This week’s newsletter includes news from Garage Creative Studios, American Greetings, Dick Maggiore, and much more. TKM publishes a biweekly design and marketing newsletter for Northeast Ohio. Each newsletter includes curated links to news, insights, and selected work product from local agencies as well as updates on local brands, professional development events, and design and marketing job opportunities in the region.

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Featured design and marketing news, content, and insights from local agencies, brands, and talent.

Garage Creative Studios wins three Telly Awards for work on University Hospitals historical documentary “Healing a Community”
Garage Creative Studios wins three Telly Awards for work on University Hospitals historical documentary “Healing a Community” 
May 31, 2018, Garage Creative Studios, Facebook.

American Greetings launches new Instagram account for behind-the-scenes look at the art, artists, and culture at its Creative Studio world HQ
American Greetings launches new Instagram account for behind-the-scenes look at the art, artists, and culture at its Creative Studio world HQ
May 31, 2018, American Greetings, LinkedIn.

Dick Maggiore explains how businesses can find their “Holy Grail”
Dick Maggiore explains how businesses can find their “Holy Grail”
May 23, 2018, Dick Maggiore, The Canton Repository.

Video experts at Pritt Entertainment Group share five things they’ve been watching
The video experts at Pritt Entertainment Group share five things they’ve been watching
May 31, 2018, Pritt Entertainment Group.

Key Application Dates for 2018 Creative and Business Award Competitions
Key Application Dates for 2018 Creative and Business Award Competitions
June 5, 2018, TKM.


We handpick some of the most compelling creative produced by local design and marketing firms and showcase it here.

Insivia – Interactive digital solutions and video for Arnold Palmer Enterprises
Guide Studio – Branding and wayfinding for downtown Lakewood

Array Creative – Event marketing for Goodyear Aviation


New job or hire? Promotions? We’d love to publicize your success. Submit updates here.

David Collins named as an Innis Maggiore shareholder
May 31, 2018, Innis Maggiore.

Former intern Joy Smith now fulltime PR assistant account executive at Marcus Thomas
May 30, 2018, Marcus Thomas, Facebook.

Innis Maggiore hires David Gang, promotes Devon Miller and Jennifer Gross
May 24, 2018, Innis Maggiore.

Joanne Teets, VP of Studio Services, retires after 39 years with Marcus Thomas
May 23, 2018, Marcus Thomas, Facebook.

Jordan Robertson lands graphic design internship at Westfield
Jordan Robertson, LinkedIn.

Gina Hartman of Emerson now Senior Global Marketing Manager, Underground Technologies at RIDGID
Gina (Luzius) Hartman, LinkedIn.


Your one-stop source for design and marketing events in Northeast Ohio. Submit the deets of your event here.

SME Cleveland
SME Cleveland “After Hours” Event at the Skylight Financial Group Penthouse
Wed, June 6, 5:30pm-7:30pm (Cleveland)

The Taylor Institute
Interaction 2018: Direct Marketing is Data-Driven Marketing – Making Your Customer Data Actionable in Your Marketing Efforts
Fri, June 8, 11:30am-4:30pm (Akron)

AIGA Cleveland
AIGA Cleveland June Member Mixer
Wed, June 13, 6:00pm-8:00pm (Cleveland)

Cleveland Small Business Marketing Meetup Group
Workshop: Summer Promotions that work for any business (even if your business is “different”)
Thu, June 14, 11:30am-1:00pm (Strongsville)

AIGA Cleveland
French Paper’s The Road to 150 Tour: Exhibition and Talk with Brian French
Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 4:30pm-7:30pm (Cleveland)

AAF – Cleveland  
“Time to Explore – Cleveland Metroparks Marketing” feat. Kelly Manderfield, CMO, Cleveland Metroparks
Wed, June 20, 8:00am-9:00am (Cleveland)

Pritt Entertainment Group
PEG Speaker Series: Corporate Communications Panel feat. Annie McFadden from City of Akron, Amanda Hayes from Joann Stores, and Kat Pestian from Amp Strategy
Wed, June 27, 5:00pm-8:00pm (Akron)

“How To Dominate Your Content Marketing Strategy And Create A Feeding Frenzy” feat. Andy Halko, CEO, Insivia
Thu, June 28, 11:30am-1:30pm (Cleveland)

Experts & Insights

We crack open the wealth of expertise and insight offered by the design, marketing, and communications pros working right here in Northeast Ohio.

Jeanine Black of Dot Org Solutions: “To bill or not to bill… that is the question”
June 4, 2018, Jeanine Black, Dot Org Solutions LLC.

