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Sep 13

September Meet & Eat: How to Make Your Creative More Courageous

Speaker Shane Santiago of Braverly has brought big ideas to world-renowned brands like Disney, the NBA, Daytona International Speedway, Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures, to name a few.

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Oct 1

October Meet & Eat : Learning, Loving & Leading - 10 Simple Lessons That Have Had A Profound Impact on My Life and Career

Speaker Jeff Jones, CEO & President of H&R Block. He was previously with Uber, Target, and agencies working with Coca-Cola and Gap.

Oct 11

AAF-Dayton Pedal Wagon Event

Join AAF Dayton for a fun evening of cardio and networking on Dayton’s Pedal Wagon! Seating limited to the first 15

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Public Announcements

 

2018 Mercury Honorees & Trophy Winners

 

2018 Mercury Honorees

We're pleased to announce the 2018 Mercury Honorees!  They will be recognized at the May 15th Mercury Awards & Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony at Moraine Country Club. Trophy winners are in bold.

Best Magazine Rep

  • Evelyn Yaus - Housetrends Magazine
  • Natasha Baker - Dayton Magazine
  • Rich Finnegan - Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Shirley Winterhalter - Local Flavor and REACH

     

Best Newspaper Rep

  • Amanda Massey - Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Cory Earl - Dayton Business Journal
  • Erin Murdock - Cox Media Group Ohio
  • John Halsey - Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Maria Betts - Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Mary Cook - Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Mauricio Bach - La Vanguardia Spanish Newspaper
  • Roger Mackall - Cox Media Group Ohio

     

Best Outdoor Rep

  • Alison Schwartz - Lamar Advertising of Dayton
  • Carla Stone - Lamar Advertising of Dayton
  • Jena Powell - Huntington Outdoor Advertising
  • Matt Tolle 
  • Nick Keyes, Jr. - Key-Ads, Inc.

 

Best Radio Rep

  • Andy Lawrence - Alpha Media Dayton
  • Dan Covey - Alpha Media Dayton
  • Dawn Spitler - Cox Media Group Ohio
  • George Janky - iHeartMedia Dayton
  • Kevin Payne - Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Luke Dennis - WYSO
  • Sally McNamara - Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Susan George - Alpha Media Dayton
  • Todd Lucas - Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Tony Peters - WSWO Oldies 97.3FM

 

Best TV/Cable Rep

  • Amy Robertson - WDTN and WBDT
  • Andy Holt - WDTN and WBDT
  • Brad Kestner - Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Clancy Burke - FOX45
  • Deb Purman - Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Diane Hansen - Spectrum Reach
  • Jeff Schroeder - Spectrum Reach
  • Kerry Maloney - Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Lindsay Lauterbach - Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Mary Brann - Spectrum Reach
  • Sally McNamara - Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Shawn MacIntyre - Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Terri Hunter - WDTN and WBDT

 

Best Media Buyer

  • April Pollock - C-3 Group
  • Danielle Deramo - JSI | Just Say It! 
  • Helen Mumaw - The Ohlmann Group
  • Linda Ohlmann Kahn - The Ohlmann Group
  • Mike Pickard - M-P Advertising

 

Best Audio/Video Production Rep

  • Andrew White - Indigo Life
  • Brian Mercer - Boom Crate Studios
  • Jay Hain - Hain Technical
  • Jim Hausfeld - The Ohlmann Group
  • Kelly Mercer - Boom Crate Studios
  • Kristy Osborn - Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Mike Kurtz - UD Media Production Group
  • Mitch Baker - Boom Crate Studios
  • Patrick Johnston - Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Richard Penner - Video Works of Dayton
  • Rick Davis - DH Productions
  • Sam Manavis - ManaVision
  • Scott Tipton - Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Tyler Back - Mitosis

 

Best Photography Rep

  • Brian Douglas - BD Stills
  • John Rossi - John Rossi Photography
  • Julie Noeth - Walling Photography
  • Louie Ferraro - Bella Photographics
  • Mark Werle - School of Advertising Art
  • Martin Biel - AGI Studios
  • Nick Falzerano - Nicholas Studios
  • Patrick Johnston - Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Robin Feld - Robin Feld Photography
  • Shana Lloyd - Goodness & Grace

 

Best Fulfillment/Mail House Rep

  • Alesia Campbell - Yeck Brothers Company
  • Chris McClellan - Yeck Brothers Company
  • Glenda Abston - Oregon Printing Communications
  • Lorelei Wahlrab - Yeck Brothers Company
  • Mark Kuns - DMS Ink

