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!

OUR marketing

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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

Kristen Strieker
Kristen Strieker
2020-11-17
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!
trina vetter
trina vetter
2020-11-17
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!
Dispatch/ Install
Dispatch/ Install
2020-11-11
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!
Marnie Deschaine
Marnie Deschaine
2020-11-10
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.
Sharla McGinnis
Sharla McGinnis
2020-11-09
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!
Elizabeth Heller
Elizabeth Heller
2020-11-09
We just started working with CorkTree Creative and we have been very impressed with their work! They are very professional and have been great in developing a plan and following through.
Caitlin Lagemann
Caitlin Lagemann
2020-11-06
I've worked with Cork Tree Creative for over 5 years on all things public relations, marketing, advertising, and branding. They consistently go above and beyond for their clients and have been a key player in developing a cohesive marketing strategy that evolves with the times. I highly recommend using Cork Tree Creative as a business partner for any of your marketing needs, small or large.
Development Mgr
Development Mgr
2020-11-05
Cork Tree Creative was generous enough to help us redesign our logo at the Metro East Humane Society earlier this year, and we can't recommend them enough!! They listened to exactly what we were looking for, communication was above and beyond, and we couldn't be happier with the finished product.
Natalie Head
Natalie Head
2020-11-05
It was important for me to choose a local company. I love small businesses and have nothing but respect for Cork Tree Creative. Don’t let the word “small” scare you away… they have BIG creative minds working within their firm! They are truly accessible at all times which is important in the marketing/communications world. As a one person department, they are truly an extension of my marketing team.
Lura January
Lura January
2020-11-05
Cork Tree was amazing when it came to our organization's website re-design. They helped us find the best solutions for making our site accessible to all while still in our non-profit budget. The team there is exceptionally responsive and very friendly!

105 Plaza Ct, Edwardsville, IL 62025

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