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Stretch PR Expands Services to Include Marketing Communications

Chris Barricks joins the agency as creative director

CHICAGO — May 14, 2024 — Stretch PR, the Chicago-based agency focused on business and sports, today announced an expansion of services to include marketing communications and welcomed Chris Barricks as creative director. Stretch PR now pairs proficiencies in the latest digital and analytics technologies with dynamic, talented public relations and marketing communications professionals to drive impact and deliver results beyond expectations.

Chris will be responsible for working with clients and colleagues to shape marketing strategy, and for concepting, copywriting and managing creative work-products. He will direct a team of writers, art directors, designers, producers, editors, animators, composers and photographers to execute stand-out marketing communications programs for Stretch PR clients.

“I have worked with Chris in the past to introduce new brands to the U.S. market, and I know how talented he is as a creative mind and execution lead,” said Amy Littleton, president of Stretch PR. “I look forward to bringing more services to our clients and growing new client relationships with Chris on the team.”

Chris began his creative career in the mailroom as an unpaid intern at a $250 million agency. Twelve years later, he was creative director of that agency. Chris went on to help build a successful advertising group within ESPN’s largest independent programming provider. His award-winning work has appeared nationally and internationally via broadcast and digital advertising campaigns, trade show exhibits and print productions.

“Stretch PR is known for pushing the boundaries of public relations and delivering creative solutions,” said Chris Barricks. “Marketing communications are a natural extension of that creativity and another effective avenue to provide positive results. I’m excited to join Amy and the Stretch PR team to bring these competencies to our clients.”

Within the marketing communications discipline led by Chris, Stretch PR will expand its services to include collateral and sales presentations, corporate identity and logo design, print and digital advertising, trade show exhibits and promotions, video/audio production, website design and development, and more.