About US

Our Story as a marketing agency

The perfect combination of creativity, knowledge and passion.

Back in 2009, before Facebook became the world’s largest social media platform and digital marketing was just beginning to take off, Jan Carpenter and Laura Reed came together to form Cork Tree Creative. What they envisioned? A full-service marketing agency, capable of providing clients with a wide range of marketing services.

From graphic design and website design to social media management, public relations services, and even custom photography and videography, Cork Tree Creative provides clients throughout the Metro East with quality, innovation and creativity parallel to that of larger St. Louis agencies, all while conveniently located in Edwardsville, Illinois.  

Fast-forward to modern day, and not only has our marketing services grown, but so has our team! Now, we are pros when it comes to digital marketing, search engine optimization, Google Analytics and so much more!

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We don’t just provide marketing services for your business, we become experts in it.

From the very beginning, we take the time to sit down with you to understand your business. Then, we create a custom marketing services program to suit you and your goals.

Think of us as an extension of your existing staff! No matter your idea – whether it’s the creation of a logo for your brand, a website redesign or company promotional items for your next event, we’re here to develop a strategy and help with the process. Above all, we work to make our clients’ lives easier. Therefore, they work with us as their marketing agency for years to come. 

In conclusion, at Cork Tree Creative, we pride ourselves in not only being good at what we do, but we also enjoy doing it. This is where good ideas grow, and our clients tend to agree! 

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We are a WBENC  & WOSB Certified marketing agency

Cork Tree Creative is proud to be both Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) certified. These certifications recognize our fearless leaders, Jan and Laura, and validates us as a 51% women owned, controlled, operated and managed business. Therefore, if your business is required to work with a minority-owned business, we may be a good fit for your outsourced marketing agency. 

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What Our Clients Have to Say

Cork Tree Creative has been a fantastic resource for me in starting my own practice. From the start, my team has offered their skills and expertise to ensure that my business endeavors had an immediate and determined path toward success. I have loved working with them, and I value the fact that they are locally owned. I would trust no one else with my marketing strategies!
Kristen Strieker
Kristen Strieker
Cork Tree Creative is all we need in one place. They are good and honest, hardworking and responsive, fun and creatively trending. They are very easy to work with and go over and above anything asked. They "get it" whenever you have an idea or a need. They make you feel like your are their only client - you are their priority. Cork Tree Creative is part of our team - home team!
trina vetter
trina vetter
They have done a fantastic job managing all our advertising and social media. They have spent the time getting to know our business so they can make suggestions and forecast our needs. Highly recommend them!
Dispatch/ Install
Dispatch/ Install
Cork Tree is a great team with great energy. They make our work easier and bring expertise and fresh ideas consistently. So glad to be working with them.
Marnie Deschaine
Marnie Deschaine
We used Cork Tree Creative to market our Annual Gateway Dragon Boat Festival and also for some video editing. They did a great job! They were so easy and responsive to work with. We plan to use them again!
Sharla McGinnis
Sharla McGinnis

105 Plaza Ct, Edwardsville, IL 62025

(618) 656-7333