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Warm Stripey Welcome to Kara & Georgia

Warm Stripey Welcome to Kara & Georgia

Here at Stripe Towers, we’re thrilled to welcome our new Stars and Stripes – the lovely Kara and Georgia joined us earlier this month and have got stuck right in!

Both have hit the ground running and are already contributing to the busy Stripe life.

Over the next 6 months, Kara and Georgia will be given the opportunity to work with a number of different clients and sectors, undergo a structured training and development programme and benefit from weekly coaching sessions.

Kara joins us after completing a journalism course at Napier University and is a food and fitness fanatic. Georgia gained a degree in Literature from Edinburgh University and we love that she is a self-confessed bookworm who enjoys baking. The Stripe team are already hoping for book recommendations and office cakes!

Now in its fifth year, our ‘Stars and Stripes’ programme is open to all recent graduates and offers a six-month full paid trainee account executive position with UK’s leading consumer PR agency.

For details on Stars and Stripes 2015 please keep an eye on our website or follow Stripe Communications on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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 scoops Consultancy of the Year Award!

Stripe scoops Consultancy of the Year Award!

The sun is shining on Leith today, both outside and inside Stripe Towers! We’re tickled pink with our win from last night’s PRCA DARE Awards where we scooped Consultancy of the Year.

The PRCA DARE Awards recognises PR and Communications excellence in ten different categories, with the winners on the night showcasing some of the finest talent in the industry.

Everyone at Stripe is thrilled and proud to have won the Consultancy of the Year Award and would like to thank the PRCA for an excellent evening.

Fingers crossed for the Marketing Society Scotland Star Awards!

Reach for the stars! Stripe shortlisted for employer brand award

Reach for the stars! Stripe shortlisted for employer brand award

We’re on a roll… Following our shortlisting for UK Consultancy of the Year earlier this month, we’ve made it onto the shortlist for Employer Brand of the Year at the Marketing Society Scotland Star Awards.

The new award recognises the importance of effective recruitment and employee development in the marketing sector, celebrating Scottish businesses that attract, retain and reward top talent.

Winners will be announced at the Marketing Society Scotland Star Awards dinner on 12 June 2014.

Stripe shortlisted for UK Consultancy of the Year

Stripe shortlisted for UK Consultancy of the Year

Stripe Communications has been shortlisted for Consultancy of the Year at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Excellence Awards 2014.

Headquartered in Edinburgh, Stripe is the only Scottish agency shortlisted for the title, which recognises the achievements, performance and excellent work of a public relations consultancy over the past three years.

Stripe’s nomination comes after a successful start to 2014, which has seen continued business expansion and significant new client wins.

Juliet Simpson, Managing Director of Stripe Communications, said:

“The nomination tops a fantastic start to 2014 for Stripe, with our rapid growth and team expansion continuing from where we left off.

“I’m so proud to see the team’s hard work recognised by the industry on a national scale. With the eyes of the world on Scotland this summer, there’s never been a more exciting time to be a ‘Stripe’ as we look to build on our reputation as one of the UK’s best consumer PR agencies.”

Helen Dickinson, CIPR Excellence Awards Chairs of Judges, said:

“Making the CIPR Excellence Awards shortlist marks you out as being amongst the most professional, most creative, and most outstanding in the business. Congratulations for making it this far and best of luck for the panel interview stage.”

Winners will be announced at the CIPR Excellence Awards black tie dinner at Old Billingsgate, London on Tuesday 17 June 2014.

Dundee selects Stripe for ‘One City, Many Discoveries’

Dundee selects Stripe for ‘One City, Many Discoveries’

Stripe Communications has been appointed by Dundee City Council to provide PR and media relations support for its ‘One City, Many Discoveries’ campaign.

‘One City, Many Discoveries’ is the city’s key destination marketing campaign, focused on attracting people to live, work, study and invest in Dundee.

As excitement mounts in the city with the £1billion transformation of Dundee’s waterfront, Stripe has been tasked with building on PR activity to date, to deliver a campaign that dovetails with existing marketing activity and maximises opportunities and resources to strength Dundee’s reputation as an innovative and enticing city.

The remit includes engaging with audiences across the city, in particular the business community, promoting its Christmas Night Light activity, and leveraging fresh and engaging ideas to maximise campaign impact and reach.

The 12 month contract starts immediately with the Stripe team, headed up by Director, Morna McLelland, reporting in to campaign manager, Jennifer Caswell.

Morna McLelland, Stripe Director said; “One City, Many Discoveries is a well established and forward-thinking campaign that showcases all that the city has to offer, attracting more people to live, work, study and invest in the city. We’re looking forward to working with the Dundee team again this year to help re-ignite interest and excitement in the campaign and continue to drive momentum through inspiring and creative PR tactics.”

Road Safety campaign drives away with top award

Road Safety campaign drives away with top award

A campaign that Stripe worked on with The Scottish Government and Road Safety Scotland (part of Transport Scotland) has received a prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety Award.

This award recognises a ground-breaking campaign aimed at reducing the number of fatalities on Scotland’s country roads.

The innovative Country Roads campaign, fronted by former Formula 1 racing driver David Coulthard, sought to get across the message that ‘even the best drivers in the world adjust their speed on country roads’. It was selected as a winner from 70 campaigns and initiatives throughout the world.