Sara Garrison

Sara Garrison


Is your company in need of Marketing, Publc Relations and Advertising assistance? Garrison Creative is right for you.  As a freelance public relations practitioner, Sara Garrison specializes in all forms of Public Relations including:

  • Marketing Plans
  • Advertising buys
  • Ad design/production
  • Media Relations
  • Press Releases
  • Newsletter Design
  • Special Event Plans
  • Feature and technical writing


·2005 Public Relations Society of America Excellence Award (third place)- Newsletters-Homefinder

·2004 Public Relations Society of America Clarus Award (first place) – Newsletters- Kids View


Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)-At-large Board member- 2004-2006 and 2008-2010

·Junior League of Wichita-Advertising Coordinator (2005-2006); Solicitations Committee Chair (2006-2007); Transfer Committee Chair (2007-2008); and Recording Secretary, Board of Directors (2008-2009)

·Event Co-chair-Tunes on the Tarmac, a fundraising event for Arts Partners (2009)


Garrison Creative's main objective is to help businesses and non-profit organizations achieve their fullest marketing potential, and public awareness through various public relations, media relations, advertising and marketing tools.

Work History

Work History

Media Relations Coordinator

Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics

·Responded to news media requests for interviews, information and story ideas.

·Developed, produced and pitched media stories to the local and national news media.

·Primary writer and editor for award-winning Healthy Kids corner series.

Communications Specialist

Kansas Children's Service League

·Managed complete redesign and performed content changes to agency’s external website,

·Managed the re-design, development, and acted as content manager for the League’s Intranet site.

·Managing editor and writer for quarterly newsletter, Kids View (distribution 13,000).

·Managing editor, writer and designer of monthly staff newsletter, Kaleidoscope.

·Drafted agency news release and media advisories.

·Assisted in the production of agency annual report.

·Assisted the Development Department with concept development, design, and production of agency solicitation materials.

·Developed print and multi-media marketing materials for the League’s programs including brochures, public service announcements, print ads, billboards, etc.

·Wrote articles and staff correspondence materials for senior management staff.

·Assisted with the planning/promotion of the League’s statewide Child Abuse Prevention Month, Foster Care Month, and Adoption Month activities.

Regional Director of Communications

American Cancer Society

·Agency spokesperson and primary media relations liaison.

·Developed agency news releases and media advisories.

·Secured media sponsorships/partnerships for Development events and Health Initiatives activities.

·Managing editor, writer and designer of quarterly Southeast Kansas newsletter.

·Developed marketing materials for regional health initiatives including brochures, flyers, etc.

·Orchestrated media buy, earned media promotions and developed campaign materials for Colon Cancer Awareness Month Screening Initiative in Wichita during March 2008.

·Produced Colon Cancer Awareness Month TV advertisement.

Marketing Manager

Saint Francis Community Services

·Managing editor, writer and designer for donor newsletter, the Spirit (distribution 7,000).

·Writes agency news releases and media advisories.

·Designs agency publications including brochures, flyers, and PowerPoint presentations.

·Orchestrated statewide billboard campaign to recruit foster and adoptive parents.

·Coordinated Saint Francis’ National Adoption Month campaign.

·Writes and produces television and radio advertisements to recruit foster and adoptive families.


Aug 1996 - May 2000

Bachelor of Arts

Kansas State University



Additional Skills

Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, QuarkXPress, In-Design, Front Page, Dreamweaver as well as Macintosh and Windows based computer programs.

Graphic Design



Ad buys

Media Relations