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Copy & Content Manager

​March 2015 - Present

Stauer., Richmond, Virginia
• Create long and short copy in Stauer’s storytelling brand style for multi-channels including direct marketing, print, e-commerce, and videos. 

• Generate on average 5 print ads a month that appear in publications such as National Geographic, Smithsonian, The Wall Street Journal, and Newsweek.

• Lead new product launches and rebranding initiatives.

• Partner with multiple teams to develop communication and delivery strategies and coordinate efforts company-wide.

• Train and manage copywriter resources.

• Ability to manage a large scope of work with shifting priorities and tight timelines.

HIGHLIGHTS:
• Helping script and launch Stauer’s first national television commercial.

• Coming onboard as a writer and gaining the opportunity within weeks to oversee all copy and content responsibilities.

Senior Copywriter

May 2002 - March 2015

Capital One Financial Corporation., Richmond, Virginia

• Crafted compelling, approachable messaging across print, digital, and experiential channels for multiple lines of business.

• Collaborated with stakeholders and product experts to optimize messaging.

• Ability to follow a creative brief and successfully fulfill business intent.

• Corporate branding and communications. 

• Led internal and external branding initiatives.

• Manage contractor resources.

HIGHLIGHTS: 

• Multicultural Excellence Award by the Association of National Advertisers for celebrating diversity in a student banking campaign.

• Circle of Excellence Winner: Online Banking Website Team.

• Led a team in creating a successful student checking campaign. 

Copywriter

1992-2002

Open Invitation., Kansas City, Missouri (1992 to 2002)

• Created copy and content for product catalogs, training guides, recruiting materials, executive scripting, and recognition pieces.

• Managed writing team and led rebranding initiatives and new product launches.

 

HIGHLIGHTS:  

• Branding and launching a new line of teddy bears.

• Giving the company a new look and voice after it was sold.

Business Writer at Business.com

(2015-2018) 

• Researched and created content for business-based articles.

to oversee all copy and content responsibilities.
 

Freelance

sampling

 

Business.com Marketing Expert: Research and create content for business-related articles. See some samples here: https://www.business.com/search/?q=traci%20cox

Source Property Accounting: Created a logo and helped brand a wonderful home-based accounting business. 


Daybreaks: Created a name and logo for a growing company focused on elder care.

 

 

educational pursuits

Bachelor's of Science in Journalism. University of Kansas.


Professional development
Courses in Graphic Design, Photography, Marketing Research, Presenting, Creative Thinking and Mind Mapping, and Digital Media.

Applied Jewelry Professional

GIA (Gemological Institute of America)

 

getting technical

Apple MacOS • Office Suite • Adobe Suite • Wordpress

 

a few interests

volunteering

screenwriting

live music

running

travel    

 

 

 

 

 

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