Brokaw: Let Cleveland teach you about advertising
May 29, 2018, Brokaw Inc.

Craig Bevan of Diebold Nixdorf: The Three Ways Kiosks Will Change Quick Service Restaurants as We Know It
May 15, 2018, Craig Bevan, Diebold Nixdorf.

Meg Kruger of Sweeny: Are You Making a Good Impression on Amazon?
May 24, 2018, Meg Kruger, Sweeney Marketing + Public Relations.

Jesse Malcmacher of Skoda Minotti: Using Video to Engage Website Visitors
May 28, 2018, Jesse Malcmacher, Skoda Minotti.

Maggie Sullivan of Roop & Co.: How To Create Content For All 3 Stages of the Buying Cycle
June 1, 2018, Maggie Sullivan, Roop & Co.

Tiffany Bohn of WhiteSpace Creative: What Not to Do When Redesigning a Website
May 31, 2018, Tiffany Bohn, WhiteSpace Creative.

Amy Bogart of Falls Digital: Narrowing the Digital Talent Divide
May 22, 2018, Amy Bogart, Falls Digital.

Kuno Creative on Content Marketing: How to Get More Views and Shares for Your Long-Form Content
May 24, 2018, Kristen Hicks, Kuno Creative.

Brand Tracker

For executives, account reps, and other staff focused on the business side of the design and marketing industry. Track corporate news, product developments, and marketing initiatives at local brands and institutions.

PolyOne Announces Acquisition of PlastiComp
June 1, 2018, PolyOne Corporation.

Lauren International Diversifies into Point of Purchase (POP) Market with Acquisition of New Philadelphia Based Retail Product Solutions
April 23, 2018, Lauren International.

Medina-based Romeo’s Pizza to open 32d store
May 31, 2018, Romeo’s Pizza Franchise, LLC, LinkedIn.

GOJO and introduce Purell Body Fluid Spill Kit
May 22, 2018, GOJO.

Lubrizol Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate TPU Expansion in Avon Lake
May 25, 2018, The Lubrizol Corporation.

Quaker Steak & Lube launches 6-week fundraising campaign to benefit families of fallen and disabled soldiers
May 25, 2018, Quaker Steak & Lube.

Heinen’s June 12 Aurora store event to feature former Browns QB Bernie Kosar
Heinen’s Grocery Store, Facebook.

Super Summit, Summit Racing Equipment’s annual car show and manufacturer showcase is back at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio June 8-9
Summit Racing Equipment.

Speedway Executive Administrative Assistant Teri Smith Recognized with the United Way-Clark, Champaign & Madison Counties 2017 President’s Award
May 31, 2018, Marathon Petroleum Corporation.

Cleveland Clinic welcoming babies born during NBA Finals with “Whatever It Takes” onesies [photos]
May 30, 2018, Cleveland Clinic.

TravelCenters of America Now Accepting Nominations for Sixth Annual Citizen Driver Program
June 1, 2018, TravelCenters of America LLC.

Akron Children’s shares top “In the Moment” posts from May 2018
June 1, 2018, Mark Humphrey, Akron Children’s Hospital.

Mickey Thompson Pushes the Drag Tire Racing Envelope
May 22, 2018, Todd Silvey, Dragzine.

Sherwin-Williams promotes West Elm spring/summer 2018 palette on Facebook page for architects and designers
May 29, 2018, Sherwin-Williams, Facebook.

FirstEnergy offering STEM Classroom Grants of up to $1,000 – Here’s How Educators Can Apply
May 18, 2018, FirstEnergy Corp.

Smoke the Burger Joint promotes sales with $5 burgers every Wednesday after 4pm
May 23, 2018, Smoke the Burger Joint, Facebook.

Cleveland Museum of Art photography exhibition: “Danny Lyon: The Destruction of Lower Manhattan,” through October 7, 2018 in Gallery 230
The Cleveland Museum of Art

RIDGID Celebrates Father’s Day with Words of Wisdom Contest
May 23, 2018, Emerson Electric Co.

CAK: American Airlines will offer three flights a day from Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) beginning in June 2018.
May 18, 2018, Akron-Canton Airport.

Audio-Technica Guest Blogger Sean Thornton: The Smart Home Audio Experience
May 22, 2018, Audio-Technica.

Dana Earns Two Ford World Excellence Awards
May 17, 2018, Dana Incorporated.

LSI Launches Exciting New Excursion Edge-Lit LED Parking Garage Luminaire
May 15, 2018, LSI Industries Inc.

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