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We are excited to announce that Stripe Communications has been appointed as the retained PR agency to launch SEA LIFE London Aquarium’s brand new attraction ‘Ocean Invaders: Enter the world of the Jellies’ which is due to open for Easter 2017.

The 12-month project brief will see Stripe deliver creative PR communications plans supporting the announcement, launch and ongoing creative ideas for its latest stunning attraction. The selection follows Stripe’s recent appointment by Madame Tussauds London as their retained agency after winning another competitive pitch earlier in the year.

The Stripe London team will be managing the account and working with Merlin Entertainments London attractions marketing and PR team with work already well underway.

Chloe Couchman, Head of PR for Merlin Entertainments London Attractions, said, “Stripe have demonstrated a quality of creative thinking that will deliver real impact supporting our latest exciting experience. The team demonstrated a strong understanding of our core audience and the London attraction landscape as well as passion and drive to create memorable moments to give our attraction stand out in a highly competitive market.”

Chris Stevenson, Stripe Communications Managing Director said, “It is a privilege to work with SEA LIFE London Aquarium and a Marketing and PR team with the vision and ambition to deliver highly creative and innovative work. We are also delighted to extend our relationship with Merlin Entertainments London Group. With such fantastic attractions to work with, we expect to deliver outstanding memorable moments for them in the months ahead, driving London tourists into these wonderful attractions during key sales periods.”

Stripe’s London office is headed up by Managing Director, Chris Stevenson, who joined Stripe in January 2016 and has overseen the rapid growth of the agency’s client roster which now includes prominent national and international brands such as Ubisoft, Madame Tussauds London and Paddy Power.



We are delighted to announce that we’ve been appointed by Ubisoft UK as the retained agency for its consumer and corporate PR, working alongside the in-house PR team. Our brief is to deliver creative PR communications plans supporting all of Ubisoft’s major video game launches in the UK including Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Watch_Dogs 2 and South Park: The Fractured But Whole. In addition to this, we’ll support the French video games giant with corporate positioning and issues management in the UK.

Ubisoft logoThe account will be managed by our London office and will report in to the Ubisoft UK marketing and PR team with work having commenced from June 2016.

Mark Slaughter, Ubisoft UK Marketing Director, said, “Stripe have demonstrated a quality of creative thinking that will deliver real impact to our national campaigns this year. The team showed strength in that they could not only deliver great product campaigns but also help us realise our ambition to be recognised as one of the world’s leading entertainment brands.”

Stripe’s London office is headed up by Managing Director, Chris Stevenson, who joined in January 2016 and has overseen the rapid growth of the agencies client roster which includes Magners, Paddy Power and now Ubisoft.


Stripe secures Midori UK digital & PR brief

Stripe secures Midori UK digital & PR brief

We’re raising a glass here at Stripe after being appointed by Maxxium UK to handle digital and PR services for its melon liqueur brand Midori.

Fact: the distinctive green liqueur was first launched in 1978 at the legendary Studio 54 – arguably the world’s most famous nightclub in its day.

We’ll be shaking up a cocktail of digital and social strategy development, community management, CRM and influencer outreach as well as traditional consumer and trade PR and communications.

It’s all aimed at building awareness among the core consumer targets to strengthen the brand’s emotional connection with fans.

Maxxium’s Nick Barker, who is Brand Manager – liqueurs, had this to say about us: “Stripe’s pitch demonstrated a thorough understanding of the Midori brand and target audience. They have created a compelling digital and comms strategy to help us deliver, and it’s great to have them on board”.

It’s an exciting brief – cheers!

Bring on the culture: Stripe launches Festival of Museums 2015

Bring on the culture: Stripe launches Festival of Museums 2015

We’re very pleased to announce that Museums Galleries Scotland’s have chosen Stripe to help launch their annual event, the Festival of Museums. We’ll be working with the team at Museums Galleries Scotland to deliver regional PR and digital activity around the 2015 Festival of Museums. Combining the effective mix of online, offline, traditional PR and social activity, we’re thrilled to be a part of such a culturally rich and diverse project.

Working together we’re creating a campaign that brings the Festival of Museums to life, inspiring audiences and encouraging visits to over 100 events all across Scotland.

Darcie Tanner, our Digital Director shares: “Festival of Museums offered a really engaging brief with huge potential. Aligning digital with the traditional PR strategy will enable Stripe to deliver an effective campaign that will increase engagement and ultimately drive footfall into each of the amazing venues participating in the Festival of Museums 2015. We’re really excited to be working with Museums Galleries Scotland on this year’s Festival and hope to make this its best year yet.”

Make sure to check out the Festival of Museums – list of events, there is a fantastic mix that is sure to cater to something for everyone.

A toast: Stripe to deliver digital & PR services for Burn Stewart malts

A toast: Stripe to deliver digital & PR services for Burn Stewart malts

We’ve a hugely exciting brief here at Stripe after securing the account to deliver digital and PR services for Burn Stewart Distillers’ malt whisky brands.

