Kerker Employs Atkinson

Kerker, a full-service agency in Minneapolis, has hired Michael Atkinson as a senior copywriter. Atkinson was at Carmichael Lynch, where his writing received a number of awards. At Kerker, he will work on the Piper Jaffray, Johnsonville and YMCA accounts and play a key role in new business. Atkinson has worked on a number of brands including Belvedere Vodka, Harley-Davidson, Healthy Choice Foods and Ikea. He is a graduate of the University of Houston. “Our creative momentum is about to enter warp drive,” said agency executive creative director Chris Preston in a statement about Atkinson’s arrival. Kerker’s other clients include 3M and Definity Health.