Hunt Adkins is a full-service brand communications and digitally focused advertising agency. Also, we like to blow shit up.

We are perhaps best known for our ongoing and rather public feud with Convention, the Expected and all things Status and Quo. We hate those guys; for over 20 years we’ve been beating the wise-ass smirks out of them all over the planet.

We partner with like-minded anarchists who like nothing better than to be handed Molotov cocktails of ideas to be hurled about with wild abandon. All we require of those we work with is that they are brilliant, confident, courageous and relentlessly driven to change the world, one well-thrown idea at a time.

Our anti-taupe agenda is accomplished through any and all means necessary: Sometimes branding and advertising is involved, but oftentimes it’s something quite different. Digital, analog, experiential, high-tech, low-tech—our only concern is to find the best method of delivery for explosive ideas.

We reward our clients’ trust with relentless determination, passion that borders on obsession and the kind of loyalty seldom found outside of German Shepherds.

We will not stop until we’ve driven back the Hordes of Milquetoast and made our clients kings of a more interesting world.

Hear that? That’s the sound of another big idea hitting its mark.

Boom.

Who we are
We are artists, writers, strategists, planners, social media mavens, technology geeks, masters of all things digital. We are nonstop thinkers, mad geniuses, eccentric recluses, relentless tinkerers, discontent perfectionists, obsessive wordsmiths, quiet doodlers, caffeine-addicted taskmasters, demanding status-quo challengers, impassioned idealists, nurturers of nascent notions, egalitarian embracers of ideas and writers of really long sentences. We are night owls and morning larks, dog lovers and cat devotees, Packer fans and Vikings die-hards, beer drinkers and wine snobs, extroverts and wallflowers, comedians and tragedians. We are madcap flingers of adjectives. We are bookworms who like nothing better than to curl up with a good thesaurus. We are unfettered. We are heretical. We are cold in January. We are the exception to all sorts of rules. We are morally and fundamentally opposed to layered, bureaucratic, Brobdingnagian agencies that purport to solve problems by throwing more people at them. We are users of words like Brobdingnagian. We add un to ordinary, in to imitable and anti to all things establishment. We are proof that marketing on a global basis is not the sole province of inefficient, monolithic agencies that would have you throw money on a bonfire if they had a sudden urge to roast a marshmallow. We believe that big ideas have sharp edges and sanding them off leaves you with a featureless lump of bland. We are sharp edges and dangerous corners. We are anarchists who throw Molotov cocktails of ideas around with wild abandon to drive back the Hordes of Milquetoast and make our clients kings and queens of a more interesting world. We are fascinated and fascinating. We are impossible to reduce to a few words.

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HUNT

Patrick is the President and CEO of Hunt Adkins. He founded the agency with a mission to seamlessly integrate relevant, entertaining content with a key selling proposition in order to actually—and we’re not kidding here—make a difference, i.e., create ads that don’t make you want to lie down in front of a runaway cement truck.

Prior to HA, Patrick owned and sold a recreation and entertainment newspaper (was a ski bum), worked in the hospitality business as V.P. Marketing for a large restaurant and catering business (washed dishes) and worked at Fallon McElligott in both account management and account planning (sold his soul).

While at Fallon, he worked on well-known brands such as Federal Express, O.M. Scott & Sons and Hush Puppies.

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ADKINS

Doug is the Chief Creative Officer and Vice President at Hunt Adkins. Prior to HA Doug was a copywriter at Bozell, Inc., also in Minneapolis, where he worked on such accounts as Chrysler-Plymouth, 3M, Valvoline Instant Oil Change, The United Way, Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Twins. Doug studied English at the University of Minnesota, but became intensely interested in advertising soon after running out of food.

In addition to winning a cornucopian superabundance of advertising awards, Doug is also famous for his invention of the word cornucopian and for directing prose at the agency with the best copywriting in the country. In his spare time, Doug likes to write ads.

Ad Week once named Doug as one of the “hottest” copywriters in the country. Doug was briefly thrilled by this honor until learning that it was a reference to his writing skills and not his animal magnetism.

EVERY CONCEIVABLE* METHOD FOR CONTACTING US:
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