San Francisco’s Camp + King Expands with a New Chicago Office

By Erik Oster 

San Francisco-based agency Camp + King is expanding with a second office in Chicago.

“We intend to run a one-office, two-location model that gives clients access to the totality of Camp + King in San Francisco and Chicago,” Camp + King CEO Jamie King said in a statement. “Our intent is to create a long corridor between the Presidio of San Francisco and State Street in Chicago.”

LBB notes the expansion allows Camp + King to service its Midwestern and Eastern clients, including Energizer, which has its headquarters in St. Louis. Camp + King was named Energizer’s AOR back in January of 2016, following a review launched the previous October.

Camp + King named Kristin Barbour as managing director for the new Chicago office. Barbour is a DDB veteran of over twenty years and spent the past seven years as senior vice president, group creative director and strategic business lead on the agency’s Conagra Brands account, following over two years in the same role for the agency’s Wrigley business. She joined DDB Chicago as a vice president, account director back on the McDonald’s account in 1996 before eventually transferring to Kraft Foods some eleven years later. Prior to joining DDB she spent over two years as an account executive with Campbell Ewald, working on the Chevrolet account.

“Kristin is a dynamic leader who embodies the city of Chicago and understands the vision of Camp + King,” King said. “She is the perfect person to build our brand there.”

“I am excited to have direct access to the creative talent in Chicago,” added Camp + King co-founder and chief creative officer Roger Camp. “Like the city, the talent is soulful and expressive, and I intend to apply Chicago and San Francisco teams to all of our client briefs, regardless of location. We intend to marry West Coast dreaming with Chicago work ethic to best solve client briefs.”

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