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08 / 13 / 18

Solve Hires Miriam Gavin As Media Analyst

Miriam Gavin joins Solve as media analyst. A recent graduate of St. Olaf College, Gavin brings hands-on experience in consumer research and digital marketing having served as Sports Information Assistant at St. Olaf.

Passionate about travel and culture, Gavin has lived in Saudi Arabia and UAE, and has studied in France and South Africa. With a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology, she has a curiosity that will serve her well in her new role. “Miriam has already built an impressive list of achievements. She’s a critical thinker and eager to help make a difference for our clients. We’re pleased to add her to our team,” says Solve President Corey Johnson.


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08 / 07 / 18

Solve Hires Shannon Murphy As Art Director

Shannon Murphy joins Solve as art director coming from independent Archer Malmo in Austin, Texas where she worked on campaigns for Caterpillar and the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Before that, Murphy worked at BBDO MPLS developing campaigns for various Hormel Foods brands, 3M and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

Murphy’s advertising career began as a social media strategist and content creator. The University of Minnesota grad was a double major in Art and Advertising and also studied design at Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD). “Shannon’s work strikes a balance between beautiful design, leading-edge innovation, and a bold visual energy. She’s constantly pushing for the freshest solutions to connect people with brands. We love her spirit and are excited about what she brings to our clients,” says Solve Executive Creative Director and Partner, Sean Smith.


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07 / 16 / 18

Solve Hires Two Summer Interns

Denison and Drake University Graduates Join Account Management Team

Solve has added two interns to its account management ranks. April Prinsen, a graduate of Denison University, and Madelyn Vogt, a Drake University graduate, are working at Solve this summer. Solve emphasizes hands-on work alongside agency employees in its internship. Prinsen has been assigned to the Indian Motorcycle team while Vogt has stepped in to support the agency’s work on American Standard. “We look forward to April and Madelyn contributing to our clients’ momentum this summer while they learn how a creative agency attacks clients’ problems,” said Ryan Murray, Account Director, Partner.


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06 / 28 / 18

Solve’s Smith Serves As Reviewer For Campaign Brief’s Bestads

Campaign Brief, Australasia’s most influential creative advertising trade magazine, invited Sean Smith, Solve Executive Creative Director, Partner, to serve as a Bestads guest judge. Bestads, part of Campaign Brief, features top creative directors from around the world to pick the very best advertising across every medium. Provided work from leading creative agencies in London, Sydney, Stockholm, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo and beyond, Smith was asked to select his personal “favourite and runner up” from each category. Bestads reviews are read across Europe, Asia, New Zealand and Australia in Campaign Brief and related publications. Launched in 1987, Campaign Brief is compulsory reading for all those interested in advertising creativity.


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06 / 06 / 18

Indian Motorcycle Campaign Recognized By Communication Arts

Solve’s “Set the Standard” Print Campaign Featured In Communication Arts Exhibit

Communication Arts, the international authority regarding the best in visual communications from around the world, has recognized the new Indian Motorcycle print campaign from Solve. “Set The Standard,” the agency’s first work for Indian Motorcycle, is featured in today’s Exhibit Online section of the Communication Arts website. Agency partner and executive creative director, Sean Smith explains the development of the campaign saying, “We wanted to lean into Indian’s incredible heritage, but in a way that would feel modern and fresh.”


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