Tracy Barbour, MSM, CeM
Tracy Barbour is the principal and senior copywriter (translation: chief bottle washer and cook) of Barbour Creative Solutions. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from Austin Peay State University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications/Journalism from Eastern New Mexico University. In addition, she is certified in Internet marketing by the eMarketing Association and has 30 years of professional writing, marketing, advertising and public relations experience. Her certification covers Internet marketing ethics, web content writing and development, web site marketing, ecommerce, search engine marketing/optimization, email marketing, link marketing, and online advertising through pay-per-click and sponsored links. Tracy also completes ongoing research and work in the areas of online press releases, blogging and social media such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Tracy previously worked as a business reporter for Alaska’s leading daily newspaper, the Anchorage Daily News; an assistant director of public relations for Alaska’s largest locally-owned bank, First National Bank Alaska; and a marketing/advertising specialist for the former Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska. She is a contributing writer to the Alaska Business Monthly and Alaska Magazine, as well as the published author of several books and numerous articles. Tracy specializes in business and marketing copywriting; corporate editing and proofreading; and Internet marketing strategy and highly-targeted press release campaigns. She thoroughly enjoys writing (and reading) about banking/finance, technology, telecommunications, insurance, real estate, marketing and general business topics.
Ronald Barbour heads the company’s finance, business development, research and press release distribution departments. Ron has 30 years of broad experience and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Occupational Education/Corporate Training and Development from Wayland Baptist University. His professional expertise includes personal finance, investing, business management, sales, marketing, lead management, presentations, advertising and promotions.
A retired U.S. Air Force training manager and recruiter, Ron has extensive experience in education, training, and marketing. During his military career, he garnered the Training Manager of the Year, NCO of the Month, and numerous Overachiever and Excellent Performance awards. Ron also has earned various certificates in leadership, sales, training and education. Ron is also a published author who enjoys writing about various topics through his blog and social media.
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