A Creative Marketing Team

GarlandBurks is a creative marketing team based in Charlotte, NC. We are a boutique team that wants to put a creative & personal touch on your marketing. Our main focus is working with fellow entrepreneurs, small businesses, and political campaigns. We want to help you build an effective, consistent brand and then bring your story to your clients. We believe that telling your story and connecting with your customers is crucial and we do so through our focus on branding, content creation, web design, and social media. We have 14 years of experience marketing for our own business, so we have the unique experience to know exactly what it’s like.  Whether you are overwhelmed doing it all on your own or have no idea where to even start, we would love to help you! 

Meet GarlandBurks

Heather Burks

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. Her passions have always included marketing and photography even from a young age. Her first jobs were to intern at the Gaston Gazette Newspaper as a photography intern and at the Schiele Museum of Natural History as a marketing intern. She has over 14 years of professional photography experience and marketing for her own business and others. She’s been building websites and exploring graphic design since she was 6 years old. Her favorite focus is the branding and creative side of marketing.

Walter Burks

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 a huge passion for politics, the community, and marketing. During high school, he had an internship with the Mayor of Gastonia which taught him various skills in management, marketing, and public relations. He brings 13 years of experience in marketing for his own business and others, along with professional photography experience. His favorite focus is video production, social media ad creation and analyzing statistics.

Branding & Web Design

We offer small business starter packages, political starter packages, a-la-carte branding & web design packages.

Content Creation

Whether you need monthly photo & video content for your brand or you need a one-time promo, we can help you tell your story.

Social Media

We believe social media is the best way to tell your brand’s story, raise brand awareness, and connect with your customers. Let us help you!

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. We take only a limited amount of marketing clients, so you will have our full attention to make sure your marketing is succeeding. We truly want your brand to stand out and will give you a personal touch to make sure it does. We’ve owned our own business before (and still do!), and when things get busy, we know it can get easy to lose focus on marketing, branding, and content creation. So let us take one thing off your plate, so you can focus on running your business or political campaign! 


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See What Our Clients Are Saying

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

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 Porcelain

Operating a business, a nonprofit, 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