Barkley ECD Katy Hornaday To Chair AMP Awards

Our ECD, Katy Hornaday, just received another honor to add to her long list of who’s-who-in-the-ad-world awards—and we’re especially proud of this one. This time, she’s been named chairperson for the 2019 AMP Awards for Music & Sound in New York City. In the position, she’ll advise the competition on creative standards and lead its...

Politics and Brands: The Myth of Playing It Safe

Brands aren’t avoiding politics. They would just prefer you not notice. This is the bold statement around which our SVP of Intelligence David Gutting wove his latest op-ed for Little Black Book—this time on the subtlety of brands’ activities with politics in the wake of Bud Light’s corn syrup controversy. “‘Playing it safe’ isn’t what...

Muse Series: Man About Man On Wire

We’re big on inspiration here. As a creative ideas company, we have to be. To us, ideas are currency—because the brands with the most creative ideas are the brands that win. Win respect. Win loyalty. Win big skrilla. This mad pursuit of creative ideas requires us to look everywhere for them, which is why our...

Independence is our unfair advantage

Independence is a state-of-mind for Barkley partners and a creative brief for our entire organization, from New York to Boulder. It’s the creative condition that keeps us nimble as an organization, brave in our careers, making things that mean something, and investing in the brands we work with—free from the anxiety of staying relevant. Independence...

What’s on Paul Corrigan’s Desk?

Next to the plant wall on the third floor of the historic TWA building we call home-away-from home sits Paul Corrigan, executive design director and part-time banjo maker. A carefully curated collection of mementos not only inspires him and whoever stops by his desk for a meeting, it’s also the topic of his latest feature...

ICR Selects Gen Z Expert Jeff Fromm as Keynote Speaker

Our modern consumer expert, Jeff Fromm, has been selected as the keynote speaker for the 21st annual ICR conference in Orlando, FL on January 14. “We are thrilled to welcome Jeff Fromm as our keynote speaker for our 21st annual conference,” said Tom Ryan, chief executive officer of ICR. “Every generation has a unique set...