Our expertise is in bringing strategic insights to life, building cult brands through ideas that serve a greater purpose.

To accomplish this, we rely on our five driving principles:


Love is our overarching principle and is reflected in our dedication to the work we create. It informs our ability to work together both internally and with our clients, and is the foundation for what we do every day.


Wonder fuels our relentless desire to question everything, yielding results that defy industry norms. We share this wonder with our clients, opening the door and inviting them to join us in the discussion of possibilities.


Humility keeps us grounded, with an ability to check the ego and to serve the work. It allows us to collaborate, working harmoniously towards a shared goal. It also reminds us that there is always room to learn, keeping us committed to being students of the game.


Intuition enables us to provide insight into challenges our clients face and the unorthodox solutions they require. It guides us in our daily processes, refining our approach at every turn to ensure projects receive the appropriate attention.


Courage provides the undeterred ambition to dream the impossible, and in so doing, opens the door to truly disruptive work. It pushes us to ask the hard questions, take the road less traveled, and remain authentic to ensure our clients are given what they need.


Since 1992, we have developed in-house capabilities to meet our clients needs. Although we’ve grown since then, we have retained a nimble approach through strong lines of communication across all departments. This, combined with our vast selection of services and vendor relations, allows us to conveniently provide a consistent narrative.


Brand & Business Strategy

Research, Analytics & Social Listening

Public Relations

Media Planning & Buying

Integrated Advertising Campaigns

Social Media & Digital Retargeting

Web & App Design & Development

Integrated Content & Video Production

Design & Identity


Johnson City, Tennessee offers stunning views and a thriving outdoor experience, but the job market wasn’t always robust. Many years ago, in a time when stable, rewarding careers were limited in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Tony and Teresa Treadway had the daring vision to found Creative Energy. They recognized the beauty and potential of the region, and the restorative power of doing what you love somewhere you love. Over the years they’ve held true to their mission while honing their vision along the way, transforming Creative Energy from a traditional, local ad agency into a sought-after destination agency. This transformation has ushered in a contagious enthusiasm among the team and clients alike.

Today, we are dedicated to providing an integrated offering of content, technology, experience, and entertainment for brands. The mission is embraced across departments by an engaged team of individuals who lead at every level, fully embodying the pioneer spirit of Creative Energy and the vision to guide clients in building cult brands.

The work keeps us humble, the camaraderie energizes us, and being a part of this beautiful region feeds our souls.

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(13 minutes from your desk)