GarlandBurks is a creative marketing team based in Charlotte, NC that is made up of Heather and Walter Burks. Together we bring 15+ years of experience in marketing and content creation. For over 2 decades Heather & Walter have worked as partners, so you get an experienced and passionate marketing team.
Our focus is on long-term relationships with our clients, so we keep our client list small. The goal is to personally get to know your brand and become your partner in marketing.
When you book GarlandBurks Marketing, you are getting our small team of Heather (Garland) Burks and Walter Burks on your project. We will personally be working on every piece of your marketing as your teammates. Get to know more about Heather & Walter individually and our roles below.
Our marketing expertise has been greatly impacted by our travels. We have traveled to all 50 states and 14 countries together for both work and pleasure. We are based in Charlotte, NC but love to continue to travel for our work.
Heather is a graduate of East Carolina University with a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. She was selected as 1 of 13 people to receive the EC Scholar Award, which is a full scholarship to the university. She also graduated Magna Cum Laude with University Honors. In 2022, she was awarded the prestigious 40 under 40 award from her alma mater, ECU. Her passions have always included marketing and photography even from a young age. Her first jobs were as a photography intern at the local newspaper and a marketing intern at a local museum.
Her roles: Photo Editing, Video Editing, Strategy, Creative Director, Copywriter
- Heather is an only child & her parents had her in their 40s
- Favorite Craft Beers: Legion Supernova Sour & Olde Mecklenburg 704
- Highschool Superlative: Most School Spirited
- Favorite Movie: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Walter is a graduate of East Carolina University with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Business. He was accepted into the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honors Society. He has always had a huge passion for politics, the community, and marketing. During high school, he had an internship with the mayor of his hometown which taught him various skills in management, marketing, and public relations. His love of social media started in college as he learned to utilize it in its beginnings for his business and during an election for Sophomore Class President (which he won!).
His roles: Drone Pilot, Photography, Videography, Lighting & Sound Design, Advertising
- Walter lived in England for 6 months and went to middle school while over there.
- Favorite Craft Beers: Olde Mecklenburg Captain Jack & Legion Penguin Pils
- Highschool Superlative: Most Likely to Succeed
- Favorite TV Show: Veep
Why hire GarlandBurks Marketing?
Hiring GarlandBurks means you will have access to not just one, but two experienced marketing professionals. You will have access to both of us on your accounts, not someone you don’t know. Heather and Walter are closer to having a remote in-house team marketing than just hiring an outside agency. Our goal is to be an extension of your team, instead of a service you hire. We only take a very limited client load to allow for this.
By taking a personal approach to our marketing, we truly invest ourselves in your businesses. When you win, we celebrate with you! Our goal is to see our clients grow and succeed, this is much more than a job to us. Everything is serviced in-house and we do not outsource any piece of our marketing. This ensures we know your brand and can provide a personal touch to all of your marketing and content creation.
We invest in the best equipment for the job and are always striving to learn more about the field to improve for our clients. From Walter spending 30+ hours to become FAA Part 107 certified to provide drone services to our clients to Heather working tirelessly to keep up with all the most recent trends and strategies.
We truly value our clients & believe in having a relationship with them. Creative marketing works best with trust and long-term relationships. If this sounds like you or your brand, we would love to talk about your marketing or content creation.