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FARMER, LUMPE + MCCLELLAND NAMES BURKE JOHNSON CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Source: Farmer, Lumpe + McClelland news release

Farmer, Lumpe + McClelland Advertising Agency (FLM) announced the addition of nationally acclaimed agency executive K. Burke Johnson as creative director. Johnson will offer creative leadership, senior communications strategy, account planning and new business development for FLM and its clients. Johnson will join team members already working out of the agency's Minneapolis, Minn., offices.

"As we continue to grow FLM we identified the need to search out one of the country's top creative talents who also has an understanding and passion for the business and life of rural America. Burke topped our list and we are very excited that he has agreed to bring his emotional and analytical approach to creativity plus his reputation for strategic thinking and partnering with clients to our team," says agency president Rob McClelland.

Johnson was most recently vice president, creative director at Martin|Williams Advertising, Minneapolis. His work included creative integration for the Syngenta account along with leading creative efforts for Syngenta's Horticulture Business Unit, Pfizer Animal Health (beef, dairy and swine) as well as Nutrena Feeds.

"I wanted to be working with a new agency model uniquely positioned to deliver an unparalleled level of results-driven creative and strategic problem solving to our clients -- and that is FLM," Johnson said. "FLM's leaders are progressive wide-open thinkers whose passion for this industry and client service is truly admirable. I'm excited to be a part of this team moving forward."
Johnson has been previously recognized for his outstanding work as creative director at Valentine Radford Advertising in Kansas City, Meyocks & Priebe in Des Moines/Minneapolis/Madison, and Miller Meester Advertising, Minneapolis. He is known for his work on clients including American Cyanamid, Bayer, AgriBank, John Deere Health, Intervet, Elanco, Valent, Pioneer Hi-Bred, DuPont and many other top marketers.