May 2017




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A Message From Our President

In This Issue

Officers and
Board of Governors


Matt Rubin
1st VP
Franklin Park Mall 

2nd VP
Cooper-Smith Advertising
419.470.5900 x18
Cuttlefish Graphics


President's Advisory Council:
Louisville Title
Aramark Uniform Services
Madison Avenue Marketing Group

Executive Director:
office:  419.866.4199
cell:  419.260.9572

Board of Governors:
Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer Co., L.P.A.

The University of Toledo
Harbor Behavioral Health

Toledo Museum of Art
419.255.8000 x7428
Impact Products, LLC
419.841.2891 x313


H.O.T. Graphic Services
419.242.7000 x365
The Blade
The Ability Center

Calendar of Events:  

Monday, April 24-Friday, May 5 
AdBID online auction LIVE

Wednesday, May 17 
The Premier 
11:30 networking 
11:45 buffet lunch 
12:00 presentation
Panel Discussion
"You Will Market Better in Toledo"

Wednesday, June 21 
Lunch & Learn
The Premier
11:30 networking 
11:45 buffet lunch 
12:00 presentation
Be Our Guest -- 
Past Presidents and Scholarship Recipients
Presenter:  TBD

Thursday, August 10 
AdBASH Volleyball Tournament

Wednesday, October 18 
Lunch & Learn
The Premier

Saturday, November 4 
The Internship Event
Hilton Garden Inn, Perrysburg
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 


for more club information, visit:

Who Am I?
My place of birth is:
Toledo, OH (Mercy Hospital)
My hobbies are:
Photography, Gardening, Boating, Event Planning
The last good book I read was:
Something about a My Little Pony. (Wait there are other books?)
My oddest habit is:
Re-arranging the dishwasher (and sometimes the packed car) after my husband loads it.
Device I couldn't live without:
A wine bottle opener. (Well, I'm sure I can figure out other ways to open it.)
My greatest accomplishment outside my profession:
Being a Mom of 2 awesome girls.
The reason I got into advertising/marketing:
Because I always thought things could be done better.  And I really like to see people's reactions to my work.
Biggest influences on me professionally:
I have to say it's hard to pin point one person.  I feel like I take a nugget from everyone I meet or do business with. All of them add up to... well, me.
My greatest unfulfilled ambition is:
Owning my own business but we still have time for that.
When nobody's looking, I like to:
Work out.  I hate how I look when I'm running or doing classes...I have no coordination!
Best thing about being an AAF Toledo member:
Of course meeting all the great people and soaking in their creativity.

I Am:
Brittinee Huntley
Director of Marketing & Communications

Walt Churchill's Market


  You are an AAF Member 


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AAF Toledo
entitles you to be a
member of the
American Advertising Federation (AAF).

This membership connects
you to the entire advertising
community and provides you
with great opportunities for networking, education, and valuable discounts.


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Matt Rubin 2016-2017
AAF Toledo President

Dear ,

Your opportunity to bid on great media packages, experiences and unique items for AdBID, AAF Toledo's online auction fundraiser, ENDS FRIDAY at 3:00 pm. Don't miss out on your chance to WIN BIG!  Visit: and please share the link with your friends, colleagues and neighbors. Thank you for your support!
We had an excellent lunch and learn program this past month. Our speaker from USA Today, Chris Sweigart, enlightened members on the new opportunities available to marketers through virtual reality and augmented reality. Our May luncheon program returns to The Premier on Heatherdowns on May 17th with a panel of local communications leaders. The luncheon panel will consist of leaders in corporate marketing communications from some of Toledo's most well respected institutions including the Andersons, Owens Corning and the University of Toledo. Please RSVP to Patty by Monday, May 15.
Did I mention AdBID, our online auction? The success of this auction depends on your support, so bid bid bid!!! There are lots of goods up for grabs from a YMCA membership, media packages, event tickets, and gift baskets! Check it out at 
AAF Toledo's fiscal year begins on July 1st, so look for your membership renewal information from Patty soon. We are also looking for Board members to fill open positions. Please contact Patty ( if you are interested in serving the organization and making our ad community stronger.

Matt Rubin
AAF President  


Lunch & Learn
Wednesday, May 17
The Premier

"You Will Market Better in Toledo"

Panel Discussion

The luncheon panel will consist of leaders in corporate marketing communications from some of Toledo's most well respected institutions including The Andersons,
Owens Corning and the University of Toledo.


Wednesday, May 17
The Premier - 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd. 

11:30 networking
11:45 buffet lunch
12:00 announcements/presentation

more information

$25 members ~ $30 non-members ~ $15 student
cash, check, MasterCard, VISA, American Express accepted

Register by Monday, May 15

no refunds 

AdBID - Online Auction
Open for Bidding April 24-May 5

bidding closes at 3:00 pm on Friday, May 5


AdBASH - Volleyball Tournament
Thursday, August 10
The Beach, downtown Toledo


Thursday, August 10


The Internship Event
Saturday, November 4
Hilton Garden Inn, Perrysburg

Save the Date!

