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Recipe for Success: 3 Critical Ingredients to Build the Right Agency Culture

When you think about how much time we spend at our desks, it’s no surprise that company or agency culture is top-of-mind for employees and businesses alike. Based on numbers from Deloitte, 94 percent of executives and 88 percent of employees believe a distinct workplace culture is important to business success. We see this in… View Article

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Fuelanthropic Feature: Visible Music Week

By Naø Lewandowski, Public Relations Account Executive Before working at inferno, I was the head of the Songwriting Division at Visible Music College. I wrote course curriculum, conducted private lessons, and taught in the areas of music theory, songwriting, and artist brand development and marketing. While my PR career led me away from academia, my... View Article

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8 Ways to Encourage Professional Development

As the old adage goes, “you are only as strong as your weakest link.” This is true of chains, and this is true of businesses. You are only as innovative and informed as your least innovative and informed employee. A business is like a hive, and while everyone has different roles, they all work together... View Article

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Fuelanthropic Feature: Houston Hero

By Nicole Hinson, Account Executive “It is amazing how much love and laughter [dogs] bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.” – John Grogan, Author, Marley and Me I haven’t always been a crazy dog lover. Sure, I’ve always liked dogs, but not so much... View Article

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inferno Gets Creative to Help Families in Need

Every year, inferno seeks opportunities to make a meaningful difference in the Memphis community as part of our Fuelanthropic initiative, and this year marks the third year in a row that we have served as the pro bono agency for the FedExFamilyHouse Gala. Last year, our concept “Celebrate the house you built” was a huge success –... View Article

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inferno helps the Exchange Club “Get in the Groove” with Gala Invitations

Each year, as part of our Fuelanthropic efforts to give back to the Memphis community, inferno gets to work with local nonprofits to promote their services. We’ve partnered with the Exchange Club Family Center in the past — crafting their annual report, promoting their services, and creating invitations for the annual Hands of Hope Auction... View Article

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Community Service: Fueling Creativity with Fuelanthropic

By Anna Condon, Junior Copywriter Creativity is the heart and soul of an advertising agency. It’s what gives life to messages about products or services that might otherwise be unremarkable in the minds of consumers. Without creativity, there is no breakthrough, no vision, no kindling to fuel new ideas. But how do you cultivate creativity... View Article

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Big Wigs Put the Fun into Fundraising

Here at inferno, we love an opportunity to let our hair down and party for a good cause. Every year, Big Wig Ball mixes fun and philanthropy during a night of food, music, and libations — with proceeds benefitting Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. On June 17th, infernites Liza Routh and Tarryn Sanchez headed over to... View Article

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Pro Bono Highlight: FedExFamilyHouse Raises $1 Million with Sold Out Gala

Here at inferno, we believe in the the motto you make a living by what you do, but you make a life by what you give. It’s the driving force behind our Fuelanthropic initiative to give back to the Memphis community. As part of this initiative, inferno served as the pro bono agency for the... View Article

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2016 New Year’s Resolutions

Every January 1, we all make resolutions for the new year. Ranging from professional aspirations to fitness, these goals often require discipline and dedication to achieve. But once they are accomplished, the satisfaction of having done what we set out to do is a rewarding feeling. For 2016, we made a few resolutions, too. Each... View Article

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All in for Hope

Our friends at Hope House recently asked us to help them prepare for their Founder’s Day Luncheon — and our team was eager to step up in any way we could. We went all in on the event, providing help on three fronts: Spreading the word Because of what we do, creating an invitation and assisting with PR... View Article

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We’ve Got That lovin’ Fuelan’

Call it our Summer Tour 2015. infernites were rockin’ the region with passion and energy, thanks to our Fuelanthropic program, which provides a week of paid civic time annually to inferno employees. Since our last update, Jackson Knight has completed his orientation with the Mid-South Literacy Council and is tutoring English as a Second Language... View Article

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Fuelanthropic Friday: What We’ve Been Up To

That’s the mindset that inspired us to create Fuelanthropic, inferno’s philanthropy initiative. Each infernite receives one week of paid civic time per year, encouraging employees to choose a cause they care about and volunteer during normal work hours. Luckily, our group has a variety of interests, which allows us to give back through a diverse set of organizations... View Article

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inferno Celebrates A Million for the Mid-South

In addition to celebrating 15 successful years in business, we reached a significant milestone with our community service initiative Fuelanthropic. Since our inception in 1999, inferno and its employees have contributed more than 10,000 hours of community service, which equates to more than $1 million in time and service donated to area nonprofits. To commemorate... View Article

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Philanthropy is a Dish Best Served Cold.

