The core beliefs that guide us

We’re lively, energetic, innovative and inclusive

We light up clients and colleagues with inspiring ideas and new ways to work

We recognize that sparks can come from anywhere

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We’re in it together, not out for ourselves 

We roll up our sleeves, get stuck in and have fun doing so 

We support each other, because we’re better together

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We’re kind, but kind doesn’t always mean saying YES 

We respect differences because differences make us interesting 

We’re kind to the environment

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How we make Sparks fly

A diverse workplace creates diverse thinking

We believe creating an inclusive, fully diverse workplace is both the right thing to do and the only way we can create work that reflects the customers we are talking to. It’s the right thing for us, our clients, and society. That’s why we’ve committed to put in place the following initiatives: 

  • Increase the hiring of under-represented minorities to reflect the population levels in the communities where we work.
  • No gender pay gap.
  • Ethnic and gender diversity at all levels of our company, especially in leadership roles.
  • An inclusive culture with equality of opportunity and advancement through fairness and transparency.
  • Training with a focus on anti-bias, allyship, recruitment, and initiatives that promote minority, racial, and gender equity.
  • The development of apprentice and fellowship programs that recruit minority graduates and non-graduates to train and build careers with us, ensuring the diversity and inclusivity of our work.
  • Increase our involvement in organizations that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion to help boost gender, minority, and disability representation in our industry.
  • Ensure we’re meeting the goals we’ve set by tracking and sharing our diversity statistics regularly and collecting the data where we don’t have it.

Investing in CPD

To help our staff be the best they can be, we support our people with internal training alongside our ‘Inspire’ series of events. For our Inspire events, we bring in external speakers to speak on topics ranging from sustainability to networking tips.

Igniting Careers

We want to light the fuse on careers for people of all backgrounds. That’s why we’ve created MBAstack Ignite – an active apprenticeship program. We also partner in the IPA’s Advertising Unlocked initiative to introduce fresh and diverse next-generation talent who have previously not considered our industry as a career option.
Our internship program, MBAstack Academy, allows interns open access to what we do through work experience. 

Spark Hunting

Every month, we share interesting and inspiring things happening this month in New York and London in a monthly email packed with ideas to spark the imagination.

Awards and Accreditations


We’re proud to hold the IPA’s top CPD ‘Platinum’ status for six years in a row for our commitment to our team’s development.

DEI Training
DEI Training

Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do, with all staff undertaking DEI specific training.

Real Living Wage Pledge
Real Living Wage Pledge

We have signed the Real Living Wage Pledge and are committed to paying the London Living Wage.

One for all and all for one

Everyone’s included

We build an inclusive culture through our value of ‘All for one,’ where everyone has clear career goals and development opportunities, promoting advancement through fairness and transparency.

Keeping our minds healthy

Our Active ‘All for One’ team runs regular initiatives to help us work brilliantly, collaboratively, and thoughtfully, such as Mindfulness Month, where we ran talks, massages, mindfulness, and wellbeing training. For Black History Month, we celebrated Black culture through history and in film, television, music, and art, acknowledging the fight against racism and inequality.

Social Glue

As a new agency in an age of hybrid working, we realize that building rapport and culture has never been more important. Whether we’re in our office in the heart of Manhattan, our offices in Covent Garden, or working from home, we make sure we get together whenever we can for talks, catch ups, cake, drinks, and pizza – sometimes all at the same time! 

Awards and Accreditations

Best Agency Culture
Best Agency Culture

Shortlisted in Oystercatchers Awards for Best Agency Culture.

Kindness goes a long way

MBAstack Heroes

Every month, we ask our staff to nominate a Hero of the Month, someone who has gone above and beyond, whether that’s through an outstanding contribution to agency life, through their work, or a simple act of kindness.

A warm welcome that stays warm

We have several initiatives to help everyone who joins us immediately feel part of the team, with warm welcomes and inductions from members of MBAstack and the wider MSQ team. But it doesn’t stop there; we continue to have regular check-in induction sessions throughout the first year and reward those who go above and beyond. 

All in for net zero

We’re proud to be a Carbon Negative business. Not only do we offset more CO2 than we generate, but we recognize that we must move the sustainability conversation beyond our own business. That’s why we work with our clients to help them offset their own carbon emissions. Every project we scope includes a detailed plan showing the carbon footprint of the work and how we’ll offset that. Clients also receive quarterly carbon impact statements and best practice guidance from our Council. Alongside this, we’re working with MSQ to reduce our Carbon and were recently award B Corp. status.