Agency News Culture News January 25, 2013

inferno Celebrates 2012 with Agency Day


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — inferno, a full-service advertising, marketing, design, and public relations firm, celebrated the completion of another successful year during its end of year meeting in late December. inferno employees come together twice a year for an update on the agency’s performance, as well as a special meal and activity. Earlier in the year, the agency traveled to Little Rock, Arkansas, where employees enjoyed lunch and a visit to the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum.

“We are very proud of all of the work our team produced in 2012 and we wanted to show our employees how appreciative we are of their tireless efforts and dedication,” said Dan O’Brien, Agency Partner at inferno.

The latest meeting began with presentations from each partner. Tim Sellers opened with an overview of the agency’s financials, and Michael Overton continued with a look at all the creative work produced for inferno’s clients.In addition, O’Brien recognized Ryan Knoll and Teri Hanners with the Above and Beyond award, which is peer nominated and given to an inferno employee for their outstanding work ethic. Knoll and Hanners received a trophy and an additional paid vacation day.

Afterward, O’Brien acknowledged agency individuals for their commitment to inferno by honoring them with an award. These awards use a historical figure to honor similar qualities reflected in each employee. Mickey Woodham, Quality Control Manager, received the Joseph M Juran Award, honoring the 20th century management consultant. The Desmond Llewelyn Award, recognizing the actor who played Q in 17 Bond films, was give to David Zachry, Interactive Manager. Anne Dugan, Traffic Manager, received the Noccolo Paganini Award, honoring one of the most celebrated violinists of the 18th century. Joe McLaughlin, Account Executive, was given the Dan Marino award in recognition of the retired American football quarterback. The Michael Goudeau Award was given to Liza Routh, Account Executive, in honor of the professional juggler and ex-circus clown. Isabelle Blais, PR Account Coordinator, received the Celine Dion Award, honoring the famous French-Canadian songstress.

Following the meeting, the partners treated agency employees to lunch at Central BBQ’s newest location on Butler Avenue. After the meal, everyone enjoyed a rousing afternoon game of Pictionary.

inferno is a leading full-service agency, serving clients in a variety of industry sectors including healthcare, relocation, logistics, retail, banking, agriculture, nonprofit and entertainment.  Headquartered in Memphis with satellite offices in Jonesboro, Ark. and Kalamazoo, Mich., inferno has become the strongest mid-size provider of business-to-business and consumer marketing solutions, offering experience in advertising, brand development, graphic design, interactive, public relations, social media and strategic planning.