Barkley hired Jason Elm as executive creative director, responsible for the final product of every creative asset of the agency as well as the overall leadership of Barkley's creative team. He will
work directly with Tim Galles, chief idea officer. Elm's prior experience includes creative leadership roles at DDB California and Deutsch LA, where Elm spent 15 years and played a large role in the
agency growth. At Deutsch LA, he spearheaded accounts and creative campaigns for Sony PlayStation, Diamond Foods, Expedia.com and TGIFridays. "We are building Barkley into one of the most sought-after
creative companies in the world," said Jeff King, CEO, Barkley. "Doing that means that we need the most talented people in our industry to make their homes in Kansas City and at Barkley. Jason is
proof that what we have built at Barkley is working."