about our agency
Barnes Agency is a full-service marketing, advertising, and public relations firm based in West Virginia. We possess experienced leadership and the proven ability to create powerful and inspirational campaigns that are unique, that stand out and most importantly, get results. Barnes Agency also has a regionally unprecedented ability to look at life from a client’s perspective. With leaders who maintain more than 50 years of combined experience in the corporate marketing arena, Barnes Agency’s leaders have been clients. That gives Barnes Agency the unique perspective of developing initiatives from the client’s point of view and with a diligent eye toward achieving not only awareness but results.
Barnes Agency was founded in May 2003. The agency’s sole owner, president, and founder, Jeffrey M. Barnes, armed with 20 years of nationally-recognized non-profit and for-profit hospital system marketing and public relations experience, decided after years of research that a need existed in the region for an agency that specialized in healthcare marketing and public relations. Nearly 15 years later, Barnes Agency still specializes in healthcare marketing but has expanded in size, scope, and quality to successfully serve a variety of non-profit organizations, the legal industry, the banking industry, the tourism industry, retail and manufacturing businesses, the education sector and university athletics. Today, Barnes Agency’s clients include organizations such as Marshall University, Marshall University Athletics, The Greenbrier and The Greenbrier Classic to name a few.
A proud community supporter, Barnes Agency’s continued success has allowed it each year to become even more philanthropic as a sponsor and supporter of numerous community and statewide non-profit organizations and causes it believes will benefit West Virginians. In addition, the agency is currently looking to expand its footprint to other locations throughout the nation.
To date, Barnes Agency and its leadership have received over 400 regional and national awards for advertising excellence.