Fingerpaint Named Grand Winner in 2020 Clio Awards

The agency also took home a bronze and silver win.

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Fingerpaint, a full-service health and wellness marketing agency with five offices across the country and over $80 million in revenue, was named a Grand Winner, the highest honor of the Clio Awards, along with Budweiser, Google, and Nike, at this year’s Clio Sports Awards. Fingerpaint was also awarded bronze and silver honors.

Clio Sports, part of the Clio Awards, was founded in 2014, and they honor the best in sports advertising and marketing around the world. Each year, their jury of sport business professionals gather to select and celebrate the campaigns that “propel the industry forward, inspire a competitive marketplace of ideas and foster meaningful connections within the creative community.”

The agency was recognized for its “Tackle Can Wait” campaign, which was created in partnership with the Concussion Legacy Foundation to encourage playing flag football before the age of 14. The campaign has been a complete juggernaut. The PSA was picked up by every major news network, and it was covered extensively in print, television, online, and news media, garnering millions of impressions from hundreds of thousands of users. 

The agency is perhaps most proud of the fact that several state legislatures are currently debating proposals that would regulate tackle football before the age of 14. A bill in California is titled Tackle Can Wait in honor of the campaign, demonstrating its impact and success in an immeasurable way.

“We are honored to receive our first Clio Awards,” said Ed Mitzen, founder of Fingerpaint. “This idea came from one of our creatives, Angela Campigotto-Harrison, whose father, Joe Campigotto, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy after his football career. She brought this to our leadership team, and I didn’t think twice about taking it on. I am incredibly proud of the work and the effort that each Fingerpainter contributed to this amazing campaign.”

“I never could have dreamed of the success that this campaign has had,” said Campigotto-Harrison. “The work that the Concussion Legacy Foundation is doing is vital for our future generations, and I am so happy to help them educate people in memory of my father.”

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 cell and 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.