What began as a regional PR firm has today grown to become a national leader in reputation management, cause branding and influencer relations. Operating from the heart of the country, Crossroads is an agency built for the future. Our Midwestern work ethic shines through as we use every available tool to inject a dose of real communication into our clients’ organizations.
Crossroads launched in May 2012 after originally being established as Barkley & Evergreen Public Relations in 1987 as part of an integrated ad agency of the same name. After nearly 30 years, neither our affiliation with Barkley nor our steadfast commitment to delivering best-in-class PR services has changed. We are housed in the onetime corporate headquarters of TWA airlines within Kansas City's Crossroads area--one of the largest arts districts in the country.
Our philosophy is to be real. It's our purpose, our mantra, our rally cry. Real guides the way we counsel our clients and how we interact with one another. As a transparent, purpose-driven communication company, Crossroads exists to help brands identify and live their real story and attract and engage like-minded customers. In short, we always keep it real.
We love our neighborhood. We’re nestled in the Crossroads, and that’s just one reason we chose our name. The other? It represents what we do for our clients - we guide them through the crossroads they face. At the corner of 18th & Main Street, we're proud to be in one of Kansas City's most vibrant and bustling districts, surrounded by independent restaurants, national landmarks and local attractions.
Barkley is the largest independent, employee-owned agency in the country. Housed in the same building, we easily and strategically tap into Barkley’s capabilities, including creative and design, video production, media activation, social media, campaign analytics, Millennial insights and an innovation lab on behalf of clients when and as needed.
Since 1993, Crossroads has been a part of a global effort to create a seamless partnership model through the IPREX network of independent communications firms. IPREX is a $200 million network employing 1,500 staff in more than 100 offices worldwide. With offices in 35 countries, IPREX truly offers Crossroads, and our clients, the ability to attain global scale and reach.