What Our Colleagues Say About Us
- What folks are saying
- Our customers
- Our colleagues
Creative, thought-provoking, intelligent, connected with culture, and in
touch with timeless truth. These are just some of the traits I celebrate
and admire in Mike Atkinson. I recommend his services to you.
- Glen Aubrey, President/CEO, Creative Team Resources Group
I have had the privilege of seeing Mike in action for the past 10 years. His
experience and abilities to strategize, lead, teach, implement, network,
and market coupled with his heart for ministry make him an ideal consultant
to help take you to new levels of achievement.
- J.R. Whitby, CEO, Gospel Communications International
For the past four years I have had the privilege and joy of working
with Mike Atkinson on ministry-related projects. Mike is an excellent
brainstormer! Mike has a way of being able to help define the task
and then to come up with viable and practical alternatives to complete
- Dr. Helen Eckmann, General Manager, National University Virtual High School
Mike has a rare combination of web architecture understanding and creative
implementation ideas. And, maybe more important than his abilities,
Mike is absolutely trustworthy. I highly recommend him to you.
- Mark Oestreicher, President, Youth Specialties
Mike will save you time and money, direct you wisely, and teach your
whole organization about using the Internet wisely. Few people have
tackled online communication more earnestly, with greater courage,
and with a willingness to learn even in the face of truly unconventional
wisdom. Many consultants merely borrow your watch to tell you what time
it is. Mike shows you a better watch. Ask him what time it is in your
- Dr. Quentin Schultze, Professor of Communication, Calvin College
Mike Atkinson is a pioneer in the Internet marketing industry.
My experience with him dates back to one of the very first ecommerce
stores to provide religious training materials over the web. His revolutionary
ideas and concepts took that site, as well as many informational sites,
and made them the huge successes that they are today. As a speaker and
consultant, Mike Atkinson has provided advice to countless businesses
and ministries in the U.S. and abroad. While everybody else was experimenting
with the latest online fads, Mike Atkinson pushed forward with the concepts
of usability, analysis, proven innovation, and ultimately, sales.
Mike's experience and solid marketing foundation is the reason why I
still look to him today for strategizing, brainstorming, and all around
- Tony D. Baker, President, Xeal Inc.
I've worked with Mike Atkinson for several years, and his understanding
of the Internet and expertise in electronic communication made me look
a lot better than I deserved. Thanks to his efforts we've been able
to connect with our audience in effective ways. Plus, he's a
lot of fun. And the most uneek guy I know.
- Marshall Shelley, editor, Leadership; Vice President, Christianity Today International
Mikey knows the web world. And that doesn't just mean that he's another
dime-a-dozen web geek that knows HTML and Java. Mike understands what
people want, and he knows how to get it to them. He was doing "permission
marketing" and the "Ezine" newsletter before Yahoo's Seth Godin penned
how to do it. More than that, Mike doesn't just know web ministry...he
helped create it. Mike was using the web as a tool for ministry before
most of us had an email address. He understands both ministry and
the Internet. Few do.
- Jonathan McKee, President, TheSourceForYouthMinistry.com
Mike Atkinson's approach is friendly and festive. His experience
in website development--from concept to code to completion--makes him
a consultant you can count on!
- Scott Stegenga, Program Manager, Entertainment Publications Inc.
Mike Atkinson is flat out the most trustworthy person I know when it
comes to figuring out how to use the Internet for ministry, and do it
with integrity and excellence. As far as I'm concerned he has set
the standard, raised the bar, and pioneered new ways for cool technology
to serve faithful ministry.
- Dr. Dave Rahn, Vice President, Youth for Christ/USA Ministries & Director, Huntington College Link Institute
uneekNet provides the wise counsel so sorely needed in today's rapidly
changing web environment. This is the help your organization needs to
wade through the technology jungle and keep your website focused
on your mission. Mike has the experience you need to develop an effective
strategy for your web effort.
- Paul Kulp, PhD, Chief Information Officer, Web Services Group
When I think of the web, I don't think of Al Gore, I think of Mike Atkinson.
When it comes to merging the possibilities of the information superhighway
with the vision and purpose of ministry, Mike brings technology to
life in the creativity and relevance of true mission. If the great
commission were given in HTML, Mike would be the IT guy.
