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Holly Jolly Masterpieces: Our Favorite Christmas Ads

Each and every year after the last trick-or-treat has been said and the moldy carved pumpkins make their way to the dumpsters, jingle bells start ringing for the Christmas season on its way. Personally, I can’t truly celebrate Christmas until I force that last bite of Thanksgiving turkey down my gullet. But lots of the […]
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One Ridiculously Simple Trick to Change the World

At Barker & Christol, we believe strongly that it’s our mission to change the world. Lofty? Maybe. We know that advertising can change minds, but can it change hearts? We think so. To support our mission of changing the world, we have a group of passionate and devoted individuals who donate their time and talents to support charitable work in our community. We’d like to use this blog post to shine a light on some of the incredible organizations we work with, and inspire you to find your own passion project.
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The Making of an April Fools’ Day Prank

An inside look into the minds of the creative geniuses that work at an advertising agency. Since most people’s frame of reference is Mad Men we’re going to show you how things really go down. And no, there are no old fashioneds involved.
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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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Illustrative drawling of people side by side saying the word just.

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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Steve and Brooks taking a photo together at the office space

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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