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Cork Tree Creative promotes associate to account executive

Edwardsville-based public relations and marketing agency Cork Tree Creative Inc. announced the promotion of Bridget Christner to account executive.

Christner, a Decatur native, graduated this past spring from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where she studied applied communication. She brings an extensive background in public relations from her time as a college journalist and several writing intensive internships. She specializes in media outreach for clients.

Christner began her time at Cork Tree Creative as an intern and was offered a full-time position as an associate post college graduation. Now, she is stepping into a new role as account executive.

Christner will be coordinating and managing projects for clients to meet their unique marketing needs. This responsibility includes tasks ranging from drafting press releases and social media calendars, to fully managing social media platforms and even assisting in obtaining PR coverage.

Jan Carpenter, chief creative officer, said “We are thrilled to be promoting Bridget to account executive. Her flexibility, ability to learn quickly and dedication to serving clients makes her more than qualified to take on this role. She works hard on every task and we are confident she will continue to excel in all that she does.”

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