This week’s newsletter features news from AAF-CLE, akhia communications, thunder::tech, Gianfagna Strategic Marketing, and Go Media. TKM publishes a design and marketing newsletter for Northeast Ohio. Each newsletter includes curated links to marketing news, insights, and selected work product from local talent. We also publicize relevant professional events and design and marketing job opportunities.

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Featured news, content, and insights for Northeast Ohio design and marketing pros.

Doner Wins National ADDY Gold

Doner wins national ADDY Gold
June 11, 2018, Dan Leibundgut, AAF – Cleveland.

akhia communications named to Top Workplaces list for fifth time

akhia communications named to Top Workplaces list for fifth time
June 18, 2018, akhia communications.

thundertech releases fourth annual Trends Summer Reader magazine

thunder::tech releases fourth annual Trends Summer Reader magazine
June 12, 2018, Jason Therrien, thunder::tech.

Jean Gianfagna outlines 12 strategies for surviving loss of big client

Jean Gianfagna outlines 12 strategies for surviving loss of big client
June 11, 2018, Jean Gianfagna, Gianfagna Strategic Marketing.

Go Media opens limited registration for 2018 Weapons of Mass Creation retreat Oct 5-7

Go Media opens limited registration for 2018 “Weapons of Mass Creation” retreat Oct 5-7
June 8, 2018, Go Media.



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

Brand revitalization for Tire Dealer
Little Jacket

The Northside Speakeasy
Mota Design Group

Agency Reel
Hitchcock Fleming & Associates



Local design and marketing news, including hires and promotions.

Doner appointed AOR by Sunstar Americas for its Gum dental products division 
June 10, 2018, Doner, LinkedIn.

brokaw reps OH in Mike Palma’s 2018 list of best creative agency in each state 
May 31, 2018, Mike Palma.

Kent State University trustees approve $44.9 million Design Innovation Hub, dining facility
June 6, 2018, Emily Bamforth,

Full Spectrum Marketing is Making it Happen in downtown Akron 
May 31, 2018, Sponsored Content, Akron Beacon Journal.

Lebron James Family Foundation I PROMISE Students learn branding during visit to IdeaBase in Kent
June 12, 2018, IdeaBase, Facebook.

Key Application Dates for Clio, Graphis, Crains 40, Weatherhead 100, and Cascade Capital Award Competitions
June 5, 2018, TKM.

Sam Dankoff of Akron RubberDucks and Katie Veasey Gillette of City Architecture Named to Crain’s Cleveland Business €œTwenty in Their 20s Class of 2018
Crain’s Cleveland Business.

Mike Myers now Brand Manager and Graphic Designer at Pro Football Hall of Fame
Mike Myers, LinkedIn.

Lee Roberts now Marketing Manager at Goldstein Group in Solon
Lee Roberts, LinkedIn.

Erica Batyko joins Marcus Thomas full-time as a PR assistant account exec following spring internship
June 11, 2018, Marcus Thomas, Facebook.

KSU grad Sarah Tamilio promoted from intern to graphic designer at WhiteSpace in Akron
WhiteSpace Creative, LinkedIn.



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

PRSA Greater Cleveland Chapter
PRSA June Heinen’s Downtown Wine Tasting Social Event
Tue, June 26, 2018, 5:30pm – 7:30pm (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, 2018, 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, 2018, 11:30am – 1:30pm (Cleveland)

AIGA – Cleveland
June Community Meeting
Thu, June 28, 2018, 6:15pm – 8:30pm (Cleveland)

AMA Northeast Ohio
The Ultimate Guide to ADA Compliance for Website Accessibility feat. Todd Bertsch, Owner/President, Evolve Creative
Tue, July 10, 2018, 7:30am – 9:00am (Independence)

AIGA – Cleveland
Ellen Weinstein: Telling Stories with Images, Infinity, and Luck
Wed, Jul 18, 2018, 6:00pm – 8:00pm (Cleveland)

The Cleveland Small Business Marketing Meetup Group
Workshop – The Ultimate Get Your Business in Shape New Year Workout to Pump Up Your Profits in 2018
Thu, July 19, 2018, 6:00pm – 8:30pm (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.

Dick Maggiore of Innis Maggiore: To succeed in business, find your playground
June 6, 2018, Dick Maggiore, The Canton Repository.

John Znidarsic, Creative Director of Adcom, discusses his creative process
June 15, 2018, The Adcom Group, Instagram.

Amy Wong of Dot Org Solutions: The importance of taking a break
June 19, 2018, Amy Wong, Dot Org Solutions.

Karen Taylor for Kuno Creative: Pros and Cons of Today’s Leading Digital Marketing Channel
June 5, 2018, Karen Taylor, Kuno Creative.

Lindsey Brenkus of brokaw: on your mark, get set, change!
June 15, 2018, Lindsey Brenkus, brokaw.

Joanna Motrunecs of Falls Digital: The Business Value of a Customer Journey Map
June 4, 2018, Joanna Motrunecs, Falls Digital.

Ryan Pritt of PEG explains what is a “snack-able” video
June 12, 2018, Pritt Entertainment Group.

Austin Rosenberg of Rosenberg Advertising: Are you Still Managing your Marketing In-House?
June 15, 2018, Austin Rosenberg, Rosenberg Advertising.

Katie Casciato of Roop & Co.: Why You Need a Crisis Communications Plan
June 12, 2018, Katie Casciato, Roop & Co.

Featured Jobs & Internships

Stay abreast of design and marketing career opportunities here in Northeast Ohio.

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