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2014-2015 Schedule

ANNOUNCING OUR 2014-2015 SCHEDULE!

Below is our schedule for the year, by date.  The first few events (September) have more information than those that follow, since they’re the most immediate.  Links to the meetings/events will be with them so you may reserve.

(FYI – meetings are in blue, networking/social events are pink, and special events are green.)

Following the schedule is a link to find out more about our exciting, new sponsorship opportunities!

  • September 11, Monthly Meeting – Building a Strong Agency Culture, presented by Mark McKenzie & Aaron McBride of Brokaw
    Mark & Aaron say, “In this presentation we’ll explore what it takes to create and sustain a great agency culture while insufferably bragging about being the AdAge Small Agency of the Year: Culture. And then we’ll probably just show an episode of the moderately popular 80s sitcom Night Court to fill time. Join us!”.  This is a lunch meeting at Sinclair Conference Center, more info, speaker bios, and to reserve: http://aafdayton.com/event/september-monthly-meeting/
  • September 17, Networking & Social – Meet the Board
    Join us on the patio of El Meson to meet the board.  We’ll also have info on the meetings and events for the year.  Bring a friend – members and guests are welcome!  Reservations aren’t required, but if you’ll let us know you’re coming, we’ll save you a seat. No cost to attend and you’re free to purchase the beverages/food you’d prefer.    http://aafdayton.com/event/meet-the-board-networking-social/
  • October 2, Monthly Meeting – Learn About Candy From a Stranger, presented by Evan Brock of Spangler Candy
    Evan Brock is Director of Marketing at Spangler Candy, the makers of Dum Dums and Circus Peanuts, to name a few.  This is a lunch meeting at Sinclair Conference Center, more info, speaker bios, and to reserve: http://aafdayton.com/event/october-monthly-meeting-2
  • October 15, 20 Minutes & a Refreshment – The Art of Effective Networking
    We’ll be gathering upstairs at Brixx Ice Company to find out the latest on effective networking.  There’s no cost to attend and you’re free to purchase the beverages/food you’d prefer. Reservations are not necessary, but we’d appreciate knowing you’re coming so we have enough seats.  http://aafdayton.com/event/20-minutes-a-refreshment/
  • November 6 – Pinewood Derby hosted by saa, sponsored by Voss Auto Network
    Back by popular demand is the Pinewood Derby.  Little car racing at it’s finest!  Car kits are available now so you can begin your masterpiece.  Check out pictures from last year at https://www.flickr.com/photos/aafdayton/sets/72157637927525493/.  Rules, kits and spectator admission may be found at http://aafdayton.com/event/pinewood-derby/
  • November 13, Monthly Meeting – Sunny Side Up: Restaurant Industry Trends, Opportunities, and the Effects on Bob Evans Strategy and Future Plans, presented by Matthew Harsh of Bob Evans
    Matthew Harsh, Senior Director of Emerging Channels at Bob Evans will fill us in Bob Evans marketing.  This is a lunch meeting at Sinclair Conference Center, more info, speaker bios, and to reserve: http://aafdayton.com/event/november-monthly-meeting-2/
  • December 6, Monthly Meeting – National American Advertising Awards Reel
    Join us to see what won in the national American Advertising Awards competition this past year. Our Hermes is the first level of this 3-tiered competition.  It’s always fun seeing great ads.  This is a lunch meeting at Sinclair Conference Center, more info and to reserve: http://aafdayton.com/event/december-monthly-meeting/
  • December 10, 20 Minutes & a Refreshment
    Details to come.
  • January 9, Hermes Call for Entries, Networking & Social
    The Hermes is our creative advertising competition which is the first level of the 3 tiered AAF American Advertising Awards compeition.  We’ll be gathering upstairs at Brixx Ice Company to collect entries and just hang out with everyone.  Rules, categories, and the online entry site will be up in September.  http://hermesawards.org/.
  • February 5, Monthly Meeting – Joe Prus of Pandora
    We’ll be locking in his presentation title very soon.  This is a lunch meeting at Sinclair Conference Center. Reservations will open once we have the topic for you.
  • February 14 – Hermes Awards Ceremony at the Dayton Marriott
    The Hermes is the premier Dayton creative advertising awards event.  Reservations will be open in mid-January at www.hermesawards.org.
  • March 3 – SummitUp: a new media confab
    SummitUp is our full day new/social/digital media conference held with New Media Dayton, PRSA, the Better Business Bureau of Dayton/Miami Valley and Women in Business Networking.  Keynote and breakout speakers are being locked in and the schedule will be out in September at www.summitup.org.  This will be a full day event at Sinclair Conference Center.
  • March 3, Monthly Meeting – There Is No Fresh Broccoli: Why you know all you need to know to be a successful digital marketer, presented by Jason Falls of Cafe Press
    This is the lunch portion of SummitUp, which is our monthly meeting.  This is a lunch meeting at Sinclair Conference Center, more info, speaker bios, and to reserve: http://aafdayton.com/event/march-monthly-meeting-there-is-no-fresh-broccoli/
  • March Networking & Social
    Date and fetails to come
  • April 9, Monthly Meeting – Kent Dean of Rosa’s Cafe
    Back by popular demand is one of our most highly rated speakers.  We’ll be announcing his presentation title very soon.  This is a lunch meeting at Sinclair Conference Center.  Reservations will open once we have the topic for you.  This meeting is sponsored by the School of Advertising Art.
  • April Networking & Social
    Date and fetails to come
  • May 19 – Mercury Awards Ceremony at Moraine Country Club
    The Mercury Awards celebrates advertising professionals in the sales, support, media, and education professions.  Mercury honorees are selected by AAF-Dayton members, who are sent the ballot as a benefit of membership (honorees need not be members).  Ballots will be out in April, reservations will be open in May.May Networking & Social
    Date and fetails to come
  • June Networking & Social
    Date and fetails to come

