Cork Tree Creative Welcomes Luke Jansen as Summer Intern

Luke Jansen

Edwardsville-based public relations and marketing firm Cork Tree Creative, Inc. announced today the addition of Luke Jansen as the firm’s summer intern.

Jansen, originally of Effingham, Ill., is a senior at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville studying marketing and public relations. During his time at the university, he has served as vice president of communications for multiple student organizations, a communications intern for two companies, and most recently, the student body president for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Jansen, with a background in social content creation, will support the firm’s staff in providing public relations, social media and online marketing services to clients throughout the region. Additionally, his background in event planning will be utilized in helping Cork Tree Creative manage several events for its clients this summer.

According to Public Relations Director Laura Reed, Cork Tree Creative is thrilled to have a high degree of talent and experience joining the team for the summer. “The entire team at Cork Tree is happy to have Luke join our team. It is always exciting to bring in a student in the field to learn from us, yet we find ourselves learning from our interns as well.”

Cork Tree Creative, Inc. to Sponsor Route 66 Festival for 6th Year in a Row

Apr. 4, 2017, EDWARDSVILLE, Ill.– St. Louis area marketing and public relations firm Cork Tree Creative, Inc. announced today that it is the Mother Road Sponsor of the Edwardsville Route 66 Festival for the sixth consecutive year.

The festival, celebrating its 20th year, will be held in Edwardsville City Park, Fri., June 9 and Sat., June 10, 2017. Jan Carpenter, owner of Cork Tree Creative, is more than thrilled to help organize and promote an event that highlights the memories of Route 66. “My team and I here at Cork Tree Creative look forward to being a part of the Route 66 Festival every year. The festival not only shares the memories of our area’s past, but it also creates new ones, and I love being able to help make that happen,” said Carpenter.

The fun-filled, family friendly event offers attractions for all ages including live music, great food, a beer and wine garden, classic car show, local art vendors, a 10K run and Trailnet bike ride for those interested. This year also offers a climbing wall and gaming truck for the kids. This free, historic event attracts several thousands of guests and is the perfect way to spend a weekend with friends and family. For more information about the festival visit and follow the festival on Twitter and like their Facebook page.

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