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02 / 11 / 19

Solve Promotes Ryan Murray To Director of Account Management

Agency Vet To Lead Account Group

Ryan Murray has been promoted to Director of Account Management at Solve, a new position at the agency. Murray, formerly Account Director/Partner, will oversee the Account Management discipline, including training, staffing and recruiting.

During his five plus years at Solve, Murray’s contributed significantly to the agency’s success, from running accounts including True Value, Indian Motorcycle, Président Cheese and Sunoco, to playing a key role in new business efforts, to leading the firm’s widely-recognized annual intern program. Before joining Solve in 2013, Murray worked at Fallon Minneapolis and in the film industry in Los Angeles.

“It’s impossible to reflect on Solve’s success without thinking of Ryan,” said John Colasanti, Solve CEO. “It’s exciting to imagine how he’ll use his well-earned, increased responsibility to impact the agency to an even greater extent going forward,” Colasanti added.

“Solve’s come a long way over the past five years, and I’m really proud to have been part of the rocket ship,” said Ryan Murray, Solve Director of Account Management/Partner. “My challenge now is to continue to fuel Solve’s growth by raising the bar even higher within the account group and helping the overall agency do great work that drives success for our clients,” Murray added.


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02 / 08 / 19

Solve Named To List Of Top Digital Agencies

DesignRush Ranks Agency Among Best

DesignRush, an agency directory and ranking site, has released its 2019 list of Top 25 Digital Agencies. The list is based on a combination of expertise, best practices, clients and portfolio, and reflects the very best among global digital agencies.


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02 / 06 / 19

Emily Thamavong Joins Solve As Art Director

Solve has hired Emily Thamavong as an art director to join its fast-growing creative team. Thamavong joins the agency after stints at Wunderman and 360i in New York, where she worked on United Airlines, Best Buy, HBO and E*TRADE.

A graduate of The Art Institutes International, with a Bachelor of Science in Advertising, Thamavong enjoys painting, drawing and calligraphy outside of agency life. An avid coffee drinker and travel enthusiast, her creative super power is illustrating. “We’re incredibly excited to bring Emily’s design muscle to Solve,” says Solve Executive Creative Director and Partner, Sean Smith. “Her dedication to problem solving and penchant for detail will make her a valuable contributor to our team.”


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01 / 17 / 19

Solve Wins Sunoco Account

Agency To Partner With Iconic Fuel Brand

Following a national agency search and competitive review, Solve has been awarded the account for Sunoco Fuels. Based in Dallas, TX, the Sunoco brand is synonymous with quality and excellence. Sold at over 5,000 Sunoco-branded retail locations in 30 eastern and southern states, Sunoco has been powering American drivers and communities for over 130 years. As reported in Adweek and Campaign, the assignment also includes the brand’s APlus convenient stores, one-stop shops offering everything from fresh hot coffee to ice cold drinks, groceries, snacks—even fresh hot foods and delicious craft beers at select locations.

Sunoco is especially well-recognized among racing enthusiasts worldwide and is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of racing fuels, distributing gasoline to more than 500 racetracks worldwide. It’s the official fuel of NASCAR, NHRA and 50 other racing series in the United States.

“Solve impressed us with their thinking, creativity, and ego-less culture” said Fred McConnell, Director of Marketing, Sunoco Fuels. “With a strong brand and new leadership, our business is poised for aggressive growth. Solve is just the right partner to help take us to the next level.”


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01 / 03 / 19

Solve Breaks New TV Commercial For Inspired Closets®

Successful “Inspired Days” Campaign Continues Into 2019

Inspired Closets, a premium brand within the $9 billion home storage and organization category, is introducing a new TV spot within its ongoing national campaign this week from AOR, Minneapolis-based Solve. As reported in The Drum, the television spot features a woman rehearsing her introduction, seemingly prepping for a blind date. The story unfolds to reveal she’s in fact going to meet her adoptive son for the first time.

The television commercial was shot by Harrison Schaaf of award-winning production company Whitelist, based in Los Angeles, and will be part of the brand’s multi-media, multimillion-dollar campaign in 2019. The national campaign includes broadcast, print, digital and social content, and dealer support materials.


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