About us

Our History

We believe that our role is that of a strategic business partner – not merely an advertising agency. 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.


Big ideas don't come from thin air. They take top-notch research, valuable customer insights and talented people all working together to not only meet the clients' goals, but exceed them. Your connection with your target is key and we can help you manage that, not only for the sake of good communication, but for the mega goal of every brand: A relationship with their consumer.

Creative Strategy

We have the ability to use actionable insights to get an inside view of the customer journey. Through this, we can put together effective strategies to influence behaviour. We aim to create an identity that will stick with people for a long time. Our whole team- Designers, writers, strategists and so many more work together to bring your brand to life.

Public Relations

A good PR agency tells you what you need to hear – not what you want to hear. We can give you the kind of advice that will benefit your company's image and bottom line. A crisis hitting your brand is out of your control. How you react shouldn’t be. Let us work with you to create a smart and effective plan to immediately and effectively deal with any unexpected crisis


Email : info@barkersogilvy.co.zw

Address : 27 Argyll Drive, Newlands, Harare

Phone : + 263 242 782 870


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