What's been keeping her busy: writing copy for online book trailers for an author's two book; developing fund-raising materials (marketing piece and endowment presentation PowerPoint) for a local non-profit; redesigning a client's newsletter; putting a new look and spin to a client's advertising materials; developing a grant application for a non-profit client; repurposing consumer magazine editorial for themed publications for national distribution; developing copy for two travel pieces for Southern U.S. TV stations; and writing, writing, writing (it never stops, thank goodness) of website copy, newsletters (print and online), advertisements and press releases.
Professional Background: Prior to starting her own business Pam held communication positions with a state mental health facility, a TV station, and state and national associations. She also was an advertising agency copywriter and information officer for a state agency. Pam founded P.S. Writes in 1979 as an advertising and communications firm catering to small business and association/organization clients.
- Copy writing for press releases, strategic business communication pieces, speeches, Web sites, newsletters, brochures, catalogs, PowerPoint presentations, grant applications, books and articles for print
- Copy writing, design coordination and project management for print materials, including annual reports, newsletters, brochures and other promotional materials
- Advertising scheduling, individual ad and campaign development, media purchasing and coordination of ad production
Recent Clients: Meredith Broadcasting Group, ILC Resources, Iowa Onsite Waste Water Association, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) - Central Iowa Chapter, Friends of the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women, Iowa Department of Education, North High Dollars for Scholars, HCI-VNS Care Services
Personal Background: Pam's a Davenport, Iowa, native who graduated from Drake University with a journalism degree. She also completed the Institute of Association Management held at Notre Dame University. In 2009, Pam was honored with the Vantus Bank/NAWBO-CI Women Business Owner of the Year Award for longtime service for NAWBO, mentoring of women and community involvement. In1993, Pam was recipient of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Women in Business Advocate of the Year Award in Iowa and a President's Award from the National Association of Women Business Owners. Pam is past president and a communications team member for NAWBO-CI. She's an active patient care and administrative volunteer with HCI Care Services (formerly Hospice of Central Iowa).