We believe that our role is that of a strategic business partner

– not merely an advertising agency.

Our History

David Ogilvy founded the agency that would become Ogilvy & Mather in 1948. Starting with no clients and a staff of two, he built his company into one of the eight largest advertising networks in the world with more than 450 offices and 20,000 staff across 169 cities.


Barker McCormac was founded by Alex McCormac, Brian McCormac and Roger Barker in 1963 in the then Salisbury(now Harare), Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) as Barker McCormac Advertising & Marketing. In 1996 Barker McCormac Advertising & Marketing became part of the Ogilvy Worldwide Network, to become Barker McCormac Ogilvy & Mather.


Barkers Ogilvy (as we have now come to be known) has over the years grown to be the largest 360 degree communications firm in Zimbabwe, dominating the local market for six decades now. We have worked with and created adverts for some of the most iconic brands and clients.

How we build brands

Creative Design

The Team


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