Fingerpaint Honored as One of Ad Age’s Best Places to Work

The agency remains true to founder’s ideal, put your people first

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Fingerpaint, a full-service, health and wellness marketing agency with five offices across the country and more than $80 million in revenue, has been named by Ad Age as one of the Best Places to Work in 2021. 

Ad Age honors 50 of the top companies in advertising, marketing, and media that are outperforming their competitors in factors including benefits, inclusion, and employee development. This is the third year the industry publication has ranked the industry’s best workplaces by analyzing feedback from not only employers, but from employees too.

“What a way to kickstart 2021,” said Ed Mitzen, founder of Fingerpaint. “This honor means so much to everyone here at Fingerpaint, and we hope that as we continue to grow, more and more amazing people join our team and experience the culture we have worked so hard to build.”

This latest agency achievement comes on the heels of Fingerpaint being named a Grand Winner, the highest honor, as well as bronze and silver honors, at this year’s Clio Sports Awards. In September of 2020, Fingerpaint was named Agency of the Year by the Lisbon Health Festival, and earlier that 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.

“We are all very proud today to be part of Fingerpaint,” said Krystal Gomola, lead recruiter at Fingerpaint. “As we continue to grow, we are always looking for the best and brightest in the industry to join our team. This honor from Ad Age shows that not only will people create amazing, award-winning work, but they will do it in a place that fosters their professional and personal growth as individuals.”

The past year was one of growth for the agency. In February of 2020, Fingerpaint announced the acquisition of 1798, a market access firm; followed by the creation of Photo 51 in June, 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 saw a 23% increase in headcount in 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.