 

Best Large Format/Signage/Exhibit Company Rep

  • Bob Brogan - Fleet Graphics
  • Bre McConnell - Sign Dynamics
  • Brian Curry - SpeedPro Imaging
  • Chris Charles - Think Patented
  • Jane McCoy - The Digital Fringe
  • Misty Boyd - Exhibit Concepts
  • Rick Dobson - Insignia

 

Best Printer Rep

  • Alesia Campbell - Yeck Brothers Company
  • Ben Carter - Creative Impressions
  • Dale Lunce - Think Patented
  • Dennis Riggs - Promotional Spring
  • Glenda Abston - Oregon Printing Communications
  • Jeff Osborne - Progressive Printers
  • Judd Plattenburg - Oregon Printing Communications
  • Michele Miller - Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Mike Toth - Think Patented
  • Traci Miller - Progressive Printers
  • Wayne Funk - Promotional Spring

 

Best Ad Specialties Rep

  • Gary Hashart - The Ohlmann Group
  • Gary Poeppleman - Champion Apparel & Promotions
  • Jessica Baker - Four Ambition
  • Keli Klorer - LIZard Apparel & Promotions
  • Mary Cook - Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Matt Mock - Safeguard
  • Rhonda Fisher - Edge Point Promotions

 

Best Print/Specialties Buyer

  • Cheryl Bucholtz - Brimstone and Fire
  • Gary Haschart - The Ohlmann Group
  • Matt Mock - Safeguard
  • Stephanie Falzerano - JSI | Just Say It 

 

Best Ad Agency Rep

  • Andrea Hubler - The Ohlmann Group
  • Chris Wilguess - LMG
  • Danielle Deramo - JSI | Just Say It 
  • Danielle Phillips - LMG
  • David Bowman - The Ohlmann Group
  • Jayne McDougall - McDougall Marketing Communications
  • Mike Pickard - M-P Advertising
  • Sam Parker - Sam Parker Consulting
  • Tom Immen - Real Art
  • Tyler Back - Mitosis

 

Best Social Media Rep

  • Brian Glass - Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Erin Bakara - School of Advertising Art
  • Evelyn Ritzi - The Ohlmann Group
  • Grace Jones - Dayton Children's
  • Kayla Bradstreet - O'Neil & Associates
  • Leah Moon - JSI | Just Say It 
  • Mary Cook - Cox Media Group Ohio

 

Best Digital Rep

  • Aaron Brewer - Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Brad Kestner - Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Chip Beale - Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Eric Ditmer - Jetpack
  • Kerry Maloney - Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Mary Cook - Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Melissa Fowler - Campus Suite
  • Mike Blackney - The Ohlmann Group
  • Todd Korab - Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Tyler Back - Mitosis

 

Educator of the Year

  • Brian Petro - School of Advertising Art
  • Irene Dickey - University of Dayton
  • Jessica Barry - School of Advertising Art
  • Kelly Mercer - School of Advertising Art
  • Laura Hutchens  - Kettering Fairmont High School
  • Mark Werle - School of Advertising Art
  • Sara McCatherine - AAF-Dayton
  • Scott Dawson - Clark State Community College

 

Newcomer of the Year

  • Aryn Landes - Magnetic Mobile
  • Evelyn Ritzi - The Ohlmann Group
  • Holly Lutes - Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Hunter Rupp - Boom Crate Studios
  • Jake Rhinehart - Boom Crate Studios
  • Jessica Robinson - Lamar Advertising of Dayton
  • Kirby Johnston - Mitosis
  • Kirsten Marshall - The Ohlmann Group
  • Maria Betts - Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Molly Boatman - Public Health-Dayton & Montgomery County

 

Mike Fariello Unsung Hero Award

  • Andy Nick - Real Art
  • Christy Mauch - Better Business Bureau of Dayton/Miami Valley
  • Emily Sears Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Fred Tuzzi
  • Glenda Abston - Oregon Printing Communications
  • Jason Farmer - Synchrony Financial
  • Judd Plattenburg - Oregon Printing Communications
  • Julie Young - Sparkbox
  • Mike Kurtz - UD Media Production Group
  • Mitch Baker - Boom Crate Studios
  • Pat Parrish - Parrish Creative
  • Sara Farr - School of Advertising Art
  • Sue Sloneker - Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Terri Hunter - WDTN and WBDT

 

Vendor of the Year

  • Dawn Spitler of Cox Media Group Ohio

 

 

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