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Printing Production Manager Opening

Printing Production Manager 

 Only large format or sign production managers need reply to this request. We are looking for a highly skilled production manager to run our day to day operations. Requirements are knowledge of solvent inkjet printers, including the maintenance and operation, vinyl cutters, laminators and installation of sign and decal projects. Ideal candidate will have skills with Photoshop and Illustrator. Fast paced environment requires quick decisions, attention to detail, and the ability to process workflow and schedules. Benefits include insurance, vacation and bonus plan.

Send resumes to
Posted 2/8/16

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Hermes Awards Ceremony

ADVENGERS UNITE!  Join us for a salute to Dayton’s advertising superheroes!

Event Timing

  • Awards & Display with hors d’ouevres and cash bar:  6:00 – 7:30pm
  • Banquet Dinner (menu selections below) and cash bar: 7:30-8:45pm
  • Awards Presentation: 8:45pm (cash bar will remain open)


  • Display reception, dinner & awards ceremony – $60 for members, $75 for non-members
  • Display reception and awards ceremony option (no dinner) – $35 for members, $45 for non-members
  • Table of 10 Sponsorship – includes display reception, preferred dinner seating with company name on table, and a 1/2 page ad in the program – $800 for the first table and $700 for each additional table.  This option will not be available after the reservation deadline.  Ad deadline is Wednesday, February 3rd.
  • Payment must be received with reservations
  • AAF-Dayton Traditional, Associate & Student members are allowed to bring 1 guest at the member rate.  Any additional are at the non-member rate.  Only Company members are allowed to bring everyone at the member rate as a benefit of that membership level.
  • When you reserve, you will need to go through all the steps, otherwise your reservation may not go through.  If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail, it did not go through.
  • This is a seated event.  When you arrive at the event, there will be a list by company name with your table number.  We will have the list on our website a few days before the event as well.
  • For dinner attendees, your meal tickets with menu selection will be in an envelope at your table with your company name on it.  If your group has multiple attendees, the envelope will be at the first table listed on the seating list and you may distribute to your attendees at all your tables.

Reservation Deadline

  • February 10, 2016 is the reservation deadline
  • Reservations made after this date will cost an additional $30 per person

Menu Selections (you will need to let us know your choices when you reserve)

  • Prime Rib – Slow roasted prime rib of beef served with au jus and horseradish sauce
  • Oven Roasted Salmon Fillet – Wild caught salmon roasted with orange and ginger then coated in a honey glaze
  • Vegetable Lasagna – Meatless lasagna prepared with zucchini squash and spinach in a marinara sauce.


Dress for the Hermes is what you might wear to a wedding.  Many men wear suits, although we also see some in more casual attire.  Many ladies wear evening attire, anything from cocktail dresses or dressy pants/tops, to floor-length gowns.

If you have any questions on any of this, please don’t hesitate to e-mail Sara McCatherine at or call her at 937-248-4697.

Stay the Night!

Because this year’s Hermes is at the Hope Hotel, they’ve put together a special package just for us, which includes breakfast!  Reserve by February 10th by calling 937-879-2696.  The secret code word is: Hermes

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Graphic Designer Opening

Midmark has a graphic designer opening, information may be found at
Posted 1/27/16


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Marketing Specialist Opening



Marketing Specialist

Boost Technologies, LLC is comprised of Shumsky Promotional and Boost Rewards and is recognized as one of the fastest growing women-led businesses by the Women’s Presidents Organization and one of Dayton’s Healthiest Employers.  We have been featured in multiple publications: B2B, Dayton Business Journal, and Loyalty 360, among others.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Marketing Specialist to join our team and help grow our business! The successful candidate will be responsible for helping develop and manage marketing and communications projects for the Shumsky promotional business unit to help generate new business, support and grow existing business with current clients, while assisting with daily operations of the marketing group to ensure efficient, cost-effective workflow.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Assists Senior Marketing Specialist and Director of Marketing in developing company business collateral, business papers, and communication/marketing plans for the Shumsky business
  • Executes, analyzes and presents results of advertising and digital marketing
  • Develops and edits social media/blog content and presence on corporate websites, Intranet, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and
  • Understands, interprets, and reports campaign results from online site
  • Works with sales staff and customers in developing case studies, bios, references, and testimonials for online content, presentations and RFP
  • Manages this role within marketing calendars and project management software to reflect current priorities.
  • Works with Account Managers of online store programs to develop, execute, and measure success of email marketing messaging using email service provider platform. Sets up Google analytics tracking for new online stores and creates the metrics needed for quarterly customer reviews.
  • Coordinates sales staff tradeshow events with scheduling, advertising, and merchandising
  • Assists with preparation and staffing of onsite customer events.
  • Assists in RFP responses and customer presentations, as needed


The Person 

The successful candidate will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as proven project management skills.  He/she must be able to handle multiple requests and details simultaneously, while promptly responding to inquiries to ensure expectations are met.  This person will take initiative, seek out the appropriate sources needed to reach goals, and enjoy working in a close team environment.   This person will also possess an effective understanding of the latest technologies and how to apply them in marketing.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or related field and a minimum of 2 years’ experience or equivalent combination of education and
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient with database and online marketing management tools (Google Analytics). Knowledgeable in using Google docs, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and project management software

Boost Technologies, LLC offers a competitive compensation, 401(k), paid time off and holidays, as well as a comprehensive benefits package.  For confidential consideration, please send your resume to

Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted 1/10/16

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Sponsorship Program Opportunities

We appreciate your consideration.  To purchase any of the levels, please click here.  Sponsorships are good for one year from date of payment and existing sponsors have the first right of renewal.   This document may be downloaded from this link.