 

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Meet the Board Networking & Social

Join us on the patio of El Meson to meet the board.  We’ll also have info on the meetings and events for the year.  Bring a friend – members and guests are welcome!

Reservations aren’t required, but if you’ll let us know you’re coming, we’ll save you a seat.  http://aafdayton.com/event/meet-the-board-networking-social/

 

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September Monthly Meeting – Building a Strong Agency Culture

Reservations are now open for our first meeting of the year on September 11th featuring Mark McKenzie and Aaron McBride of Brokaw.  http://aafdayton.com/event/september-monthly-meeting/

Mark & Aaron say, “In this presentation we’ll explore what it takes to create and sustain a great agency culture while insufferably bragging about being the AdAge Small Agency of the Year: Culture. And then we’ll probably just show an episode of the moderately popular 80s sitcom Night Court to fill time. Join us!”

Mark McKenzie, Associate Creative Director
SeptMark

As a copywriter at Brokaw for the past 9+ years, Mark has created campaigns and won awards for clients of every shape and size, in a variety of categories. Begin list of impressive brands: vitaminwater, hotels.com, Great Lakes Brewing Company, White Castle, the Cleveland Indians, etc. He’s also one fourth of the award-winning sketch comedy group Last Call Cleveland. Mark has a Masters in Advertising from Ohio University, which, when combined with his glasses, he uses to appear smarter than he is and say words like, “thusly.” What a windbag.

 

Aaron McBride, Senior Copywriter
SeptAaron

Since his Brokaw debut in early 2012, Aaron has created successful campaigns for a wide range of clients worth namedropping – including the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Great Lakes Brewing Company, and IHOP. He also wrote articles for the Random House published book Look At My Striped Shirt and is a founding member of the award-winning sketch comedy group Last Call Cleveland. Aaron has a BA in video production from Kent State University, which officially makes him a triple threat like J-Lo. Or North Korea.

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AAF-Dayton Members Give Back

AAF-Dayton members recently participated in a Habitat for Humanity build.  Thanks to volunteer coordinator Christy Mauch for setting it up.

Members who participated were:

  • Mariesa Bloom – School of Advertising Art
  • Mark Kargl – Real Art
  • Christy Mauch – Better Business Bureau of Dayton/Miami Valley
  • Roxann Patrick – School of Advertising Art
  • Fred Tuzzi

Thanks so much for your participation!

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Announcing the 2014 Mercury Honorees

Announcing this year’s Mercury Honorees.

Click here for more information on the Mercury’s.

