Barkley’s Bloggers

Barkley is offering up its resident bloggers.

Sadly, the KC agency also offers up a lengthy disclaimer, lest we think these fine folks actually speak for the Barkley brand.
Also, Woolard Speak is missing from the list above. Yet, it’s Woolard who speaks kindly of his employer on his personal blog.

i’m headed to a little Ozark retreat with some folks from Barkley today to blur the lines. Barkley started sending a smattering of its employees – from all disciplines – to the Ozarks a few years ago. each time collaboration is king and ideas come from everywhere to address specific “assignments” launched on day one and presented on day four.
i didn’t get a chance to go when I was previously at Barkley, so i’m absolutely stoked to head out today. this is just one of a number of efforts Barkley offers to inspire its employees and keep fresh thinking front of mind. can’t wait.

About David Burn

Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. I worked for seven agencies in five states before launching my own practice in 2009. Today, I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.


  1. The disclaimer bit is something my agency has had to deal with as well. As blogs become more mainstream, the feeling is they can be interpreted as legit corporate communications. I have very mixed feelings about disclaimers yet I get why.

  2. Okay, but can we agree that lawyers (and the fear they represent) ruin the work?

  3. The disclaimer completely killed any desire on my part to actually read the blog.
    People like blogs BECAUSE they do not have legal disclaimers on them. People are sick and tiered of seeing legal disclaimers everywhere.
    Lawyers suck.