CHALLENGE: Install AV, voice, and data communications systems that encourage employees to work creatively and collaboratively.
SOLUTION: Hire a systems integrator that provides both AV and IT support as well as designs complex systems that are easy to use.
AS THE LARGEST EMPLOYEE-OWNED advertising agency in the United States, Barkley's client list includes nationally known brands such as Sonic, Blue Bunny Ice Cream, and Build-a-Bear Workshop. The agency constantly innovates its creative processes to produce the best advertising for its clients. So when the agency moved into new headquarters, Barkley management decided to work with a single vendor to craft a collaborative environment where AV technology fosters creativity. SKC — a systems integrator in Shawnee Mission, Kan., that specializes in AV, voice, and data systems — started work on the project in March 2006.