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07 / 31 / 20

Raymond James “Topiary” Photograph Given Communication Arts Award Of Excellence

As part of its 61st Photography Annual, Communication Arts has recognized Solve client Raymond James Financial for its powerful print imagery. Named “Topiary,” the photo joins an elite group of winners amongst what’s considered the most exclusive major photography competition in the world. The vibrant image is part of a broader brand campaign built around capturing life moments in an aspirational, genuine manner.


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07 / 02 / 20

Président Cheese Hosts Stars, Stripes & Cheese Boards Instagram Live Event

To help people creatively connect and offer recipe inspiration leading up to the Fourth of July, Solve client Président Cheese hosted an Instagram Live event this week. The “Stars, Stripes & Cheese Boards” effort featured two foodie influencers (@iwashyoudry and @tooomuchfoood) as they created patriotic cheese boards with various Président specialty cheeses. The final cheese board photos were then posted to Président’s Instagram in poll format for viewers to vote on the board they’ll recreate. To learn tips and tricks from the pros and fuel your own holiday celebrations, the event can be viewed here, and the cheese board recipes are available on the Président website.


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06 / 25 / 20

#CommitToChange

Solve’s mission – “use our collective might to solve problems in remarkable ways” – has always depended on people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and thoughts. That said, we have fallen short and are fully committed to becoming more diverse. We join 600 & Rising and our fellow agencies in the pledge to create a more diverse and inclusive industry, one that helps end the systemic racism in our society.


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06 / 18 / 20

Solve Welcomes Five WFH Interns This Summer

Narrowing from a pool of over 900 applicants for its #DontMoveToMinnesota WFH Internship program, Solve’s selected five interns to join the agency for a virtual – yet still hands-on – learning experience this summer. Spanning creative, social media and new business/account management, the interns include: 

  • Mike Gaines (art director) – Syracuse University
  • Olivia DeLorenzo (copywriter) – Syracuse University
  • Annie Seng (designer) – Concordia University
  • Nicole Hawley (social media) – Elon University 
  • Alexandra Holman (new business/account management) – University of Minnesota 

“We were absolutely blown away by the caliber of talent that applied to our internship program this year. It wasn’t an easy decision as we made our final selections,” says Kara Brower, Solve Director of Operations/Partner. “We’ve undoubtedly found five people with bright futures in advertising that we know will soak up this experience and bring everything they’ve got to the table. We’re so excited to have them with us.” Mike, Olivia, Annie, Nicole and Alexandra started this week.


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05 / 14 / 20

Solve Client Raymond James Focuses On People

Released this week, Raymond James’ latest spot highlights the financial services firm’s unwavering, foundational commitment to its clients and their financial well-being. The company’s conservative, long-term approach is designed to weather the ups and downs of life’s journey. “Raymond James has always done business with people at the center,” says Solve Associate Creative Director Joe Stefanson. “Through the use of a simple animated technique, we conveyed this especially timely message in a unique, brand-appropriate manner.” Solve worked with French illustrator Differantly and Los Angeles animation house Elastic to achieve a disruptive style that reminds consumers we’re all in this together.


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