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Agrimarketing : Agribusiness Employer Guide 2008
“We Create Belief.”“We Create Belief.” O&B CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY BYLOOKING FORWARD O&B AT A GLANCE Founded: 1988 Headquarters: One North Brentwood,8th Floor, St.Louis,MO 63105 Offices: St.Louis,Kansas City, Des Moines,and Guelph Employees: 144 O&B is celebrating 20 years of creating belief for its clients by investing in its future. remembering the events that got them where they are today.But that’s not the case for Osborn & Barr (O&B),North America’s largest agricultural and rural marketing agency. While the agency is extremely proud of its accomplish- ments it is honoring the momentous anniversary by looking forward and planning for an even better future — one that provides great opportunities for its employees. “2008 is a big year for O&B. We’re F marking 20 years of partnership with our clients,20 years of creating belief in our clients’brands,and 20 years of cultivating strong industry relation- ships,” says Steve Barr,O&B CEO. “But what’s most important is that it’s the beginning of exciting times. The indus- try is rapidly changing,and O&B is focused on helping drive it to the next level. We’ll be highlighting our employ- ees and their expertise in that effort.” Although agriculture has always been a major part of the U.S.economy, it has gained much more national and international attention recently as peo- ple look at alternative fuel sources, or many people,celebrating a big milestone like a 20th anniversary includes reflecting on the past and growing population demands and increasing food prices. As a result,mar- keting has an even more extensive role in the industry,which means trained and experienced professionals are in high demand for communications strat- egy and implementation. “Since we opened our doors for business,O&B has been known for recruiting employees who have an understanding and passion for agricul- tural and rural issues,”says Joe Osborn, O&B President. “As we focus on our future,we will emphasize that exper- tise even more as we advocate on behalf of agriculture and rural living.” O&B has grown to become the leading agency,because of its commit- ment to move the industry forward. “O&B has grown from a single office,one account,and four employees to a staff of more than 140 profession- als, a deep client portfolio and offices in St.Louis,Kansas City,Des Moines,and Guelph,ON,”says Osborn. “We want to Services Offered: • Brand Management • Channel Marketing • Public Relations • Public Affairs • Strategic Planning • Media Services • Event Planning • Digital Marketing • Creative Services Positions Available: • Public Relations • Account Service • Digital • Media • Creative Web Site: www.osborn-barr.com Contact: Holly Head firstname.lastname@example.org 314/746-1984 continue that momentum by evolving with our clients and offering expert insight,innovative approaches and ready access to dedicated professionals.” “For O&B,it’s not about reflecting on what got us to 20 successful years,” says Barr. “It’s about strengthening our roots and investing in our employees to ensure a promising future — for the agency and the industry as a whole.” 7
May 2008 Supplement
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