Fierce bear hugs.

Beckie ManleyThe Fierce People

We are so excited to get our little bear hug cards back from the printer! Look for one soon from the Fierce team. xo

The Fierce People: Hello, Héléne.

Beckie ManleyThe Fierce People

We are so happy to have Héléne join the Fierce people today as our newest intern. Héléne was born and raised in Switzerland and studied there before coming to the US over 30 years ago. She speaks fluent French and German which is beautiful to listen to and she brings a lifetime of learning and experience to our team. We are thrilled that she has chosen to help us build our incredible brand. We look forward to learning much from her sweet and fierce spirit while she is with us. Welcome, Héléne.

The Fierce people: Clay Caldwell

Beckie ManleyCompany Culture, Fierce Strategy + Creative, From the CEO, The Fierce People

Fierce Strategy + Creative is a collective of creative souls from the US, Canada and all around the world. We are privileged every day to work with creative people fiercely committed to bringing new and fresh perspectives to our client’s brand objectives. Our US headquarters are currently in Georgia and we are building our core US team from St. Simons Island. We are thrilled to share that Clay Caldwell is the newest full time person joining us as one of the Fierce people. He will work as a Creative Chief for our burgeoning tribe. Clay’s mission as a graphic designer is the relentless pursuit of knowledge, insight, and experience needed to make the world … Read More

Hello, Fierce.

Beckie ManleyFierce Strategy + Creative, The Fierce People

*Photo of Fierce founder Beckie Manley with Fierce creative Clay Caldwell in our GA office. We are so excited to have Clay Caldwell working with the Fierce people. He joins us from our Georgia based office where he lives with his wife and son. Look for a blog post soon introducing his work, his experience, and how his exceptional design skills are helping to lead Fierce to do great and mighty things for our clients. Rock on.      

Hello, Fierce.

Beckie ManleyFierce Strategy + Creative, From the CEO, The Fierce People

*Photo thanks to the awesome Matt Ramage with studiodyxe.com. From time to time we love to feature the Fierce people on our blog so you can get to know our awesome team. Today we are featuring our Founder + Idea Chief, Beckie Manley. Previously, as Owner and President + CD of JDA, Beckie’s strong and intuitive leadership guided her agency’s forward momentum and sustained growth for almost a decade. Under her watch, JDA was recognized on the Inc. 5000 list as one of the nation’s fastest growing companies, and it replaced Droga5—an agency over 4x its size—as the agency of record for a multibillion-dollar client. With over 20 years in … Read More

Bear Sightings + Fierce people

Beckie ManleyThe Fierce People

Happy Monday! Today I am excited to share a new illustration that one of my favorite Fierce people, Andy Heckathorne, has done for our company. This illustration will be featured soon throughout the Fierce brand so keep an eye out for its debut both in color and in black and white. I asked Andy to put together a little video of the making of the illustration so we could get a sneak peek at how the magic happens. Our team shared with Andy some of the important elements that are meaningful to the Fierce brand like the city scape, the stars, the horns, the lightening bolt, the … Read More

Meet Dan Manley.

Beckie ManleyThe Fierce People

I love showcasing beautiful work. And I am so lucky to work with so many incredibly talented people every day. Dan Manley’s specialty is 3-D art renderings and these are three of my favorites. I wish I could just move into that conference room. It is fierce! I included one extra piece that is my favorite thing Dan has ever made. A Coke bed that he custom designed, hand crafted, and built for his son. The gas pump is a lamp that is part of the set. Rock on.

The Fierce People: Misty Rude

Beckie ManleyThe Fierce People

As part of the ongoing series introducing the wonderful human beings who make up the Fierce People, I would love to introduce Misty Rude. Misty is truly fierce about editing and FS+C is thrilled to have her working with us. I hired Misty to work with my creative team at my previous entity and was always thrilled with her thoroughness and attention to detail and she has been serving our Fierce clients with the same level of excellence. I have two rules as a creative director and one of them is to always, always, always get things edited. There is never an exception to that rule so … Read More

The Fierce People: Karen Hansel

Beckie ManleyThe Fierce People

As part of the ongoing series introducing the wonderful human beings who make up the Fierce People, Karen Hansel is on the top of the list. Karen is someone you just feel lucky to know the moment you meet her. Karen has worked alongside me as part of my creative team for almost a decade. I am so thrilled to consider her a Fierce soulmate. Karen is a senior copywriter and her words have shaped and inspired non-profit brands, faith-based brands, regional brands and national brands alike. I have had entire board rooms stand up and applaud when I have read Karen’s heartfelt copy and I have … Read More

The Fierce People: Jack Burgess

Beckie ManleyThe Fierce People

As part of the ongoing series of posts featuring the wonderful human beings who make up the Fierce People, I want to introduce you to Jack Burgess. When Jack first heard I was starting my own company called Fierce Strategy + Creative after almost a decade long run with my previous company, JDA, he insisted on doing the branding. I have known Jack since college and am a huge fan of his beautiful paintings and his wonderful scribe and design work with Fortune 500 brands across the country and I was eager to work with him on Fierce. A big part of what I do as a … Read More