Milwaukee Ad Scene Veteran Koeneke Starts Stir

Longtime Milwaukee creative Steve Koeneke has struck out on his own again, starting an agency called Stir.

Stir’s clients include Industrial Ventilation, Alloy Interactive and Spirit of Milwaukee, a group that promotes the city. The shop has also done client work for the Greater Milwaukee Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Stir was started without clients, but is now doing work for a local online travel site headed by the former head of the Greater Milwaukee Visitors and Convention Bureau, Koeneke said.

“I just wanted to be on my own again, have some fun,” Koeneke said of his decision to start Stir. “I had some unfinished business to take care of.”