KANSAS CITY—Barkley Evergreen & Partners Public Relations is changing its agency name to Barkley Public Relations, effective immediately. The shift comes as a result of a renewed focus on the future and coordinates with the agency’s move to a new national headquarters in late October 2006. In addition to PR, Barkley’s specialties include sponsorships and events, media services, design, interactive and relationship marketing. The original name was created by combining the street names of the agency’s former Kansas City and Detroit offices, respectively. According to Brian Brooker, CEO and chief creative officer, “Our new streamlined identity honors our strong past while announcing our push to the national stage. Over the past several years, we have been quietly building one of the best agencies in the country. This shift showcases that we no longer intend to remain quiet.”
LOUISVILLE, KY—corecubed, a Kentucky-based integrated marketing communications firm, has expanded into Southwest Ohio to extend services to clients in the Midwest. The Cincinnati office will be led by marketing and public relations strategist Shara Clark, who recently joined corecubed and has more than eight years of pubic relations, marketing, creative direction and special event experience.