Fingerpaint Founder Ed Mitzen Named Industry Person of the Year at 2016 Med Ad News Manny Awards

April 25,2016

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Fingerpaint (, a full-service marketing agency with headquarters based in Saratoga Springs, New York, today announced that Founder, Ed Mitzen, has been named Industry Person of the Year by Med Ad News. His achievements were celebrated during the publication’s Annual Manny Awards ceremony, which celebrated 27 years of the best in pharmaceutical and healthcare advertising on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Chelsea Piers in New York City.

“I’m truly honored to have been given this award by Med Ad News,” said Mitzen. “I’ve always had a passion for the communications industry, and am excited to see the next wave of technology and innovations headed our way.”

As Industry Person of the Year, Mitzen was recognized for several career milestones, with a spotlight on his successful launch of three different marketing companies totaling over $300 million in combined revenue. His philanthropic contributions were also praised, including lecturing at top colleges and universities, and serving on the board of directors for several not-for-profit, New York-based organizations, including The Hyde Collection art museum, Capital Region Chamber of Commerce, Saratoga Performing Arts Center and the Double H Ranch, a camp that provides specialized programs for children and their families dealing with life-threatening illnesses.

Upcoming initiatives and activations for Fingerpaint include a partnership with the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, where it will sponsor the Lions Health healthcare program (June 18-19, 2016) and unveil its latest innovations to the healthcare marketing space. The agency also plans to launch an ideation/innovation group that will offer products and services to help answer the needs of the ever-changing communications landscape. Fingerpaint is projected to expand in both its revenue and employee hires across all offices this year.


About Fingerpaint
Fingerpaint is a full-service marketing agency committed to original thinking and uncommon collaboration. Based in Saratoga Springs, New York, and with offices in Scottsdale, Arizona; and Villanova, Pennsylvania, the firm specializes in brand development, strategic planning, digital and multichannel marketing, audio and video production and public relations.

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