Barickman, K.C. Adman, Dies at 81

CHICAGO James Hall Barickman, who founded and ran Barickman Advertising in Kansas City, Mo., has died after a long illness. He was 81.

A Minneapolis native, Barickman began his career in the marketing department of the Pillsbury Co. before moving to Kansas City in 1959 to open a local office of St. Louis-based agency Winius-Brandon Co. He founded his own shop in 1967, and sold it and its sister agency, Bernard Hodes Advertising, to Doyle Dane Bernbach in 1980. He became a senior vice president of the latter agency and later served as chairman of the board of Barkley & Evergreen Advertising in Kansas City. He retired from the industry in 1986.

Barickman, a veteran of World War II, was an active member of the American Association of Advertising Agencies and served as president of the Association of Advertising Agencies International. He also worked with several civic organizations and was president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce Junior Achievement. He had a B.S. degree in business and finance from the University of Minnesota.

His wife Diana, five children, two stepchildren and 10 grandchildren survive him.