GLEN CARBON- Think Tank PR & Marketing, a growing marketing firm, here, has been named one of St. Louis’ Top Small Businesses in 2013 by St. Louis Small Business Monthly. The magazine published the honor in its September edition.
Founded in 2006, Think Tank has quickly risen to become one of the top marketing and advertising firms in the St. Louis area and was named Top Public Relations Firm in 2011, 2012, and 2013 by St. Louis Small Business Monthly, Top Marketing Firm in 2011, 2012, and 2013 by St. Louis Small Business Monthly, and Best Place to Work in St. Louis in 2013 by the St. Louis Business Journal.
Trish Cheatham, founder and CEO of the company, says this is a great honor for her firm. “When St. Louis Small Business Monthly called us to tell us we won this award I was elated. Little did I know we would also grace the cover of the publication – that was such a surprise!”
“Awards like these are the icing on the cake. My team at Think Tank works extremely hard every day for our clients. We absolutely love what we do, and there’s nothing better than being recognized for doing something you love well,” said Cheatham.
Publisher of St. Louis Small Business Monthly Ron Ameln says that the businesses spotlighted in the publication are great case studies of blocking and tackling in business. “These fast-growing St. Louis businesses are succeeding with some of the basics of business like hiring and retaining top talent and building relationships with customers,” said Ameln.
Ameln went on to say, “There’s no smoke. No mirrors. Just old-fashioned hard work and a lot of business basics like blocking and tackling. If you want to start building a better business, follow in the footsteps of these high-flying business owners.”
Cheatham says she attributes her business success to building a great team, giving exemplary customer service, and putting forth award-winning work. “At the end of the day it’s about working with people you love and always pushing the envelope to give your clients more. We love winning awards for our work, but we love the relationships we’ve built with our clients even more. They are like family to us.”
Cheatham goes on to say that she feels the key to her success is integrity. “We have worked extremely hard to have an excellent reputation – something my Marine Corps father taught me at a young age. I always tell my staff if you don’t have integrity you don’t have anything. So, our reputation is what has helped us be successful in St. Louis and I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
Located in Glen Carbon, Ill., Think Tank was founded in 2006 by Cheatham and recently expanded to spacious corporate offices in Miner Square in downtown Glen Carbon. Think Tank employs 15 people and has plans to expand both locally and nationwide. Cheatham notes that the company is on track to increase revenues by more than 30% in 2013.
Think Tank PR and Marketing is a full-service marketing and advertising firm that offers a multi-disciplined approach across a full spectrum of creative services. The firm offers a broad variety of services from brand identity, web design, print design, social media implementation, video and commercial production, traditional marketing campaigns, and more.
Think Tank enjoys a wide variety of clients from large manufacturing firms to restaurant franchises, non-profit organizations, locally owned small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies branching out into new product development.
Think Tank PR and Marketing has a history of donating time and talents to many charitable organizations and participates in a nationwide program called CreateAthon, which is a 24-hour, work-around-the-clock design blitz in which Think Tank provides free marketing and creative services to St. Louis area non-profits.
This year Think Tank will be holding CreateAthon from 8:00 a.m. Thurs., October 24 to 8:00 a.m. on Fri., October 25.
To learn more about Think Tank PR and Marketing, please contact Think Tank’s Glen Carbon office at (618) 288-0088 or visit www.thinktankprm.com.