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04 / 09 / 19

Solve Hires Pat Horn As ECD

Agency Taps CPB, Victors & Spoils, Creature Veteran

Solve has bolstered its senior creative ranks with the addition of Pat Horn, Executive Creative Director. Horn brings experience from some of the industry’s most acclaimed agencies, including Crispin Porter + Bogusky and Victors & Spoils in Boulder, as well as Creature in Seattle.

An art director by trade, Horn’s visual craftsmanship and storytelling ability will play a key role in shaping Solve’s future work. He has contributed to integrated campaigns for a number of ambitiously innovative marketers including Domino’s, Volkswagen, Burger King, Nike, Dish Network and JCPenney. With fluency across traditional, digital, social and emerging platforms, Horn is well-versed in bringing messaging to its most potent consumer touchpoint.

Horn will report to Solve ECD/Partner Sean Smith. Smith and Horn have a long history of working together in the past, including at CPB. “I love Pat’s passion for chasing big ideas and his ability to get there quickly and imaginatively,” said Smith. “Pat will be a tremendous addition to the entire agency, not just the creative department. He’s a collaborator in the purest sense and will inspire everyone here to be better,” added Smith. Horn and his family are relocating from Denver. He’ll officially start at Solve on May 1.


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04 / 05 / 19

Founders Brewing Makes Final Four In Michigan Brewery Madness Tourney

While the remaining four NCAA Men’s Basketball teams are getting ready to take the court this weekend in Minneapolis, Solve client Founders Brewing has advanced to the Final Four in the Detroit Free Press’ annual Brewery Madness tournament. With a loaded field comprised of 64 breweries across “The Great Beer State” of Michigan, No. 1 seed Founders joins Short’s Brewing Co., North Peak Brewing Co. and Bell’s Brewery to compete for the 2019 championship. Click here to help vote Founders into the final round. Voting closes at 11 am CST on Monday.


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03 / 28 / 19

Solve Promotes Neil James To Associate Director Of Connection Strategy

Neil James was recently promoted to the position of Associate Director of Connection Strategy at Solve. James will be taking on additional responsibilities within Solve’s Connection Strategy department and helping to lead the charge across all of the strategic engagement plans the agency creates for its clients.

“In his six years at Solve, Neil has developed a vast set of skills that cover the entire consumer engagement spectrum, allowing us to bring a range of different solutions to our clients,” says Solve President Corey Johnson. “He’s become a key player within the agency, and we’re looking forward to expanding his leadership role as Solve’s Connection Strategy team continues to grow.”


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03 / 20 / 19

Solve CEO Returns From Effie Judging

Solve CEO John Colasanti was recently in New York to judge final rounds at the Effie Awards. A longtime Effie judge, Colasanti has served on several Effie leadership panels. This year, he was tapped to serve as a mentor for the newly-formed Effie Academy training program.

“I always get excited when the Effies roll around each year,” says Colasanti. “It’s an honor serving as a judge and helping to gauge the creativity, power and effectiveness of some of the world’s best advertising campaigns.”


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03 / 15 / 19

Solve Turns Pi Day Into Pie Day With Baking Contest

Bringing a creative twist to what’s become known as Pi Day, Solve challenged all of its employees to a pie bake-off on March 14th. To be eligible, a pie had to be homemade. Each pie was named by its owner and accompanied by a selfie proving it was homemade (there were some violations). After consuming the pies, judging took place by all entrants, with a trophy and agency bragging rights awarded to the winner.


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