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Famous Ohio burger brand has new marketing chief

Over nine years KSU alum Kevin Konstantine Howley worked his way from Marketing Intern to LeBron James Brand Manager to Senior Director of Strategic Planning at LRMR Ventures.

In July he took on the role of Senior Director of Marketing at Akron-based Swensons Drive-In Restaurants.

Glenda Lehman Ervin on running a family business

Three for Three is a podcast for business owners and organization leaders hosted by Kurt Kleidon of the Akron-based Kleidon & Associates marketing agency.

In this episode Kleidon interviews Glenda Lehman Ervin, VP of Marketing and a second generation leader at the world famous Lehman's hardware store in Kidron, Ohio. 
Listen to interview

What running a tent city taught Sage Lewis about marketing

Sage Lewis is President of a digital marketing agency located in Akron, Ohio.

"My blogging, or lack thereof, here on the SageRock blog tells the story pretty clearly. . . .You see, right around January of 2017 I was starting to get caught up in the cause of homeless people."
Read the full story now

Featured Career Opportunity

Category Marketing Manager - Spectrum Diversified Designs (Streetsboro) 


Jean Gianfagna contemplates the role of humans in age of AI 

Gianfagna is President of Gianfagna Strategic Marketing in Cleveland.

"You need real people. Insights from AI can help creative teams develop better approaches, but it won’t replace them."

Jeff Pugel analyzes what closing of Barton F Graf means for marketing biz 

Pugel is Founder + Chief Growth Officer of Ignition in Solon.

Agencies need to stop "pitching AOR assignments" when what clients want is "project-based work."

Kaitlin Stanaitis exposits the four elements of package design

Stanaitis is Graphic Designer at thunder::tech in Cleveland.

"In those first seven seconds, the consumer is having a sensory and emotional experience, envisioning this product in their life."

John Sammon explains 6 benefits of Google reviews - and 5 ways to get more

Sammon is CEO at Sixth City Marketing in Rocky River.

"Google business reviews can be among the most important assets that your company can have."


Jennifer Manocchio surveys impact, media usage, and social media habits of Generation Z

Manocchio is President of Cleveland-based Sweeney, working from agency's Wilmington, NC office.

"Generation Z makes up 25 percent of the U.S. population, making them a larger influence than the Baby Boomers or Millennials."

Brian Sooy talks with Dennis Hahn about branding, storytelling, and marketing

Sooy is Brand Strategist and President at Aespire in Sheffield Village.

In this podcast episode he talks with guest Dennis Hahn, Chief Strategy Officer of Liquid Agency, which is headquartered in Silicon Valley.

Explore the difference between marketing and branding and why it matters.
Professional Event


How Nonprofits Market and Message to Vulnerable Audiences

Learn how two local nonprofits, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center and LifeAct (suicide prevention), successfully market their organizations by building campaigns with the right mix of education, emotion, and fact-based information.

Thursday, September 26, 2019
7:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Cleveland Rape Crisis Center

Sponsored by American Marketing Association Northeast Ohio (AMA NEO)

Learn more and register

Local Marketing Jobs

Check out local marketing jobs and internships posted by local brands and agencies including Spectrum Diversified Designs, Marcus & Millichap, Accenture, Cleveland Cavaliers, Evolve Creative Group, Dix & Eaton, Siebert, Race Winning Brands, Signet Jewelers, Team Velocity, Toptal, thunder::tech, and more.
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Congratulations to the following individuals 
for their professional accomplishments!

Lukas Treu (Wittenberg) now Content Strategist at Swagelok
Brittany Baeslack (U of Dayton) now Senior Manager, Digital Marketing at American Greetings
Craig Anschuetz (CCC) now Graphics Specialist at Cleveland Clinic
Bridget Gilbert (CSU / BW) now Director Market Research at GOJO Industries
Tori Carras (OU) now Manager of Fan Development Marketing at Cleveland Cavaliers
Ben Woods (Case Western / KSU / KSU) now Vice President of User Experience at Metisentry
Scott Taylor (BWU) now Business Development Manager at Linkmedia 360: Integrated Digital Marketing
Bryce Humbarger (BGSU) now Senior Marketing Strategist at World Synergy
Nanelle (Ramos) Smith (Loyola Chicago) now Marketing Account Manager at CrossCountry Mortgage
Grant Passell (Miami U) now Assistant Account Executive at Falls Communications
Wendy Trem (KSU) now VP, Digital Services at Falls
Kelly Yurick (John Carroll) now Assistant Research Specialist at Marcus Thomas LLC
Shelby Nicholson (KSU) now Marketing Manager at Saucy Brew Works

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