New York–Based Advertising Agency Expands With Presence in Ohio


COLUMBUS, O.H. – Fingerpaint (, a full-service marketing agency with headquarters based in Saratoga Springs, New York, has opened an office in Columbus, Ohio. The new space becomes the fourth office for the agency, rounded out by offices in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania and Scottsdale, Arizona.

Located at 400 W. Rich Street in Columbus, the new office houses an ideation and marketing innovation team led by Bruce Rooke, a veteran creative talent who strives to find new ways for brands to make novel, more relevant connections with their consumers. The launch of the fourth office not only opens the door to increased accessibility and additional agency capabilities, but it comes as Fingerpaint continues to grow internally, adding to agency teams across the United States.

“It’s been a busy year of growth and expansion for us, as we relocated our Villanova office to Conshohocken for additional space, added new talent across all of our offices and expanded our offices in Scottsdale,” Ed Mitzen, Fingerpaint’s founder, said. “Launching a new presence in a new market on top of our internal growth is no small feat, but we couldn’t be more proud of how it came together and what it means for our future. We have a healthy, restless spirit, and this move will help us facilitate the innovation products we have on deck.”

The Columbus team collectively excels at experiential and digital innovation, pioneering new solutions to marketing challenges, while maintaining a steadfast dedication to fostering the consumer-brand connection.

“We’re looking to change staid marketing conversations, inject invention into tactics and develop customized solutions for brands that are struggling to make a true connection on the level they desire,” said Bruce Rooke, who leads the Columbus office. “We work with possibility, and as luck would have it, that’s endless.”


About Fingerpaint

Reset your expectations of an advertising agency. Independent by design, with integrated talent across Saratoga Springs, New York; Conshohocken, Pennsylvania; Scottsdale, Arizona; and Columbus Ohio, Fingerpaint is an innovation agency committed to creating and executing meaningful brand experiences that are never paint by number.

 In 2016, Fingerpaint received eleven American Advertising Awards (formerly the ADDYs), the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition. Due in part to its “people first” philosophy, the agency received the 2014 Med Ad News Agency of the Year Award; has been named to Inc. Magazine’s list of the 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies for the past four years; and was selected as one of the Albany Business Review’s Best Places to Work in 2014 and the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in 2016. Founder Ed Mitzen was most recently honored as the 2016 Med Ad News Industry Person of the Year. Visit us at and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @Fingerpainters.