Veteran Creative Director Kirk Ruhnke Signs on as Newest Addition to Mortenson Safar Kim

MILWAUKEE (March 23, 2017) – Kirk Ruhnke, who built a national reputation as an award-winning writer and creative director during a nearly 35-year career in advertising, has joined Mortenson Safar Kim (MSK) as Executive Creative Director in the firm’s Milwaukee office. MSK is a full-service marketing communications agency serving a broad range of clients from its offices in Milwaukee and Indianapolis.

“Kirk has created or been a major force behind hundreds of successful campaigns for clients ranging from Alka-Seltzer, Associated Bank, Florsheim Shoes and Fruit of the Loom to MillerCoors, Sargento Cheese, WE Energies and the Wisconsin Department of Tourism,” said Peter Kim, Executive Creative Director of Mortenson Safar Kim. “He also has mentored hundreds of copywriters and creative directors during the past three decades. We are fortunate to add him to our team.”

Ruhnke, a University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh graduate who left Laughlin Constable as executive creative director late last year after nearly 35 years, is the latest addition to MSK’s senior staff. The agency has added Bob Bourgeois (Excecutive Vice President), Sarah Kruse (Vice President of Strategy & Planning), Patrick McSweeney (Vice President of Public Relations), Culleen Sullivan (Account Supervisor) and Ed King (Associate Creative Director) in the past four months.

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