Kris Martinez is owner and creative director of Martinez Creative Group, a digital marketing agency based in St. Charles, IL. MCG provides creative, branding, and integrated communications for a diverse range of clients on a national basis through print, mobile, digital, and video.
Kris has over 23 years experience creating award-winning marketing and advertising campaigns. Since 2004, Kris has built her business from a one-woman shop to a full service boutique agency serving clients in security, manufacturing, food, agriculture, and other industries. MCG's long-term success has been built on the relationships they've grown with their clients. Kris and her team aim to learn everything about their clients’ businesses in order to effectively communicate on their behalf. In 2018, Kris was honored as an Enterprising Woman of the Year by Enterprising Women Magazine. The awards are an annual tribute to the world’s top women entrepreneurs. Award winners demonstrate that they have fast-growth businesses, mentor or actively support other women and girls involved in entrepreneurship, and stand out as leaders in their communities. Kris was also a panelist for Crain’s Chicago Business in May, 2018 for the Small Business Week panel on entrepreneurship and fostering growth among women-led businesses.
MCG’s work has been recognized with several industry awards over the years. MCG received a 2018 Communitas award, which recognizes top businesses doing work to benefit their communities. MCG was also recognized with 2017 and 2018 SAMMY Awards for Stanley Security for Best Overall Marketing Campaign. The SAMMY Awards are the most highly regarded awards in the security industry. Kris is a member of several organizations, including: WBENC (Women’s Business Enterprise National Council), IABC (International Association of Business Communicators), PWCC (Professional Women’s Club of Chicago), NAMA (National Agri-Marketing Association), NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners), and the American Advertising Federation. MCG is a certified WBENC corporation.
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