About us



As founding partner of The Creative Word PR, Anne Wilson oversees all public relations, branding and marketing efforts for clients. A professed “consistency queen,” Anne has a passion for telling her clients’ stories combining her effective communication technique and the client’s business goals. Since becoming an active member of the public relations world in 2000, she has managed marketing campaigns for several nonprofit organizations, restaurants and small businesses. She holds a communication studies degree from Hollins University. While not obsessing over the written word in the Atlanta office, Anne spends time with her husband and three young daughters.



Melissa Stromblad joined The Creative Word PR to oversee the St. Louis office, new business development and collaborate on all client public relations initiatives. With deep Texas roots, she slips a y’all here and there, but is starting to call St. Louis home. Melissa graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication and a minor in theater and music from Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. With more than ten years of sales and marketing industry experience, she has managed projects in Dallas, Los Angeles and New York City. Melissa particularly enjoys a challenging product or start-up campaign and working with nonprofit efforts. She lives in Oklahoma City with her husband, two sons and outspoken basset hound.



The Creative Word PR was founded under the collaboration of two Southern girls living in the Midwest. They discovered each other at a full-service marketing firm where they worked together on countless public relations and branding projects for the nonprofit, healthcare, corporate, restaurant and entertainment industries. Anne returned to her hometown of Atlanta after time in Washington, D.C. Richmond, VA and St. Louis, Mo. This move marked the expansion of The Creative Word PR to two cities, St. Louis and Atlanta. A few years later, it was Melissa’s turn to bid farewell to the Midwest with a family move to Oklahoma City, Okla. These re-locations provided more opportunities than these two girls expected with continued projects in St. Louis and all over the country. Anne and Melissa’s combined creativity and work ethic allows for a dedicated, unique approach to public relations.