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Cork Tree Creative Voted One of Best Marketing Firms for 2015

Cork Tree Creative, Inc. has been voted one of St. Louis Small Business Monthly’s (SBM) 2015 Best Marketing Firms in the publication’s November 2015 issue on stands now.

The monthly SBM’s “Best in Business” section features St. Louis area companies aiming to be the best in their industries. Cork Tree Creative, Inc. and 25 other firms were named by SBM readers as one of the best marketing firms in St. Louis. The woman-owned business was also named one of best public relations firms in St. Louis for two consecutive years by SBM. 

SBM polls its readers monthly, identifying the best businesses in the area in a particular industry. Cork Tree Creative, Inc. topped the list out of more than 200 nominations submitted throughout the region. “There’s nothing more satisfying than focusing on a career that you enjoy, working with a team of professionals that exceed the expectations of clients every day,” said Laura Reed, co-owner and public relations director at Cork Tree Creative, Inc. “Our team is thrilled that our agency is considered one of the area’s best marketing firms and our goal is continued success, growth and having fun while doing it.”

Cork Tree Creative Promotes Nicole Dicks to Senior Account Executive

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill., Oct. 7, 2015 – Edwardsville-based public relations firm, Cork Tree Creative Inc., today announced that Nicole Dicks was promoted to Senior Account Executive.

Dicks, a lifelong resident of Madison County, graduated from Eastern Illinois University (EIU) with a bachelor’s degree in Communications in 1993. She also studied advertising, marketing, and public relations during her time at EIU, and was a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority. She is excited about her new job title and the enhanced responsibilities that go along with it for Cork Tree Creative. “I’m thrilled for this promotion and to be a part of such a wonderful, hardworking team. It’s been a fulfilling journey, working with Cork Tree Creative since the beginning and contributing to the agency’s success. Every day is fun and never boring,” Dicks said.

Nicole Dicks has been with Cork Tree Creative since 2011. For Cork Tree Creative, she is a copywriter, editor and project manager, developing marketing plans for clients while overseeing search engine optimization programs and social media strategies. She currently lives in Glen Carbon, Ill. with her husband and two children.

Cork Tree Creative, Inc., located at 60 S. State Route, Edwardsville, Ill., is owned by Jan Carpenter and Laura Reed. For more information, please call (618) 656-7333, visit http://www.corktreecreative.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

Cork Tree Creative Serves as Partner Sponsor for 10th Annual SIUE Day

Cork Tree Creative, Inc. was proud to be a Partner Sponsor for the 10th annual SIUE Day community event that occurred on Thursday, Oct. 15 at Dunham Hall on the SIUE campus. Public Relations Director Laura Reed and Social Media Specialist Alyssa Eason attended the event, which drew nearly 200 community leaders and business people to the networking breakfast.

“It was another great event for SIUE, and Cork Tree Creative was proud to be a sponsor for this excellent networking opportunity,” said Reed. “It’s always wonderful to have an opportunity to strengthen our relationship with the University and meet new faces in the community.”

The event was an opportunity for community business leaders to connect with key SIUE personnel, learn more ways to partner with the University and meet new businesses in the Edwardsville area and neighboring communities.

Cork Tree Creative, Inc., located at 60 S. State Route, Edwardsville, Illinois, is a full-service marketing and public relations agency owned by Jan Carpenter and Laura Reed. For more information, please call (618) 656-7333, visit http://www.corktreecreative.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin or Google+. 

Cork Tree Creative Social Media Specialist Joins Young Professional Group

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill., Sept. 23, 2015 – Edwardsville-based public relations firm, Cork Tree Creative Inc., today announced that its social media specialist, Alyssa Eason, joined the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professional Group (YPG).  

Eason, a lifelong resident of Madison County, graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication, and graduated with her master’s degree from Webster University in 2015 in Communications Management. 

She is excited about the potential this group could mean for herself and for Cork Tree Creative. “I’m thrilled to join The Young Professionals Group and to help further the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce's mission. I look forward to growing both professionally and personally, improving my leadership skills and developing business alliances,” Eason said.

Eason has been with Cork Tree Creative since Nov. of 2014. For Cork Tree Creative, she develops social media plans for clients, manage online projects and assists with writing projects. She is responsible for managing statistics and reports for businesses to help develop and implement plans that help companies achieve their organizational goals.

Cork Tree Creative, Inc., located at 60 S. State Route, Edwardsville, Ill., is owned by Jan Carpenter and Laura Reed. For more information, please call (618) 656-7333, visit http://www.corktreecreative.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

Cork Tree Creative, Inc. Sponsoring Annual Oktoberfest

Dust off your lederhosen - it's Oktoberfest time! Cork Tree Creative, Inc. is one of the sponsors for this year’s Annual Oktoberfest in City Park on Saturday, Sept 19 from 11am-8pm. Hosted by Global Brew Tap House, Gori Julian & Associates have signed-on to help sponsor the event, raising funds and awareness towards the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF). Try some German bier, listen to a variety of German-inspired tunes and enjoy Gus’ Pretzels along with food from 1818 Chophouse and Cleveland-Heath. 

New this year, Gori Julian & Associates is raffling off a chance to with a Trip for Two to Germany with brewery tour for only $10 per ticket. Also, the Tap Snap Photo Booth will be on-site accepting donations towards MARF. 

All ages are welcome to enjoy the event, but you have to be 21 to drink. Want to learn more? Visit the Global Brew events page at http://globalbrew.com/events. See you at the festival!