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Understanding the Value of a Strong Brand

Steve Smith

What’s the value of knowing who you are?  Think about it. Knowing what you’re best at, and what you should leave to others. Having a clear sense of what matters to you and behaving accordingly. Being consistent and reliable in how you show up…

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Evolving Community Involvement

Megan Ward

Make a Difference. That phrase is so ingrained in our company culture we’ve emblazoned it on our walls and talked about it in our pitches. We have a long history of volunteerism and doing work for causes we believe in. But as our lens has…

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Changing the status quo for our industry

The status quo for the advertising industry has not been as inclusive or equitable as it should be. Firehouse's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion team was formed in 2020 to shape agency policies, review creative work to ensure culturally insensitive…

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One Year Later

Ashley Shadowens

One year ago, the agency determined that we needed to make a change. The murder of George Floyd and the uprising around race and equality in this country that followed opened our eyes to a number of realizations around diversity, equity and…

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Fresh Faces at Firehouse

Tripp Westbrook

I’m just going to throw this out there and say pandemics suck. But if you squint your eyes really hard and get slightly out of focus, you might actually see an opportunity out there. For us here at Firehouse, that opportunity was to double down on

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Taking Care

Megan Ward

Transparency, camaraderie and empathy. They’re three of our core values at Firehouse, and they’re also key ingredients to helping our team feel supported throughout the last 14 months. It’s not new news that there’s an “unprecedented”…

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Mother’s Day at Firehouse

Steve Smith

As we look forward to Mother's Day this coming weekend, we want to recognize the moms and moms-to-be that make Firehouse all that it is. And we want to welcome Ashley Shadowens back to work after the birth of her daughter, Olivia. Early last year

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Deadline Extended! Call for Summer 2021 Intern Applications

Megan Ward

Excellent news! We’re looking for the next class of Firehouse interns. Even more excellent news! That could very well be you. Our 10-week internship program starts June 1st, and, this year, we’re looking for our starry-eyed newbies to serve as…

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Charting a Path to Change

Tripp Westbrook

One of Firehouse’s most important initiatives over the past six months has been to identify, assess and evolve our culture to become more diverse and inclusive. We recognize that this has been a blind spot not only for the agency, but for our…

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Silver Linings

Ashley Shadowens

When we left the agency on March 16 to work from home, the pandemic was fairly new in our neck of the woods. Most of us assumed we’d be home for a few weeks, maybe a month. Well, 25 weeks later we’re still home. And honestly we’re not sure…

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Better Together

Tripp Westbrook

Agencies and clients get the lion share of press and attention for much of the work that gets done. But at Firehouse, we know that it’s our partnerships that help us be the best version of us. We want to say thank you to these people, companies…

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A moment of honesty

Steve Smith

Our industry, like many, has not been as mindful of diversity as we should have been. And, like our industry, neither has Firehouse. Yes, we've hired and promoted people of color. But we recognize that we can be more diligent and more intentional in