The 2014 Honorees are…

(trophy winners are in bold)

Best Ad Agency Rep

  • Nick Gaskins – Bing Design
  • Suzanne Wherly – Fahlgren Mortine
  • Judy Wheeler – Joint Venture
  • Danielle Deramo – Just Say It!
  • Phil Neal – LMG
  • Jayne McDougall – McDougall Marketing Communications
  • Larry Knapp – Nova Creative Group
  • Debby Sibert – Public Impressions
  • David Bowman – The Ohlmann Group
  • Helen Mumaw – The Ohlamm Group
  • Jim Hausfeld – The Ohlmann Group
  • Linda Kahn – The Ohlmann Group
  • Jason Farmer – Yaskawa Motoman

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  • Amy Brooks – Alley Cat Designs
  • Scott Driscoll – Alley Cat Designs
  • Jeff Steward – Associated Premium Corp.
  • Julie Grice – Classic Stitch
  • Gerri Hoover – LIZard Apparel & Promotions
  • Dan Bir – Randd & Associates
  • Jocelin Dean – Shumsky Promotional
  • Steve Falknor – Shumsky Promotional
  • Ashley Baker – Think Patented
  • Brad Sims – WC Sims Company

Best Audio/Video Production Rep

  • Brian Mercer – Boom Crate Studios
  • Kelly Mercer – Boom Crate Studios
  • Bryan Erdy – Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Rick Davis – DH Productions
  • Jay Hain – Hain Technical
  • Richard Penner – Kern Productions
  • Sam Manavis – Manavision
  • Rick Stull – Media Explosion
  • Kenny Mosher – Showdown Visual
  • Jim Hausfeld – The Ohlmann Group
  • Mike Kurtz – UD Media Production Group
  • Mike Cornett – Visual Media Concepts

Best Fulfillment/Mail House Rep

  • Jim Kroger – Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Christine Soward – Dayton Mailing Services
  • Linda Miller – Hands On
  • Mark Kuns – Hands On
  • Bernice Willis – Matt Brown & Associates
  • Mel Kelly – Mid Ohio Direct Marketing
  • Don Holzinger – TPR Industries
  • Bob Yeck – Yeck Brothers Company
  • Mary Taylor – Yeck Brothers Company
  • Sherry Hang – Yeck Brothers Company

Best Large Format Printing Rep

  • Brian Keller – CQ Printing
  • Mitch Hansen – CQ Printing
  • Scott Waggoner – Fleet Graphics
  • Elizabeth Riley – Insignia
  • Brian Curry – Speedpro Imaging
  • Claudia Curry – Speedpro Imaging
  • Jane McCoy – The Digital Fringe
  • Mark McCoy – The Digital Fringe
  • Chris Charles – Think Patented

Best Magazine Rep

  • Dave Ball – Dayton Magazine
  • Natasha Baker – Dayton Magazine
  • Jennifer Copas – Dayton Senior Magazine
  • Evelyn Yaus – Housetrends

Best Media Buyer

  • Rose Schulz – Nova Creative Group
  • Kelly Kooken – The Greene
  • Helen Mumaw – The Ohlmann Group
  • Linda Kahn – The Ohlmann Group- Emeritus Honoree having won in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Best Newspaper Rep

  • Darryl Meier – Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Debbie Juniewicz – Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Erin Murdock – Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Joe Scott – Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Karen Curfman – Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Roger Mackall – Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Ron Fowler – Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Tina Rezash – Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Scott Carlson – Dayton Business Journal
  • Tristan Navera – Dayton Business Journal
  • Dee Dee Nagle – Oakwood Register

Best Outdoor Rep

  • Ann Berger – Commuter Advertising
  • Samantha Parker – Commuter Advertising
  • Joe Keys – Key-Ads
  • Matt Tolle – Key-Ads
  • Nick Keyes, Jr. – Key-Ads – Emeritus Honoree having won in 2007, 2008, 2012
  • Stephen Keyes – Key-Ads
  • Elle Greely – Lamar Advertising of Dayton
  • Michelle Millard – Lamar Advertising of Dayton
  • Tracy Rife – Lamar Advertising of Dayton

Best Photography Rep

  • Martin Biel – Biel Photographic
  • Alaina Fitzner – Dwelling Moments Photography
  • John Rossi – John Rossi Photography
  • Nicholas Falzerano – Nicholas Studios
  • Robin Feld – Products2Pages
  • Julie Walling – Walling Photography
  • Mark Werle – Werelegig Imaging Pixels + Motion

Best Printer Rep

  • Jim Kroger – Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Jeff Jamieson – CQ Printing
  • Ben Carter – Creative Impressions
  • Fred Polizzi – Minuteman Press
  • Judd Plattenburg – Oregon Printing
  • Mike Green – Oregon Printing
  • Doug Schmidt – Post Printing
  • Allen Haverkos – Progressive Printers
  • Chris Day – Progressive Printers
  • Janice Madlinger – Progressive Printers
  • Jeff Osborne – Progressive Printers
  • Rhonda McKinzie – Progressive Printers
  • Dale Lunce – Think Patented
  • Mike Kroger – Think Patented
  • Mike Toth – Think Patented
  • Rich Baker – Think Patented
  • Maria Gossard – Think Printing
  • Dave Westendorf – Westendorf Printing

