Nicole Dicks

Account Executive

One of Cork Tree Creative’s first employees, Nicole Dicks has worked closely with the firm’s founders on numerous accounts and projects. With a background in marketing, public relations, and event management, Dicks manages several accounts for the firm and assists all members of the team in strategic planning and copywriting. Deliverables for her clients include the execution of social media campaigns, comprehensive budget planning, media relations, fundraising efforts, and brand management.

Nicole Dicks’ strength lies in her ability to listen to the client’s business objectives and expectations and help to create a marketing campaign that encompasses those goals. As an account executive, she works closely with the client to define the brand and the messaging needed to get the job done. Working closely with the Cork Tree Creative graphic design team, she melds the client’s vision for each project and executes the concept.

Among her accomplishments are:

  • Experience working at a start-up wireless cable company on the ground level, learning every aspect of the business. Became proficient in operations, collections, carriage agreements, pay-per-view marketing, collections and payroll. Her role started as marketing coordinator but eventually grew into Marketing Manager for the organization, also fulfilling a role as Human Resources Manager because there was a need.
  • Created an accredited customer training program as marketing and training manager that became a profit-center for a nationally recognized HVAC leader. Single-handedly hired instructors, selected class content and helped to produce it, while overseeing all of the training program’s marketing and promotion. Handled all registrations, payments and program’s account ledger in addition to her day-to-day marketing duties.
  • Coordinated and managed multiple fundraising campaign initiatives and events for various local parks campaigns. Dicks also works with the Watershed Nature Center and the Edwardsville Arts Center to raise funds and awareness in the community.
  • Proficient in Google Analytics, Wordtracker, Hootsuite, Trajectory Social,, Deftly and windows-based products and social media platforms.
  • Event management experience for clients that include a fundraising event for a national law firm, a regional family-favorite festival and multiple smaller campaigns aimed at raising funds for parks and recreation facilities and campaigns.
  • Proficient in technical writing, producing search engine optimization (SEO) content that weaves searchable keywords into client’s websites, blogs and more.

Nicole’s Bucket List

  • Visit Greece and surrounding Islands
  • Scuba dive all the major reefs
  • Turn my journals into a best-selling novel
  • Be a pianist in a swanky piano bar
  • Take a hot air balloon ride with Kurt
  • Actually FINISH one of my numerous paintings and SELL IT!

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