• Post-pandemic, your consumers own you—and what to do about it

    Post-pandemic, your consumers own you—and what to do about it

    Brands have evolved: The fading formula of “a product + a jingle + inescapable advertising” has morphed into a complex system of multichannel engagements that puts control of communications, and many times advertising, in the hands of consumers. What brands think of themselves is no longer enough.

    Barkley, 06/22/2020

  • Delta Faucet Sends Lead Agency Duties to Barkley

    Delta Faucet Sends Lead Agency Duties to Barkley

    Delta Faucet Company has selected Kansas City-based independent creative idea company Barkley as Delta brand’s lead agency after a competitive review. Barkley's modern consumer expertise and ability to focus on the whole brand helped it to stand out during the competitive process

    Little Black Book, 06/01/2020

  • How imagination can create a post-COVID-19 creative revolution

    How imagination can create a post-COVID-19 creative revolution

    Albert Einstein’s last theory should be a call to arms for the advertising and marketing industry.

    Fast Company, 05/14/2020

  • Reframing Marketer’s Thinking and Advertising

    Reframing Marketer’s Thinking and Advertising

    It’s time to reframe your thinking, to get creative, get practical and help people through this difficult time.

    Adweek, 04/27/2020

  • An open brief to invent your future now

    An open brief to invent your future now

    Right now, we find ourselves in the Peak Phase of this pandemic. Our central POV: Strong brands don’t go dark. They focus on useful innovation that will allow them to emerge even stronger than they were before this crisis.

    Barkley, 04/16/2020

Client Start Year End Year
U.S. Bank 2020 Current
Terminix 2019 Current
Delta Faucets 2020 Current
Fogo de Chao 2019 Current
Justin's Nut Butter 2019 Current
Marc Anthony 2019 Current
Planet Fitness 2019 Current
Dairy Queen 2012 Current
ShopRite 2019 Current
Regis Corporation 2019 Current

Barkley is an independent idea company that builds potent modern brands, inside and out.

We believe the only brands to survive will be the ones that evolve at the rate of the consumer. In the last decade, Barkley has become one of the preeminent experts on the Modern Consumer.

We're committed to knowing the modern consumer better than anyone else and building brands to meet and lead them. We do this through our three idea centers - strategy, design, and activation.

  • Joe  Sciara

    Joe Sciara

    EVP, Growth

  • Jeff King

    Jeff King

    CEO

  • Jim  Elms

    Jim Elms

    Chief Engagement Officer/CEO FutureCast

  • Dan Fromm

    Dan Fromm

    President and COO

  • Suzanne Williams

    Suzanne Williams

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Tim Galles

    Tim Galles

    Chief Idea Officer

  • Jason Parks

    Jason Parks

    Chief Growth Officer

  • Katy Hornaday

    Katy Hornaday

    EVP/Executive Creative Director

  • Stephanie  Parker

    Stephanie Parker

    SVP Brand Leadership

  • Sara Buck

    Sara Buck

    EVP/Client Operations

  • Brad Hanna

    Brad Hanna

    EVP, Director of Business Strategy

  • Chris Cardetti

    Chris Cardetti

    Executive Strategy Director

  • Amy Allen

    Amy Allen

    Chief Legal Counsel/EVP Human Resources

  • Mike Swenson

    Mike Swenson

    President/Crossroads

  • Jeff Fromm

    Jeff Fromm

    President/FutureCast

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