Strategy + Branding + Digital Marketing + Websites + Mobile

For Brands with Ambition

Welcome to Stark / Raving

We exist for bold and compelling stories – for forward-thinking companies looking to amplify their message by breaking the mold. Founded in 2017, Stark / Raving is a young and ambitious boutique agency specializing in inspiring audiences and strengthening brands across a range of mediums and channels. Whether you are an established company looking for a creative refresh or a bourgeoning start-up looking to knock the competition sideways, we're ready to help.

We are truly passionate about the work we create. And it shows in the results we deliver. We are agile and responsive – analyzing real-world performance to continually refine a campaign so it exceeds expectations. So, if you're goals are to gain mindshare, drive leads, increase sales or anything in between, our responsibilty is to help you achieve it.

Stark / Raving Branding + Digital Marketing is located in the heart of Fort Point Channel and Boston's Innovation District. With roots dating back to the 1700s, this historic area has dramatically transformed over the years – from a colonial fort, to the center of manufacturing and warehousing, and today it's New England's largest artist enclave and a burgeoning center for innovation.

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  • Matthew Stumm

Matthew Stumm


Matthew Stumm is founder and creative director at Stark / Raving. He spent his early career in creative roles across the tech, finance, education and luxury travel sectors. For the past 13 years, he served as creative director and Chief Creative Officer at a Boston-based life science advertising agency where he was named to PharmaVoice 100's most inspiring people. Matthew sets the vision at Stark/Raving and has used his experience to deliver impactful campaigns for companies including Dell, MAD Magazine, Eli Lilly, Skyjet, and Pfizer.

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  • Sunwealth
  • Globoforce
  • Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.
  • Hospital IQ
  • Decision Resources Group
  • 4G Clinical
  • Lilly
  • Chris Hall Architects
  • Dynamo
  • Williams Marston