Hunt Adkins

Minneapolis, United States
  • Agency Type

    • Full Service

Philosophy & Competitive Advantages

"The ultimate risk is to do work that’s safe.

Here’s how it happens:

You start with a big idea. Something magnificently different. Something that grabs people by the brain stem and squeezes.

Many are called to judge the big idea, to offer criticism. And many offer good feedback.

A few, however, are nervous. They like it, but…

But.

There are some things that they would like removed—very small things, mind you, just the sharp, dangerous edges. Anything that could poke someone.

And since the requests seem so minor, who can refuse them?

So corners are sanded off. Edges are filed down. Until the big idea becomes a featureless lump of bland.

It’s rolled out into the world to a collective yawn.

Producing a “safe” idea is the ultimate risk. You risk being ignored. You risk throwing all your marketing money into the dark oubliette of homogeneity.

The safest, surest approach to success is to create experiences that poke and prod. Ideas that make people laugh and cry, that are covered with corners that incite and edges that fascinate.

The sharp corners are the big ideas.

It’s better to sharpen.

It’s better to be dangerous." 

Contacts

New Business

Holli Maines
Director of Client Services

Campaigns

Clients

Advertiser Brand Business Sector Type of Work since
Bind Bind Insurance
Boston Scientific Corporation Boston Scientific Medical Equipment
Bentz Whaley Flessner BWF Banking, Finance, Law & Insurance
Calabrio Calabrio Consultants, Research & Analysis Companies
Caterbury Park Caterbury Park Leisure Parks, Zoos & Fairs
Duke Cannon Duke Cannon Hygiene & Personal Care Products
Great Clips Great Clips Hairdressers, Beauty Salons, Cosmetic Services
Hayward Pool Industries Hayward Pool Industries Home Appliances, Furniture & Gardening
Irish Born Hospitality, LLC Irish Born Hospitality Restaurants & Fast Food
Mayo Clinic Mayo Clinic Hospitals, Healthcare facilities & Medical Services
Northrock Partners Northrock Partners Banking & Financial Services, Investments, Stock Brokers
Sevenwinds Casino Sevenwinds Casino Lottery & Gambling
University of Minnesota Univeristy of Minnesota Colleges, Universities & Education Centers