Former CEO of Kinkos Joins Creativeworks Advisory Board
Press release from the issuing company
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 13 Creativeworks, the nation's first full-service advertising and marketing agency targeting small- to mid-sized businesses (SME market), today announced that Joseph Hardin, Jr., former president and chief executive officer of Kinko's, has joined the company's advisory board.
"We are honored and excited to have such a seasoned leader join our board,'' stated Keith Alper, chief executive officer and founder of Creativeworks. "Joe brings a broad range of world class experiences, which will be an asset to Creativeworks. He possesses a wealth of knowledge and expertise that will help guide Creativeworks into the future as we revolutionize the way growing businesses access marketing and advertising services.''
Until his retirement in January 2001, Joe Hardin was president, chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of Kinko's, Inc. He was responsible for the company's overall strategy and direction, and oversaw Kinko's transformation from a network of stand-alone copy shops, to a worldwide leader in the digital document solutions marketplace. Prior to joining Kinko's, Joe was president and chief executive officer of SAM's club, the wholesale division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
"I am pleased to be associated with Creativeworks,'' says Joe Hardin. "They have developed a sound business model and a compelling suite of services. I am looking forward to working with the management team as they bring marketing and advertising to growing businesses across the country.''
Joe has served on a variety of organizations, including the Board of Advisors for the U.S. Distribution Journal, the Board of Governors for the National American Wholesale Grocers Association, and the Board of Directors for the Temple Economic Development Council. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) and Suiza Foods, as well as the Corporate Council for the Vietnam Memorial Fund.
Creativeworks, the first full-service advertising and marketing agency, specializes in the development and implementation of full-service marketing strategies for growing businesses. The St. Louis-based company has a mix of company-owned and franchised retail based agencies in St. Louis, Indianapolis and the San Francisco Bay Area. Additional retail locations and co-locations are in development. The company also has an online agency. For more information on Creativeworks log on to http://www.creativeworks.com .
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