Baker Creative is a award-winning, creative brand strategy firm located in central Ohio, the heart of the Midwest. We bring more than 50 years of strategy, marketing, communication and management experience to the global marketplace, providing human relations, financial management, advertising, public relations and digital solutions to a variety of consumer and business-to-business clients. Our unique holistic approach to Brand evolution has helped clients across the country to strengthen their business from the inside out.

Discover what Baker Creative can do for yours visit: baker-creative.com


Our Skills: Research, Assessment, Strategy and Management

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Team Members

[teambox type=”animated” name=”Michele Cuthbert” position=”Chief Executive Officer” facebook=”https://www.facebook.com/pages/Baker-Creative/71367812155″ imgurl=”1867″ twitter=”https://twitter.com/bakercreative” linkedin=”https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=11881008&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile_pic”]Michele has worked with major brands including the Gap and GFS and is the recipient of the 40 Under 40 Award. She has been recognized as one of the leading female CEOs by Columbus CEO magazine and has appeared on several national news outlets. She has taught at several colleges including CCAD.[/teambox]
[teambox name=”Gary Stroud” position=”Human Capital Strategist” type=”animated” imgurl=”1868″ linkedin=”https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=5717822&authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=yuF-&locale=en_US&trk=tyah2&trkInfo=tarId%3A1418672792946%2Ctas%3Agary%20stroud%2Cidx%3A1-1-1″]Gary has over 30 years of experience in talent management and organizational development. He is the Division Chair of the Ross School of Business at Franklin University. He has served in several senior management positions. Gary was recognized by Governor Kasich for his work with Ohio prisons. He has a Ph.D. from Capella University.[/teambox]
[teambox type=”animated” name=”Sharon D. James” position=”Business Strategist” facebook=”https://www.facebook.com/pages/Baker-Creative/71367812155″ imgurl=”1871″ linkedin=”https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=47233142&authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=UkI-&locale=en_US&srchid=118810081418673056714&srchindex=1&srchtotal=597&trk=vsrp_people_res_name&trkInfo=VSRPsearchId%3A118810081418673056714%2CVSRPtargetId%3A47233142%2CVSRPcmpt%3Aprimary”]Sharon has worked in competitive strategy, corporate restructuring and industry dynamics at Chase, Morris Anderson & Associates and Advantus Capital. Prior to joining Arkansas State University, she was an assistant professor of strategic management at OSU. She has a Ph.D. in Business Administration at the University of Minnesota.[/teambox]
[teambox name=”John Brinkerhoff” position=”Senior Copywriter” type=”animated” imgurl=”1870″]John has 35+ years of agency experience, served in several senior management positions including Creative Director and Senior Vice President. He has worked with a variety of companies in the retail, businesses-to-business, agriculture, manufacturing and construction industries.[/teambox][teambox name=”Sue Williams” position=”Accounting” type=”animated” imgurl=”1949″]Susan has over 30 years of combined experience in the insurance, finance and customer service fields. A QuickBooks expert, she invoices clients, receives payments, reconciles bank statements and does general bookkeeping duties.[/teambox]
[teambox name=”Kara Whiteside” position=”Copy Editor” type=”animated” imgurl=”1866″]Kara brings more than a decade of writing, editing, research and public relations expertise to Baker Creative. A journalism graduate from Northeastern University in Boston, she has worked for the Columbus Dispatch and Boston Globe, the Fuessler Group and Sunlife of Canada.[/teambox][teambox name=”Carroll Conklin” position=”Brand Strategist” type=”animated” imgurl=”1951″ linkedin=”https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=10013536&authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=mRBu&locale=en_US&trk=tyah2&trkInfo=tarId%3A1418684879838%2Ctas%3Acarroll%2Cidx%3A1-1-1″]Carroll has more than 25 years of experience in marketing and branding working with clients ranging from Procter & Gamble to start-ups. Over the past decade he has led workshops designed specifically to help companies define the strategic foundation for their brands and authored books.[/teambox]
[teambox name=”Jodi Bumgarner” position=”Public Relations Specialist” type=”animated” imgurl=”1869″ linkedin=”https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=44793422&authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=OYn2&locale=en_US&trk=tyah2&trkInfo=tarId%3A1418673441126%2Ctas%3AJodi%20Bumgarner%2Cidx%3A1-1-1″]Jodi Bumgarner brings knowledge of public relations, marketing and customer services through over a decade of work. A journalism graduate from Ohio University, she has written articles for Ohio Magazine and ThisWeek newspapers. A Pinterest authority, she has over 12k followers on her personal account.[/teambox][teambox name=”Joshua Burke” position=”Multimedia/video Specialist” type=”animated” imgurl=”1972″ linkedin=”https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=44793422&authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=OYn2&locale=en_US&trk=tyah2&trkInfo=tarId%3A1418673441126%2Ctas%3AJodi%20Bumgarner%2Cidx%3A1-1-1″]After studying at Maryland Institute College of Art, Josh worked on several national campaigns at Fandango Productions, Leading Authorities, Largetail Agency and Post Typography Design studio. In the spirit of giving back to his local community, he was a teaching assistant at the Maryland Institute College of Art.[/teambox]
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What We Do

[featuredbox type=”left” title=”Creative ” icon=”icon-compass-4″]Touch the heart and the mind will follow. At Baker Creative, our unique holistic approach was founded on this simple principle, whether those hearts and minds exist in a boardroom or in a living room. Baker Creative offers digital, interactive and traditional marketing, public relations, assessment audits, recommendations, multimedia creation, consumer research, social media strategy, mobile app, web design and development.

To learn more see our work for yourself at baker-creative.[/featuredbox]

[featuredbox type=”left” title=”Business” icon=”icon-progress-4″]A clear actionable strategy can move you forward to grow organically with minimal risk. At Baker Creative we can provide an easily implemented and managed strategic plan for your business. Baker Creative provides services such as personalized assessments, recommendations, competitor benchmarking, industry analysis, forecasting, financial planning and best practices. We also can help work with your lending partners to renegotiate better financing terms to improve your liquid assets allowing your business to invest in innovative ways to improve the business in the long run.[/featuredbox]
[featuredbox type=”left” title=”Human Capital” icon=”icon-plus” button_text=”Human Capital”]The right culture shapes and influences business decisions. At Baker Creative, we empower your staff to help run your business more efficiently and elevate customer satisfaction. Baker Creative offers HR strategies along with support metrics, engage, retain and reward employees, leverages technology with social media for recruitment, branding, policy management assistance which all can directly effect your business.[/featuredbox]