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2015-2016 Calendar

Here’s a downloadable schedule of our 2015-2016 meetings and events.

2015-2016 Calendar of Events

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Alpha Media Dayton Marketing Director Opening





Alpha Media-Dayton is looking for a full-time Director of Marketing to be located in our Dayton, Ohio office. We operate five great radio stations in Dayton and are a part of the Alpha Media USA family that owns and operates 135 stations in 28 markets across the US.

We are live and local in every market and can’t wait to talk to you!

Reporting to the Senior VP/Market Manager, the Marketing Director manages the Promotions Department for the Dayton Market, as well as coordinates and manages all cluster wide promotional activity, community partnerships, trades, relationships and events with the assistance of the Promotions Department.  The Marketing Director also works closely with all Program Directors, Director of Programming, Director of Sales, all Sales Managers, Controller and Accounts Payable.

The ideal candidate for this role is someone with the dynamic ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment with the ability to facilitate and manage in a highly create environment.

We are looking for the individual who meets the minimum requirements below:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or the equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • A minimum of 4 years in radio or media promotions with a minimum of two years of supervisory or management experience
  • Proven experience with event planning, including experience managing contracts and insurance requirements for venue, company and client
  • Proven experience developing relationships with media outlets in television, and newspapers, including professional sports teams and establishing exclusive partnerships with significant community events and organizations
  • Experience supervising / overseeing the production of marketing commercials, print work, and other collateral materials
  • Project management experience, including the development and management of budgets
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Proven experience dealing with constantly evolving deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Must be available and willing to work evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Must be reachable via phone and/or email after business hours
  • Extremely knowledgeable with all Microsoft Office programs (emphasis on Power Point, Excel and Word)
  • Experience with organic and paid social media campaigns


Preference may be given to candidates who meet the above requirements and have the following:

  • Knowledge of Promosuite, Marketron, and online CMS (Vortal or WordPress)
  • Graphic design (Photoshop/Illustrator), photography and/or video editing (Adobe Suite) abilities desired
  • Knowledge of digital ad buying and best practices (AdWords, Bing Ads, etc)
  • Experience with mobile app management via a content management system

Alpha Media is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send completed application, cover letter and resume

Or, mail to:

HR/Marketing Director
717 East David Road
Dayton, OH 45429

No phone calls please.

Posted 7/29/15

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2015-2016 Dates

The AAF-Dayton committees are hard at work booking speakers, planning professional development opportunities, networking & social outings, and events.  Here are the dates for the club year so far (there will be additions as we receive them).  Additional information will be released soon, but feel free to mark your calendar now.  In the event that a date changes, we will make a note of it.

  • Thursday, September 3 – Monthly Lunch Meeting
  • Tuesday, September 8 – Shooting Visuals with UAV’s (drones), click here for more information.
  • Thursday, October 1 – Monthly Lunch Meeting
  • Thursday, November 5 – Monthly Lunch Meeting
  • Thursday, November 12 – Pinewood Derby (cars will be available for purchase soon)
  • Thursday, December 3 – Monthly Lunch Meeting
  • Friday, January 8, 2016 – Hermes Call for Entries
  • Thursday, February 4 – Monthly Lunch Meeting
  • Saturday, February 27 – Hermes Awards Ceremony
  • Tuesday, March 8 – SummitUp (lunch keynote will be our Monthly Lunch Meeting)
  • Thursday, April 7 – Monthly Lunch Meeting
  • Tuesday, May 17 – Mercury Awards & Volunteer Recognition Ceremony

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Copywriter Opening

LexisNexis has the following opening:


Job Description

Under the supervision of the Director of Creative & Brand Strategy and the Group Creative Director, the Copywriter will conceptualize and develop copy for the creation and development of varied communication materials for a defined set of marketing needs/segments. S/he must be able to manage multiple projects from concept through to completion. Work will be developed to meet business objectives, be in line with the LexisNexis brand voice and inspire with innovative thinking and superior writing style.


