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We Know What We Like — And What We Like Works Well

We know a thing or two about great advertising. Don’t @ us. Actually, we’re kind of…obsessed with all things advertising and marketing. And yes, some may call us nerdy. But we prefer “independently and collectively passionate.” To give y’all a little insight as to how our ad minds work, we wanted to share some of […]
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Barker & Christol Listed in Top 1,000 Best Agencies in the World

Let’s address the elephant in the room! We’re ranked number 960 out of’s top 1,000. For perspective, according to Quora there are 120,000 agencies in the US and 500,000+ worldwide. So, Barker & Christol is ranked in the top .2% of agencies in the world!  Also, there are only 2 other Nashville advertising agencies on the […]
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Mailbox Inspiration: A Magnificent Magazine

I’ve always been in love with design. Now, working in an ad agency, even as an intern, I’m starting to see what makes great commercial design and where short cuts weaken it. Take, for instance, last week I opened my mailbox and found a Patagonia magazine stuffed between bills and junk mail. I immediately spent […]
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Don’t Cross the Streams

Don’t cross the streams… Okay let us explain.   One of the most difficult parts of composing an effective marketing strategy is knowing what media to choose without contaminating the the other streams.  You’ve heard me say it again and again, marketing is about hitting the right audience with the right message through the right […]
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Well Maintained Unit R2-D2 Joins B&C

The well maintained unit R2-D2 has joined Barker & Christol. R2-D2 will hold a multifunctional role at B&C as both director of technology and in house video director. His holoprojector, data storage features, and sophisticated computer access equipment will allow him to be of utmost use to Barker & Christol. “We’re so excited to bring R2-D2 […]
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Our Favorite ADDYs

We dressed up, we went, we clapped and we took photos of all our favorites!   Steve’s Favorites: [ezcol_1half][/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end][/ezcol_1half_end]   Brooks’ Favorites: [ezcol_1half][/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end][/ezcol_1half_end]   Autumn’s Favorites: [ezcol_1half][/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end][/ezcol_1half_end]   And we all agree that this “Nothing Shall Be Impossible” spot for Saint Thomas Health completely deserved the Gold it won! Way to go Bohan […]
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