In the past month, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has taken the Internet by storm. Everyone is getting involved to help strikeout ALS (AKA Lou Gehrig’s Disease), from celebrities to fictional characters. So how does it work? The rules: Get challenged. You must accept the challenge by filming yourself pouring a bucket of ice water… View Article

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inferno Continues to Work for Hope

If you keep up with our blog posts, you’ve probably noticed our extreme competitive spirit. It’s a rare month at inferno when we aren’t in the middle of a cooking competition or a canine costume contest. But the burning desire to best our coworkers isn’t the only thing that drives us. At inferno, we believe... View Article

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Fuelanthropic Catches Fire

On National Philanthropy Day, we held a Lunch ‘n Learn to recognize our newest members of Fuelanthropic, a program that gives inferno employees up to one week of paid leave to work in the community. This year, inferno Partner Tim Sellers noticed a trend: more employees are taking advantage of their civic leave than have... View Article

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inferno Keeps Hopes and Dreams Alive

At inferno we are proud to support Hope House and its efforts with HIV-affected families. Continuing the almost two-year relationship, several of us attended the nonprofit’s annual Hopes and Dreams Luncheon. Children from the Hope House preschool program passed out candy and performed a mini concert. The tiny tykes belted out “All the Leaves Are... View Article

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inferno Fuels Community with Philanthropy

One of the best things about working for inferno is something we like to call Fuelanthropic. Every year, each employee gets one week of paid civic leave to make a positive impact in the community. We checked in with a couple of our fuelanthropists to see how they’ve been making a difference. So far, Account... View Article

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inferno Employees Burn to Give Back

inferno gives each employee up to a week of paid civic leave each year to make a difference in their communities. We call it Fuelanthropic. Let’s see what two of our fuelanthropists have been up to. In June, inferno Account Coordinator Kacie Ross used some of her civic leave to help out on the fairway... View Article

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inferno Employees Help Fuel Community at AAF Memphis

As an agency, we’re proud to have a hardworking, creative staff across the board. It’s easy to see that talent in-house, but we’re always excited to see our employees making a strong impact in our community. In AAF Memphis, the local chapter of the American Advertising Federation, the quality of our team shines through Liza... View Article

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inferno Hosts Fuelanthropic Lunch and Learn Event

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — inferno, a full-service advertising, marketing, design and public relations firm, held an event to recognize staff participation in the agency’s Fuelanthropic program, which gives employees paid time off each year to support efforts in the community. Since the program’s inception, inferno has contributed more than 8,500 hours of service. The event featured... View Article

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Serving Lunch. Serving Families Affected by HIV.

inferno recently welcomed Craig Locke, Director of Development at Hope House, as the speaker at our 2nd Fuelanthropic Lunch and Learn event. Fuelanthropic is the community service initiative for inferno, encouraging each of our employees to serve a part of the community they’re passionate about. Craig talked to inferno employees about Hope House, a Memphis-based organization… View Article

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infernites Blaze a Trail for a Good Cause

After selecting Hope House as our local beneficiary in 2012, we loved the work they were doing so much that inferno chose to continue our support for Hope House through 2013. That’s why we participated in the Help for Hope 5k as silver sponsors on March 22. But monetary support wasn’t enough — several employees... View Article

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inferno Team Members Honored as Shining Lights with Fuelanthropic Event

One of the greatest things about inferno is our team’s passion for service. Fuelanthropic, the agency program aimed at fueling community involvement and empowering employees to serve, has donated 8,523 civic hours since the agency’s inception in 1999. In 2012 alone, inferno employees racked up 725 volunteer hours. inferno hosted a special dinner February 21... View Article

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inferno Hosts Fuelanthropic Happy Hour

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – inferno, a full-service advertising, marketing, design and public relations firm, celebrated the dedicated members of its Fuelanthropic program with a special happy hour in the city’s South Main district. The event, which included several agency employees and representatives from local organizations, honored 9 members for their ongoing volunteer efforts within the community. As... View Article