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01 / 06 / 21

Solve Names Andrew Pautz Partner

Solve’s First-Ever Employee Recognized

Solve recently named Andrew Pautz a Partner. Currently Director of Business Development, Pautz has worn several hats since joining the then start-up agency as its first employee in 2011. Beyond running accounts including Organic Valley, Medifast, Porsche, Inspired Closets and Founders Brewing, Pautz’s “whatever-it-takes” attitude has allowed him to contribute on process, culture and reputation-building fronts.

“Andrew’s been a significant contributor since the very beginning,” says John Colasanti, Solve CEO. “His dedication, work ethic and loyalty have consistently been off-the-charts. Andrew’s seemingly had a hand in every bit of success we’ve achieved,” Colasanti added.

“Having been a part of Solve from day one, I’m truly excited to be taking this step within the agency,” says Pautz, Solve Director of Business Development/Partner. “While we’ve accomplished a great deal the past nine years, we have so much more in front of us – and I’m committed to doing everything I can to help fuel that growth.”

Andrew becomes the fourth partner in the 54-person agency. While his Partner appointment is a recognition of what he’s done so far, it also raises the expectation on what he’ll be bringing in the future.


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12 / 18 / 20

Solve Creates Cringeworthy Holiday Greeting

As a gift to clients this year, Solve has donated to the Twin Cities Music Community Trust – an organization supporting all the out-of-work artists, technicians, venue staff and other professionals that make live music possible. To reinforce the importance of live music, Solve asked its employees to record their own renditions of holiday classic “The Christmas Song.” Watch the Solve Holiday Singers in action here, if you dare.


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12 / 10 / 20

Solve Client Porsche Celebrates Five Years Of Porsche Experience Center Atlanta

Headquartered in Atlanta since the late 90s, Porsche Cars North America opened its Experience Center on those same grounds in 2015. As part of Porsche Experience Center Atlanta’s five-year anniversary celebration, the brand held a virtual experience jam-packed with thrills, celebrities and lots of speed. Hosted by Porsche driver Patrick Long, and featuring appearances by famed Atlanta personalities such as NBA star Dominique Wilkins and Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, the memorable evening incorporated an in-depth look at everything PEC Atlanta has to offer. Local luminaries toured different areas of the one-of-a-kind facility, from the Heritage Gallery to the Classic Factory Restoration Workshop to the renowned restaurants. And of course, each individual was delighted to a hot lap on PEC Atlanta’s 1.6-mile circuit track in models like the 911, 718 and new, all-electric Taycan.


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11 / 25 / 20

Solve’s Project Pipeline Inspires Industry Diversity With Morgan State University

Low diversity within advertising agencies is largely due to the limited number of students of color being exposed to the profession. Recognizing this, Solve created Project Pipeline – developing its own advertising classroom curriculum for HBCUs to help inspire industry careers. Solve is currently partnering with Baltimore-based HBCU Morgan State University to deliver an in-depth agency perspective and curriculum. As recently detailed in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Solve’s weekly guest lectures cover a range of topics, including “What Is Advertising?” “Emotional Positioning,” “Media Connections,” “Working At An Ad Agency” and “Bringing An Idea To Life.” Each class integrates a series of activities to keep students engaged and provide an open mic platform for asking questions. “Diversity is central to Solve’s mission and culture,” says Solve CEO/Founder John Colasanti. “Ultimately, we’re committed to making our agency and industry more diverse by fueling a pipeline that hasn’t previously existed.”


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11 / 09 / 20

Solve Hires Shaina Gillmann As Account Manager

Shaina Gillmann recently joined Solve’s account management team as Account Manager. Starting her career at event and experience agencies, Shaina’s worked on a variety of brands including Hyatt, Jack Link’s and Land O’Lakes. “We’re thrilled to be adding Shaina to our team,” says Solve Director of Account Management/Partner Ryan Murray. “She brings a tremendous amount of energy and impactful experience that we know will contribute to our output.”


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