We build whole brands for modern consumers.

1740 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, United States

Barkley Overview

Number of Employees
250 - 499
Minimal Budget
$50,000 & Up
Average Hourly Rate
Year Founded
Barkley is an independent creative + innovation company that uncovers the good in every brand. Our job is to imagine and create a brand’s biggest possible future by not only solving business problems with creativity but by inventing opportunities through innovation and invention. It’s what we call future-proofing.
Barkley, a nominee for the 2022 AdWeek Agency of the Year, is a full-service, independent creative idea business that aids in the development of entire brands and their greatest potential. With the firm conviction that all brands, including ours, can be a force for good in the world, we are dedicated to understanding modern consumers and employees better than anyone else. We are delighted to be a Certified B Corporation.
1740 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, United States

Areas of Expertise

  • Digital Marketing Expertise
  • Branding Expertise
  • Advertising Expertise
Digital Marketing Expertise
Digital Marketing Expertise
  • Integrated Marketing
  • Marketing Analytics
Branding Expertise
Branding Expertise
  • Naming
  • B2B Branding
Advertising Expertise
Advertising Expertise
  • Adtech


  • Boutique
  • Fashion
  • Food and Beverage
  • Beer
  • Travel
  • Crypto

Client Types

  • Small Businesses

Barkley Portfolio

  • Barkley - Russell Athletic: Settle Your Score Case Study
    Russell Athletic: Settle Your Score Case Study
  • Barkley - Hershey Take5 Case Study
    Hershey Take5 Case Study
  • Barkley - Dairy Queen Case Study
    Dairy Queen Case Study

Barkley Team Bios

  • CEO
    Jeff King
    Jeff started his career as an intern with Barkley. After five years in account management, he left to broaden his experience. Jeff moved back and served in a variety of roles before becoming CEO in 2009. Jeff has 25 years of experience in franchise retail including Sonic Drive-In and Dairy Queen.
  • President/ COO
    Dan Fromm
    President/ COO
    Dan has been with Barkley for 14 years. As President and COO, Dan manages client teams and oversees our digital, media, creative and innovation efforts. He ensures that we are delivering our best work to clients, pushing our agency and our clients into the new marketing landscape.
  • EVP/ Managing Director
    Jason Parks
    EVP/ Managing Director
    Jason has 20+ years of experience developing brand strategy in the CPG, retail and consumer goods categories. At Barkley, he oversees all client relationships with a focus on driving business results. He was recently honored as one of Kansas City’s 40 most influential business leaders under 40.

Barkley Clients

  • Dairy Queen
  • Cargill
  • At Home
  • Spirit Airlines
  • Payless
  • Russell Athletic
  • Dairy Farmers of America
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Wingstop
  • AMC Theaters

Barkley Awards

  • American Advertising Federation Awards
  • Reggies
  • Shorty
  • Cannes Lions
  • One Show