Marketing & Social Media

Based in the Charlotte Area

Marketing is hard and one of the most easily neglected parts of your business. Let us do the work for you!


GarlandBurks will can handle your social media from basic social media management to strategic advertising campaigns. We can help increase your online presence to improved your brand awareness & in turn improve your profits. 


GarlandBurks has 14+ years of professional content creation experience. We offer photography, videography, and graphic design to make your social media and marketing look it’s best and complement your brand’s image.


GarlandBurks can enhance your branding from basic consultations to whole branding packages. We offer branding, graphic design, web design, headshot photography, and marketing consultations. Branding is essential, make sure your brand fits your business.

We are Heather & Walter Burks.

Together we are GarlandBurks Marketing.

Heather has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and Walter has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in Business. We not only have expertise in marketing other’s businesses, we have owned our own business for over a decade. We also have a diverse portfolio of marketing experience from political campaigns, small to large businesses, and community campaigns. We have experience in print advertising, direct mail marketing, public relations, media relations, digital marketing, and many other marketing skills. In addition to our diverse portfolio, we have a deep love for the marketing and branding world from an early age. We would love to be able to offer our services to bring your business to the next level.

Years of Photography Experience


Of Our Business from Digital Marketing

Social Followers

Content Creation & Marketing Clients


Some Brands We Have Worked With

What Our Clients Have To Say

We have known Heather and Walter for years in the event industry and have come to not only like and respect them but admire their focus and dedication to moving forward, thriving with new ideas yet always doing right by people. The same can be said when hiring them to work on some new marketing strategies for our merger with another company. They came in, listened to what we needed, gave suggestions to improve those ideas, and then made it look very professional. Class act, both of them and what they represent. Honest feedback and they’ll get behind you literally and be there for whatever you need.

Vinny Esposito

Split Second Sound

We hired GarlandBurks to update our website and transition it to become more of a tool rather than just informational. This was a key step in our model of being able to transition our applications from in-person to an online platform. They were extremely accessible and flexible and meeting our needs while providing useful suggestions. We love the outcome of a very collaborative experience.


Crisis Assistance Ministry

I was fortunate enough to be referred to GarlandBurks Marketing by a colleague, who was very impressed with them.  I can see why!  I have hired Heather and Walter for numerous projects.  They are professional, bright, innovative, and produce a first-class product for their client.  I find them very easy and flexible to work with, and knowledgeable about many different aspects of marketing.

Deb Baxa

Camelot Meadows

Great Outdoor Provision Co. is a locally-based, brick & mortar, specialty retailer, charged to present compelling digital media in the same arena as our “big box” & “dot com” competitors.  We are able to do just that with the media assets provided by GarlandBurks.  They’re fantastic to work with, go above and beyond what is asked of them, and get images back to us lightning quick!

John Millsaps

Great Outdoor Provision Co.

Working with GarlandBurks is a dream! I hired Heather and Walter after observing their integrity, passion, and effective action on a local issue. They do not disappoint! Hive Design and Porcelain’s social media presence and engagement skyrocketed under their strategic management. Their beautiful content creation integrates seamlessly to my website further enhancing the continuity of my brand. This team’s direct communication makes it easy to effectively co-create in growing a successful business.

Merryman Cassels

Hive Design & Porcelain

We loved working with GarlandBurks for our brand photography. Heather kept us up to date with communication and an accurate timeline and delivered amazing pictures very quickly. No doubt we will use her again!

Shelly Cove

Operating a business, a non profit or a political campaign is more challenging than ever.  You want to do it right and you want it to reflect the values and quality you represent.  GarlandBurks Marketing knows how to listen to your needs and reflect them professionally through marketing, photography, testimonials, social media, fundraising and friend-raising.  They are your one-stop-shop for putting your business or organization on the map locally, regionally and nationally.  Stick with the young professionals who take your needs personally and give you the product you deserve!

Jennie Stultz

Former Mayor of Gastonia

GarlandBurks did an awesome job revamping our website and developing the social media pages.  They were patient, courteous, and professional with our team and went beyond the call of duty. The integrity, flexibility, and quality of work exhibited is a rare commodity today. They completed the work on schedule in a timely manner and I would not hesitate to use their services again. I would have no hesitation recommending GarlandandBurks to anyone requiring Marketing or Social Media support.

Jeff Beamon

CCS Transformation

I needed creativity and responsiveness.  I got both from Garland Burks Marketing. 

Time is money. GBM doesn’t waste my time. They get things done and they get them done right.


The Gateway Gaston