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March 29, 2019

Creative Energy Earns First Marketing and Innovation Regional Business Excellence Award

by tony treadway

For its leadership in marketing and innovation that has grown regional and national brands, Creative Energy earned the first Regional Business Excellence Award today. Sponsored by the Johnson City, Washington County and Jonesborough, Tenn. Chamber of Commerce, the new award is designed to reward companies demonstrating exceptional leadership.

“I’m proud of the people who deliver great marketing and innovation, and of calling our region home,” says Creative Energy founder and president Tony Treadway. “Beyond our work and support for our community, our firm is here to allow great local talent to stay here and produce extraordinary creative.” Co-founder and vice-president, Teresa Treadway, explains. “There are great clients here in Northeast Tennessee that have supported us for nearly 30 years, and we thank and appreciate them greatly.”

Creative Energy is a full-service advertising, PR, digital, and marketing agency. The firm serves clients globally, including the United Kingdom, Japan, Italy, and Australia as well as those in North America and within the region. The firm provides complete marketing and advertising support for clients from branding, creative development, video, digital, social media buying, analytics, and event marketing.

A four-judge panel reviewed candidate firms for the award and those within other categories. Creative Energy was noted for delivering advanced marketing solutions with the food, beverage, tourism, and building materials segments. The firm also represents regional organizations such as the Johnson City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Northeast Tennessee Tourism Alliance, Northeast Tennessee Regional Economic Partnership as well as commercial entities within the food, building materials, retail shopping, and financial segments.

Bringing the world to Johnson City through innovative marketing has become an economic engine for the region and a force for recruiting top marketing talent to Johnson City, keeping the best local talent here. The firm employs 45 talents at its Johnson City corporate office and Asheville, NC facility. Agency members also devote their professional talents to many worthwhile civic and community organizations and initiatives.

To review the criteria for the award and entrants in the 2019 competition go to