This week’s newsletter features news from Destination Cleveland, Muse by Clio and Roop & Co. 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.

Headlines only, no commentary.

Destination Cleveland launches “Visit Me In CLE” campaign, seeks community participationDestination Cleveland launches “Visit Me In CLE” campaign, seeks community participation
July 26, 2018, Destination Cleveland.

Chief Idea Officer at Marcus Thomas recalls experience of receiving donor kidney from colleagueChief Idea Officer at Marcus Thomas recalls experience of receiving donor kidney from colleague
July 12, 2018, Joanne Kim, Muse by Clio.

Maggie Sullivan of Roop Co. with 10 signs it’s time to outsource your marketingMaggie Sullivan of Roop & Co. with 10 signs it’s time to outsource your marketing
July 25, 2018, Maggie Sullivan, Roop & Co.


Local design and marketing news, including hires and promotions.

TKM invites newsletter subscribers attending PGA this weekend to visit, park at TKM
August 1 2018, TKM.

AAF-Cleveland welcomes Halo Media Works as a new corporate member
July 23, 2018, Dan Leibundgut, AAF-CLE.
PEG releases new agency video
July 27, 2018, Pritt Entertainment Group.
BW marketing grad “living the dream” promoting Broadway in NYC
July 13, 2018, Mary Simmons, Baldwin Wallace University.
Emily Davis Gallery at University of Akron open for summer hours
The University of Akron.
Amanda Kaye, formerly of Nestlé, now Marketing Director, Purell, at GOJO Industries
June 2018, Amanda Kaye, LinkedIn.
Jaron Barnes, formerly of Kent Displays, now UX / Digital Designer at Progressive Insurance
May 2018, Jaron Barnes, LinkedIn.
Yelena Tischenko joins Recess Creative as Copywriter
July 2018, Yelena Tischenko, LinkedIn.

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.

Greg Kiskadden of WhiteSpace explains some top SEO terms and how to use them
July 25, 2018, Greg Kiskadden, WhiteSpace Creative.

Sarah Chula of Skoda Minotti on extending the life of your website through continuous improvement
July 30, 2018, Sarah Chula, Skoda Minotti.

From thunder::tech’s 2018 Trends Summer Reader: “Getting and Staying On The Path Of Digital Transformation”
July 24, 2018, thunder::tech.


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

Environmental graphics for Buchtel College of Arts & Sciences
By DesignXNine | Janice Troutman at
Brand strategy and rebranding for Grace Hospital
By Roop & Co. | Brad Kostka at
Building design for new Bridgestone Americas Technical Center
By SōL Harris/Day Architecture | Inquires to


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AAF Akron
Baseball Night at Canal Park
Thu, Aug 2, 2018, 6:00pm (Canal Park in Akron)

Kent State University
School of Art Collection and Galleries
Solo Exhibition – “Buoyancy: Sculpture and Works on Paper by Isabel Farnsworth”
Fri, Aug 3, 2018, 5:00pm – 8:00pm (KSU Downtown Gallery in Kent)
PRSA Greater Cleveland
“Leaders & Legends, Part II” feat. Ed Stevens, Laura Hammel, and Mary Alice Frank
Wed, Aug 15, 2018, 11:30am (Music Box in Cleveland)
The Cleveland Small Business Marketing Meetup Group
Monthly “Grow Your Business” Marketing Workshop for Small Business Owners
Thu, Aug 16, 2018, 11:30am – 1:00pm (Buffalo Wild Wings in Strongsville)
“Off the Clock” Networking Mixer – Kickoff for AMA NEO new programming year
Thu, Aug 16, 2018, 5:30pm – 7:30pm (LockKeepers in Valley View)
IC Summits
Ohio Marketing Summit
Tue, Aug. 21, 2018, from 8:00am (Ritz-Carlton in Cleveland)

“A Run for Your Money! How to Maximize Your Fundraising Events” feat. Mireille Kious and Kris Austin of The Gathering Place
Thu, Aug 23, 2018, 7:30am – 9:00am (The Gathering Place in Beachwood)