About us

We are a future-thinking brand agency, with creativity at our core.

 

‘If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.’— Peter Drucker

Recently, we stopped doing something old. The world has changed, and we realised that in order to do something new, we had to apply our own creativity and thinking to ourselves.

We are in the front row seat. What we have is different. Our experience, qualifications and knowledge across a range of industries and clients, as well as our true creativity, forms a unique brains trust, able to solve a myriad of challenges in order to build measurable and meaningful brands.

Between us there are seven university degrees, 50 years of experience, and countless successful brand strategies and creative ideas.We’re Quip Brands and we invite you to see how your business can benefit.

We’d love to help you.

est. 2009

Operating for over 10 years

100s 

of brands have trusted us

$millions

In campaign results

meet the team

 

Brandon Jack
Writer

Brandon is a talented and dynamic writer, thinker and musician who’s not afraid of challenging outdated perspectives.

He’s able to channel various voices and personas, bringing to life engaging brand stories and creative ideas.

His superpower is empathy, which helps him to infuse originality and authenticity into his work.

Keeva Stratton
Founder

Keeva is a leading brand strategist with 20 years of industry experience. She’s worked with a range of international and iconic Australian brands, helping to deliver high level strategic advice and creative direction.
Keeva is a passionate supporter of female entrepreneurs, a mentor and speaker.

Steph Goltsova
Writer

Steph is a talented opera singer, entrepreneur and writer, who can command an audience on stage and through her words.

Now based in London, Steph consults to Quip, providing expert advice.

Her superpower is the ability to bring clarity, intelligence and emotion to everything she writes, helping brands tell their story in a captivating and genuine way.

Lauren Dalton
Marketing

Lauren is a marketing specialist and popular influencer in her own right.

She intuitively understands the language, community and tribalism of social media, and loves helping brands to connect and engage their audience via a range of digital channels.

Her superpower is digital marketing, having the ability to demystify and simplify an effective brand strategy.

Our Founder’s Story

Keeva has had a diverse and richly interesting career to date, with 20 years of media and advertising experience—ten of which she has spent as a successful entrepreneur, and eight years as a popular film and cultural critic with her finger on the creative pulse.

She is the founder of Quip Brands, a leading brand agency based in Sydney, the Co Founder of Maven Intelligence, which is Australia’s first brand research agency powered by AI, and Co Founder of Ms Tee, a fun new T-shirt label that let’s women speak their mind through their body. She is a successful and sought-after mentor and activator, with a particular investment in supporting the female entrepreneurial community.

Years ago, her career began with recording and directing character voices for arcade games; it’s a career that has since taken many strange and wonderful twists and turns. She’s produced a national science fiction radio show; she’s covered Australian Fashion Week; and interviewed Hollywood heavyweights such as Quentin Tarantino. As a traffic manager, she managed the advertising schedules for a network of 72 radio and 3 TV stations, before being promoted to National Creative Director.

As Creative Director, she’s led a litany of successful and influential campaigns for numerous national brands; she has come to be renowned for her adeptness and skill in engaging complex problems with empathy and insight. Her brand strategies, built upon a philosophy of creativity, have helped set the foundations for many companies’ growth and success.

Keeva’s workshops and talks on creativity, inspiration and empathy are known for offering key insights into the brand and creative process, forging new ways of problem-solving and demonstrate how storytelling for brands can be a powerful mechanism for sparking change.

She’s recently been awarded a scholarship at The Australian Institute of Company Director’sfor the Women Entrepreneurs Program for Established Businesses andis launching two new businesses as a co-founder, Maven Intelligence (women in AI) and Ms Tee—t-shirts for women who want their body to speak their mind.

Keeva has degrees in Communications and Cultural Studies, a Master of Criminology and a Juris Doctor, adding complex layers to her understanding of audience and engagement. She has studied at Australia’s leading institutions including AFTRS, AWARD School and NIDA, and The Fashion Institute of Technology, and Gotham Writers in New York, furthering her creative craft.

Keeva truly believes creativity can change your life. If you’d like Keeva to speak at one of your events or give an inspirational session, please get in touch.

– Founder Quip Brands