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Cork Tree Creative Welcomes Julie Cheatham as Senior Account Executive

Julie Cheatham

Edwardsville-based public relations and marketing firm Cork Tree Creative, Inc. announced today the addition of Julie Cheatham as a Senior Account Executive.

Cheatham, a Collinsville resident, has over 10-years of experience in the communication industry including television media, governmental communications and healthcare public relations. Her diverse experience will assist in supporting the firm’s client-base with their marketing and public relations needs.

Cheatham received her bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, her master’s degree in organizational communication from Murray State University and she expects to graduate in 2019 with an additional master’s degree in public relations from Webster University.

“We are all very excited to welcome Julie as a member of our team,” said Laura Reed, Director of Public Relations at Cork Tree Creative. “Her comprehensive background in communications will serve as a valuable asset as we continue growing and expanding our client-base.”

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Cork Tree Creative, Inc., located at 105 Plaza Court, Edwardsville, Ill., is owned by Jan Carpenter and Laura Reed and has recently been awarded Best Marketing Firm and Best PR Firm by St. Louis Small Business Monthly. For more information, please call (618) 656-7333, visit http://www.corktreecreative.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn.

Reed and Rothe Join Public Relations Society of America

We are happy to announce that Laura Reed and Jaci Rothe recently joined the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) St. Louis Chapter. PRSA St. Louis is one of the leading public relations professional organizations in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Laura Reed, Director of Public Relations and co-owner of Cork Tree Creative, and Jaci Rothe, Account Executive, are both very excited to be a part of such an influential organization in the PR industry. “As a new member of PRSA St. Louis, I truly look forward to networking with fellow PR professionals, as well as exchanging ideas and experiences to further develop my knowledge of the ever-changing, growing industry,” said Reed.

Look out for Reed and Rothe at PRSA St. Louis meetings, events and forums. If you see them out and about, be sure to stop and say hi! To learn more about PRSA St. Louis, visit: http://prsastlouis.org/index.php.

Cork Tree Creative, Inc., located at 105 Plaza Ct., Edwardsville, Ill., is owned by Jan Carpenter and Laura Reed, and has recently been awarded Best Marketing Firm and Best PR Firm by St. Louis Small Business Monthly. For more information, please call (618) 656-7333, visit http://www.corktreecreative.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn.

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Cork Tree Creative Welcomes Amanda Juenger as Fall Intern

Amanda Juenger

Edwardsville-based public relations and marketing firm Cork Tree Creative Inc. announced today the addition of Amanda Juenger as the firm’s fall intern.

Juenger, born and raised in Maryville, Ill., will graduate from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville this fall with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and advertising. During her time at the university, she received four scholarships for academic achievement and creative expression within the Department of Mass Communications. Most recently, she was asked by the department to be the “face” of a promotional campaign to raise money for a $300,000 media convergence lab.

With a background in graphic design and media advertising, Juenger will assist the firm’s staff in providing social media content, graphic and web design, advertising campaigns, and public relations services to clients throughout North America. Her background in public speaking and communication will be utilized with many of this fall’s events for the firm’s St. Louis area clients.

Co-owner and public relations director Laura Reed says Cork Tree Creative is thrilled to have such a creative and talented individual join the firm this fall. “Everyone on our team is excited to start working with Amanda. Her hard-working nature and creative mind is sure to bring a lot to the team,” remarked Reed.

Cork Tree Creative, Inc., located at 105 Plaza Ct., Edwardsville, Ill., is owned by Jan Carpenter and Laura Reed, and has recently been awarded Best Marketing Firm and Best PR Firm by St. Louis Small Business Monthly. For more information, please call (618) 656-7333, visit http://www.corktreecreative.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn.

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