Full name

Barbara Colvin

Location

Philadelphia, PA

Blurb

Wildy enthusiastic, amazingly passionate ridiculously creative and a whole lot of fun. And yes, I’m pretty darn good at copywriting too!

Biography

There was a period recently where I described my work as covering everything "from cancer to My Little Pony." While it may sound strange to some, it was a pretty good way of describing one of my biggest strengths, my versatility as a writer. In that statement alone, I was describing how my range of verticals goes from non-profit to retail. What's in-between? Well, it includes other specialties like insurance and retail.

Writing is a creative muscle that constantly needs to be strengthened and flexed. Each new project is a new challenge that allows you to draw upon all of your previous experiences to turn out something great.

Experience

Creative Director

Great American Freightways

Philadelphia, PA · 4/2019 – Present

Freelance Copywriter

Multiple Agencies and Clients

September 2016 – Present

Audiobook Narrator

Audible.com

2014 – Present

Creative Director

Harte Hanks

October 2011 – August 2016

Freelance Copywriter

Radio Direct Response

2006 – 2016

Freelance Copywriter

AMI Entertainment

December 2014 – January 2015

Copy Director

Harte Hanks

2008 – 2011

Senior Copywriter

Harte Hanks

2004 – 2008

Senior Copywriter

Roska Direct

2003 – 2004

Senior Copywriter

HCI Direct

HCI Direct · 2003 – 2004

Content Manager

Merit Industries

1997 – 2000

Assistant Production Director

WDRE Philadelphia

1990 – 1992

Assistant Production Director

WBAB

1989 – 1990

Skills

Copywriting, Creative Direction, Narration, Audio Production, Research, Voiceovers, Editing, Blogging

Specialties

Radio, Direct Mail, Web, Email, Social Media, DRTV, Video

Awards
2013 PLATINUM HERMES CREATIVE AWARD , Hermes Creative Awards
Horizon Turning 65 Campaign
2013 SILVER WINNER , MMM Awards
EXCELLENCE IN DIRECT PROMOTION CAMPAIGN/MATERIALS TARGETING CONSUMERS (ALCON/CIBA VISION)
2011 BROADCAST OTHER - ACQUISITION - OFFER TO PURCHASE - HEALTH CARE , Benjamin Franklin Awards
Elsewhere