Cork Tree Creative Named As One of the Best PR Firms in St. Louis for Two Consecutive Years

best pr thumbCork Tree Creative, Inc. was named one of St. Louis Small Business Monthly’s (SBM) 2015 Best Public Relations Firms in the publication’s July 2015 issue on stands now.

Each month, SBM’s “Best in Business” section features St. Louis area companies aiming to be the best in their industry. Cork Tree Creative, Inc. and 25 other firms were named by SBM readers as one of the best PR firms in St. Louis. This is Cork Tree Creative’s second time making the list in its 6 years in business. 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.

“It’s a huge honor to be named as one of the SBM’s Best PR Firms,” said Cork Tree Creative co-owner and public relations director Laura Reed. “We’ve worked hard for our clients, and to be recognized by the business community means a lot to us.”

Cork Tree Creative, Inc., located at 60 S. State Route, Edwardsville, Illinois, is owned by Jan Carpenter and Laura Reed. The company offers public relations, website development, graphic design, search engine optimization, social media management services, photography/videography services and more. For more information, please call (618) 656-7333, visit or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Eason Announced as Webster University’s Outstanding Graduate

Alyssa Eason, a Social Media Specialist at Edwardsville-based marketing firm Cork Tree Creative, Inc., was recently awarded the prestigious Outstanding Graduate Award by Webster University. Eason was honored with this award for exhibiting all of the characteristics of an outstanding student including leadership, community involvement, balancing multiple commitments, and the motivation to succeed. She is only the second student to receive this award. 

Eason gives some worthwhile advice to future students deciding on their degree: “Make sure you start by choosing the right program for you. If you don’t like your program, you won’t succeed. Second, make sure you can motivate yourself. You’ve got to be a self-starter and dedicate time to your classes.” View the entire interview by visiting the Webster University Online website

At Cork Tree Creative, Alyssa Eason manages many social media programs, creates press releases and does blogging for various clients. You can learn more about Cork Tree Creative and social media management strategies by visiting their website at

Cork Tree Creative Sponsoring Route 66 Festival

It’s time to have a rocking good time at the 18th Annual Edwardsville Route 66 Festival happening Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13 at City Park in downtown Edwardsville, IL. Sponsoring the festival for the fourth consecutive year is St. Louis area marketing firm Cork Tree Creative, Inc. Cork Tree Creative is a full-service marketing and public relations firm specializing in website design, graphic design, social media, video production, photography and SEO. 

Laura Reed, owner of Cork Tree Creative, is delighted to be associated with the festival and the historical significance of Route 66. “As Mother Road Sponsor of this popular event, it has been a pleasure to help organize and promote a festival that stirs such fond memories of Route 66. Because the festival appeals to all ages, it revitalizes our area’s history for the younger generations to appreciate as well.”

The weekend’s events include a classic car cruise and show, great food, beer and wine as well as art vendors, children’s activities, Metro Milers 10K Run, Trailnet Route 66 Bicycle Ride and live music by Well Hungarians and Dr. Zhivegas. Visit for the complete event schedule, follow the festival on Twitter, or like their Facebook page.

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