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Cory Dickson

Cory is engrained in the Knoxville market and extremely passionate about helping East TN businesses grow.  As the owner of Dickson media, she is responsible for implementing inbound marketing strategies that help her clients increase brand awareness, generate leads, and acquire new customers.

She is a 1998 graduate from the University of TN. 2017 Graduate from the University of TN Haslem College of Business. With an Executive MBA In Strategic Leadership. Community involvement has been a passion of Cory for many years. Her participation has included the Junior League of Knoxville, serving as the Public Relations Chair for Tinsel & Treasure, United Way Loan Executive, Ronald McDonald House, American Marketing Association Board, and Past President of American Adverting Federation of Knoxville, Child Help Board, Cory has also been a committee member of the Stars on Stage Gala with The TN Theatre. 2014 Candidate for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society Man and Women of the Year Campaign. Cory is married to Trey Dickson and her biggest source of inspiration is her 10-year-old twins, Harper and Porter, and her 3-year-old son Carter James.

Liza Hutchison

Liza Hutchison

Liza Hutchison earned a BA in Communications from the University of Tennessee and returned to Knoxville shortly after graduation. She has called Knoxville “home” since 2001. Her professional experience spans television, radio, marketing, event planning, and running her own photography company.  While photography has been a hobby of her since childhood, she began her photography career in 2012.  Since then, she has spent time studying photography under professional portrait photographers and world-renown wedding and commercial photographers in NYC.

Tori Rose

Interactive Media
Tori Rose

Tori is an honest, generous, always-learning leader with the ability to successfully sell ideas, inspire teams, and drive business goals. She helps people leverage the art of storytelling to inspire action. With 20+ years of experience in digital media, Tori has spent much of her time creating immersive, memorable interactive experiences in multiple sectors: technology, finance, manufacturing, healthcare, education, entertainment, retail. She has provided award-winning thought leadership to major brands including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Shell, ORNL, Radio Systems, Inc., DenTek, and Scripps Interactive, just to name a few. Tori continues to successfully turn intricate ideas and content into sophisticated and entertaining products and experiences.

Traci McKee

Event Marketing Specialist
Traci McKee

Traci graduated from the University of Tennessee with a BS degree in Communications and Advertising. She has lived in and around Knoxville her entire life. She has over 26 years of Marketing and Advertising experience working with some of the top businesses in our area. She has a passion for the promotional and event side of the Marketing spectrum and has helped to create and execute successful events such as Dancing with the Knoxville Stars and Radio for Kids Day to support East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, The STAR 102.1 Trick or Treat Trail and Bunny Trail and Too HOT Tuesday at Dollywood. She works hard
for her clients and is passionate about helping them grow their business by integrating traditional media, digital and on-site events to increase brand awareness, drive traffic to their locations, acquire new customers and increase overall sales with the goal of achieving the best return on investment for them. She loves to put the icing on the cake with every campaign she designs to make sure her clients stand out from their competition. Traci is married to her favorite person in the world, Dan McKee, Stepmom to Abby and Thomas and proud Fur Baby Mom to Yeti Faith and Lucky James.

Carina Patterson

Project + Event Director
Carina Patterson

Carina is an experienced marketing professional with more than 10 years of experience in on- air broadcasting, media, promotions, event management, client strategy and digital marketing. In 2018, she was recognized by the Academy of Country Music as a nominee for Personality of the Year. Carina offers an extensive background in communications, brand development and digital marketing that has been instrumental in the success of her past employers. She is a true Volunteer having graduated from the University of Tennessee, and is passionate about giving back to the community. She’s participated in events for local organizations such as the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley, Interfaith Health Clinic, Horse Haven of Tennessee CASA of East Tennessee and Isaiah 117 House. Carina deals in relationships and strives to make an impact in the lives of others and bridge the gaps between people and organizations. Outside of the office, Carina loves spending time with her husband, Evan, and their two rescue dogs Rhett and Oakley.

Emily Chesteen

Social Media Coordinator
Emily Chesteen

Emily is a recent graduate from Lee University, earning her degree in Communication Studies with minors in graphic design and digital media. Her experience includes completing a Public Relations internship with Dollywood, participating in the Disney College Program, and working at Chick-fil-A for two years as a marketing team member and front-of-house trainer. In 2022, she participated in the National Student Advertising Competition, where her team placed second in their district. When she’s not creating content or scheduling social media posts, she’s probably blasting Taylor Swift, finding a good cup of coffee, or planning her next trip to a theme park.

Let's Work Together

At Dickson Media & Events, it is our mission to partner with valued clients to help them reach their Business Goals by providing quality solutions, exceptional knowledge, and professional services. These services include a full marketing plan with brand awareness and campaign development, media placement and production along with digital capabilities and social media advertising.

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Cory Dickson began working for Dick Broadcasting (WIVK Radio 107.7) in 1998 and held numerous positions throughout the company including Marketing Director and a Senior Account Executive.

Responsibilities include developing creative advertising strategies, campaigns, and promotions for client businesses local and regional.  Working with categories from Fast Food Industry to Automotive, Theme Parks to Home Improvement Companies, and Retail to Health Care providers and Educational Institutions.

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