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Small Agency Conference and Awards

Small Agency of the Year, Midwest, Gold: Solve

Shop's 44 Employees 'Focus on Solving a Client's Problems'

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The team at Solve
The team at Solve Credit: Solve
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As its name implies, Solve is a solution-focused agency. It was founded in Minneapolis by CEO John Colasanti along with three other partners in 2011 and currently has 44 employees.

"We focus on solving a client's problems versus selling them departments and integrated services," said Mr. Colasanti.

The agency's gross revenue was $6.8 million last year and top clients include Bentley Motors, Porsche North America, True Value Hardware and President Cheese. The agency spent $1,400 on its own "Blank Video Project," in which a blank four-minute video amassed an astounding 100,000 views, to demonstrate the "vanity metrics" of views.