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12 / 11 / 17

Solve Hires Marcus Chin-Quee As Senior Art Director

Marcus Chin-Quee joins Solve as Senior Art Director coming from Los Angeles where he worked at RPA and more recently freelanced at 72andSunny, Draft FCB, and Y&R. Prior to that, Marcus was at Arnold Worldwide in Boston where he won multiple Hatch Awards, creative recognition from the Ad Club of New England. His brand experience includes McDonald’s, Honda, and Progressive, among others. The Brooklyn native was also recognized as a 2010 Young Guns International Finalist. “Marcus is a bright talent with strong brand credentials. We’re excited to welcome him to our team,” says Solve Executive Creative Director Sean Smith. Away from the office, Marcus is passionate about photography and his New York Knicks.


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12 / 06 / 17

Solve Team On Location For VR Shoot For Président Cheese

Solve just wrapped shooting an upcoming virtual reality experience for client Président Cheese. The content features Président’s renowned chef, James Beard Award-winner Gavin Kaysen. To pull off the experience, Solve partnered with LA’s BiPolarID, a leader in Virtual Reality content production. Stay tuned for the debut of the first-of-its-kind experience in stores and online.


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11 / 21 / 17

Solve Hires Ky Anderson As Account Supervisor

Solve has hired Ky Anderson as account supervisor. Anderson joins the agency from FCB Chicago where he most recently served as account lead on Jack Daniels. The University of Wisconsin grad was also the account lead for the agency’s provocative Cannes-winning campaign for the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence. Earlier in his career, Anderson worked on brands including MillerCoors, Champion Batteries and Azteca Tortillas. “Ky’s experience inspiring impactful creative ideas that drive business results makes him a perfect fit for our team. We’re excited to have him join the agency,” said Solve Account Director, Partner Ryan Murray.


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11 / 06 / 17

Solve Parodies Silicon Valley In New American Standard Campaign

Classic Plumbing Fixtures Brand Cheekily Plays Up Tech-Forward, Innovative Culture In “Porcelain Valley”

Solve launched a new campaign for client American Standard that demonstrates the 140-year-old plumbing fixtures brand’s commitment to innovation by borrowing from the tech associations of Silicon Valley. In a multimillion-dollar, multi-channel effort that debuted November 1, American Standard’s new campaign portrays the company in the innovative world of “Porcelain Valley.”

Porcelain Valley serves as the backdrop and breeding ground for all of American Standard’s new technologies and life-changing products. A cast of nerdy product engineers designing and attempting to create revolutionary plumbing innovations is featured in a laboratory-like work environment.

In addition to films/spots introducing the Porcelain Valley platform, there are product-specific executions detailing advancements like a self-cleaning toilet and remote touch shower. Additionally, the campaign includes an unveiling film featuring the head of Porcelain Valley (a send-up of the way computer/phone companies use their leaders to announce new products). The campaign consists of television, social, digital, print and in-store content.


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11 / 01 / 17

Solve’s 5-Minute Internship Named To Global List Of Top 50 Pop-Ups

UK-based “Insider Trends” Honors Agency’s Innovative Internship Pop-Up Concept

Insider Trends, a highly regarded team of trend spotters based in London, has named Solve’s 5-Minute Internship to their Top 50 list of most innovative pop-ups. Scanning the globe for the latest, most innovative retail experiences, Insider Trends identified Solve’s Internship pop-up among an impressive list that included the Arnsdorf Concept Store for Melbourne-based hosiery brand Arnsdorf, the color-inspired Pantone Café in Monaco and Knit For You by adidas, an experience in co-creating bespoke garments in Berlin.

“The ‘Pop-Up’ has become a 21st century model for retailing, offering agile formats for brands to communicate specialist collections and collaborations,” said Insider Trends’ Cate Trotter. Solve’s pop-up was a small-scale replica of its office which the agency transported to college campuses. The visually surprising installation resulted in triple the number of applications the agency received to its intern program.


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