As the Copywriter your key roles and responsibilities will include:


-In partnership with the Art Director, concept and develop exceptional creative work; align closely with our marketing partners to ensure that strategic goals are met

-Maintain consistently high standards of writing

-Understand and identify the big idea and deliver on it repeatedly

-Thoroughly grasp the LexisNexis brand voice to create impactful marketing materials and maintain a consistent tone across the RLS brand

-Continue to gain knowledge of industry best practices through ongoing training and up-skilling


Competitive salary plus comprehensive benefits package to include:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Quarterly 401K Match
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Two Paid Volunteer Days
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Health Spending, Flexible Spending & Commuter Spending Accounts

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5 years of copywriting experience in advertising, legal/professional or related fields
  • BA in Communications, English or Marketing

What we are looking for in you:

  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and responsibilities under tight timeframes
  • Strong concept and writing skills; ability to deliver work that is on creative briefs and align to business goals
  • Attention to detail (punctuation, grammar, tone of voice) a must
  • Proficiency in advertising, branding, social, online marketing and media concepts
  • Polished presentation skills, demonstrating a clear vision of how the work addresses problems and objectives set forth in the creative brief
  • Energy, enthusiasm and creativity

LexisNexis Legal & Professional ( is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis and Nexis services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content, to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. Part of Reed Elsevier, LexisNexis Legal & Professional serves customers in more than 100 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide.


LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier, is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job number: LEX00BYZ
Category: Marketing
Location: United States, OH, Dayton

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Announcing the 2015 AAF-Dayton Volunteers

Throughout the AAF-Dayton club year, we rely on many people to serve on various committees and projects.  It’s volunteers such as those below who help AAF-Dayton thrive.  They support us with their time and talents on:

  • The Advertising Review Council, a partnership we have with the Better Business Bureau
  • The Hermes and all of it’s components, such as call for entries, judging, event set-up/tear down, creative, etc.
  • Meeting set-up and registration help
  • Pinewood Derby event help, sponsorship and creative
  • Board of Directors and commitee chairs
  • Promotional and professional services for our photography, banner and table skirt
  • Habitat for Humanity Build Day
  • SummitUp committee, sponsorship, creative, program printing, and web design
  • Networking & Socials coordination and promotion
  • Mercury’s registration and event help, program printing
  • Sponsors, listed below

We will be recognizing the following volunteers at the May 19th Mercury Awards & Volunteer Recognition Ceremony, as well as announcing the Volunteer of the Year.

Congratulations to Jayne McDougall of McDougall Marketing Communications, the 2015 Volunteer of the Year!

Name Company
Mo Dillon ABC 22/Fox 45
Amy Deal Amy Deal Design
Jerry Jamieson Antioch Shrine
Christy Mauch Better Business Bureau
Brian Mercer Boom Crate Studios
Kelly Mercer Boom Crate Studios
Yvonne Wathen Bravo SCM
Rob Bunting Cincinnati iMarketing Group
Joseph Scott Cox Media Group Ohio
Kathy Eagle Cox Media Group Ohio
Larry Hansgen Cox Media Group Ohio
Erika Whiting Heartland Federal Credit Union
Bridget Oaks Instigage Social
Danielle Deramo JSI | Just Say It!
Emily Marshall Kondas Dental Group
Michelle Millard Lamar Advertising of Dayton
Rodney Kimmerling Lamar Advertising of Dayton
Kate Early LexisNexis
Gerri Hoover LIZard Apparel & Promotion
Bernice Willis Matt Brown & Associates
Jayne McDougall McDougall Marketing Communications
Heather Taylor Miam County Visitors & Convention Center
Rob Klaben Morris Furniture Co., Inc.
Judd Plattenburg Oregon Printing Communications
Judd Plattenburg Oregon Printing Communications
Pat Parrish Parrish Creative
Jeff Osborne Progressive Printers
Ryan Livesay Progressive Printers
Mark Kargl Real Art
Pat Larson Repacorp, Inc
Mariesa Bloom School of Advertising Art
Roxann Patrick School of Advertising Art
Jeff Becht
Amanda Romero
Sign Dynamics
Sinclair Community College
Kyle Fisk Sinclair Community College
Mike Fariello Skyline Chili
Erin Siske Spark Space Creative
Claudia Curry Speedpro Imaging
Carla Hale The C-3 Group
David Esrati The Next Wave
Andy Kittles The Ohlmann Group
David Bowman The Ohlmann Group
Jim Hausfeld The Ohlmann Group
Linda Kahn The Ohlmann Group
Meghen Welly The Ohlmann Group
Walter Ohlmann The Ohlmann Group
Alan Lee The Requarth Company
Dave McNerney
Steve Greenblatt
Think Patented
Think Patented
John Buscemi TriCom B2B
Fred Tuzzi
Brian Mills UD Media Production Group
Mike Kurtz UD Media Production Group
Jon Brooks Upward Brand Interactions
Bob VanLeeuwen
Stephanie Griffin Voss Auto Group
Julie Noeth
Dave Westendorf
Walling Photography
Westendorf Printing
Dave Ball World Digital Imaging
Patrick Donnelly WRGT Fox 45
Dr. Bud Baker Wright State University
Jason Farmer Yaskawa Motoman
Bob Yeck Yeck Brothers Company


Thanks to our sponsors for this year!

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