, PR  minded maverick. Essex boy with his heart in London. Moreover, a stone cold puppy lover.
 Lyndsey Taylor-Whitelaw

Lyndsey Taylor-Whitelaw

Senior 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

Senior 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.
Johannes haider

Johannes haider

Senior Digital Account Executive
Traded the Sound of Music for the Big Smoke. Social Media geek. Obsessed with data. Love a good spreadsheet. Early 2000s pop lives on my phone. Happiest during Pumpkin Spice Latte season.
Karen Morgan

Karen Morgan

Digital Account Executive
Scottish gal living the London life. Social Media and influencer obsessed. Always motivated and organised. Expert in finding designer fashion in charity shops.
Izzy Stiven

Izzy Stiven

Senior Account Executive
Local Leither with a soft spot for an Instagrammable brunch and a creative idea. Friday night gin aficionado, Monday morning storyteller.
Emily Wilson

Emily Wilson

Account Executive
Friendly neighbourhood Canadian, living out her Harry Potter dreams in Scotland. Pun generator with a love for quirky Instagram captions and tweets.
Sinead Donnelly

Sinead Donnelly

Account Executive
Bubbly, enthusiastic Galway girl. Lover of fashion, food and funny Instagram captions. A perfectionist who’s often found between a 10 to-do lists and a baby Guinness.
Arran Wilson

Arran Wilson

Digital Account Executive
Hard working and ambitious both inside and out of work. Enjoy watching and playing most sports and will never say no to a night in the pub.
Kirsty Woods

Kirsty Woods

Account Executive
Rescuer of dogs, cracker of jokes and a self-professed walking talking IMDB. Creative minded and always full of ideas. Spends large quantities of the day reciting musical numbers in front of the mirror.
Naomi Penn

Naomi Penn

Account Executive
Greater-Londoner who likes metal and musicals. Cat lover and collector of stolen pint glasses. Driven by innovation and completing to-do lists.
Joy Mooney

Joy Mooney

Junior Digital Designer
Queen of concepts, thrifter of things and firm believer in anything Lana Del Rey has ever written. Former Graphic Design student, future professional pastry eater.
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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