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Super Bowl Ads

Our Favorite Super Bowl Ads in 2019

Here at Barker & Christol we live and breathe advertising. So, of course, once the Super Bowl is over we love to commiserate about our favorite ads and discuss what we think is some of the year’s best advertising work.
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A Broadly Specific Design

By design, many of the messages we see every day are broadly specific. Here’s a definition of broadly specific messaging – “A memorable or stirring statement that uses broad and specific elements.” For a mental picture, being broadly specific is like climbing a mountain. On the peak of the mountain sits a massive oak tree. […]
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It’s just a word.

We’re on a mission at B&C these days. Our goal — to eliminate the word JUST from our vocabulary. This four-letter word ranks as one of the most powerful and underestimated words in English. Michelle and Brooks will take you on a journey of a diminutive word of great power. Thoughts from Brooks: It’s my […]
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The B&C Agency

In an ongoing discussion, Steve Barker and Brooks Christol of Barker & Christol casually talk about their precocious but mature advertising agency. Both partners – Steve Barker is Creative Director, Brooks Christol is Chief Strategist and Utility Player – answered my questions, and they’ll answer yours, too. Just tag them #B&C_Q&A. SO WHAT BROUGHT YOU […]
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5-stars on Clutch

Barker & Christol Gets 5-Stars on Clutch   We’ve had a lot to celebrate recently. With a successful 2017 under our belts, including being recognized as a top Nashville advertising agency, we’re taking on 2018 with an eye for opportunity, challenge, and great client relationships. There’s nothing like starting off the year with a win, […]
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Google “bAdWords”

Google “bAdWords”: What are Negative Keywords Anyway? Google. We all use it. If you’re reading this, you probably even use AdWords. But, are you getting everything you can out of your AdWords campaigns? Are you getting the best return on your investment out of your ads? Well, if you’re not utilizing negative keywords in your […]
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A Year in Review: B&C 2017

This past year has been one to remember here at Barker & Christol. We’ve had a lot of ups and downs. And by “ups” we mean getting up to go get food and by “downs” we mean laying our heads down for a nap. Our shenanigans have brought us a ton of memorable moments, so […]
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Search Basics: SEO 101

Search Basics: SEO 101 Search.  What is it?  Why is it so important?  Search has become integrated into the fabric of our society.  In fact, over 200 billion searches are performed a month.  Google, the internet search giant, has become a household name.  Information that we would once have had to spend hours searching for at […]
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