About Creative Media Services

We’ve got one drive: to help you build your marketing, design and web presence into something you will be proud of. From the ground up, we have the knowledge, tools, and connections to distinguish your brand and bring sales to your business, no matter the size.

At Creative Media Services, we truly love what we do, and we want to partner with you to bring you fresh, new ideas that fit your goals, your timeline, and your budget. We’re in this to see your marketing plans through – From Conception To Completion.

Our History

Creative Media Services, Inc. (CMS) began in 2001 under the direction of Carolyn Ridenour. She has over thirty years of experience in the marketing/advertising field and has helped companies turn their business around with unique campaigns. She is always involved in the process to ensure the projects are meeting and exceeding their goals.

CMS’s growing number of clients led to an increase in staff and services, and in May 2009, CMS moved to its current location in the Millikin Court Building in downtown Decatur, Illinois.  With staff both on location and remotely, CMS is well-situated to help you create a marketing strategy to reach your business goals.

Our Staff

Carolyn Ridenour

Carolyn Ridenour


Job Highlight: Listen, research, consult, implement and do it again!

Pastime(s): Family, friends, photography

And I Quote…: “An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous.” — Henry Ford

Amanda Ridenour

Amanda Ridenour

Web/Social Marketing Specialist

Job Highlight: Working ahead of the trends to create custom marketing strategies

Pastime(s): Abstract expressionistic painting, photography, nature, community outreach

And I Quote…: “There is no blue without yellow and without orange.” — Vincent Van Gogh

Galen Broaddus

Galen Broaddus

Web Developer

Job Highlight: Making sites work across platforms

Pastime(s): Songwriting, performing, learning new instruments, volunteering

And I Quote…:  “Always make time to proofread.”

Matt Leefers

Matt Leefers

Graphic Designer

Job Highlights: Creativity & attention to detail

Pastime(s): Watching St. Louis Cardinals/Blues, Golf, Woodworking

And I Quote…: “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” — Scott Adams

From Conception To Completion