TRACEY HORN – Founder & President, Helken & Horn Advertising Agency, Inc.
Horn launched Helken & Horn Advertising Agency, Inc. in Prescott, Arizona in 1995 with co-founder Robin Helken. In 1997, in an amicable parting, she retained the already successful agency’s name. Helken & Horn has created over 1,000 campaigns for local businesses.
Horn grew up around the ad world in New York City where her father was in the business for more than 25 years. She graduated from the University of Arizona in 1994 with a degree in fine arts and media. She started as an intern and was later hired at C.J. Heileman & Associates of Tucson. Instead of returning to the “Big Apple”, she explored Arizona, falling in love with Prescott, where she worked for a small agency until opening Helken & Horn. She has gained invaluable experience as a client service director, in copywriting, graphic design, video scripting and film production. She is an expert in crafting sound advertising budgets, and determining highly effective media placement strategies.
Accounts are serviced professionally and seamlessly. The agency handles all media contacts and negotiations, determining the most efficient use of advertising dollars. Horn coordinates a talented team of creative professionals in developing and executing smart campaigns that project her client’s desired image, thereby producing real results. Horn and her team free clients to do what they do best: Running their businesses.
“I’m dedicated to helping Helken & Horn’s clients succeed in the most logical, cost-effective and creative manner possible,” says Horn. “It’s a win-win situation. Given the dynamic growth we’ve experienced over the past 22 years, we’ve proven our unique approach not only serves our clients — it’s also the key to our ongoing success.”
Helken & Horn has won numerous awards including Telly Awards, Silver Microphones, Best Ad Agency in the Quad Cities three years in row, and Horn was awarded Volunteer of the Year by the Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County in 2015.