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Meet Laura Reed


Laura K. Reed is one of the founding partners of Cork Tree Creative. With 25 years of experience in the field of public relations and marketing, Reed provides strategic counsel and delivery of dynamic marketing programs for public and private organizations throughout the country. Her core strengths are developing public relations strategies for business and community initiatives. In addition to providing PR counsel for managing a client’s image and messaging with print and broadcast media, Reed also understands the role of social media and tactical digital advertising in today’s marketing mix.

Well versed in both traditional and digital marketing, she provides strategic, comprehensive communications programs that encompass all media, having the ability to target specific demographics with segmented messaging. Understanding that today’s public relations efforts are much more digitally focused than ever before, Reed leads a team of seasoned website content managers, writers and social media engagement specialists who can deliver a comprehensive approach to communications in the St. Louis market and beyond. Additionally, Reed provides project oversight and leads the management of the design and account teams.

Community Service
Board of Directors, Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois
Member and Chairman of the Pinnacle Awards Committee, Illinois Society of Healthcare Marketing & PR Professionals
Investor Member, Greater St. Louis, Inc.
Member, Asian Chamber of Commerce
Business Partner Membership, St. Louis Society of Association Executives



A Little More About Me...

When I'm not at Cork Tree you can find me:

In the garden.

One thing I can't live without:

Quiet time.

My favorite quote:

“Beauty is everywhere. You only have to look to see it.” - Bob Ross.

Best advice I’ve received:

Be yourself, no matter what. If you can’t be yourself around someone, then they aren’t a true friend and that’s ok. Not everyone has to be your friend.

Something that ALWAYS makes me laugh:

My dog, Gary.

The season that gives me all the feels:


Best musical artist of all time:

Elton John

What’s inspiring me in life right now?

Nature & TikTok

My go-to comfort food:

Mashed Potatoes and Gravy