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April 2019
A Message From Our President
Ryan J. Hall, Cooper-Smith
2018-2019 AAF Toledo President
Spring is here and we could not be more excited about our upcoming events!
Last month, we featured a panel of social media experts at The Roost | Hensville in downtown Toledo. Our next Lunch & Learn will be at the same location on Wednesday, April 17th from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. This month we are featuring three presenters who will be speaking on the topic of Our Toledo: Downtown Edition. Invite a friend and register  by April 12!

If you enjoy our events, please consider signing up and bidding at our annual online auction, AdBID . This fundraiser features various products and services that help support AAF Toledo's general operating fund including educational programming and social events. From media packages to gift baskets, a wide variety of items will be available for bidding until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 15. Please consider supporting this effort by sharing the auction information with your friends and colleagues. Don’t wait too long to sign up as these great items will go fast!
Thank you for your continued support of AAF Toledo. Keep up with all that is happening by following us on Facebook , Instagram , LinkedIn , and Twitter , or by visiting for current event and program information!
If you would like to become more involved within the club, we have several committees that could use your help! We would love to have your input, and you do not need to be on the Board of Governors in order to participate. To find out more about becoming involved on one of our committees, please reach out to Patty Schoepf by clicking HERE .

Ryan J. Hall
Cooper-Smith Advertising
Senior Media Buyer
April Events
April 1-April 15
auction closes April 15 at 5:00 pm
April 17
Our Toledo: Downtown Edition
The Roost | Hensville
5th District AAF ADDY Awards
Nick Amrhein Photographer + Director Wins Gold at 5th District ADDY Judging

Members of AAF Toledo have won one Gold ADDY, four Silver and one Student Silver ADDY Awards in the 2019 American Advertising Awards (ADDYs) District 5 Competition. AAF Toledo forwarded 7 local Gold, 3 Silver, and 1 Student Gold entries to the 5th District competition. A total of 310 professional and 71 student entries were judged in Dayton on March 22 and 23. Fifth District consists of AAF clubs in Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia.

AdPIN Results
Thanks to everyone that participated in AdPIN 2019 on March 29 at Rossford Lanes.
Another successful AAF Toledo event!
Interested In Joining Our Board?
We Need You!

The 2019-2020 membership year begins on July 1 and we need you!

Some of our board members will be completing their term and we need energetic, productive people to fill those positions.
Please contact Patty at  or 419.866.4199 if you are interested or have questions.
Thank You For Supporting
St. Paul's Community Center

to learn more about their organization, please visit:
AdBID - Online Auction

This fundraiser benefits the club’s general operating fund which in turn supports educational programming and social events. A portion of the proceeds will benefit our non-profit partner, St. Paul's Community Center. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year.

  • Online bidding began at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, April 1
  • Online bidding closes at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 15
  • Highest bidders will be contacted after April 15 (items must be paid for at time of transfer)

Make Giving A Part Of Buying!
PromoHits has committed to donating 5% of its total product sales from January-June 2019 to four local charities!

You can be part of this simply by purchasing your promotional products and telling us which of the 4 designated charities you'd like to support.

There is no extra cost to you! 

The four local charities to benefit from this initiative are:

To learn more or to place an order and choose which charity you'd like to support, call 419-358-0700 or email .

Follow us on Facebook to learn more about these charities and our involvement through PromoCares!
2019 Corporate Sponsor
How to Build Your Own Customer Acquisition Engine

Awareness, excitement, engagement – all are great for brand-building. But in the end, marketing is about establishing a market for your product or service. And no customers? No market.

2019 Internship Event
Welcome New Members

Michael Hoge
BCSN Digital Media Producer
Buckeye Broadband

Rebekah Ralston
Fibonacci Design Lab

Jordan Tomase
Social Media/Promotions
BCSN/BCAN - Buckeye Broadband

July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019

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

2018-2019 Officers & Board of Governors

Ryan Hall, President

Melanie Dunn, 1st Vice President

Katelin Reinhart, 2nd Vice President

Ashley Yoakam, Treasurer

Casey Pogan, Ex-Officio

President's Advisory Council
Patrick Bruen

Matt Rubin

Chairman, AAF District 5 and National Board Member
Michael Seay

Executive Director
Patty Schoepf
office: 419.866.4199
cell: 419.260.9572

Board of Governors:

Liz Allen

Chrissy Arvin

Jodi Dixon

Jean Drees
BrightView Health

Scott Grosteffon

Kelly Henry-Hahn

Holly Kemler

Jessica Ovall

Greg Reece

Lucas Stall

Sally Stearns

Mike Toth
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.