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inferno Hosts an Art Competition for eARTh Day

What do you get when you combine our Playing with Fire teams, Earth Day, and huge piles of trash? An eARTh Day event for the record books. With Earth Day fast approaching, the inferno event team knew it offered an opportunity to have a lot of fun and do some good. For the event, we... View Article

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Content Marketing Is the New Black

By Anna Condon, Junior Copywriter Content marketing isn’t a new concept, but right now, your content strategy is more important than ever before. In today’s digital world, consumers are inundated with advertisements at every turn. This oversaturation is having a negative effect on consumers who feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of ads. As consumers... View Article

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inferno Spices Things Up with Souper Bowl V: Battle of the Bowls

On February 3rd, as the rest of the country prepared for the big game, infernites geared up for a little in-house competition of our own Souper Bowl. Prior to the event, “Battle of the Bowls” posters lined the halls, reminding employees it was almost time to kick-off our first event of 2017. Souper Bowl V... View Article

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Competition Heats Up with inferno’s SouperBowl IV

As the country geared up for Super Bowl 50, the hype was at an all-time high. After all, this marks the 50th year of the game, and rumors swirling about Peyton Manning’s potential retirement made this the game to watch for pro football fans everywhere. For infernites, the must-see contest last weekend wasn’t Peyton’s possibly-but-not-certainly... View Article

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Summer Agency Day 2015: Strikes, Trikes, and Likes

inferno folks always look forward to Summer Agency Day, and this year’s festivities did not disappoint. First on the agenda was breakfast from Elwood’s Shack, an agency favorite. Then Agency Partner Tim Sellers awarded gag gifts and gift cards to employees in a game of time sheet roulette. After a few brief presentations, Agency Partner... View Article

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A Souper Bowl to Remember

What did the Seattle Seahawks and Robert Barnett have in common this season? They were pursuing back-to-back championships in two of the most prestigious contests of the year. We all know what happened to the Seahawks. But could Robert defend his title of top soup-chef in 2015? The odds were certainly stacked against him. This... 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 Gets Called Up to the Big Leagues

Twice a year, inferno takes a day to recap our latest work and look forward to the good things ahead. Then we all get together for an agency-wide activity, giving us a chance to unwind and take a break from our day-to-day duties. For our summer agency day, the partners asked everyone to report to... View Article

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inferno Celebrates Mid-year Accomplishments with Agency Day

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – inferno, a full-service advertising, marketing, design and public relations firm, recently celebrated the completion of a successful six months with its bi-annual Agency Day. During these events, inferno employees come together to review the agency’s latest work as well as enjoy a meal and special activity. “We are proud of the hard... View Article

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Seahawks, Broncos, and Soup

As the Broncos and the Seahawks prepared to face each other in the biggest game of the year, the inferno office filled up with the sweet smell of a different type of rivalry: chili vs. gumbo. That’s right. We hauled in the crockpots and whipped out the ladles for our second annual Souper Bowl on... View Article

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Agency Day: Celebration with a Side of Sauce

At inferno, we love the holiday season just as much as the next agency, but we have something extra to look forward to when winter arrives: our end-of-year Agency Day. The day launched with a presentation from the partners recapping financials, creative, public relations, and milestones from the past six months. We also learned that... View Article

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inferno Harnesses Competitive Spirit to Benefit Hope House

Despite the recent drop in temperature, inferno’s final “Playing with Fire” competition of the year got heated. But when it was over, we had a lot more than trash talk to show for it. For the second year in a row, our holiday competition raised enough money to fulfill the Christmas wishes of three Hope... View Article

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inferno Marks National Philanthropy Day with Fuelanthropic Event

MEMPHIS, Tenn.  — inferno, a full-service advertising, marketing, design and public relations firm, celebrated National Philanthropy Day on November 15 with a lunch event to recognize employees for their volunteer contributions within the community. The event featured guest speaker Brandon Bland from BRIDGES, USA and acknowledged the 77% increase of staff participation in the agency’s... 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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A Howl-o-ween Whodunit

inferno’s annual Halloween celebration continues to be an office favorite. This year’s event had all the familiar features of previous Howl-o-weens including dogs in the office, a canine costume contest, and donations to the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County. However, this year’s party involved one element that was a Howl-o-ween first: murder. The... View Article

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inferno Partner Goes the Distance

When Dan O’Brien sets a goal, you can be sure he’ll reach it. His most recent ambition? Run the 2013 ING New York City Marathon. As the race drew near, Dan’s physical training was complete, but we wanted to send him off to the Big Apple well prepared to punch out those 26.2 miles. So... View Article

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To Infinity, Above and Beyond!