Burn Stewart Distillers is part of the Distell Group Limited, Africa’s leading producer and marketer of spirits, fine wines, ciders and ready to drinks. The company owns and operates three malt distilleries: Bunnahabhain (Islay), Tobermory & Ledaig (Mull) and Deanston (Doune, near Stirling). It has a blending and maturation facility in Airdrie, a bottling hall and dry and finished goods storage site in East Kilbride, and operates a sales and marketing branch in Taiwan.

We’ll be working with the team at Burn Stewart to deliver global digital and PR activity across its Bunnahabhain, Deanston and Tobermory (including Ledaig) brands.

Our remit will cover: digital and social strategy development, web optimisation, design and e-commerce, community engagement, CRM and influencer outreach and management of traditional PR and events.

Activity across the three brands will centre on showcasing each malt’s personality and optimising owned channels to create a compelling user experience for domestic and international markets.

As our Digital Director Darcie Tanner put it: “Each Burn Stewart brand is rich in storytelling potential, making this a really exciting brief.”

Buchanan Galleries appoints Stripe

Buchanan Galleries appoints Stripe

One of Scotland’s leading shopping centres has appointed Stripe Communications to handle its PR.

The appointment will see Stripe handle its communications around key marketing periods in the trading calendar including its autumn/winter 2014 ranges, student event and Christmas.

Situated at the heart of Glasgow’s style mile, Buchanan Galleries houses big name British retailers such as John Lewis, Next and River Island. It also boasts some of the biggest international brands, from Lego to Levis and Hollister to H&M.

The appointment is another successful win for Stripe’s Glasgow office.

Director, Nicki Sturzaker said: “We are working with some fantastic brands in our Glasgow office and adding Buchanan Galleries to our portfolio really cements our position as consumer experts. There are exciting projects in the pipeline with the centre and we are looking forward to getting stuck in.”

Linda McCormick at Buchanan Galleries commented: “Glasgow is firmly in the spotlight this year and it is important we have an agency partner that can help us maximise our potential. Stripe has a strong track record of delivering retail campaigns and we are excited to be working with them.”

Stripe launches Oliver Bonas in Scotland!

Stripe launches Oliver Bonas in Scotland!

We’ve been appointed by one of the UK’s most eclectic and stylish retailers, Oliver Bonas, to launch the brand’s first two stores in Scotland. In true Oliver Bonas spirit, the new stores on Hanover Street, Edinburgh and Byres Road, Glasgow will offer an engaging and sensory shopping experience. From exclusive womenswear, beautiful handcrafted jewellery and eye-catching accessories to luxury interior furnishings and gift ideas, the stores are a place to celebrate individuality, creativity and inspiring design. Sounds just up our street – we can’t wait to get stuck in!

It’s an Open House with Pizza Express!

It’s an Open House with Pizza Express!

We’ve been appointed by one of the UK’s leading group of high street restaurants, Pizza Express, to launch their ‘Open House’ night.

In a bid to stave off Monday, Pizza Express is calling on Edinburgh locals to savour every last drop of their weekend as they introduce BYOW (Bring Your Own Wine) Sundays. It’s a first for the pioneer of casual dining and is available exclusively to all of us Edinburgh residents. We can’t wait to uncork our favourite wine and stretch out our Sunday!

Stripe wins ScottishPower

Stripe wins ScottishPower

ScottishPower has appointed leading strategic PR consultancy, Stripe Communications, to handle its UK wide PR brief.

Edinburgh based Stripe, won the six-figure account after a five way competitive pitch, which took place at the end of last year.

ScottishPower is one of the UK’s Big Six energy firms and part of the Iberdrola Group, which, with presence in 40 countries, is one of the world’s top energy companies and the global leader in wind energy.

Stripe’s remit will cover strategic media relations for ScottishPower across the company’s community investment, SME, sponsorship and CSR programmes, in addition to its two independent charitable trusts (the ScottishPower Energy People Trust and the ScottishPower Green Energy Trust).

Simon McMillan, Media Relations Director at ScottishPower, said: “Stripe’s reputation as a consumer specialist both in traditional and digital communications fits perfectly with our strategic focus. At ScottishPower we are deeply committed to growing our community investment, sponsorship and CSR activities throughout the UK and Stripe’s fresh approach, knowledge and expertise means that we are well equipped to deliver in this core area.”

“This appointment is an incredible start to our year,” said Vicki Steel, Joint Managing Director at Stripe, who will lead the account. “As one of the UK’s leading energy firms, ScottishPower is a flagship win for Stripe, bolstering our rapidly growing portfolio of national brands and further strengthening our position as the largest consumer PR agency in Scotland. There is a real opportunity for us to take a more creative, innovative and integrated approach to the work of ScottishPower and we’re looking forward to working with the team there in order to make that happen.”