Fingerpaint Named Agency of the Year by Lisbon Health Festival

The agency also took home five creative awards at the global festival.

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Fingerpaint, a full-service health and wellness marketing agency with five offices across the country and nearly $80 million in revenue, was named Agency of the Year and awarded five creative awards — four bronze and one silver — at the Lisbon Health Festival.

The Lisbon Health Festival awards the best work in advertising for the health, wellness, and beauty sectors. The international festival is judged by a world-class jury panel made up of global health, advertising, and creative professionals, and it involves a meticulous two-step jury process.

“We are honored to be named Agency of the Year by the Lisbon Health Festival,” said Ed Mitzen, founder of Fingerpaint. “Being recognized on a global stage for the brand-moving work our people do every day is something we are all very proud of, and it is a testament to how much we have grown since Fingerpaint was founded in 2008.”

This latest honor comes on the heels of receiving 12 nominations, including Agency of the Year, at the MM+M Awards to be held in October, as well as being named a finalist in five categories in PM360’s 2020 Trailblazers Awards, also to be held in October. Earlier this year at the 2020 Manny Awards, the agency was recognized by Med Ad News for its progressive views when it was presented with the Vision Award, which is given to an agency that is setting in motion radical new standards for agency culture.

It’s been a year of growth for the agency. In February, it announced the acquisition of 1798, a market access firm; followed by the creation of Photo 51, a consultancy focused solely on gene and cell therapies; and, most recently, the establishment of the Shift Performance™ Center of Excellence and its proprietary Actionable Intelligence Engine™. In addition to these exciting developments, the agency has seen a 23% increase in headcount since the start of 2020.

About Fingerpaint:

Reset your expectations of a health and wellness agency. Independent by design, with integrated talent across five offices in New York, Pennsylvania, Arizona, New Jersey, and California, Fingerpaint, built on a foundation of empathy, at its core is committed to creating and executing meaningful brand experiences that are never paint by number for healthcare providers, care partners, and patients.

In 2020, Fingerpaint acquired 1798, a market access and commercialization firm located in La Jolla, Calif., adding to its portfolio of services in support of biopharma customers. The agency also launched Photo 51, a gene therapy consultancy. Fingerpaint was named 2019 Agency of the Year by Med Ad News, and in 2018, it won the Heart Award from Med Ad News for its commitment to philanthropy and social causes. Additionally, it has been on Inc. Magazine’s list of the 5,000 Fastest-Growing Companies for the past eight years. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.