Best Print/Specialties Buyer

  • Andy Carter – AIMIA
  • Cindy Zwayer – The Ohlmann Group
  • Doug Stone – University of Dayton

Best Radio Rep

  • Amber Campbell – Clear Channel Media + Entertainment
  • Dan Covey – Clear Channel Media + Entertainment
  • George Janky – Clear Channel Media + Entertainment
  • Jeff Schroeder – Clear Channel Media + Entertainment
  • Jenny Jacques – Clear Channel Media + Entertainment
  • Shane Tincher – Clear Channel Media + Entertainment
  • Tim Powers – Clear Channel Media + Entertainment
  • Dawn Spitler – Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Kristen Burchfield – Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Sally McNamara – Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Susan George – Main Line Broadcasting

Best Signage/Exhibit Company Rep

  • Brian Keller – CQ Printing
  • Andrew Suittor – Designs Now
  • Elizabeth Riley – Insignia
  • Jane Fiehrer – Sign Connection
  • Jeff Becht – Sign Dynamics
  • Brian Curry – Speedpro Imaging
  • Mike Short – Speedpro Imaging
  • Mark McCoy – The Digital Fringe

Best Social Media Rep

  • Susan Marticello
  • Chris Celek – Celek Media Consulting
  • Samantha Freels – Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Stephanie Kelly – Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Samantha Enslen – Dragonfly Editorial
  • Carlos Scarpero – Scarpero Signing and Web Design
  • Jessi Watters – Noir Marketing & PR
  • Betsy Woods – School of Advertising Art
  • Mike McMillon – Social Media Dayton
  • Jayme Soulati – Soulati Media
  • Carla Hale – The C-3 Group
  • David Bowman – The Ohlmann Group
  • Ian Bowman-Henderson – The Ohlmann Group

Best Television/Cable Rep

  • Mo Dillon – ABC22/FOX45
  • Tami Miller – ABC22/FOX45
  • Brad Kestner – Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Deb Purman – Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Kerri Maloney – Cox Media Group Ohio
  • LaTonya Victoria – Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Tina Rezash – Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Karen Schimmoller – Time Warner Media
  • Mike Pickard – Time Warner Media
  • Terri Hunter – WDTN

Educator of the Year

  • Rick Cartwright – New Media Dayton
  • Jessica Barry – School of Advertising Art
  • Kelly Mercer – School of Advertising Art
  • Matt Flick – School of Advertising Art
  • Natasha Baker – School of Advertising Art
  • Norm Vallone – School of Advertising Art
  • Ricardo Thompson – School of Advertising Art
  • Tony Neary – School of Advertising Art
  • Irene Dickey – University of Dayton
  • Kathy Kargl – University of Dayton

Newcomer of the Year

  • Susan Marticello
  • Mariesa Bloom – A Special Wish Foundation
  • Laura Fenlon – Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Tracy Rife – Lamar Advertising of Dayton
  • Laura Lyle – LMG
  • Kelly Ritteman – Oregon Printing Communications
  • Tony Neary – School of Advertising Art
  • Cameron Weimer – The C-3 Group
  • Mike Blackney – The Ohlmann Group
  • Kerry Collins – Time Warner Media

Unsung Hero

  • Amanda Pond
  • Fred Tuzzi
  • Sara McCatherine – AAF-Dayton
  • Christy Mauch – Better Business Bureau of Dayton/Miami Valley
  • Kelly Mercer – Boom Crate Studios
  • Samantha Parker – Commuter Advertising
  • Cathy Wiley -Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Erika Whiting – Heartland Federal Credit Union
  • Bridget Oaks – Instigate Social
  • Doug Lunne – LMG
  • Kevin Johnson – Mandalay Creative
  • Abbie Heaney – School of Advertising Art
  • Roxann Patrick – School of Advertising Art
  • Brad Cullman – The C-3 Group
  • Carla Hale – The C-3 Group
  • David Bowman – The Ohlmann Group
  • Emily Marshall – Think Patented
  • Jane Moon – Think Patented
  • Jason Pitman – Think Patented
  • Brian Mills – UD Media Production Group
  • Stephanie Griffin – Voss Auto Network

Vendor of the Year – Linda Kahn of The Ohlamm Group

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