Who We Are

STIR is a Milwaukee ad agency consisting of seasoned pros working together to serve our client partners by generating brilliant strategy and disruptive thinking in a more nimble and impassioned agency. We’ve succeeded in changing the fortunes of companies. The team is made up of inquisitive minds that push past boundaries to a shared vision that meshes and produces robust results.  We don’t settle for mediocracy. We fearlessly find greatness.

Our creativity knows no boundaries. The work we create for clients pushes far beyond convention to give each brand a unique point-of-view and an unbreakable connection with its customers. Whatever form the work takes, from online to offline to experiential, it always starts with a central idea rooted in strategic insight. It’s daring, but never foolish. Our shelves sit heavy from the weight of awards, that prove the worth of our work. But, we believe the real proof can be found in the results, not in the trophies.

Our Leadership Team

Brian Bennett

President

Kevin Ciesielski

Vice President, Digital Marketing

Christel Henke

Vice President, Earned Media

Michael Ray

Social Media Director

Jeff Jasinowski

Creative Director

Our culture is built on shared values

INTELLIGENT – You think first and act second, use your ears more than your mouth and never stop learning. Your decisions are rooted in strategy and insights, and the bottom line is always top-of-mind.

FEARLESS – Creativity drives you, the unknown is your comfort zone and you always run toward the fire. Rather than settling for mediocracy, you push past every boundary to find greatness.

COLLABORATIVE – You are more “we” than “me,” a supportive ally to your coworkers and a mutually beneficial partner with clients. You truly believe in the multiplier effect of multiple disciplines working together.

COMMITTED – You believe in the agency, have its best interests at heart and enthusiastically help it succeed. Doing what you say and following through is the only way you do things.

KIND – Others would describe your actions as caring, respectful and genuine. You mean well and do well, and your passion and pride are always directed toward the common good.

Our brand experience by category

Retail

  • Cousins Subs
  • Pick ‘n Save
  • AT&T
  • Milwaukee Bucks

Food Beverage

  • Odyssey Feta & Greek Yogurt
  • Miller Brewing Company
  • Jim Beam Brands
  • Ralston Purina
  • Conagra Brands
  • Sargento Foods
  • Anheuser-Busch

Financial

  • Bank Mutual
  • Rural Mutual Insurance
  • Valuation Research Corporation
  • Catholic Financial Life
  • North Shore Bank
  • Associated Bank
  • U.S. Bancorp Fund Services

Manufacturing

  • ABB Group 
  • Johnson Controls
  • Master Lock
  • Quad Graphics 
  • We Energies
  • Generac Power Systems
  • Pacific Cycle
  • Kimberly – Clark
  • Johnson Wax

Healthcare and Medical Products

  • Philips Imaging
  • GE Healthcare
  • Elekta Oncology
  • Agnesian Healthcare, inc.
  • St. Joseph’s / Candler Healthcare
  • InControl Medical, LLC
  • Dohmen Life Science Services
  • Dr. Comfort Shoes

Hospitality

  • VISIT Milwaukee
  • Meet Chicago Northwest
  • Wisconsin State Fair
  • Sonora Mexico tourism
  • Adelman Travel Systems, inc.
  • Visit Savannah

Want to join the team?

Checkout our open positions or drop us a line below.