Employees and a dog meeting around a table

Meaningful work, meaningful memories.

We’re a group of smart, collaborative, innovative individuals who are dedicated to creating moments that matter in our work — and in our lives. Sound like you?

Top 10 reasons to think Barefoot

Be yourself

We produce world-class work without the world-class egos. As our name implies, we’re grounded and down to earth. By empowering everyone to be their true selves at work, we’re better able to serve our clients and our community.


Like the midsized Midwestern city we call home, we’re big enough to offer lots of opportunities to do cool things yet small enough for you to make a name for yourself and have an impact. One day, you might be helping develop a rebrand for a local healthcare organization; the next, you could be working on a pitch for a global client alongside our partners at RAPP.


Silos belong on farms. At Barefoot, you’ll work side by side with coworkers from different disciplines — data analysts and designers, strategists and scribes — whether you’re sitting next to each other in the office or collaborating virtually.

Be Heard

Our leadership doesn’t just listen to employee feedback — we actively seek it out when making important decisions about our ways of working. That’s why we’ve made changes like instituting no-meeting calendar blocks across all client teams.

Feel included

We’re committed to making Barefoot a more diverse, equitable and inclusive place to work through better representation, ongoing education and policy changes. Unconscious bias training, listening circles, educational emails and employee resource groups are just a few ways we demonstrate this commitment year-round.


Yes, we have a dog-friendly industrial office space with egg chairs, kombucha on tap and fridges full of sparkling water. But we also offer flexible and remote work options amid our increasingly distributed team and client base.


We’re committed to 10 core values that guide us in the work we do every day. Our monthly Kudos awards program recognizes employees who bring these values to life. And at our annual Barefies celebration, we give special recognition to the employees who live and breathe our culture and exemplify our values.


We offer many ways to connect with coworkers, whether they’re in the next room or the next state. Want to chat about that bestselling memoir you just devoured? Join our book club. Need some tips on baking a cake for your kid’s birthday? Our baking club has a tried-and-true recipe.


We’re committed to doing meaningful work not only for our clients, but also for our community at large. That’s why we contribute our time and expertise to organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters, Keep Cincinnati Beautiful and Meals on Wheels. Regardless of where you live and work, we offer two hours of paid time off every week to volunteer for a cause of your choice.


As a dynamic and growing agency, we offer career paths within all core disciplines and also work with our people to nurture emerging interests where we can. This happens within Barefoot and through partnerships and programs with fellow Omnicom agencies and resources.

Diverse employees at a company awards show

We’re guided by 10 core values and recognize employees who exemplify them with our monthly Kudos program and annual Barefies celebration.

Employees cleaning up a Cincinnati park

In addition to giving back to community organizations as a company, we also offer two hours of paid time off every week to volunteer for the cause of your choice.

How we take care of our people

Inclusive Health benefits

Medical plans that include domestic partner coverage and gender-affirming benefits, plus life insurance, disability coverage and more

Generous time off

Paid vacations, paid holidays, summer Fridays and give-back time allowance

Paid family leave

Maternity leave, paternity leave and bereavement time

Retirement plans

Employer match of your 401(k)

Growth potential

Training and professional development opportunities within Barefoot and the Omnicom network

What our employees are saying

Here’s what people think about working at Barefoot based on a 2021 employee survey.