Congratulations to Account Manager Colleen Radish and Account Executive Ryan Knoll, the most recent recipients of inferno’s “Above and Beyond” award! This biannual award goes to the staff member(s) who have exceeded the already high performance threshold at inferno, and demonstrated extraordinary dedication to our clients and our causes. Colleen and Ryan each received multiple... View Article

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Friendly Competition Gets Our Creative Juices Flowing

inferno recently held an internal competition designed to promote collaboration between our art directors who design websites and our web developers who create the code. We dubbed the contest “Code of Duty” to parody Call of Duty, the video game some inferno folks like to fire up in their free time. The inferno partners laid... View Article

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inferno’s Poultry Pregame Kicks Off Football Season

The summer sports drought is over, and football season is back. At inferno, that means it’s time to celebrate. Last year we heralded football season with a tailgate cook-off competition on the roof. This year we welcomed “College Colors Day” on August 30 with a Poultry Pregame. The game plan was simple: eat awesome food... View Article

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Our Romanian Fireball’s International Adventure

For the past year, inferno has benefited from the hot talent of our Romanian art director, Cristina Jucan. When Cristina needed to renew her visa, she first needed a new passport from the Romanian embassy in Washington, D.C. Then she had to travel to Romania for her visa. Knowing that we would miss her for... View Article

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Agency Day: BBQ, Beer, and Bowling.

On July 26, we celebrated our mid-year Agency Day. Twice a year, inferno employees put down our laptops, sharpies, and job jackets to relax and have some fun as an agency. We kicked off the festivities with a mid-year review at our office. Then, we boarded a bus and made our way to the Central... View Article

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inferno Hosts Bite-Size Burger Battle for Hope House

Intense philanthropic competitions among the inferno “Playing with Fire” teams have become increasingly heated, with many employees still wincing from the outcome of the winter’s Souper Bowl. For the summer showdown, the big idea was to encourage inferno employees to think small — a slider competition. To fire up the chefs, the slider creative team… 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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Spoon On! inferno Turns Up the Heat on Souper Bowl Weekend

On February 1st, while everyone else in the country geared up for the big game, infernites celebrated with a new tradition: the Souper Bowl. The competition was stiff as soup-chefs vied for the Souper Bowl trophy, specially designed by our own Michael Overton. Eight employees entered the competition. And while the rivalry between the Ravens... View Article

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inferno Melts Hearts on Valentine’s Day

Cupid’s arrow found its target, which was the entire inferno staff. Employees arrived at work Valentine’s Day to receive a meeting request for a “Cupid Break” that afternoon.  A few employees conspired to surprise their colleagues with a sweet spread. Treats included homemade cayenne chocolate bark (with a dried cherries version), frosted sugar cookies, French… View Article

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Agency Day: Have Whiteboard, Will Travel.

Dec. 20th was inferno’s semiannual Agency Day. Our last Agency Day was the previous summer, when we traveled to The Clinton Presidential Library and Museum in Little Rock, Ark. A tough act to follow. This time, we started the festivities with a State of the Agency presentation at our Tennessee Street location. The partners recognized... View Article

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Who Knew Badgers Could Bake?

To keep the Thanksgiving eating tradition alive, infernites donned their elastic-waist pants and celebrated American kitchen ingenuity with an agency-wide Dessert Bake-off November 28th. Needless to say, the competition was heated. “Playing with Fire” teams, Pyronauts, Badger Force, and Cap’n Cheese and the Peppa Jacks were on edge. With the fall App-off, the perennially trailing… View Article