Curiosity and culture are two words that resonate daily through the Stratos studio. From team to individuals, from client partners to peers, our curiosity drives our culture and our culture fosters curiosity.
Since laying down roots in central Milton Keynes, our appetite to dish up the finest creative and digital solutions keeps getting bigger and a hunger to be ‘better’ keeps us all focused.
This strong culture of curiosity takes our thinking way beyond the confines of how things have been done in the past. Curiosity is the mindset to challenge the status quo, explore, discover and learn. Our collective passion to evolve is the product of a combined belief that encourages positive change, something that not only strengthens our agency proposition but adds extra value to the community and, ultimately, our client partners and the brands we work with.
We are a people-first business. Our team, partnerships and relationships are why Stratos exists. We make it our business to get under the skin of others, researching and gathering insight along the way, which is why it’s important that we are aware of every brand element and requirement.
Constant encouragement to embrace new ideas ensures we get the team’s participation from every corner of the agency – delivering success through strategic workshops and discovery sessions – and is pivotal to informing creative development. There is real value in the diversity of experience, talent and opinions around the table.
We are always open minded, and committed to fuelling our thinking and taking a considered approach to understanding innovation, strategy, trends, media, channels and objectives that add new angles to form robust rationale to move forward in a certain direction.
The first step we take is to ensure everyone is comfortable to get involved in the conversation. Empowering the team is helped by an environment where everyone feels relaxed to express their thoughts. There is never a silly question.
Like many businesses, we are conscious of work-life balance and flexibility in other ways and this includes a balance of hybrid working. One of our biggest strengths is working with like-minded people that fully understand us, where we are heading and what we can offer to the brands we work with.
Leadership and direction play a crucial part in all aspects of a fast-paced, agency life. Stratos is entrenched in the community, and ‘giving back’ is a core purpose of the business. We are here to make a difference.
We are already preparing for 2023 and, as we plan the next wave of personal development, team and agency growth, without doubt there will be further challenges ahead, further pressure on people and business. Therefore, our approach to success in retaining talent, developing people, securing knowledge, maintaining continuity, endurance and sustainability, is everything that we stand for. By taking care of what we have.
Our client-centric team thrive on tangible brand targets and marketing results. Believing in our team’s ambition, the agency mission is simple, to be the ‘utmost respected creative and digital agency in the city’.