Cork Tree Creative Welcomes New Clients: Retains Dunkin' Donuts for a Second Year

Cork Tree Creative, Inc., a full-service marketing and public relations firm located in downtown Edwardsville today announced several new clients for 2017 and the retention of Dunkin’ Donuts for a second-year term.

Cork Tree Creative announces new clients: Ace Grease Service Incorporated based in Millstadt, Grand Rental Station headquartered in Fairview Heights, Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation and Accelerated Performance Technicians, both based in Edwardsville. The firm also announced the retention of Dunkin Donuts’ as its client for a second year term. Cork Tree Creative provides local PR and social media support for America's favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Each of these clients has a unique set of marketing needs and offers a unique set of services to the Metro-East and Greater St. Louis areas.

“We are happy to welcome our new clients into the Cork Tree Creative family. Together, we will help these businesses and organizations better achieve their goals and improve their client relations.” remarks public relations director, Laura Reed.

The firm values the opportunity to work with each of its individual clients to expand reach, improve relations with target audiences and help clients advance up the ladder in each respective industry. Each has its own set of public relations and marketing needs including social media management, photography and videography, website design, print and digital design, public relations management and marketing strategy. The firm prides itself on clients’ success stories as well as the diverse group of organizations it works with.

Cork Tree Creative Welcomes Luke Jansen as Summer Intern

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Edwardsville-based public relations and marketing firm Cork Tree Creative, Inc. announced today the addition of Luke Jansen as the firm’s summer intern.

Jansen, originally of Effingham, Ill., is a senior at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville studying marketing and public relations. During his time at the university, he has served as vice president of communications for multiple student organizations, a communications intern for two companies, and most recently, the student body president for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Jansen, with a background in social content creation, will support the firm’s staff in providing public relations, social media and online marketing services to clients throughout the region. Additionally, his background in event planning will be utilized in helping Cork Tree Creative manage several events for its clients this summer.

According to Public Relations Director Laura Reed, Cork Tree Creative is thrilled to have a high degree of talent and experience joining the team for the summer. “The entire team at Cork Tree is happy to have Luke join our team. It is always exciting to bring in a student in the field to learn from us, yet we find ourselves learning from our interns as well.”

Cork Tree Creative, Inc. to Sponsor Route 66 Festival for 6th Year in a Row

Apr. 4, 2017, EDWARDSVILLE, Ill.– St. Louis area marketing and public relations firm Cork Tree Creative, Inc. announced today that it is the Mother Road Sponsor of the Edwardsville Route 66 Festival for the sixth consecutive year.

The festival, celebrating its 20th year, will be held in Edwardsville City Park, Fri., June 9 and Sat., June 10, 2017. Jan Carpenter, owner of Cork Tree Creative, is more than thrilled to help organize and promote an event that highlights the memories of Route 66. “My team and I here at Cork Tree Creative look forward to being a part of the Route 66 Festival every year. The festival not only shares the memories of our area’s past, but it also creates new ones, and I love being able to help make that happen,” said Carpenter.

The fun-filled, family friendly event offers attractions for all ages including live music, great food, a beer and wine garden, classic car show, local art vendors, a 10K run and Trailnet bike ride for those interested. This year also offers a climbing wall and gaming truck for the kids. This free, historic event attracts several thousands of guests and is the perfect way to spend a weekend with friends and family. For more information about the festival visit www.edwardsvilleroute66.com and follow the festival on Twitter and like their Facebook page.

Reed Joins St. Louis Press Club

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We are happy to announce that Laura Reed recently joined The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis. The Club’s focus is to advance the understanding of the area’s mass communications discipline, promote scholarship and encourage professional excellence.

Laura Reed, public relations director and owner of Cork Tree Creative, is excited to be a part of such an influential organization. “As a new member of the St. Louis Press Club, I’m looking forward to the networking opportunities as well as the ability for idea exchange amongst peers that membership provides,” Reed said. “It’s been a staple organization for PR professionals, reporters, writers and more since the 1960s, making a profound impact in our industry.” Forums, meetings and events organized by the St. Louis Press Club help promote awareness of significant issues facing the communications field throughout the community.

Cork Tree Creative, Inc., located at 138 N. Main Street, 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. The company is a certified women-owned business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and the Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program. For more information, please call (618) 656-7333, visit http://www.corktreecreative.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Linked.