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Fingerpaint Marketing Overview

Saratoga Springs, NY
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Advertising & Marketing
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Do you want to make a living or make a life? At Fingerpaint, we believe in taking your birthday off. We believe in bringing your pets to work. We believe in covering 100% of healthcare premiums for you and your family. We also believe in thanking you for your dedication to the ... Read more

Mission: Defined by a culture of uncommon collaboration, sharp strategy, and award-winning creative, we apply all three to make brands relevant, persuasive, and—above all else—more human. See how we Never Paint by Number at

Company Updates

  • "As is the case with Fingerpaint, we don’t measure our successes based on dollars and cents. It’s all about our people."

    Founder Ed Mitzen's Year in Review explores all the twists and turns of an amazing year for Fingerpaint. Happy New Year to all of our clients, colleagues, and friends!

    2018 Year in Review

    What a phenomenal year! Our business grew nearly 40 percent again, and we are knocking on the door of $50 million in revenue. But as is the case with Fingerpaint, we don't measure our successes based on dollars and cents. It's all about our people.

  • Now Hiring: hard workers, collaborators, dog lovers, independent thinkers, and creators.

    Learn more and check out our open positions in Glassdoor's latest:

    21 Companies Hiring Like Crazy in December - Glassdoor Blog

    It may be the end of the year, but hiring is showing no signs of slowing down. Companies from healthcare to tech to retail are eager to hire talented people and are reading resumes, conducting interviews, and extending offers throughout the holiday season.

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Fingerpaint Marketing – Why Work For Us?

Put simply, we’re people first. We take care of our employees in every way you can imagine, from 100% paid healthcare premiums and paid sabbaticals to unlimited personal days and a student loan repayment program. 401k? Generous. Peer-to-Peer recognition? Frequent. Dogs and children? Welcome (although neither should bite or chew the furniture). We know, we know. Everyone says they love their employees. But at Fingerpaint, the proof is in the perks. 

We give you a career, not a job. We’re growing at a crazy clip, and that means we’re always hiring—across all 4 offices. Take 2017 for example. We fielded over 5,000 applications from candidates, welcomed 57 new hires, and put 24 interns through their paces. What does that mean for you? This is a place you can spread your wings, grow with the company, and push your career to the next level.

We don't just dabble in helping others, we live it. If you care about caring, you’ll fit right in. In 2017, we helped out over 100 non-profits with time, talent, or funding. We’re talking everything, from homeless shelters to foster care programs to ending child hunger. In fact, we love philanthropy so much, we close our office one day a year to do nothing else. We even have a full-time director of philanthropy, Bo. She’s awesome. 

We stick to our philosophy—Never Paint by Number. It guides everything we do, from a first round of creative concepting to delivering integrated campaigns for our clients. On every project, we ask ourselves 3 questions:

  • Is what I’m doing Paint by Number?
  • Can I see the difference this will make?
  • Is it worth my signature?

If it doesn’t pass those 3 tests, it’s not good enough. That’s how we keep our standards high, our clients happy, and our employees stimulated. Care to join us?

Wherever you are, we can be there in a jiffy. Unless you’re in, like, Papua New Guinea. That could take a little longer.

Saratoga Springs is upstate New York at its finest. Gorgeous lakes, buzzing nightlife, hiking, craft breweries, top-notch schools—the list is endless. Whether you’re looking to put down roots or cut up the town, this is the place to do it.


Phoenix is in the heart of Arizona. It’s packed with thriving communities, amenities, and stunning desert scenery. With convenient access to both coasts and immeasurable opportunities to explore the outdoors on weekends, our downtown location is an oasis in the middle of a city.

Conshohocken is just outside of the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia. A quick trip can bring you to visit the Liberty Bell, the Rocky Steps, or the birthplace of the Cheesesteak. Home to our second largest office, the “Conshy” crew keeps busy in this hub of commercial development.

Columbus has been called “the best in the Midwest.” As Ohio’s state capital and most populous city, you’ll find no shortage of riverfront festivals, exhilarating sporting events (go Buckeyes), or headquarters to some of the country’s most well-known brands. Our current space is housed in a coworking building, adding a modern flair to the already bustling environment.

Fingerpaint Marketing Reviews

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Fingerpaint Marketing Founder Ed Mitzen
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    "Amazing place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saratoga Springs, NY
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    I have been working at Fingerpaint Marketing full-time (More than 3 years)


    This is a different kind of advertising agency. They actually practice what they preach and try and do things to keep their employees happy and engaged. Sabbaticals for everyone after 5 years, paid healthcare, flexible work environment. Generally nice people who are looking to do good work.


    All the things that you would expect from Advertising. It can be a grind sometimes and client demands are what they are. If you are looking for an easy job with regular hours, you should think about a different career.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget to protect the culture. It's what makes the place special

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Fingerpaint Marketing Photos

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Fingerpaint Marketing photo of: Fingerpainter, Caitlin, is the latest to receive a Piton Award! A piton is a mountain climber's best friend, and Fingerpaint's way of recognizing promotions.
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Fingerpaint Marketing Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Fingerpaint Marketing (Phila, PA).


    I applied for a position via linkedin right before the holidays. I heard back from Fingerpaint within two weeks. I was informed through email that my resume had qualified me for a telephone interview and to reply with a date and time that was convenient for me if I was still interested. The phone interview lasted about 30 minutes. Initially (first 10 minutes) questions were about my my field and what I was capable of. Then questions changed to personal interest and hobbies. The last 5-10 minutes were about any questions I had about the company. I asked about the culture and vision moving forward and what success in my role looked like to get an idea if a career was sustainable longterm. I was told that if I would be moving forward in the interview process I'd receive a call/email about an in person interview. Two weeks later I was emailed to select a time and date for an in person interview that would take 2 to 3 hours. Once arrived, I was walked through the office to a room and was told to wait until my first interviewer showed up. I interviewed with 5 or 6 different people sometimes two at a time but the process never felt overwhelming. Everyone was very nice offering me water and even snacks if I wanted. Most of the questions weren't about my qualifications but more about how far I was willing to go to help the team. They aren't big on titles and people drawing lines in the sand about what the job role is and isn't. Saying things like "that's not in my job description" or "that's so and so's job" seemed to be frowned upon from the beginning. They have a great culture that they're trying to protect and won't compromise regardless of how talented someone might be. Overall the interview process was positive and easy.

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    • Are you ok with dealing with things that you aren't familiar with?   1 Answer
    • Are you ok with picking up slack where others might be lacking   1 Answer
    • Are you comfortable giving/receiving feedback?   1 Answer
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Fingerpaint Marketing Awards & Accolades

  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, Inc. Magazine, 2013
  • 11 International Davey Awards (4 Gold, 7 Silver), Davey Awards, 2013
  • Manny Award - Agency of the Year Category III, MedAdNews, 2014
  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, Inc. Magazine, 2014
  • Top 100 Agency, MM&M, 2015
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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