Company Profile

Walt Churchill's Markets 

Servicing the area for 100 years, Walt Churchill's Markets provides Northwest Ohio with only the freshest quality ingredients for any meal. With two locations to serve you and over 200 employees this locally owned grocery store offers a great wine selection, five kinds of beef, seafood caught fresh three times a week, and artisan breads crafted by highly trained bakers. "It's four o'clock what's for dinner? Not a problem at Walt Churchill's Market.

Oldtimers Gathering
Wednesday, May 24
El Vaquero at the Docks
Advertising Oldtimers of Toledo Gathering
May 24, 2017 * El Vaquero at the Docks * 11:30am - closing
Stay as long, or as little, as you like.
Everyone will pay their own food or drink tab.

The more the merrier!

Advanced Exhibiting Workshop
Skyline TriSource Exhibits


ProMedica Innovations Summit
June 1 

This year's Summit focuses on real stories from startup founders that will inspire participants to dream big, lead with purpose and never give up.  

What's in it for you?
  • Apply economic development, job creation and employment best practices from ProMedica and other regional innovators.
  • Learn from technology leaders on social determinants of health, emerging medical procedures, devices and equipment and innovative approaches to problem-solving.
  • Get inspired to start your own journey: find out how you can turn your ideas into profitable and rewarding innovations.
  • Spend 1-on-1 time with leading local technology exhibitors to help you find solutions to your needs.

We Need You!

The 2017-2018 membership year begins on July 1 and we need you!

Some of our board members will be completing their term and we need ener getic, productive people to fill those positions.
Please contact Patty at or 419.866.4199 if you are interested or have questions.

New Members


Sara Fagerman 
Sales Account Executive 

Holly Kemler 
Communications Manager
Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority
 Kayla Lewandowski 
Communications Specialist
Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority

Patrick Simmons 
Detroit Manager
USA Today

2017-2018 Membership Renewal


JULY 1, 2017
Not a member?
contact Patty with questions at 419.866.4199

Career Opportunities

Job Posting

AAF Toledo's marketing job board will put your job posting in front of the most robust network of marketing and advertising talent in the Toledo Area.

Your posting will be placed on the AAF Toledo job board/career tab for 30 days. It will also receive one mention in the monthly AAF Toledo e-newsletter (which is sent to all AAF Toledo members) and one mention per week (4x) on each of AAF Toledo's social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter).

Price: $50 non-members

Job postings are free for AAF Toledo members. Take advantage of this member benefit and join today

submission form

Processing Rules & Regulations:
Once AAF Toledo receives your request for a job posting the Executive Director will approve the posting. At this time the company/individual posting the job will pay a fee of $50.

*AAF Toledo has the right to refuse any job postings at anytime.*


AAF Toledo Blog

How to Submit a Guest Blog Post to AAF Toledo
The ideal length for a post is between 850 and 1,000 words and must not have been previously published.
Come up with a great idea. To be considered, AAFTOL blog topics should be related to advertising, marketing and communications. Write something that you would want to read yourself.
Send a proposal. Send a brief proposal to Please do not send the full article. Keep it brief: a tentative headline; two or three sentences explaining what the blog will be about; and one sentence saying why you are qualified to write it. Based on this proposal AAFTOL will let you know within three business days whether to submit the article.
Write with the reader in mind. Writing for the web is different from writing for print. The best way to organize the piece is to start with a brief set-up that hooks the reader. Then organize the rest in segments. Assume the reader is busy and has a short attention span. Short paragraphs and headings within the article make it easier to read.
Include a brief bio at the top. Your name; the name of your company (with a link to your website); and if you've written a book relevant to the article, the title of that book with a link to the Amazon page or to your website if the book is available for sale there. If you tweet, please indicate that, and include a link to your Twitter profile page.
Submit the completed article. Please submit your final version by pasting into the body of an e-mail, or attach it as a Microsoft word document. Your submission will be reviewed by AAFTOL editorial board. If we have any questions, comments or concerns, we will contact you.
What happens next? AAFTOL will acknowledge receipt of the blog within 24 hours, and let you know within a week whether it has been accepted for publication. If it is, AAFTOL reserves the right to edit the article, including changes in the text, subheads and headline, to improve readability and maximize web traffic.



About AAF Toledo


AAF Toledo, formerly the Advertising Club of Toledo, is a professional and social organization for individuals actively involved in the creation and production of advertising and marketing communications materials.  The nonprofit (501C6) organization was originally formed in 1909 and remains dedicated to providing professional education and promoting fellowship among members and the community they serve.    


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