- Travis Reed, President, Highway Video
In this day and age, if you try to walk the communications and marketing
tightrope without a good "net," you will die. Mike Atkinson can
help you create or improve your Internet strategy and show you how use
it to its fullest capacity. The same expertise that helped Youth
Specialties massively develop their Internet capability is now available
to you. I highly recommend Mike.
- Ken Davis, Award sinning author, Communications trainer, Comedian, Balloon artist, Geriatric Teenager
Many marketing and communications consultants have managed to translate
some of their old-world thinking into ideas that work on the web. I'm
not impressed. The Internet isn't just another way to do the same old
things. It's a revolutionary medium, requiring and enabling fundamentally
different ways of communicating. Atkinson is one of the few people out
there who truly get what this means. And among the even fewer
who can help you get it, too. If you're just looking to pour
old content into a new medium, buy a scanner. But if you're serious
about making your place on the Internet--about reaching into the homes
and hearts of your constituents, to help them connect with you and each
other and with our great God--well, that's when it's time to talk to
- Todd Temple, president of MediaComplete, creator of MediaShout software
Listen up! Mike Atkinson knows ministry, and he's a man of great integrity.
Let him wrap his mind and energy around the Internet problems
that puzzle you and your ministry.
- Tony Jones, author, emergent fellow, YS speaker, Princeton Theological Seminary doctoral fellow
Mike Atkinson is one of those rare "know-it-all" types who really does
know it ALL. When it comes to the most effective and strategic use of
the Internet for business, ministry, or corporate communications, Mike
is your guy. I have seen him in action at conferences when, late at
night, after all the seminars are over and we're all supposed to be
kicking back, everyone has just one more problem for Mike to solve.
Over the laughter and refreshments, he tackles any and all comers--even
his fellow know-it-alls. Along with his wealth of experience and knowledge,
he has amassed a network of colleagues to get the job done and get it
done well, once the all-important planning is in place. And if all that
isn't enough, Mike is just a great guy. Easy-going, unflappable,
and not just a little wacky to keep things light. I give him my
100 gigabyte rating.
- C. McNair Wilson, Imaginuity Unlimited, Author / Inventor / Creative Tsunami
YouthFront is a ministry that works with thousands of churches and tens
of thousands of youth. Absolutely essential in working with youth today
is "being there." You can't "be there" for youth today if you do not
employ technology and maintain an effective web presence. With the wrong
technology and a substandard web presence, you can actually do more
harm than good for the Kingdom. Mike Atkinson is a technology guru who
has a passion for youth. He gets it. He understands what works. He knows
what makes a difference. When Mike speaks I listen. You should
- Mike King, CEO, YouthFront
His knowledge about what makes the Internet tick and what makes its
browsers happy is a rare combination. Unite that with a clear vision
of what he wants to accomplish and a standard of excellence that makes
his finished product enviable, and you've got a recipe for web success
in Mike. But Mike also knows that doing the net well is a team effort;
no one person can do it by himself. So to do the work he does at the
level he does it, he has to communicate well and listen well to clients
and team members. And he does. Mix that with his sense of humor, and
you've got someone who not only can get the work done, but also someone
you want to work with. That's rare, too.
- Perry Brown, Owner, Weaving the Web
Mike Atkinson knows the Internet--and he knows youth ministry.
It is a terrific combination that will help you if you want to do the
Internet right. If you want someone to help you get started or improve
what you have, I can't think of a better friend in the techno world
than Mike. His experience at YS has shown he can help you in your ministry.
- Tiger McLuen, President, Youth Leadership
Mike Atkinson combines years of ministry experience with business
smarts and web expertise to provide a truly uneek array of services
to the church and parachurch community. You will not be disappointed.
- Rich Van Pelt, National Director of Ministry Relationships, Compassion International
Marketing your ministry successfully--on the fluid medium the Internet
is--has never been more challenging than it is today and competition
to be heard will only intensify in the days to come. If you feel your
message has to heard, then you must utilize a design and marketing professional
like Mike Atkinson that knows the online scene inside out. I
could recommend none better!
- John Gocke, Business and Marketing Manager, Cokesbury Books Youth Ministry Unit
Does the Internet serve your organization or consume it? Mike got it
early--back in the days when people were saying, "Huh? The Internet?"
Mike saw it as a tool that could serve ministry opportunities. He's
been saying, "Wow! The Internet!" since 1995.
- June Dudley, former Internet Manager, Youth For Christ USA