Kirk Ruhnke is an award-winning writer and creative director who has developed a fool-proof, 12-step approach to advertising: Step 1 is to get noticed. Steps 2 through 12 are to go back and re-read Step 1.

Kirk’s extensive experience includes national brands like Alka-Seltzer, Miller Brewing, Sargento Cheese, Fruit of the Loom, and Florsheim shoes, and on regional brands like Carson Pirie Scott, WE Energies, Leinenkugel Brewing, the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, Aurora Healthcare and Associated Bank.

Did you Know?

He once ran the mile in 4:02.He finished 1st and 2nd grade in a single year at a one-room school just outside of Richland Center, Wisconsin.He has a black belt in karate.