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Bark Media

Sharing stories that connect hearts and minds to action and purpose.

We’re inspired by leaders and organizations working toward a better future. As you develop innovative solutions to the world’s biggest challenges, our marketing and storytelling expertise will ensure people know and care about your work, allowing them to strengthen and support your mission.

Our team of experienced journalists and marketers is passionate about amplifying the stories of changemakers. We design and execute holistic marketing strategies for impact-driven organizations that include high-quality content, audience development, cross-channel marketing, and in-depth data measurement.

Together, we can share your message and thought leadership with a growing and engaged audience who will become your biggest champions.

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Your Positive Impact Is Our Success

People throughout the world care about the issues you’re working to solve. Storytelling is one of the most effective ways to engage minds, touch hearts, and inspire action. With decades of experience working in the impact space, we are adept at talking about complex issues—from regenerative agriculture and sustainable fashion to just economies and political equity—in a relatable and engaging way.

Our goal is to uplift your story and help you reach the untapped supporters who will become your most valuable advocates. Grounded in compelling messaging, our content-marketing strategy will enable your organization to identify new community members, speak to them on a human level, and provide engagement opportunities that increase your audience and influence.

We measure our success by your positive impact.

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Our Team

We’re passionate people in the Midwest. Our teammates spend many of their non-work hours striving to make our community stronger and healthier. We’re parents, farmers, friends, volunteers, artists, and lifelong learners. We’re also hard workers with extensive backgrounds in journalism, brand management, partnership development, advertising, academia, the arts, and more.

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JamesDuft

he/him Founding Partner
Jessica Kellner Headshot

JessicaKellner

she/her Founding Partner
Jennifer Kongs Headshot

JenniferKongs

she/her Founding Partner
Lindsey Siegele Headshot

LindseySiegele

she/her Founding Partner
Anna Archer Headshot

AnnaArcher

she/her Project Lead

CatherineBañez

she/her Project Administrator
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EmilyBeckman

she/her Project Associate
Susie Fagan

SusieFagan

she/her Project Lead
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HannahHuey

she/her Design Lead
Kristen Miles Headshot

KristenMiles

she/her Project Lead
Grace Padon

GracePadon

she/her Project Associate
MJ Ruff Headshot

MJRuff

they/them Project Associate
Jenny Sands Headshot

JennySands

she/her Project Lead

We’re real people who really care about what you do.
We can’t wait to amplify your story.

Who We
Work With

We work with impact-oriented organizations and thought leaders. Whether you’re a small local business or an international nonprofit, we can help amplify your stories.

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Robert Munson

"The Bark team is, in a word, amazing. I’ve worked with a lot of agencies in my career, and none have Bark’s combination of creativity, experience, professionalism, and ability to truly integrate with our day-to-day operations. When I work with the team at Bark, I don’t feel like I’m working with an agency, I’m working with uber-talented people who are as much a part of our team as anyone. They are incredibly responsive, produce measurable results, go out of their way to add value, and are an absolute blast to work with. When you combine all of that with an alignment of mission and values, you get a group that really stands out."

Robert Munson / President of SOCAP Global & Managing Director of Marketing and Communications for Sorenson Impact Center
Teo Grossman

“We work with the team at Bark Media on a daily basis, utilizing their strategic and practical expertise in communications and marketing. Their ability to professionally understand and express our culture, community, voice and mission has been essential to the mutual goals we’ve set out to achieve.”

Teo Grossman / Senior Director of Programs and Research / Bioneers
Rebecca Burgess

"We have and continue to have such a positive experience working with the Bark team. It has been a real lifesaver for our organization to be able to have the support of those well-versed in journalism, campaigning, strategic communications, and community engagement tracking. We highly recommend working with them!"

Rebecca Burgess / Executive Director / Fibershed
Leah Field

"Bark Media is more than a consultant, they are a partner in all of our communications planning and execution. No project or task is too big or too small, and the product is always high quality. And the team is exceptional; they're smart, organized, dedicated, and truly enjoyable to work with."

Leah Field / American Promise / Managing Director
Jay Coen Gilbert

“Bark’s level of experience and commitment to authentic storytelling aligns with the transparent, measurable good B Corps are doing in the world through their businesses. B Lab is a lab, experimenting with a new way of business, and Bark has been an adaptable partner in testing, modifying and executing our content-focused marketing strategy. They’ve helped us to see new avenues of potential growth, and they have the skills to apply the tactics needed to lead us down those avenues. Plus, they are really fun to work with.”

Jay Coen Gilbert / Co-Founder / B Lab